Haiku Mill….Can we talk about a dream come true??? This past month, I joined Chad in Maui, Hawaii for his annual Hawaiian Eye Meeting…this was a totally last minute trip as we literally booked me a ticket ONE week in advanced. Hawaii is a favorite place of ours and we try to go as often as possible, which as luck would have it, has been pretty much yearly for the last 7 years. Maui is divine. It is truly Heaven on Earth. But I digress.
During the week we were going to be in Hawaii, and the busiest day of Chad’s meeting – Style Shoots Across America was doing a shoot at the most dreamy venue – Haiku Mill. Do you see that above image?!?! Those lush greens and chandy’s are real life. That was not added…omgosh. So long story short, I basically stalked the planner Heather, of Heather Benge Events to allow me to join. Because of its gorgeous backdrop, and the fact that Heather is amazing, this style shoot sold out like Britney Spears did when she decided to quit show business. I literally BEGGED Heather daily to let me in…and she did! So, while on vacation I got to check this bucket list item off!!
Ya’ll, is this not Heaven?!? It was hands down the most beautiful venue I’ve ever photographed in and the styling was out of this world. I met some of the BEST people ever, caught up with friends I met from Showit United last year, and even got to FINALLY meet a mentor of mine live – Shannan Leigh Photography. How crazy is this – I was in a Facebook group with Shannan, who lives in California, fell in love with her work, and did one of her mentor sessions. Then fast forward 6 months – we are in MAUI TOGETHER on this shoot!! How nuts!?!?! An even SMALLER WORLD – A favorite family client of mine, Jessica, posted an instagram story of how her prints came out from two of her favorite sessions. One was a family session I did, and another – a gorgeous beach session in Maui….a couple minutes later, the amazing Caitlin Cathey, messages both Jessica and I – SHE SHOT THEIR MAUI SESSION!!! I shot with Caitlin at this shoot, AND She is who helped me shoot film for the very first time (some of which is in this very post!) Is that not amazing?!?!?! My mind was blown. What are the changes that Caitlin who lives in Maui, and myself in Charlotte share the same client?!?!?! 7 degrees of separation ya’ll.
Alright, enough chatter – enjoy this beauty below!!
This all could not have been possible without an amazing team! Please see below for credit to their outstanding work!!
XOXO – Katy
Host: Style Shoots Across America @styledshootsacrossamerica | Planner: Heather Benge Events @heatherbengeevents | Photography: Katheryn Jeanne Photography @katherynjeannephotography | Model: Carli Calendar @carlikai | Florals: Maui Palm Tree Floral @mauipalmtreefloral | Venue: Haiku Mill @haikumill | Tables and Decor: Riot Event Design @rioeventdesign | Dress Design: Christine Nokta @christinenokta |Tables and Decor: Set Maui @setmaui | Boots: House of Elliott Lace Boots @houseofelliotlaceboots |Tables and Decor: The Simple Florish @thesimpleflorish |Hair and Makeup: Love and Beauty Maui @loveandbeautymaui