“Dmitri & Sandra were our trusted photographers for our wedding at Olowau Plantation House on Maui. As an avid Yelper and destination bride planning my wedding from the bay area, I made sure to do my research for all of our vendors before choosing them. One look at Dmitri & Sandra’s portfolio and my fiancé and I were hooked. You’ll also find that they have a long track record of blissfully happy couples who were beyond stoked with their work. We met with Dmitri during our site visit trip to Maui two months before our wedding. We were instantly impressed with the level of professionalism and obvious talent that he brought to the table. He asked us a few questions but really it was just a chance for us to get to know him, which is nice to do before the Big Day! On wedding day, they worked seamlessly together, snapping photos before the ceremony (“getting ready” pictures are the BEST!). I hardly remember seeing them snapping all the photos, but when we received our online gallery, they captured every single moment — it was absolutely breathtaking: vibrant color images, black and white images, images in motion, bridal party, family members, capturing the emotions of the day all in a classic photojournalistic style. Nothing cheesy, nothing looked posed or forced. I especially loved that they captured the details – they staged shoes, earrings, every detail and really captured the essence of the venue at the same time. Above all, they were able to bottle up all of of our special memories of the day, and capture Maui’s natural tropical beauty for us, so that we can relive the memories anytime we want. Truly amazing work, genuinely wonderful and easygoing couple to work with, top notch professionalism. What can we say, we are complete Dmitri & Sandra fans!”
Kristen S. Married 11.15.14 Olowalu Plantaion House.
“What can I say other than AMAZING?! Seriously. Dmitri & Sandra are so freaking fantastic, professional, funny, easy going, and an absolute pleasure to work with – I wouldn’t have changed a single thing about our time with them on our wedding day other than wishing we’d booked more time! My (now) husband and I booked Dmitri & Sandra for four hours on our wedding day, and the two of them caught such amazing moments, even our guests couldn’t stop raving about the beautiful photos that were produced. We’ve had several people now tell us that they are by far the best wedding photos they’ve ever seen. And I have to agree with them! They’re the kind of photos you typically see in magazines but know you’ll never have anything that amazing. Well, think again my friends. We will treasure our photographs for years to come and have these two to thank for it. They are a perfect duo that work like a well-oiled machine…that occasionally has its glitches when one of them wants to try something and the other gets in the way (it’s hilarious to see them bicker), but makes the whole experience so enjoyable and FUN! I cannot recommend them enough, and if you’re still looking for a wedding photographer in Maui, you can stop looking! Yay!!”
Jonna Z Married 6.7.14 Kukahiko Estate.
“Dmitri & Sandra captured the most breathtaking pictures of our wedding. We are thrilled to have timeless, beautiful pictures that tell the story of our day. Dmitri and Sandra are a fantastic team who work well together. They made us feel comfortable and guided us through the picture taking process. They captured ALL of our big moments of the day perfectly by while using the beauty of our surroundings. In one picture my husband & I are kissing as we are drenched in the colors of the amazing sunset that day. Or a photo of our first intimate dance, on the beach under lit trees, we were so in love at that moment and they caught our emotion! They also captured the smaller unseen moments. Like tender moments amongst wedding guests, and little fun floral details of our exquisite table and surroundings. Every person that we have shown our pictures to, have just been amazed with the quality & intuitive captures of that day. Ive had several people tell me that they wish they would have known about Dmitri & Sandra when they had their weddings!!! Dmitri & Sandra are definitely experts in what they do, and we are so honored to have their pictures for our once in a lifetime day!”
Holly E. Married 10.12.13 Kukahiko Estate.
“We were lucky enough to work with Dmitri and Sandra for both our engagement photos and wedding last year. They are both beyond amazing to work with and we couldn’t be happier with our photos. They instantly made us feel comfortable and natural, as if we had been great friends. They perfectly captured the beautiful candid moments at our wedding with the people we love the most. Beyond their talented work, they are also very professional and always responded quickly to any emails or calls. Its been 3 months since our wedding and I still catch myself smiling when looking at our photos! No doubt, they are one of the best on Maui!”
Alexa M. Married 9.27.14 The Villa at Calasa Olive Farm.
