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Behind The Lens Maui

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Perla De La Torre

22 September 2019

My wedding planner Kelly at “A perfect paradise wedding” recommend Jackie! Choosing her was the best choice! She takes her time and thinks of every detail! She has an assistant who is also very helpful! The experience she brings makes any bride feel comfortable! I highly recommend her services and will use her again for family photos next time in Maui! More...

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Erin Reed

21 September 2019

Nicole took beautiful portraits of my family to commemorate my parents' 40th anniversary. From beginning to end, she was a pleasure to work with. As I was not familiar with Maui, Nicole recommended locations for photos and sent me links to look at them. The first location she suggested was absolutely gorgeous and perfect for our family photos - Kapalua Bay. At the shoot, she was easy going and fun. My family really enjoyed the hour we spent with her; even my toddler was smiling in photos. She promptly edited the photos and sent them to me several days later. They came out fantastic! We were really pleased with the entire experience. More...

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Chandra Frazier

7 September 2019

Nicole photographed our wedding almost 8 years ago, and she was phenomenal. Since then we've used her twice when we've come back to the island with our little girls to take family portraits. She's so good at her craft, professional, friendly, and just a pleasure to work with. And we've LOVED our photos all three times we've had the pleasure to work with her. More...

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Pamela Norton

30 June 2019

Nicole was incredible from the start. It’s overwhelming trying to find someone to capture your special day, especially when there are so many options for photographers.Nicole is your girl. She responded quickly to my initial inquiry. She stayed in contact and was extremely thorough with her instructions, recommendations, and knowledge of the island.We ended up going with Kapalua Bay, a beach that Nicole recommended for our vow renewal. It fit 13 people perfectly and had a lot of opportunities for a variety of photos. We ate at Merriman’s afterward (make a reservation if you decide to do this!).Nicole (and her assistant) captured our day beautifully. She has a keen eye for light, landscape, and people.Our photos were ready for viewing less a week and a few days after our renewal. I didn’t expect to see them for at least 3 weeks, so that was a pleasant surprise.Nicole has a variety of picture packages available and prices that will not break your bank. The packages are reasonable with a lot of options.I highly recommend Nicole for any type of event you have. She is the epitome of professional and will help you remember your event forever. More...

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Emily Kibby

5 May 2019

Nicole is amazing to work with...as evidenced by the fact that we keep going back! She has done two family sessions for us and most recently took my oldest son’s senior pictures! Nicole gets such great shots it is always a challenge choosing the perfect one...especially since she can get my two high school age boys to smile. Thanks Nicole, looking forward to our next session with you! More...

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Todd Nemec

25 April 2019

We located Nicole by reading reviews and doing internet searches because we wanted to capture our family of 5 on our special trip to Maui. Nicole presented us with a few beach options for sunset photos and provided tips on what to wear. She kept in communication for the few weeks until our trip. When it was time to meet, Nicole was on time and very friendly. The shoot went well and her advice on location and outfits was great. Nicole worked well with the kids and the shoot itself was a fun experience.Afterwards, the photos came back quickly and we were very pleased with the variety and number of shots and how we looked.I would definitely recommend Nicole because the experience from planning to final product was a good one. Given the chance, I think we would do it again in a few years to update the family albums. More...

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Joanna Cruickshank

24 April 2019

Very happy we booked our family photos in Maui with Nicole! She was a pleasure to work with, the pictures turned out amazing, and she was so quick in getting them back to us. Highly recommend for your pictures in Maui! More...

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Mukesh S.

13 April 2019

Nicole took some of the most beautiful pics of us on our honeymoon.  We are both a little camera shy but felt very comfortable with Nicole. She also captured some candid pictures that are nothing short of spectacular.  Her communication after was very prompt and the photos were made available in a short time.  We will definitely be using her services again on our next trip. More...

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Kailynn Foster

20 January 2019

Nicole was awesome! We had nothing but rain and mud the day of our wedding and she still got such amazing shots! Would highly recommend her for your special day!

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Arlene S.

6 December 2018

My husband and I had the pleasure of booking our anniversary photo session with Nicole from Behind the Lens Maui. From beginning to end, her services were outstanding! Upon first contacting her to request more information, I felt very comfortable. She got back to me via email very quickly and set up a time to chat so that she could better understand what we were looking for. We were returning to Maui for our 10 year wedding anniversary/vacation so it was important for me to get a session scheduled during our trip well in advance. During our first phone call I felt that Nicole really got a good feel about what we wanted in our photos. She's very personable and easy to talk to which made the whole experience very pleasant. The day of our shoot was lovely. Nicole and her assistant did their absolute best to make sure that my husband and I were comfortable and that we got the best shots possible-which isn't an easy feat given the fact that they had to navigate around other visitors, weddings, and other photo sessions at the beach we chose. It was fun! Our photos are beautiful and anyone would think that they were taken on a secluded beach. Just perfect! I can't say enough about Nicole and her team. If you're looking for a photographer on Maui that is pleasant, easy to talk to, understands your vision and will continue to happily answer your questions even weeks  after your session, look no further. Nicole and Behind the Lens is the way to go. More...

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Anne Coc

27 October 2018

we're very happy to review Behind The Lens Maui because they did a really good job. We had a good time during the photoshoot, Nicole and Tyler did a very professional job there capturing our Trash the Dress session. I will attach some of their shoots so you can convince yourself about the great shoot they did. Many thanks!p.s.: they were on time like they said with sending us the pictures! More...

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Alan-Yao Liu

27 September 2018

Nicole was such a cheerful and nice lady to work with. She brought us to amazing spots for the engagement photos and they came out breath taking. My wife didn't feel well on the wedding day and she was so caring and patient with us. Definitely go to Nicole for top notch service! More...

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Sierra Kirby

30 July 2018

Nicole didn't only snap wonderful, gorgeous shots for my wedding, but she is an absolute pleasure to work with! Thank you for being helpful and going the extra mile, especially when planning a destination wedding. You are fantastic, as well as your work! Thank you! More...

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Amy Williford Sloop

30 July 2018

We had the most wonderful time in Hawaii! Nicole did an amazing job with the pictures and helping our 2 year old cooperate! Thank you so much!

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Niki Whipple

30 July 2018

Nicole and Trevor were amazing to work with. From the moment I met Nicole and Trevor it was like they were O'Hana! They made us feel so comfortable and relaxed. My son never smiles for the camera and Nicole got him so smile so many times! I never once felt like a camera was pointed at me. Mahalo!! More...

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Beth VanOpdorp White

30 July 2018

Loved working with Nichole and Trevor...they truly put us at ease and allowed us just "one more amazing Maui" memory for our 25th anniversary. We haven't seen the photos yet but we have full faith that she caught the essence of what 25 blessed years together looks like. Thank you so much Nichole! More...

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Kate Horton

30 July 2018

Nicole was absolutely AHHHHMAZING!!! She was very hands on before the wedding and answered any questions or concerns that we had prior to us visiting the island. :) between two hurricanes and dodging the weather she adjusted her schedule and made sure that we had the best location and shots!! Her assistant Trevor was awesome too! They really make you feel comfortable to work with and they make you feel like family! We can't wait to get back to Maui and do some family photos :) More...

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Susan Leigh Helget

30 July 2018

We've not seen our photos yet, but if you are looking for awesome, Nicole and Trevor are just that! From pre wedding emails and phone calls to the amazing, fun, and professional photo shoot at sunset they rocked it! We didn't have anyone with us and within the hour it felt like we had family here in Maui to celebrate with us! More...

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Kimberly Kercheval-Lorenz

30 July 2018

Nicole was amazing to work with for our wedding photos! We went into the process having no idea what we wanted in photos; she was patient and helpful guiding us through options and reviewing a pintrest board she suggested we set up. She was always quick to respond to our emails and set up several phone calls leading up to our day including checking in once we landed in Maui. When our officiant suggested the day before our wedding that the location we chose might not be the best (due to accessibility), Nicole went early the next morning to scope it out and moved to our alternative location. She remained calm and supportive when I definitely didn't and, of course most importantly, captured amazing photos of our ceremony. She caught those special looks and precious moments that now make my heart skip a beat when I look at the photos. Thank you, Nicole! More...

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Maggie Moreno

30 July 2018

Nicole was so easy to work with being that we are from California she is so professional and got exactly what my husband and I wanted!! We communicated through email and she made phone appointments to get the last details. Nicole made this a very easy process for us! We absolutely love our wedding pictures!! Thank you for making our special day super special and we will cherish these memories for ever!!! More...

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Beverly Goff

30 July 2018

We wanted a romantic, heartfelt, and laid back wedding and that is exactly what Nicole and her team captured for us. Our photos are breathtaking and honestly can't stop looking at them! Nicole and Trevor brought such a relaxed enviroment and surrounded us with just awesome Hawaiian vibes which gave us our paradise wedding to remember always. At every turn, Nicole was able to assist and even with things that were unrelated to her profession. We are returning to Maui next year and for many years after. I not only feel I met a wonderful and talented photographer but an awesome Maui Friend! My only problem... too many incredible pictures to choose from to put on our walls! Mahalo to Nicole and Trevor. We cant thank you enough and our memory of this day is etched into our hearts!

Warmest Mahalo,
Mr. & Mrs. Richard & Beverly Goff
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Naomi San Pedro Crume

30 July 2018

Nicole captured wonderful pictures of our 25th Silver Anniversary Vow Renewal. I can't stop showing them off to my family and friends, and they can't stop complementing on how beautiful all of the pictures are. Thank you so much for giving us these wonderful images of our special day. More...

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Marc Nakamichi

30 July 2018

I think Nichole and Trevor's create highest quality photos in Maui.
Perfect combination who's Nicole and Trevor gave us relax and
welcoming atmosphere.
We never forget that wonderful moment.
Thank you soooo much Nicole and Trevor.
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David Watson

30 July 2018

If you are looking for the best photographer with an amazing personality then look no further!! My wife and I had the time of our life doing our photos with Nicole and Trevor. We cannot thank you guys enough for capturing our dreams! More...

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Cory Oaks

30 July 2018

Nicole was and is awesome! If your looking for a photographer don't look any farther. She is by far the best out there and we loved working with her. She was fun and professional and made us forget the stress that usually accompanies photos. More...

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Chris N Jessica Bogedain

30 July 2018

We haven't even left the island yet but decided that we needed to express our deepest thanks for the support and pleasure we received thru Fay Hovey, Rev. Robert Angelo Bosco, Nicole Sanchez (Behind the Lens Maui), Wangdu Hovey (Commercial Cinema Services) and Mira Carman (Maui Mira). All were MAGNIFICENT!! I would highly recommend them for any occasion of celebration. All are A+ people. Feel free to ask us anything or any questions you may have about our experience. More...

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Camille R

25 May 2018

This review is a few months old, but better late than never right? Nicole has done our family pictures twice, 3 years apart. We wouldn't go with anyone else! She takes her time to get shots that you will love. She's great with kids and getting them to cooperate. With our first shoot I thought we didn't get anything good because of an uncooperative toddler but EVERY SINGLE SHOT was amazing! She knows the perfect flattering angles and how to get the most beautiful backgrounds in your photos. Thank you Nicole!! More...

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Laurie Stuart Connolly

25 May 2018

Nicole and her assistant, Tyler, were amazing to work with! I always feel awkward when getting pictures done, but Nicole made my husband & I feel comfortable, and our pictures turned out beautiful and natural! I could tell Nicole was experienced in shooting the most flattering angles, as she was getting into whatever position she had to, to capture the photo; her work is self-explanatory in the photos we received. The price we paid for our package is completely fair. If we ever go back to Maui, I hope she'll still be working because we will, for sure, request her again. Thank you so much Nicole and Tyler! We really enjoyed meeting you!! More...

