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Maui Elopement

Jenny + Rodney's Palauea (White Rock) Beach, Maui Elopement Photography

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Jenny + Rodney's Palauea (White Rock) Beach, Maui Elopement Photography

Jenny and Rodney were a last minute booking for their Maui beach elopement. They had planned on getting married near their home in Texas, but as weddings sometimes do, things got a little too stressful and crazed. The couple decided to cancel their wedding and run away to get married on Maui instead! Following their elopement, Jenny and Rodney told me that they were very pleased with the decision to elope on Maui and everything turned out exactly the way that they had wanted it to (with much less stress)!

This is a second marriage for both Jenny and Rodney, and both have children that they are bringing together into their family. The couple has known each other since high school, but they didn’t reconnect until later in life. I was especially touched by this couple’s heartfelt written vows. Jenny and Rodney are grounded in their faith, and that commitment was evident throughout their elopement ceremony.

Ho'omaika'i 'ana (Congratulations), Jenny and Rodney! It was an honor to be your Maui elopement photographer, and I hope to see you again when you return to visit Maui.

Kind words from the bride:

I can’t tell you how much we love these photos! You did an amazing job!

Thank you, thank you, thank you for capturing these precious moments!

Location: Palauea (White Rock) Beach, Wailea-Makena, Maui

Elopement Planner: Simply Eloped

Officiant: Joy Morris

Photographer: Kathryn Haldiman

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Connie + Patrick's South Shore, Maui Elopement Photography

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Connie + Patrick's South Shore, Maui Elopement Photography

Connie and Patrick are a lovely couple that live in San Francisco, and they decided to elope on Maui. This couple and their elopement stand out to me as being incredibly elegant. Connie’s dress was STUNNING, and Patrick was dressed quite dapper. More important than their wedding clothes, however, Connie and Patrick clearly share a deep love for each other, and their excitement for their future together shines through in these images.

This ceremony took place at Makena Cove (aka Secret’s Beach, aka Paako Cove). During the summer months, Maui sometimes has swells that cause large waves on the South Shore. Makena Cove is quite a small beach, although its beauty is apparent in its popularity for weddings. During Connie and Patrick’s elopement, there was little beach left due to the swell and high tide. We were able to find a spot among the lava rocks for the ceremony, and then we moved to a nearby beach for the portrait session following the ceremony.

Ho'omaika'i 'ana (Congratulations), Connie and Patrick! It was a pleasure to be your Maui elopement photographer! I hope that you enjoyed the remainder of your stay on Maui. Aloha!

Location: Makena Cove, Maui

Elopement Planning: Simply Eloped

Officiant: Kuya (Robert) Alamodin

Hair & Makeup: Love and Beauty Maui

Photographer: Kathryn Haldiman


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Angel + James' Ironwoods Beach, Maui Elopement Photography

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Angel + James' Ironwoods Beach, Maui Elopement Photography

On a gorgeous late May afternoon, Angel and James were married during an elegant beach elopement ceremony on Ironwoods Beach (Oneloa), Maui. Angel and James have been together for 7 years, and earlier this year, they decided that an elopement on Maui was the perfect way for them to wed. The couple is from Pennsylvania, and like many who elope on Maui, they had never visited the island before.

I had a great time getting to know this sweet, beautiful couple! They had tried surfing for the first time earlier in the week, and they were looking forward to going again. I offered my tips for the best beginner surf spots on Maui…I hope that they ended up being stoked on the surf :)

It was an honor to be your Maui elopement photographer, Angel and James! Ho'omaika'i 'ana (Congratulations)!

Location: Ironwoods Beach (Oneloa), Maui

Elopement Coordination: Simply Eloped

Officiant: Joy Morris

Florals: Katherine Mangicaro of Stems and Blooms Maui

Photographer: Kathryn Haldiman

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Stephanie  + Randall's Makena Cove, Maui Elopement Photography

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Stephanie + Randall's Makena Cove, Maui Elopement Photography

Stephanie and Randall planned their Maui elopement from their home in California. They had eight family members in attendance for their lovely ceremony. During their ceremony, the first large south swell of the season was occuring, which meant that there wasn’t as much white sand beach available at Makena Cove. Although Makena Cove is a stunning location, and it’s easy to understand it’s popularity for elopements on Maui, when swells come from the south during the summer months, the larger waves can take the beach right out. A large wave came up on shore during the ceremony, soaking some of the wedding party (and me!). For the bridal portraits, we weren’t able to explore the lava rocks for safety reasons, so I took the couple to a nearby “secret” spot, and it ended up working out perfectly.

Stephanie’s haku lei and tropical bouquet were stunning details that I won’t be forgetting anytime soon, as well as the couple’s obvious love for each other. Stephanie and Randall were a sweet, fun couple to work with, and I was honored to be their Maui elopement photographer! I thoroughly enjoyed meeting them and some of their close family members. Ho'omaika'i 'ana (Congratulations), Stephanie and Randall!

Location: Makena Cove, Maui

Elopement Planner: Simply Eloped

Officiant: Richardo Hanakoo

Florals: Katherine Mangicaro of Stems and Blooms Maui

Photographer: Kathryn Haldiman

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