She said “YES”! Congrats to Brian completely surprising his girlfriend Jenna of three years with a total surprise engagement! Using text messages to communicate I let him know exactly where I was hidden on the beach and he pulled it off perfectly! You the man Brian! Her surprise written all over her face as he slid the ring on and eventually turned to see me snapping pics of the moment! Couldn’t have gone any better! Just minutes later the sunset turned incredible and all of us were completely amazed! Maui No Ka Oi!
So where do I start??? I guess I have to start at Cindy and Jeremy’s sensational wedding a few years ago at Makena Cove. Cindy was wearing a beautiful beaded wedding dress and her little bump was present for all to see. I was fascinated when I was able to meet the little guy who is now so precious. Cindy has a great sense of humor and right from the VERY first time I met them, I was cracking up! Cindy is very funny and of course, that makes for very interesting photos! At their wedding, five years ago, Cindy was 6 months pregnant. We noticed the “Bump” sign in the street and it was a natural picture. They both had such amazing chemistry and the location at Makena Cove was absolutely gorgeous that day!
Now almost exactly five years later they returned with two beautiful kids in tow! Starting out where we had taken the “Bump” picture five years ago, we had cute little Devon, their daughter, holding the canvas of her dad, pointing at her in Mom’s belly! Seriously cute isn’t it?
It was so good to see them again and meet their little ones, they were just a joy to photograph. They both showed their own personality and, of course, Cindy’s amusing nature.
Surprise Engagement Pulled off Perfectly!
So Rohit & Happi have been dating for along time. They live in England & things have been going really good in the progression of their relationship. Rohit had contacted me via email, wanting to pull off the PERFECT SURPRISE ENGAGEMENT, with out letting her in on the little secret. Living in England, Rohit was really trusting the vendors that he had selected were going to deliver & that it was all going to go smoothly as he had hoped. With tons of emails back and forth we had it all worked out & the stage was set. Knowing that he wanted her in his favorite dress, he packed it in his suitcase hidden & out of site for the entire trip. I think they had told me it was a solid 24 hours flying & lay overs before they finally arrived at The Gorgeous Fairmont Kea Lani in South Maui!
When I first met Rohit on the day of the surprise, he was very excited, but also admitted he was a little nervous! Of course he was just wanting everything to be just perfect, so I told him to relax & enjoy!!! Whisked down from the hotel in a golf cart, she stepped out looking absolutely STUNNING! Rohit’s favorite dress was amazing & fit Happi perfectly! Hidden out of site, (and feeling like a paparazzi photographer) I snapped away as he spoke to her & finally the very moment of anticipation was here. He dropped to one knee, asked for her hand and she said YES! Awesome! He then revealed his plan, pointed me out & she finally figured out why there had been all these little “tells” of what was coming.
We then made our way through the hotel finding all sorts of great spots to create some magic. Back down at the beach they were treated to super sunset & then that gorgeous, soft ambient light made for some awesome natural light pictures to close the evening. The Fairmont Kea Lani had a romantic dinner all set up at their table & they enjoyed every minute of it!
The very next morning, we continued the photo shoot starting in the lobby of the hotel & then off to explore what beautiful shots we could come up with. That particular day the waves on Maui’s South side were huge, making for some great images. Had such a super time being apart of this surprise engagement!
Thank you so much for including Tad Craig Photography in your Maui Memories!
Many thanks to Fairmont Kea Lani for pulling this off so perfectly! Karen in the banquet department did an awesome job making sure every last little detail was taken care of!