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Gorgeous sun kissed Maui Family Portraits by the Karma Hill Photography Team

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This calm and gentle shore is located just a walk away from the shops on Front Street. Named Baby Beach because of its protective reef and placid waters, we adore this Maui portrait beach location — especially for those with little ones! Read on and we’ll highlight all the details that make Baby Beach the […]

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Easily overlooked, Kanaha Beach is located just minutes away from Kahului Airport. Portrait locations on Maui don’t get more convenient than this! Whether you’re planning your session the day you arrive or the day you say “a hui hou,” this Maui gem is sure to fill you with the Aloha spirit. Follow along and we’ll […]

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Southside Beach is one of our all-time favorite Maui portrait locations. With a long white sand beach speckled with rocks and palms, this beautiful locale offers a quintessential “Hawaii” look. Read on for a detailed look at this spectacular spot! We’ve scouted only the best Maui portrait locations, so you can feel confident that your […]

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Located on the North Shore, Baldwin Beach is a popular destination for visitors and locals alike. With a seemingly endless stretch of white sand and a spectacular view of the West Maui Mountains, Maui portrait locations don’t get much better than this. Follow along and we’ll explore what makes Baldwin Beach so unforgettable. Why choose […]

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One of the spectacular things about our job is that we get to meet the most amazing people — and we get to meet them at all of our favorite Maui portrait locations like Polo Beach! This locale is a beautiful stretch of white sand in the luxurious town of Wailea. Read on to find […]

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If you’re looking for Maui beach portrait locations that highlight all of the beauty of the tropics, then look no further than Maluaka Beach! This Maui gem features a stretch of golden sands as far as the eye can see. Follow along and we’ll detail out what makes this spot truly spectacular! We’ve hand-selected this […]

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Our list of favorite locations for Maui portraits just wouldn’t be complete without the epic scenery of Ironwoods! Rustic to the core, this beach is unparalleled in its striking backdrops. Keep reading for all the details on what makes Ironwoods beach a standout Maui portrait location! After glancing over these photos, it may come as […]

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Maui portrait locations don’t get much better than Lahaina Shores. This Maui gem is right in the heart of Lahaina Town and sits in front of the beautifully designed 505 Front Street. Follow along and we’ll review why Lahaina Shores is on our list of the all-time best beaches for portraits! Lahaina Shores is one […]

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Po’olenalena Beach is one of those portrait locations on Maui that you have to see to believe. With glistening golden sand and vivid aquamarine waters, this beach has everything tropical dreams are made of! Keep reading for all the details on what makes Po’olenalena truly spectacular. With lava rock embankments and leggy palms, there’s a […]

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During sunset hour, we had the immense pleasure of capturing Saesha’s Maui senior portraits at Thompson Road. The day was both cloudy and sunny and made for the perfect dramatic backdrop for this epic senior! Saesha is an aspiring actress with a long list of performances to her name. This King Kekaulike alumni practically glows! […]

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We love it when clients return, especially if they have kids! We had the immense pleasure of capturing family portraits on Maui for the Cortez family four years ago, and we were so excited to see how their family has grown! This fam knows how to have fun. There was no limit to the great […]

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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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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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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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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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The Hagermans flew in from Arizona for their family portrait in Maui. This was the kids’ first trip to the island, so they wanted to document the special moment with a collection of beautiful photos that showed off their awesome personalities and spunk! The shores of Baby Beach set the stage, and its name says […]

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The mother-daughter bond is nothing short of magical, so it seems only fitting that we captured the connection of the Freeman girls with a set of elegant and enchanting magical portraits on Maui. This powerful trio lives and breathes adventure: they’ve already been to the Haleakala creator (for sunrise AND sunset), they’ve learned to surf, […]

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When two families come together and share their special Maui beach portrait session, some truly fun moments are sure to be created! There were almost as many spectacular Maui backdrops as there were smiles with the Carlisle & Hannant crew! The island of Maui is a favorite vacation spot for these awesome families. So, of […]

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Moorea, one of our amazing Maui family photographers, had a blast with the Hayes’ beach portraits! In fact, she had so many wonderful things to say, that we figured we’d let her recap all the fun details! Follow along for an insightful peek into one of our very special Karma Hill Photography sessions! From 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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