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Paia Update- August 2015

I went away for two weeks in July, and upon returning, it seemed like there was a whole flurry of activity in Paia!  New shops had opened, other shops had moved, restaurants are closing and opening, and the construction boom is still in full force!

Here’s a run down of what’s new in Paia:

SHOPS

Congratulations to Christine and Tim Thevenard on the opening of their beautiful new shop Luna and Tide (website still under construction but has contact info)  – this shop is worth the entry just to see their gorgeous floors. I popped my head in when I was cruising around town with a four year old (who is not much for shopping) so I will have to go back and check out the shop soon solo. Plus they have my favorite Robena painting. According to Christine, “Luna & Tide is a new Paia store filled with gifts, art and home decor.  Many of the products that are sold here support and give back to the world artisans communities were they are from.  We are looking forward to working with more local artisan as well. Please come in to visit!”

A shop that is no longer in Paia is the custom swimwear shop ‘Love the Beach (and I believe she’s still making custom suits but I’m trying to confirm this!)- the space is now called The Mermaid Inn, and shares that same owners as the neighboring Paia Mercantile.  More on the Mermaid Inn coming soon… 

I can’t keep track of where everyone has been or is going, but it appears that Nectar Creations is now in the former Hemp House location and Original Kashmir (which appears to be a kind of import store with all kinds of crystals, jewelry and of course, cashmere) has taken its place along Hana Highway.

RESTAURANTS

Hana Ranch Provisions - Opening August 2015 - New Restaurant Paia, Hawaii

Hana Ranch Provisions Opens in Paia!

The big news in the Paia restaurant world is the opening of Hāna Ranch Provisions.  The to-go counter (most recently Moana Bakery) is currently open, and the restaurant side will be opening for dinner on Friday, August 28!   According to the press release “Hāna  Ranch  is  thrilled  to  introduce  Hāna  Ranch  Provisions,  a  new  community  gathering  place  that,  at  its  core,  will  strive  to  provide  a  wholesome,  ingredient-­focused  food  experience,”  said  Linh  Phu,  culinary  manager  of  Hāna  Ranch.  “We  look  forward  to  sharing  all  of  the  Hāna  Ranch  grown  products  and  stories  through  Hāna  Ranch  Provisions,  where  each  dish  will  be  inspired  by  our  land,  history  and  culture.”

The to-go counter is open from 8:30am – 2pm, and the  restaurant  will  serve  breakfast,  lunch  and  dinner  daily.  A  sampling  of  planned  menu  items  include  daily  pastries,  sandwiches  on  freshly  baked  bread,  squeezed  juices,  house-­‐butchered  smoked  meats  and  sausages  and  more,  with  the  majority  of  ingredients  sourced  by  Hāna  Ranch.      The  restaurant  will  be  led  by  a  management  team  with  decades  of  combined  experience  in  the  culinary  industry,  including  Linh  Phu,  culinary  manager,  and  Morgan  Maki,  hospitality  manager  of  Hāna  Ranch.   Follow Hāna Ranch Provisions on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.  (Photos courtesy of Hāna  Ranch)

Hana Ranch Provisions Opens in Paia, Maui

Events

Award-winning shore break photographer Clark Little will be holding a Signing and Meet & Greet Event on Thursday, August 27 from 5-7pm at Hi-Tech in Paia.

Clark Little will be at the store meeting with fans, signing autographs, and taking photos. Hurley + Clark Little Apparel Line “Flash Pack” , Clark Little 2016 Calendars and Clark’s latest book, Shorebreak (Standard Edition), will be available for purchase. Product quantities may be limited. 

Clark Little Maui Tour 2015 - Paia, Maui, Hawaii

New Construction

And the ongoing construction in Paia seems to be, well, ongoing.  Want more information about leasing space in Paia?  Click here.  

And once again, if you are reading all the way down here, you must be really bored.  So take a ride with me. Do you know what’s a fun website to check out? Craigslist.  And no, I don’t mean the Missed Connections, although they are often hilarious.  I mean Job Postings. For example, there is currently an ad for help wanted for Honolulu Coffee Company in Paia.  Is this a new business coming in? Or does Honolulu Coffee Company run one of the existing coffee shops? Well, a quick search of Honolulu Coffee Company shows that yes, indeed, they actually own Anthony’s.

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Tropical Moms – Guest Post by Cadencia Photography

Isn’t being a mom the best?  Don’t you love hearing about other inspiring moms around Maui?  When Cadence contacted me to see if I would be interested in a guest blog post about her new photography series about Maui moms, I jumped at the chance.  So, read on for our first ever guest blog post by Cadencia Photography:  

As a maui family photographer, I love capturing the potent and unique dynamic between children and their parents. This inspired me to create Tropical Moms, a series on Maui motherhood. An inspiring mom is featured every week, along with a short interview and a photography session. The posts offer an authentic glimpse into family life and raising the next generation on Maui — Tropical Moms aims to uplift, inspire, and connect mothers on island and around the world. We are always looking for mommas you admire, please nominate by emailing tropicalmoms@gmail.com.

