Gordon Nash · Wedding Coordinator/Photographer/Owner
Fine art wedding photographer, Gordon Nash lives with his family on the slopes of a verdant volcano on the tropical island of Maui, Hawaii.
Gordon first held a camera in his hands at ten years old. Instantly charmed by the magic of the Kodak Brownie inherited from his grandmother, he became infatuated with this tool that would later be instrumental in his life’s work. While at Trinity University, Gordon studied portraiture and opened his first photography studio and within months shot his first wedding at the young age of twenty two. After graduation, Gordon traveled the world in his 20's for adventure and knowledge and wound up it Tokyo where he was hired as a TV commercial producer. Producing and directing commercials gave Gordon a skill he would put to good use later directing thousands of wedding couples from around the globe.
Gordon spent his childhood on the beaches of Galveston, a resort island off the coast of Texas. After visiting Hawaii, Gordon decided to upgrade his island lifestyle by moving to Maui in 1997. On Maui, Gordon Nash established one of the first wedding photography & planning studios in the Hawaiian Islands. Today, Gordon continues to approach every photo shoot with vibrancy and excitement.
Named the "Maui Wedding Mogul" by Rangefinder Magazine, today Gordon works diligently in his wedding studio that has stood for photographic excellence for more than a decade. Gordon’s work has appeared in numerous magazine and books such as Nikon World, Rangefinder Magazine and multiple photography how to books published by Amherst Media. Regularly Nikon publishes his photos in various catalogs to advertise their wide range of digital cameras and lenses.
Mixing fashion, magazine editorial and photojournalism styles, Gordon photographs weddings at all the major resorts in Hawaii including the Four Seasons Lanai, Fairmont Kea Lani, Andaz and Wailea Marriott. Gordon is trusted by his clients to always raise the bar on his photography and produce portfolio quality images at every event. Capturing every precious moment for newlyweds is Gordon's life's work and he is devoted to his couple's by continually sharpening his photographic skills and techniques to bring them images that surpass their high expectations and industry standards.
Miwako Curtis · Wedding Coordinator/ Office Administrator & Bookkeeper
Maui's blue water drew Miwako here to dive amongst the tropical fish. But she got more than she bargained for.... a love of Maui that would not let her leave. Teaching Maui's visitors, as a Dive Instructor, to dive in our gorgeous tropical waters brought Miwako much pleasure and also led her to her husband, a fellow Dive Instructor. Enjoying her Maui wedding so much, she eagerly sought to participate in Maui's wedding industry. Working with a well known Japanese wedding company for over three years, took her all over the Island, to Maui's most beautiful wedding spots. Miwako speaks fluent Japanese and is a big help with our Japanese weddings. Her advice to our brides is to relax and enjoy the day dedicated to your love. Miwakos favorite part of weddings is the happy smiles at the end. Miwako, as Office Administrator, takes care of our billing and credit card payments and is great at helping the couples keep track of payment schedules. But she still has time to surf every single morning!
Branden Sequeira · Photographer
Photographer Branden Sequeira is an accomplished photographer who has been working with A Paradise Dream Wedding since 2006. This makes him the first of our Maui Wedding Company's photographers to start photographing weddings with Gordon Nash, but his experience did not start there. Before moving to Maui he spent 6 years shooting happy couples on their wedding day in the spectacular countryside of Yosemite National Park in California. With his involvement in hundreds of weddings, Branden is a well seasoned professional, capable of capturing creative and memorable photos in any situation. Whether in a serene, magnificent forest, a tropical, breathtaking beach in paradise, a quaint, romantic church, or a classy formal estate, his adaptation and versatile style will ensure you end up having the best possible experience.
One of Branden's photographs just won 1st prize for Best Wedding Photo by the Maui Wedding Association and appears on the Cover of the 2016 Wedding Planner Magazine. Chosen by his peers this is a wonderful accomplishment. See Branden's Maui Wedding Portfolio here.
Ceasar Lizada · Photographer
Photographer Ceasar Lizada is one of the rare people who earn a living doing what they love. Having lived on Maui since 1975, Ceasar has become a part of the Island and loves to share Maui’s beauty with our wedding couples. Ceasar was first bitten by the photo bug by working in a darkroom, editing film and photos. Ceasar learned to bring out Maui’s colors and light in the images, while lovingly helping the couples to look their best. Soon the desire to capture the scenery with his own eyes, drew him outside where he could create the images himself. Ceasar found his love of photographing weddings in 1995 and has been a Professional photographer ever since. Ceasar believes your future is guided by your past experience, and his years in editing and working with photos over all the technological advances since the days of film, and his years working with wedding couples, make him a masterful Photographer. Even on his days off he is out enjoying Maui with his wife, camera in hand.
See his complete portfolio here.
Kyle Evanko · Wedding Photographer
Regardless of the size of your celebration, if it’s an hour long celebration or an all day production, Kyle's top priority is to get to know you and your personalities. That connection makes for a much better result. As far as photography is concerned, Kyle loves to mix natural and artificial lighting, mastering both makes your images incredible. Kyle has a true passion for photography, and brings that passion with him to every celebration or photo shoot. Kyle has worked hard for years to perfect his art and deliver amazing results. There are many reasons why our couples have been so happy with his work. Kyle takes time to understand you and gets to know exactly what you're looking for. All of his equipment is of the highest professional level, this is essential to get you the best results. Kyle's wide range of experience in many settings and environments gives him the experience to capture your day. Perhaps the most important thing that sets Kyle apart, however, is the fact that he really get to know his clients, and they have fun during the process.
Shena Koch · On-Site Supervisor
Shena's adaptation into helping us with weddings was like coming home for her. Always choosing career choices where she could help people be happy, Shena was ripe for the special chance to be a part of peoples biggest day! Shena's strength lies in making people truly feel welcome and sharing the aloha of Maui. She is unflappable in the face of problems and amazing at instant solutions that add charm. A true sun worshipper, her love of our outdoor beach weddings makes her a welcome assistant. Shena enjoys an excellent reputation for her sunny personality and competent wedding work.