Haleakala (‘house of the sun’), is my favourite place on Maui, maybe even the planet. I found myself there 3 times recently, first for sunrise on Christmas morning, then a 22 mile overnight hiking trip and finally a 12 mile full moon hike. Haleakala is a wild place, during the day you’ll usually find yourself hiking under a relentless sun but some days it will snow. There is very little water to be found, yet plants like the Silversword thrive here. At night, you’ll find peace and quiet you didn’t know possible and more stars than your mind can comprehend.

A few days after photographing my last wedding of the year I hopped on a plane and headed to one of my favourite places in the world, Maui. The Hawaiian islands have always held a special place in my heart, but Maui in particular has an energy that just feels right to me. On most given Sundays you can find me at a place called Little Beach. There you’ll find an amazing beach, fun surf, whales, turtles, naked hippies, drum circles, fire dancing and perfect sunsets. There’s very few places I’ve been to where talking to complete strangers is so acceptable and entertaining.