Naughty Grandpa…

There are 4 little boys in this family under the age of 7.   And one over 70. When it comes to beach portraits there is an exponential relationship between the number of little boys and the likelihood of them ending up in the ocean.  So… Kristy, myself or a family member generally gives a quick debriefing on the necessity of staying out of the sand and water until we have taken some nice photos. As it turned out, these four little boys – though definitely against their own instincts – were very well behaved and managed to stay more or … Continue reading Naughty Grandpa…

The Acacia Ohana

Kristy and I had the pleasure of taking some family photos for the Acacia Ohana last week! The girls were not entirely sold on being the sole focus of our attention… and so they brought along our two greatest weaknesses… puppies and two year old boys!! It made for the most entertaining shoot, full of quirky, adorableness… And despite Bronx and Axel’s attempts to steal the show, we still managed to get plenty of sultry photos of these two beauties with and without their baby boys in tow! Naomi Newirth and Lyndie Irons are the creative spirits behind Acacia Swimwear… … Continue reading The Acacia Ohana

…And on that note : ‘Tis the season to make your 2012 Holiday Cards!!

Its Christmas card season! We are offering a special on ‘HOLIDAY CARD’ 30min sessions in order to get those holiday greetings off in time! 30min portrait session 5 -10 photos emailed to you (for those who wish to design their own cards) AND/OR posted to a private gallery (for who those who wish to design and order cards directly from our site – see below for examples) super speedy turnaround time! cost is $190 Space is limited so call the Studio to Book today 808 3447670 OR mauimakaphotography@gmail.com   Continue reading …And on that note : ‘Tis the season to make your 2012 Holiday Cards!!

Double the Love!

Two sets of twins! Being entirely outnumbered by twins, I expected to have my hands full for this photo session. They were quite the opposite… so adorable and such sweethearts to photograph! Hope they make it back to Maui soon. Continue reading Double the Love!

Fraschetti Family Portraits in Bali!

I adore this family! They were our villa roommates for the wedding in Bali and by the time we left they felt like friends we’d always known.  Natalie tells us that Luciano does cry but i don’t believe her because I never saw anybody in this family without a contagious grin on their face. Such beautiful people inside and out… I took a million photographs of Luci during our 2 weeks together but I couldn’t let them fly home without some family portraits too. Continue reading Fraschetti Family Portraits in Bali!

Kamehameha Day Parade 2012 – Lahaina, Maui

Our favorite parade in Lahaina!  They close Front Street, dress the pretty horses up with beautiful flower leis, and All the keiki come out to watch the excitement. The parade is to honor and celebrate Kamehameha the Great, the monarch who first established the Kingdom of Hawai’i. The pa’u riders represent a royal court led by a Queen on horseback, followed by princesses representing the eight major islands of Hawai’i. Pa’u women are dressed in elegant and colorful nineteenth century riding gowns.        Continue reading Kamehameha Day Parade 2012 – Lahaina, Maui

Koa: Brave, bold, fearless, valiant; bravery, courage.

We have been looking forward to Koa’s arrival since his mommy Ginger’s awesome “beer belly” maternity photo session a few months ago. Koa was to be a surprise, no one knew if he was to be a boy or a girl, but Ginger had a feeling it was a boy… and she was right!  a little bundle of Love was added to the Toth family – we love little Koa.  Congratulations Ginger & Jay on your perfect little Boy. We can’t wait till we can take him surfing! Continue reading Koa: Brave, bold, fearless, valiant; bravery, courage.