Long-Awaited Cliffside Elopement: Stacey & Michael

Stacey was one of my COVID brides, so we had a lot of communication about the current state of things in Hawaii and whether we should move forward with wedding dates. We ended up postponing a couple of times. After following her for two years through all the ups and downs, I knew we would be friends. When their wedding day finally rolled around, it felt extra special.

Stacey is a singer, and she met Michael through Craigslist in 2010 when she was searching for a drummer for her band.

Stacey also has the cutest vintage collection shop, so I knew I wouldn’t be disappointed with her bridal style. Her wedding dress was made from a vintage tablecloth from Dame & Maiden Etsy shop.

Lauren from Hawaii Flora Fauna made the haku and leis, which completed their looks. I think it’s not necessary to have leis simply because you’re getting married in Hawaii, but if you’re going to have leis, they should be more than what you find in the grocery store.

Stacey and Michael were drawn to the forest and cliffside in West Maui. Going to more than one location is awesome because you can get diverse scenery, colors, and lighting in your gallery. These scene changes also help convey the different moods and emotions you go through on your wedding day.

The greens of the forest were so calming and serene, perfect for before the ceremony. Then having the sun shine on them with the deep blue ocean in the background – it was worth the wait.

“Amber is incredible!!! Her photos of our Maui elopement were everything I dreamed. We instantly clicked when we met, which made the entire shoot so fun and comfortable. She has an amazing eye and I am so happy I found her for our day. Mahalo <3”

Bride Stacey


Makeup: Donna Romero Beauty
Leis and haku: Hawaii Flora Fauna
Officiant: Charles Nahale