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Princess Stays at the Fairmont Kea Lani in Wailea, Maui, Hawaii !

Stockwells return to Maui, never to leave again.  One year of Northern 
California weather was enough.  37 degrees and rain on Christmas, receiving 
heavy socks and sweat shirts as gifts, convinced me that we'd left heaven and 
ended up in the bad place.  Waiting for our new digs to close, we spent 10 days 
at the Fairmont Kea Lani.  If you are not aware of it, the Kea Lani is a PET 
FRIENDLY resort and the staff was extremely friendly to our Maltese Anna, the 
second light of our lives.  Markus, our grandson being number one.  Our smiling 
frisky companion couldn't scamper 20 feet without someone wanting to take her 
picture.  This really added to the fun of staying there.  We could have rented 
her out to guests missing their doggies.  As we sauntered through the lobby, 
leash in hand, the staff would say "hi Anna". I really wanted to rename her 
'Princess Kea Lani', which means 'heavenly white' in Hawaiian.  I've 
photographed numerous weddings at the Kea Lani, and it was pure luxury to be 
there as a guest.  

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From the Four Seasons Resort In Wailea, Maui to the Westin Villas in Ka'anapali, Maui

Natasha, Raj & Joshua

Ten years ago Natasha and Raj married at the Four Seasons on now extinct Seasons 
Lawn.  An adults only pool (no that doesn't means clothing optional) occupies 
the space of the once best wedding site on Maui.  August 25, 2013 I had the 
privilege of photographing the three of them having magically added superstar 
Joshua.  Natasha told me they still treasure their photos.  Super nice people 
make my occupation extremely rewarding.  They live in the SF Bay Area where I 
photographed weddings for twenty years.  Go Niners!  

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The Fairmont Kea Lani in Wailea, Maui, Hawaii, is a beautiful place to photograph weddings

Jamie, Kevin and the two boys became a family at the luxurious Fairmont Kea 
Lani.  The two boys were extremely polite and well behaved. I commented, "Wow, 
the beatings must have paid off."  Kea Lani means 'heavenly white' in Hawaiian 
and Jamie certainly looked heavenly in her white gown.  The following day we met 
at Ulua beach and enjoyed the Maui's vast treasure trove of white sands and awe 
inducing sunsets. It doesn't get much better than this.


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I frequently photograph weddings with just 2 people - Makena Cove (Secret Beach), Makena, Maui, Hawaii

Two Say I Do

What could be more ideal than leaving the relatives 6,000 miles away and 
actually enjoying your wedding.....a concept most people can relate to.  
Frolicking, sans black tie, in the soft white sand sure beats standing in a 
receiving line greeting 250 of your closest friends.  K & K  made the most of 
it,  including furtively smuggling in a bottle of bubbly.  Don't tell the beach 
cops.  Seemingly oblivious to my presence, they frolicked as I snapped.  Thank 
God they didn't hire some bozo who meticulously poses each pinky, while a crew 
of grips and lighting techs scramble for position.  Amazing how much work it is 
to produce snooze producing photos.

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The Westin Kaanapali Resort, Maui, Hawaii is a great venue for wedding photography

Krista and Terry were married at the Westin Kaanapali Resort.  The Westin has 
everything from waterfalls to Flamingos, but from what I understand, wedding 
photos are no longer permitted on Kaanapali beach.  

The Makena Surf Condominiums has two beaches, both perfect for either weddings, 
or in Krista and Terry's case, a day-after "trash the dress" shoot.  Great 
people, great weather and loads of fun.  What could be better!

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This wedding I photographed at a private estate in Maui, Hawaii

From Makani 'Olu Ranch in Wailuku to Ulua Beach in Wailea, I had rare 
opportunities to photograph the extraordinarily vivacious and attractive Alyssa.  
Marcello showed up too.  Grooms make great props with which to highlight the 
bride.  Let's be frank!  We all know it's the brides wedding.  The ceremony took 
place at Alyssa's parents house in Lahaina and was tastefully and elegantly 
staged. In my opinion, no other profession could be more rewarding than wedding 
photography.  Preserving irreplaceable moments in time for truly deserving 
couples and their families is exceedingly fulfilling.


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