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Elopement & Wedding Photographer based in Maui


Welcome to my website. I’m so glad you’re here! If you found me I’m assuming You’re in planning process of your elopement or wedding. And that’s rad! Please make yourself at home, look around, search for inspiration. And feel free to reach out with any questions. Work related or not. I’d be stoked to hear from you. 

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About me


I’m a Maui, Hawaii based Couples, Elopement, Engagement & Wedding Photographer all rolled into one. If there’s love to be captured, I’m there.


I cover all of Hawai’i, from my home island of Maui to Kauai, Oahu and of course, the big Island of Hawaii. The couples that work best with me are intimate, natural and a little adventurous.  I look to create intimate, honest images of my couples and strive to document this in a way that is as unique as their own love story.



testimonials-1-5Rodrigo is not just a photographer… but a true artist!! His work is unbelievably stunning, and we were completely blown away at how beautiful each and every photo is. He is also a great director, as my husband and I didn’t really have a clue on how to pose, or where to stand, etc. But Rodrigo was so professional and made sure to set us up for some of the most amazing photos we’ve ever had taken. We couldn’t have asked for anything more as he honestly went above and beyond our expectations. Highly recommend Rodrigo for any memories that you want captured. He will not disappoint.


testimonials-1-8Rodrigo was able to capture the energy and essence of my fiance and I. He asked us questions that allowed him to understand who we are as people and the feel/style of what we wanted our engagement photoshoot to look like. He put us at ease and created an environment that allowed our relationship and personalities come through. He was able to capture details that we wouldn’t have thought to ask for but cherish so much. To us, Rodrigo Moraes Photography represents the ultimate experience in professionalism, warmth and talent.

Rodrigo, your work ethic speaks for itself. Thank you for capturing our engagement session in the most genuine and wonderful way possible.


Rodrigo is the man! I got referred to Rodrigo by my sister-in-law who raved about how easy it was to work with him. So of course I inquired as I wanted the same experience. With photographers, you need someone who will capture the true essence of the moment. Not someone that’ll force you to look a certain way or to stage you for the moment. I can tell you that Rodrigo captured our moments as if he wasn’t there and allowed us to truly be natural. Looking through our wedding photos, it brought me back to our wedding day. Seeing the look on our faces, capturing our laughs, smiles and expressions made me relive those moments again. What an incredible skill to be able to do that for someone. On our wedding day, I hardly noticed him so when he sent the photos, I was shocked at everything he had captured. I would highly recommend Rodrigo because he is personable, honest, fun, free flowing, professional (yet very down-to-earth) and just an all around great guy. You will not regret it!


testimonials-1-9Rodrigo is Incredible! He truly a master artist in his profession and a wonderful person to work with!
His unique style in photography is what captivated my husband and I. I can finally admit that although we knew we wanted to get married on one of the Hawaiian islands, it was Rodrigo’s work that made it perfectly clear that my husband and I would be getting married on Maui just so we could have Rodrigo capture our day!
Working with Rodrigo was so easy and made the whole process stress free! He is professional and yet friendly, personable, and so helpful! He was happy to answer any question that I had as well as providing recommendations! My husband and I are insecure and shy front of a camera, but Rodrigo made us feel so comfortable throughout the whole experience!
Our photo gallery blew us away! His work is so beautiful and unique!
We are so grateful that Rodrigo was able to capture our day and made the whole process so easy! I can say with ease I’d love to have Rodrigo as a photographer again someday to capture other special moments!
Thank you so very much Rodrigo!


testimonials-1-10We loved working with Rodrigo! We were looking for an easy going, laid back look and feel for our engagement photos. We wanted him to capture natural moments & keep it light and fun! He did an amazing job, made us feel comfortable, and definitely delivered based on what we were looking for. I couldn’t have imagined a better experience. I would definitely work with him again! Thanks again Rodrigo!


Oahu wedding photographer47I’m so happy that I found and had Rodrigo at my wedding! All my wedding guests very enjoyed his company. We had lots of fun on the day even with the rain! The one thing I liked the most was his understanding on different needs and requirements of couples. The photos look stunning and exactly what I was expecting.


Maui wedding -21Absolutely wonderful experience with Rodrigo. He knew where and when to get the perfect shots. Even though he had never shot at the venue before, Rodrigo was able to compose some amazing shots on the fly. His style is unique (which is why we chose him) so if it suits you and you want to work with a real professional, Rodrigo is a great choice. We received our photos in a reasonable timeframe and are still so happy with the result. His calm demeanor and infectious smile made composing intimate and complex family shots effortless and fun. 10/10 would choose him again.

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