Total Surprise Maui Engagement

Total Surprise Maui Engagement

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Total Surprise Maui Proposal

Remembering back to the very moment Rachel realized the total surprise Maui proposal her boyfriend had planned was being photographed. Her reaction was absolutely priceless! Such a genuine moment & so utterly perfect!

Michael and I had planned it all via a few phone calls & lots of texting. Staying at the Gorgeous Four Seasons Maui, we thought of different locations, but he knew her dream was to get engaged on a white sandy beach. We were not going to actually get to meet before hand, so I had to describe the location I recommended & be in position so when they finally there it would be perfect. Our timing changed though as Rachel had a few wardrobe changes & then on the way was questioning why he wanted to walk on the beach & not the sidewalk. Not sure what he said to her, but they made their way to the perfect spot & he said the magic words he had always wanted to say and screamed “YES”! 

Couldn’t have gone any better. I later learned that Rachael is a wedding planner & seen me on the beach and as she walked by thought that I must be waiting on the beach for a surprise proposal, BUT had no idea it was hers! Her excitement was absolutely priceless throughout the entire evening. Of course Michael was equally excited, but her expression was so perfect.

Our timing couldn’t have been any better as right on Que the sun started to dip towards the horizon & was as pretty as it gets. Using a shallow depth of field I was able to keep the focus entirely on them & still get all that pretty sunset in the back ground. She was genuinely on could nine & more excited then I could possibly imagine. Congrats to these two lovers who are now engagged! 

Total Surprise Maui Proposal
Total Surprise Maui Proposal
Total Surprise Maui Proposal
Total Surprise Maui Proposal
Total Surprise Proposal
Total Surprise Maui Proposal
Total Surprise Maui Proposal
Total Surprise Maui Proposal
Total Surprise Maui Proposal
Total Surprise Proposal
Total Surprise Proposal
Total Surprise Maui Proposal
Total Surprise Maui Proposal
Total Surprise Proposal
Total Surprise Maui Proposal
Total Surprise Maui Proposal
Total Surprise Maui Proposal
Total Surprise Maui Proposal
Total Surprise Proposal
Total Surprise Proposal

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YES, you should ELOPE to Maui for your wedding!

YES, you should ELOPE to Maui for your wedding!

bride and groom getting married in the maui jungle while muscian plays ukulele

So you are on the fence over having the big grandiose wedding your family is TELLING you to have, or running off to Hawaii, just the two of you, to run and frolic on the beach the way you have in your dreams!

Over the years, I literately have heard this SO MANY TIMES! It is just too common that the family is calling the shots and making the decisions on what your most important day should look like. Really you should listen to what your heart is telling you to do, but there are certainly some really attractive perks that come with eloping.  

So I completely understand why so many couples choose just to run off and do what they want and what they choose to do. Of course, being a professional photographer in Hawaii I prefer this as well. The benefits of going this route are numerous and make it a much more attractive way to go. Here are some tips to make your Elopement  easy and stress free. 

The very first thing to know is the sky is the limit. Literally! You could do a helicopter wedding landing in a remote location with just a pilot, a minister and a photographer. You could marry on the summit of a 10,000 foot volcano at sunrise or sunset, perhaps a jungle wedding in Hana with waterfalls or an adventure photography session before/after the wedding giving you a complete feel for true Hawaii! Let your imagination run wild as there are no limits.

Personally, I LOVE IT when the couple chooses to do an ELOPEMENT THEIR WAY. It shows not only their style, but also the unique ways they choose to celebrate and express their love for each other. Of course, doing a more adventurous elopement makes incredible photo opportunities and will make especially profound memories.   Planning a three to five hour photo session is reasonable in price and will guarantee that you get all of the great moments that tell the story of your day. This includes moments from getting ready, to exploring through the rain forest, to sharing the most amazing Hawaiian sunset documented for you to cherish for a lifetime.     

bride and groom getting married in the maui jungle while muscian plays ukulele
bride and groom embracing in the Maui forest
bride and groom embracing in the Maui forest
bride with bouquet sitting in front of a fountain at the Four Seasons Maui Resort
bride in wedding dress with veil on the balcony of the Westin, maui, Hawaii
bride in wedding dress with veil on the balcony of the Westin, maui, Hawaii
bride and groom embracing in the Maui forest
bride and groom embracing in the Maui forest
maui bride in her wedding dress at the White Orchid Beach House
bride in wedding dress with veil on the balcony of the Westin, maui, Hawaii
bride in wedding dress with veil on the balcony of the Westin, maui, Hawaii
bride and groom getting married in the maui jungle while muscian plays ukulele
bride and groom getting married in the maui jungle while muscian plays ukulele
bride in wedding dress with veil on the balcony of the Westin, maui, Hawaii
backlighting at maui wedding at beach, maui wedding photography, Mauis Angels Weddings
backlighting at maui wedding at beach, maui wedding photography, Mauis Angels Weddings
bride and groom getting married in the maui jungle while muscian plays ukulele
bride and groom getting married in the maui jungle while muscian plays ukulele
bride and groom getting married in the maui jungle while muscian plays ukulele

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Surprise Engagement on a Maui Beach

Surprise Engagement on a Maui Beach

Engagement at the Four Seasons on Maui (2018)

Engagement at the Four Seasons on Maui (2018)

She said “YES”!
This top secret proposal planned perfectly by Victor. Just the day before Cait had taken a lei making class at the hotel and made the haku head piece, not knowing that the following day she’d be wearing it as her boyfriend of six years proposed on the beach. Victor dropped to a knee and said those magical words she enthusiastically said “YES”! What an incredible moment to witness! Just after the sky exploded in amazing color! Congrats to these two lovebirds on their engagement! Maui No Ka Oi!

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Top Secret Surprise Proposal on Maui

Top Secret Surprise Proposal on Maui

She said “YES”! Congratulations to Justin who completely surprised his girlfriend Liza with an engagement! She was so happy and it was written all over her face as he slid the ring on her finger! It couldn’t have gone any better!  The sunset was gorgeous and all of us were completely amazed! Maui No Ka Oi!