“Dmitri and Sandra were an absolute pleasure to work with and we are so happy we had both of them photograph our wedding. They were incredibly professional, organized, and detail oriented which gave us confidence and eased our minds when it came to this aspect of our destination wedding. The photos are even better than we imagined! They captured some really beautiful moments for us. Check out their blog for recent photos, they have a ton up there. You won’t regret booking them for your photography needs!”
Olivia B Married 5.28.14 Gannons.
I hate taking pictures, it makes me uncomfortable and I feel awkward the whole time…… that was until Dmitri! He has a very natural way about himself and his work that doesn’t make you feel like you are being watched and placed in cheesy poses. He lets you be yourself and captures the natural moments. My husband and I had a great time taking pictures and I must say it quite surprised me by how much fun we were having. Also the locations in which he took photos were beyond amazing (he climbed very high in a tree to get the perfect shot!). He also focused a lot on the light and natural scenery and had a very artistic approach which my husband and I greatly appreciate. All the guests at the wedding were jealous and are still talking about how great our photos will be because they all were watching him work in pure amazement by the way in which he worked.
As for the communication aspect working with Dmitri and Sandra was great. They always respond and are very friendly. I would work with them again and again. Anyone who doesn’t choose them will miss out for sure. I would highly recommend them to anyone who is apprehensive about photos being taken of them because he truly makes you forget whats happening and you are just enjoying the moment with your new significant other.
Lauren S. Married 6.23.14 Kukahiko Estate.
“Dmitri and Sandra are wonderful! They not only made sure to get the pictures we wanted, but they also cared about the quality of every shot – very attentive to detail. On top of it, they are a lot of fun, and make you feel gorgeous and calm. At the Grand Wailea, our package included two hours with just Dmitri, but I would recommend getting six hours to include Sandra as well. We had a wider range of shots and an extra set of eyes and hands to make the shots that much better. If you need more proof, just check out their blog!
Anna C. Married 12.28.13 The Grand Wailea.
We asked Dmitri and Sandra to be our wedding photographers for our destination wedding in Maui and we couldn’t have asked for two better people to work with. We don’t have a lot of pictures taken of us so we were a bit nervous at first but Dmitri and Sandra made us feel very comfortable and we had a great time! They were professional and warm. Also, the pictures turned out amazing!!! They shot beautiful moments that we didn’t even realize were there. We are so excited that our wedding memories were captured by this duo!
Brittany K. Married 11.7.14 Merrimans Kapalua.
We had such an easy and fun experience with Dmitri and Sandra and I couldn’t be happier. Our pictures are truly amazing… definitely highly recommended!
Melina K. Married 10.30.14 Merriman’s Kapalua
“I loved Dmitri and Sandra!! They are both so incredibly sweet, professional and amazingly talented. My sister-in-law is a professional photographer so I was a bit picky when it came to my wedding photos. However, they fully met all of my expectations and helped to make my wedding day a wonderful day. I highly recommend them!!!”
Sherry S. Married 5.25.14 The Grand Wailea Resort.
“We contacted Dmitri and Sandra to shot our March 2013 Maui wedding. From the moment we made contact, we were very well taken care of. Dmitri and Sandra’s energy and professionalism was infectious, and they really added to the wonderful experience at our wedding. They are friendly, helpful and experienced, and got the most of out of our group in a short space of time. We’ve now received the final photos – sooner than expected – and they are amazing. Not only have we received rave feedback from our friends and family about the gorgeous photos, but our guests loved having Dmitri and Sandra as part of the celebration. They were great and we would highly recommend them.”
Kelly S. Married 3.7.13 Merriman’s Kapalua.
“Dmitri and Sandra are AMAZING!! I would definitely recommend them for your wedding. We sent them multiple pinterest picture ideas and they recreated almost all of them perfectly. They are friendly, creative, and did a great job of capturing the emotion of our wedding day”
Amie T. Married 9.1.13 The Sheraton Maui Resort.
“Dmitri and Sandra were absolutely amazing! The were recommended to me by a friend, and I have been very pleased with our wedding photos. What I really enjoyed was their creative energy–not just the same old wedding poses you have seen everywhere. They made the experience fun.”
