Our Special Day

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Ali and Maggie decided a destination Maui wedding would be the perfect location for their wedding.   After weighing their options, the couple decided to tie the knot on the lower knoll at Gannon’s restaurant in Wailea. The venue delivers a breathtaking view colorful bougainvilleas, palm trees, and panoramic view to include the island of Kaho’olawe and Molokini in the distance. The wedding location provided the lush and romantic setting for the couple to exchange vows and becoming coming husband and wife. With close family in attendance their special day was filled with tears of joy and laughter as they became united as one.

Congratulations to this lovely couple on their Maui Wedding day.








Wedding at Makena Cove

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I had the pleasure of capturing these two love birds recently for their intimate beach wedding at ” Makena Cove”. Makena Cove is also known as “Secret beach” which is one of the most popular wedding beaches on Maui. Makena Cove has a unique combination of white sand beach, dramatic lava rocks, palm trees and tropical foliage. This location offers breathtaking views of Molokini and Kaho’olawe, and offers a gorgeous backdrop for your ceremony at any time of day

The wedding for two was very romantic and the couple could not be more photogenic as you can see from the lovely wedding photos below.


Wedding Coordination: Your Aloha Maui Wedding

 On site Coordinator: Tara Murphy

Maui Photography: Nicole Sanchez

Lighting Assistant: Trevor Natividad

Maui Vow Renewal

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I was lucky enough to have been hired to capture, ” True Love” for this couples marriage vows. After 25 years together, it seems that their love has transpired into a level of love that I’ve never been witnessed to before. It was so intense during the  wedding ceremony that both my assistant and I had to put down the cameras to take it all in for a moment. I stood there for what seemed like several seconds with happy tears in my eyes and the hair on my arms standing on end. I’ve captured numerous weddings and vow renewals working as a Wedding photographer on Maui for many years and have never witnessed this level of love.  The vibrations of love in the air, left me breathless. I am forever greatful to have been chosen as their Maui photographer.

Evolving Maui Photographer

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Over the years I’ve developed a thriving business, shooting family portraits and weddings on Maui. I went from shooting solo, to employing an assistant for myself. We’ve had numerous lighting assistants over the years, but two years ago a handsome, local boy decided to give the job a try while waiting to become a Maui police officer.


When Trevor started to work with me, he didn’t know how to turn on the camera, let alone format the SD card, or change the lens on the camera. The art of illuminating a subject with an artificial lighting source was completely foreign to him.  In what I consider a short time, Trevor was up and running with little direction, and proved to be a true asset to Behind The Lens Maui. One day, Trevor came to me and said, “I’ve learned that I love photography, and that I’d like the opportunity to learn more. I want to be a photographer. ” I noticed a steady change in Trevor. He was more focused and dedicated to the position, and we were becoming a team. I began to give Trevor the camera when I didn’t need him on the lights, and he began to explore exposure, depth of field, shutter speed, and how they all work together with the natural lighting conditions. We started to have dialog about what was working and not working, and how changing the focal point of a shot could enhance the subject.

Today was a milestone for Trevor and Behind The Lens Maui; putting Trevor in the lead photographer position for this couples vow renewal. I am more than proud of Trevor, and can’t wait to see him expand onto shooting completely solo by next year. Trevor is an up and coming Maui photographer, and is going to give us long time photographers a run for the money.




Honeymoon Photos

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It was a beautiful afternoon for a honeymoon photo session.  Wilson and Tina recently were married in Southern California, and decided that Maui was the perfect place for their honeymoon photos.  Since they were honeymooning in paradise, the couple decided to set up a portrait session.

Since they were staying in South Maui, I recommended they do their photo session at Poolenalena Beach; which was just minutes away from their hotel.  Poolenalena beach is an ideal spot for a photography session, as it sets right next to a great spot called, “Paipu” beach, and you can literally hit two locations within the hour of a photography session.  This combination of the two locations is perfect because you have great greenery, a long stretch of white sand, and you also have a rustic feel along the trail to Paipu, where the Kiawe trees outline the trail.

