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Elegant Cliffside Wedding in Hawaii

Ladies, listen up! What you’ve heard is true, we’ve officially found your dream wedding. Get ready to say hello to the newest love of your life, or better yet what we like to call the perfect Maui masterpiece, and it’s all thanks to the ever so talented Wendy Laurel. A day drenched in tropical sun, one gorge cliff backdrop, and a romance that is practically palpable, we invite you to witness it all in THE VAULT!


From Wendy LaurelGetting married on Maui when its cold at home is a fabulous idea. Especially when you mix the luxurious surroundings of the Ritz Carlton Kapalua and the gorgeous scenery of West Maui. Clarissa and Andrew choose Maui for their wedding to accommodate their guests and family from all over the world. And really who can complain about a wedding in Hawaii? Their elegant wedding took place in the Sacred Hearts church in Kapalua with an outdoor reception by the beach on the hotel property. A gorgeous cliff with the deep blue ocean swirling below provided the perfect backdrop for bride and groom portraits.

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Photography: Wendy Laurel | Cake: Ritz Carlton Kapalua | Ceremony Venue: Sacred Hearts Church At Ritz Carlton | Reception Venue: Ritz Carlton Kapalua | Photography Assistance: Jeffrey Oltman

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Surprise Maui Proposal for Morgan from Survivor + Kevin

When photographer Wendy Laurel got a call from Morgan to do a couple’s shoot for her and her boyfriend, Kevin, neither of them knew yet what was in store for that special day… A surprise proposal! Luckily, Wendy was there to capture the adorable couple in all their newly-engaged bliss, and was sweet enough to share all the snaps with us in the gallery here!

From Wendy LaurelIf you ever watched Survivor — the Beauty vs. Brains series, you might not expect that Morgan is as sweet and soft spoken as she is. We all knew she was beautiful though. Morgan and her boyfriend, Kevin, headed out to Maui for a little vacation. She called me up and scheduled a fun couple’s shoot. Little did she knew that Kevin was going to propose on that same day. She said YES of course!

The wind was blowing, the sun was in and out of the clouds, the surf was loud… all in all, a pretty typical beach day on the upper west side of Maui. Morgan and Kevin are so in love and so sweet with each other. It was such a fun time shooting them together.

Photography: Wendy Laurel | Location: Kapalua Beach, Maui

Maui Beach Engagement

Get ready to break open the bubbly loves, it’s Friday! And we’ve got one pretty day ahead of us, starting with this love sesh in Maui from Wendy Laurel. My favorite part (aside from this couple’s utter cuteness that pours from the images) is the lush coral floral crown from Mandy Grace Design that ties the whole thing together. Hop over to the sandy gallery for the rest!

From Wendy Laurel PhotographyKate and Chris have known each other forever. Growing up in Alaska they meet in school and were great friends. But it wasn’t until later that they fell in love. Chris went away to Annapolis for the Navy Academy. Kate is an artist and her and she and Chris feel lucky to be living in Hawaii while Chris is stationed here. Their wedding is next year and they wanted something pretty and very Hawaii and creative for their engagement photos.

Photography: Wendy Laurel Photography | Florals: Mandy Grace Design | Hair + Makeup: Susan Bortz Designs | Ironwoods Beach: Ironwoods Beach In Kapalua

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