Casey G. Married 5.19.12 The Sheraton Maui Resort
“My wife and I were married on Maui. A beach wedding was planned but due to some unexpected weather, the ceremony was moved indoors. Dmitri and his wife were very flexible and wonderful to work with. They are very professional and their work is amazing. They helped turn a crazy day into something we will always remember and cherish.”
Michael C. Married 2.7.12 Kapalua.
“We decided on a destination wedding in Maui, but being from California we had no idea what vendors to use. My coordinator at the venue had given me a list of photographers that she recommended and I look through each of the photographers’ profiles online and I really fell in love with Dmitri’s artist style. I loved his work and contacted him to see if he was available. He got back to me right away and it was very easy to set-up an account with him as well as arrange payment. A few days later I received an email with a survey to learn more about us as a couple, what style we liked, what moments were important to us, etc. It was nice to feel like he wanted to get to know us.
Once our wedding date arrived, my first meeting with Dmitri was that he was very nice. We were finishing up our hair and he took a few candid shoots of us. He was very patient and understanding of our needs. He brought his own great ideas, but also very open to anything that we came up with and wanted him to shoot. We are a very non-traditional couple, so we wanted a handful of goofy photos and he was absolutely fine with shooting our crazy ideas. We joked around the whole time and it made it very at easy for us. I think Dmitri had just as much fun as we did that day! He had our photos up onto a site for us to check out in about one week, which is amazing, but the photos themselves were even more amazing. The photos were more than I could have imagined and I would highly recommend him & his wifey to everyone!!! Thank you so much for capturing this day as I now can live it over and over in your amazing photos!”
Jennifer B. Married 4.1.12 Merriman’s Kaplaua.
“Dmitri is an AMAZING photographer!!!! My pictures came out outstanding and I was 110% happy with his work and talent. Dmitri was extremely pleasant and very calming. He captured some amazing moments and gave us amazing memories……….he is highly recommended!!!!!”
Sherry S. Married 2.3.12 Wailea Beach.
Dmitri and Sandra are simply amazing.
“Planning a destination wedding in Hawaii was hard enough, but Dmitri and Sandra made it so easy to leave complete trust in their work and creativity. I had not one worry about how our photos would turn out for our engagement session and wedding because I knew that anything that they produced would be fabulous. After perusing through all of the photographer selections in Maui, Dmitri Photography caught my eye because of their careful attention to details, unexpected backdrops, use of light, and photo-journalistic approach. In addition, you are able to get two different, perspectives of the same shot. Dmitri and Sandra work well together, and they have a different eye on each pose/moment, so you see things from different eyes in every shot. Not only is their work great, but they are so great to work and communicate with. Communication was crucial in my situation- Dmitri and Sandra kept in touch not only through email and phone, but through text, and social media. This made it easy to stay on the same page and exchange ideas. Also, they are definitely willing to work and negotiate with whatever budget you have. I’m sure that other brides shopping for Maui vendors had as much sticker shock as I did. However, Dmitri was definitely open to make things happen with what we could afford. I have nothing but the highest recommendation for Dmitri and Sandra.
Not only were they our photographers on our wedding, they became our friends and we treated them like our guests at our wedding.”
Gail B. Married 8.26.11 The Makena Beach and Golf Resort.
“Dmitri & Sandra are AMAZING! The pictures they captured of our wedding day are magical! They are very professional and easy to work with. They see great natural moments and capture them.”
Libby M. Married 10.1.13 Olowalu Plataion House.
“Dmitri comes with my HIGHEST recommendations, and be assured that your wedding photos are in good hands with him. Dmitri’s passion for photography is evident in his professionalism, efficiency, and most of all, quality of his pictures. Because he is a native of Maui, he knows all the local beaches, back routes and “hidden treasures” of the island that equate to incredible shots that the naked eye would never suspect. He is very tech savvy – communicating efficiently via text, e-mail, and even facebook! This was extremely important since I was planning a destination wedding from CA. In addition, he worked with my budget by creating a custom package, and once the wedding was done, we had our pictures and on-line slideshow within 2 weeks! My favorite quote from Dmitri and the reason why you should hire him: “I can make it happen.” Thank you, Dmitri for capturing our wedding so beautifully – the memories will last forever in your works of art.”
Mary K. Married 11.12.09 The Plantation House Kapalua.