North & Central


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Portrait Locations

kihei, wailea, & makena

South Maui Beaches

in makena, south of wailea. best for mornings or sunset.

Southside Beach

- Undeveloped Beach, No hotels or condos
- Beach Grass, Large Trees
- Good For morning or sunset sessions
- Uncrowded
- Long White Sand Beach, black lava rock on both sides

* This is Karma's favorite Portrait location in South Maui 

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Polo Beach fronts the Fairmont Kea Lani Hotel and Polo Beach Club condos in Wailea. Best For Mornings or Sunset.

Polo Beach

- Long Sandy Beach
- Natural Lava Rock Formations
- Palm Trees
- Easy access and large parking lot
 -Restroom Facilities

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pa'ia & kahului

North & Central Maui Beaches

This is a little cove beach that fronts the world famous Mama's Fish House in Paia, on Maui's North Shore. With blue water, and loads of palm trees it is a beautiful portrait location!

Mama's Fish House Beach

- Rocks on one side of the beach
- Great for Morning Only 
- No restrooms or showers
- Lots of Palm Trees

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Kanaha Beach is in Central Maui near the Cruise ship port. It is a tucked away beach off the beaten path that most visitors to Maui never find. It is ideal on weekdays. You can't go wrong with this unique location.

Kanaha Beach

- White Sand and Aqua Water
- Some Palm trees
- Large green grassy area
- Some rocks
- Colorful Canoe Club Building
- Great for morning or sunset sessions

**The sun sets behind the West Maui Mountains making for soft pastel sunset skies.
*This is Karma's Favorite Location for Family Portraits

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I love this beach! Baldwin Beach is on Maui's North Shore next to the fun beach town of Paia.

Baldwin Beach

- Looooooong white sand beach
- Mountain views of the West Maui Mountains
- Amazing aqua blue water
- Shady areas with trees
- Restrooms/Showers
- Almost always uncrowded
- Great for morning sessions
- The sun does not set over the water at this beach, but it does set over the mountains which makes really beautiful sky and lighting.
- Only downside is this beach can be a bit windy at times.

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West Maui Beaches

This West Maui beach is on Lower Honoapiilani road 10 minutes north of Kaanapali and 15 minutes north of Lahaina

Ironwoods Beach, Kapalua

-Dramatic cliffs
-Lava rocks
-Best for sunset sessions
-Can be windy 
-White sand, super blue ocean
-Usually very empty beach

*$50.00 travel fee to this location

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Baby Beach is in West Maui off of Front Street. It is named Baby Beach because it's calm reef protected waters are perfect for little ones. If you have a child that may be afraid of the waves or want to have a small child standing or splashing in the water, this is the perfect beach! 

Baby Beach

- Long Beach
- Great for Morning or Sunset Sessions
- Great Sunsets
- No restrooms or showers
- Beach can be narrow on high tide days

*$50.00 travel fee to this location

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This West Maui beach is conveniently located between Lahaina and Kaanapali. Morning sessions bring bright blue water with views of outer islands and sunsets are fantastic at this location.

Wahikuli Beach Park

- Long sandy beach
- Grassy area, palm trees
- Rock formations
- Usually uncrowded
- Good for mornings and sunsets
 - Restrooms and foot showers

*$50.00 travel fee to this location

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This West Maui beach is located in Lahaina just off Front Street and the 505 Front Street shopping complex.

Lahaina Shores

- Lots of palm trees
- Rustic rock wall 
- Fun "Jimmy Buffett" beach town feel to the beach
- Great sunsets
- Can be crowded in peak season

$50.00 travel fee to this location

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