I had a great time with Wilson and Tina! They were super easy to capture; they are so in love, and I am super excited to show them their honeymoon photos from Maui. I am very happy to have been chosen as their Maui photographer.




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Gracie and Thomas Li arrived by limo just before their wedding ceremony at Gannon’s in Wailea.  The wedding was held on the lower grassy knoll, with their family and closest friends looking on, providing their love and support.

The wedding was officiated by Reverend Fay Hovey who delivered a heartfelt ceremony which everyone felt. We captured a group photo of everyone, as well as family photos, following the ceremony. Then, Wangdu Hovey, the videographer, and I whisked the couple down to Poolenalena Beach to capture the couple as the sun set into the ocean. We finished the wedding photography back at Gannon’s for the couple’s reception for cake and a champagne toast.







Intimate Beach Wedding

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I love being a Maui Wedding Photographer because of weddings like this one. There are times when you meet a couple and they just have a spark between them, that look of “Love” in their eyes. I can’t think of anything better to capture on film.

The minister and I met this couple only moments before their Intimate beach wedding but, within a few moments of meeting them we could see that they were meant for one another.

Sometimes, there’s no need for words, the photos say it all. This was one of those times.

Maui Wedding Coordinator: Aloha Maui Weddings

Minster: Fay Hovey



Vow Renewal Maui

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Nicole and Christian have four beautiful children together and still have that look in their eyes of pure love for one another. I can’t tell you how easy it was to capture these two, it made my job as a Maui wedding photographer effortless. I think the photos basically tell the story of their love for one another. There’s simply not much else to say, except capturing this vow renewal was a pleasure.


Rev. Robert Bosco

Maui Wedding Photography: Nicole Sanchez

Lighting Assistant: Trevor Natividad





Gannon’s Wedding

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Gannon’s lower lawn, which overlooks the ocean in Wailea, is one of our favorite locations to capture a Maui wedding. This destination has a breathtaking view; with the islands of Molokini and Kaho’olawe in the background of wedding photos.

If you’re in search of a perfect location for your Maui destination wedding, this is defiantly a destination that you’ll want to consider for your wedding; and, as you can see from the photos below, makes a fantastic background for your wedding photos.  Many people also want to do couple-photos on the beach, and the great thing about a wedding here is that you  can easily jump in my car, and I’ll have you done at “Poolenalena” beach within two minutes for your sunset wedding photos, while your family, guests and wedding party enjoy deliouscous appetizers in the restaurant.  You may be wondering about the food at the restaurant…….Well, you’re in for a  treat, as Gannons is owned by one of America’s top Chefs “Beverly Gannon”, who also has popular and award-winning restaurants located upcountry, called Hali’imaile General Store.

This recent wedding was with Joe and Christina who decided to enjoy their special day at  Gannon’s. As you can see by some of their wedding photos, this venue is one to be considered for your special day.




New Friends

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I had the pleasure of meeting the Del Rey family while they vacationed in Maui recently for a family portrait session. I always have a great time with my clients, but there was something just special about this family! I loved them instantly.

Erika and Alberto live in Whitter, California, which isn’t too far from where I used to live, in Anaheim Hills. Since we are both from California, we kind of instantly bonded. Their son, Carlos, was a total cutie and had the best attitude of any kid I’ve ever met. When I asked him if he wanted to climb a tree, he replied with, ” Yeah”. When I asked him if he wanted to jump, he said, ” Yeah”. The kid was just happy to be here, and it didn’t matter what I asked him to do, he just got super excited and said, ” Yeah”. What kid does that? Only Carlos!

It was really nice to meet such great people, and to be able to capture their memories on Maui was an incredible experience for me. I pinch myself everyday, and I am so grateful to live and to be able to call the beaches of Maui my office. I am a so happy to be a professional photographer in Maui.