HEY! I’M ANGIE!
In a nutshell, I’m a midwest girl living out her Neverland dreams in Maui, Hawaii.
Truly, as a kid I always wanted to be a lost boy and live in a treehouse surrounded by the jungle and the sea. And Hawaii is probably as close to Neverland as I will get.
I always grew up with a sense of wonder and adventure, but my journals as a kid weren’t filled with grand ideas being a wedding photographer in Maui and photographing couples on one of the most important days of their lives.
This career found me while I was teaching high school here.
I moved to Maui in 2009 with my husband, a few suitcases, and a chance for a new beginning. It was Maui that re-ignited my love for photography (though I never thought I would do it professionally).
I was a high school language arts teacher for four years here on Maui. I built this little business between lesson plans and after-school tutoring.
I photographed my first wedding in 2010 and left teaching in 2014 – I haven’t looked back since.
To document your wedding with authenticity and documentary style shooting – infused with artistry and the beauty of Hawai’i
I am inspired by love, nature, and the beauty of relationships – and years from now I want you to remember how your wedding day FELT through your images.
all things epic and beautiful
If I’m going to be spending one of the most important days of your life with you, it’s probably good you get to know me a bit better!
Because let’s be real – it’s way more appealing to call each other friends, right?
I grew up in a small town outside of Ann Arbor, Michigan. I’m a Midwest girl at heart that loves bonfires, over-sized sweaters, and all things cheese.
I met my husband in high school. I always knew he was the man I was supposed to marry, but we didn’t start dating until I was 21.
I can have an entire conversation using only GIFs. Seriously. I welcome the challenge.
Speaking of which, I’m competitive. To a fault. Monopoly is not allowed in my home. Somehow Settlers of Catan made it here – and I get anxiety every time it comes out.
I’m a stereotypical Libra. I’m constantly struggling to achieve balance and find that I use my left brain as much as my right. Like – I love to be outside but only want to “camp” if there is a bed involved. I’m all about rustic vacations, as long as I get to stay in a nice hotel at least one night!
I own another company, Engaged on Maui, that helps guys and gals plan and document their proposals! I have a staff of four photographers and a BA office manager! I love it!
And most importantly – I’m a mommy! My daughter, Evelyn Sue Nelson, was born on May 26, 2017 after a fast and furious delivery! We are totally in love with this little girl!
Yeah, I have some accolades.
But truthfully, I love putting my time and energy into my couples and creating an amazing customer experience over submitting to publishers.
But hey – it’s fun to show what I’ve done and I’m honored to receive the awards I have!
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