I’m a Maui Elopement Photographer who lives here on the island. We’ll work hand-in-hand to create a custom experience while honoring Hawaii’s unique requirements and traditions.
Maui has a unique atmosphere, an incredible culture, and beautiful settings. That likely inspired you to marry here, and it’s why working with someone with an intimate understanding of the island is so important.
As you cross oceans to marry in Maui, give yourself peace and insight from working with someone here on the ground.
The sun sets fast in Maui, in a blink-and-you-miss-it flash that you must be ready to capture. The golden glow graces us for moments and then fades.
I’ll be ready for it.
In midday, the lighting is harsh and hot. Some hours are vibrant and bright, while others are dreamy and whimsical.
I’ll help you time things just right.
Some beaches are better in different days and months. It’s not an exact science, but my endless hours out and about as a Maui Elopement Photographer can help me predict the best plans for your wedding day.
Let me share my expertise.
There are amazing photographers from all over who specialize in destination weddings and Maui elopements. But there’s an incredible value in hiring someone who has fine-tuned their craft in a way that’s a perfect fit for the island’s distinct environment.
I’ve lived on Maui for years and have spent that time developing my skill set and knowledge of the island.
Beach Portraits and weddings in Maui require special permitting, and we must have this or else state enforcement could shut down your wedding. We also have to follow strict rules, like keeping the guest count in check and not setting up any arches and seating.
I’ve memorized the requirements for Maui Elopement Photography on the beach and know when there are any updates. I can easily obtain a permit so you can have a legal wedding on the beach.
But I’m also careful to go beyond the listed rules and ensure we’re present in the most respectful way possible. We’re sharing the beach with residents and visitors who also deserve to enjoy these resources. I’ve been navigating this unique setting for years and can use this experience to create a peaceful event for you.
This minimizes our chances of being interrupted by enforcement officers or beachgoers. It also will make it easier for you to be a welcomed guest of the island, using our natural beauty in the most respectful way possible.
Do I need insurance and permitting, even if it’s just us?
If you are working with any professionals to have your wedding on the beach, you’ll need insurance and a special use permit. I provide this in all my wedding photography packages.
Can I reserve a beach for my wedding?
You can’t reserve any public beaches in Hawaii. Book a private venue if you want true privacy (I can help recommend great Maui wedding venues).
Should I hire a mainland photographer for my elopement in Maui?
A resident Maui elopement photographer can provide unparalleled expertise and advice for your wedding and vacation. Plus, it’s always great to support the island’s local businesses when traveling here.
Can I have guests at my Hawaii elopement?
A limited number of guests can join you at your Hawaii beach elopement. Bigger groups will need to reserve a dedicated venue. I’ll review all your wedding plans to ensure it follows Hawaii’s rules for beach weddings.
Allow me to help you choose a beach location that fits your vision and needs. Or, if you have a larger guest count or more elaborate dreams, I can recommend dedicated wedding venues in Maui. I’ve worked at places throughout the island and am eager to share my insight with you.
Have you seen a Maui wedding photo that makes you say “Wow, where is that?” A locally-based photographer can tell you where that photo was taken if you can get your own pictures captured there.
But it’s more than the best places for Maui elopements and weddings. It’s knowledge of vacation activities: private dining, romantic sunset cruises, and adventurous excursions. These personalized recommendations can elevate any elopement to an unforgettable experience.
Oceans may separate us, but we’re connected by a common goal: giving you the most amazing Maui wedding and photography possible. Allow me to be your eyes on the ground, your local expert, your knowledgeable helper.
Work hand-in-hand with a resident Maui elopement photographer for your memorable elopement. My Maui elopement packages and wedding photography can be tailored to your vision and plans. So let’s get in touch and begin creating a wedding day that’s as unique as you are.
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