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Makena sunset wedding

It's a new year and you're thinking of something cool to do with your old flame. Dinner out? A concert? A movie? Puhleeeease.... How about a romantic get away to Maui complete with a vow renewal ceremony on one of our world class world famous beaches? I thought you'd like that idea! Get in touch with our favorite Maui wedding planners; Marry Me Maui and get hooked up with one of our Maui Wedding Photography Packages! This is a romantic way to show her (or him) how much you appreciate the years of affection and commitment you have given each other. We know the beaches and we know the vendors. Don't forget the sunsets! Be sure to contact your Maui wedding professionals to celebrate the time of your lives!

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Maui Family Portraits

Sunset portrait sessions on the beaches of Maui are spectacular and easy to set up. Your family vacation is going to give you a ton of images from your I-Phone with one person missing so it's a great idea to hire a professional photographer who understands the particular challenges of Maui to capture your entire group. Sometimes the entire family goes on vacation so there's a lot of different grouping to shoot. Your professional Maui photographer will know how to set these groups up, which groups to set up and how the timing will go so that you get everyone in an image by the time the sun goes down. While we can't guarantee a spectacular sunset every night there is a good chance that you will see one. Always be sure to hire a Maui photographer who actually lives on Maui! There's quite a few off island companies who hire part time shooters off Craigslist. So check the website, look at the images and book your favorite Maui photographer for your family portrait session on...

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Maui sunsets can be spectacular. About 80% of the time we get really great colors and then there's the 10% super spectacular sunset like we got last night with Melissa and Dave. We were handling their Maui Wedding Photography on Paipu Beach with our good friends at Marry me Maui Wedding Planners when this sunset just went off like a psychedelic color bomb. We made sure we captured the scene with our Nikon and quantum light kit which we always bring to these little soirees. Nobody had any idea just how rich and deep this light show was going to be but we are always prepared. Maui Wedding Photographers have a unique opportunity to capture fantastic sunsets on a regular basis here on the Valley Isle. Our lucky couples get to participate in that uniqueness also! Thanks Melissa and David for the opportunity to capture another killer sunset and we hope to see you on the shores of Maui soon!

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Professional Maui Photographers come with all different skill sets and visions. When choosing a Maui wedding photographer, be sure to check their portfolio for imagery that you absolutely love. Also be sure they live here! There's a ton of websites on google advertising Maui Photographers when they actually live in Colorado and hire shooters off craigslist! This is not the ideal way to spend your hard earned money on imagery you want to look back on forever. You have a lot invested in your Maui wedding plans and choosing the right photographer is going to be one of the most important decisions you will make. Most photographers on Maui charge about the same price. If you are getting married at Merrimans, ask for images from Merrimans, don't go with a photographer who sends you flash on camera images from a beach in California! And speaking of Merriman's, this is one of our favorite locations for an oceanfront cliff wedding. Don't...

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Napili Bay Wedding Ceremony

On the shore of Napili Bay, if you are lucky, you can book some of the most laid back island style condominiums on Maui. Built back in the 70's, these resorts exhibit the epitome of the Maui vibe. Many of the guests in these resorts have been coming to Maui for decades and know each other. Such was the case with Megan and Ben who opted for a beach wedding right outside their Napili oceanfront condo. This resort is so laid back that we were able to use a piece of lawn overlooking the beach for their Maui wedding. Normally we use Kapalua Bay for our west side weddings because Napili Bay is so steep and narrow but the resort lawn was perfect and the backdrop of Napili Bay was spectacular. Megan and Ben chose our favorite Maui Wedding Planners; Marry Me Maui and their Maui Wedding Photography was naturally provided by Joe D'Alessandro. It was a beautiful afternoon of mixed clouds and sunshine and while not everyone can get a free...

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Maui Beach Wedding Ceremony

Ginelle and Jennifer were scheduled for a sunset wedding on the beach in Kapalua, Maui right about the time tropical storm Darby was supposed to crash into Maui with storm surge, high winds and torrential rain. What to do? Road closures and beach erosion were always a possibility as were blackouts and all manner of ruination along the Highway. So we opted for an earlier time and changed the location of the ceremony to the beach fronting the Lahaina Shores. As always, we brought our special weapon: umbrellas. It never fails (well usually never) that when we bring the umbrellas, it doesn't rain. When we don't bring them, well... Anyway, our strategy paid off, the sun came out, Darby left the building without so much as a whimper and we managed to capture some beautiful images of Ginelle and Jennifer's Maui wedding to last them for a lifetime. Thanks for a great day. Oh, and this from Ginelle:

Aloha Co and Joe,

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Couples portrait sessions on Maui are a great way to get shots of both of you without the "selfie" look. Not only do we provide affordable beach portrait sessions with full reproduction rights, online gallery and high res imaging, we also provide the memory of a special moment that can be shared with the children you don't yet have. Makena, Maui is a pristine and spectacular environment with plenty of photo friendly beaches to use as our studio. It's easy and affordable to book your Maui Family Photography Session! Call 1-808-242-1100.

