Frequently Asked Questions
What do I wear?
You must feel great when comes to wardrobe. Colors will accentuate Maui’s vibrancy and white-muted colors offer a clean timeless look. There’s no wrong choice here. The most important thing is to feel great and comfortable in what you wear. Bring multiple wardrobe changes as there is a nearby restroom with a small changing room.
What is included in the Lifestyle session?
45 minute session, I shoot portraits and candids. Two days after our session you will a receive 125+ image gallery, where you can favorite, download, and share! The images are high resolution and are yours to keep. Download them and have them printed anywhere you would like! If you have GoogleDrive or Dropbox you can download direct to either platform.
Do you book weddings and engagement sessions?
Yes! I absolutely love weddings. Elopements and engagements are wonderful moments to be apart of.
What are the COVID-19 precautions you take?
There are a just a few changes to my experience due to the current COVID-19 pandemic to help keep you and everone safe. Current Maui restrictions stipulates we wear our masks until we get down to the beach, away from parking and crowds. Airbnb guidlines requires I provide masks and hand santizier if you need them. And unfortunately, as of right now, I can not provide towels in the very common situation where you have so much fun, you can’t help but jump in the water. I apologize, it’s a BYOT(bring your own towel) situation. There’s a shower nearby to rinse off the sand if you need it. The experience is still very much fun and easy going. But I thank you for your assistance and with luck these guidlines are only momentary.
Maluaka Beach (Airbnb location)
From the jungle lush of Hana to the sunny beaches of Wailea to the lava fields in La Perouse Bay, Maui is visually exciting because of the vast tropical changes that occur on different parts of the island. Our location is on the edge of Maui where the precipitation is low. I had only two rain delays last year and because of Maui’s many microclimates, we traveled to another beach five minutes away, we took some amazing photos and caught a beautiful sunset.
Maluaka also has the beautiful backdrop of Haleakala, Kaho’olawe and the west side of Maui with multiple spots to photograph. Waves crashing against lava rock, a small clearing with coconut trees and a beach at sunset Maluaka has become my go to spot for photo sessions. It also can be more secluded than most beaches at sunset, making it feel as if we have the beach all to ourselves.
When can I expect my gallery?
48 hours after our session you will receive a link to an online gallery where you can download, share and favorite all high resolution images.
Are sessions a group photo shoot?
All sessions are private. Once you book, all remaining spots will be closed off.
Where are you based and do you travel?
I am based in Maui HI and travel all over the U.S. covering events and weddings.
Sunrise vs Sunset
Sunset and sunrise have their own beauty. Sunrise is beautiful because the sky is blue and the west side of Maui is lit up by the sun. Lanai and Kaho'olawe are also visibly clear during sunrise (pending the weather). Sunset has amazing colors and if the sun hits the clouds just right it could be a magical sunset. Both are amazing to photograph. It just comes down to a personal preference on your part.