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  • Maile Maui Weddings - Maui Wedding Planner

     

    Aloha! My name is Fawn and I’m the wedding coordinator behind Maile Maui Weddings, a service that is dedicated to planning intimate weddings, elopements, and vow renewals on the beautiful island of Maui. We got our start when professional photographer Mariah Milan noticed many of her clients were planning their own small beach weddings and reaching out to her for advice and recommendations. Seeing a need to focus on couples who were only inviting their nearest and dearest or even had no guests at all, and giving them the same attention to detail and high quality wedding coordination that they could expect to receive if they were having a larger event, Maile Maui Weddings was born.

    One of my favorite parts of the wedding planning process is getting to know the couple - how they met, how their love blossomed, how they got engaged, and why they decided to get married on Maui. I’ve been blessed to meet the sweetest couples and hear some pretty amazing love stories.

    Tanja and Mike met by chance when he was traveling throughout Europe and stopped in Slovenia, where Tanja is from. Tanja, being the friendly, welcoming person she is, offered to play tour guide and sparks flew. After spending a few fun days together, they lost touch until Mike returned to Slovenia several years later. Not wanting to let an opportunity slip by this time, they took a leap and made a long distance relationship work, meeting each other every few months at various destinations in Europe and the U.S.

    Maui Wedding by Mariah Milan and Maile Maui Weddings in Makena Hawaii Tanja & Mike's wedding captured by Mariah Milan
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    After their intimate beach wedding, Tanja and Mike wanted to get romantic pictures among different scenery and they trusted us to pick the location. Mariah and I took them to a dramatic lava rock landscape where the dark rocks were contrasted by a gorgeous sunset.

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    Weiting and Wing Lok were classmates in Singapore when they were 17 years old but didn’t become a couple until three years later. Their love survived being apart for three years across four different time zones as they relocated several times for school and work. Inspired by this, I made a sign to commemorate their journey and worked with Wing Lok to include all the important places in the right order as a surprise to Weiting.

    Maui elopement by Love and Water Photography and Maile Maui Weddings at Palauea Beach Weiting & Wing Lok's elopement captured by Love and Water Photography
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    Ilian and Eddie celebrated 25 years of marriage with a Maui vow renewal surrounded by their children and close family members. Ilian and I planned for a year and I got to know what a devoted wife, mother, and teacher she is. It rained right before the ceremony and there was actually a short downpour during the ceremony, but no one let the weather get to them. The day overflowed with love and joy and a spectacular double rainbow lit up the sky.

    Maui Vow Renewal at Ironwood Beach in Kapalua by Mariah Milan and Maile Maui Weddings Ilian and Eddie's vow renewal captured by Mariah Milan
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    I love a challenge, so last minute elopements and special requests are always fun to pull off. Cecilia and Chris were visiting Maui when the idea to turn their vacation into an elopement and honeymoon hit. Their wedding, attended by their two kids, was planned in a couple days.

    Intimate Maui Wedding by Amy J Short Photography and Maile Maui Weddings at Paipu Beach Cecilia & Chris' wedding captured by Amy J Short Photography
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    Jessica and Lester’s elopement is one I will never forget. We had less than three weeks to plan, and in our first conversation, Jessica said she had always adored piglets and really wanted one to be there on her wedding day. Turns out, pigs don’t stay small for very long, so it took some time to track down a piglet. Since the piglet was still at the pet store, we couldn’t bring him to the ceremony, but Jessica was thrilled to play and get some photos with little Morley before she and Lester tied the knot.

    Maui elopement by Mariah Milan and Maile Maui Weddings in Lahaina Hawaii Jessica & Lester's elopement captured by Mariah Milan
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    Jessica also wanted fun trash the dress photos underwater and at the beach. We went to four different locations to make it all happen. The smiles on their faces made our efforts all worth while.

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    COMPANY: Maile Maui Weddings

    WEBSITE: http://www.mailemauiweddings.com

    SOCIAL: Facebook // Instagram

     
  • See Why Photography

     

    So, first of all, my name is Corey Yeasley and I'm located in West Michigan, about forty-five minutes northeast of Grand Rapids. I have never written a blog let alone a blog about myself and I will say that creative writing or writing, in general, isn't one of my strengths but throughout the years I have gained the mentality to always push myself outside of my boundaries so here it goes!

    My photography goes by the name of See Why Photography, a good friend of mine came up with the name,  which is word play off of my initials (C.Y.). Currently, I do photography as a hobby or a gig on the side of having a full-time job and it's my dream is to transition into doing photography full time. Each year I continue to make small steps forward whether it be obtaining more inquiries, getting more bookings, learning how to run the business side more diligently or even working on the creative side of photography. As I continue to push forward I learn, grow and prosper more and more every year.

    2016 was an alright year. I do believe I did a total of nine sessions, which consisted of four family sessions, 2 senior portrait sessions, one engagement session, one head shot portrait session and one model! I know that isn't a whole lot for most of you but with everything I have to balance out, i think it's a great accomplish for me and an even great momentum going into 2017.

    Basic Invite had approached me about doing a feature about my photography brand MONTHS ago! I was told that I had to choose to write about my favorite session and for the longest time I struggled with deciding which one I enjoyed the most. I had come up with a great idea. I decided to go with a  family I have worked with over the past two years to tell more of a story of this family's pregnancy journey! In 2014 I did this family's gender reveal that had everyone in suspense which was exciting on my part! Here are some of the images from that session! untitled-2014-89 untitled-2014-93 untitled-2014-97 untitled-2014-102

    Then in 2015, I did their Maternity session. These are my favorite out of all three sessions because of the way the sun hit the lens creating the sun flare!  Here are some images from that session! untitled-2015-141-Edit untitled-2015-56-Edit-2 untitled-2015-28-Edit untitled-2015-177-Edit

    And finally, in 2016, I also did their son's first-year pictures! This was a fun session as well! We went to a local park and just followed the little guy around until he wasn't having it anymore! Here are images from that session! untitled-2016-14-Edit untitled-2016-40-Edit untitled-2016-50-Edit untitled-2016-93-Edit

    Altogether I thoroughly enjoyed capturing this family's precious moments!

    I would like to encourage anyone and everyone that took the time out to read this feature of my photography journey to check out more of my work on my website.  I also would appreciate if you would check out my Instagram and Facebook. Feel free to contact me at seewhyphotog@gmail.com.

    Thank you!!

    COMPANY: See Why Photography

    WEBSITE: www.seewhyphotography.com

    SOCIAL: FacebookInstagram

     

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