Tomorrow is wedding day… Four Seasons Wailea

We have been having an absolute blast hanging out here on Maui! (We actually extended our trip for two extra days because we’re loving it so much!!)

Yesterday we experienced the most beautiful sunset at Big Beach, and I think we’re planning a trip back there before we leave!! What an amazing place to watch the sun set!

I actually shot this one pretty close to when we first arrived at the beach (Thanks to my friend Jen Santos for giving me the heads up on this amazing beach! She actually got married on the beach on the cliff above this beach!)

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Seriously, there’s always a cloud in the sky in Maui!!! (and that’s a GOOD thing!!)

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My cute wife is also a photographer (though sadly she needs to blog her pics!!!)

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And she’s a HOT model!

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And still a photographer (love it!)

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Final light of sunset with Molokini in the background. (we’re headed to Lanai for an all day snorkeling cruise Friday!)

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I like taking pictures at sunset, I LOVE taking pictures of Cheryl at sunset!!

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Oh… and the COOLEST thing about Big Beach!! The sand!!! I typically don’t like the beach simply because the gritty sand on my feet just feels gross (I know… I’m weird…) but the sand at Big Beach was INCREDIBLY soft!!! It was unreal!!

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Before we caught sunset at Big Beach we first drove to the highest point on Maui, and at just over 10,000 feet, it’s quite the trip going from sea level all the way to the top of Haleakala Volcano.

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Oh, and yes, we did hit up Sansei Sushi, and it was actually pretty darn good. Not quite on par with Arigato in Santa Barbara, but darn tasty none-the-less. I’d go back (shoot… we might go back before we leave!!!) They had a white fish carpaccio that was GREAT!!! And the wine was pretty tasty! (ok, there was one glass I sent back, but that was my bad for ordering it in the first place, I should have kept with what I was already enjoying in the first place) If you’re in Maui and you like sushi, you won’t go wrong with Sansei!

Oh, and a few quick notes from Hawaii…/what I’m learning

(all my good friends will find this hard to believe) but I can handle driving at 40 mph or slower all day long… without having the gas pedal all the way to the floor at all times (I think the only times I’ve had the pedal to the metal on Maui has been pulling into traffic) this place is so laid back!! I love it!

Ok… if you’re reading a tourist map of the roads in Maui, and it says “4×4 vehicles suggested” or something along those lines, just ignore it… this simply means the road is narrow… it’s still paved, but there may be a few small rocks that have fallen on the road that you’ll have to dodge, or just drive over (we’re talking like maybe 3 inches tall…)

when someone offers you Maui Wowi you can simply say no and they won’t be offended

I know there were more realizations… but it’s getting late, and I’ve gotta shoot a wedding tomorrow… so off to bed I go!!

  • Hi, you've amazing colours in your pictures and I love the POV. You're in a great place, take advantage of. I'm back in France after 4 weeks in South Africa. It's hard to come back but good news, I'll shoot my first wedding in Monaco end of september.

  • Looks like you're having an AMAZING time! Enjoy every moment - it's so beautiful there!
    C L

  • Cody said:

    40 mph?! Ack, that's worse than Norway! I'm sure if you stayed longer than a week, you'd have a speeding ticket. :)

  • Fred said:

    That first shot of your wife is awesome.

  • Tara said:

    40 mph? i don't believe it! it's not in your nature to drive like a grandma:)

  • Alex Robb said:

    Incredible shots! Just incredible!
    Speechless in the Tehachapis.

  • Bumatay said:

    Wow - those are breathtaking! You lucky ducks - you're in such a beautiful place right now. Enjoy the "maui wowy"! but don't try bringing any back on the plane LOL

  • Sylvia said:

    Beautiful pictures!

  • Ross said:

    Wicked photos as always Tim. Loving some of the melting colored shots of Cheryl. It makes me want to go to the beach again :)

  • daisylive5 said:

    Beautiful pictures!
    Cheryl's dress is goregous.
    The sunsets look fantastic, Im going to Hawaii in November and your pictures are only making me more excited! I can't wait!