Olga & Joseph

Aloha friends,

Welcome back to the blog, I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

A few weeks ago I got to work at the beautiful wedding of Olga and Joseph, who traveled from Seattle to tie the knot in Maui. This island has so many amazing wedding venues and locations to choose from and Olga and Joseph picked one of my personal favorites, the Ka'anapali Beach Hotel. 

It’s an oceanfront hotel at the far Northern end of Ka'anapali Beach, right on the sand, with gorgeous gardens and a very friendly and traditional Hawaiian feel. If you are getting married on Maui it’s perfect because there are plenty of nearby hotels, restaurants and activities to entertain the rest of your wedding party, not to mention the amazing three miles of sandy beach which is right on your doorstep.

If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll see that I shoot here quite often and I love it. From a wedding photographer’s point of view, the venue provides the perfect stage for capturing the entire wedding day, with great natural light and a range of backgrounds, like those that you can see in the pictures below.

In addition to shooting the buildup to Olga and Joseph’s ceremony, the exchange of vows and the celebration party, I had the opportunity to go off-site with the happy couple for their bride and groom portraits. I'm always so stoked when my clients want to do this!

We took a five-minute drive away from the wedding venue to Wahikuli, an area South of Ka'anapali where you can walk a peaceful coastal trail past a handful of quiet beaches towards Lahaina Town. It was late in the afternoon and everything was in our favor—a combination of passing rainclouds and the setting sun provided beautiful lighting and the beaches were quiet, which allowed me to get some nice, intimate shots of the newlyweds.

Olga and Joseph—Congratulations and a big mahalo to you both for choosing me to be your Maui photographer! 

Rodrigo

Maui Location: Kaanapali Beach, West Maui

Venue: Kaanapali Beach Hotel

Wedding Coordinator: Kristin Agbayani

Flowers: Lois Hiranaga