(click on the mom’s name or the image for a link to their blog post)                                                                                                                            

“Maui is a wonderful place to live an alternative lifestyle. removed from the bustle and challenges of an urban life, I find it to be a nurturing environment to stay connected to nature and source and live a life of balance and harmony” – Annika Banko annika maui photography

“I always imagined raising my child/children on Maui from before I was ever ready to have them, I guess because I always felt blessed to have been raised there myself. The reasons being, the community aspect — which in a lot if places and groups has a strong bond of families and women who share and support each other and their children from prenatal to parenting…Also being surrounded by a potent energetic landscape that provides an easy access to know, love, understand and participate in nature and our planet, which is one of the most important issues a child should grow up knowing about. Maui allows that contact in an organic way that the child seamlessly evolves with.” – Callie Mahoney 

Callie Mahoney Maui Photography Child Beach Portraits

And meet more moms (click the image for link) :

Sunny Savage Maui Photography Author Wild Food

tropical mom Sunny Savage

Shaunna Maui Photography

tropical mom Shaunna

Pia Maui Photography

tropical mom Pia

Ellen Fisher Maui photo image boy children child kid keiki

tropical mom Ellen Fisher

 

For more about Cadencia Photography, please check out cadenciaphotography.com, follow instagram: @cadencia and like cadencia photography on facebook
Mahalo to Cadence for the guest post! 

Maui’s Best Family Photographers – Part 1

PC: L-R Top - Caprice Nicole, Wendy Laurel, Love and Water L-R Bottom - Kristy Copperfield, Joanna Tano, Angela Nelson

PC: L-R Top – Caprice Nicole, Wendy Laurel, Love and Water
L-R Bottom – Kristy Copperfield, Joanna Tano, Angela Nelson

Wow.  This was an intimidating post to put together.  Maui has a TON of talented photographers.  And let’s just say there are lots of photographers that can combine a good camera, a cute family and a spectacular sunset on the beach to make a frame-worthy memory.  But what if you want something just a bit different for your next family portrait?  You want to capture this magical moment, remember this particular age as they are growing so fast…  Whether you are just on Maui for a special vacation or live here full time, here’s a list of photographers that are sure to be worthy of your family portrait wall.

I’ve scoured the web and interviewed some particularly talented photographers to put together this post of Maui’s BEST Family Portrait Photographers.  In fact, there were so many amazing photographers that there will be a PART TWO (which will be linked here when it’s completed)

Each photographer has offered some tips to help create the perfect family memories! I’ve also included photographers at each price point, and included their base rates, to help you pick the photographer that works best for your family!

Angela Nelson Photography

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Meet Angela Nelson

Meet Angela: I’m a Midwest girl at heart, but I feel so blessed to call Maui my home! I’ll make sure you and your loved ones are relaxed and confident in front of the camera. You can expect a lot of fun coupled with a dash of creativity and spontaneity!

Family Portrait Tip: Be sure that if you have little ones that they have eaten and had a nap before our session! I’m a master at helping children loosen up in front of the camera, but a full belly and adequate sleep always help! As for moms and dads, let me worry about having your child look at the camera and, for goodness sakes, let them be kids! The best moments happen when mom and dad relax and let the children play!

Specializing in: family, couples, and weddings

Packages start at: $399 for a tiny session (30 minutes, North Shore Maui mornings only, 10 digital images), $549 is full hour package with all edited images,1 hour of photography, any location.

Minimum lead time: I’ve booked sessions that occur that day! If I’m available, I take the session!

Check out more of Angela’s work – 

Joanna Tano Photography

Maui Family Photographer Joanna TanoMeet Joanna: Born and raised on Maui, Joanna watched her journalist mother snap photos for local newspapers. Taking photography classes at Baldwin High School and the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Joanna learned the techniques of the art of photography. Specializing in small weddings and Maui family portraits, Joanna Tano utilizes top professional equipment to ensure the highest quality photography.

Family Portrait Tips: The beach is always a great place for photos but it’s fun to think outside the box about different beautiful Maui locations such as Olinda Forest, Iao Valley, a waterfall, or even an urban shoot like Paia town (in which case shave ice or ono-gelato makes for really happy kids and amazing photos). And keep in mind your location when deciding on what to wear.  At the beach you might choose to wear a short dress or shorts so that you can get your feet in the water, whereas if you do an urban shoot, maybe jeans or a long dress.

Packages start at: $500, all packages include an Online gallery and USB of professionally edited images with printing rights. Ask about the Kama’aina discount.

Minimum lead time recommended: It’s best to book your session at least a week or two in advance.

Also specializing in: weddings

Check out more of Joanna’s work –

Caprice Nicole Photography

caprice maui photographerMeet Caprice: When I was a child, I wanted to be many things. But most of all I wanted to make people happy and somehow encapsulate all the beauty I saw every day. Once I discovered photography, it was love at first click! Growing up in Hawaii, I never took it for granted. I witnessed the ever changing beauty that blew through the islands and simply wanted to share it. Now I get too! Capturing people’s most happy & intimate moments amongst all the colors and textures Hawaii has to offer, is like a dream come true.

