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Maui

"The Valley Isle"

Maui, also called "The Valley Isle" is an island with an amazing array of different settings. Here you can find the right setting for your wedding or portrait session, from your classic Hawaiian beaches to more unique locations that your friends back home have never seen. On the west side of the island you can find dramatic cliffside beaches, forests completely enshrouded in lush foliage. Drive south you'll find some of Maui's most beautiful white sand beaches and calm surf. Wailea and Kihei areas are my favorite for sunset sessions, with the sun setting directly on the ocean. Going north, is Baldwin beach in Paia town. My top recommendation on this side of the island and for obvious reasons, it's crystal clear blue waters are nowhere else to be found.

 

Fun Facts About Maui

- It has the most miles of accessible beach in the state

- The Road to Hana has more than 600 hairpin turns

- Lahaina used to be the state capital before Honolulu

- Maui has the best Humpback whale watching

 

Take a look at these location ideas as you are planning your Maui wedding, engagement, couples, maternity or family photo session. And remember, if you have a location not listed hear, please tell me. I am all ears!

Locations

Maui Engagment Photographer, Megan Moura, photographs Shelly and Bryan's destination sunset engagement session at Olowalu on the island of Maui.Olowalu PierWest Side

About | Rocky beach, pier, great for romantic couples

 

Pros | Unique, best views of West Maui Mountains

 

Cons | No sandy beach

 

Best time of day| Sunset

 

Featured Sessions at Olowalu:

S&B - Engagement

L&G - Engagement

A&D - Engagement

Sugar BeachSouth Side

About | large sandy beach in Kihei

 

Pros | Relatively less populated than other spots

 

Cons | Can be windy

 

Best time of day| Sunset

 

Featured Sessions at Sugar Beach:
L&K - Engagement

IronwoodsWest Side

About | Cliff side location with a sandy beach

 

Pros | Epic cliffs, white sand beach, romantic, wind swept vibes.

 

Cons | Not great for family photos due to the intense wind

 

Best time of day| sunset

 

Featured Session at Ironwoods:

D&A - Engagement

B&R - Engagement

C&J - Engagement

White RockSouth Side

About | White sand beach with lava rocks

 

Pros | Convenient spot in Wailea

 

Cons | Popular with lots of beachgoers

 

Best time of day| Sunset

 

Featured Sessions at White Rock

T&P - Engagement

A&M - Engagement

MerrimansWest Side

About | A small rocky area near the restaurant

 

Pros | Unique lava rocks, great position for sunset

 

Cons | Can be slippery...no heels!

 

Best time of day| Sunset

 

Featured Sessions at Merrimans:

D&E - Honeymoon

private wedding venues

Olowalu Plantation HouseWest Side

About | Plantation style home

 

Pros | beach front, greats views of mountains and sunset, cozy setting.

 

Cons | No sandy beach

 

Featured Sessions at Olowalu:

Q&R - Wedding

C&J - Wedding

R&K - Wedding

camp olowalu wedding photographerCamp OlowaluWest Side

About | A campground in Olowalu

 

Pros | Black sand beach, cute "Glamping"

 

Cons | Other campers nearby

 

Featured Session at Ironwoods:

L&J - Wedding

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Locations

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