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Garnish Craft Cocktail Catering.  You probably already know who they are… trendsetting, amazing mixologists who are taking maui cocktail catering… really the whole craft cocktail world… to an absurdly amazing level.  And I’m so, so, so lucky to also call them friends and clients.

And we did a shoot.

And I shot film.

And I got the scans.

And holy shit.

Hire them for your wedding.  The bar is where like, everybody goes.  People hang out there… A LOT.  So why not wow them with all this!

Maui Cocktail Catering

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So, most people that come to Maui to get married choose their location based on view.  But when you have a Merrimans Wedding, you not only get an amazing view but also get AMAZING food.  Which is why when Joy of Joy Marie Photography asked if I was available to second shoot a wedding for her at Merriman’s, I was like… UM… YA!

And what a wedding it was.  GORGEOUS couple, who were also incredibly sweet and fun.  AND, I was actually the third shooter.  Which means I was TWICE removed from the pressure of directing.  So I just got to shoot.  And it was so fun.  Go check out Joy Marie’s blog where you can see her amazing shots of these two love birds.  And here’s what I shot from the sidelines.  Happily.

Merrimans Wedding

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  • MaliaFebruary 18, 2016 - 7:57 am

    you amaze me. the way you captured it all… stunning.ReplyCancel

So, I figured, since I am a maui wedding photographer, I should probably blog some of the amazing weddings that are just sitting here on my computer.  And yesterday, I found out that one of my weddings was featured in the latest issue of Hawaii Bride Groom Magazine.  You can see the whole issue here.  It’s online and it makes this really cool page swooshey sound when you turn the page.  It’s kind of addicting.

Anywho, I figured that wedding would be a great place to start.  Cause… that dress.  Enough said…

Maui Wedding Photographer

Featured in Hawaii Bride Groom Weddings Magazine – The Inspiration Issue Spring 2015

Planner: Hawaii Weddings by Tori Rogers
Venue: Sugarman Estate
Hair/Makeup: Jessica Waite
Flowers: Dellables
Rentals: Pacific Isle Rentals
Catering: Aloha Events Catering
Calligraphy: Miss B Calligraphy


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This trash the dress session almost didn’t happen.  These two lovebirds were here on their honeymoon here in Maui a couple weeks back and decided they wanted to do a trash the dress.  Only, their hotel was having some weird phone and internet issues, so every time we’d try and connect with each other, by email or phone, something weird would happen and it wouldn’t work out.  I figured they were some other photographer scamming me to get my pricing info!!

Boy am I glad I was wrong and we kept working to make this session happen.  Because man ‘o man.  So much fun was had.  Another $5000 dress down the tubes!

Shot on Kodak Portra 160
Development and Scanning: The Find Lab
Hair & Makeup: Beauty by Trisha

Trash The Dress

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I went last week to have a facial at Spa Lotus, and I was like… why did I ever stop doing this! It was amazing. It’s so awesome that I have the best Maui spa right in my own neighborhood!

I am super picky. I am not easily impressed. And everything about my experience was so incredible. All of the products smell so good, you get like a hand and foot and shoulder and scalp AND facial massage. Everything is organic. And my skin… seriously… you don’t realize what a difference it makes until you do it.

If you’re looking for a last minute gift idea, below is a list of some my favorite Spa Lotus products and experiences:

  • Full Facial 60 min – Your skin will look amazing and you’ll benefit from deep relaxation too
  • Super Antioxidant Facial – major noticeable positive changes in your skin.  So. Good.
  • Eyebrow shaping – you don’t realize what a difference properly shaped eyebrows make for your entire face!  She’s an eyebrow genius.
  • Mineral Earth Cleansing Gel – LOVE this stuff.  It’s super good at removing eye makeup gently.
  • Blemish Control Solution – this stuff is a bloody godsend for anyone with problem skin.
  • Vitamin B Hydrating Gel – best moisturizer ever.  Does’t leave you greasy and works great as a makeup primer too.

And did I mention I did her photography and website?  You can get a sneak peek of it before she launches it along with her new spa space which is being worked on as we speak.

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