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Mariah Milan is an internationally published wedding photographer based on Maui serving all of Hawaii, California, Oregon, and Destinations Worldwide.

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Justin & Leighanna are engaged! | destination engagement photographer

Words cannot even describe how excited I am to photograph Justin and Leighanna’s wedding in October! Not only do I get to go back to Maui, but I get to photograph this gorgeous couple who is obviously very in love and so much fun to be around… AND… to top it all off, the wedding and reception is at *gasp* a gorgeous 100 year old plantation house. Can you just say I’m on Cloud 9???

Our first attempt at their engagement session got rained out by Tropical Depression Felicia. I’m just glad that the huge hurricane fizzled into a tropical depression. Luckily we could re-schedule and we headed up to an amazing property in Upcountry Maui.


We literally drove up into the clouds on Haleakala and the mist started to descend upon us. It was absolutely magical light to work with!



engagement-15This one just cracks me up… I had to keep it cause I LOVE IT!!


engagement-21-eWe got quite socked into the clouds at this point and it started raining on us. There was an old house under renovation and these two sat in the rain for me (while I was under a carport) and we got such a beautiful series of photographs here. I adore this image… I guess it’s the touching of noses – I just love that.

engagement-25Yep! Raining and they’re still gorgeous!!

engagement-32Our second location upcountry. Leighanna described it’s beauty as “magical” and as if unicorns were going to be walking around any second. I couldn’t agree more. It was so picturesque and breathtaking… well the location AND Justin and Leighanna!




I had such a wonderful evening with you both. I am so excited to photograph your gorgeous wedding! See you in a few weeks!!



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  1. Patsy says:

    These are beautiful! They look like such a fun couple.

  2. super cute couple!! i love love love the first one with the flower! sometimes i wished we lived where it rained more so we could have umbrellas 🙂

  3. love the colors and the texture treament! gorgeous and they just ‘feel’ so fun and happy

  4. gina&tony says:

    ok i’m completely obsessed with the crop of her holding the flower. great set! they seem like an awesome couple.

  5. Carmen Compean says:

    they are so beautiful!!!

  6. Julie says:

    I love these, looks like you had a great time..

  7. Annie Warren says:

    Wow… they are going to love these today, cherish them next year, and treasure them for the rest of their lives. These images are breathtaking. Utterly. Breathtaking. AMAZING work Mariah!