We came across a pretty talented Maui photographer recently and can't help but share his images. Chris Archer is a Maui photographer specializing in landscapes and portraits.
There are many reason for seeking the convenience of a North Kihei stay. First, it's central location has drive times of 20-25 minutes to Lahaina, 5 minutes to Wailea, 15-20 minutes to Paia, and 5 minutes to Maalaea.
Planning your dream wedding in the Aloha State? Check out our destination wedding tips for the best advice to enjoy your big day!
Every bride has nightmares about what could go wrong. And these brides show us just how bad it can be. Thankfully, you can learn from their horrible mistakes! […]
Whale Watching on Maui is a must-do activity for those traveling between December and April. In the meantime, check out these rainbow beauties!
With renovations & a new title as the "Most Romantic Hotel in Wailea," South Maui's Hotel Wailea is the perfect getaway for intimate rest & relaxation.
Scuba Diving in Maui is a great activity for the whole family. Experience Maui's unique underwater life with one of Maui's best, Scuba Mike!
You know what's better than driving through scenic roads on Maui? Doing it in a 1957 Porsche Speedster! Enter Maui Roadsters, your new ride to Maui luxury.
Here are some photos from a wedding on the Pride of Maui taken by Natalie Brown Photography. The wedding ceremony was performed at a private residence in Kihei, south Maui, then the reception was held on the boat. Leaving from Maalaea Harbor, the Pride of Maui cruised along the coast making for some great photos and excellent memories. […]
After filming sights along the Road To Hana for 11 hours on Monday, there are a few striking lessons learned. 1. You can’t possibly see everything in 1 day. […]
Without question, our favorite thing to do on any given day on Maui is to take a sunset cocktail cruise. We’ve written this article to help you better understand what goes into a Maui sunset cruise, whether the Green Flash is real, why you may hear the call of a conch shell, and sunset times for this July. There are several reasons to go on a Maui Sunset Cruise. Here are a few: […]
Hana’s Hamoa Beach – Ancient Sailing Port by Douglas Bowser As a professional photographer living on Maui for the last 16 years, I feel so lucky to have seen so many different areas of this amazing island. Many of these regions like Hamoa Beach, are always making some top 5 list, and are of course beautiful. But Hamoa is so small compared to many Maui beaches, and unlike the larger and more well known ones located on the south and west sides of the island, Hamoa is small and hard to find. Hamoa has a small pavilion and a few chairs put out by Hotel Hana and access is a steep path coming down from a narrow road with little parking. I had little appreciation for it until I went out on a Hana tour and learned the stories of this area from a local born tour driver. (Valley Isle Excursions toll free: 1-877-871-5224) […]
The Shins absolutely rocked the house at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center last night at the Castle Theater. They played a good grip of our old favorites as well as some new ones off their newest album, Port Of Morrow. The evening began with cocktails and familiar faces outside the entrance of the Castle at MACC. We were really happy to see that the art exhibit next door was still open (closes I believe in a few days.) Beautiful pieces lined the walls, including one piece from Jefferson Stillwell. We strolled around seeing some amazing local art before The Shins began playing. […]
There’s good reason why so many people choose to get married on Maui each year. Because of the heavy flow of business, Maui wedding vendors are in no short supply. This is why it’s important to choose very carefully who you decide go with when picking caterer, wedding planner, photographer, DJ, officiant, and much more. This is the beginning of a serious of posts about weddings where we’ll discuss our favorites, starting with photographer. […]
Planning a destination wedding anywhere can be stressful. How do you know if a particular vendor is worth booking? Example: Is this florist really professional and trustworthy or are they smoking half of what they grow? […]
A few year’s ago we mentioned Maui Beach portraits by Grins 2 Go out of Ka’anapali, west Maui. Since then, we’ve listened to many positive reviews, and we’ve seen many beautiful new photos being produced. So, we think it’s time to recognize them again on Maui Goodness. If you have family with you while visiting our incredible island, make sure to get a professional family portrait in Maui, Hawaii. […]
We’d like to share some incredible photos that Michael Chad Photography took recently when Jaws was breaking. Even though the waves didn’t reach record size this day, they’re by no means small. It’s frightening enough to think about being towed into Maui waves on a surfboard, but imagine kitesurfing into these massive waves! I think it’s safe to say that these guys have balls. […]
We’ve listed our favorite parts of the Maui Photo Festival along with some things that can be improved. THE GOOD Location! Perfect for outdoor photo shoots and workshops. The beaches here are amazing and perfect for sunsets. you can’t ask for a better area to shoot at. Warm, Strong Community. This is different from any other photography convention we’ve been to. It’s not as huge as some of the mainland conventions, which brings people together more to meet and learn from each other. These things are fantastic for networking and learning from other professionals and enthusiasts. It’s a less intimidating environment allowing everyone time to speak to the pros and mingle. […]
We love this wedding because of the high-level of style. Everything from table settings to her magnificent dress had thought behind it. Not only was this couple creative, good-looking and fun to be around, they have style oozing out of every pore. Thank you Natalie, for sharing your photos with us yet again. We love looking at them and we hope you’ll continue to send them to us. If you want to see more about Maui weddings, go to the Maui Information Guide where there’s a long list of favorite vendors as well as tips for your wedding. Some of the Maui wedding vendors we’ve listed specialize in catering, photography, transportation, planning, flowers, and even fire dancing. Check them out! […]
We attended a recent wedding on the water that was perfect and merits the “Classic Maui Wedding” award. The ceremony was on the water, next to a pool, where shortly afterwards 2 bars were opened up to us. The pupus were delicious and the drinks strong. Dinner was great too and was served in a spacious indoor room. The ceilings were vaulted and the ocean view was still intact. Everyone had a great time as we ended the night partying, dancing, and singing the night away. See more Maui wedding photography by Natalie Brown Photography. […]
Hawaii Photo Rental has become the savior to professional Hawaii photographers and a real treat for vacationing visitors. When visiting, you don't need to bring your expensive gear, or if you don't have any, you can test out photo equipment and get photos that you'd never get in Hawaii. For professionals, you have a back-up [...]
This year at the Maui Photo Festival, some of the best photographers on the island joined up to enjoy lectures, hands-on sessions, and connect with the photography community. We went to many of the classes and lectures and found most of them extremely helpful. Some classes were enormously helpful in learning tips and tricks about [...]
We've just recently discovered Beach Portraits Maui, which is run by Grins 2 Go out of Kaanapali Beach, Maui. They offer very affordable rates for high-quality photography. Specializing in beach portraits, they've earned a reputation from their professionalism and skill when photographing couples, families and groups on the beach. Give them a call at (808) [...]
Natalie Brown Photography recently shared a photo shoot with us that is truly unique. She was hired to secretly photograph an engagement on the beach. As she told us the story, you could tell how it affected her just by the enthusiasm in her voice. She went on to explain how she's enjoyed shooting photos [...]