Zee and Mark have finally seen their photos and we are ready to share it with the world, literally. I met Zee and Mark about a year ago at a mutual friend’s BBQ. That mutual friend was also a client who’s wedding I photographed in the Dominican Republic. Our mutual friend had told me that Zee and Mark were planning on getting married in Hawaii. Most people who know me, know that Hawaii is my most favorite place on the planet. I have always wanted to shoot a wedding in Hawaii, so naturally I had to throw my stick in the pile, hoping they’d want to consider me. Consider me they did! Before we even went to Hawaii, I got to know Z&M a little better and they soon felt like a couple friends that I have always known. Both of them came to Calgary from the UK when Zee got transferred at work, so most of their guest were from the UK. They even had friends and family from the UAE and Spain. This was a true destination wedding!
Ryan and I started the day with the boys in the condos at Ka’anapali and soon met up with the ladies at the Westin Maui, where they were getting married. Once all the prep photos were done, we headed off to the Sheraton Maui for the ceremony. The ceremony was held outdoors on the lawn in front of the beach on a picture perfect Hawaiian day. As the nuptial were read, you could hear the waves crash on the shores. The ceremony was short and very sweet and soon the sun was about to set. The reception was also held at the Sheraton Maui. The wedding party came in triumphantly to music but it was Mark’s entrance that stole the show. He come in swinging like Manny Pacquiao. It was quite the sight and something I won’t soon forget. It was a fantastic entrance! The rest of the night was a party with some tear jerking speeches, crazy dancing and some photo booth fun.
The next day was our creative shoot day. Ryan and I had already scouted the north shore of Maui the day before the wedding so we knew exactly where we were going to shoot. Our first location was a grassy area and there we found a spectacular tree. After that we headed up to the cliffs of the north shore. It was absolutely SPECTACULAR. Our timing with the light was great as well and with our luck, some clouds came rolling in for some dramatic scenery. Zee also mentioned she was to do a trash the dress session as well, so we found a perfect little secluded cove with a tiny beach that was perfect for our shoot. We were about to make it hot!
Thanks Zee and Mark for inviting Ryan and I to come all the way from Calgary to Hawaii to create your wedding photos for you. Your destination wedding was something many couples dream about, and in my opinion, it was perfect. We couldn’t have had a better 2 days shooting you, your friends and family. Now that everyone is back home in their respective cities around the world, we will always remember and dream of Maui again.