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Sara and Scott exchanged vows, rings and leis on the beautiful beach at Maluaka in Makena Maui. Beach weddings on Maui are a great alternative to the traditional wedding ceremony at home, easy to facilitate and incorporate a fabulous honeymoon right into the mix. With the plethora of professional Maui Wedding Planners and Maui Photographers available to perform all the duties required of your wedding, from florals to cakes to musicians, Maui is the perfect location to celebrate your nuptials. Locations like Maluaka Beach combine several different location options at one beach giving your wedding album a diversity not found at many other locations, from the grass covered park overlooking the sandy beach to the paved walkway framed by tall palm trees, Maluaka offers something for everyone. Now that the hotel is being renovated, there will be even less people on the beach for a few months making this spot ideal for an intimate wedding.

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We have been photographing LGBT couples here on Maui since 2012 when the legislature authorized civil unions. Today we are happy to be able to produce lifetime images for gay couples who are legally married with no caveats or restrictions. We truly do live in wonderful times. Maui Wedding Photographers has covered weddings all over the island of Maui, from pristine beaches to 5 star hotels and private estates to semi private venues. On of our favorites is Gannon's, a restaurant with a sweet wedding knoll over looking the islands of Molokini and Kahoolawe. The venue is large enough for a good size group of friends and family and provides chairs. If you like to add an arch, musician or anything else, they can easily provide for it. We love shooting there because the grounds are so immaculate and the views are sweeping. We are also just across the street from the beach so we generally take our couple down to the beach after the ceremony fro a quick sunset session while the guests enjoys cocktails, pupu's and some Hawaiian music...

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Well, it's not quite Valentine's day but the lovers are massing on the shores of Maui like the Humpback Whales and the oceangoing Hon'u during breeding season, getting themselves Maui'd in some very spectacular locations. Today's celebration was hosted by Arrabelle of Ancient Hawaiian Weddings and officiated by Maui's own Laki Kaahumanu, a Kahu of great respect around here who also knows how to put the couple at ease and have a fun time. Our morning ceremony took advantage of the cool temperatures we're having right now and the almost totally empty beach. Dimitri and Julia enjoyed a simple wedding ceremony with an ukulele musician and the sound of the breeze and waves. Our morning weddings are an excellent alternative to the sunset wedding; the beaches are cooler, less crowded and the blue ocean color is brilliant. SInce all of Maui's best wedding beaches face west, the sun backlights the ocean at sunset and while you get those killer Maui sunsets, your ocean color won;t be as vibrant. With a morning wedding on Maui, you get those vibrant blues and there's generally less people...

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Haleakala Wedding

When my good friend Rev. Diana George called about her couple who wanted me to shoot their wedding on top of Haleakala at sunset I was stoked. Misti and Jim hail from Michigan so the weather wouldn't be an issue but for me, that was a different story! I had to drag out my few old cold weather clothes and we made the trek up to 10,000 feet for the wedding. It was a beautiful scene. They wanted the clouds behind them so we found a spot on the summit and held their ceremony. Afterward we took a few shots of the spectacular sunset. There's plenty of different locales to do a wedding on Maui and Haleakala is one of the most spectacular.

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Maui Sunset Wedding

Tanya and Stace enjoyed a late afternoon ceremony at Baby Beach in Lahaina in view of the Lahaina Roads, where the whaling ships used to moor, and downtown Lahaina. This beach is tucked away in a neighborhood and while parking is tight, the scenery is spectacular and the waters are always calm. Moms bring their keiki down to this beach to teach them to swim because it is shallow and protected. We like to bring wedding couples down here for a wedding in the late afternoon. For more ideas on locations or anything else pertaining to your Maui Wedding photography, call Joe: 1-808-242-1100

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Maui Wedding Couple

Margo and Jon stepped out of their oceanfront condo in bare feet at Puamana and celebrated their wedding ceremony with Rev. Kimo. The location was perfect, a slight off shore breeze was keeping us cool as the sun set over the Pacific Ocean and the lighting was superb for photography. Some of the condo's on Maui are not the best choice for weddings but Puamana is one of the most spectacular exceptions. Behind the coded gate along the tree lined streets, low rise buildings front an ocean view that screams "Lahaina", you could almost see the whaling ships anchored off Lahaina Roads. Here's a small sampling of the beautiful celebration we were fortunate enough to share that fine afternoon.

