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Hey, I'm Ari Theel, luxury and destination wedding photographer. I'm a storyteller with a camera, capturing the magic of love in weddings and portraits. More than just wedding photos and portraits, I create versatile luxury photos that evoke emotion while maintaining a classic elegance.


Welcome to Theel Wedding Productions, where timeless elegance meets editorial flair. Led by Ari Theel, our team specializes in capturing the magic of Hawaii weddings and elopements, with a focus on Maui, Oahu, and beyond.

With a portfolio featured in prestigious publications such as Vogue and The New York Times, our work is renowned for its elegant, upscale, and effortlessly timeless style. We pride ourselves on creating bold and sleek imagery that beautifully preserves the essence of every wedding we photograph.

Editorial fine art wedding photographer serving hawaii, california, new york, oregon, Arizona, new jersey and beyond

Based in Oahu, HI, our roots in the vibrant Hawaiian wedding scene extend to Kona, Hilo, and Maui, where we regularly document unforgettable moments. Additionally, our passion for capturing love takes us across the US, where we have the privilege of photographing weddings in stunning destinations nationwide.

Whether you're planning a lavish celebration or an intimate elopement, Theel Wedding Productions is dedicated to crafting stunning images that tell your unique love story.

Maui Wedding and Elopement Photographer

Our approach to wedding photography is defined by a unique blend of editorial finesse and documentary storytelling. What does this mean for you as a couple? It means your wedding day will be immortalized through images that exude the sophistication of Vogue magazine while authentically capturing the raw emotions and intimate moments that make your love story truly unique.

Imagine flipping through your wedding album and feeling like you're reliving a fashion editorial, with carefully curated shots that showcase your love in its most elegant form. From stunning portraits against the backdrop of Hawaii's scenic beauty to candid moments shared between you and your loved ones, every image is meticulously crafted to evoke timeless elegance.

But don't let the editorial flair fool you – our top priority is ensuring you feel relaxed, present, and able to fully enjoy your special day. We understand the importance of striking a balance between capturing breathtaking imagery and allowing you to savor every precious moment with your partner and loved ones.


It's not just a photoshoot

Our commitment to capturing your wedding day goes beyond just creating beautiful images; it's about authentically preserving the essence of your love story. During the ceremony and reception, our approach shifts to a documentary style, where we become "flies on the wall," quietly observing and capturing the genuine emotions and candid moments as they unfold. Whether it's the tearful exchange of vows, the joyous laughter during speeches, or the heartfelt embraces on the dance floor, every emotion is captured in its purest form.

Documentary style photography allows us to tell your love story in a way that feels authentic and true to who you are as a couple. By focusing on the raw emotions and candid interactions, we aim to create images that not only evoke nostalgia but also transport you back to the essence of your wedding day every time you look at them. It's about capturing the fleeting moments that make your day unique and preserving them for you to cherish for years to come.

Our Philosophy as Wedding Photographers

Wedding & Elopement Photography For Maui and beyond

At Theel Wedding Productions, we believe in creating a seamless and personalized experience for every couple we have the privilege of working with. Here's a glimpse into our booking process, designed to ensure that your wedding day is captured with the utmost care and attention to detail.

First and foremost, we value the opportunity to connect with you on a personal level and understand your wedding vision. That's why we prefer to start our journey together with a phone call, where we can get to know each other and ensure that our priorities align. If you're seeking a wedding day filled with genuine moments, complemented by the beauty of artistic imagery, then we're likely a great fit.

Once we've established that we're the perfect match, the booking process is straightforward and stress-free. We'll proceed by signing the contract digitally, securing your wedding date with a 15% non-refundable retainer fee. This ensures that your special day is reserved exclusively for you.

Curious about our packages? Our most popular option is the 8-hour package, perfect for capturing all the memorable moments of your wedding day. View our packages.

As your wedding day approaches, we'll send you a comprehensive questionnaire a month in advance. This questionnaire covers all the essential details needed to capture your wedding day, including shot lists, Pinterest inspiration, timeline preferences, and any other reminders you may need.

Finally, the remainder of the invoice is due two weeks prior to your event, allowing you to focus on the excitement of your upcoming celebration with complete peace of mind.

Our Philosophy as Wedding Photographers


It's not just a photoshoot

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Explore heartfelt real wedding features, immerse yourself in our ethereal photography showcases, and discover invaluable insights on wedding planning and beyond. Our blog is more than just a platform—it's a cherished journal where love stories come alive, styled showcases are designed specifically for couples seeking new aesthetic, and the essence of our work is truly showcased.

Check out our blog for posts on:

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