Maui Photographer Blog, Wedding Cakes

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Wedding Cake Also during the days of the Roman empire, wedding cakes were baked of wheat or barley. At the reception, they were traditionally broken over the head of the new Bride by the Groom as a symbol of her fertility. Guests would then scramble for pieces of the cake, and take them home for good luck. It later became … Read More

WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011

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Wailuku, Hawaii- January 25, 2011– WeddingWire, the nation’s leading wedding  technology company, is thrilled to announce Behind The Lens Maui has been selected to receive the prestigious annual WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011 for Wedding Photography! Recognition for the Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011 is determined by recent reviews and extensive surveys from over 750,000 WeddingWire newlyweds. Our past clients are among those that … Read More

“Tie the Knot”

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“Tie the Knot” To “Tie the Knot”, came from the Roman times when the bride wore a girdle that was tied into knots which the groom had the fun of untying.

Wedding Traditions of the Middle East; Israel to Lebanon

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Wedding Traditions of the Middle East; Israel to Lebanon Wedding traditions within the Middle East can vary just as much as their religions and other beliefs. Despite their differences, the one thing they all have in common is the love of their young and the celebrations of marriage. For the countries of Israel, Jordan, Kuwait and Lebanon, these joyous events … Read More

Why Brides wear a veil

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Bridal Veil When marriages were arranged by family members, the newlyweds very rarely were allowed to see one another. Family members exchanging a dowry were afraid that if the Groom didn’t like the appearance of the Bride’s face, he might refuse to marry her. This is why the Father of the Bride “gave the Bride away” to the Groom at … Read More

Stand -up Paddle Lesson, Maui

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Maria Souza- owner of Maui’s best Stand-up paddle school took her student from land to water today at Sugar Beach, in Maui. If your looking to try out stand-up paddling for the first time and or you have tried it and want to take it to the next level give Maria a call to set up your private Stand- up … Read More

Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue

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Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue: This superstition of the Bride wearing something that fits each of these four categories originated in Europe to ward off evil spirits. Something Old: This tradition symbolized the sense of continuity while making the transition from a single person to that of a married couple. Something New: This tradition symbolized that marriage … Read More

The Bride and the Garter

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Garter Brides originally tossed a garter, rather than a bouquet, at a wedding reception. In the 14th century, this custom changed after Brides became tired of fighting off drunken men who tried to remove the garter themselves! According to one legend, the garter toss in England evolved from an earlier tradition of “flinging the stocking”. On their wedding night, guests … Read More

Taking photos of your baby

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Taking pictures of your new baby is a great way to preserve life long memories. Baby pictures can also make great postcards, keepsakes, or baby shower gifts. Here are some simple tips to get great baby pictures: 1) Avoid bright light – Babies are especially sensitive to bright light including harsh sunlight and flash photography. If possible, try to take … Read More