Many clients inquire about beach locations on the West side of Maui for their wedding photos and or Family’s Portraits. The current situation with commerical photography on the West side of Maui is that commerical photography isn’t allowed on Kaanapali Beaches.
Since so many clients tend to book their hotel or condo on the shores of Kaanapali, Beach, photography locations that are unique and less populated are limited. A couple of my favorite spots on the West side are Kapalua Bay and IronWooods Beach. Information on each of these locations can be found below.
I worked recently with this couple show in the photos below who were married at a local Church on the West Side of Maui. The couple wanted some beach portraits taken following there wedding so, I recommend my two favorite sites seen in the photos below.
Kapalua Bay– Golden sand, swaying palms, calm waters. What more can you ask for? It’s just another day in paradise on this West Maui pocket beach. Situated between two lava points and bordered by a coconut tree grove, Kapalua is known for its tranquil surf, ideal for the less-than-adventurous swimmer and families with small children.
Ironwoods beach– is a quiet stretch of shoreline located in the northern portion of West Maui between Kapalua and Napili.
Public parking and beach access is present but hard to find, most folks don’t realize there is a beach. That makes this beach nice, quiet and uncrowded.
The beach is surrounded by private property so it is near several private residences. Please don’t block any access, and respect the privacy of the residents.
This is a quiet, romantic beach. Afternoon and evening walks are wonderful along this beach. This location is not utilized by many people. There is plenty of room to play and a great view of Molokai.
If your looking for more information of possible wedding sites or advice on locations for your families portrait session please call Nicole @ 808 205-2366