Melia Lucida

Maui Photographer

Melia grew up in Vancouver, Canada, where she earned her bachelor of fine arts and MA. She has been photographing weddings all over the world for twenty years and now resides on the north shore of Maui with her two boys and a yard full of fruit trees. She feels lucky to have a career capturing people in the stunning Hawaiian scenery which drew her to the islands years ago and continues to inspire her.

Melia Lucida

Maui Photographer

Melia grew up in Vancouver, Canada, where she earned her bachelor of fine arts and MA. She has been photographing weddings all over the world for twenty years and now resides on the north shore of Maui with her two boys and a yard full of fruit trees. She feels lucky to have a career capturing people in the stunning Hawaiian scenery which drew her to the islands years ago and continues to inspire her.


Interview

MY MOST MEMORABLE TRAVEL EXPERIENCE WAS... working with a team of plastic surgeons performing free cleft and palate restoration surgeries for kids in rural northern India.

THE COUNTRY I MOST WANT TO VISIT IS... always wanting to return to India or Italy.

WHAT I LOVE MOST ABOUT MY JOB IS... making something beautiful and meaningful for the wonderful people I work for.

IF I DIDN’T DO THIS FOR A JOB I WOULD BE... I would be a food photographer or Latin teacher.

IF I COULD GIVE NEWLY ENGAGED COUPLES ONE PIECE OF ADVICE IT WOULD BE... ask to see a variety of full galleries of real weddings from your prospective photographers.

I LOVE WHERE I LIVE BECAUSE... it's in the middle of nowhere, has fresh fragrant air, not a lot of people and the brightest stars I've ever seen.

IF I COULD LIVE ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD IT WOULD BE... here on Maui, with a bigger yard.

MOST MEMORABLE MEAL I’VE EVER EATEN WAS... the tasting menu at NOMA in Copenhagen for an hours long lunch in a blizzard.

THE PETS I OWN ARE... a feral cat that adopted us and is now plump and sleek. I wanted a dog.