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Most of the wedding I photograph are destination events, so I don’t always get to do an engagement session with my couples. Lauren, Arie, and I became quick friends from a few skype calls while they were planning their wedding. However, nothing compares to meeting in person! I was so excited to get to hang out with them away from the wedding and in the amazing Maui landscape.

Lauren and Arie wanted to explore a lesser-known area of Maui, so I took them to one of my favorite locations. We wanted to do something fun and full of adventure. Maui never disappoints!

Since racing and driving cars are such a huge part of Arie’s life, he wanted to incorporate that into their Maui Adventure Engagement Session. His friend owns this amazing Red Bronco, so we HAD to borrow it for the session.

The chemistry between these two is insane. Lauren and Arie were laughing together throughout the entire engagement session! I love when my couples can fully let loose and be themselves in front of the camera. The day couldn’t have been more perfect! We had the entire place to ourselves, the wind was perfect to give lots of motion in Lauren’s dress, and we had a gorgeous rainbow. It’s not too often that we get perfect rainbows like this one! Maui was showing off for these two!

I always recommend that my destination wedding couples book an engagement session. You may be wondering why since the photos will be done so close to the wedding. Doing an engagement session or day after session gives you the opportunity to tell the entire story of your destination wedding, not just the wedding day. My couples are always so happy to have images of them in a lifestyle setting and at their wedding. How fun to get to remember the day leading up to your wedding?!

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