8.31.19 August weddings | Maui wedding photographer chris j. evans

What an incredible August! So many fabulous couples! I captured events at The Pasadena Courthouse, Olowalu Plantation House, The Hyatt, The Four Seasons Maui and The Haiku Mill.

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8.16.19 FEATURED ON STYLE ME PRETTY | Maui wedding photographer chris j. evans

If you're thinking of having a tropical-inspired fete, look no further than today's Maui wedding at Sugar Beach Estate! From guests being greeted by hula dancers and handmade flower crowns during cocktail hour to a surfboard guestbook and perfectly placed palm leaves, Platinum Weddings and Events outdid themselves with every single detail. Chris J. Evans photographed the celebration along with every moment between the bride and groom like those jaw-dropping sunset photos! Get ready to scroll and be sure to stop at that fabulous flower wall by Teresa Sena Designs!

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7.26.19 FEATURED ON WEDLUXE | Maui wedding photographer chris j. evans

How do you choose between a water-front or a garden wedding? Simple – you choose both! With Lanai as a backdrop, Nikou and retired MLB pitcher, Kyle’s Hawaiian wedding was definitely a home run (pun intended). We also can’t get over the fact the groom’s daughter walked him down the aisle and his son walked with the bride! At both the ceremony and reception, spectacular views were highlighted by white florals and hints of burgundy making this the ultimate destination wedding.

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7.25.19 FEATURED ON PACIFIC WEDDINGS | Maui wedding photographer chris j. evans

As half of Amanda and Daniel's family members were based in Australia and half in the US, it was only natural that Hawaii served as a perfect half-way meeting point for their wedding location. Amanda discovered Maui's Haiku Mill through researching wedding venues and fell in love with the stunning scenery. After just one visit to the Mill, the couple was struck by its magic! Thus, it was decided that this would be the perfect location for their island destination wedding.

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7.21.19 July weddings | Maui wedding photographer chris j. evans

What an incredible July! So many fabulous couples! I captured events at Sugar Beach Events, The Sheraton Maui, The Ritz Carlton Kapalua, The Four Seasons Maui and The White Orchid Weddings Beach House.

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7.8.19 | DESTINATION WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER CHRIS J. EVANS | THE PHOTO REPORT PODCAST

In this episode, Chris J. Evans talks about

  • Starting his company and growing his wedding photography business.

  • The workflow and the art of managing his time to accommodate the high volume wedding shoots that his company does every year.

  • Learn how being a musician has helped Chris present himself and the experience he brings as a wedding photographer.

  • Chris discusses the challenges that come with the high volume wedding and how his crew helps him handle that.

  • Discover how Chris established his style, look, and voice in the wedding photography world.

  • Find out how Chris manages work-life balance amidst his tight work schedule.

  • Chris talks about how building relationships with the community continues to inspire him and keeps him from burning out.

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6.28.19 June weddings | Maui wedding photographer chris j. evans

What an incredible June! So many fabulous couples! I captured events at Sugar Beach Events, The Four Seasons Lanai, The Villa Montalvo, Saratoga, Ca. The Beach House, Kauai, The Four Seasons Maui.

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6.19.19 Tropical Hawaii meets soft glam | destination wedding photographer chris j. evans

The groom sported a dashing blue suit, and the bride wore a shimmering green Versace gown. 

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5.31.19 May Maui weddings | Maui wedding photographer chris j. evans

What an incredible May! So many fun couples! I captured events at The Four Seasons Maui, The Haiku Mill, The Sheraton and The Montage, Kapalua Bay.

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5.30.19 Sugar Beach, Maui wedding | destination wedding photographer chris j. evans

Taylor and Peter's sweet pastel wedding took place along the south shore of the island of Maui. Destination wedding photographer Chris J. Evans shared this dreamy tropical scene with us. Soft blush roses and cream linens decorated the tropical oceanfront grounds of Sugar Beach. Guests watched the sunset over the Pacific during the reception dinner.

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5.24.19 Four Seasons, Maui Wedding | Destination wedding Photographer CHRIS J. EVANS

The bride shared her fool-proof plan for a successful destination wedding: "We knew if we chose a hotel we trusted, in a beautiful location, we couldn't go wrong. We really wanted to imerse ourselves in the 'getaway' aspect of our wedding. Hawaii seemed like the perfect place for us to tie the knot because of its breathtaking views and peaceful nature. We really enjoyed being able to relax and explore the island before and after we said, 'I do.'"

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5.5.19 April Maui weddings | Maui wedding photographer chris j. evans

What an incredible April! So many inspiring love stories and incredible couples! I captured events at The Four Seasons Maui, The Ritz Carlton Kapalua, The Kukahiku Estate, The Steeple House, The White Orchid Weddings Beach House and The Olowalu Plantation House.