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Partnering with our favorite Maui Wedding Planners is always a good time. Regina and Brendan booked us for a couple of hours for some pre wedding shots at their hotel followed by an intimate wedding ceremony at Makena Cove (AKA Secret Cove, which isn't so secret anymore). Even though Makena Cove is now a well known wedding beach here on Maui, we had the place all to ourselves on this beautiful afternoon. All the way up until sunset, the weather cooperated and the vibe was pitch perfect Maui all the way.

It's surprising how affordable a Maui wedding can be. We offer photography packages from $500.00 and our wedding planners, Marry Me Maui, offers wedding and photography packages from $700.00. You can also add whatever services you like to these packages including the beautiful custom bouquets you see in these photos. Please visit or Maui Wedding Photographers website and contact us for more information.

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We recently had the privilege of working with Stephane and Keith at the famous Merriman's restaurant in Kapalua Maui overlookg one of the most beautiful bays in the world. We worked with such renowned Maui vendors as dellables.com who created a stunning dining set up with the help of Stephane and his keen eye. The weather came through for us with a beautiful Maui day and the Maui wedding photography we are able to capture was stunning. Mahalo to Stephane and Keith!

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Maui is fabulous any time of the year but by the end of September and on into October, our weather cools and business picks up giving us the pleasure of photographing beautiful couples on our world renown beaches. I don't know what it is about October, maybe it's because fall is such a wonderful time or that the promise of a wedding and honeymoon right around the famous Lahaina Halloween party is too good to pass up, but we all get down to business at this time of year. We figured we'd just share a few images of our past celebratons now, while we still have time to write a blog post. Maui Wedding Photographers' owner Joe D'Alessandro has been producing images of Maui wedding couples since 1986 in almost every venue and beach on Maui. If you're unsure of where to hold you wedding or what you need to do, just contact Maui Wedding Photographers by email at jdpmaui@gmail.com and we can help you plan and execute your tropical Maui wedding memory.

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We were lucky enough to share a beautiful afternoon at Makena Cove, Maui with Lyric and Nace this past May and we came away with what we felt were some pretty cool shots of the happy couple!

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Aubrey and Jake celebrate their Maui wedding on the shores of Maui at Napili Bay on probably one of the hottest days of the year but the clouds came in just in time and a slight sprinkle of rain cooled the entire entourage and gave us some great light to work with. To check our comprehensive reasonably priced Maui Wedding Photography Packages just click on the link.

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Maui Beach Wedding Attire

What to wear, what to wear?? We have that conversation, mostly with brides, all the time. Whether she should bring a full on wedding dress with a 3 foot train or just wear something light and airy about knee length. For guys it's a little more straightforward: we wear what they tell us to wear, but for the brides the question becomes a little more complex. As a Maui Wedding Photographer, I just want everyone to be comfortable!

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Sometimes you just want to step out of your condo or hotel and have your wedding ceremony right there on the lawn, hopefully overlooking a beautiful blue bay in the middle of the Pacific Ocean on a tropical island. Well, Maui is here and those spectacular, laid back locations are available for your intimate celebration or elopement.

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Maui Wedding Photographers

Ever since the state of Hawaii legalized gay marriage and now since it's the law of the land, we have been getting calls and bookings from all over the country for our Maui Wedding Photography Packages. One of the most beautiful islands in the world, Maui offers our beach wedding clients some spectacular choices for a romantic and scenic Maui Wedding Ceremony. We offer morning packages, usually around 8am to beat the beach crowds or late afternoon packages about an hour before sunset to capitalize on the softening light and spectacular Maui sunsets. All our wedding beaches face west and you can count on a killer sunset opportunity about 85% of the time. Our couples bring all kinds of friends and family along with them to witness their wedding ceremony. Kathy and Jen's family decided to bring a bunch of red white and blue mini beach balls to toss to the couple in honor of their July 4 wedding on Kapalua Bay Beach. It's always a surprise to see what our clients will do!

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Hawaii has celebrated marriage equality for about a year now and it seems the rest of the U.S. has finally caught up with us! For a few years prior to the recognition of same sex marriage, we used to celebrate "civil uinions" which granted some rights to same sex couples in the state of Hawaii but was unrecognized in states that outlawed LGBT unions. For the year following recognition in Hawaii but prior to the recent US supreme court decision, our couples could get legally married in Hawaii with all the full recognition but would be in a legal limbo in their home state if marriage equality wasn't the law. We are so pleased to know that our clients no longer have to worry about things like new last names and drivers licenses when they get home.

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Rob and Greg jetted out to Maui to celebrate their wedding vows on a pristine Makena beach with our Maui Wedding Planner partners Marry Me Maui while we tagged along for some dynamic photography. Maui Wedding Photographers likes to use a relaxed, photojournalistic and artistic approach to our wedding couples.

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