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Tiffany Kilper

25 May 2018

Nicole and Tyler did a fabulous job capturing our family during our special trip to Maui. They were professional but very friendly, and did a great job with our 3 little kids in the family. I would highly recommend Behind the Lens if you are in Maui and need a photographer. More...

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Grace T.

17 January 2018

Nicole with Behind the Lens Maui did a great job capturing our anniversary time in Maui. She is an awesome awesome photographer, very accommodating and a wonderful lady - someone you know that you can trust. Highly recommended Nicole and the Team! More...

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Mitchell M.

14 October 2017

I can't sing BTLM's praise enough! Choosing vendors from the mainland can be sketch especially without a wedding coordinator, but after my first email I felt the good vibes. From the initial consultation through our final call, the process was smooth and not overly time consuming. Day of ceremony Nicole showed up early and stayed late to make sure everything was perfect. She helped calm down the bride, herded cats for the group shot, and gave great tips to get the most out of our sunset shots. The photos were delivered via zip drive through email two weeks later...... yes I said two weeks later and they were breath taking! Just as important as the final product and customer service components, the price was right compared to other vendors without sacrificing an ounce of quality. Without hesitation I'd recommend that friends, family, colleagues, and strangers alike utilize Behind The Lens Maui for ANY of their professional photography needs while on the Island. More...

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Tawnee

29 August 2017

ABSOLUTLY AMAZING!! Nicole was so amazing I don't even know how to explain our experience with her and how happy we were with our results but I sure will try !! From the very beginning she was always there asking what exactly we wanted and what our perfect vision would be for our special day and even up to a couple days before the event she was still in contact making sure everything was fine. When our big day arrived she showed up with a beautiful smile and personality which made us super comfortable and ready to roll. We got the shots we were wanting and shots that she came up with as well and boy were we happy! Out of all the different photographers in Maui we contacted she was the most reasonable priced and her work was one of our favorites so it worked out. Once we got our photos back we sat down and started to go through them and within the first couple started crying because they were so timeless and beautiful, we felt like we were back in that special moment all over again. Once we go back to Maui we will most definitely be getting into contact with Nicole for more photos whether it be family or fun photos ! Don't look anywhere else just book her !! More...

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Georgina

27 July 2017

Working with Nicole was a truly wonderful experience. My fitness photoshoot was exactly what I envisioned and more. Nicole was able to capture my physique against the beauty of Maui. She caught my vision and we worked really well together. Communications with her were prompt and effective throughout the process. I highly recommend her for ANY special occasion photography she is visionary! More...

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Rob D.

20 July 2017

Absolute professionals and very talented. We did a family shoot with Nicole on a south shore beach. She made us feel comfortable and relaxed. nothing felt forced and our photos were fabulous because of it. You will feel very familiar with Nicole and her team right away. They even made me look photogenic. LOL. The prices were very reasonable. You will get more than you paid for with this company. Mahalo Nicole. More...

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Tina S.

24 June 2017

Nicole, Ian and Tyler were incredible to work with for our family photo session.  They were up to the challenge of capturing 3 generations and 4 families, providing us with beautiful memories of our time together in Maui.  Nicole stayed in touch throughout the process, and the turnaround for the final product was much quicker than we expected.  We are all very happy with the photos and would highly recommend Nicole and company to all of our friends vacationing in Maui! More...

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User2921678

3 June 2017

My husband and I recently got married in Maui, and we were extremely happy with the service from Behind the Lens Maui. Sue was our photographer, and she did an amazing job. She made us feel very comfortable and it showed in the pictures. We worked with Nicole to finalize our selections, and she was also great to work with, as she was very friendly and quick to respond to my emails. We received our files within a day of making our final selections, and the payment process went smoothly. We would definitely recommend Behind the Lens Maui if you are looking for a photographer in Maui. More...

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User3193131

3 June 2017

What a blessing to have Nicole Sanchez as our wedding planner! Yes, I said planner, because she was so much more than just our photographer. Nicole knows and understands all the ins and outs of planning a Maui wedding; and was able to help us make informed decisions regarding the location, the legalities, and our services. Nicole's insight and advice was a lifesaver, and we cannot thank her enough.

As for our wedding pictures- beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! Our photos are gorgeous and capture the wonderful memories from a most cherished day. More importantly was how well Nicole fit in, it just felt natural like she was part of the family. We really wanted our wedding to be a small intimate affair and Nicole’s delightful personality assured us from the get go that she was the right photographer for us.

I could not have asked for more exceptional service and it is with utmost sincerity, and respect, that I recommend Nicole for any photography services. She really does go above and beyond for her clients and she helped make our ‘once in a lifetime’ day even more special!!!!!

Thank you Nicole, from the bottom of our hearts!
Stefan and Devki
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User3143362

3 June 2017

Behind The Lens Maui was awesome!!!! We were delighted with the Nicole! She was very accomadating and fun!! Nicole greeted us on our wedding day with a warm smile and her camera. Our pictures were available to view within two days. They were great! She really captured the emotion of the day. She made our wedding complete. I would highly reccomend her and her company. More...

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User2962597

3 June 2017

I am so sorry about this! I left this review on the wrong photographer! I'm horrified! I'm so sorry. 5 stars because you replied back so quickly. I don't know how to delete my review... More...

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User2501378

3 June 2017

We renewed our vows in Maui in May-2012. I was at a loss in planning until I reached out to Nicole at Behind the Lens. Not only was she a pleasure to deal with from first contact through picture selection, she was also very helpful in answering any and all questions I had along the way. She actually made the recommendation to alter the time of the event slightly to ensure we were able to capture the most amazing sunset! We were completely satisfied and everyone is raving about the quality of the photos. Look no further, this photographer is amazing! More...

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User2069953

3 June 2017

Nicole was a recommendation from Tina (our caterer/planner from Food for the Soul) and at first I was worried because her website was a bit outdated (although it's currently being revamped) but boy Nicole was so great.

She has a lot of great energy and is bubbly and just so honest and hard working. We had several conference calls before the wedding just to learn my 'photography style' and she was just having fun and she is really creative. She also brought on a second photographer for the ceremony which she basically paid for out of pocket.

We also did a trash the dress session with Nicole which was really fun and highly recommended. By the end of the session, she was just as wet as we were and her camera almost got wet trying to get the perfect shot!! It was very good time all around!

I've now gotten my photos and they are just absolutely amazing. I think nobody ever will say they got 'bad pictures' but really, Nicole does a high quality job and she got the photos to us within two weeks exactly of our wedding date. She also couriered the photos to us in Canada.
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User2627454

3 June 2017

We are very satisfied with the services and we are glad that we chose to work with you.
In the future will recommend you with great pleasure

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User4091236

3 June 2017

Nicole was the BEST vendor out of anyone that we worked with for the wedding. She was very proactive, reaching out to me to make sure we had everything we needed, offering local tips and advice too. So, SO helpful when trying to plan this beach wedding from Denver! She made the whole process easier and less stressful.

I really like her process, she has us set up some photos we liked on Pintrest so we could make sure to get every shot we wanted and also she could shoot the way that we wanted, since everyone's style is a little different.

Very fair prices and great work - just look at her galleries to see for yourself. We were thrilled and ended up upgrading to more photos afterward.

She was also a LOT of fun to work with, which makes all the difference in getting good shots I think. We were relaxed and playing around in a lot of the photos. Even my husband who *hates* to have his picture taken was having fun and loved how they came out. Right on, Nicole!

Can't say enough good things, Nicole is the real deal and we would work with her again in a heart beat.
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User4338455

3 June 2017

We are more than pleased with the pictures that Nicole took for us at out wedding, very professional team and service. We highly recommend to anyone!

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User4677600

3 June 2017

Nicole Sanchez of Behind the Lens Maui was our photographer for our small beach wedding at Kapalua Bay, December 2014. She went far above and beyond what is expected of a professional photographer.

We live in Toronto and had no idea how to pull this off. We just wanted something small and simple. Still, there are so many things to know and do. Nicole was basically my wedding planner and helped us decide on the best beach location for a sunset ceremony. She also pulled our beach permit, sent us all of the information and links on where and with whom to obtain our marriage license and gave us info on zillion other small but important details. She even recommended wonderful places to dine after the ceremony.

Nicole quickly responds to all emails and also phoned me a few times to ask us our preferences, etc. She was a lifesaver to us and we could not have done it without her help considering how overly hectic our lives were leading up to the ceremony.

Her photography is a work of art and we love our wedding pictures. We can never thank Nicole enough for making our day absolutely perfect!

The Lum Smith Family.
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User4942832

3 June 2017

Amazing photographer Nicole, she knew what to do and what we wanted. She made our day even more special. Will definitely recommend her. We love love our pictures.
Thank you for making our day more special.
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User3366288

3 June 2017

The pictures overall turned out amazing! We wanted photos to capture the vibrant colors of Maui and that is exactly what we got in the photos for our wedding day and the trash the dress photoshoot. We had several phone conferences to prepare and reiterate what we wanted. Nicole is very quick to respond if you ever have any questions! We were lucky enough to also meet before the wedding rehearsal to pick places we could take photos, which was great for saving time. We wanted creative, fun photos that caught the moments of our wedding, not posed smiles. Luckily with our group of guest, capturing raw moments during our wedding night wasn’t hard. The two assistant photographers, Ian and Trevor were a blast to work with. There were like Ninja’s, ready and able to capture anything that happened! The only downfall was at times it seemed like Nicole felt overwhelmed or unable to keep up with the group of guests we had. But, when we worked just with her and Trevor for the Trash the Dress, she was extremely fun, easy, and open to work with. Definitely a talented photographer. Although her energy didn’t quite match us, Nicole is a sweet, professional, and talented photographer to work with. More...

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User5211667

3 June 2017

Excellent person and service!!

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Jennifer Silveira

25 May 2017

Nicole from Behind the Lens Maui went beyond and above what a photographer does! She was amazing and help make our day wonderful! I can not thank her enough for all the work she did, with all the emails before the event, helping me with choosing and scheduling the wedding officiant who was also amazing and made us feel as he had known us. And her assistant Trevor Aka the octopus was just the best helping carry my bags and shoes, and the photos they took where amazing! We hope to use Nicole at Behind the Lens Maui next year for family photos. More...

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Niki Whipple

25 May 2017

Nicole and Trevor were absolutely WONDERFUL! They made us feel so comfortable and relaxed. Our photos turned out amazing. She captured my son's personality and got him to smile for all of the photos. I can not express how happy I am to have found such a great photographer! Thank you Nicole and Trevor for all of your help and amazing work!!! More...

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Krissy Tu

25 May 2017

Nicole was the most responsive photographer from the few that I reached out to during my search for a local photographer who can take my family sunset photos during my trip to Maui. She was also very thorough with her package and provided a lot of examples of her work. Compared to the others, her lighting skills and post-editing looked the best, so my husband and I decided to book her for our session. Our photos turned out fabulous with a lot of great choices. She seemed quite meticulous during the shoot, making sure our hair was not in our face and our clothes didn't get wrinkled. I have two toddlers, so she was very good and patient with the kids. We got a lot of nice smiling photos of them. A lot of people were impressed to see how good the pictures looked considering we had to take them with young kids! Overall, we had a great experience and would highly recommend her. We plan to do another session with Nicole the next time we go to Maui! More...

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Suzanne

15 May 2017

Nicole did a great job for my wedding 5/15/2017 in Maui. She was very easy to work with and accommodating. The only reason for 4.5 stars is that we got very few photos of just us facing the camera - nearly all of the shots were candid. They are all beautiful, I just wish we had one where we were both looking at the camera. This may have been my fault as all of the pics that I showed her were candid :) All in all - she did a great job and we're very happy. More...

