angela nelson maui wedding photographer

surfboardAloha! My name is Angela – but you can call me Angie! 

You’ll have to excuse me if I sound boastful, but I truly have the best job in the entire world. Being a Maui wedding photographer and Maui portrait photographer gives me the honor of documenting once-in-a-lifetime moments using Maui as a gorgeous backdrop. I’m passionate about using beautiful light, real emotions, and unscripted moments to document your love story.

I moved to Maui in 2009 with my husband Anthony. I originally came here to teach–which I did for four years–but found myself drawn to one of my first loves: photography (you can read more about it here). I built up this tiny business between lesson plans and after-school tutoring to what it is today.


In 2014, left teaching to pursue photography as my full time career. I haven’t looked back since.

Some more things about me:

I’m an avid listener of Podcasts (Invisibilia and Criminal are my favorites)

I have a serious cereal addiction. I will eat a whole box in under 48 hours.

I’m a fruit-acholic. I’ve never met a fruit I don’t like.

My husband and I love to travel. We have been to New Zealand (twice!), Australia, Tahiti, Thailand, Chile, Argentina, and Peru.

In my free time I love to paddle outrigger canoes with my club, Na Kai ‘Ewalu. 

I grew up in a small town outside of Ann Arbor, Michigan. The longer I’m away, the more I appreciate my tiny town and all of its idiosyncrasies.

I’m a bit of a metal-head. I love Metallica, Breaking Benjamin, Three Days Grace and other rock bands. Though I do love me some Adele too 🙂

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!

But hey–I want to hear more about you! Drop me a line and let’s chat!

leaf_down “We really cannot thank Angela enough for the hard work and fun loving attitude that she had on our special day.  Not only does she do unbelievably beautiful unique photography but she also makes you feel so comfortable (which was really my biggest priority when finding the perfect photographer)…We can’t thank you enough Angela!”

Kelley and Ryan M.


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