{Aloha}  I Am

Rodrigo Moraes

Intimate ~ Natural ~ Adventurous

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About Rodrigo

I’m originally from Brazil, but I have lived in Canada and have spent a third of my life here in the USA. Started living the city life in Los Angeles and made my way west to the Islands.

 

I love the fact the I live on an island in the middle of the Pacific.  Maui has been home for the past 20 years.  I share my island life with my partner Michelle, my daughter Isabella, my son Rio, Kitty Kitty our cat and betta fishes Sunset and Pablo.   

 

I really enjoy staying active. Cycling and surfing are my go to activities. I’m a craft beer lover. I don’t think anything beats watching the sunset on the beach with your people enjoying a pint. I love to DJ in my free time. Music inspires me so much! It’s inspiring me right now to write this “about me” and it will probably inspire me to edit your wedding photos as well. Sunshine makes me stoked but rainy days are a must too. No rain no rainbows. Oh, and there’s also coffee.

 

Photography has been my passion for a long time and it didn’t start with a romantic story at all. My grandpa didn’t give me an old film camera. My dad didn’t have a dark room in the basement. I actually got my first camera when I was 16 with my own money and it was one of those old digital cameras with a tiny screen in the back. But I used that camera to the ground.  I can’t even remember what happened to it. I just fell in love with telling stories and freezing moments. 

 

My approach to wedding photography is a little different.  Keeping it simple and relaxed. I will definitely photograph all the details and the venue and get all those wedding photographs you want. But I’m there to tell YOUR wedding story. The story of the day you get to marry the love of your life in front of everyone that’s important to you. The laughs and the tears. The hugs and kisses. All those moments that in the end of the day are only immortalized in photographs that you’ll get to keep for the rest of your life and share with your kids and they’ll get to share with their kids on how awesome their grandparents looked at their wedding day. I know. Deep. But it’s true. 

 

 

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.

And then you may ask, why should we hire you ?

In a sea of wedding photographers (literally, so many), I’m honored you are considering me. Photo should be the number one investment priority of your special day. Photography will keep your wedding day alive for generations to come. 

 

At your wedding day I’ll be all in, no hesitations. I’ll tell the story of the day and everyone in it with the best of my abilities. I’ll  be a friend. I’ll direct as little as possible but as much as necessary. I’ll tell bad jokes to help keep you guys relaxed during bride and groom portraits. And you maybe will get to see my dance moves at the reception which will make hiring me all worth it. 

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