You deserve the best in wedding photography!
Quality photography for your Maui wedding
Your wedding is over so quickly . . .
you'll want to savor the memories for a lifetime with quality wedding photography.
Black and white photography can give your wedding images a unique style.
Choosing the format of your photograpny will determine the style of pictures you receive.
Medium format offers both advantages and disadvantages of achieving the type of wedding photography you desire.
A photo journalistic approach will catch images that traditional wedding photography will not.



















Photography is one of the first concerns for most couples. A wedding is over so quickly that its wise to savor those moments by recording images of your special day with 1st Choice photography images. You will greatly enjoy your beautiful album full of wedding pictures which will capture the romance of your special day for a lifetime.
        If you skimp in other areas, you won’t want to cut back on photography. Even our least expensive discount package includes 34 photographs and an attractive album. Photography is included in all of our packages. If you select your features a la carte, you can order photography separately. All of the photography found on this web site has been created by John Souter, the 1st Choice Maui Wedding photographer. If you would like to see more of his work, please visit his website at:
Our Photography Style

        We will shoot a number of candid photographs during your wedding, but we like to spend time posing our couples. We also strive to help you look natural and spontaneous as you can be. We love to catch our couples in warm unguarded moments with Maui’s incredible landscape as a background.
        The rapport which any photographer develops with the wedding couple has a lot to do with the warmth he will be able to capture in the pictures he takes. We are good at establishing a positive relationship with each couple, helping them relax, be themselves and act naturally. And we’re quick to shoot pictures whenever they capture the essence of your relationship. We think you’ll be very pleased with the results of your photography.
        We also like to shoot scenic shots that show off the incredible beauty of your wedding setting. Because we have taken thousands of wedding photographs all over the island, we can tell you the best places (and times of day) for your wedding site to give us the best possibility of great photography.
        We work hard with our photography and believe that dollar-for-dollar you won’t find any other photographer on the island who does a better job for what we charge. We usually shoot our photography with an assistant who is busy doing several different jobs to insure that we have the best possible lighting conditions and poses while the sun is setting on the horizon.
Black and White
        Some couples want black and white photography. If you prefer to have black and white instead of color, or some black and white, we can do that. There are a variety of different "types" of black-and-white available to you.
        Most couples who want black and white are happy with a process whereby black and white images are created from color negatives. This processing, called "Select" orcalled C-41, is less expensive because the images are run through the normal color processing machine (even though the prints come out in black and white). We can produce these images quickly and for the same basic price of color photography.
        Some discriminating couples prefer true black and white photography. This involves using film that is a bit more expensive and then in processing that film on a machine dedicated for black and white processing. Prints are then made by hand, so that the cost is greater than color, but the quality is controlled by a human technician who is used to bringing out the best in each shot.
        True black and white produces stronger blacks, whiter whites and a greater range of grays in between, so that the images are more crisp. If you want the best in black and white photography, you will want true black and white film and processing. We offer both approaches, so that those who want top quality black and white can receive it.
A table of prices for black and white photography (both 35mm and medium format) are listed below.
The Best Format for You
      35mm Photography -- 1st Choice Maui Weddings suggest that you use the best format for your photography depending upon your desires and needs. We shoot either or both 35mm and medium format at each of our weddings. There are advantages for both and neither one is "better" than the other. You may want to have us shoot both formats at your wedding to capitalize on what each does best.
        There is no doubt that the 35mm format is great for shooting faster than a larger format. Because we us a great zoom lense (a Nikon 28-200mm zoom), we can shoot wide angle and telephoto shots within seconds of each other without having to change lenses or use the light meter again. This flexibility allows the photographer to focus upon getting the right shot rather than on fiddling with his equipment.
        The quality of 35mm is sufficient for enlargements up to 8x10 and even larger depending upon its final use. (For enlargements that are bigger and fine portraits, we suggest medium format). With 35mm, you will (in most cases) be able to receive your pictures back before you leave Maui.
        Because of its flexibility, 35mm is probably the best format for your photographer to use if you want candid shots and/or a photo journalistic style with black and white images.
Photo Journalistic Styling
        An increasingly popular style of wedding photography for many couples is the photo journalistic. This style of photography is most often taken in black and white. We shoot the photo journalistic style for many of our couples and have put together a separate gallery page of photographs to show you samples of what you can expect.
        You may want us do photo journalistic photography in place of regular photography, or in addition to it, as many couples do. Because separate black and white requires a second photographer, the prices for your photo journalistic shoot are the same as our regular photo packages (unless you desire us to shoot true black and white film).
Click here to see sample photo-journalistic images.
Photography Prices
The cost of the photography is included in our basic Packages. But if you wish to upgrade your photography you may do so. If you decide not to use one of the basic Packages, you can choose any of our photography options (or combinations of them) as they are listed below, selecting each separately.

PHOTOGRAPHY (Purchased Separately)

35mm Photography

Item #

24 4x6" photos, photo album, 1 1/2 hours of photographer's time


30 4x6" photos, photo album, 1 1/2 hours of photographer's time



48 4x6" photos, one 8x10" enlargements, large wedding album, 2 hours of photographer's time
60 4x6" photos, two 8x10" enlargements, large wedding album, 3 hours of photographer's time
Medium Format Photography

Prices available upon request.

If you want an extra set of prints for parents or other relatives, you may also order additional photography, but the prices will be better if you order your extra photography before the wedding.
What About the Negatives?
The photography negatives are not included in the prices listed above. For each package listed, you may purchase the negatives for only $100 (plus tax).
To reach the Videography page, click here:

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