Destination weddings in Maui are usually set on the beach, but Anna and Kalle wanted to do things a bit differently. After Kalle’s brother was married in Maui and honeymooned on the Big Island, it didn’t take much convincing that a Hawaiian wedding was right for them. “The idea of eloping is so romantic, we decided to do the same,” Anna said. Sailing provided the perfect venue, with more privacy than a traditional beach wedding. Since Kalle had learned to sail while studying at Berkeley, it was the ideal alternative.

I met up with Anna and Kalle in Lahaina, where we began our photo session in the historic Banyan Tree Park before boarding the sleek blue hulled Shadowfax for the wedding. Cobalt-colored heels were Anna’s “something blue” and she carried a beautiful bouquet of light pink roses in two shades. While sailing, the breeze whipped the bride’s hair around, giving her a pretty, natural windblown look. After munching on a simple, healthy spread that included fresh veggies, ripe strawberries and cashews, the couple toasted with champagne at sunset.

Maui Wedding Photography by Barry Frankel 

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Wedding Coordination by America Salinas / The Maui Wedding Company

Wedding Ceremony aboard Shadowfax

Flowers by Dellables

Officiated by Pia Aluli

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”We chose Hawaii for our Maui wedding because of the weather and the beautiful beaches,” Evelyn said. “Coming from a busy place like Los Angeles, Maui was paradise for us.” The couple chose a destination for their guests to truly relax in at a setting that they’d remember for years to come.
Evelyn and Neil met at a mutual friend’s house during a birthday party, and knew this was something special. Neil anxiously waited for the right moment and then proposed on Christmas Day. Neil studied and practiced the proposal in Spanish, knowing this would make things memorable and special for Evelyn, and of course it did.
The couple planned their Maui wedding ceremony choosing aqua for the color scheme, which was perfect against the natural backdrop of Kaanapali Beach.
A big Mahalo to the following vendors who made this beautiful wedding so special.
Wedding Venue and Catering: Kaanapali Beach Hotel
Florals by: Dellables
Live music: Ernest Puaa “Da Barefoot Warrior”
DJ: KC Sound Maui
Officiant: Laki Kaahumanu

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We specialize in creative family portrait sessions and engagement shoots.

The Fine Print: The session must be booked by November 15th & scheduled for 2013.

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A Maui Wedding Celebration

September 25, 2013

When Kayla and Jarrett exchanged vows at the Honua Kai Resort and Spa in Maui, I was honored to capture the event as their wedding photographer. Kayla told me that they had chosen a destination wedding in Maui after hearing vacation stories from several friends and family members – not one of them had a bad thing to say. After doing a bit of research, the couple decided it was the perfect setting for their most special day. Following the ceremony, the newlyweds headed to the Old Lahaina Luau  for dinner with their family and friends.

Kayla met Jarrett when they began working together in the restaurant industry, but it was five years before the couple got engaged. The wait was well worth it – after spending the day hiking to the waterfall at Radium Hot Springs in British Columbia, Jarrett told his soon-to-be fiancée that he loved her, seconds before he asked her to marry him.

Special thanks to my associate Sue Hudelson, and the Maui Wedding vendors who provided their professional services.

Hair and Makeup by Dan Sanchez Salon

Flowers and wedding bouquets provided by Bella Bloom

Wedding officiant services by Ernest Pua’a

Music provided by Ricardo Dioso 

Maui Wedding Photographer Barry Frankel Island Fresh Photography 

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It was an honor to photograph the beautiful Hawaii wedding celebration of Erika and James married on Friday, July 5th, 2013, on the stunning waterfront of Papohaku Beach Park. Maui’s neighbor island Molokai is incredibly beautiful and flying to and from the island on a small plane was an adventure in itself. While I usually shoot destination weddings on Maui, Erika and James’ special day was a welcome change of pace.
 
Together since 2008, the couple met shortly after Erika began working in Kalaupapa National Park. They fell in love during a volunteer conservation weekend, which isn’t the typical backdrop for the beginning of a romance. Hawaii is so beautiful, though, that I suppose anywhere can be the right setting for a love story!
 
