Wedding photography includes both traditional (posing) photography and photojournalistic photography where the focus is on finding moments during your wedding that happen naturally.

Ka’anapali Beach Hotel Wedding, Kait and Nick

Kait and Nick traveled to Maui, from Australia, to have their intimate wedding at Ka’anapali Beach Hotel. They brought 40 guests and their two adorable children. They booked me for 5 hours of coverage, which included getting ready shots, ceremony, group photos, cocktail hour, couples time, dinner, cake cutting, speeches, first dance, and dancing.

Most memorable shot of the day:

When I started with getting ready shots, in Kait’s hotel room, excitement and nervousness filled the air. Kait wore a cathedral length veil and the biggest smile! I sat and talked with her for a few minutes before I started shooting. I feel it’s best to feel the energy of the room before the camera comes out of my bag.

After Kait was fully ready, Kait’s father came to see her, prior to the ceremony. His eyes welled up with tears the moment he saw her and I noticed Kait’s father didn’t want any pictures taken. I backed off a bit, continued shooting while hiding behind a bridesmaid. Kait and her father shared a tender moment as they sat on the bed together. As a photographer that lives for these moments, I question whether or not to keep shooting, during times when people seem a little uncomfortable. However, I continue to step out of my comfort zone, during times when people seem a little uncomfortable, to make photos that matter most.

Overall experience:

Kait and Nick, truly gave me space to create memorable wedding photos. I shot the day as it happens, with no shot list, truly capturing who they are as people and the essence of the day.

Kind words from the couple:

Hey Sasha, we just got back to Australia and I’m in tears looking at these photos. Thank you doesn’t even begin to show how appreciative I am. Thank you!

Makawao Union Church Wedding, Daniella and Cole

Daniella and Cole’s wedding at Makawao Union Church set the tone for their upcoming lifetime of love. Every detail of the ceremony and the setting were breathtaking. Daniella was stunning in a lacy white gown, complemented by her adorable flower girl and pretty-in-pink bridesmaids. The church provided the bride and groom with a plethora of amazing backdrops for wedding photos the couple will cherish forever.

Royal Lahaina Resort Wedding, Ashly and Brandon

Classy, sassy, ultra-happy — this bride and groom celebrated in style at the Royal Lahaina Resort with an enviable Maui sunset as the backdrop for the couple’s romantic first dance. Friends and family celebrated the union with obvious joy and frivolity, donning mustaches and sunglasses while smiling big for the camera. Every Maui wedding is unique, and Ashly and Brandon’s beachside Lahaina wedding was just perfect for this fun-loving couple.

Westin Maui Resort Wedding, Cindy and Brad

The sun was shining brightly upon the radiant bride as she walked down the aisle toward her groom at the Westin Maui Resort in Kaʻanapali. Brad and Cindy’s Maui wedding was breathtaking, complete with a flawless sunset and adorable flower girl. Surrounded by friends and beauty, this couple had much to celebrate on this special occasion, and a memory book full of photos to remember it all.

Christ the King Church Wedding, Channasy and Adonis

It’s safe to say that Channasy and Adonis succeeding in creating their fairytale dream wedding. Adorned in a sparkling tiara and matching gown with a crystal wedding bouquet, Channasy was the picture-perfect bride in every aspect. Complemented by her entourage of bridesmaids and her hubby’s classy white tux, this bride’s only worry was managing the train on her gorgeous dress. Christ the King Church in Kahului provided a regal setting for this dreamy Maui wedding.

Old Lahaina Luau Wedding, Camille and Fernan

The look on Fernan’s face as he gazes at his bride is one that tells volumes; his love is sincere, deep, and true. And matching his spirit, Camille’s happiness is apparent in every photo. This couple celebrated with a Polynesian wedding reception held at the Old Lahaina Luau, featuring ukuleles and pastel tropical flowers. With the ocean and plenty of greenery providing backdrops, this small reception with friends and family was a Maui dream come true.

Maria Lanakila Church Wedding, Camille and Fernan

Fernan and Camille chose Maria Lanakila Church in Lahaina for their Maui wedding day. Between the holy white pillars, the two lovebirds committed to a life of love surrounded by family members and close friends. Every detail in the church complemented the bride and her delicate flower crown and bursting bridal bouquet. After Fernan grabs sunglasses for a playful photo, Camille leans in close, confirming the obvious: she’s all his.

Gannon’s Wedding, Eric and Grace

Eric and Grace let the wedding pros at Gannon’s in Wailea take care of their Maui wedding day while they simply had fun. Friends and family cheered on the kissing couple as everyone posed for a group shot. The bride’s beautiful gown was stunning and the red roses of the bouquet and wedding cake made a dramatic accessory for their photos. We’re not sure who was happier—bride and groom or their beaming child?

White Orchid Beach House Wedding, Zoltan and Arianna

Wedding dreams do come true, as shown in the images above. A beautiful day with blue skies set the scene for Arianna and Zoltan’s romantic oceanside wedding in Makena. Held at the White Orchid Beach House, one of Maui’s most enviable wedding venues—this wedding was the perfect combination of simple and classy. With such a perfect location, the bride and groom were all smiles as they exchanged vows and celebrated their love.