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


A Romantic Photo Shoot

One of the fun activities for couples to do while on Maui is a romantic photo shoot at one of Maui’s world-class beaches during sunset. Here, Allesandro and Raluca, celebrating her birthday, and their time together on this magic isle of Maui, took some time to capture these, and more, memorable keepsake images. A romantic photo shoot activity is fun with a take home product, ie, the digital images,which are theirs to keep, they can enjoy for a lifetime.

A Romantic Photo Shoot at Kamaole III Beach Park During Sunset

A romantic photo shoot on a Maui beach




Family Portraits at Kamaole III Beach Park

Kamaole III Beach Park in Kihei, Maui, is a large, delightful family friendly place with swings, barbecue pits, picnic tables, restrooms and showers, a large grassy area, a stand of ironwood trees and, of course, a world class beach with lava rock outcroppings. It is a great place to hang out, play games, relax, swim, and…..create some really nice family portrait photography here on Maui. Kamaole III is one of two other beaches, II and I, which together form one lengthy beach but separated by rocky points. Charley Young beach adds a fourth little stretch to the western edge of Kam I. For good reason, this is area is very popular with both visitors and residents.



Remember Romance

Romance is more than those endorphic positive perceptions and emotions we have; it is an archetype, a blueprint. Traditionally, romance leads to children, family and an ever expanding circle of social engagement. Romance which is the first stage in a long process of growing inclusions, from one person, the significant other, to children, family connections, social participation. Romance is the initial stage of a process which expands inclusion; as such, it can be considered part of a spiritual path. Yet, romance tends to fade in favor of other, equally important, factors of growing inclusion. But, romance, as an arechetype, as a blueprint, remains in the psyche and portrait photography like this can serve to remember that foundation.

What Is The Best Camera To Have On Maui?

What is the best camera to have? The one you have. Seriously, in today’s world you can have a cell phone and take some pretty nice pictures around Maui. If you are a bit more serious, you’ll want a camera with interchangeable lenses. That means you can use a telephoto lens, which is good for sports, like surfing, of which there is plenty on Maui to shoot; or you can use a wide angle lens which is good for scenic landscapes and coastal pictures, of which there is plenty on Maui to shoot. Today’s modern zoom lenses cover a lot of ground going from moderate wide angle to telephoto in one lens with excellent qualty. Point and shoot cameras are usually compact, with a built in zoom lens, and can provide some very decent quality. Camera brand isn’t nearly as important as features any particular model has that appeals to you. In the end, especially for social media sharing on the web, you would probably not be able to tell if a picture was taken with a $6000 camera and lens or a cell phone camera. However, one camera that is a lot of fun to have on Maui is a waterproof and/or underwater camera which you take with you into the ocean and get pictures like this:

Hawaiin Green Sea Turtle