Kamahele-Beeck + Dias

Elegant Underwater Engagement Shoot At Maui, Hawaii.

Leiha’aheo Kamahele-Beeck and Maika Dias are experienced divers, and it’s no wonder these underwater engagement shoots of them turn out to be as elegant as it is. Wedding photographers and married couple Adam and Shawn-Marie Ravazzano had wanted to shoot underwater engagement photos since moving to Maui last year, and they found their friends, Kamahele-Beeck and Dias from Oahu, to be the perfect subject.

Surprisingly, this couple met underwater in the spring of 2013 while they were snorkeling in Oahu. “I felt something press into and bounce off my butt,” Kamahele-Beeck told The Huffington Post of that first meeting. “When I turned and surfaced, a very apologetic and embarrassed boy pulled the snorkel out of his mouth to exclaim that it was a complete accident and that he was sorry. It was his face that hit my butt!”

“We both enjoy and love the ocean,” Kamahele-Beeck added. “It’s our sanctuary and our playground. The ocean is also tied to us because of our Hawaiian roots. It gives us life.”

The bride-to-be wore two different gowns during the shoot, both loaned by Oahu-based designer Joelle Perry. One was the dress that Perry walked down the aisle in at her own wedding.

Photographers: Adam and Shawn-Marie Ravazzano of Love and Water Photography.

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