Amanda and Austin traveled from their home in Texas to Maui for their beach elopement. The couple exchanged touching vows on Makena Cove Beach during an overcast, yet warm March afternoon. As a Maui wedding photographer, I dream about overcast days such as this! Cloud cover makes for ideal lighting conditions, as opposed to the bright, harsh sun that so often graces the South Shore of Maui.

Amanda and Austin were a sweet, laid-back couple, and they were up for an adventure. Their elopement was scheduled a bit earlier in the afternoon, so we had some time to move to a different location for portraits after their ceremony was finished. We drove to the southernmost part of the island, La Perouse Bay, and went for a short hike to get the stunning backdrop of Mount Haleakala, as well as unique lava formations.

In addition to celebrating their marriage, Amanda and Austin are also expecting their first child! They asked me to get a few maternity photos for them to share with their loved ones.

It was an honor to be your Maui elopement photographer, Amanda and Austin! Ho'omaika'i 'ana (Congratulations) on your marriage, and your pregnancy!

Location: Makena Cove, Maui

Elopement Coordination: Simply Eloped

Officiant: Richardo Hanakoo

Florals: Katherine Mangicaro of Stems and Blooms Maui

Photographer: Kathryn Haldiman

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