I generally don’t like to write anything when I post weddings because I usually feel that the photos speak for themselves. You don’t need me to tell you how madly in love and devoted the bride and groom are to each other. These things are obvious. But Matt and Tonya’s wedding in Maui is not something I can go without talking about. Charlie and I have never experienced such amazing hospitality as we did from Matt and Tonya. Every step of the way they were considering us and trying to make us feel as comfortable as possible. They are one of the sweetest, kindest, and most generous couple’s we have ever had the pleasure of working with.
On top of being wonderful, we love their taste in weddings! They had a small ceremony with their immediate family and a few close friends on Makena Sunset Beach near Kiehi, followed by dinner at a restaurant close by. By the time the ceremony started, Charlie and I felt like part of the family. We knew each person’s name and everyone was so welcoming and courteous to us. Matt and Tonya were relaxed about what transpired in regards to their portraits. While we could have taken the whole day to shoot on beautiful Maui, we ended up only having about 30 minutes before the ceremony to do their first look and take photo’s. They rolled with us every step of the way and it turned out great.
Ten years ago, when I was in middle school with these two and they started dating, I never would have thought that we would be traveling to Maui with them for their wedding. It has absolutely been the highlight of our year. We can’t thank you two enough!