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5.2.19 carats & cake feature | destination wedding photographer chris j. evans

A gorgeous wedding for Zaley and Mitch at the famed Royal Hawaiian Hotel on Oahu. Our Bride stuns in a custom Berta Gown.

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4.28.19 April gratitude | destination wedding photographer chris j. evans

April has been an absolutely gorgeous month on Maui! So many incredible fun loving couples! Thank you to everyone for the privilege of capturing your celebration!

-Chris

4.15.19 Santa Barbara Magazine Spring style feature | destination wedding photographer chris j. evans

Elopement wedding style at the Biltmore Four Seasons, Montecito, California by CHRIS J. EVANS

Enjoy!

-Chris

4.8.19 1st Quarter recap | destination wedding photographer chris j. evans

2019 has been off to an incredible start! So many incredible couples plus three print features! Thank you to all my amazing couples!

-Chris

3.10.19 Town & Country feature | destination wedding photographer chris j. evans

Lots of great destination wedding tips in the article as well!

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3.5.19 inside wedding magazine print feature | destination wedding photographer chris j. evans

Hana & Sam through an incredible wedding bash on the Big Island of Hawaii. An all all-star cast of Hawaii’s top wedding pros brought their vision life!

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2.13.19 novelty bride magazine print feature | destination wedding photographer chris j. evans

Lindy & Chris got married at the beautiful Haiku Mill on Maui. Pick up the latest issue and enjoy the beauty!

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2.5.19 Destination I Do Print feature | Destination wedding photographer Chris J. Evans

Thrilled to have this gorgeous destination Maui wedding featured in the spring Issue of Destination I Do.

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1.31.19 Gratitude day | Photographer CHRIS J. EVANS

I am so grateful for all the incredible couples I get to work with! Capturing your wedding day is so special to me and I want to thank you with all my heart!

-Chris

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1.29.19 The knot hall of fAME | AWARDS

What an honor to be named to The Knot Hall of Fame! Thank you to each and every incredible couple over the years who have trusted me with their amazing weddings!

Thank you a million times over!

-Chris

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1.22.19 Featured on Carats & Cake | PHOTOGRAPHS BY CHRIS J. EVANS

Luxury Maui wedding at The Four Seasons, Wailea

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1.14.19 Happy New Year!!! 2019 is off and running!

I’ve already had the pleasure of capturing four stunning weddings for four amazing couples! Venues include Sugar Beach, The Grand Wailea, The Royal Hawaiian, Oahu and Olowalu Plantation House.

Tune in all year for some incredible weddings!

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12.11.18 PACIFIC WEDDINGS FEATURE | PHOTOGRAPHS BY CHRIS J. EVANS

A green and white wedding at Sugar Beach Events featuring a gorgeous gown by Rue De Seine Bridal

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12.9.18 Fourth quarter round up! | photographs by chris j. evans

What an incredible fourth quarter! Gorgeous weddings on Maui and Lanai. I am so grateful to my incredible clients and my fellow wedding pros for bringing dreams to life at every event.

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11.27.18 PACIFIC WEDDINGS FEATURE | PHOTOGRAPHS BY CHRIS J. EVANS

A gorgeous Maui wedding at Sugar Beach Events featuring a gorgeous statement Berta Gown.

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9.14.18 WEDLUXE Fall 2018 Global Trend Report | Photographs by CHRIS J. EVANS

Hawaii wedding and fashion photographer Chris J. Evans lands cover of world renowned wedding publication WEDLUXE for the Fall 2018 Global trend report. The editorial shoot was a collaboration of Maui’s top wedding talent including Chris J. Evans Photography, Shaunna Nygren, Meili Autumn Beauty, Designs by Hemingway, Zeb Films Hawaii, Costarellos and Jennifer Bher.  The vision was high fashion bridal editorial set against the natural, rugged beauty of O'ahu. Gowns imported from Athens, Greece by legendary designer Costarellos. Shot on location at an epic location on the south shore of O'ahu, the team visualized a concept editorial of gorgeous brides running free and being true WildHearts. The shoot not only yielded the cover but also an eight page editorial spread.

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8.22.18 ANDAZ MAUI WEDDING  |  MAUI WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER CHRIS J. EVANS

The Andaz Maui hosted this gorgeous couple for their chic tropical wedding. Details were on point with white, gold, green and pops of tropical color. The off shore power of hurricane Hector provided a stunning sunset full of dramatic clouds and deep hues. Our bride & groom shined in effortless elegance.

Enjoy!

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8.21.18 Featured on Style me pretty  |  maui wedding photographer chris j. evans

Oceanfront Elegance at the Olowalu Plantation House...

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6.30.18 gratitude & aloha  |  Maui wedding photographer chris J. evans

Hi Gang!

