Ashley Iaconetti and Jared Haibon in Maui - Urban Fig Photography

Ashley Iaconetti and Jared Haibon in Maui

Once upon a time, I got to shoot a celebrity couple in Maui.  It was probably one of the most bizarre situations I have found myself in as a photographer, but SO FUN!!!  Ashley Iaconetti and Jared Haibon are a couple of  ABC’s The Bachelor/Bachelorette icons.  They’ve experienced a relationship full of ups and downs (understatement of the century), but have found TRUE LOVE at the end of it all, and tied the knot yesterday in Rhode Island!  Read below for the story of how it happened, and how one of my photos ended up on People.com!

In May 0f 2018, I had the amazing honour of photographing Kevin & Kirsten’s wedding at the Grand Wailea in Maui, Hawaii.  Check out their insanely beautiful day HERE.  Erik and I made a holiday out of the trip, and hung out, exploring Maui for a week!  I found out via Instagram that Jared & Ashley were vacationing there, and staying just down the road from our condo, so naturally, I reached out to them, asking if they were interested in a free shoot while they were staying there!  They probably get a thousand dm’s per day from rabid fans, so after a couple hours of no reply, I put together a story on my own profile and tagged them in it!  That got their attention, and within the hour Jared had messaged me saying they would love to!  Cue the clammy palms 😛  You may not know this about me, but I’m actually super introverted, even though I can act like an extrovert when I need to haha!  So this was completely out of my comfort zone!!!  But we set a date and time, and I got to shoot them for an hour at their amazing resort, the Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua.  They were totally down to earth, and laughed at all my stupid jokes, so they are winners in my books!!  It was such a fun experience!  And then to top it off, one of my photos ended up on People.com, because they got engaged the following week so they were all over the tabloids.  In true sucky people fashion, People didn’t credit me, so I didn’t get my overnight Insta-fame that I was expecting, but hey.  You win some, you lose some haha!!  Here’s some more of their cuteness!!
















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