Jungle Proposal in Northwest Maui
In Derrek’s initial email, he told me that he and his soon-to-be fiance are always ready for an adventure. With that description, I knew just where to set up their engagement! There is a fun hike with an incredible Banyan tree that would perfectly frame this jungle proposal in Northwest Maui. As soon as Derrek heard about this location, he knew it was where he wanted propose to his lady.
Since they were an adventurous couple, Derrek and I had planned that he would take Michelle on a great hike in Northwest Maui. We planned that was once they were in front of the giant Banyan tree, he’d drop to one knee and propose. I would wait in the bushes and start photographing as soon as I saw them coming down the path.
In any good proposal there will be a little hiccup that we just have to roll with. The jungle proposal’s hiccup was the muddy trail! Michelle was such a trooper, and like Derrek said, she was up for anything. A hike in the mud didn’t faze her. I was hidden away and saw them coming down the muddy path, Michelle in her “slippahs” (on Maui we call flip flops “slippers”) and Derrek barefoot leading her to the gigantic tree. As soon as he got there, he took a deep breath, dropped to one knee, and popped the question. She was thrilled!
THE ENGAGEMENT SESSION:
For the engagement session, we took our first set of pictures in the jungle before we headed to a nearby cliff overlooking the ocean as our second location. These two couldn’t keep their hands off each other during their photo shoot! They are so in love! We got terrific photos with their the reflections in the tide pools and some as they danced in the waves! We ended the session with a surprise find: tropical trees decked in Christmas lights.
Derrek and Michelle, thank you so much for choosing Engaged on Maui to photograph your jungle proposal in Northwest Maui! I am honored that you wanted us to be part of your special day!