“Look at some of the most recent wedding stories”
“For me as a Maui wedding photographer the most important thing about capturing magical wedding images is to click with the bride & groom and not just click the shutter!”
Maui wedding photographer, Michael Hannig, has been a photographer for over ten years now. It all began as a passion while he jetset around the globe for his corporate job in the aerospace industry. He is born in Germany and grew up, went to school and university there till approximately 15 years ago when his cooperate career brought him to Miami, Florida.
New York, Tokyo, Melbourne, Hamburg amongst many others exposed him to the world of fashion photography and acted as inspiration for his wedding photography. After being based in Miami, Florida for 6 years working for Germany’s largest commercial airline. Michael is married and has one son as well as two step son’s.
Since then he has furthered his passion into the professional realm with wedding photography and styled shoots.
Michael has a very kind and mellow soul and connects with clients quickly and effortlessly.
And if you prefer to speak German – this is your Maui wedding photographer 🙂
The German TV station zdf broadcasted a report on November 27th in the show “Hallo Deutschland” about Michael’s life as a photographer on Maui. Enjoy…
“Browse the gallery and get inspired”
WHY CHOOSE MICHAEL
“The best photo I ever took is the one I will take tomorrow”
Michael took the pictures at our wedding on the beach of White Rock Beach. Already during the preselection we were impressed by his portfolio and the expressive pictures. From the first second we recognized that Michael is a full professional. He has a particularly good eye for the perfect lighting conditions for the right scene and attitude. This was particularly noticeable when he accompanied a young drone videographer and gave him tips on contrasts and angles. You can tell that Michael loves photography in every photo and every position and he gets the optimum out of a scene. He does not shy away from wind, water or sand. We are thrilled with the pictures Michael made of our wedding and we could not imagine more beautiful memory.Denise & Mike ~ Makena White Rock Beach morning wedding
„We are so happy with the photos you’ve made at our wedding and the way you captured this special moment. We felt really comfortable during the whole shooting and enjoyed it a lot. Thank you for putting such an effort into the shooting and the editing!“Julia & Viktor
Michael went ABOVE and BEYOND to make the wedding photos of our dreams come true. I teared up looking at the photos he took. They are beyond what I could have ever pictured. He took his time and made sure that we got plenty. And we did get more than plenty!! These photos are AMAZING! He’s a wonderful guy to work with and captures the most perfect moments with your significant other. Go michael go!!Katie & Austin ~ Makena Maui Prince Beach
We had Michael as our photographer for our wedding on Maui. Michael is such a friendly, easy going guy, me and my partner felt really comfortable with him. He took a lot of time for us and we are very satisfied with the quality and beauty of our photos. We would highly recommend Michael as a photographer.Irina & Alex ~ Wailea beach wedding at Palauea
Absolutely THRILLED with my wedding photos from Maui! Michael did an AMAZING job and the pictures are a true testament of his talent! I read little to no reviews prior to booking him as my photographer, but solely based my decision on his collection of work on Instagram. His ability to capture each persons unique style at the perfect moment makes the pictures worthwhile and I’d enlist his services again! Thank you Michael for making my wedding day last a lifetime!Kelli & Ross ~ Makena White Rock beach wedding
auf der Suche nach einem tollen Fotografen für unsere Strandhochzeit auf Maui sind wir mit dir wirklich an den Besten seines Fachs gekommen!
Hier versuchen wir nun unsere Erfahrungen und Eindrücke eines unvergesslichen Tages in Worte zu fassen:
Schon bei unserer Begrüßung und unserem ersten Aufeinandertreffen war uns sofort klar, dass du genau der Richtige für uns bist!
Du bist so herzlich und offen, so wunderbar familiär und einfühlsam, so engagiert und geduldig und absolut talentiert! Mit deinem professionellen Blick für besondere Momente und unfassbar schöne Details hast du uns durch deine kreativen Ideen grandios in Szene gesetzt! Dabei hast du mit deiner unkomplizierten und unaufdringlichen Art stets darauf geachtet, dass wir uns rundum wohl fühlen und bist auf alle unsere Bedürfnisse perfekt eingegangen. Auch deine kompetente Zusammenarbeit mit unserem Videographen muss erwähnt werden, denn ihr habt euch einfach super ergänzt und das beste Ergebnis für uns erzielt. Du hast dir immer die nötige Zeit genommen und warst niemals gehetzt: Genau das machte die ganz besondere und lockere Stimmung bei unserem Shooting aus, die uns jegliche Nervosität genommen hat. Außerdem werden wir wohl niemals vergessen, wie du einfach einen Baum hinaufgeklettert bist, oder dich in den Sand geworfen hast, um das eine perfekte Bild einzufangen.
Du bist so kreativ, kompetent, gewissenhaft und schnell bei der Bearbeitung der Fotos, dass man dich einfach nur uneingeschränkt weiterempfehlen kann!
Lieber Michael, mit den unbeschreiblich schönen Fotos, die wirklich nicht besser sein könnten, und ganz besonders deiner herzlichen und aufgeschlossenen Art, hast du dich direkt in unsere Herzen geknipst und wirst immer ein Teil unserer hawaianischen Ohana bleiben.
