Brea and Steve’s Maui, Hawaii Destination Wedding. Aloha!!

Posted on Nov 28, 2011 in Destination Weddings, The Smuteks, Weddings | 9 Comments

Well folks, here it is!.. the long awaited, much anticipated, Maui wedding blog post! Let me just start by saying what an incredible honor it was to be flown half way across the world to photograph Brea and Steve’s Hawaii wedding. While this was not my first destination wedding, this was the first that took me a few time zones and an ocean away. I am so grateful to have such an awesome job and amazing clients that have allowed these experiences in my life. What is interesting though, is that regardless of whether the wedding takes place on a paradise island or in a small hometown church, being there when two people promise to spend the rest of their lives together, well- what can I say?.. Wow, I have a really cool job.

We started the day at the Makena Golf and Beach Resort in Makena Maui, Hawaii…

A view from the resort…

First, I met up with Brea and her mom while Brea got ready…

I just love being there to witness these touching moments…

I then headed down the hall to hang out with Steve and his dad for a few…

We then headed down stairs where Brea and Steve had a very sweet “first look”…

The Makena Beach and Golf resort has fantastic grounds to work with. Brea, Steve and I stole a few moments to “work the grounds” and get this series of shots…

Then, it was off to the “secret beach” where Brea and Steve were married…

After the ceremony, we took advantage of the great Maui scenery and the early evening light…

Brea’s bouquet was adorned by her late Uncle’s dog tag…

Stay tuned for some shots from Brea and Steve’s Trash the Dress session!!

Are you planning a destination wedding? If so, please don’t hesitate to contact me!

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  1. Brea
    November 28, 2011

    Thank you again for everything Jen! We couldn’t have been happier with our choice to bring you and Jimmy along :)

    • jennifer
      December 3, 2011

      Oh no… Thank you Brea! Jimmy and I had a blast working with you and Steve, and well, Maui was pretty cool too!!!

  2. Anonymous
    November 29, 2011

    breathtaking! you really are a very talented photographer.

    • jennifer
      December 3, 2011

      Well thank you! They were such a fantastic couple to work with!

  3. Myra
    November 30, 2011

    Simply beautiful, Jen! : )

    • jennifer
      December 3, 2011

      Wow, thanks Myra! It was a lot of fun!

  4. Linda k
    December 3, 2011

    Jennifer, you have officially taken my breath away. I think that these are some of your best shots EVER. joe and I wanna to go to Hawaii just so you can shoot us! Kudos and props to you. Well done.

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    October 10, 2013

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