I love it when guys nail it. Too often us dudes get a bad rap for not being romantic enough or remember special dates and so for, this is not the case with Alex. He emailed me month in advance wanting to setup a special day for his amazing girlfriend. He didn’t want a simple beach session he wanted more! We worked out a “Maui Adventure Shoot” that would take us up ‘Iao Valley for some exploration and then back to a quiet beach for sunset where he would drop to his knee and ask for her hand. When I get to mix hiking awesome places with photographing an awesome couple it only makes me the happiest guy around.
We met early at Kepaniwai Park, where we would circle back to finish the morning portion, but we then drove up ‘Iao Valley together. This gave me few minutes to get to know them and start a rapport with them. We hiked down to the ‘Iao stream and shot with the ‘Iao Needle towering over us, before walking up the staircase and taking a secret trail up the ridges. The views were amazing and we had such a good time! If you want a Hawaii mountain ridge background this is the place to go. We explored the Jurassic Park valley and left with some awesome photos!
We met that night in time to catch sunset at Paipu Beach. We had worked it out where I would have them go for a walk and give them space, he would then drop to his knee and pop the question! This is my favorite part! The emotion just pores out and nobody can contain it. The sun dropped and the two love birds went into the night to have a celebratory dinner. A day well spent and memories captured forever. An adventure on Maui they soon won’t forget, and neither will I.