Rodrigo Moraes Photography



I’m Brazilian, but I have lived in Canada and have spent a third of my life in the USA. Started living the city life in Los Angeles and made my way west to the Islands.

I love the fact the I live on an island in the middle of the Pacific.  Maui has been home for the past 14 years.  I share my island life with my wife Annie, daughter Isabella and dog Nala.

I love surfing. I’m a craft beer lover. I don’t think anything beats watching the sunset on the beach with your people enjoying a pint. I’m vegan and believe all creatures are equal. Music inspires me so much! It’s inspiring me to write this “about me” and it will probably inspire me to edit your wedding photos as well. Sunshine makes me stoked but rainy days are a must too. No rain no rainbows. Oh, and there’s also coffee.

Photography has been my passion for as a long time and it didn’t start with a romantic story at all. My grandpa didn’t give me an old camera. My dad didn’t have a dark room in the basement. I actually got my first camera when I was 18 with my own money and it was one of those old digital cameras with a tiny screen in the back. But I used that camera to the ground.  I can’t even remember what happened to it. I just fell in love with freezing moments and telling stories, both important moments and not so important moments. But really, I do believe that that’s all we take from here. The moments we have with the people we love.

Which brought me to weddings! And I’m so glad it did.

My approach to wedding photography is a little different.  Keeping it simple and relaxed, I seek out the real, raw and emotional moments within the wedding day.  I look to create intimate, honest images of my couples and strive to document this in a way that is as unique as their own love story.  Whether I’m at a big wedding, an intimate elopement, a beautiful engagement, or a casual couple session – if there’s love involved I’d love to be there.


Lahaina, Hawaii
United States