Total Surprise Maui Engagement

Total Surprise Maui Engagement

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
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YES, you should ELOPE to Maui for your wedding!

YES, you should ELOPE to Maui for your wedding!

Considering Eloping to Hawaii?

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.

Couple eloping to Maui with sun setting behind them, taken by Maui Wedding Photography

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Adventuring with this little nugget of joy today. Just the two of us and our little dog Eloise! Life is Good!  #family #love #happy #instagood #life #familytime #kids #follow #cute #nature #lifestyle
Elopement love! Congrats to these two stealing to Maui just the two of them to tie the knot on a white sandy (almost empty) beach in Hawaii!  Jennifer & Robert scored the goods & they are so Happy!💍🌴❤️  #mauielopement #mauiweddingphotographer #mauiwedding #mauielopementphotographer #mauiphotographer #maui #mauiweddingphotography #mauidestinationwedding #mauiweddingvenue #weddingphotography #weddingphotographer #destinationwedding #elopement #mauiweddings #adventureelopement
Sunday Funday with this little munchkin! Grandfather duties at Giggle Hill!  #kidspark #kids #park #happykidshappyparents #kidsplay #playground #dropin #summer  #hourlycare  #toys #kidsofinstagram #kidspool #familytime  #kidswithcameras  #kidsinthehood #kidsinthebox  #gigglehillmaui  #kidsarethebest
"You are my Sun, My Moon and all my Stars!" ~ E.E Cummings.  Congrats to these two whose stars aligned and this sunset exploded in fabulous color!💍❤️🌴  #engagement #weddingphotography #engaged #photography #engagementring #mauiweddingphotographer #weddinginspiration #bridetobe #prewedding #weddingday #engagementphotography #shesaidyes #engagementsession  #engagementphotographer #photoshoot #engagementshoot #couple #engagementphotoshoot #theknot
Perfectly Planned & Executed! Planning by countless texts and a few phone calls Evan meticulously executed the plan and Taylor's expression shows the results! 
Just after he asked you can see her surprise to see me photographing the moment & just after that you see her face when she realizes her family had SECRETLY flown to Maui to witness the moment.  My most favorite thing to photograph is this moment when the raw emotion & surprise when your significant realizes everything is changing for the better!  Thank you for including me in this terrific life changing moment! 💍❤️🌴  #surpriseproposal #proposal #shesaidyes #engagement #engaged #surprise #surprisebirthday #marriageproposal #love #bridetobe #engagementring #engagementphotos #proposalgoals #gettingmarried #proposalplanning #proposals #marryme
Happy Sunday Morning from Hookipa Maui
Congrats to Alyssa & Dylan celebrating their Honeymoon in Maui after a magical wedding in New Jersey. Having never been to Hawaii they explored top to bottom, south side to north side & east to west!They even managed a little down time relaxing on beach.......... and this honeymoon shoot! Was super fun a terrific sunset!  Enjoy!  #mauihoneymoon #mauiphotographer #maui #mauivacation #hawaii #mauiwedding #mauisunset #mauinokaoi #mauiportraits #mauiphotography
Congrats are in order to Katrina & Derek ❤️💍🥂With meticulous planning Derek  dinner at Merrimans Restaurant reservations suddenly had an issue so he "decided"on the spot to continue exploring Maui's west side where they "happened " upon Pineapple Hill. Being such a pretty spot, might as well park the car & and stretch the legs. Don't mind that photographer over there taking pictures of trees(hehe)  So he dropped to a knee in the perfect spot, asked the question and she said "YES!"
Afterwards she admitted that he was acting differently & she suspected that he was going to ask!  Her expression & enthusiasm revealed her self though & the rest is history! 
Afterwards we went exploring & they were in awe of Maui's beauty & their new status!  We finished on the rocks in fr of Merrimans Restaurant and the was sunset spectacular. Happy For these two!  #mauiengagement #mauiphotographer #mauiengagementphotographer #mauiphotography #engagementphotos #mauiengagementphotography #maui #waileaphotographer #hawaiiphotographer #mauiweddingphotographer #mauiwedding #mauiphotographers #mauipartyphotographer #waileawedding #mauicouplephotography #lahainawedding #lahainaweddings ##mauiengagementsession #mauicouple #hawaiiweddingphotography  #mauieventsphotographer #mauicoupleshoot

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! 

Maui Jungle Engagement

Maui Jungle Engagement

She Said YES! Charlene actually said yes about a week ago when Tuan, her boyfriend of five years proposed. Suddenly, with no planning, they took a whirlwind three day, two-night vacation to Maui from Toronto Canada with the intention of doing engagement photos. What a treat to work with these two & see firsthand their love & easy going style! 

She Said YES! Charlene actually said yes about a week ago when Tuan, her boyfriend of five years proposed. Suddenly, with no planning they took a whirlwind three day, two night vacation to Maui from Toronto Canada with the intention of doing engagement photos. What a treat to work with these two & see firsthand their love & easy going style!