We shot these about 20 feet out from the shoreline just north of Ka'anapali Beach when the tide was out. It's one of the most beautiful spots in the morning and you can easily walk along the flat rocks just off the beach, giving you a feeling of walking on water.
One of the benefits of heading further west, is that waking up with the sun is so easy. Which makes for some pretty serene, empty beaches, and spectacular light, not to mention the opportunity to steal some pretty romantic moments with the one you love.
One of my favorite things about Maui is that even when it's 85 degrees at 7 in the morning, the breeze always seems to cool you down just enough. Plus, if you wear anything diaphanous, which I tend to lean towards whenever I'm in a tropical location, it instantly turns up the drama.
Photos by Nikko DeTranquilli