We recently were introduced to a new trend in wedding photography: Proposal/engagement shoots where the photographer is hiding during a planned proposal somewhere beautiful on Maui. They capture the raw emotion of the moment, then once an emphatic “YES!” is yelled, the photographer comes out of hiding and shoots a portrait shoot. Natalie Brown Photography shared some of her recent Maui engagement photos with us, and you can see just how much emotion and love is captured in these incredible photos.
This is the first in a series where we share personal accounts from couples that have been married on Maui and all the fun that surrounds it. Let us know if you’d like your story shared! All photos by BGI Photography.
Trista and Michael first visited Maui in August 2015 and immediately knew “when” they got married, it would be on Maui – specifically after they hiked the island and visited just a small portion of its beauty. The first time there they spent 10 days, and it was not close to enough! They visited Makawao Jewelers and Trista fell in love with a set of orange garnets that John was selling. Needless to say, they both were not ready to tie the knot yet, but Michael KNEW he had to get that stone for her. So, when he eventually proposed, she would have it and specifically remember their first Maui trip together.
Makena is a beautiful area of south Maui that is relatively untouched. Besides the few deluxe resorts in the area, there are many pristine Maui beaches tucked away for your special day. You’ll find easy access next door in Wailea and Kihei for all your wedding needs.
Shooting Makena weddings is always a treat. The area surrounding the beaches has a raw Hawaiian ambiance that brightens any photograph.
Getting married upcountry will be unforgettable. On the slopes of Haleakala you’ll take advantage of the cooler climate and spectacular views. This area offers views of the west Maui Mountains, the green central valley, the North Shore, and the South Shore of Maui. The areas around here are Haiku, Makawao, and Kula. Some have even ventured to get married up at the Haleakala Crater.
Below are some service providers in this area. Please contact us with more that you’ve found.
Kapalua is incredibly romantic and known to produce the perfect climate and setting for weddings. Not only are Kapalua Weddings special because of the beaches, but also because of the world class amenities there. This area is high end with remarkable golf courses and large oceanfront homes. Below we’ve listed some great places and providers in Kapalua.
The Plantation House Restaurant
For a great spot for rehearsal dinner, wedding ceremony, and reception, Kapalua’s Plantation House Restaurant is what you need. The main dining room can accommodate 150 and the lower lawn has incredible views of the Kapalua coastline. Call Joanie Kirk to plan your events at (808) 669-6299.