woman in white standing with her new fiance shows off her engagement ring to the photographer at her surprise proposal photoshoot in Wailea

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Mike and Justine’s romantic proposal photoshoot in Wailea was nothing less than picturesque. Can we take a moment to appreciate how great is it that Mike contacted us and went out of his way to make his beach proposal extra special? The reality is this: the wave of nerves and excitement that come when you’re […]

Woman holds her chest in surprise after boyfriend proposes to her on the beach in Wailea with Love + Water Photography

Maui surprise proposals in Wailea

Looking for some inspiration to propose on Maui? Check out some of our recently Maui surprise proposals photographed at sunrise and sunset and get pinning and planning! As always, feel free to reach out to Love + Water Photography to plan your Wailea proposal. Maui surprise proposals at sunrise We love the ease of sunrise […]


newly engaged couple celebrates as fiance piggybacks on the back of her husband-to-be at sunset

Ultimate Guide to Beach Proposals in Maui, Hawaii

A beach proposal in Maui—is there anything more romantic? Here’s everything you need to know and some fun ideas for a unique and memorable engagement.


Maui surprise proposal photography

Maui surprise proposal photography at the beach in Wailea, complete with portraits from the beach and with drone! Congratulations on your engagement, Melissa and Stephen!


Surprise sunrise proposal portraits in Wailea

Josh proposed to Livvy on the beach just before sunrise in Wailea, and we were there to capture the moment! We took the couple to a second location after their proposal portraits and enjoyed a beautiful morning with the pair to celebrate this important milestone in their lives! Thank you Josh for trusting us to […]


Maui surprise proposal photography and maternity portraits

This sunset beach portrait session began as a maternity shoot and ended as a surprise proposal – and Alex is the only one who knew! As Alex and Yen walked past Adam hand-in-hand during their maternity session, Alex pulled a small black box out of his pocket and showed it to Adam on the sly. […]


Wailea Sunset Surprise Proposal

This Maui beach proposal at sunset was a total surprise for this unsuspecting fiancee-to-be! She and Erin enjoyed a beach picnic with Maui Luxe Picnics in Wailea before Adam photographed the couple and the question was popped (the answer was yes, of course!) How about that sunset light? It wraps perfectly around this newly engaged […]


Wailea Proposal photography at sunrise

When Andrew contacted us to photograph a proposal to his soon-to-be-fiancée, we got to work to plan the perfect surprise. There are two ways we approach proposals, and for this session we opted to keep Adam hidden as Andrew popped the question. Keeping hidden at sunrise when you have the beach entirely to yourself poses […]


Maui Sunset Proposal Portraits

Lawrence and Joanna’s sunset beach engagement in Wailea fell on a gorgeous, still and cloudy afternoon that made for warm, beautiful light! Lawrence took a knee on a stretch of sand the couple had all to themselves, and she said yes! Here are some highlights from our shoot that afternoon – congratulations Lawrence and Joanna!


Wailea Sunset Proposal Photography

A sunset proposal on Maui is as perfect as it sounds. When your family helps you play a part in the surprise, the event is made that much sweeter! Joe + Sarah were engaged just this week and the elements came together perfectly for this dynamic duo, whose connection shone brightly alongside those beautiful pastel […]


Surprise Maui proposal portrait at sunset

A surprise proposal on Maui at sunset – not sure it gets any more romantic than that! Congratulations Akshita + Chad, the sky above you certainly knew you had something to celebrate!


Surprise Proposal Maui beach portrait session

Arash proposed to Leila at sunrise and took her completely by surprise! The session, organized by the sister of Arash, began as a maternity shoot for Kim to disguise the secret and then transformed in to a surprise proposal! Congrats Arash + Leila on this new chapter in your lives, and thank you for choosing […]


Surprise Maui proposal photography at sunset

Mike + Alyson were engaged on Maui during a secret sunset proposal that Adam photographed at the beach! The day began pretty hectic for Mike, with delayed flights among other obstacles but, when it’s meant to be it will be and the couple made it to Maui in just the right time to have their […]


couple kisses on beach in hawaii during photoshoot

How to Incorporate the Pantone Color of 2024, Peach Fuzz, Into Your Hawaii Photoshoot

And the Pantone Color of 2024 is Peach Fuzz. Can we just say, we’re all for it. This color is a photographer’s dream. Especially when we see it almost daily during our incredibly beautiful Hawaii sunrises and sunsets on Maui, Oahu, Big Island, and Kauai. But we’ll get to more of that in a moment!   […]


Maui Family Photos on the Beach: Sunrise or Sunset?

Capture the magic of your Maui family vacation with stunning beach photos at sunrise or sunset. Maui’s pristine beaches, gentle waves, and breathtaking landscapes provide the perfect backdrop for creating lifelong memories! The question we’re most frequently asked about family beach photoshoots on Maui? What time of day to choose! The truth is, it’s up […]


couple embraces in the ocean during their engagement session in hawaii by love and water

10 Stunning Hawaii Beach Photoshoot Ideas

Looking for inspiration for your photoshoot in Hawaii? From sunrise pregnancy portraits to underwater photography in the ocean and pool, here are a few ideas to get you started!


man in white collared shirt lifts girlfriend over his head during beach engagement portrait shoot in hawaii with love and water

Maui Couples Photography in Kihei

From beach proposals to anniversary portraits, we cover a wide range of sessions for couples! Learn more about the styles of couples photography we shoot in Hawaii!


beautiful sunset Maui couples portraits for a young engaged duo

Maui Love Stories | Beach Photoshoot Ideas for Couples

As Maui photographers, we’ve had the opportunity to photograph hundreds of people in love and it’s given us plenty of wonderful beach photoshoot ideas for couples! Is there anywhere more romantic than a tropical beach? Especially here in Maui, Hawaii, where the water is clear, the air is warm, and the sky lights up in […]


Stunning Website Templates for Photographers

As a photography business owner, I don’t take making decisions about my photography website lightly. I want my clients to have a memorable experience on our website. I want their journey to be as functional and beautiful as possible. With Tonic, you really can get the best of both worlds, and these are the reasons why.


Sustainable travel to Hawaii by Love + Water Photography on Maui

Sustainable Travel in Hawaii: How to Have the Eco-vacation of a Lifetime!

Learning about sustainable travel in Hawaii is a must if you’re planning to visit any of its beautiful islands! In general, traveling isn’t a very eco-friendly activity. But exploring other areas of the world can also be so fulfilling and bring us so much joy! Those who already have the travel bug understand that it’s […]



Based in Wailea, the majority of the sessions you see on our website and portfolio were photographed here in South Maui.

Our Big Island associate team services the Waikoloa area and can capture your couples, maternity or family session in Hawaii.

Let our Oahu team capture your time on island with family, maternity and couples portraiture at sunrise and sunset.


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Kauai is a picture perfect destination perfectly suited to pastel tones and romantic moments captured in the company of mother nature!



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