In Category: ‘A Day in Maui’

When I was sent on assignment to Amasia by Maui No Ka Oi magazine, I  was in for a lot of surprises! The smooth bar was made out of unfinished wood and was as soft as fine leather, and I was told it had to be sanded every night to keep it looking so pristine. You can appreciate the grain in the Dining cover photo below. The traditional Japanese restaurant was lovingly updated with beautiful accents to the interior, but definitely remains true to it’s heritage. Chef Alan Wong was great to work with and photograph, a stoic and humble man with an infectious smile… and yes! Also a passionate food photographer! Here are some fun additional photos and outtakes.

Nina Maui Photography Amasia Alan Wong 2 Photographing Alan Wong at Amasia

Nina Maui Photography Amasia Alan Wong 3 Photographing Alan Wong at Amasia

Nina Maui Photography Amasia Alan Wong 1 Photographing Alan Wong at Amasia

I had the great pleasure of shooting artist Maia Marinelli for Modern Luxury Magazine. Her close relationship to wind in her artwork naturally led us to Sprecklesville beach on Maui’s North Shore, a well known playground for windsurfers. She needed little direction and looked beautiful and natural against the spectacular backdrop!

Nina Maui Photography Maia Marinelli Maui 1024x580 Portrait of Maia Marinelli for Modern Luxury Hawaii

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

Morning Horses in Kula

February 3, 2012

This morning I had the opportunity to take a leisurely drive around Kula and Makawao to catch a glimpse of beautiful grazing horses against a Maui Up Country back drop. This beautiful horse was not in the least disturbed by my brief visit and ate happily in the morning light!Kula Horses Nina Maui Photography Morning Horses in KulaKula Horses Nina Maui Photography 2 Morning Horses in Kula