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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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There was no shortage of bright faces during the Gallaghers’ Oahu Family portraits on Paradise Cove Beach! Celebrating their 50th anniversary, the matriarch and patriarch of this sweet crew flew out to the island to visit their son and his family–of course, they were sure to bring the rest of the fam in tow! And […]

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Capturing Stephanie & Senad’s Maui Elopement Photography was truly unforgettable! We began our session beneath the endless canopy of the Honolua Jungle and ended on the towering cliffs of Ironwoods Beach. And the cherry on top is that this beautiful Special Day was coordinated by an untraditional wedding planner… From the locales to the smaller […]

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Being the Silvas’ Maui family photographer was fun and then some! We met up on Southside Beach, and from the moment the first photo was clicked, this Boston crew was sporting ear-to-ear smiles and clearly just enjoying the moment. And the kids had us giggling away! Striking poses, sticking out tongues, and chasing each other […]

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We traveled to the gentle southside for Ashley & Jesse’s spunky Kauai couples photography. Enclosed by a rocky embankment, Salt Pond Beach is a natural lagoon and the only place in Hawaii where salt is still harvested from natural salt ponds! So, of course, we were sure to make good use of the low tide […]

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The theme was all about tropics and romance for Kelly & Andrew’s Kauai couples portraits. And once again, the island of Kauai has us floating on cloud nine–we can’t stop fan-girling over this locale! With scenery like this, there’s always an opportunity to make photography magic! And speaking of fan-girling, we’re entranced with this bubbly […]

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We’re beyond ecstatic to say that Karma Hill Photography is now offering Couples Portraits on Kauai!! Bewitching lighting, the raw beauty of the tropics, and ocean views far as the eye can see… Kauai is yet another vibrant island that we’re more than honored to focus our lenses on! Not to mention how excited we […]

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The Braungardts decided the Aloha State was the perfect place to celebrate Grandma and Grandpa’s 60th birthdays and capture yet another Hawaii family portrait to hang on their wall! We first had the pleasure of photographing this adorable Missouri family during their visit to Maui five years ago. And we were delighted to learn that […]

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We loved, loved, loved being the Wu family’s photographer on Maui! Hailing from the busy Bay Area, this sweet trio was indulging in the quiet and calm vibe of the island. We met up on the shores of Baldwin beach, which is just a quick drive from where the family was staying in Haiku. Overlooking the […]

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This Maui family portrait on Southside Beach was bursting with smiles! Geoffrey and Haley flew in from Pennsylvania to escape the cold with their seven-month-old son, Landon (Who we’ve appropriately nicknamed “cuteness incarnate”). Family portraits are always special, but they’re especially treasured when they capture young children. They freeze in time a special stage that […]

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Surrounded by coconut palms and wild mesquite, Joan and Gary chose the striking Po’olenalena Beach for the backdrop of their couples portrait in Maui, Hawaii. It was at this very shore that they exchanged their heartfelt wedding vows five years ago. Yet it only took a few minutes hanging out with this gorgeous couple to […]

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We were awestruck with the elegance of this Lahaina Shores Maui Family portrait! This is the first trip to Maui for the Molis family, and we were honored they chose us to help freeze this moment of time into a gorgeous collection of treasured photos. With a home in Iowa, they couldn’t have picked a […]

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Maui Family Portraits

We loved taking Maui Family Portraits for this sweet family! They were celebrating the matriarch of the family’s 75th birthday which also happens to be on New Year’s day! They all live in different parts of the country and came together to Maui for the celebration as well as the holiday festivities. We love that […]

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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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