Maui Baby Portrait – Baby’s first portrait session in your house

 

When baby is born, pack up every little things that baby needs and leave your house could be challenging.  Your body is healing from child birth.  Baby’s sleeping pattern is not set yet.  Your other family member’s daily routine.  etc. etc….  That shouldn’t prevent you from giving him/her a first portrait session of life.  I will come to your house and find/create a beautiful professional lighting to produce memorable portraits.  Planning it is easy.  Contact me today info@mauiphotography.net  or (808) 879-0260.  Look forward to hear from you.

 

Maui Suzuki Violin plays in public!

 

This weekend I had the chance to listen, watch, and take photographs of the Maui Suzuki Violin students do their thing at a public fund raising event.  It was incredible seeing kids of all ages be excited about music.

The kids played for 90 minutes and the music was like candy to my ears.  Seeing the passion and joy in the faces made it worth all the investment of time and money.

I think learning to play music is like learning another language.   Good for them!

Learning the violin takes practice and this means less time in front of the T.V.

As I write this post my family is upstairs playing.  It is wonderful!

I know the parents of these kids are very proud.  I was thinking a the next recital I should photograph them so they can see the joy and pride that shows on their faces.

 

These are just some of the magical moments of our lives.   If there is a special event or family function coming up please call Maui Photography to talk about your families portrait needs.

Live Pono!

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.

You dont always have to look at the camera

Looking at the lens and saying “cheese” in order to evoke a smile is not the status quo anymore.  Sure the pictures have their place but families today seem to want something that evokes some emotion and tell a story.

Family Fun

Walking towards the camera and away from the camera are very popular as each evokes a different emotional response.  Portraits like this include an element of interaction and animation & in the process capture each individuals expressions & emotion even if you cant see all the faces.

See more family portraits or scenic portraits.  Interested in seeing the island while learning how to take scenic and landscape photographs

 

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!

 

 

Love is a measure of happiness and the glue that keeps families together and thriving

The wonderful thing about being part of a family is the love and relationships that exist amongst parents and children.   True things are not always perfect, and once in a while things can get hard, but the bottom  line is that being part of a family means your never alone and part of something bigger than yourself.

The day may come when you find yourself wondering why you care and do so much for family and they don’t seem to appreciate it.  If and when this seek out the family photos that are hidden in a closet somewhere.  Looking at these portraits created over time will make you smile and bring back all kinds of good memories.

If coming to Maui and interested in having portraits created check out this site.  IF looking for gifts for people from Maui, check out this site.

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?