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…

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A dawn to dusk birthday shift at the Bay…

For Tory’s birthday this year, for old time’s sake, I packed up my camera and joined him for dawn patrol. This means we set our alarm for long before the sun woke up, grabbed our Hula Pie coffees at Napili … Continue reading A dawn to dusk birthday shift at the Bay…

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

The girl next door. Sunset Portraits

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Who are you not to be? Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; … Continue reading The girl next door. Sunset Portraits

…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!!

Maui Maka ♥’s Hula Gypsy!

Shopping at Hula Gypsy is like stepping into a vintage dream closet… We love it! Hula Gypsy Vintage Boutique has beautiful vintage and new clothing, accessories and collectibles.  Everything in the store is amazing, & most of it is on Sale! There are usually a couple racks of $20 clothing, and Anna (owner) is so nice to chat with while you browse! We had the pleasure of working with Anna for a recent collaboration for a styled photo shoot. She assisted us in choosing an outfit that met our vision, and our model Rachel looked amazing in it! (see above) Whether … Continue reading Maui Maka ♥’s Hula Gypsy!

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!

The is the SIGN you’ve been waiting for!

“You’ve reached New York Times #1 Bestselling author Duncan Penn. Thank you for your call. I am away from my phone at the moment. If this is urgent please contact my assistant Davito Jones.”  Davito, who also goes by David Lingwood, is also a member of the Buried Life… he is not Duncan’s assistant… but he is in the habit of leaving long voicemail messages on Duncan’s behalf and was supposedly picking me up from the airport. I flew to LA earlier this month to photograph the Buried Life for a Men’s Health article.  The last minute opportunity was made possible by … Continue reading The is the SIGN you’ve been waiting for!

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!

adventures in our back yard. Olivine Pools, Maui – Hawaii

Living in Maui its easy to get spoiled. Its not that we take for granted that we live in such a beautiful place. Maui is amazing, but sometimes we get so busy editing photos, keeping up with blogs, facebook, and booking new clients, that we don’t have a chance to enjoy the beauty and adventures in our own backyard.  Its almost overwhelming, there are so many beautiful places to explore, but you find that routine sets in and you end up going to the same beaches day after day. I hadn’t been to Olivine pools in years.  I had been … Continue reading adventures in our back yard. Olivine Pools, Maui – Hawaii