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Shyanne is a senior graduating from Kamehameha High School this Saturday on May 23rd! We’re so excited to get an opportunity to work with our upcoming all-stars and capture Maui senior portraits that will last a lifetime. Shyanne booked us for our limited-time senior photography special, and we met up with her on Upcountry’s famous […]

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We’re super excited to introduce a very special Maui senior! Brooke is the younger sister of Cheynice, one of our own talented photographers and editors. During this time of lockdowns and social distancing, it was all too perfect that Cheynice was able to get behind the lens to snap some epic (and gorgeous!) Maui senior […]

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Graduation is a perfect time for Maui Senior and Maui Graduation Portraits! In these photos, we capture a time of celebration, the feeling of hitting one of life’s most important commitments. We create a timeless memory to share over the years to come! In this post, we’ll be dishing out 5 helpful tips to having […]

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Due to the recent pandemic, all High School graduations in Maui have been canceled, and envisioning our seniors sitting out this gigantic life event simply doesn’t sit right with us. We want to help spread some joy and make this moment as special for our local seniors as it should be! So we’re excited to […]

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May is here, and what should have been a month of celebration for all our local seniors has turned into a moment of indoors Netflix binges and Zoom parties as we do our part to flatten the curve of the Covid-19 epidemic. But the clouds are clearing and blue skies are on the horizon! With […]

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Not only did they book us through Simple Maui Wedding for their amazing elopement, Nadia and Glenn also signed up for some epic trash the dress photography on Maui! We love it when clients go all out and take that extra step to capture stellar images to decorate their photo wall! Trash the dress sessions […]

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We dipped into our albums to bring you a never before seen elopement on the Karma Hill Photography blog! Our Oahu wedding photographers captured Diem & Son’s sweet day. Taking elopement to its full definition, these two decided to keep their union a complete surprise by not telling anyone, and they had Simple Oahu Wedding […]

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We are in the business of creating experiences!! Sure, pretty pictures are the end goal, but it’s really not the only goal! With our talented Hawaii photographers on the job, we want you to have so much fun at your session that when you look back on your pictures you remember the way you felt […]

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Everyone dreams of proposing to Mr. or Mrs. Right!! There’s no doubt that people are made to love. Just look at how many love songs exist! It’s easily the most inspiring sensation in life, and we want to help you bottle it up and frame it! Together, we’ll capture the moment of pure surprise and […]

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The surf was stormy but the sun was brilliant when we captured Patricia & Aaron’s Maui wedding photography on Ironwoods beach. These two lovebirds said “I do” on a very special day–leap year! Our couple has been inseparable since meeting in college, and early this year, while in wintery Seattle, Aaron proposed. Before deciding on […]

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We love when our clients add a pop of color to their family portraits in Hawaii– and what’s more colorful (or more popping) than a traditional flower crown?  Known as lei po’o or haku lei in Hawaiian, these rings of beauty are staples in the art of hula and add a touch of culture and […]

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Just three weeks before their Hawaii vacation, Maxine & Ryan decided to say “I do” during their get-away and chose us to be their Maui Destination Wedding Photographer! Simple Maui Wedding took over the planning so our couple was able to just relax and enjoy the moment with the stately mountains and glistening seascape in […]

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Simple Maui Wedding coordinated the ceremony and brought their designer A-Game! This rustic seaside arch perfectly complements the sweeping ocean views. Beach, meet luxury. Reverend Kuya opened the ceremony with the earth-moving sound of the Hawaiian Pū (conch shell). The wedding party took their cue and strolled in, looking on-fleek in shades of charcoal and […]

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Capturing Hawaii family reunion portraits is a fun-filled way to frame vacation memories that will last a lifetime! Planning them, on the other hand, can sometimes feel like anything but fun. With the dynamics of managing a large crew and the complexities of coordinating times as well as outfits, it’s a challenge just figuring out […]

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At Karma Hill Photography, our number one FAQ is what to wear, so we put together our favorite top 10 best dressed families from the last year as inspiration! We never stop being blown away by the sheer amount of families who arrive at their portrait sessions sporting movie-worthy pizzazz and knock-your-socks-off fashion! You need […]

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Returning to Karma Hill Photography for another Maui beach portrait session, the Boyles brought a new little smiling face with them! During their last visit, little Ella learned to crawl… Now we wonder what baby Sophia will learn! At 5 months, she must already know how crazy cute her family is! Just look at these […]

