BLOG

welcome to our

portraits

weddings

by location

by venue

planning tips

by time

home

Sharadin and Michael are over the moon and expecting their first baby, so we were thrilled to capture their glowing smiles with Maui Maternity Photography! We had the joy of capturing Sharadin and Michael’s wedding on Southside beach, and it was a joy to have them once again behind the lens, but this time celebrating […]

read more

The Eshelmans are a blended family of seven, kind of like the Brady Bunch only MUCH cuter! With a daughter going away to college this year and other kids soon to follow, this might be their last big Spring Break celebration as a unit for some time. So the Eshelmans decided to capture the special […]

read more

The Fligingers were looking forward to their first Maui Family Portraits during the soft evening hours. This joyous crew of three visits the island often and loves to capture family photos for keepsakes. For as far back as they can remember, a special little someone has joined them in each session. Get ready to meet […]

read more

We were thrilled to capture Amanda and Wade’s Hawaii Wedding Photography at the King Kamehameha Golf Club. With only a few guests in attendance, soft lighting, and the twinkling sounds of the venue’s waterfall, this Maui ceremony was intimate and lovely. As a blended family, this wedding day signifies more than just a union between […]

read more

For Ilyssa’s Senior Portraits in Hawaii, we adventured to the tropical grounds of Honolua Jungle and tied up the evening with splashy beach photos at DT Fleming. Ilyssa and her family love to visit Maui and view the island as a home-away-from-home. It’s little wonder why she seemed to fit right in with the Aloha […]

read more

What more could you ask for on your intimate day than to be surrounded by Aloha and the sea. Liz and Rick’s Maui Beach Wedding Photography was truly a standout session. With their original wedding plans rescheduled due to the pandemic, Liz and Rick at last said, “I do” with the warm, glistening sands beneath […]

read more

Returning for a ten-year update to their Maui Family Portraits, the Miller Ohana had what felt like four feet of growth between them! We love catching up with our clients over the years, especially when they have kids in tow. Watching our families grow and evolve, yet still have those same charming smiles, is one […]

read more

Cathy and Peter had planned for a forty-four-person dinner party wedding, but with the upstir of 2020, they decided instead to have an intimate island wedding with just the two of them and Peter’s grown children. We were thrilled to help frame their special day with beautiful and lively Maui Wedding Photography! From the beach […]

read more

Luana HueSing-Ammasi is a Real Estate Sales Agent working on the island. To help build mobility with her online presence, Luana wanted professional yet relatable Maui Business Headshots. We’re always up for the task when it comes to helping our community grow and prosper! And with an agent as trustworthy and kind as Luana, we […]

read more

For these very special Couples Portraits in Maui, we brought Kristen, an amazing wedding coordinator for our sister companies Simple Maui Wedding and Simple Oahu Wedding, to the shore of Southside Beach for dreamy photos with her sweet husband Frank. With a vibrant day and a stunning couple dressed to the nines, this session checked […]

read more

The Chew Family’s Maui Beach Portraits were so much fun, they were leaping under the sun! Figuratively and literally! We met up with this amazing crew on Baby Beach’s shore in Lahaina to capture their smiles against the evening’s soft lighting. Having visited the islands at least annually for the last eighteen years, the Chews […]

read more

Nathan knew the time was right to ask KC to marry him, so he reached out to us to help him capture the moment with surprise Maui Proposal Portraits! Manelle, one of our talented staff photographers, hid out on the shore of Polo Beach with a spy-worthy zoom lens and captured all of the sweet […]

read more

Flying in from their hometown of Vegas, the Baird Ohana wanted to capture their special vacation with Maui Family Portraits. Southside beach brought the great weather, we brought the artist’s touch, and the Bairds brought all the sweetness! Follow along for a day filled with sandy splashes and plenty of smiles! The Maui Family Portraits […]

read more

Family Portraits in Maui don’t get much sweeter than this! We adore getting to meet families from all over the world. We love learning about who they are and spending time capturing their smiles on the beach! It’s a job-perk that never gets old! The Panzarini crew is a blended family of three couples. So […]

read more

The Carters have enjoyed yearly Maui vacations for the last eight years and consider the island their “Happy Place.” We were thrilled when they called us up to capture their first set of Maui Family Portraits! With a graduating senior in tow, a marriage on the horizon, and a baby on the way, this is […]

read more

The McFarlanes’ Maui Family Photography was all smiles and sunshine! Right from the get-go, this beautiful blended family was ready to dive into the tropics of the island and simply enjoy the moment! The powder-soft sands of Southside made the perfect playground and the spectacular ocean views glistened in the backdrop. This fun and spunky […]

read more

With Grandma Karen longing to visit Hawaii, a senior about to graduate in the spring, and a sweet-fifteenth birthday to celebrate, it was just the right time for the Oaks to visit the islands and capture some Oahu Family Portraits! Our morning session on the shore of Waimanalo was breezy and tropical with that famous […]

read more

Flying in from Texas with her mom and cousins, Camryn has plenty to celebrate on the island! As she embarks on the end of her high school career, what better way to capture this special transition than with Senior Portrait Photography in Maui? With approval from the Hyatt Regency Resort, we captured stunning shots of […]

read more

Kelly and Dan had planned on a grand Banff wedding, but due to COVID, they shifted gears to an intimate wedding in their hometown followed by a Hawaii vacay and Maui Honeymoon portraits! Our session began beneath the saturated greens of Honolua Jungle and wrapped up against the golden glow of Ironwoods Beach.  It was […]

read more

The secret is out, Jonathan asked Lili the big question! It was our honor to be there to capture the moment with surprise Maui Proposal Portraits! Maui must have sensed something extra special was about to happen because she pulled out all the stops. Glistening ocean, gentle breezes, and a sunset that was fire! But […]

read more

Top 10 Maui Portrait Planning Tips

see them all

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

EV

photographer

tenessa

photographer

kela

photographer

Manelle

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!

kela

photographer

Growing up in Maui Kela (pronounced Kayla) loved being in the ocean and enjoying all the islands have to offer. The beauty of the islands were never taken for granted and she developed her love of photography as a way to capture the natural beauty of her home!

Manelle

photographer

Manelle was born and raised on Maui and has had a passion for photography as long as she can remember. When not behind the camera, she loves all things beauty. Hair and Makeup is another passion and she likes to combine her two passions with photoshoots!

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!

follow your heart...and our instagram feed! 

connect

EMAIL
INFO@KARMAHILL.COM

OFFICE PHONE
808-873-0789

STUDIO LOCATION
WAILUKU, HI

STUDIO HOURS
M-F 9AM-4:30 PM

Maui, Kauai or Oahu Portraits?

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

select yours below:

maui portraits

oahu portraits

kauai portraits