I feel so fortunate for the wonderful couples who have trusted me to record the memories of their wedding celebration. Thank you a million times over for allowing me to live a life of creativity enveloped in love.

Much love and aloha,

-Chris

6.15.18 Spring 2018 wedding recap  |  Maui wedding photographer Chris J. Evans

Hi Gang! It has been an amazing spring! So many incredible new friends and amazing clients! Worked with so many great wedding venues including The Haiku Mill, Sugar Beach Events, The Four Seasons, The Montage and the Andaz. 2018 only has a few fall slots left and 2019 is filling up fast. Get in touch today and let's secure your date!
Much love and aloha,

-Chris

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6.9.18 Summer bridal looks that are sure to shine! | maui wedding photographer chris j. evans

Hi gang! Enjoy a few of my favorite summer bridal looks. I love wedding gowns and all of my  amazing brides who rock them!

6.1.18 CHRIS J. EVANS WEDDING FILMS | MAUI WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

Enjoy the latest wedding film from the stunning Haiku Mill on Maui.

A little rain set off this tropical paradise into a romantic short film for our stunning couple.

5.23.18 GROOM style for a destination wedding | MAUI WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER CHRIS J. EVANS

Groom style tips...

Hi gang! I wanted to share some groom style tips for the big day.

First and foremost is the tuxedo. Black, navy, white jacket or any color velvet are all amazing choices and should be the first to consider. Not only is it timeless but it exudes a sense of James Bond style.

Next up is the classic suit and tie. Navy and black will always be the best choice to compliment your gorgeous brides gown.

Great shoes, cuff links, wristwatch, tie clip and pocket square will have you looking sharp and feeling great.

5.20.18 Maui Wedding photographer CHRIS J. EVANS  on luxury tropical details

Chic Tropical Wedding details...

When throwing a luxury event in the islands it is key to keep the color palette clean and simple.  For this amazing event by UNVEILED HAWAII the colors were gold, green and cream. The subtle accents of color softly pop and add pleasing eye candy throughout the set up.

See more of their wedding here.

5.14.18 Maui wedding photographer CHRIS J. EVANS

Mid year recap.

All I have to say is wow! I have the best clients in the world! I feel so fortunate to constantly get to capture so much love and happiness! The most sincere thank you to all of my past, present and future clients! Serving clients and venues in Hawaii is incredible. The Haiku Mill, The Mauna Kea Hotel, Olowalu Plantation House, The Four Seasons, Sugar Beach Events and more.

View more of my galleries here.

-Chris

5.11.18 Posed or unposed, that is the question

Maui wedding photographer Chris J. Evans talks posing

Hi guys!

I get this question a lot about posing. I come from the world of fashion photography where the pose is everything. With that though we must understand all the elements that go into a pose. Nobody and I mean nobody even top models just get up there and hit "blue steel" out of the gate. My process is actually very organic as I will set the scene for you and capture all the candid moments leading up to the peak moment. That is the pose. It is also important to remember that this represents the smallest portion of your wedding day on average. The day is mostly filled with photo journalistic style images where I capture the true events as they unfold.

I've prepared a little gallery for you to enjoy of my organic posing style. Enjoy!

-Chris

 

5.8.18 How I dress for your wedding

Maui wedding photographer Chris J. Evans talks his personal style for capturing your big day.

Hi guys!

I wanted to take a moment and chat about my style while capturing your wedding. Yes I am there to work, but I'm also present to enhance the entire day with my smile, charisma and my outfits! More often than not when I attend weddings as a guest  the photographers are dressed either casual or in the standard all black outfit. The problem with all black is that if they're caught in the background of an image they'll stick out like a sore thumb. When I'm dressed up I blend right in like one of the other guests. Most importantly though I respect your celebration and I want to dress for the occasion. I can't wait to capture your big day in style!

-Chris

 

 

4.2.18 The Haiku Mill, Maui

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The Haiku Mill at night is amazing!

1.15.18 Maui Wedding Photographer CHRIS J. EVANS featured on Destination Ido

Gorgeous couple wed on Maui at Sugar Beach Events

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11.17.18 Maui Wedding Photographer CHRIS J. EVANS featured on LOVERLY

Gorgeous Maui wedding at Olowalu Plantation House.

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11.3.17 Maui Wedding Photographer CHRIS J. EVANS speaking engagement.

Just announced I will be a featured speaker on The KnotWorkshop Hawaii pro panel.

11.01.17 Maui Wedding Photographer CHRIS J. EVANS Engagement Sessions

Engagement Season is here! Book your engagement session and wedding date today!

10.12.17 Maui Wedding Photographer CHRIS J. EVANS WEDDING FILMS

Our mission is to create style driven wedding films inspired by love, fashion and romance.

