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June 30, 2020

Hawaii Portrait Photography – What Our Clients Have to Say


With over a decade of capturing Hawaii portrait photography, we’ve had the immense pleasure of framing thousands of smiles and unforgettable moments. Few things compare to the beautiful images of our clients as they share intimate moments and special occasions. But while a picture is worth a thousand words, genuine client reviews are invaluable.

We love hearing from our special clients! And we felt these honest reviews were too beautiful not to share! Scroll down for personal insight into our couples portraits, family portraits, and senior portraits in Hawaii.

Kenzie & Austin

Maui Couples Portraits

Hawaii portrait photography
Karma Hill Photography is definitely the best on the island of Maui. I did lots of google searches to choose the photographers I needed for my shoot. They were the best price for the best quality, they were fast to respond and had lots of availability due to the fact they don’t just have one photographer. I will FOR SURE come back to Maui for my wedding/honeymoon and choose Karma Hill.

Ali & Brandon

Oahu Wedding Photography

Oahu wedding photography
When I discovered Karma Hill Photography, I knew right away that I would be booking them for my wedding on Oahu, and I’m so glad I did. They did an OUTSTANDING job. Jasmine was so easy to work with. She made us feel comfortable during our couples portraits (which is totally NOT our thing). The beach was packed with people, but if you see our photos, it looks like we had our own private beach to ourselves. I can’t wait to design my wedding album with these gorgeous photos!

Calista & Eunice

Maui Senior Portraits

Hawaii portrait photography
Karma Hill Photography did my 17-year-old daughter’s Senior pictures. We were visiting Maui and thought it might be special to have her Senior pictures taken there.

I did my research and was impressed with Karma Hill Photography’s work and online reviews so l booked the session. The booking process was fairly easy, Brooke was very helpful with helping us select the perfect session for my daughter; she chose a sunset session. She also helped us select the perfect location being that it was going to be our first time in Maui. She was always available with quick responses to our inquiries.

The communication was smooth prior to our departure and we received updated and clear instructions up to the photoshoot day of what to expect. Our photographer Tenessa was the sweetest person with a personality that was perfect for our daughter who is mostly very reserved and shy.

The pictures turned out to be more beautiful than we would have imagined and l can see a lot of personality and naturalness well captured in the pictures. I can’t thank Karma Hill Photography enough for making our daughter’s Senior pictures a very memorable and most beautiful experience beyond our wildest dreams.

We will cherish these pictures forever. I would definitely recommend Karma Hill Photography and would be a repeat customer if l need them.

Winnie & James

Maui Wedding Photography

Hawaii portrait photography
It’s been one month since we’ve eloped! Couldn’t have done it anyway better. We are so happy that our elopement team partnered up with Karma Hill Photography. Our photos turned out extremely beautiful and received over the top compliments from all our friends and family. Numerous pictures brought our friends and family to tears. So happy that we’ve got the chance to work with Tenessa at Karma Hill. Best wedding experience ever! It was a hitch! Such a breeze and stress-free. Still gushing over our photos daily. Thank you so much Karma Hill!

Mulligan Family

Maui Family Portraits

Hawaii family photographer
My husband and I took our two sons, their beautiful wives, and our two grandkids to Maui in July. Before the trip, I viewed a lot of various photography websites. I knew I wanted to capture our first family trip to Maui by having professional pictures taken. I really can’t take the credit for choosing Karma Hill. My daughter-in-law sent her favorite… which was Karma Hill Photography. I totally agreed. From the initial booking, pre- photo session, actual photo session, and editing process to final pictures and the office staff were 5 stars. I asked a lot of questions via email and always received an answer to my questions the same day.

Cheynice our photographer made all of us feel relaxed which was reflected in our amazing family photos. She suggested a lot of various poses we wouldn’t have thought of. I can’t wait to use these photos for my Christmas cards this year!!!

Thank you again Cheynice and the fantastic team at Karma Hill photography!
~Mulligan Family

Amy & William

Maui Wedding Photography

Maui wedding photos
Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!!! Our elopement wedding photos are amazing. Karma is so easy to work with and the results are magazine-worthy photos. All of our friends and family are stunned with the photos and say that they look straight out of a movie or bridal magazine ad. When I saw Karma Hill Photography online, I knew this is what we wanted. Within a week she had an adorable blog post about us with a select few photos. That was so special to us!! We were able to share that with our family and friends since we had eloped. It was perfect. I highly recommend and would use Karma Hill Photography again in a heartbeat.

Nini & Stephen

Maui Wedding Photography

Hawaii wedding photography
I cannot describe how blessed at how well my wedding turned out because of such wonderful photographers from Karma Hill Photography. Our coordinator, Simple Maui Wedding, reached out to them for us to have them as our photographers on our wedding day. The process was so easy and they were great to work with.

The photographer, Tenessa, did above and beyond with being our photographer on our special day. There was a last-minute notice to extend the photography session to our reception and Tenessa was so easy to work with. She was flexible and ready to make great shots with little notice. Tenessa was so talented and she knew what shots she wanted to make for our wedding.

The pictures from Tenessa turned out wonderful! We were so happy to have such a good photographer and she made our day so memorable.