James proposed on December 9th, 2011, but not until the couple had completed the Honolulu Marathon they’d spent four months preparing for. After running with the South Sea pearl engagement ring in his hydration bag for the full 26.2 miles, the exhausted couple listened to Jake Shimabukoro play the ukelele at Kapiolani Park. Moments later, James got down on one knee to ask Erika if she would marry him.
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During the ceremony, modern and traditional rituals combined to honor the couple’s Hawaiian, Filipino and Jewish heritages. This blend of customs and backgrounds were ideal for photographing a unique, vivid Hawaiian wedding. Thanks to the couple’s supportive friends and family, the wedding was largely DIY, from the florals to the cake.
 

Maui Wedding Photography by Barry Frankel / Island Fresh Photography

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The Makena Beach House was the perfect setting for Neal and Shelagh’s White Orchid Wedding on Maui. The bride and groom were joined by friends and family who travled across the country and the blue Pacific from the Northern Territory of Canada to witness the couples Maui beach wedding.

A big mahalo to Steven Cook and all the folks at A White Orchid Wedding for their efforts in creating another successful wedding event in paradise.

 

Island Fresh Photography by Barry Frankel

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Ali and Erik were recently wed at Kapalua Bay Maui on a beautiful afternoon filled with sunshine, color, and lots of love. The newlyweds enjoyed a wonderful honeymoon Maui style before traveling back home where Ali is a nurse, and Erik is a fireman. What a great match! Best wishes to the happy couple as they embark on an amazing journey together.

Hawaiian Wedding ceremony conducted by Reverend Pia Aluli.

 

Kapalua Bay Maui Wedding Photography by Barry Frankel / Island Fresh Photography

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Christine and Andrew chose the White Orchid Wedding Beach House in Makena, Maui for their wedding ceremony this Spring. The couple invited friends and family for the gathering, and everyone was treated to a beautiful Maui morning for the wedding vows. Blue skies, a warm sea breeze, and our visiting humpback whales playing in the ocean just off the beach!

Big mahalo to Jackie Ishikawa and her professional staff at A White Orchid Wedding for taking care of all the details, including the lovely orchids, and beautiful flower leis.

Thanks as always to my associate Sue Hudelson for her help and skills that keep me focused. Mahalo to Reverend Kimo Kirkman for another beautiful ceremony.

Best wishes to Christine and Andrew, and their journey together as husband and wife!

Maui Wedding Photography by Barry Frankel / Island Fresh Photography

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Kapalua Maui Wedding

February 5, 2013
Candace and Kevin chose a lovely private estate on the Kapalua Bay Plantation Golf course for their Maui wedding celebration. The couple met while working together, and became best of friends in a flash. It was clear to Candace and Kevin that they had met the one they loved, and wedding plans ensued. A wedding in Maui was at the top of their list of locations to get married, knowing Maui’s tropical paradise would be perfect – and it was. Candace and Kevin’s son Kaden stole the show with his beaming smile and bright orange bow tie! Mahalo to Victoria with MAC Makeup for her artistry and to Hanna from the kitchen at Maui Culinary Academy for the beautiful wedding cake.

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True romance is a rare and beautiful thing, and for Dija and Robert it was love at first sight. A chance encounter at a stop light during the drive home brought these two together. A couple of quick words and smiles were exchanged when the light turned green, and they both continued on. Dija had left quite an impression on Robert that day, and nearly a year later fate would bring them together again. This time Robert made sure to act on his first impression and the two began what has proven to be a wonderful relationship. Robert proposed to Dija during their visit to Maui, and the couple are planning their wedding for later this year. We had a windy and wet day to start the session in Kapalua, but the clouds cleared and beautiful skies prevailed for our engagement shoot. Best wishes to Robert and Dija on their romantic and loving journey together.

Maui Wedding Photography by Barry Frankel Island Fresh Photography

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