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Once known as the statuesque Kilolani Church, the Rustic Hawaiian Ruins are the newest venue offered by our sister company, Simple Maui Wedding. With ancient hand-hewn coral stones and towering palms, this is the perfect locale for Maui wedding photography that’s rich in Aloha and culture. So we figured why not set up a styled […]

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Maui Couples Portraits Ali & Brandon Oahu Wedding Photography Calista & Eunice Maui Senior Portraits Winnie & James Maui Wedding Photography Mulligan Family Maui Family Portraits Amy & William Maui Wedding Photography Nini & Stephen Maui Wedding Photography Foldy Family Maui Family Portraits Kerameh & Dan Oahu Wedding Photography Taylor & Taylor Maui Wedding Photography […]

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After months of mandatory quarantine and shuttered hotels, we’re happy to learn that beginning on August 1st, 2020, the Hawaii Government will be welcoming visitors who test negative for COVID-19 to our islands! That means more happy clients and more beautiful Hawaii portraits! If you’re planning to have a Hawaii vacation during COVID-19, follow along […]

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It was such a pleasure to capture these incredibly adorable Maui Family Portraits! And before we begin this blog, we’d like to do a special shoutout and say: “Happy birthday, Leo Koa!” Leo Koa just turned 1 a few days ago, and to celebrate, Momma wanted to have this pivotal moment captured with professional photography! […]

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With tourism at a standstill, we felt it was the perfect time to make sweet lemonade out of the bitter COVID-lemons! We teamed up with the wonderful Denise from Lahaina Loft and some of our favorite local vendors to take advantage of the empty Lahaina town and capture stunning styled Maui wedding photography! We look […]

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When you book us for your Hawaii photography, prepare to be flooded with stunning photos of your loved ones against the epic beauty of Hawaii! Once the images come in, it’s time for the fun part – decorating your home with your gorgeous photos! The options are limitless when it comes to adding your stunning […]

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As hard as we try, not every Hawaii family portrait opportunity will be perfect! There will be moments where it’s so windy your hair will cover your smile or your kids will be too excited to stay still for the camera. But it’s moments like these that we as photographers love because real moments bring […]

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Austin came to his senior portraits on Maui with every single pose ready to go! He brought his custom diving spear and Lahainaluna cap with him to represent his best self and his personal journey. Austin’s Maui senior portrait photographer said: “He’s a photogenic spirit and was more than ready to have these professional images […]

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Looking to build a professional portfolio? There’s nothing like a quality headshot or Maui business portrait to set you apart from the competition. With the local economy restarting, now is the perfect opportunity to focus on career goals you may have put on the back-burner. For a limited time, we’re offering professional headshots in Maui […]

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Joanna is a single mother who committed six years to graduate college, and little Azariah just graduated preschool. This was a special occasion for this mother-son duo but after COVID hit, Joanna was devastated she couldn’t celebrate this moment with her family who was planning to fly in to Maui. She was so disappointed that […]

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After Ken & Alyssa’s graduation from Baldwin High School, Ken’s mom gifted these two with their very first Senior portraits on Maui! These shots turned out to be one-part grad celebration photos and one-part couple photo session! We met this awesome young couple during sunset hour at our favorite Upcountry locale: Thompson Road. The purple […]

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On the 23rd and 29th of May, we held our free Maui senior portrait sessions at Sugar Beach Events in Kihei — and it was a HUGE success! The sun was out, the breeze was lively, and our local seniors brought all their awesome energy and brilliant smiles! We loved getting to know you all […]

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During this epidemic and with all the travel restrictions, there’s no place you’d rather call home than our beautiful sunny island of Maui! With limited tourism, it was the perfect time for the Kihei-dwelling Dowell-Brendgards to capture some bright and airy Maui family portraits! David runs the amazing Maui Brewing Company, and Dawn works for […]

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Jayda is celebrating her graduation from Kamehameha High School, and what are the chances that her Maui senior portrait photographer is also a fellow alumni! Cheynice, the artist behind the lens, said that Jayda was a “Hawaiian princess” during the afternoon of their session. Sporting a gorgeous lei po’o (flower crown) and surrounded by the […]

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Corina was almost as excited about this photo shoot as we were! This college senior is graduating from the University of Hawai’i West Oahu, so it was the perfect time to capture such a pivotal milestone with gorgeous senior portraits in Maui, Hawai’i. Corina lives on the island with her beautiful family but had never […]

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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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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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