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Shaleigh

3 April 2017

Nicole did EVERYTHING I needed her to do. Absolutely amazing! You won't be disappointed.

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Debbie

27 March 2017

Nicole was so friendly and professional not to mention focused on pleasing us. We had a small beach ceremony during which we didn't even know she was moving around and taking the most amazing pictures from multiple angles. After the ceremony, she found some excellent spots for more photos capturing the beautiful Maui sunset and coastline and succeeded in capturing our special occasion so very well.
I cannot say enough good things about Nicole and we highly recommend her for your special event!
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Eboni Ray

25 March 2017

Our experience with Nicole was FANTASTIC! My husband and I have different personalities and neither of us really knew what we wanted so I know it was a little challenging for Nicole to figure us out. We were so laid back about the whole thing. I was totally NOT a bridezilla, I was just happy to be in Hawaii and to get married on the beach. My job is very demanding and I travel A LOT. Nicole was easy to communicate with and very understanding of my schedule conflicts. Nicole not only helped us with photography for our big day, she also gave us suggestions on where to eat, different things to do on the island and information on hotels/ resorts. She was such a great help because we had never visited Hawaii before. Our pictures (we did two photo shoots on different days) turned out great and we had soooooooo much fun working with Nicole. I would highly recommend Nicole. When choosing a photographer for our big day I went with Nicole over the many other people I contacted because when I spoke to her it was as if I were speaking to a friend and she always responded in a timely manner. More...

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Kathleen

5 January 2017

We were recently (January 2017) married on Maui and Nicole Sanchez was our photographer. From the time we arrived at our venue (Kapalua Beach) Nicole put us completely at ease and we immediately felt comfortable with her and confident in her ability to capture the best moments of our wedding ceremony. Nicole has a background in journalistic photography which is immediately evident by the way she fades into the background while being completely engaged and capturing such wonderful candid shots. In addition she also posed us for more formal photographs. Her ability to work in the environment made the whole thing seamless and the resulting photographs are stunning. We are so happy to have had the opportunity to meet and work with Nicole. We can highly recommend her for any event. She is talented, professional, and her calm and engaging demeanor made her a welcome addition to our wedding party! More...

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Jennifer

9 December 2016

Nicole from Behind the Lens Maui went beyond and above what a photographer does! She was amazing and help make our day wonderful! I can not thank her enough for all the work she did, with all the emails before the event, helping me with choosing and scheduling the wedding officiant who was also amazing and made us feel as he had known us. And her assistant Trevor Aka the octopus was just the best helping carry my bags and shoes, and the photos they took where amazing! We hope to use Nicole at Behind the Lens Maui next year for family photos. They also were very flexible due to rain and where able to change date. More...

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June

6 September 2016

Very professional and knew just where to position us to get the best shots. Our photos are amazing. Would definitely recommend.

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Kate

2 September 2016

Nicole & her assistant, Trevor were AWESOME!!!! Nicole was very responsive through the whole process. She was open to phone calls, emails and texts whenever I needed her. She was able to coordinate a reschedule due to storms on our original wedding day. They both made us feel like family. I HIGHLY recommend working with Nicole Sanchez the owner of Behind the Lens Maui. She was just go great :) More...

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Lori

30 April 2016

Nicole and her assistant Trevor were so professional and organized. We had a large party and they were able to handle all the photo requests that we asked for and then some. Nicole was extremely nice and was concerned about us and our stay even beyond the photo shoot. She ensured that we did not have to worry about anything. We would definitely recommend her to any of our friends. Tina & Lori More...

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Beth B.

5 April 2016

I am a pro photographer in the Sacramento CA area. When my best friend announced that her daughter was  eloping to Maui and was not going to hire a photographer I had to say no to that. So I went to YELP to help my search. I put in a few inquiries and heard back from a few photographers. But Nicole was above and beyond the best choice. Very fast to respond, super knowledgable and just so helpful.  She was so on top of everything and it felt like we had a friend in the area helping us . I gave my friend the options and she choose Nicole.  She told me that Nicole continued to give her AMAZING over  the top service from start to finish and handled difficult conditions with ease. And her rate is AWESOME for what she offers.  A N D i JUST saw her images and Nicole did a fabulous job. I highly recommend working with this pro and am so thankful she could be my photo sister when I could not attend. Well done !!! More...

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Beverly Goff

8 March 2016

We wanted a romantic, heartfelt, and laid back wedding and that is exactly what Nicole and her team captured for us. Our photos are breathtaking and honestly can't stop looking at them! Nicole and Trevor brought such a relaxed enviroment and surrounded us with just awesome Hawaiian vibes which gave us our paradise wedding to remember always. At every turn, Nicole was able to assist and even with things that were unrelated to her profession. We are returning to Maui next year and for many years after. I not only feel I met a wonderful and talented photographer but an awesome Maui Friend! My only problem... too many incredible pictures to choose from to put on our walls! Mahalo to Nicole and Trevor. We cant thank you enough and our memory of this day is etched into our hearts! More...

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Maureen

10 February 2016

Nicole and her assistant Trevor were easy to work with, friendly, and an all round joy to have as our photographer for our wedding. The pictures were phenomenal! We could not have been happier! More...

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Erika D.

23 January 2016

First timers in Maui. First timers having a professional photo session as a family of 3. First time meeting Nicole and Trevor. We love love love love our pictures. Nicole was great with our son. She made the session so much fun that he was able to give her the best smiles ever. Trevor was wonderful. From the first moment we met him and welcomed us to Maui to the end of the session he had a smile on his face, we can tell he loves his job. Each picture is just as better as the first. Nicole is our new to go person for family pictures in Maui. I highly recommend Behind The Lens Maui. I give it a 10+ Aloha, Del Real Family More...

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Neal S.

19 January 2016

Behind The Lens did an awesome job taking engagement photos in Maui for me and my fiance! Nicole, the owner, was great to work with. She guided us through the entire process. We loved our pictures - the clarity and backgrounds made each pic look like a beautiful post card! We will definitely have them take our wedding photos too next year. We highly recommend Behind The Lens to everyone!! Neal & Liane - Irving, TX More...

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Erika

4 January 2016

First timers in Maui. First timers having a professional photo session as a family of 3. First time meeting Nicole and Trevor. We love love love love our pictures. Nicole was great with our son. She made the session so much fun that he was able to give her the best smiles ever. Trevor was wonderful. From the first moment we met him and welcomed us to Maui to the end of the session he had a smile on his face, we can tell he loves his job. Each picture is just as better as the other. I highly recommend Behind The Lens Maui. I give it a 10+

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Maria

16 December 2015

Nicole at Behind the Lens Maui was truly fantastic to work with. We wanted relaxing and fun family photos while on vacation in Maui and that is exactly what we received! Nicole and her assistant were extremely patient with my children and were able to capture some terrific shots of them along the beach. Many thanks to BTLM for the memorable photographs of such a wonderful vacation - you are the best!!! More...

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Robynne

12 December 2015

What a complete joy to work with Nicole and her team. She thoughtfully engaged us from beginning to end. She understood who we were, important guests to capture, our style, and what moments and elements were most important to us. She met us in person and walked the venue with us, laughed with us through the event, and helped us to move easily through the day. On top of it all, we images were gorgeous and made available to us to download within weeks. What service! Nicole has a great eye, and did such a phenomenal job. She would quite easily be the first person I'd call to capture any important event on the island. More...

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Susan

8 December 2015

Thanks to Nicole and Trevor, my husband and I have beautiful memories of our Maui wedding! Because we hadn't met and were flying in for our wedding, Nicole called before we came to Maui and asked what I wanted her to capture in our our photos - and I got exactly what I asked for! Our photos capture the silliness and the romance of our relationship and they beautifully capture the special moments of our wedding day! Don't look any further for a photographer - you can't do better! More...

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Erika

7 November 2015

Absolutely fell in LOVE with Nicole! From the moment I booked her, she was on point! She was responsive and a true professional... As far as the quality of her pictures...as soon as my husband and I viewed them, I was in AWE! WOW is all I can say... AMAZING PICTURES!!!!!! I think I was ranting for about two hours after viewing them! Nicole Sanchez is an amazing photographer, I would HIGHLY recommend her! KUDOS to behindthelensmaui!!! More...

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Angela A.

18 October 2015

Nicole is a wonderful professional as well person to talk to.  She has true talent and is very prompt in her responses to queries.  I did not have to worry about her showing up on time to our beach wedding.  She was very personable and helped direct the guests so we were able to get the photos we wanted.  We would highly recommend her to anyone! Thanks Nicole for everything you did to make our day memorable! More...

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Colleen

11 September 2015

My husband I were married in Maui. I absolutely loved working with Nicole and her staff at Behind The Lens Maui. She did a wonderful job, went out of her way to make sure we got the shots we wanted and was so much fun! I felt the price was very reasonable and our photos were beautiful! More...

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Phung H.

30 July 2015

The pictures overall turned out amazing! We wanted photos to capture the vibrant colors of Maui and that is exactly what we got in the photos for our wedding day and the trash the dress photo shoot. We had several phone conferences to prepare and reiterate what we wanted. Nicole is very quick to respond if you ever have any questions! We were lucky enough to also meet before the wedding rehearsal to pick places we could take photos, which was great for saving time. We wanted creative, fun photos that caught the moments of our wedding, not posed smiles. Luckily with our group of guest, capturing raw moments during our wedding night wasn't hard. The two assistant photographers, Ian and Trevor were a blast to work with. There were like Ninja's, ready and able to capture anything that happened! The only downfall was at times it seemed like Nicole felt overwhelmed or unable to keep up with the group of guests we had. But, when we worked just with her and Trevor for the Trash the Dress, she was extremely fun, easy, and open to work with. Definitely a talented photographer.  Although her energy didn't quite match us, Nicole is a sweet, professional, and talented photographer to work with. More...

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Clay and Kristin

30 June 2015

Thanks to Nicole at Behind the Lens Maui, our beach wedding was captured beautifully! We hadn't met Nicole prior to our big day (our wedding coordinator lined her up for us), and we couldn't have been happier. She was professional, friendly, and attentive to our requests, but more importantly she took spectacular pictures that we will forever cherish.

At first, we were only going to have her at the actual ceremony. We ended up having her come to our reception as well, and we are so glad we did! She did a great job of staying out of the way (our reception area was rather small), while still capturing all of the beautiful photos that we could have hoped for.

We absolutely recommend Nicole - she's fantastic!

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Becca S.

6 June 2015

I had my wedding ceremony on Makena surf beach in May 2015. The location was perfect and the photos were amazing. Sue was my photographer and she made us feel comfortable the whole time. It was a fun process. Nicole handled our images afterward and was friendly and very speedy. We had our purchased images promptly as promised. Best of all since it was an elopement I had friends and family say that the pictures made them feel as though they were there! I highly recommend using Nicole and team for any photo needs! More...

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hspatail

26 May 2015

Nicole was amazing. She was right there for the moment when I proposed. She was very professional as well as fun to be around. She captured multiple scenes with multiple views and she knew exactly what she was doing. She was great and I am very happy and pleased that I chose her to shoot my proposal to my new fiance. My fiance was also thrilled and loved all the pics taken. I recommend Behind the Lens all the way and Nicole. More...

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Elizabeth R.

25 May 2015

Nicole Sanchez is an amazing photographer and made our special wedding day a day to remember. Nicole helped with providing recommendations for the location, minister, and even hair and make up for the day. I didn't have a co-ordinator as Nicole gave me so many tips we didn't need one and she made my preparations stress free! Her photos were fantastic and she captured our personalities through the lens! I would highly recommend to anyone wanting something special, we have a beautiful album that we will cherish for years!! More...

