Shannon and Justin’s Maui Sugarman Estate Wedding
Every couple has a place on this earth that is near and dear to their hearts. This place is a sort of refuge from every day life. A corner of the globe that’s all their own. For Shannon and Justin, that place is Maui. From the very first time they visited this little island in the north Pacific, it had their hearts.
Shannon and Justin’s Maui Sugarman Estate wedding was pretty much as picturesque as it gets. A ceremony by the water. A group of dolphins jumping just off shore. Cocktails at sunset with their closest friends and family and a day that both of them will remember for the rest of their lives. This was an amazing celebration and we are so happy to have been there to capture it.
Shannon and Justin’s Sunset Maui Engagement Session
Maui has to be one of the most incredible places on this planet. Volcanic rock around one corner and sandy beaches and sunsets around the other. Lush walls of greenery and flowers and the most incredible morning light.
Maui holds a special place in Shannon and Justin’s hearts. That’s why they chose this special place in the south pacific to be married. Just a few short days before they said “I do” they agreed to a sunset Maui engagement session. We wanted a chance to work with them before their wedding day and it gave us all a chance to explore the island together. They took us to Big Beach, which is Justin’s favourite on the island. A large spit of sand that stretches for what seems like miles. A casual vibe and some really pretty light in the evening (as we found out). We chased the sun down the road and spotted an amazing view of Molokini crater just off the coast of Maui.
Relationships are all around us. Sometimes the little moments of love and happiness on a wedding day make the story. For Laura and Johnathan’s beautiful Calgary Lakehouse wedding, that’s what we were seeing all day long. There were happy hugs as people realize they are suddenly family. A few tears as they remembered a loved one looking down upon the wedding from heaven. A loving embrace between grandchildren and their grandma.
The people we love and who love us most are are biggest supporters. You can feel the warmth as the bride comes down the aisle. The adoration as everyone looks on during a first dance. Love is in the happy stories told over dinner, it’s in the laughter and the tears. It’s there when a father gives his daughter away and finally it’s in the couple’s eyes as they promise to spend the rest of their lives together.