Maui Adventure Elopement Photographer, Hawaii Weddings

Maui Adventure Elopement Photographer
Weddings in Hawaii

I returned from Maui, Hawaii recently and captured some adventure couples while there. No it wasn’t for a wedding or an adventure elopement. The couples I photographed weren’t engaged or getting married. I literally was exploring some of the Island’s adventurous locations, wedding venues, and just asked strangers if I could photograph them. This couple here is Chris and Laura. They were holding each other in a blanket watching the sunrise when I was inspired to photograph them. I simply asked if I could get a few photos, to which they agreed. Being that I was with a group, my time was limited. So, I literally only had a few minutes with them and then sprinted down a trail to catch my bus. I was the last one on the bus, but…it was so worth it. Below are some of their images from that day.

Our family loves Hawaii. I have been traveling to Hawaii recently, Maui, Kauai, and Oahu, for weddings, elopements, and adventure sessions. I take my family when I can, and it’s a great place for vacations while I’m working or exploring. My wife and I actually had our honeymoon in Maui. So, we absolutely love it there. Here’s the first adventurous Kauai wedding I photographed there at the Na ana kai botanical gardens. Actually looking back, it was more of a Hawaii elopement.

For the first time, we stayed at the Grand Wailea Resort, which we loved for our kids to swim around in their many pools, wow, their water-slides, access to the beach, and much more. We stayed at another hotel for most of the week, but we wanted to splurge and try the Grand Wailea for a few days. They also have weddings there, and hopefully I book one at that venue.


If you’re looking to get married in Hawaii, desiring to elope on one of the Hawaii Island wedding destinations, or maybe just interested in a couples adventure session, I will be traveling back there each year. I would love to hear more and book your date. There are many Hawaii wedding venues, adventurous locations, beautiful waterfalls, epic trails, and other romantic opportunities to get some creative photos. I can guide you or at least help you plan your session to help you get the best out of your photos.


I just love photographing in Maui and Kauai and know some good areas if you’re interested. In Oahu, the Kualoa Ranch is pretty read and is where they filmed quite a few movies, like Jurassic world and Lost. There are many beautiful locations there at Kualoa. Send me an email through this website. I would love to hear more about your adventure session, elopement, or wedding.


Hawaii wedding photographer with photos above the clouds on the volcano
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hawaii adventure wedding photographer capturing couple above the clouds on the mountain of Haleakala national park
haleakala sunrise on the volcano of maui
couple kissing on Haleakala during the sunrise over the clouds for an adventure
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enjoying the haleakala sunrise on Maui Hawaii


If interested in booking or to receive pricing for wedding or elopement coverage for one of the Hawaii Islands, click on the CONTACT link above to contact me. I would love to hear from you.



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Lake Tahoe Adventure Wedding Photographer, Engagement photos, Evan & Kaitlin

Adventure Couple in Lake Tahoe

Adventure Wedding Photographer, Charleton Churchill

I had been visiting with couples at The Hideout wedding venue a few weeks ago, so I planned four engagement sessions all around Lake Tahoe during that time. This wonderful couple, Evan and Kaitlin are a little closer. I photographed Evan’s sister’s wedding (Kelsey and Ryan) a few years back. They are such a great couple who enjoy being around each other. I will be photographing their wedding at the same home in West Tahoe. Evan and Kaitlin brought some clean style and owned it. Kaitlin’s dress blew in the wind, along with her hair, which looked great. When we first started, the wind was howling, rocking my truck back and forth. I was curious what kind of adventure session the good Lord was going to allow, but it turned out better than expected.

We traveled to a few locations I had previously hiked, one of which I found while exploring a new path. It had epic views for photos of the mountains, which still had some snow on them. Around Lake Tahoe, there’s always a place to photograph couples, whether you’re in the busy South Lake Tahoe, the quieter north Lake Incline Village, or anything in between or around.  There are trails and off-road areas where I use my 4wd Toyota Tacoma, sometimes for couples. I’m excited to share more weddings, engagement sessions, and adventure later. I have a lot of traveling out of state and around the world later in the year, some surprises, and other unknowns. For now, here is Evan and Kaitlin’s engagement photo session. Congratulations to them and their future together.

By the way, you can view the Top Lake Tahoe Wedding Venues here.



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