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Louise

10 May 2015

Nicole is a wonderful person and an equally wonderful photographer. Nicole was a pleasure to deal with right from the start (via emails from the UK) right to the moment we met her and Trevor (her lovely assistant) on the beach for our wedding day. Nicole is fun, professional and passionate about what she does- which completely reflects in her fantastic photography. We would thoroughly recommend Nicole (and Trevor :) for your photography- you will certainly not be disappointed. Nicole and Trevor...you are brilliant :) very best wishes, Louise & Ian xxx More...

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Elizabeth

25 April 2015

We married at Makena Cove Beach April 25 2015. That was the first time we met Nicole in person with her assistant, and she was really easy to get on with, it was as if we had known her for years! We had communicated mostly by email and had a couple of calls to clarify what we had in mind for the day. Nicole made the whole process seamless, she also acted as co-ordinator and included recommendations on beaches, the ministers, and even hair and makeup! That is not to mention the fabulous pictures she took of us on our very special day. We chose a sunset wedding and the pictures were outstanding, she captured the essence of us and gave us beautiful pictures we will treasure for years to come. If you are looking for something more than the average wedding snapshots I would highly recommend Nicole and Behind the Lens Maui. More...

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Rachel J.

14 February 2015

Nicole is great!  Personable and takes fabulous pictures.  We were so very lucky to find her. She was accommodating, helpful, patient...we couldn't have asked for more!  She recommended others for services like make up and hair.  Those services were awesome too.  You cannot go wrong with Behind the Lens. More...

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Karen

27 December 2014

Nicole Sanchez from Behind the Lens Maui was an amazing photographer…my daughter and I had a photo shoot with her over the Christmas holidays and we had such a great time. In a short time she 'read' who we were as individuals and as a mother/daughter…so the photos reflect that. Beautiful day, lovely photos…highly recommend her! More...

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Claire

27 December 2014

My husband and I got married December 27 2014. Behind the Lens was arranged by my wedding planner to complete the photos.
Our photographer was Ian and he was terrific. The pictures were perfect as was the day. Ian quickly understood our style and adapted. The result are truly candid shots that captured the essence of Mark and I, our family and our day. I am very pleased with the outcome.
All the photo's were uploaded to the Behind the Lens website and I was able to access them almost immediately upon my return home. I was also able to provide the link to my friends and family so they could view as well and help me make choices for our album. The whole experience was easy and hassle free. I would highly recommend Nicole and her team at Behind the Lens.
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Jon C.

2 December 2014

I was planning to propose to my fiance on Maui and was looking for a local photographer to capture the moment.  I had the venue selected at Ali'i Kula Lavender Farm so in contacting several photographers, many of them had a travel fee.  After browsing the internet and reading some reviews, I found Nicole of Behind the Lens Maui.  She had very competitive prices and did not charge a travel fee.  Her website is very accessible and had lots of photos for me to view.  Although we were doing an surprise proposal shoot and she could have charged me like an "engagement photo" session, she was very reasonable in offering me a "family portrait" package.We communicated via e-mail and phone for several months prior to the day.  Because I live on O'ahu and had not had a chance to meet Nicole prior, she was so nice to go to the the Lavender farm to check out where I was planning to propose (the gazebo near the top of the property).  I had been there before with my fiance and knew it was a special place.The afternoon of the engagement, we got to the farm about 15-minutes prior to closing (planned that way) and Nicole and her two assistants were already in place.  She was texting me her status so not to tip off my fiance.  Nicole and her assistant captured the whole proposal with two different angles.  Then we spent about an hour taking photos around the Lavender farm which was gorgeous!After returning to O'ahu, Nicole was very responsive via e-mail about the photos and even paid for an 8"x10" photo.  She was very prompt in sending me the photos from the engagement.  They were very beautiful and she really captured the excitement and jubilation we were feeling throughout the property.  I would highly recommend her as she is a great local photographer who takes the time to correspond with her clients.Mahalo Nicole! More...

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Kristy

14 October 2014

We were married in October at Kapalua Bay, Maui and had the pleasure of working with Nicole & Travis. We cannot recommend them highly enough, they were both very professional and alot of fun. Our photo's look amazing and we couldn't of wished for a better day. Behind the Lens Maui has great photography packages available that are really well priced. I did alot of research before I made my decision and found Nicole to be highly recommended. I can now see why. She is fantastic and we can't thank her enough for capturing our special day. More...

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Finley S.

11 September 2014

Nicole is absolutely the best on Maui! Nicole and I were scheming together to do a proposal photo shoot. I wanted her to catch the look of my girlfriends face as I surprised her with the ring. I didn't want it to be one of those deals where Nicole would be hiding in the bushes taking pictures while I proposed because that seems kinda of creepy. And I wanted her to be in the best position take the best photos. We initially communicated through e-mail and as the of day our shoot got closer we talked on the phone several times to hash out the details of our scheme to surprise my girlfriend. Nicole had suggested that we aim for a sunset shoot on Paipu beach in Kihei. I told my girlfriend that we would be going to nice dinner before we pulled up to the beach parking lot to meet Nicole and her assistant. My girlfriend was surprised that I scheduled a couples shoot during our vacation. During the shoot she told me, "Maybe we could use these for our Christmas cards!" I'm thinking yeah, more like "Save the date" cards. Anyway, Nicole kept things lose because we're not models. A lot of the time I thought we were acting like a couple of giggling school kids but Nicole assured us that she was getting so great shots. We took lots of pictures at several different locations on that same beach but she took them in such a way that it looked like we went to different parts of the island. Nicole wanted to time the exact moment of the proposal with the sunset so we had previously worked out a signal to let me know, "If you want me to capture the perfect moment you should pop the question now." I pulled out the ring and my girlfriend was genuinely surprised. I had rehearsed what I wanted to say but it might have been gibberish, things were in slow motion. Luckily Nicole had reminded me that I should get on one knee. My girlfriend said "Yes" and we were the happiest couple on Earth and Nicole was right there to capture it all. We did the shoot on a Tuesday and the photos available for us to review 5 days later (Pretty fast!). When we saw the photos we were blown away! During the shoot we were taking pictures in some pretty inconspicuous places but Nicole and her eye something way different than what we saw! In one particular shot we were standing on a little beach mound and we thought it would be nice with the ocean in the background but when we saw the picture it was much more spectacular than what we imagined. She has a knack for painting the sky with her camera lens! Overall I highly recommend Nicole form Behind the Lens Maui. She is a wonderfully talented photographer and is very good with communicating with her clients. I hope someday we can shoot family photos with her! More...

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Josue

8 September 2014

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Christina

19 August 2014

Nicole and her assistant, Lacey, were fantastic! Nicole was attentive to me and my wants from the first email to the final email, and in between. She was on time to the photo shoot. She interacted with my children with ease which showed beautifully in the finished product. I 100% would use Nicole again. More...

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Finley

19 August 2014

I highly recommend Nicole form Behind the Lens Maui. She is a wonderfully talented photographer and is very good with communicating with her clients. I hope someday we can shoot family photos with her! More...

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Rebecca & Arnd

25 July 2014

We had a lovely fotoshooting during and after our wedding on Ironwoods Beach, Maui, Hawaii. It was very professional and we felt very well cared for. We have received beautiful photos of the most beautiful day of our lives and can only recommend Nicole! More...

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Cory

21 June 2014

Behind The Lens shot our wedding as well as a Trash The Dress session the night before for us and the results were amazing. She had the perfect location for us as well as was wonderful to work with. I would recommend her to anyone looking to capture your special event or occasion. You will not be disappointed. More...

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April

21 June 2014

Nicole at behind the lens is amazing she did amazing photographs for a trash the dress as well as the next day at our wedding. she even went above and beyond what a photographer is supposed to do and helped me find a location and gave me lots of details I love the extra attention. I would recommend her to anyone More...

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Matt

14 June 2014

Nicole is a wonderful photographer. She was more than willing to work with our last-minute changes and the photos turned out well beyond our expectations. I would absolutely recommend her to anyone looking to get married on Maui. More...

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Velvet

4 June 2014

Nicole, Sue (second photographer), and Trevor (assistant) did amazing work. I looked more beautiful than I ever dreamed I would look in pictures. I am never pleased with my pictures, but I was extremely impressed at how flattering they turned out! Of course I had my hair and make up done professionally, and I remembered to maintain a good posture.
The pictures were magical and turned out better than our own, even though we had some top of the line cameras. We did some trash the dress pics in a waterfall, and they were breath taking. Strangers in passing, co-workers and friends all said "it makes me want to get married again".
They were well worth the money, and if you are debating doing extra time, do it if you can! I was relaxed the whole time, I didn't even know Sue was working when she was: she's a total ninja with great results, and Nicole, I can't say enough about how awesome she is. She went above and beyond for the sake of getting great shots, Trevor too! Not only is Nicole extremely talented, she is very punctual! in emails and showing up for the appointments.
I was going to go with someone else originally, and I could tell right away that I would have to cater to them on MY wedding day.
That being said: It is safe to go with the flow with Nicole, but have a general itinerary so she knows where to be, that's what we did and it was smooth. I was free to enjoy the day and the smiles were genuine.
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Collette

29 May 2014

We really enjoyed working with Nicole. She did both our Wedding and Trash the Dress photos and we’re very pleased with the experience and the results. When planning a destination wedding it can get pretty stressful as you are putting your faith with someone who you have had no face to face time. I had many phone calls with her before our wedding date. She was able to answer all my questions and made me feel very confident I picked the right person.

We didn't officially meet Nicole face-to-face until the day of our wedding. I had used Pinterest for ideas and pose selections that I was most interested in having, which gave Nicole an insight as to what I was hoping for. She did not disappoint. She took tons of great shots both days and we walked away very impressed. The end result was a ton of great photos that both of us couldn't be happier about.

The photos themselves turned out fantastic, and she was easy to work with. Overall we really enjoyed working with Nicole and would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a high quality and well experienced photographer.

Thanks Nicole for all the great photos and taking the time with us leading up to and on our very special day.

Tim and Collette Stazel “Just Maui’d” 5/29/2014
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Tracey H.

22 May 2014

PHENOMENAL - HIGHLY RECOMMENDMy husband and I couldn't have been blessed with a better photographer to capture our special day than Nicole Sanchez and her staff at Behind the Lens Maui. Nicole was matched with us through our wedding coordinator, Faye Hovey of Aloha Maui Weddings, alongside our videographer, Wangdu of Wedding Movies Maui. Nicole is, most importantly, phenomenally talented. She has a natural eye for her art that captured the most intricate moments of each stage of our wedding. She's professional, friendly, engaging, and worked with us and the rest of our wedding team to reflect our personalities in every photo. We had our initial photos to view online in about a week after our wedding day. Moreover, we were so impressed with the photos that she captured that we just couldn't pick out the amount we had paid for as part of our wedding photo package. So we decided to purchase all of them. Nicole was so communicative, expedient, and professional in making sure we received everything in a timely manner and were completely satisfied. As far as my husband and I are concerned, Nicole Sanchez is the best. We simply cannot speak any more highly of her, and we strongly recommend her to capture your special day. You will be so glad you did because you will marvel at her work, and you will have a treasure trove of captured memories to take with you on your new journey. More...

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Cassandra

1 May 2014

Nicole was a pleasure to work with, she put us at ease with our first conversation. She kept in contact and made sure she understood our photo style desires. She is sincere in making your day special and it's easy to see she loves what she does. Her assistant Trevor was also awesome and was even there to lend a hand to climb to those hard to reach photo spots. I love to see pics from each photo session she posts, as I just love them all! Nicole is someone that we will definitely see again on our next Maui trip. Mahalo, Cassandra & Jim....Chicago More...

