5th Anniversary on Maui

WHERE: MAKENA, HAWAII | WHO: AMBER & MIKE | WHY: ANNIVERSARY PHOTOS FOR LOVE!

Where do I even begin with how sweet and fun these two were?!

With visions of warm colors, breathtaking scenery and tons of love for one another, Amber & Mike arrived at our session location and were so excited to start shooting! What time was it? SUNSET. Yup! If you want these dramatic colors and skies…that’s what you’ve gotta opt for! And believe me, it’s worth it every time…

After 5 years and two children, these two wanted to celebrate each other and their accomplishments on Maui, they’re most favorite vacation spot ever! Can you blame them?

Cheers to these two for loving hard, laughing even harder, and making me laugh the hardest ;-)

ROMANTIC (+) IONS

WHERE: MAKENA, HAWAII  |  WHO: HANNAH & DANIEL  |  WHY: 2ND ANNIVERSARY

It's your 2nd anniversary and your 1st time to Maui...so much to do in so little time! 

When Hannah initially reached out to me, she was looking for a candid session near a waterfall, or some foliage, or mountains or maybe a beach...or all of them if possible. The Hawaiian Islands hold a special place in their hearts, as does the landscape, and she wanted to make sure they captured ALL of it during their first time to this island. And boy did we...

I'm ALL about adventures...seriously, just take a look at my Instagram feed (@amandaemmesphoto) and you'll see I'm always hopping around the islands (or world) in search of fun! I was super eager to work with Hannah & Daniel, not only because of her adventurous spirit, but because of her amazing personality and the way she described her & her husband's love for each other. Who wouldn't want to capture that?!?

Mahalo Hannah, Daniel, Mother Nature, and beyond, for filling this session with endless amounts of positive romantic ions, sunshine, laughs and amazing conversation. I can't wait to see you two on your next anniversary! 

<3

TRASH THE DRESS

LOCATION: MAUI, HAWAII   |   OCCASION: 5TH ANNIVERSARY |   PROJECT: TRASH THE DRESS

Picture this...

It's your 5 year Wedding Anniversary and you come back to where it all began...Maui, Hawaii. 

Just a short five years ago, this adorably adventurous couple was married in a beautiful ceremony in Wailea. The dress was white, crisp, and oh-so-vibrant; and the groom...so fresh and so clean. And then came the decision to celebrate this milestone just like they started it...but this time, instead of wearing her dress for the first time, she is now wearing it for the last time!

Meet Christina & Evan, two of the cutest, most positive and outgoing humans ever! Bravo to Christina for holding up and swimming in her gorgeous, but heavy, wedding dress. She made it look beyond easy, and with a smile.

Happy Anniversary Lovers! <3