Family Portrait Tips: My best tip is to do some research on the type of portrait you want. Depending on what you are looking for, different time frames or locations might work better.  Certainly do not be afraid to communicate your desires with your photographer!  As far as clothing goes, I prefer when every one is not perfectly matching.  Choose a color scheme to use as a guide, but allow every one to wear what they feel best in whether it be shorts, skirts, pants or dresses!  Also, stay away from loud patterns. Portraits are about you and your family.  So let your selves shine! Most of all, have fun!!

Packages start at: $550.00 – The starting package for a family of 4 includes:

  • 1 hour on location photography by Caprice Nicole
  • All Images on a High Resolution Flash Drive
  • 20 Favorites chosen by the family for “detail edits”
  • Custom keepsake Case for their Flash Drive with family name, photo and date
  • Copy Release Form
  • Web Viewing and Sharing

Minimum lead time recommended: Booking 2-3 weeks in advance that is perfect, especially if you are not locked on an exact day. If it is something like a family reunion and have to organize a lot of family then 1 or 2 months ahead might be better!

Also specializing in: I specialize in people, so I cover the whole spectrum of portraits including Engagements, Weddings, Maternity, New Borns, Models, Styled Sessions, etc.

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Check out more of Caprice’s work:

Kristy Copperfield Photography

Meet Kristy: Hey, I’m Kristy! kristy maui family best photography I’m a born and raised island creative. I specialize in newborn and maternity photography with a cute little natural light studio in Makawao. I’ve been photographing people of Maui for just about 4 years now. My passion for photography was inspired through my 8 years as a preschool teacher. Years of observing and documenting their development and freezing these observations through my lens morphed into an entirely different, and unexpected, career path. I spent the first couple years of photography searching google, youtube and the inter webs, teaching myself this craft. Once I knew newborn photography was where my heart was, I flew to New York for a one day mentorship with a newborn photographer and,as they say, the rest is history. When I’m not behind the lens, I enjoy a good ole beach day, a drink with friends or an intense #deathbydiy home improvement project. Seriously, check me out on the gram, I’m quite handy.

Family portrait tips: Matching outfits are out, coordinating colors and textures are in….accessories too! Have fun with your outfits, have fun with your family and leave it to me to produce images that are a by-product of your love for each other.

maui best photographer family newborn

Packages start at: $550 for one hour, outdoor shoot, and 25 digital images on USB

Minimum lead time: That depends. Newborns are photographed within the first 14 days, so 3rd trimester booking is highly suggested. My assistant Eva runs my life so shoot her a message and she’ll take care of ya!

Also specializing in: Family, child, newborn and maternity photography

maui newborn photography

maui newborn photography

Check out more of Kristy’s work: 

Wendy Laurel Photography

maui family photographer wendy laurel Meet Wendy: I am a beach girl at heart – love the ocean, the salt, the sand, the sun, the colors. I moved to Hawaii the day after graduating Stanford Law School and never looked back. As my babies came along (I have 4!), I started to experiment with photography. That experimenting quickly grew into a head over heels love affair with film photography. Film captures light, water, and color in a gorgeous magical way that inspires me and will make you happy.  Hawaii is just plain gorgeous with tons of color and light and film handles that light best and truly records those colors for timeless photos.

Family Portrait Tip: :  Just be relaxed and yourselves! Don’t be stressed if the kids don’t cooperate, I’ll get good photos no matter what!

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Packages Start At: $575 for  20 min mini session (available on the West side only  – Lahaina, Kaanapali, Kapalua), includes an online gallery and free instant digital downloads of full resolution images.

Minimum Lead Time Recommended:  just depends, please check with me!

Also Specializing In: weddings, commercial

Check out more of Wendy’s work:

Love and Water Photography 

Shawn Adam - Love and Water Photography - Maui Underwater Photographers Meet Shawn-Marie and Adam: We are Maui photographers who consistently work with fun loving clients who are not only in love with one another, but with life, and appreciate the value of having the story of their experience told through timeless imagery while enjoying a fun afternoon in the company of friends.

Family Portrait Tip: Bring a change of clothes for everyone, and wear something you don’t mind getting sandy/wet. Definitely be prepared to run around in the sand and have fun!

Specializing In: Family and maternity beach portraits, trash the dress shoots, underwater photography sessions for couples and individuals and adventurous elopements.

Packages start at: $650 + tax for a 1 hour shoot with the two of us as your photographers, a private online gallery for two months and 10 artfully edited images with release to print.

Minimum lead time recommended: As soon as you know you’re coming to Maui!

Check out more about Love and Water Photography

Want to apply to be featured in Part 2?

Must be a professional photographer on Maui.  Find my email in the About Maui Made section, send in some details about yourself and ten sample photographs to apply.

 

And for your pinning pleasure – I’ve created these images for posting to your Pinterest Page…

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