This is Natalie and Jeff.
For the last two weeks they’ve been hopping between Maui and Kauai for their honeymoon! And so I went and met them in Wailea, at a beach by their hotel, to capture some casual memories of their Mauimoon!
Though we went to University together in BC, between them migrating back east and me to Hawaii, we haven’t seen much of each other in the interim. It was so nice to catch up without the chaos of a wedding in full tilt!
I’m really looking forward to photographing another McNair sister celebration with Rebecca this summer!! Natalie promises me it will be much, much warmer this time!
Hope you two successfully managed to avoid any further schedule beyond the Grand Wailea breakfast buffet!!
For Tor’s birthday this year, for old times sake, I packed up my camera and dawn patrolled with him.
We ended up spending from sunrise until long after sunset up at Honolua Bay.
Kristy and I had the pleasure of taking some family photos for the Acacia Ohana last week!
The girls were not entirely sold on being the sole focus of our attention… and so they brought along our two greatest weaknesses… puppies and two year old boys!!
It made for the most entertaining shoot, full of quirky, adorableness… And despite Bronx and Axel’s attempts to steal the show, we still managed to get plenty of sultry photos of these two beauties with and without their baby boys in tow!
Naomi Newirth and Lyndie Irons are the creative spirits behind Acacia Swimwear… Bronx and Axel are clearly the big cheese boss men behind the scenes.
“Acacia Swimwear is a collection of swimsuits inspired by the love of travel and exotic beaches the girls get to call their home away from home! Acacia encompasses the lifestyle of the Gypsetter. It’s a fuse between the perfect low cut Italian bikini and the flirty Brazilian fit. Detail oriented from custom prints, signature printed lining, soft buttery fabric, and seamless comfort, Acacia is truly one of a kind. Acacia is for the cute and classy, but daring girl who isn’t afraid to stand out.“
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Who are you not to be? Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
2012 was a busy year for Maui Maka! With a business that is outgrowing its britches as quickly as we can acquire new ones, it has often felt as if we will never catch up with ourselves.
We had grandeur ideas of a “one-foul-swoop-end-of-the-year” post, that incorporated everything we had seen in 2012… but as most new year’s resolutions go… that was a bit ambitious.
Instead, with a full plate of destination weddings booked for 2013, I would like to take a moment – and some photos – to appreciate how lucky we are to be able to facilitate doing what we LOVE (travelling and meeting new people) with what we LOVE (taking photographs)… in MOMENTS so charged with LOVE (weddings!)