Archive for Jul 2012

There’s something about lacquer rich colors and steely bright chrome that make my eyes giddy and heart pound. I visited my first Maui car show this weekend at Piilani village to relish in a classic car showdown. Symbols of nostalgia and dedication, these young at hearts take passion to the next level! Here are some of my favorite shots from that day.  Wanna see these beautiful beasts with your own eyes? Visit www.mauicarshows.com to find out when the next gathering is!Nina Maui Photography Kihei Piilani Car Show 21 Mauis Piilani Classic Car Show

Nina Maui Photography Kihei Piilani Car Show 11 Mauis Piilani Classic Car Show

Nina Maui Photography Kihei Piilani Car Show 3 Mauis Piilani Classic Car Show

I had no idea that there used to a zoo on Maui,  and I definitely didn’t know that there is now a beautiful Botanical Garden in it’s place! Full of native plants, I’ve started taking lunches there from time to time with my husband to sit in a quiet oasis of native Hawaiian plants and trees… for free! Check it out on a lazy weekend afternoon… visit www.mnbg.org for directions and hours. Here are some of the tear sheets from the article just published in Maui No Ka Oi Magazine, designed by Art Director John Giordani.Nina Maui Photography Maui Nui Botanical Gardens 1 Maui Nui Botanical Gardens in Kahului

Nina Maui Photography Maui Nui Botanical Gardens 3 Maui Nui Botanical Gardens in Kahului

Every year Maui No Ka Oi honors members in the community that have made it their personal missions to be protectors of Maui’s beautiful natural environment, and every year I have the pleasure of meeting and photographing them for the story. This year, MNKO featured Captain Jim Coon, founder and owner of eco-friendly Trilogy Excursions, who also donates his boats monthly to reef clean up; Bryon Stevens, a Natural Area Reserves specialist celebrating 20 years of service,  and Kuhea Paracuelles, who has dedicated her life to environmental conservation and now oversees the outreach and internship programs for Haleakala National Park hoping to inspire youth to consider careers in nature conservation. These are very inspiring and passionate people, and it’s an honor to be able to take their portraits!Nina Maui Photography Captain Jim Coon Trilogy Maui No Ka Oi Environmental Heroes Issue

Nina Maui Photography Kuhea Parcuelles Maui No Ka Oi Environmental Heroes Issue