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

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!

 

 

Mahalo for DeDio Family

We received a thank you note from DeDio family today.   Thank you for you, too!  Mr. and Mrs. DeDio and their beautiful daughters!

Below is thank you note from Mr. and Mrs. DeDio.

Mieko,

The packages arrived last week as you indicated.  We all love the fantastic job you did putting Douglas’s portraits on canvas.  We have already hung the five smaller portraits and will soon have the larger one framed.  Again, thank you both so much for all your incredible work.  We will treasure the pieces forever.
Mahalo,
Bob and Barb DeDio

 

Praise from a recent workshop

Last night Doug received this comment from Mark Hull who participated in one of his recent workshops. Doug is one of the two main photographer at Maui Photography, the other is his beautiful wife Mieko. Thanks Mark!

“After returning from your workshop I told myself that it was the smartest thing I could have done on my trip to Maui. Your personal attention and knowledge was very much appreciated. You challenged me to do things differently and offered great suggestions to help improve in areas I was having trouble with. I like that you asked me in advance what I wanted to focus on and wanted to know about my problem areas. The special locations we traveled to allowed me to see parts of the island that many don’t get to see, and I returned with great images to boot.”

I would highly recommend your workshop to anyone interested in learning more about photography or just looking for an educated tour guide that knows the best locations for the ultimate photographs.

Thanks again for a great time, I hope to see you again on my next trip to Maui.

PS. Meeting your great family and viewing your studio was also very special and gave the day that “personal touch”.

Mark Hull

Those interested in workshops please click on this link.http://www.douglasjhoffman.com/DH/workshops.htm

Exceeding Expectations

I received this email today from Sue, a recent client.  We photographed her family in late June at Poolenalena Beach. You can check out more testimonials on at MauiPhotography.NET.

Dear Doug,

I just want you to know that we did receive our canvas family picture and today I picked it up from our local frame shop.  We are about to hang it in our living room.  It is just beautiful! You did a wonderful job! And the picture of the boys jumping turned out great too.  I don’t know what I was expecting when I first called you from Wisconsin about coming to the Mana Kai to take a family photo.  But having this canvas big picture exceeds whatever expectations and hopes that I had.  I am so glad our paths crossed!  Thanks again for you excellent work.  I still plan to order some more pictures in the near future for Christmas presents.  Sue Benzon