Maui family photography is a wonderful vacation activity with a valuable take away product. Using some of the best locations on Maui as the setting, you will be very pleased with the experience and the results.

Family Portraits at Kapalua

Kapalua, on the far west side of Maui, above Lahaina, offers a very nice location for family portraits. D.T. Fleming Beach Park is scenic, with the added feature of a lava rock outcropping known as Dragon’s Teeth. Sharp outcroppings of rock appear as a row of incisors and make for a stunning backdrop. At sunset this little peninsula of rock  can be breathtaking. The beach park also offers a pleasing area of ironwood trees and a little river which can make for a nice family portrait setting.

Family Portraits at Kapalua – D.T. Fleming Beach Park

family portraits at Kapalua


Family of 9 Portraits on a Maui Beach at Sunset

Large families, categorized as such at Maui Island Portraits as a group of 7-10 (+), can be particularly challenging, and fun; it’s a pleasant time to be at the beach and enjoy the sunset, talk story and capture some planned images, of the family. A family of 9 portraits on a Maui beach at sunset results in more than one image. The collection of images in a full set is usually well over several dozen. It can be hard to pick out the few very most favorite, which may differ from person to person in the family. This post showcases 6 images from the collection.

A family of 9 portraits on a Maui beach at sunset….

A family of 9 portraits on a Maui beach at sunset


Senior Portraits as part of Family Portraits


Including senior portraits for high school students as part of a family portrait package is easy and does not cost anything extra. I typically take a few individual shots of family members anyway, so why not add a few more specialty shots, such as senior portraits, especially while on Maui! So, here we have a lovely family of 4 on a Maui vacation, with the young lady graduating at the end of this school year. Can I include some senior portraits? Sure, love to….And, here we are, with a beautiful collection of family portrait images, along with some senior portraits that others in her graduating class probably won’t be able to match…..


Senior portraits can be part of family portraits at Maui Island Portraits

senior portraits can be part of family portraits at Maui Island Portraits


The Family Together on Maui

The family together on Maui is a special time. Sometimes, grandparents don’t live nearby, visiting is kind of rare, maybe a few times a year, maybe less. For the parents, talking with their parents, on the phone, is more common. Even for the grandchildren, talking on the phone is not uncommon. But, that’s not quite the same as being together. And being together on Maui makes it that much more memorable, and fun. Of course, family portraits are a really good idea, and what better place for family portraits on Maui than one of its world-class beaches at sunset!

The family together on Maui at Kamaole III Beach Park

The family together on Maui at Kamaole III Beach Park

A Parade of Fathers

A parade of fathers is an audio visual slidshow compilation of family portrait images showcasing father’s and their sons and daughters. As suggested in a previous post, A Parade of Mothers, Father’s Day is too paltry an acknowledgment of what fathers really do, day in, day out, month after month, year after year. What does it mean to be a father, as distinct from a parent? What is the father’s role in the family, in society, as a human being?

Fatherhood, and motherhood, are two of the most significant archetypes in transpersonal psychology. The views, beliefs, values and responsibilities of this role, as father, is steeped in human history. Every people, every culture, throughout human time, has fathers, and mothers; fathers have had significant roles to play, most notably protection and provision. Interestingly, the function of those roles is based largely on perception. If there is a perception of danger, or of scarcity, then protection and provision take on ways and means very different than if the perception is one of safety and abundance.

Symbolically, the father is the one who takes us farther. The farther father; further along the journey towards a better understanding of protection and provision; to a new world, a new consciousness. Understanding is very much needed in today’s world of apparent danger and seeming scarcity.

Let us grow farther towards understanding…..


A Parade of Fathers

A parade of fathers