The White Orchid beach House is one of those places that really has this awesome power over you with all its beauty. I walked on to the grounds & was loving the clouds over head softening the light & making it nice & cool. The grounds immaculately groomed looked perfect.  Was going to be an incredible wedding for sure. Especially upon meeting Roxy & Ryan you can feel the energy they transmit. Both so excited about their big day their faces were literally giant smiles of happiness. 🙂   I first met Roxy as she finished rereading her vows for the 2oth time fine tuning all the details that were so important to her. I also immediately got to see her vivacious personality & many different looks. She showed me like ten different looks in five minutes. Was super fun doing our “pre wedding” pics & then finally it was time for Ryan to marry the girl of his dreams!

With a child hood friend of Ryan’s performing the ceremony & his very closest friends in attendance, Ryan took the first steps in starting his new life as Husband. They looked in to each others eyes & as she began to weep, he offered his fingers to catch the falling tears of joy. Once they said their hand written vows, Roxy JUMPED in to his arms & he lifted her as he kissed her. Very romantic! I’m glad I was ready for it, but as they walked out of the ceremony they both spontaneously jumped & tucked their feet making for a great moment!  You could really see their unique personality’s as they joked with friends. Animated faces just make for FANTASTIC pictures. With the clouds overhead continuing to create awesome light I clicked away, capturing these fantastic moments of them just loving each other, the moment, & the togetherness! Was very unscripted with these tow as all I did was point them in the right direction & their love & joy permeated in the pictures! Love capturing those candid moments!

I was in for a surprise though. Roxy had asked me earlier when would be the right time for the groom & groomsman to run off to put on their “Speedos”! Didn’t really know what to expect until they all came out of the house dressed ONLY in Speedos. The crowd erupted in laughter. Roxy jumped right in for a few fun pictures, until someone suggested that they throw her. NONE of us expected the groomsman to throw her SO HIGH! I mean they just tossed her incredibly high & Roxy with perfect form flew through the air with total grace & style (check out her pike position)! Of course they caught her perfectly as well & again the crowd went wild. WAS AWESOME to witness!

Maui sunset pretty much take the cake & this particular night was no different.  The chemistry between Roxy & Ryan was once again on display as they just ate it up & created these super memorable sunset moments. Really terrific couple, absolutely in love!

The theme of the wedding was coral & tropical. Look carefully at her most AMAZING bouquet & you will find her colors. Not often do you see a bride in a short dress, but I especially liked it as this was a beach wedding & a short dress on her worked perfect!

Enjoy the pictures & again Congratulation to these tow lovers! Was terrific being apart of your big day. Thank you so much for including me as I’m very appreciative!

Mahalo Tad





Mahalos to all vendors and all whom help make their wedding come true!

Venue: White Orchid Beach House in Makena

Cake: Maui Wedding Cake

Ceremony Musician: Ernest Pua’a

Florists: Maui Floral Elegance

Tent, Rentals, Decor: Pacific Isle Rentals

Coordinator: Jacqueline Ishikawa- White Orchid Wedding

Catering: Maui Style Seafood

Gifts & Favors: Pottery Barns

Bride Ring: Kay’s Jewelers

Invitations & Calligraphy: J&M Printing, Inc.  San Antonio, TX

Officiant: Jason Welch



The White Orchid beach House is one of those places that really has this awesome power over you with all its beauty.