With the holidays approaching, many families are considering have a portrait commissioned. There are now over 300 photographers on the island, and each one has a nice website. All have different levels of experience, ability, and fee structures. Make sure you get what you want. Take the time to find the right photographer for you. This guide was written to help consumers find the best portrait photographer for their family.
On behalf of Maui Photography, we would like to wish everyone a joyous holiday season. May you all be well and be surrounded by those that love you!
Families today are so busy that there never seems to be enough quality time together. While at home everyone has their routine, but while on vacation the entire family is together.
As kids grow up they will remember certain things. For example my daughter to this day cherishes the memory of us carving pumpkins for halloween. Your kids might remember something like the day in Maui you had family portraits created and once the main portraits were done, the family had fun playing together in the sand or surf.
Having a family portrait created is something people do not do often. Accordingly most people do not know very much about photography, so they shop based on what they know and that is price. As a parent that has to live within a budget I understand that.
As a professional portrait photographer I am concerned because their is a huge difference in knowledge, experience, and artistic ability between a professional that charges what they are worth, and a newer younger, less experienced shooter who is willing to charge a lot less.
It seems people hire a photographer when they have a need for a portrait much like when a Dr. is hired because of a medical problem. There are general Dr.s and specialists and depending upon the need is the type of Dr that is hired.
Since people do not have portraits created often, it makes sense that when they do they should do it to the best of their ability. There is nothing worse than paying for a service and not getting what you want. Unfortunately this happens in Maui, as people shop for photographers using price as their main consideration.
We are proud to offer all our clients a 100% WOW guarantee on all wall portraits on canvas or aluminum. If the finished portrait arrives and you don’t react with a WOW, we will work on the portrait until you do. In the unlikely event we can not get a WOW, all money for that portrait will be returned.
It always makes me smile when families are up to creating portraits that show some action and animation. I really believe that this style of portrait communicates love, playfulness, and togetherness. Take this portrait for example. You can’t see the faces of the people, but you know they are having fun and making the most of their time together in paradise. Years from now when the family members view the portrait they will immediately go back to Hawaii and remember all the great times and experiences had as a family. As kids grow and get married this portrait will become one of their favorite family possessions.