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It just so happens that I live in an amazing neighborhood.  Like… no joke… I’m surrounded by uber-talented, entrepreneurial women, who are also dear friends.  And one of these friends just opened her new upcountry maui spa, Spa Lotus, and she threw one hell of a grand opening party.  Complete with homemade vegan food, delicious cocktails, and a pop up boutique with goods from (yes, even more amazing Maui women) Bakshi Yudis Maui, J Jewelry, Aquadelics, G Scout, Remused and Lotus Moon.

And to top it all off, there was a fashion show AND 3 fire dancing Divas from Merkabah Fire Hawaii.

It is so amazing to watch people that you care about follow their dreams, and succeed.  Here’s a little taste of Spa Lotus’s grand opening.  Be sure to check out Dacia’s website to see all the services she offers.  I can personally vouch for the fact that she is incredible.

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This Andaz Maui Wedding kinda, sorta, completely blew my mind.  This was my first destination wedding shooting all film (I switched to digital when the sun went down, and once during getting ready when it was too dark, but other than that… all film) and I couldn’t have asked for a more fun and GORGEOUS couple to work with.

These two met in chemistry class.  And boy oh boy was there chemistry!  It’s like… palpable in the photos.  The way they look at each other… kinda makes your heart race a little bit.

And do you know my favorite thing about this wedding?   Wind.  Not that there was wind.  It was like… WAY windy during the ceremony.  Like I was afraid the brides veil would get caught in a gust and she’d just sail away kind of windy.  But it was how the bride handled the wind that was my favorite.  Like it wasn’t there.  It didn’t phase her AT ALL.  She did not get all cranky (like I would have if that happened on my wedding day).  She was all smiles, completely enjoying herself.  And would you know… she looks stunning in every photo… like there was no wind at all.

Shot on my Contax 645 and Nikon F5 on Kodak Portra 160 and Kodak Portra 800

Developing and Scanning: The Find Lab
Gown: Ines Di Santo
Shoes: Badgely Mischka
Hair: Salon 253
Makeup: Meili Autumn Beauty
Floral Design: Bella Bloom
Venue: Andaz Wailea Maui

Andaz Maui Wedding

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Trish Barker is a wedding and lifestyle photographer, based on Maui, serving the world and specializing in radness on film.  If you’re getting married in Hawaii, or anywhere else in the world (Tuscany perhaps? 😉 contact me and let’s chat!  (808) 344 – 4435 or  Looking forward to connecting with you!

  • jaineApril 6, 2016 - 2:55 pm

    what a stunning wedding! you captured it perfectly!!ReplyCancel

So what’s super cool about this trash the dress shoot, besides the two people in it, is that it took place nowhere near the beach.  Instead we cruised around old pineapple fields and broken down buildings and tractors.  There was a giant rocking chair and even an old school bus called THE PINEAPPLE EXPRESS!

Um… ya.

These are my Upcountry Crossfit coaches.  They are trying their best to whip my ass into shape.  If you’re ever on Maui, you should drop in to their box for a class.  I’m always so surprised how fun and supportive the whole community is there.  And if you’re worried about being the most out of shape one there… don’t worry.  That’s my title.  And I’m defending it fiercely.

Shot on my Nikon F5 and Contax 645
Kodak Portra 160
Development and Scanning: The Find Lab
Hair and Makeup: Jessica Waite
Hand Dyed Ribbon on Bouquet: Adorn Company

Upcountry Crossfit Trash the Dress Session

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This waterfall photo shoot was really just what I needed.  I haven’t shot at Twin Falls in a while and had forgotten how amazing and different the light can be.  And this couple… my goodness.  So beautiful and just married so their energy was amazing.  And they’re from Long Island and Queens!  So I felt right at home with them.  Fulfilled the east coast girl in me.

I think there’s two digital photos in this post… the rest are film… and oh so dreamy.

Portra 160 and Portra 800 shot on Contax and Nikon F5
Developed and Scanned by The Find Lab

Waterfall Photo Shoot by Maui Wedding Photographer Trish Barker

Please note that this location is private property so you do need to make arrangements with the owners to do a photo shoot there.

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  • Emily AMarch 15, 2016 - 3:19 am

    These are so lovely and make me miss Hawaii!! :)ReplyCancel

  • Kristin SweetingMarch 16, 2016 - 12:10 am

    Gorgeous! I love how moody and romantic it is! Like something out of a movie!ReplyCancel

  • wendyMarch 19, 2016 - 12:14 am

    the water reflection sun flare one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! so good!!!ReplyCancel

These two did it right.  They eloped to Maui.  AND, they hired me to photograph not only their ceremony, but also to capture some unique wedding photos as well.  This is my favorite kind of session.  I know everyone comes to Maui for the beach, so getting beach shots is a must, but I love it when couples are willing to be adventurous as these two were, and take it to the streets.  And the alleyways.  And the ice-cream shops.  And the galleries…

So much fun.  And they ended up with so much variety and some really unique wedding photos that not only capture the beauty of Maui, but also their fun loving spirits.   And the back of that dress.  Oh my…

Shot on Nikon F5, Pentax 645 and Nikon D4
Portra 160
Developing and Scanning: The Find Lab

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