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!

Workshop on composition

blog imsge tour 9:30In this image their are three compositional designs in use.  First is framing.  The bamboo trees serve to frame the image and draw the viewers attention.  Next are the repetitious lines of the bamboo trees which also directs the viewers eye.  Third, the S-curve going through the image guides the viewer down the trail and beyond.  These are some of the concepts we discuss and practice in a photography workshop.

IF planning a trip to Maui, let us know we offer a variety of workshops. We can come to your hotel and teach you how to use your camera, and take better photographs as well as take you on a tour of the island and teach you on location. Call 808 870 3686 for information.

Plan for success

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.

 

Animation and action serve to create portraits that evoke an emotional response

Interactive Sunset Portrait at Po’olenalena Beach

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.

 

 

November we are going to have…

 

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

Maui Family Photographer – Sullivan Family

We had a fun time with Sullivan Family on Monday. 

The happy Sullivan Family :-)

Its all started from these two.

Family is one.  But, each individual make their own foot prints.

Shooting up to create nice portrait with heavy bang.  You know, it’s in style now…

Memories of fun vacation time in Maui.

A lot of laughter during this session.

They were so happy and could not stop jumping around.

After the session, lounging around enjoying the beautiful sunset.

It was so nice to meet you all, Sullivan Family!

 

Love,

 

Mieko

Maui Wedding Photography – Rhonda and John

Sneak preview for Rhonda and John’s wedding.  It was such a heart warming ceremony.  I’ve been so many weddings and got used to swallow up my tears while shooting.  However, when John’s son gave beautiful speech right after the ceremony.  It gave me tears.  Congratulations from bottom of my heart to Rhonda and John! I wish you many more of happy and happier years to come!

Love,

Mieko