Leah and Gareth's Wedding in Maui | Destination and Travel Photographers

“For me the magic of Hawaii comes from the stillness, the sea, the stars." -Joanne Harris

It's a special treat when I get to travel for a wedding, and Leah and Gareth picked the perfect place for their destination wedding: Maui! Besides being a stunning vacation spot, Maui has a special place in their lives, and the lives of their family. Leah grew up traveling to Maui, and stayed often at the venue they chose for their ceremony.  Their venue, Puamana Vacations, is located in the beautiful region of Lahaina in West Maui. I immediately fell in love with the lush greenery, and the tropical views, and couldn't wait to use the locations around the property for their photos. 

The day of their ceremony was incredibly special. They thought through every detail imaginable, and all the special touches made their day feel very personable. I loved the signature cocktail menu that was written on a giant leaf, and the little pineapples atop each menu! The carefully decorated tablescapes really set the scene for the celebratory toasts and elegant cake. Everyone who attended their ceremony and reception clearly loved this precious couple, and I felt so welcomed as the photographer. Leah chose vibrant red bridesmaid dresses, and they really captured the feel of the islands. Thanks to this darling pair for allowing me such an honor; I wish you both years and years of love and happiness!


Venue: Puamana Vacations
Planning and design: Nicole at Celebrations Maui
Catering: Celebrations Maui
Beauty by Trisha -  beautybytrisha.com 
DJ: Scott at Maui DJ Services 
Tablerunners & napkins  - Mandy at the Adorn Company
Fire dancer:  Joey
Floral: Teresa Sena Florals
Calligraphy and all signs: Miss B Calligraphy
Wedding arch: Hawaiian Style Event Rentals 
Lighting: Epic Lighting
Tableware: Set Maui
Tables, chairs, and linens: Island Rents 
Photography: Olivia Leigh Photography  

rustic central oregon wedding | Destination wedding photography

I was referred to Kathryn and Jeff by another photographer and couldn't be more happy they found me!   Not only was their Bend, Oregon wedding spectacular and beautiful, they were one of the sweetest couples I have worked with.  The bridal party and family members were all so welcoming and wonderful to work with as well.  Whenever I have a destination or getaway wedding I also love to make a weekend or trip out of it.  The couple was so sweet to invite us to stay and come to their rehearsal and get together.  We came early to scout out the beautiful Suttle Lake Resort.   The venue is so beautiful with rustic cabins, mountain views, a lake, and a beautiful stream.  Shauna Davis with Stepping Stone Wedding Events did a great job with all of the decor mixing vintage with rustic elements.  The bride's mom and grandmother worked very hard to make the coffee filter flowers for the alter and other decor!  Talk about dedication!   I always love when couples get married by water and the beautiful mountains.   The wedding was a perfect blend of rustic elegance with such gorgeous scenery.  They chose this location so all of their family members could really have a relaxing getaway and spend more time together throughout the weekend.  I think Central Oregon is a wonderful option for couples looking for that perfect outdoor destination wedding.  I couldn't be happier for Kathryn and Jeff thank you for letting me be a part of your big weekend and your wonderful wedding day! 

Wedding Gown: Justin Alexander | Boutique : Blush Bridal | Groom's Suit: Blush Bridal | Groomsmen Rentals: Blush Bridal | Venue: Lodge at Suttle Lake | Floral Design: Sunsweet Flower Garden | Coordinating and Rentals: Shauna Davis Stepping Stone Wedding Events and Rentals Cake and desserts: Market of Choice Bakery | Makeup: Bride's sister (Jamie) | Hair: Zante an Aveda Salon