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Kari

19 February 2014

Nicole shot our wedding on Feb 19, 2014 and was so amazing to work with. She s extremely personable, which made it a pleasure to shoot pictures with her, especially with our 7 year-old daughter. Nicole had many creative ideas and was also very flexible to incorporate any ideas we had. The pictures turned out beautifully AND she edited and delivered them to us by the time we were home from Hawaii. If you have the opportunity to work with Nicole on any of your special occasions, please do so. You won t be disappointed! More...

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Stacey

18 February 2014

My husband and I eloped to Maui alone but still wanted to capture the moment for the memories. I talked to several people via the phone months before our arrival to the island and Nicole just seemed to be the most personable. She exceeded our expectation. We decided on a sunrise wedding and I am so happy that we did because she did an amazing job of capturing the beautiful colors and landscape. She also recommended several ministers that she enjoyed observing during ceremonies and I must say, her recommendation was perfect! I really didn't think much about how special one person could make our day but our minister was awesome! Se also helped me with choosing someone for my hair and makeup. She also delivered our photos to us very promptly and seeing them made us very happy. If you choose Nicole, you won't be sorry! More...

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Janice

25 January 2014

I highly recommend Nicole from Behind the Lens Maui. She is such a delight to work with and really made our wedding photo experience so positive and fun. We definitely hit it off with Nicole from the first time we met her. Nicole is very professional and responsive to your needs. Nicole, Mahalo for capturing our special day. It was a pleasure having you at our wedding! More...

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Jen

15 January 2014

Nicole as well as her assistant were both of extreme professionalism! They managed to capture the moments of what we wanted and we couldn't be happier with our results. We were recommended to go to her through another friend that had utilized her services and we were just as please as our friend was. They were both patient, understanding and fun to work with! We can't thank them enough for capturing our love on the beaches of beautiful Maui:) Thanks to you both and 5 stars all around!! More...

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Golie K.

7 January 2014

I went to Maui for a family reunion with my husband, 3 year old son and my parents this past December for the holidays.  We had not taken profession family pictures since my little guy was 2 months old so we were excited to capture the moment with all the beautiful nature that Maui has to offer.  I found out about Behind the Lens Maui while researching on the internet and Nicole's reviews were AWESOME!  We communicated via email, text and phone going over the details of the photo shoot.  Her suggestions on where to shoot the photos were exactly what I was looking for and her website showed the proof that she was a super talented photographer with an eye for capturing the moment.  All I can say is that her work is simply AMAZING!!  The photos she took were beautiful and even though my 3 year old was not so cooperative she was able to hold his attention long enough to capture the most precious moments.  Thank you so much Nicole!! More...

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User3833355

6 January 2014

We had the pleasure of working with Nicole for our 25th wedding anniversary in Maui in January 2014. The day was simply perfect and the photo's make the memories so special. Thanks for taking such good care of us and for all the fantastic photographs of our special day. All the photo's exceeded our expectations and it was hard to choose which ones we want. I highly recommend working with Nicole and hope to be back in Maui again for our next photo shoot! Thanks so much! More...

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GOLIE

29 December 2013

We just had an amazing family trip to Maui and we have the most amazing moments captured on film taken by Nicole at Behind The Lens Maui to keep forever. She is down to earth, made us feel at ease, was awesome with our 3 year old, and she has an artistic eye for capturing the beauty of nature and the love between family. I couldn't recommend a better photographer. More...

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Lisa

28 December 2013

Nicole did a very nice job on our special day!
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Joe

27 December 2013

Nicole and her assistant were fantastic. My wife and I had Nicole take pictures for our wedding ceremony, before, and after. There was a complication with the sun directly in the background. Nicole was able to work her magic and the pictures turned out fantastic. More...

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Jaydena

10 December 2013

Very nice, very positive and asked us if there was any special setup we wanted for some pictures. Very happy with the service.

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Susan

25 October 2013

I love, love, love this woman. Our wedding would not have been the same without her and the memories she captured were priceless to us. She is very professional and an expert at her craft with regard to lighting. We got married at sunset so the timing had to be just right, she kept us on track and the stunning pictures are the result. Her request for a list of photo groups prior to our wedding kept things moving smoothly and since it was a small affair of 10, she could position us perfectly to fully utilize the setting and light. I only wish I could rate her higher then 5.0. More...

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paulaannad

4 September 2013

Nicole definitely made us feel so comfortable on our very special wedding day. She makes you feel as if she is not realty there taking photos so that you relax and have a good time and therefore she is able to get some really beautiful, natural and candid shots! She literally crawls through sand and bushes to get all the best angles. If I had to make the tough choice of choosing a wedding photographer again, it would definitely be Nicole over and over again! She is fair priced, no hidden fees and the process to view and get your photos is easy and seamless. Nicole thanks so much for making our unforgettable day truly unforgettable!!Paula and Troy NelsonGilbert Arizona More...

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Paula

20 August 2013

Nicole definitely made us feel so comfortable on our very special wedding day. She makes you feel as if she is not realty there taking photos so that you relax and have a good time and therefore she is able to get some really beautiful, natural and candid shots! She literally crawls through sand and bushes to get all the best angles. If I had to make the tough choice of choosing a wedding photographer again, it would definitely be Nicole over and over again! She is fair priced, no hidden fees and the process to view and get your photos is easy and seamless. Nicole thanks so much for making our unforgettable day truly unforgettable!!
Paula and Troy Nelson
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Jon

16 August 2013

I was planning to propose to my fiance on Maui and was looking for a local photographer to capture the moment. I had the venue selected at Ali'i Kula Lavender Farm so in contacting several photographers, many of them had a travel fee. After browsing the internet and reading some reviews, I found Nicole of Behind the Lens Maui. She had very competitive prices and did not charge a travel fee. Her website is very accessible and had lots of photos for me to view. Although we were doing an surprise proposal shoot and she could have charged me like an "engagement photo" session, she was very reasonable in offering me a "family portrait" package.

We communicated via e-mail and phone for several months prior to the day. Because I live on O'ahu and had not had a chance to meet Nicole prior, she was so nice to go to the the Lavender farm to check out where I was planning to propose (the gazebo near the top of the property). I had been there before with my fiance and knew it was a special place.

The afternoon of the engagement, we got to the farm about 15-minutes prior to closing (planned that way) and Nicole and her two assistants were already in place. She was texting me her status so not to tip off my fiance. Nicole and her assistant captured the whole proposal with two different angles. Then we spent about an hour taking photos around the Lavender farm which was gorgeous!

After returning to O'ahu, Nicole was very responsive via e-mail about the photos and even paid for an 8"x10" photo. She was very prompt in sending me the photos from the engagement. They were very beautiful and she really captured the excitement and jubilation we were feeling throughout the property. I would highly recommend her as she is a great local photographer who takes the time to correspond with her clients.

Mahalo Nicole!
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K

14 June 2013

If you are looking for a Photographer that will work with you and tailor the photos to your desire, Nicole Sanchez is your Photographer!
Nicole was very responsive to all of our requests, usually responding to our email the very same day!
On the day of the event, Nicole was fantastic…..extremely easy to work with and fun! She made the event extra special and she made US feel great! Her desire to climb way out on the rocks to take some shots made us very comfortable and excited. She put us at ease throughout the ceremony and photos after the ceremony.
As for the pictures, well, the word incredible doesn’t describe them accurately. Nicole captured the moments beautifully and her “eye” is amazing. The pictures turned out better than we could have ever imagined! She is certainly a MASTER at her craft.
Thank you Nicole - for giving us such beautiful memories that not only captured the spirit of the celebration but also the gorgeous landscape of Hawai’i.
Mahalo Nui Loa Nicole.

Joe VanderVennet and Kara Gentile
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Kim

24 May 2013

I feel very fortunate to have found Nicole from Behind the Lens Maui as my wedding photographer. She was more than just a photographer, she gave me all the recommendations I needed to plan my whole event. She is very quick to respond to emails, is very organized and thorough, and is very personable. I couldn't wait to meet her in person after all the phone calls we had. I couldn't say enough good things about our experience. Our photographs came out gorgeous. She made our whole wedding special. She has such a great personality and really puts people at ease. She is very accomodating and goes with the flow. I would highly recommend her if you are planning a trip to Maui and need a photographer. More...

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Benjamin

7 April 2013

We had a wonderful wedding at Ironwoods and we are so lucky that Nicole kept these moments in a friendly, funny and professional way. The photos are so amazing, the session was amazing too - erverything was wonderful. Thank you Nicole.

Manuela & Benjamin
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mulner.aa

22 March 2013

You have to book a photo shoot with Nicole. Also see if she will bring her daughter ( Mele) along as she is a great addition to the entire experience. Well worth every penny, minute, second, hour. It was the top 3 of our expereiences in Maui. We have great pics to show for our great trip. More...

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Jian

4 March 2013

Nicole was the photographer for our wedding ceremony. Our wedding planner Rhonda helped us to find her. At first we actually are a little bit worried. Now I need to say we are very fortunate to have Nicole to help us! Though later there is a slight accident that a memory card on the way to the car got lost after the wedding, we luckily only lost a few unimportant photos. For this small accident, Nicole was generous to give us 19 photos more than the budget. When we looked at the final photos, all our families love them! Nicole is highly recommended. More...

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Kiana

2 March 2013

We almost didn't hire a professional photographer for our wedding. We saw all the advertised prices and we knew there wasn't enough room in our budget for that. At the last minute our wedding coordinator put us in contact with Maui Photographer Nicole Sanchez from Behind the Lens Maui. Wow. One of the best wedding decisions we made! Nicole offered us an amazing package deal, exactly what we wanted and for such an unbelievable price! In the end, we were given almost double the agreed upon photo count. On site, she was firm but loads of fun. She got all the guests arranged where they needed to be and made everyone smile - at the same time! We ended up with so many great photos to choose from. They weren't too photoshopped or pose-y - just what we asked for. They were sweet and perfect and we are so happy with our choice. I hope this review helps anyone looking for a Maui photographer. More...

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Alex Ann and Ken

19 February 2013

Nicole was excellent, fun and very professional! I would recomend her to anyone who is looking for excellent service and excellent photo's. Nicole was always prompt in responding back to me via email or by telephone. She was very accomodating and if you are so lucky to get to meet her daughter that is certainly an added bounus. She is just as wonderful. More...

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petraklouda

6 February 2013

We got married in Maui in December 2012 and Nicole, owner of Behind the Lens Maui was our Maui Wedding Photographer. I guess everyone chooses a wedding planner first but when I checked Nicole's work, it was love at first sight so I first decided for the photographer. Nicole is so talented, professional but also very fun to be with it. Nicole started communicated with me since the very beginning on a daily bases. She promptly replied to all of my emails, advised on both shooting locations (apart from the wedding itself that took part in the morning, we also wanted to have a sunset shooting), restaurant for wedding reception. Also, she advised us not to be lazy and get up early in the morning so the ocean will have a bright blue color instead of gray color in the evening.The pictures that came out are just breathtaking. All our friends and family are complimenting on the photos - the colors are breathtaking, poses very unique and the background is so exotic.Originally we decided to have 2 shootings and 60 photos all together. However, after the photos came out we just could not decide as one photo was better than the other. Finally, Nicole, such a good hearted woman, offered to upgrade to all 900 photos for a very reasonable fee. Nicole is not only a God gifted photographer and easy person to work with, she has also become our a very true friend. We (me and my husband and another 4 couples) had such a good time with Nicole that we would highly recommend her to anyone. All my single friends want her to be their Maui wedding photographer! :-) More...

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Petra K.

