Maui Photography – Projecting portraits on the big screen makes it easy for clients to select their favorites

At Maui Photography we understand not only how important the portraits we create are for our clients, but also how precious each minute of vacation time is. That is why we spend time before the session planning. Knowing what portraits are desired makes the entire  process easier for the clients.

Several years ago we had our portraits done on the beach and the photographer showed us 64 photographs of the same pose and told us to choose the one. It took us hours and was very painful.  At the same time this was a great learning  lesson. I decided that as a professional I know what the best images are and need to do everything possible to make the process of selection fun, and fast.

So after each session, I edit the portraits to just the best.  Then project them on a five foot screen. It is easier for clients to view images on a giant screen, than in a 6 inch window on the computer.  The software we use allows us to crop in any number of ways, and  project at any size you can imagine so clients can see exactly what the finished product will look like before leaving the studio.

If there is a concern about an eye being open, or a smile, we can zoom in and show it detail.   We can also talk about retouching.  The digital world is a wonderful one with all kinds of tools to make portraits look better. Unfortunately once clients go home, it is not possible to project, talk about options, retouching, and size.

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Previous clients have told us that coming in for the projection was one of the highlights of the trip and a great investment of time.

If coming to Maui, please give us a call.  There is no charge for a consultation. 808 870 3686.

Aloha!

Maui Family Portrait Photographer – Blum Family

Blum Family decided to do family portrait while on their vacation in Maui.  We had a nice chat.  Their busy vacation schedule and my work schedule were met.  In two days, we are on portrait session.  Next day, she came to my studio to view images projected on 5 feet monitor.  Planning for family portrait could be this easy :-)

Thanks to Blum Family for including me as a part of your Maui vacation!

Love,

Mieko

Summer is just a few weeks away.

Summer vacations are always fun, especially when they are in Maui.  The island has so many fun activities ranging from tours of the island, snorkeling, diving, horseback riding, hang gliding, chilling at the beach, and more.

If you are coming to Maui this summer don’t forget to plan a family portrait.  Children grow and in a blink of the eye are soon graduating high school then college. Take advantage of the wonderful times your together as a family.  Later on you will glad you did.

Sunset portrait at Po'olenalena Beach

Another fun activity you might want to consider is a family photography workshop.  We will come to your hotel and teach the family the basics, how to set up the camera, how to pose, and light family members.

 

If you want to take some of Maui home check out this art gallery

A portrait should tell the story about the person in the photograph

In this image of Chef James, you see him in the garden on his knees  picking beets.  This speaks to the Chefs attitude toward cooking of going from the farm to the plate.  Use this as an example when photographing your family and tell a story with your photographs.

If coming to Maui, why not schedule your own location portrait session?

Mystic Waterfall

This portrait is titled Mystic Waterfall and it is located on the road to Hana.  It is 30 x 60 and printed on aluminum.  It will be on display at the Waterfront Restaurant when it re-opens in mid May.   I was a waiter there in 1990 and it is an honor to come back as the artist providing the decor.  The new location is in the shops at Maalaea Harbor.    See more images here

Celestial Sunset Maui

Sunset in Makena Maui

Maui is famous for sugar, pineapples, and fabulous sunsets.  This sunset is was captured at Poolenlena beach in Makena Maui, and will be on display at the Waterfront Restaurant in Maui when it re-opens in Mid May, 2012.   The new location is in the shopping center at Maalaea Harbor. If unable to come in please check out the online gallery.

 

If you would like to learn how to make beautiful landscape portraits check out Maui Photo Tours

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 Photography captures all the fun of a family reunion in a music slide show

We had the pleasure of photographing a family reunion recently and produced this slide show with the images. http://youtu.be/YjWTGNPXXMI

 

Coordinating a session with this many people involves a lot of pre planning and communication. We want to make sure the clothes fit the room the portrait will be displayed and that each family gets the size and style of portraits desired. This takes time but its easier to do it it before coming to Maui.

If you have ever wondered it would be like to have professional portraits of your family made, check it out.  You will be amazed.  If you would like to learn about your camera take a photo workshop in Maui.