Maui Photography – Beach portraits can be fun for the entire family

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.Maui Family Portrait Photographer - Dawn_047

 

Maui Family Portrait Photographer – Lucas Family

I had another great family portrait session last night.  Projection is done this morning.  They were extremely happy this their portraits.  I just received a Thank you note from them via e-mail.  Made me smile :-)

“Hi Mieko,  I just wanted to thank you again for the fun afternoon of photos. We had a great time and the pictures are beautiful. We will definitely treasure our memories and now have proof of our great vacation!  Thanks, Shelley”

I feel so lucky to be able to make my client’s “Now” to turn it into a “Treasure”.

Thank you very much to Lucas Family!

We did today’s session at West side of Po’olenalena Beach.  It was less people at the beach.  Nice…

Sometime I can get the best expressions in between posing them.  Can you feel the sea breeze?

All Children grow without asking them to grow up.

Tender love…  Happy parents :-)

Blue skye, palm trees, sandy beach, waves of the ocean, reflection…  what else you can ask for family portrait on Maui?

Impromptu moment…

1, 2, 3!
Got their foot prints!

Ha ha… yes again, I asked my clients to jump.  Great way to end fun session.

 

Love,

 

Mieko

One of a kind books

In 2002, we started designing one of a kind books and have worked with many companies to print and bind them.  We found one in New York that runs a great operation and love selling their books with our photography.

Coffee table books are truly one of a kind pieces of family art.   Each page is designed with one goal to tell the story of your family. We do not use any software to make a book, just your photographs and our imagination.

 

If coming to Hawaii and want to learn about photography and go on an island tour check out Maui Photo Tours.   Looking for the perfect gift.

Maui Senior Portrait – Graduation Seasons

Congratulations to all of Class 2012s!  May your achievement will give courage to go thorough your next adventure called LIFE!

Recently, I received a wonderful thank you message from my sweet client, Laura Mayron.  If you do not mind, I would like to share it.  Because, It gave me smile ear to ear.

“I hope you’re doing well and that you had a great birthday! I just wanted to thank you again for the amazing work you’ve done on my graduation invitations. I absolutely love them, and I’m not the only one. You wouldn’t believe the response they’ve gotten! Everybody loves them, and I’m not exaggerating. For example, a classmate posted on my Facebook wall about them (you can go see it!), and another one just messaged me asking about them–she said that everyone is “raving about them,” and they are! I’ve heard from my college counselor that people have been stopping by her office just to see it on her bulletin board because everyone is talking about how beautiful they are! Everyone says that they wishes they had one like it–that the photos and layout are just beautiful, and one teacher of mine said it’s the best one she’s ever seen in all her years of teaching! Your work is absolutely amazing, and while I’m so happy about the positive response, in a way I’m not surprised at all–your work is beautiful! I’ve been telling everyone about you, since of course everyone asks where I got such amazing invitations, and I hope that even more good will come your way! Of course, you are more than welcome to come to graduation–I’d love to have you there if you can make it! Thank you again!”

Working with younger generation adults like Laura always gives me new level of inspiration.  I’m truly happy that I could come across to her life as photographer.  Capturing one’s developmental stage such as this senior portrait of Laura is a gift to me.  Thank you Laura!

 

 

Kids will be kids


Kids will be kids

The Shepard kids were visiting Maui, and we were on a beach in Makena making family portraits.  Once the main portrait was finished, it was time to relax and let the kids be kids. These kids were unaware of this photograph being  being taken thus captured a real candid moment that preserves the joy of youth.

Many of our clients tell us that the highlight of their vacation was the time we spent together on the beach & the portraits we created.

If you would like to learn methods and techniques to better photograph your children consider taking a family portrait workshop.   If in need of the perfect gift check out this fine art photography.  If you want to create a family portrait during your next Maui trip check this out.

Maui Photo Tours and Workshop – Beach photography tip

When going to the beach to create portraits of people, avoid putting the horizon line in someones head or body. One way to do this is create the photograph from a higher angle of view. Mieko and I bring a step ladder to every session for this very reason.

The heads are below the horizon line making for a more pleasing composition

If interested in a photography workshop while in Maui, check this out.

Beautiful Laura – Portrait session by Polipoli State Park

We had absolutely fun and gorgeous time doing senior portrait for Laura.   We just printed out 16×24 canvas portrait of her 3/4 shot.  My almost 8 years old daughter who is very much used to see any portraits coming out from Epson large format printer stopped in front of it and told me like this.  “Mom!  Wow! She is so beautiful! -sigh!-” We planned to create something Fairly tale look with strong statement.  I think I have achieved it!  Very happy with images.  Mahalo for Laura and her family who gave me this opportunity to capture beautiful stage of her!   – Mieko

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Maui Photography, Inc. Senior Portrait

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Photo by Mieko Hoffman mauiphotography.net

Maui Photography, Inc