5 February 2013

We got married in Maui in December 2012 and Nicole, owner of Behind the Lens Maui was our Maui Wedding Photographer. I guess everyone chooses a wedding planner first but when I checked Nicole's work, it was love at first sight so I first decided for the photographer. Nicole is so talented, professional but also very fun to be with it. Nicole started communicated with me since the very beginning on a daily bases. She promptly replied to all of my emails, advised on both shooting locations (apart from the wedding itself that took part in the morning, we also wanted to have a sunset shooting), restaurant for wedding reception. Also, she advised us not to be lazy and get up early in the morning so the ocean will have a bright blue color instead of gray color in the evening.The pictures that came out are just breathtaking. All our friends and family are complimenting on the photos - the colors are breathtaking, poses very unique and the background is so exotic.Originally we decided to have 2 shootings and 60 photos all together. However, after the photos came out we just could not decide as one photo was better than the other. Finally, Nicole, such a good hearted woman, offered to upgrade to all 900 photos for a very reasonable fee. Nicole is not only a God gifted photographer and easy person to work with, she has also become our a very true friend. We (me and my husband and another 4 couples) had such a good time with Nicole that we would highly recommend her to anyone. All my single friends want her to be their Maui wedding photographer! :-) More...

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dlturner99

31 December 2012

My husband and I recently got married in Maui, and Sue from Behind the Lens Maui was our photographer for our small ceremony on the beach. From the start, she was friendly and professional. I normally don't enjoy having my picture taken, but Sue made me feel very comfortable, so that I could just enjoy the ceremony and not worry about how I looked. She had a lot of enthusiasm, and let me know that the shots were turning out beautifully. She never made me feel like we were being rushed, and she was willing to take shots that I suggested. We received the gallery quickly, after only about 6 days, and we were very happy with our pictures. We had originally paid for 80 photos, but quickly realized that we wouldn't be able to cut it down to 80 from all the wonderful pictures. Then we started working with Nicole, and she was also a pleasure to work with. She was very quick to respond to my emails and sent us the files to our pictures within a day of us sending her our final selections. Overall, we were extremely happy with the pictures and the service we received from Behind the Lens Maui, and we would recommend them without hesitation. More...

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Petra

2 December 2012

We got married in Maui in December 2012 and Nicole, owner of Behind the Lens Maui was our Maui Wedding Photographer. I guess everyone chooses a wedding planner first but when I checked Nicole's work, it was love at first sight so I first decided for the photographer. Nicole is so talented, professional but also very fun to be with it. Nicole started communicated with me since the very beginning on a daily bases. She promptly replied to all of my emails, advised on both shooting locations (apart from the wedding itself that took part in the morning, we also wanted to have a sunset shooting), restaurant for wedding reception. Also, she advised us not to be lazy and get up early in the morning so the ocean will have a bright blue color instead of gray color in the evening.
The pictures that came out are just breathtaking. All our friends and family are complimenting on the photos - the colors are breathtaking, poses very unique and the background is so exotic.
Originally we decided to have 2 shootings and 60 photos all together. However, after the photos came out we just could not decide as one photo was better than the other. Finally, Nicole, such a good hearted woman, offered to upgrade to all 900 photos for a very reasonable fee. Nicole is not only a God gifted photographer and easy person to work with, she has also become our a very true friend. We (me and my husband and another 4 couples) had such a good time with Nicole that we would highly recommend her to anyone. All my single friends want her to be their Maui wedding photographer! :-)
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rebholla

19 November 2012

We were looking for a wedding photographer in Maui and came across a number of good reviews for Nicole Sanchez at Behind the Lens Maui Photography (behindthelensmaui.com). We emailed her along with several other photographers and we were impressed by her prompt and detailed response. We followed up with other emails and phone calls, and continued to be impressed with how personable Nicole was, so we decided to contract with her, and we are glad we did!This was a second marriage for both of us, so we decided the wedding would be just the two of us, on the beach. We only needed a photographer for an hour, but despite the very small size of our ceremony Nicole gave as more personal attention than we could have possibly wished for. Prior to the wedding day she helped pick out the exact location on the beach for the best pictures. For the wedding day itself Nicole was very flexible about where to take pictures. At the last minute we decided to take some pictures on the hotel property (we received permission prior) as we walked down to the beach and Nicole was willing to do whatever we wanted, as well as suggesting spots to stop and take pictures.Our fee for Nicole’s services covered one hour of photography, but Nicole offered to give us all the time we needed with no upcharge. We kept her busy for a little more than an hour, but at no time did we ever feel rushed in the slightest. We were comfortable every moment we were with her – she was fun and relaxed.We were pleasantly surprised when we received an email from Nicole after the wedding letting us know our proofs were ready for viewing several days ahead of when we expected them. And Nicole’s pictures were fantastic. We had a hard time deciding which ones to choose there were so many good pictures.Nicole is not only a top notch photographer, but she is also a wonderful person and she is a true professional. We loved her and would recommend her to anyone going to Maui. More...

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Rebecca

24 October 2012

We were looking for a wedding photographer in Maui and came across a number of good re-views for Nicole Sanchez at Behind the Lens Maui Photography (behindthelensmaui.com). We emailed her along with several other photographers and we were impressed by her prompt and detailed response. We followed up with other emails and phone calls, and continued to be impressed with how personable Nicole was, so we decided to contract with her, and we are glad we did!
This was a second marriage for both of us, so we decided the wedding would be just the two of us, on the beach. We only needed a photographer for an hour, but despite the very small size of our ceremony Nicole gave as more personal attention than we could have possibly wished for.
Prior to the wedding day she helped pick out the exact location on the beach for the best pictures. For the wedding day itself Nicole was very flexible about where to take pictures. At the last minute we decided to take some pictures on the hotel property (we received permission prior) as we walked down to the beach and Nicole was willing to do whatever we wanted, as well as suggesting spots to stop and take pictures.
Our fee for Nicole’s services covered one hour of photography, but Nicole offered to give us all the time we needed with no upcharge. We kept her busy for a little more than an hour, but at no time did we ever feel rushed in the slightest. We were comfortable every moment we were with her – she was fun and relaxed.
We were pleasantly surprised when we received an email from Nicole after the wedding letting us know our proofs were ready for viewing several days ahead of when we expected them. And Nicole’s pictures were fantastic. We had a hard time deciding which ones to choose there were so many good pictures.
Nicole is not only a top notch photographer, but she is also a wonderful person and she is a true professional. We loved her and would recommend her to anyone going to Maui.
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Love

5 October 2012

We were very pleased with our photos. They did a wonderful job. I would definitely recommend their services.

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Natalie

29 September 2012

Behind The Lens Maui provided a professional yet fun service. We felt at ease on our wedding day and the photos captured every special moment perfectly. We were very fortunate to have such a responsive and creative team there on our special day. More...

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Vanessa

18 August 2012

My husband and I decided to have our wedding in Maui and after reading reviews of other photographers in the area we decided to go with Nicole Sanchez at Behind the Lens Maui. We took a huge leap in trusting her with such important moments and she totally exceeded our satisfaction. Nicole was very energetic and delightful to work with. She even went out of her way to drive me to the wedding destination so that my groom didn't see me until it was time. We got our pictures back fast and we love all of them! She is wonderful and if for any reason we ever need pics again in Maui I would definitely go back to her!

Vanessa & Cory Taillon
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Lynn N.

4 May 2012

My husband and I live in San Diego and planned our Maui wedding through Food For The Soul Catering. We were stressing over our budget and trying to find a photographer. They recommended Nicole Sanchez from Behind the Lens. After looking at her work, we decided to go with her.She kept in constant contact with me and sent me out a questionaire so she knew exactly what we wanted. We received our wedding pictures back in just three weeks and were so impressed with them!.Definatly worth our hard earned money! More...

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Priscilla

29 April 2012

Nicole is amazing!!! The most important thing for us was to have incredible photographs that will capture our wedding so that every time we look at them, we can re-live such an amazing time. We loved their uniqueness, creativity and artistic flare. We immediately fell in love from the moment we looked through our online album. Nicole captured the most intimate and fun special moments and thanks to her we can now look back and remember with fond memories.
We could not be happier choosing Nicole to capture the biggest day of our lives. If you are looking for an amazing, hardworking, creative, artistic, and fun-loving photographer, this is the perfect photographer for you. I would HIGHLY recommend Behind the Lens Maui!!!
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MIGUEL

22 April 2012

Working with Nicole Sanchez of BEHIND THE LENS MAUI, is a delight! Professional to the core, affable, easy to work with, a good planner and a dedicates provider of photographic and wedding services! Outstanding!

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Jasmine

16 April 2012

Planning a wedding is stressful. Planning a destination wedding in Maui (a place we’ve never been) from PA was really stressful…until we found Nicole Sanchez! After doing some online research and actually speaking with a few photographers, we decided to go forward with Nicole. She made me feel so comfortable after our initial contact over the phone, she has a great personality and I could tell she had great business acumen skills as well. Some of the vendors I had contact with in Maui had no sense of urgency or did not get back to me at all, unlike Nicole. Another reason Nicole is a great choice as your photographer is because she is well respected and well connected on the island. Nicole’s professionalism and reputation really stood out as I worked with other vendors for the big day. I think that says a lot about her and I am so glad we chose her!
Nicole and I communicated over email and phone consistently months before the wedding. She went above and beyond her duty as a photographer to help me reach out to other vendors such as make up or flowers. She also helped us with our wedding location, since neither of us have ever been in Maui.
We did a 2 hour session with Nicole and that was perfect for our intimate, sunset wedding on Secret Beach. If you are not signed up for Pinterest, I highly suggest it. I got great wedding photo ideas from it and you can actually follow Behind the Lens Maui on there. I have to mention how easy it was to work with Nicole on Pinterest. We spent an evening chatting about each picture I saved on Pinterest and why I liked it. Doing this prior to the wedding ensured I got all the shots I wanted for my special day. Nicole is so organized, again, great business acumen skills.
Working with Nicole was the best part of my wedding planning. She alleviated the stress of planning by getting back to me right away with questions and concerns and she is willing to give suggestions when you can’t find all the answers. I had a local photographer look at my photos and he was impressed by the high quality of her work, so you can’t go wrong with her. Nicole is well connected, professional and treats you like a friend…above and beyond her duty as a photographer!
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Bashar

14 April 2012

Hello Nicole,

Thank you so much for everything you’ve done for us, the photos were dangerously beautiful! You captured the right moments every time. From the very start you were sincere and full of energy and unlike other wedding photographers who take over the ceremony, you had a perfect sense of balance to allow the wedding itself to be the focal.

Can’t thank you enough, we’re both truly grateful. You rock!!!

Kind regards
Bashar and Agnieszka Yacoub
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Sarah

14 April 2012

This photographer is amazing. Nicole will go out of her way to make sure you are happy with the end product. Her pictures captured are breathtaking and she is very talented. I wanted a specific picture with the waves crashing behind us on the beach, and she did not give up until the perfect shot was taken. Thank You for capturing our priceless memories. We couldn't be any happier with our choice to hire Behind the Lens Maui. More...

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James

14 March 2012

Nicole was a pleasure to work with. Very smooth process from booking a date to downloading our photos.

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alli84

7 January 2012

My mom desperately wanted to get family photos done on our trip to Maui this past November while everyone, including Grandkids were together. After a lot of research we decided on going with Nicole and Behind the Lens Maui, and we couldn't be happier. Nicole was prompt, helpful & adaptable in all her emails prior to our session. During photo time she was great with the kids and took amazing photos! She far exceeded our expectations and all for an affordable price. We would recommend her to anyone and everyone! More...

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KC C.

