In this episode I sat down with Rodrigo to talk all about his approach to shooting portraits with couples during adventure / engagement sessions and weddings. We discussed how he prepares the clients to shoots, how her make them comfortable prior to getting started. Techniches used to make couples comfortable, how to get them to laugh, where he finds inspiration and new pieces of gear. We had some good laughs and I know you will like this one.
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I’m Brazilian, but I have lived in Canada and have spent a third of my life in the USA. Started living the city life in Los Angeles and made my way west to the Islands.

I love the fact the I live on an island in the middle of the Pacific.  Maui has been home for the past 14 years.  I share my island life with my fiancé Annie, daughter Isabella, cat Kitty and dog Nala.

I love surfing. I’m a craft beer lover. I don’t think anything beats watching the sunset on the beach with your people enjoying a pint. I’m mostly vegan but eat sushi occasionally ( couldn’t give that up). Music inspires me so much! It’s inspiring me right now to write this “about me” and it will probably inspire me to edit your wedding photos as well. Sunshine makes me stoked but rainy days are a must too. No rain no rainbows. Oh, and there’s also coffee.

Photography has been my passion for as a long time and it didn’t start with a romantic story at all. My grandpa didn’t give me an old film camera. My dad didn’t have a dark room in the basement. I actually got my first camera when I was 18 with my own money and it was one of those old digital cameras with a tiny screen in the back. But I used that camera to the ground.  I can’t even remember what happened to it. I just fell in love with freezing moments and telling stories, both important moments and not so important moments. But really, I do believe that that’s all we take from this life. The moments we have with the people we love.

Which brought me to weddings! And I’m so glad it did.

My approach to wedding photography is a little different.  Keeping it simple and relaxed, I seek out the real, raw and emotional moments within the wedding day.  I look to create intimate, honest images of my couples and strive to document this in a way that is as unique as their own love story.  Whether I’m at a big wedding, an intimate elopement, a beautiful engagement, or a casual couple session – if there’s love involved I’d love to be there.

Here are the links to things we talked about in the show. The video ninja I mentioned

Sony Camera Rodrigo spoke about

Fuego Magic Presets


Guest links

Rodrigo Moraes – Elopement and Wedding Photographer located in Maui

Personal Links