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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Let’s Trash The Dress on Maui!

Yep; that was the decision, let’s trash the dress on Maui. It’s a fun experience and capturing this relatively rare activity in camera can make for some happy memories years down the road.

trash the dress on maui, completed

We did it. Trash the dress on Maui is now a memory, a fond and fun memory….

2017 Highlights

2017 Highlights is an audio-visual slideshow compilation of the year’s individual, couple and family portraits.


Happy Family Sunset Portraits on Maui

What is fun? Happy moments? Happy moments happen, often; we capture a lot of them during our sunset family photo shoots. Happy family sunset portraits on Maui is a great way to remember fun moments; to look at one, or some, of the images we captured during out time together, and remember, and smile, and feel happy…

“Oh my goodness…These pictures are incredible!! Thank you so much for capturing our family in the beautiful Maui sunset. You’ve done an amazing job & I can’t thank you enough for the memories you captured. These pics make me want to be back that Maui beach!” – Jill B., and family, 1/2/18.

That Maui beach is Kamaole III Beach Park, in south Kihei. It is a very scenic location, ideal for happy family sunset portraits on Maui.


Happy Family Sunset Portraits on Maui


Fun Family Portraits on a Maui Beach at Sunset

Family portraits on a Maui beach is often a fun experience. We not only have time to enjoy the scenery, the sunset, the warm air, the sky, the sand, and talk story together, we also capture elegant images in the camera, which you then receive as a digital file which are yours to keep and from which you can print and share as you like. A family portrait session takes about an hour. Every sunset is different, making your photo shoot session one of a kind.

Taking some attitude makes for fun family portraits on a Maui beach at sunset

family portraits on a maui beach