29 October 2011

Did some research on photographers in Maui because I wanted to take professional, family photos while we were on vacation. Decided to go with Nicole and Behind the Lens because they seemed to offer exactly what I was looking for. Contact was mainly through email, but she is very quick in responses. With me being a very picky and indecisive person, I kept asking her questions about location preferences, top places to shoot, etc. She was so nice about answering my needs and even gave me tips on things to do and places to eat in the area. She was my ultimate Maui guide.      Finally met with Nicole for our family shots and she was just as awesome in person than just through emails.  We have a 21 month old who doesn't want to cooperate all the time, but she was super patient and just made our entire shoot feel like a family outing.  We just played with our daughter and Nicole was just snapping away.     The shoot ended and I was saddened.  Nicole was just so friendly and funny, and professional all at the same time. She made my super bashful husband and crazy toddler feel comfortable the entire time of the shoot. I thought we were going to feel uneasy and unnatural doing photos, but we experienced the complete opposite.Hands down, best photography experience, ever! Thank you Nicole... More...

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Meghan

25 September 2011

Nicole is amazing! Since I was coming from CA, my Hawaii wedding was taunting me daily. I was so afraid something would go wrong! But Nicole was there to help in every way possible. Not only did she help with capturing beautiful pictures of my wedding, but she helped me be sure I had everything done. She even helped me get my dress the day of the wedding when we ran into a little disaster, she had her assistant help carry my flowers and she offered words of encouragement. She knew how to capture every special moment. I would recommend her to anyone, friends, family, and every future bride! :) More...

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andreko

25 September 2011

Nicole photographed our Trash the Dress session in August while we were on honeymoon and absolutely exceeded our expectations. She is a very talented photographer, such a sweet person and her work speaks for itself. Nicole's fun approach definitely made it easy to pose in public. She was very helpful during the planning process, suggesting locations and times to capture the best Maui photography had to offer. We planned the shoot at a beautiful stretch of beach in Wailea and took some amazing pictures. We had tons of fun too! We felt at ease with her right away, and most importantly she truly captured us. She didn't just pose us and take the standard photos, she let us move and do things that were natural to us and you can see the genuine love in our photos because of this. Afterwards, her service was quick and the results were truly stunning. Not only are Nicole's images out of this world, but she is also one of the warmest kind hearted people we have ever had the pleasure of meeting. More...

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Stacy

19 September 2011

Nicole photographed our morning wedding ceremony on Polo Beach and we couldn't be happier with the pictures! She was creative and upbeat which made all of the posing and smiling an awesome experience. It was obvious that she genuninely cared how our special day would be remembered. Also, if I could give her 10 stars for flexibility I would because she went above and beyond to work with us on a short time frame to get photos back to us. I highly recommend Nicole! More...

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Tola

6 August 2011

Nicole photographed our Trash the Dress session in August while we were on honeymoon and absolutely exceeded our expectations. She is a very talented photographer, such a sweet person and her work speaks for itself. Nicole's fun approach definitely made it easy to pose in public. She was very helpful during the planning process, suggesting locations and times to capture the best Maui photography had to offer. We planned the shoot at a beautiful stretch of beach in Wailea and took some amazing pictures. We had tons of fun too! We felt at ease with her right away, and most importantly she truly captured us. She didn't just pose us and take the standard photos, she let us move and do things that were natural to us and you can see the genuine love in our photos because of this. Afterwards, her service was quick and the results were truly stunning. Not only are Nicole's images out of this world, but she is also one of the warmest kind hearted people we have ever had the pleasure of meeting. More...

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Keith

24 June 2011

I could just say the best Maui Wedding Photographer, but I want to say more. My wife planned all on her own and as always, she always pick the best of everything. I was so surprised how cheerfull, friendly, Nicole was. Deffinetly whoever needs a Maui Wedding Photographer, you wont regret, not ever for a second, if you pick Nicole. Thanks Nicole for the amazing wedding pictures. Makes me want to get married again. More...

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Monica

24 June 2011

All I can say is that it was a blessing to have Nicole as our Photographer. She was fun the entire wedding, the pictures were so beautiful. When I sent to my friends, they all were speachless. Nicole was so helpfull and cheerfull from the time she saw us till she said good bye. The pictures came out way before we were expecting. All I have to say is the PERFECT Maui Wedding Photographer i could ever asked for. More...

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Joanne

23 June 2011

Nicole is awesome! She is professional, responsive, and absolutely fun and easy to work with. I would absolutely use her again for future occasions.

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Clayton

23 June 2011

Nicole was amazing. She is a wonderfully sweet and kind person who took the time to make us feel comfortable through the process. She got down and dirty on a rainy day to provide us with the best pictures and make it a day we will never forget. An amazing experience and when you are arranging this from a distance you want to be able to trust someone. Nicole was the best. More...

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Amanda

11 June 2011

We hired Nicole Sanchez from Behind the Lens Maui for our wedding. She met with us before hand to see our personalities and she kept in touch weekly through email just to make sure we didn't need anything. She was very friendly and very professional during the whole process while we changed the plans before and on the day of the wedding. Not only that, but she sat there and listened to me complain about things unrelated to her photography on the day of my wedding. She really took it in stride!!! She has an amazing style and creative ideas and a personality to match. Most importantly, our pictures turned out amazing!!! I would definitely hire her again and again! More...

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Andra

27 May 2011

I can't tell you enough wonderful things about Nicole. She made us feel so at ease with everything. She did most everything for us: Minister, appt. for our license, our lai's, The permit for the beach. It was such a peace of mind. When we got there she made sure that everything was in order. Reminding me about getting my dress pressed at the hotel. Believe me having a 6 hr time difference can mess with you. The day we got married we ran into some heavy traffic and we were late to our own wedding and we called her and not a sound of stress was in her voice. She said take your time and be careful. Then we get there and get to meet her, she hugged us and just had a great personality and going from rushing to trying to be calm, well she did it. We had the most fun, yes FUN! we laughed a lot and it was the best day of my life. Rod hates to have his picture taken and she was able to even get him to do things and I thought wow she is good! We really loved her and our pictures show it through her eyes to create our story. With out the pictures we would just have a lot of words . we will now be able to have those memories and be able to show our family and friends our day.
To Nicole, not only do you have a lot of talent but you have the heart that goes along with it. You truly made our day so much more than even we expected. Thank You!

Andra and Rod
Winston-Salem n.c
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Tara

21 May 2011

I don't even know where to begin with my review of Nicole Sanchez and Behind the Lens Maui. As a bride, it is very scary to book a photographer from thousands of miles away with never having met her. Let me put all your fears aside right now! If you are considering Nicole, you have made the right decision! Book her ASAP! Not only is she professional and personable, but her work is amazing. She captured every moment of our special day so perfectly. I can't think of anything that she could have done better. We love our wedding pictures and we had a great time with Nicole! She is a complete joy to work with, she felt like part of the wedding party! I never felt like she was obvious during our ceremony. She took her pictures in a very inconspicuous manner, and never interrupted the flow of the ceremony. When taking pictures after the ceremony, she is quick and gets all the perfect shots!

Really and truly I cannot go on enough about how great Nicole is and how amazing her photos are. We are so happy we had Nicole as our photographer and highly recommend her to anyone and everyone!

Sincerely,
Stephen and Tara
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Alisha

2 May 2011

Nicole's work is amazing! My husband and I were married in Maui on May 2, 2011. We were lucky enough to have Nicole as our photographer! Not only did she go above and beyond what we ever expected, she is an exceptional person! Nicole has a great personality and was easy to work with. She made my husband and I feel so comfortable getting our photos taken. Right after our wedding Nicole was in contact with us regarding our photos to answer any questions and assist us in choosing our photos. Once we viewed our photos we were so happy. The photos were beautiful. The detail and color in the photos are immaculate. You can tell that Nicole has made photography her life! Nicole is very efficient and a true professional! I would recommend her in a second! Anyone getting married in Maui needs to hire Nicole as their photographer! More...

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Michelle

18 April 2011

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed and appreciated working with Nicole. Her colour photographs were vibrant and crisp, while the black and white photos captured those subtle details that one wants when viewing many wedding photos. The "trash the dress" experience was intimate and yet so much fun. It was such a great way to celebrate our wedding in beautiful Maui. I would highly recommend Nicole's service to anyone wanting to capture an important event. More...

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Kurt

5 February 2011

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Kelly & Joe

14 January 2011

We could not have received better service. The quality of the photos is amazing and Nicole Sanchez was incredible to work with both up to and during the ceremony.  By the time we actually met on the beach for the ceremony we felt we had made a new friend in her.  By that evening she had emailed us one beautiful photo that we could send on to friends and we had all the rest within a week. We cannot thank her enough for making this such a fabulous experience for us and would not hesitate to recommend her services to anyone in the future. More...

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11 January 2011

Maui wedding photographer, Nicole Sanchez, of Behind the Lens Maui, made us feel very comfortable before, during, and after the wedding. She provided advice on the location, explained all details of what we would get and what to expect, and maintained contact as we got closer to the date. She was extremely quick to post our wedding photos (less than 48 hours), which made us and the family happy. The photos were wonderful. I think you can see a lot of "happiness" in the photos. Nice use of lighting. Got both color and a few black and whites, which I loved. My only regret is that I didn't lose a couple more pounds before the wedding! More...

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Kelsey

8 January 2011

Our Maui wedding photographer, Nicole Sanchez, was great! She made us comfortable in front of the camera, and even helped both of us with our dresses. We were blessed with an amazing sunset that added to the beauty of our commitment ceremony, and Nicole captured the moment of our lives. We are very happy with our photos and would highly recommend using Behind The Lens Maui for your Maui wedding photos. More...

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Tara and Randy

16 November 2010

Nicole from Behind the Lens Maui was the best Maui Wedding Photographer anyone could ask for. My husband and I celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary with a vow renewal service on the beach with our kids and some close friends and Nicole's pictures perfectly captured our event and the feeling we wanted. She was so great and flexible to work with, she even asked us what kind of feel we were looking for in our pictures (more formal, staged, natural, fun, all the above). She made us and all our friends feel at ease so all our pictures came out looking natural and captured the spirit of each couple. The pictures at sunset of me and my husband made us look fantastic and a few are certainly tear jerkers because they are so beautiful. I liked her creativeness with the unique shots she took and how she was willing to do any special shots we requested. We recommend Nicole to anyone looking for a photographer that is personable, makes you feel at ease, is fun and creative and captures the real personalities of the folks being photographed. We found her prices very reasonable for the quality of the photos we received. We will use her services again and highly recommend her. More...

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24 October 2010

Professional. Affordable. Easy to work with. Gorgeous photos... quickly!

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Bob

20 October 2010

Nichole was fantastic. She shot my son's wedding and did everything we asked and more. Her photos were great and everyone enjoyed her company. She took control when control was necessary and she shot in the background to capture genuine photos that delighted everyone. I could not be happier with the results. More...

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16 October 2010

After searching high and low online for Maui wedding photographers, we chose Nicole Sanchez. We liked her work and found her background with surfing photography interesting. Nicole did an excellent job with our photographs. She does great candids and was everywhere she needed to be to catch some of the great pics she took. Working with Nicole was great, she was very calming when I was stressing out about timing and did what ever she could to help out even if it wasn't in her job profile. She's laid back and has got a great sense of humor- which helps when your dealing with people who aren't used to being in front of the camera. Her formal pics were great and just very sweet. Whats more important was that her photos also reflected very accurately the type of relationship I have with my husband, a quiet sense of closeness and of being best friends. Nicole's choices for black and white, sepia tone and other effects were an exciting addition to our wedding photos as well, in addition to this, she was also willing to add effects in others that we liked. She had our photos done within a few weeks (there were several hundred of them) and had them uploaded online for us, and sent on disk via mail. No mess, no fuss- Nicole gets the job done and done well. My husband and I highly recommend her as a photographer for any occasion. More...