Sollte Dich Dein Weg eines Tages nach Deutschland führen, bist Du uns herzlichst willkommen!
Du bist einfach ein super Fotograf und ein noch tollerer Mensch und wir sind dir unendlich dankbar für unsere unvergesslichen Erinnerungen, die wir uns mit deinen Fotos immer wieder aufs Neue ansehen können.
Vielen Dank für alles!
Nadine & FabianNadine&Fabian – Maui Po’olenalena Beach Wedding
Michael is an amazing photographer. He went out of his way to make sure he got all the shots I wanted as well as many I hadn’t thought off. He was very generous with his time and never made us feel rushed or stressed. He was very professional and on time as well. I loved how the photos turned out and highly recommend Maui Wedding Photography!!Nicole&Eric ~ Maui Makena Chang’s beach
We had the best experience with Michael shooting our wedding.
We met him on our wedding day for the first time – The first impression of him was very positive. He is an extrem friendly and kind person, he is very talented and takes his time to get the perfect shot. I’m / we’re extremly happy with our wedding photos and can highly recommend Michael as a wedding photographer.
For us – as we are from Austria – another great point was, that he also speaks German. So the communication between us was pretty easy and we had a lot of fun.
Many thanks Michael for capturing our special day. The photos are truly amazing – we love all of them. 😍Denise & Marc ~ Maui Wailea Makena Palauea/ White Rock beach
Es sind nun einige Tage seit unserer Hochzeit auf der wunderschönen Insel Maui vergangen. Auch Dank dir, Michael, wurde dies für uns zu einem unvergesslichen Tag. Es war direkt eine super Stimmung und völlig unkompliziert- du bist auf uns als Paar und auf unsere Wünsche sehr gut eingegangen und hast uns in die unterschiedlichsten kreativen Posen geführt. Wir haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt. Auch die Zusammenarbeit zwischen dir und dem Videograph hat klasse funktioniert. Es war phantastisch, dass du uns direkt am nächsten Tag bereits 5 bearbeitete Bilder per WhatsApp zugesendet hast, so konnten wir diese direkt an unsere Familie und Freunde zu Hause weiterleiten, die natürlich schon sehnsüchtig darauf gewartet haben. Tausend Dank für die tolle Zeit und die perfekten Bilder!! Jeder der auf Maui heiratet sollte dich als Fotografen haben!!!
Angie & AndiAngie&Andi ~ Maui Wailea/Makena Palauea/ White Rock beach
We had an incredible experience with Michael and Maui Wedding Photography. We booked him 5 days before the wedding and told him we were camera shy and nervous about this part of our wedding. From the first time we spoke, Michael made me feel comfortable and confident. He was in constant communication with us, and the officiant, making us feel like it was one less thing to worry about. While the photos were being taken, Michael had wonderful energy in giving us solid direction on what to do. Instead of being nervous and uncomfortable, we actually had a lot of fun during the photo shoot. We were blown away when we received our photos back. He was so patient and made sure we were in the right place and at the right time with the sun and they came out so much better than we ever thought they could. I highly recommend him!Ashlee & Peter ~ Kapalua Ironwoods beach
Michael Hannig gave expert advice how/where to plan the ceremony and pictures along the way to our final sunset destination. This advice was nice to have since we were coming from the Mid-West and perfectly spot-on. We love our pictures and will cherish them always. Thank you Michael!Camille & Tom ~ Kapalua Ironwoods beach
Michael effortlessly put us in the positions along the beach, outcroppings, lava flows, and ocean front for fabulous settings. I like his planned and room for spontaneity approach. The candid shots are my favorites. Photos he took when I could have no idea he was shooting are so natural and peaceful. Just like the experience. Nice work on a touch up to cut my wind blown hair back in place. He’s a good guy. Smart. Sincere. Calm.Tom & Camille ~ Kapalua Ironwoods beach
Michael was a stand up guy and made this stressful life changing experience a breeze. He was fun and loose and had a plan for us to make sure we made the most of our time (especially, with the sun coming down quick around sunset). Then we get to the actual photos, which you can see in a post he made on 3/7/2019, and they are breathtaking! Honestly, I would not have made any other change or choice when it comes to capturing this special life moment (engagement). Thank you!!Miro & Joanna ~ Maui Kapalua Merriman’s
My now fiancé surprised me with a proposal during our vacation in Maui. Little did I know, Michael was there taking pictures of our perfect moment. He is so incredibly talented – the pictures turned out absolutely amazing. Our engagement took place at sunset on a beach. The way he was able to capture the different lighting and reflections in the water is spectacular. We’ve been obsessing over these pictures and so have our friends and family. Michael was great to work with and the turnaround time was so fast! We received digital copies of the pictures within a few days. I highly recommend him!Joanna & Miro ~ Maui Kapalua Merriman’s
I had the best experience with Michael shooting my wedding. He is incredibly talented, well prepared and very friendly and kind. I am extremely happy with my wedding photos and have literally printed hundreds of them! Thank you Michael for your professionalism and extra care. I wish you a lifetime of success in your endeavors. Maui and I will have to contact you when we come back for anniversaries. Thanks againKelly & Maui ~ Maui Lahaina
available for shooting dates in February 2023
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