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January 19, 2023

Secret Surprise – Tejea & Samantha’s Maui Proposal Portrait


Last Updated on April 30, 2024 by Karma Hill

We recently had the pleasure of photographing Tejea and Samantha’s surprise Maui proposal portrait! It was indeed a magical moment and one of celebration in more ways than one! Tejea, a master of coordination and secrecy, managed to pull off the surprise of a lifetime for his beloved Samantha! He knew it had to be a ninja-like production, so Samantha wouldn’t have a clue. Curious to see her answer? Keep reading! (A yes, of course!)

maui proposal portrait

Two Milestones

As you probably guessed, Samantha said yes! Their Maui proposal portrait was perfectly woven into another celebration too!

Samantha had just graduated from veterinary school and was in the process of applying for jobs, so Tejea wanted to celebrate her accomplishment in a special way. He knew that Hawaii was Samantha’s dream destination, so they finally took the trip to celebrate!

Our sweet couple met in organic chemistry lab during college and have been dating for six years. They have a strong bond built on trust and love. They have shared many special moments together, but this one was definitely one of the most unforgettable!

maui proposal portrait
happy couple

Their Maui proposal portrait took place at Ironwoods Beach, where our photographer pretended to be a beach-goer while the moment happened! Samantha had no idea what was about to happen and was completely surprised when Tejea got down on one knee and asked her to marry him! Her joy and delight filled the air, as you can see…

newly engaged
maui proposal portrait
newly engaged
maui proposal portrait

The couple is now looking forward to beginning the next chapter of their lives together as they embark on their journey as husband and wife! This was the next stepping stone in their romance… It was a beautiful moment to be part of and we are honored to have been able to capture this special moment in their lives!

maui proposal portrait
maui proposal portrait
maui proposal portrait

The cliffs surrounding the beach provided a beautiful and dramatic backdrop for their Maui proposal portrait! It felt secluded and romantic with the ocean breeze and mist… Samantha got far more than just a dream vacation to celebrate finishing veterinary school. It was the perfect time to pop the question! We’ll take a note out of Tejea’s book! 😉

maui proposal portrait
maui proposal portrait

Congratulations, Samantha and Tejea! We are so happy for you both! You’re a beautiful couple, and we wish you all the best in planning your wedding!


Time Of Day: Sunset

Maui Proposal Portrait: Desi of Karma Hill Photography

Maui Portrait Location: Ironwoods Beach

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Karma Hill is the owner of Karma Hill Photography, Simple Maui Wedding, Simple Oahu Wedding, and Simple Hawaii Wedding, marking a significant presence in the Hawaii wedding community since 2007. With a wealth of experience and a vast collection of informative posts on weddings and photography in Hawaii, Karma Hill offers unparalleled expertise. Explore the world of photography and wedding planning across Hawaii by visiting Karma's websites.

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