9.25.17 Maui Wedding photographer CHRIS J. EVANS featured on Hawaii Bride & Groom

Featured | Maui | Luxury | Real Wedding | White Orchid Weddings Beach House

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9.17.17 Maui Wedding photographer CHRIS J. EVANS featured on The Knot.

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8.3.17 Maui wedding photographer CHRIS J. EVANS featured on Love Our Wedding.

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7.24.17 Maui wedding photographer CHRIS J. EVANS featured on Martha Stewart Weddings

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6.23.17 Maui wedding photographer CHRIS J. EVANS featured on Love Our Wedding UK. Print & Online.

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6.20.17 Maui wedding photographer CHRIS J. EVANS featured on POPSUGAR.

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6.5.17 Maui wedding photographer CHRIS J. EVANS featured on Elegant Weddings.

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5.26.17 Maui wedding photographer CHRIS J. EVANS featured on MODweddings.com

How to use pantone color of the year throughout your wedding.

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5.25.17 Maui Wedding photographer CHRIS J. EVANS featured on Rustic Wedding Chic for How to Keep Cool at Summer weddings.

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5.21.17 Maui Wedding Photographer CHRIS J. EVANS Mid year client features.

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2017 has been off to an amazing start! Here are just a few of my amazing clients from the 2017 wedding season.

5.12.17 Maui Wedding Photographer CHRIS J. EVANS featured on Carats & Cake

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4.14.17 Summer Bouquet Inspo...

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4.13.17 When it rains...

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Don't let a little rain spoil your day,  It can turn the ordinary into extraordinary!

4.12.17 BRIDES Magazine featured image. The 60 prettiest hair styles from real weddings.

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4.11.17 Spring Table Decor by Maui Wedding Photographer CHRIS J. EVANS

I love spring time! Lush greens and gorgeous flowers popping color here, there and everywhere! Here are some of my favorites. Enjoy!

4.10.17 Brides Magazine featured image.

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4.09.17 Maui Wedding Photographer CHRIS J. EVANS on Polaroids

Maui Wedding Photographer | Vintage | Polaroids | Style | Luxury | Film

I absolutely love vintage Polaroids! The fact that this camera is from the the 1960's and the film is practically obsolete makes each capture a true memento. When I hand it off to my couples as well, I love they way they pose for each other, so playful and flirty!

Enjoy a few of my favorites:

4.8.17 CHRIS J. EVANS Featured on Inspired By This.

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4.5.17 CHRIS J. EVANS featured on Brides.com "Wedding Invitation etiquette"

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4.2.17 CHRIS J. EVANS captures a smokey elopement on Maui.

Maui Wedding Photographer | Elopement | Style | Luxury | Smoke Grenade

This super stylish couple wanted a James Bond vibe. Mission Accomplished.

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3.30.17 Maui Wedding Photographer CHRIS J. EVANS Featured on Brides.com

Editorial: Gorgeous wedding dress inspo for the non-traditional bride. 

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3.24.17 Maui Wedding Photographer CHRIS J. EVANS on green as Pantone Color of the year.

Green is an amazing hue as it represents new beginings, which is perfect for the wedding indusrty. Here are a few of my favorite images featuring green.

3.22.17 Maui Wedding Photographer CHRIS J. EVANS featured on Strictly Weddings.

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3.21.17 Maui Wedding Photographer CHRIS J. EVANS featured on Brides.com "Tips for bridesmaids".

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3.17.17 Maui Wedding Photographer CHRIS J. EVANS named #1 wedding photographer in Hawaii by Hawaii Magazine readers.

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3.11.17 Maui Wedding Photographer CHRIS J. EVANS Featured on BRIDES.COM

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2.17.17 Maui Wedding Photographer CHRIS J. EVANS Featured on Green Wedding Shoes. Chic Desert Wedding.

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2.16.17 Maui Wedding Photographer CHRIS J. EVANS Featured on Strictly Weddings. Chic Island Wedding.

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2.15.17 Maui Wedding Photographer CHRIS J. EVANS featured in Hawaii Magazine.

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12.28.16 Engagement Season has arrived!! Maui Wedding Photographer CHRIS J. EVANS shoots modern and fashion driven engagements.

12.26.17 Maui Wedding Photographer CHRIS J. EVANS wins back to back The best of weddings from The Knot Magazine. "Thank you to all my amazing clients! I couldn't have done it without you!"

12.18.16 Maui Wedding Photographer CHRIS J. EVANS Real wedding featured in WEDLUXE Magazine. Shot at The Haiku Mill.

12.7.16 Maui Wedding Photographer CHRIS J. EVANS shoots luxurious night portraits. "I love shooting when the sun goes down, there is something so romantic about the night. I use high powered studio lights to create these magical scenes".