…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!!

Wendy & Dan Olowalu Plantation House Wedding

  Wendy & Dan – Olowalu Plantation House Wedding. Lahaina, Maui. Wendy was such a stunning beautiful bride. She designed and created her wedding dress, which was amazing!  Her bouquet was adorned with vintage broaches, and a “W” (we are still not sure if it was for Wendy or Wedding!), and the smiles were unbelievable!  KISS was the theme, and it made for an absolutely perfect wedding day! Continue reading Wendy & Dan Olowalu Plantation House Wedding

Vintage styling with Opihi Love Boutique Design

Venue: Old Lahaina Prison Shoot Styled by Melissa Padilla of Opihi Love :: http://www.opihilove.com/ Props/Furniture/Decor by Opihi Love ::  http://www.opihilove.com/ Floral Design by Jess of One Love Floral Design :: http://www.onelovefloraldesign.com <http://www.onelovefloraldesign.com/&gt; Wardrobe & Fashion Design by Larissa Williams of LaReur Atelier :: http://www.loveleru.com/ Hair & Make Up by Ry-n Shimabuku :: http://www.ry-nshimabuku.com/ Paper Goods by Artistry 8 :: http://www.artistry8.com/ Model: Malia Haunani Continue reading Vintage styling with Opihi Love Boutique Design

Knights in White Satin

I spent this weekend with my best friends «one in spirit». Nothing makes me happier then taking photographs, of people I love, in places I love. I have been taking photos of these «four» in this place for a long time. It never loses its lustre… and neither do they. “KNights in white satin, never reaching the end… Just what you want to be, you will be in the end.” Thank you Tara for providing all the ‘costumes’ «your regular clothes» and rallying the dressed down nudes to dress up. Thank you Anna «so much more camera shy then your beauty lets … Continue reading Knights in White Satin

Portrait Sessions in British Columbia

Hey!   Instead of flying back and forth between Maui and BC, Kristy is holding down the Hawaiian fort and I am spending  the month of September in Canada shooting several weddings!  Have some time between holy matrimony’s to book a couple Victoria/Vancouver portrait sessions! If you’re interested EMAIL me with SUBJECT “BC Portrait Booking” at mauimakaphotography@gmail.com. or http://www.facebook.com/photographymaui xo Robyn (Poppet) Continue reading Portrait Sessions in British Columbia

Kits Kites

“Throw your dreams in the sky like a kite, you do not know what it may bring back, a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country.” – Anais Nin I’m back in Canada for the rest of the summer shooting weddings. Last week I was in Vancouver and took the afternoon off to bike the the sea wall with some friends.  Just passed the maritime museum we caught a glimpse of ‘multiple’ kites in the air… It wasn’t until we got closer that we realized that they all originated from the same source.  Ray Bethell holds … Continue reading Kits Kites

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!


Check out Maui Maka’s Photo featured in the full page Ad for LIRA clothing in the August Issue of BL!SSS magazine! You can order LIRA clothing online at http://www.liraclothing.com  – we love their new girl tanks!  Check out the Full page spread in the current issue  blisssmag.com/aug12.html   you can scroll through the whole magazine online. LIRA team Rider Jordan Black is someone to keep an eye out for in the Maui surf scene! Continue reading LIRA

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 ‘First Issue Ever’ of LATER magazine!

We were so excited to receive our copies of Later.mag in the mail! Especially happy to see that Peanut and Taco made a full page, as Peanut passed away in a tragic accident shortly after these went to print and is greatly missed by her kitty friend. Thanks to my muses Mikaela, Maxe and the the bathing beauties at Hookipa… and also to Kayla, Danielle, Kevin and Ian for staying out of the ocean long enough for me to snap a photograph. Continue reading the ‘First Issue Ever’ of LATER magazine!

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!