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Maui Wedding Photographer | Upcountry Maui Wedding

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Maui Wedding Photographer | Upcountry Maui Wedding

On August 14th, Anna and Asbjorn joined their lives together in marriage during a simple, yet elegant wedding in Upcountry Maui, Hawai’i. Anna was borned and raised on Maui, while Asbjorn is from Denmark. They met and fell in love during a mission trip on the Big Island of Hawai’i.

The wedding took place at a stunning private venue located in Kula, Maui. The father-of-the-bride crafted a handmade cross for the couple to say their vows under, and guests were seated in a natural amphitheater. On the day of the wedding, the weather forecast predicted rain, but the rain held off. The couple opted not to do a traditional first look, but instead, they prayed together prior to the ceremony. The groom kept his eyes closed and back turned to keep the surprise of seeing his bride for the first time on their wedding day while she walked down the aisle.

After a traditional Hawaiian luau dinner, there was a brief sermon followed by song and worship. Perhaps one of the most touching parts of the day for me was witnessing the newlyweds sing and perform together. The bride had written a song as a surprise for her beloved, and it was quite touching.

While photographing their wedding, I was often overwhelmed with the pure love and joy that Anna and Asbjorn exude for each other, which is strongly grounded in their shared faith and love for God. This was a particular special wedding for me because the family are good friends of mine, and I am honored that they chose me to be their wedding photographer. I wish Anna and Asbjorn a lifetime of love and happiness, and best wishes as they start building their new life together here on Maui. Ho'omaikai' ana (Congratulations)!

Kind words from the bride:

Katy was our wedding photographer, and she was so amazing!!! She did an amazing job of learning exactly what we wanted, and worked with us to make it happen! She was professional and great at making us feel comfortable and getting us in the right positions for perfect photos. I highly recommend her for weddings or any other photos you want taken!

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Places to Visit in Maui, Hawaii | The Sacred Garden

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Places to Visit in Maui, Hawaii | The Sacred Garden

One of my favorite activities to do with my boyfriend's children is geocaching.  Geocaching involves using GPS coordinates to hunt for hidden "treasures", which are containers or objects that are placed in various outdoor locations.  Recently, we were searching for geocaches in Upcountry Maui, and we stumbled upon a geocache that is located on the stunning property of The Sacred Garden in Makawao.  That led us to spending a few hours exploring the beauty and peace with the Sacred Garden.

The Sacred Garden is a non-profit botanical garden that is free to the public.  The Sacred Garden features an amazing collection of plants, flowers, living shrines, two labyrinths, and plenty of space to mediate or connect with friends and loved ones.   They also host a variety of groups, organizations, classes, and retreats.  Whether you are visiting Maui or you live here, be sure to check them out!

 

 

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