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.

2018 Highlight – The Family Beach Portrait

2014 – Another Maui Family Portrait (on a world-class beach, during a stunning sunset)

Once in a while a family will come back to Maui after several years and we’ll do a Maui family portrait photo shoot. And, so it happened this year, 2018. Four years ago we spent a good time at scenic beach taking pictures; then, this year, we did it again. Same beach, different sunset, different clouds, the sand has moved a bit. Everybody is 4 years older. It’s an interesting comparison, the passage of time….

The above picture is from 2014, the bottom picture this year, 2018.


2013 – Family Portrait of the Year

Maui family portrait

Yeah, hard to choose one family portrait image in a year of many stand out images in many collections of a Maui family portrait session. This image was actually two families, close friends, visiting Maui form the mainland. Everybody was happy, and the sunset sky was on fire. A lot of factors go into a good image; location, of course, attitude, apparel, stance, posture, gaze. But, what might make a good image a stand out image is the atmosphere of the location, which is often dependent upon weather and time. Half an hour earlier, or later, and this image may not have made the cut. If the clouds were more, or less, prevalent, it might not have made the cut. But, many of the factors were present, and so here we have 2013 Maui Family Portrait of the Year. 


The 2009 Maui Family Portrait Choice

Every photo shoot session with a family yields several hundred images; of those images, well over several dozen are selected and edited to be part of the final collection. With over 12 families to choose from during 2009, there are some difficult choices as to which one I personally find the best. The below picture struck me as different because of the attire. Although many families will color coordinate their attire, very few dawn matching outfits. So, here we have the 2009 Maui Family Portrait choice…..

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Family Portrait Editing – The Hard Choices

When you have over several dozen ‘keepers’ and trying to decide which of the keepers are real keepers, and then which one(s) deserve to be printed, or shared, is a difficult choice. As finished product from a family portrait photo shoot session, I often provide a host of images, usually well over several dozen, from which to choose the ones YOU really like.  You have the digital files for them all, so can print whichever one(s) you like, at what ever size you like, at cost to you from your favorite store or lab. And yet, there are going to be some you like more than others, and some others like more than you. Choosing which to put aside and which to keep as keepers is part of family portrait editing – the hard choices. And those hard choices I leave to you within the collection of images from Maui Island Portraits. Looking back to the beginning of Maui Island Portraits in 2008, in which year there were few family portrait sessions, I found an image out of about 100 I like, that I would say is the one standout image of that year.  It is representative of what we provided in 2008. Wait till you see 2009’s choice(s), out of several hundred.

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