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The sweeping terrace of the Dragon Fruit Farm set the stage for Bianca & Danny’s beautiful Hawaii wedding photography. This airy affair boasted refined simplicity as far as the eye could see, complete with personal touches and sentimental details. Having once lived on Maui, Bianca fell in love with the island. She told us, “I […]

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When you know, you know. For this set of Oahu engagement photography, Shane reached out to us with simple instructions: keep it a surprise. So with her trusty camera in tow (and sporting casual “I’m just an ordinary beachgoer” attire), Megan, our Oahu photographer, set out to the chosen destination of Yokohama Beach… only to […]

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the beach wedding Arielle & Candace dreamed of was turned upside down; the morning before they planned to say “I do” on the sandy shore, they instead signed their license at a minister’s desk in boardshorts and tears. But we couldn’t let that be the end of this couple’s Big […]

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As Maui family photographers, we love capturing the special moments of a family simply enjoying our beautiful island. With a total of FOUR birthdays to celebrate, the Lachs felt this vacay was the perfect opportunity to snap some treasured photos. And we couldn’t agree more! Although the Lachs all hail from the Midwest, finding the […]

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Top 10 Maui Portrait Planning Tips

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Top tips for planning your portrait session in Maui, Hawaii. 

LET OUR TEAM OF PROFESSIONALS CAPTURE YOUR MAUI MEMORIES

Your Maui Photography Team

karma hill

owner & founding photographer

brooke

director of operations

samantha

photographer

cheynice

photographer &
editor

Moorea

photographer

niki

photographer

Sophie

photographer

tenessa

photographer

kyra

photographer

Guille

photographer

Ev

photographer

karma hill

Owner & Founding Photographer

Karma was born in Utah but grew up on a teeny tiny island in the Puget Sound called Vashon Island, so she truly is an island girl at heart!  She loves capturing and creating beauty, and finds enjoyment in her side hobby of interior design.

brooke

director of operations

Brooke is also from Maui, Kula to be exact.  Her three favorite things are burritos, baseball, and bulldogs. Anyone else see a pattern there?  "B" is for the BEST, which Brooke definitely is as well as all of her favorite things.

cheynice

photographer & editor

Cheynice was born and raised here on Maui!  In her free time she trains as a bodybuilder, which also helps her support her photography skills by building up her camera arm muscles.

Sophie

photographer

Sophie first visited Maui on vacation four years ago and decided she loved it so much she would just stay! She has a true adventurous spirit, she hiked the Pacific Coast Trail for a month and enjoys getting around the island on her Honda CBR300 motorcycle, Vroom Vroom!!

samantha

photographer

Samantha and her sweet personality are from Charleston, South Carolina. She spent 13 years dancing classical ballet. She danced even throughout college, and also designed scenery for plays and musicals!

Moorea

photographer

Moorea is named after the Tahitian island of the same name. Although she did not grow up in the islands, it seems almost inevitable she would end up here with a name like that! Moorea loves to be in nature and spends as much time in the great outdoors as possible.

niki

photographer

Niki was born in Brooklyn, NY and raised in Raleigh, NC. She found her passion for photography when she left the south in her early 20s to travel the world. Now a long time resident of Maui, she enjoys spending time on the beach, snorkeling, gardening, and hiking to waterfalls.

tenessa

photographer

Tenessa is originally from San Diego, California. Before finding her passion for photography, she spent quite a bit of time in front of the camera as a background actor on ABC TV and other major networks.  She was even in a Six Flags roller coaster commercial and went upside down on various loops over 40 times for several hours!

kyra

photographer

Kyra grew up in the art capital of the pacific, Lahaina. She loves travel and has lived in California, New York, and on Oahu before returning to Maui. She has an eye for all things beautiful and loves the culture art brings to a community. Besides taking incredible family portraits, she also loves to draw and paint.

Guille

photographer

Originally from Argentina, Guille is passionate about photography, especially landscape and wildlife photography, so Maui is a great place for him to indulge in that passion. Lucky for us he also loves photographing people and is great at putting our clients at ease if front of his lens.

Ev

photographer

When not behind the camera Ev is a skilled pianist! She performed a piano concerto with the Honolulu Symphony in college, played piano since 6 and currently operates a piano studio out of her home with about 15 students!

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Our team of Hawaii Portrait photographers are on all three of these beautiful Hawaiian islands. 

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