It was so easy to communicate with Karma Hill as well. After the wedding, they respond to any of our questions within the next working day. They offer reasonably priced picture packages as well. I definitely recommend this talented photography team for all weddings!

Foldy Family

Maui Family Portraits

Hawaii portrait photography
You guys… I can’t express how much I love Karma Hill and our girl Cheynice.  Buckle up, because I have a lot to share.  

My family and I planned a trip back to Maui this past August.  It would be my first time back to Maui in (cough) too many years…sorry tutu and my first trip to my favorite island with my boys. I had so many amazing memories of Maui from my childhood, I wanted to make sure to share them with my boys.  

We wanted a special reminder from our trip and what better way to do that then hire a professional photographer to capture a sweet memory? From my first email inquiry (thanks Brooke!) where I listed out all of the things I wanted (no buildings, nothing too windy, island or mountains in the background and beautiful colors in the sky…NBD right???)….the team at Karma Hill knew exactly where to send us. Our beach, southside, was about an hour+ from Kapalua (the traffic through Lahina SUCKS), but worth the drive.

I swear, we’re not high maintenance people, but I knew what I wanted. They went above and beyond any photographers I’ve ever worked with by offering up suggestions for professional hair and make-up, an island concierge service who would be more than happy to help you navigate planning a special trip for your family (amazing service if you’ve never been to Maui before) AND, obviously most important…tips on wardrobe.  Seriously people, read their blog about what to wear and what not to wear.  Some people love matchy matchy, but they wrote a lovely piece on how to make it flow…totally worth a read…like a few times.  

The communication couldn’t have been any better…directions to beaches in Hawaii can get a little funny.  “Look for the port-o-potty” as your landmark.  Ps…that’s been the landmark FOREVER.

The day of our shoot couldn’t have been more perfect…I mean it was like someone from Karma Hill called up Al Roker at NBC and was like “yo, make it perfect, k?”.  Light breeze, very few clouds in the sky, and the colors!!! Our family…as I’m sure most families with little children are…is a little like herding goats.  My 4-month-old was a little tired and probably a little hangry, and while I was like “solider on peeps”, our AMAZING photographer, Cheynice, suggested we give our little dude a break a few times.  She wasn’t in a rush so why not take our time to make our little happy? While I nursed little dude, my oldest (4yrs) was super curious about the photography gear and what she was shooting…like he basically wanted to be Peter Lik (look him up).  Cheynice was so patient with him and even helped him set up a shot and shoot. The photos she shot of my husband and oldest capture their personalities to a T. We’re not the posey types…we like to live our best lives in front of the camera by goofing off and running around…yes, even in a dress, but our posed photos were beautiful..totally holiday card, yearbook worthy.  

We ended the evening with the sky on fire.  The kind of sunset that we all hope to capture in a family photo.  It was like Cheynice ordered it just for us.  While other photographers on the beach (not with Karma Hill BTW) stuck to a tight timeline and bailed…Cheynice went with the flow and caught that beautiful sunset. Thanks, tita!  The next time we head to Maui…we’re calling up Karma Hill and scheduling a photoshoot with them again.  Cheynice… hope you’re ready to watch our boys grow up.  I promise we’ll try to keep munch from eating the sand again.
If I haven’t convinced you to book Karma Hill….you’re probably dead inside and should resign yourself to a photo booth at the shops in Wailea. Maui, Cheynice, and Karma Hill truly are nō ka ‘oi.
~Foldy Family

Kerameh & Dan

Oahu Wedding Photography

Oahu wedding photographer
Mike is LEGIT wonderful! He made us feel comfortable, we laughed and had fun during our photo session. He’s done his research and if you don’t know exactly what you want, he is happy to show you popular options that he’s put together! Our pictures are beautiful, they captured every moment and more importantly the intimate moments we didn’t even realize they were photographing. EVERYTHING you would hope for in a photographer and company!

Taylor & Taylor

Maui Wedding Photography

Maui portrait photography
We could not have been happier with our experience with Karma Hill or the final photos we received. Our wedding day was 30mph winds + rain for a majority of the time + Karma Hill took their time to make sure our photos were amazing while still getting sooooo many images in the time allotted. We were worried after our wedding that the pictures may not turn out because it was SO windy + rainy but when we got them back + went through them you couldn’t even tell, except for maybe a handful (which is to be expected). We got an incredible variety + excellent quality. We highly recommend the Karma Hill team for your wedding (or otherwise) photography needs.

We’d like to send a big mahalo to all of our amazing clients! Capturing your Hawaii portrait photography is what makes our profession so incredible. If you’re planning your own Hawaii portrait photography, come check out our Top 10 Maui Portrait Planning Tips.

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Karma Hill is the owner of Karma Hill Photography, Simple Maui Wedding, Simple Oahu Wedding, and Simple Hawaii Wedding, marking a significant presence in the Hawaii wedding community since 2007. With a wealth of experience and a vast collection of informative posts on weddings and photography in Hawaii, Karma Hill offers unparalleled expertise. Explore the world of photography and wedding planning across Hawaii by visiting Karma's websites.

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