I recently traveled to Maui & Oahu with one of my best friends Jen (fondly known as Machen – we’ve been BFFs since 5th grade). The trip was a blessing for me and Jen and it was truly a great time to explore and experience this beautiful place. We stayed 4 nights in Maui (2 nights in Wailiee at the Mekena Beach Resort & Hotel (our favorite of all of the hotels we stayed at) & 2 nights in Kaanapali at the Westin Resort) and 2 nights in Oahu in Waikiki Beach at The Pacific Beach Hotel. We used Hotwire for our hotels so we had no idea where we were staying — all I wanted was to be close to the beach and each resort definitely delivered. We relaxed on the beach, read books, drove and explored the entirety of Maui (on the Road to Hana and the back road of Hana), went on a snorkeling adventure with Trilogy Tours that was amazing, ate way to much pineapple, had amazing pie at Ted’s in Sunset Beach and explored the North Shore in Oahu (which was home of our favorite beach near the Ka’ena Point State Park). It was a restful and fun escape before my insane wedding season begins.
I truly love taking pictures and on vacation my heart beats the same: I love taking pictures! I’m totally “that girl” who’s working my camera throughout the trip. I couldn’t get enough of the vivid blue water, the brilliant blue skies, the lush greenery and the isolation that made it feel like the world was just ours — so I had to capture it to prove these places existed.I’m grateful to have seen and experienced these beautiful places God created. It makes me look forward to Heaven and seeing the perfect paradise God has prepared for eternity.
I traveled light with my gear on this trip. I just had my Olympus OM-D E-M5 with the 12mm, 25mm & 45mm. It’s the most amazing compact, mirrorless camera system: it captures brilliant and vivid colors, shoots RAW files, is fully manual and is lightweight. I cannot wait till we all start using mirrorless cameras to photograph weddings.
As I reminder, all of these images are copyrighted and all rights are reserved by Allison Davis Photography. You may view and purchase prints from this adventure and others here.