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Carson

9 October 2010

Nicole shot our wedding and is a great Maui Wedding Photographer. She was very flexible when the wedding timeline changed and was very helpful with getting the wedding timeline back on track. We got all the pictures we wanted and more. She was great to deal with and has a great personality. We would highly recommend her to anyone. More...

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Melanie

24 September 2010

I cannot say enough about Nicole Sanchez from Behind the Lens Maui! From the very beginning she was great. She always got back to us straight away and never left us wondering! Nicole was happy to meet with us and go over our photo ideas and helped us get exactely what we wanted in the time frame we had! On the actual wedding day, she was more of a friend than anything! She was so cool and laid back, at the same time being professional and efficient!! The best part is after the big day was over we are able to look through her photos and relive every moment! She captured it beautifully...EVERYONE has commented on our photos and said how great they are...and Nicole is the one to thank! In only a few days she had our photos on her site for us to look at, and we received the discs (to Australia) a week later! Nicole is the best Maui Wedding Photographer out there! Thanks Nicole...you're the BEST!! :) Mahalo x More...

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Shauna

12 September 2010

If you're looking for a Maui wedding photographer, I STRONGLY recommend Nicole Sanchez with Behind the Lens Maui. She was fantastic! She responded quickly to any questions or comments I had. She had excellent ideas and made me fill confident in her services from thousands of miles away. And on the wedding day...AMAZING. Her fun personality made every one feel comfortable right away. We had a few issues with other wedding pieces and she jumped right in to help make sure everything was in order and worked out for the wedding day. She went above and beyond to help. The most important part was the pictures, which are phenomenal. She didn't hesitate to get down in the sand or jump in the water to get the shot. We would throw out ideas and she would come up with some great creative ways to capture it. My husband lost his brother, and we just had to mention it and she immediately came up with a great idea to honor him in photography. If you're looking for a wedding photographer in Maui, definitely go with Nicole! More...

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Tami

4 September 2010

We were very pleased with Nicole and her work. From talking with her on the phone before we flew to Maui through discussing our photo selections after the big event, we found Nicole very personable, friendly, and helpful. She even helped me remove my sandals when I couldn't walk in the sand to my groom!!! During the wedding, Nicole worked with all our special requests and still was able to make the most of our limited time before the sun set. After the wedding, we found her photo processing speed to be quick and efficient, and her pix to be very beautiful. Overall, we believe Behind the Lens Maui to be an excellent value and we'd recommend Nicole to others. More...

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Ladee

31 August 2010

Nicole Sanchez from Behind The Lens Maui was most definitely the BEST Maui wedding photographer we could of ever dreamed of, to ask to capture the romanticism and excitement that my husband I shared privately on Paipu Beach! She was exciting and very ambitious to try multiple creative ideas for my husband and I to try to help make our images look unique. After the ceremony and playing in the sun set and sand, Nicole took more time out after the photo sessions to ask what we were expecting to see from our images, what do we appreciate in pictures, like color choices, artsy focuses or whatnot. By Nicole inquiring what are likes were, made me feel confident in our choice with her as our photographer, to capture the beauty of what our ceremony meant to us, and feel proud for when the time came later to share the photos with friends and family that could not attend. The outcome of our wedding photo's was like a fairy tell book, we literally posted/printed all the fantastic images she sent to us (which was VERY fast, few business days to arrive to Oregon from Maui!) and feedback was AMAZING. You know your photographer is great when people viewing the photo's can feel the emotion that was captured in the image! Lots of my cousins and aunts shed tears when they saw some of the ceremony pix! Thanks a million Nicole! Great pricing too! Nicole was definitely an above and beyond type of person, she really pulled favors for us! MAHALO!!! More...

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Ross

21 August 2010

Nicole was great. Very easy to work with and (in my opinion) went above and beyond the call of duty many times on our engagement shoot and at our wedding. Very reasonably priced also. On top of everything else, the pictures came out great! More...

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annettec1977

10 August 2010

My husband and I were pleased to have chosen Behind The Lens Maui as our Maui wedding photographer. Behind The Lens Maui not only provided excellent affordable photography packages, but also provided a small wedding package.. which was what my husband and I were looking for! Behind the Lens Maui handled everything from A to Z.. from coordinating the marriage license.... down to great places to eat and sites to see during our trip to Maui. Nicole was always available to answer any questions we may have had via email, text or telephone.. and even answered questions for us before we asked!! We were linked to other vendors and were just as satisfied with their service provided. Coordinating services from afar can be a bit stressful.. but I knew that I was getting quality service if the referral came from Behind The Lens Maui!Nicole captured such beautiful moments of my wedding that will be with me and my husband forever! Thanks a bunch!! More...

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Jenna

7 August 2010

I loved working with Nicole Sanchez, the maui wedding photographer at Behind the Lens Maui. My husband and I both feel that she provided excellent services and pictures. Nicole really helped us many many other ways besides being our wedding photographer. For example, my husband and I were not too sure about the proper way of cutting our wedding cake however Nicole was right there and she guided us through the whole thing. I definitely recommend this maui wedding photographer to anyone who is getting married or celebrating any type of special occasion! More...

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Josiah

7 August 2010

Nicole Sanchez was an amazing Maui Wedding Photographer and provided us with a lot of help and support throughout the entire process. She is very easy to work with, flexible, and provided us with many great pictures. More...

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Annette

3 August 2010

My husband and I were pleased to have chosen Behind The Lens Maui as our Maui wedding photographer. Behind The Lens Maui not only provided excellent affordable photography packages, but also provided a small wedding package.. which was what my husband and I were looking for!
Behind the Lens Maui handled everything from A to Z.. from coordinating the marriage license.... down to great places to eat and sites to see during our trip to Maui. Nicole was always available to answer any questions we may have had via email, text or telephone.. and even answered questions for us before we asked!! We were linked to other vendors and were just as satisfied with their service provided. Coordinating services from afar can be a bit stressful.. but I knew that I was getting quality service if the referral came from Behind The Lens Maui!
Nicole captured such beautiful moments of my wedding that will be with me and my husband forever!
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Billie

27 July 2010

My husband and I could not be more pleased with the work from our Maui wedding photographer, Nicole Sanchez! She was very easy and delightful to work with and the photos she took were just amazing. I would highly recommend her.

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Robert

16 July 2010

We would highly recommend, Nicole Sanchez from Behind The Lens Maui for anyone who is looking for a Maui photographer. She is very professional, detailed and had a great personality which put all 18 of us at ease to get the best pictures. We used her for a double 50th wedding anniversary renewal vows ceremony and our photos are wonderful. She was open to our suggestions for pictures and she took her time in getting just the right shot. We really had a fun time with Nicole and certainly would use her again.

Bob & Kay
Westminster, CA
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Wendy

10 July 2010

Nicole was great, she was very easy to communicate with and responded to my emails promptly while we were planning together. She was a lot of fun at the wedding and very professional throughout the planning process. There were some shots that I wanted that I didn't get, so next time I would want to have a better system for getting people ready to take the pictures so we could fit all of the different shots during the allotted time. Overall, I would recommend working with Nicole. She had us in some creative poses that turned out incredibly and the overall quality of my final pictures is great! More...

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Dwayne

3 July 2010

Nicole could not have been a better choice for us! After comparing her to a few others, she seemed to be the most understanding of our wants and needs and really worked 'with' us. We didn't just feel like another client to her, but rather she made us feel important.

As for the photos themselves? Simply WOW! We love them and for the package pricing compared to others, we know we selected the right one!
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mauiweddings

22 June 2010

Hello Morgan, I am glad to express my deepest gratitude to you for arranging such a wonderful Maui wedding for us. Both I and my partner can never forget your warm behavior all through our staying there. About the photos and the video, everything was superb. In particularly the picture you took near the beach was just marvelous. We walked barefooted on the sea shore with hands in hand. You capture this moment n your video in a very comfy way. The photos and the videos show how professional you are. The accommodation was perfect. The reception arrangement was also perfect. My wedding ceremony was completed in time, thanks to http://www.mauius.com/. Always, More...

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dana

20 June 2010

I was searching for a Maui wedding photographer for sometime and then ran across Nicole's site and decided to give her a call. I had spoken to several potential wedding photographers in Maui but, was drawn to Nicole because of her easy going approach. She was very helpful, giving me various tips and recommendations from everything from locations to places to have dinner after our wedding.

I was provided with a extensive list of questions to fill out and was impressed with how she customized our photography to fit our personality. She always phoned when she said she would and her follow up on e-mail was impeccable. Her prices are so reasonable and the finish product , "wow". We both are so pleased with her talent and professionalism that we just can't say enough about how happy we are with our choice to go with Nicole at Behind The Lens Maui. If you are looking for a wonderful wedding photographer on Maui, you can feel very comfortable that you don't have to look any further.


Thank- you Nicole for all the hard work and for the extra information. You made help made our dream wedding a reality.

Dana and David
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Deborah

3 June 2010

Nicole Sanchez is an excellent photographer and was very flexible and fun to work with.

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suziec16

23 January 2010

I've had the pleasure of hiring Nicole as my lead photographer here on Maui, for an outdoor, water SUP event for 400 women this January. Her leadership skills, professionalism and of course her abilty to capture the most exciting an beautiful moments was quite evident. I encourage you to work with Nicole. If you'd like to contact me and ask me more about her services and work, simply go to www.standuppaddlingfitness.com or e:suzie@suzietrainsmau. Aloha, Suzie Cooney, CPT‎ Suzie Trains Maui More...

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brittney06

14 January 2010

We loved the time and effort Nicole put into our wedding pictures. She was very creative, kind and fun to be around. She made us feel comfortable and I have no doubt that we made the best choice in choosing a photographer.

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jenonmaui

2 January 2010

as a wedding coordinator, i have used nicole for numerous clients weddings for years, and she always exceeds expectations and makes me look great! when i was looking for someone to shoot some family photos, i turned to nicole, and i knew she would do a great job, but i had no idea just how good. the photos we got back knocked my socks off! my 5 year old daughter usually plasters on a huge fake "cheese!" smile when the camera gets turned on her, but nicole quickly got her relaxed, natural, and let the real smiles come out. her setups were creative, artful, and spontaneous. and the product she gave us (DVD slideshow set to music) was an absolutely beautiful keepsake that we were able to easily share with our whole family and will really cherish forever. and her rates are so reasonable that setting up a photoshoot with her for a special event, vacation momento, or just a family keepsake is a no brainer. i highly recommend. thanks nicole! you're the best! More...

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Josh S.

27 October 2009

Most people that end up needing a photographer on Maui are here for a once in a lifetime event. Surfing giant waves or getting married you only get one shot at getting the perfect pictures.Nicole captured everything we hoped for and more during our photoshoot! She was fun to work with and made it easy for us to get comfortable and have fun.If you only get one chance at getting the perfect picture make sure you call Nicole at Behind The Lens Maui before you visit Maui!Thanks Nicole!!! More...

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Omar

10 October 2009

Awesome experience! Nicole makes you feel very comfortable, personalized and professional service. She understands your ideas. Very creative and uses state of the art equipment.
Very dynamic and makes you feel that you are truly the most important aspect of the shoot.
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Ashley

18 July 2009

Nicole was AMAZING!! She made us feel comforatble and relaxed. There was never a dull moment with her. She is FANTASTIC :)

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Tamera

1 July 2009

Nicole is a very talented and hard working professional, truly an asset to the Maui wedding and photography community. She has been one of my clients' favorite photographer picks for a few years now, and has always provided an outstanding product and top notch service. Tamera, Akia Weddings & Events www.akiaweddings.com More...