About us

Aloha and welcome! We are Michelle and Johnny- we are both photographers, explorers and ocean enthusiasts. We met here in Maui, fell in love and then traveled the world before returning home to this tropical paradise. Our adventurous nature allows us to view the world from unique perspectives and our romantic hearts draw us to capture the raw and authentic moments for you and your loved ones.

The story of a photographer

Our philosophy at Lokahi is defined by our name – to create a feeling of connection and oneness. We bring positive energy and a quiet enthusiasm that allows you and your loved ones to feel comfortable in front of the camera so that we can capture those intimate moments that you will cherish forever.

Whilst we haven’t always been photographers – our experience in other fields has certainly added to our skill sets behind the lens. Michelle is also a boat captain, entrepreneur and freediving instructor. Johnny is a world renowned freediver, instructor and underwater photographer. Guiding people through stressful situations and keeping calm under pressure are traits that we have both acquired; traits that can be very useful when working with this line of work!

Our work has been seen in print and graced the cover’s in magazines such as the Rolling Stone Magazine and Oceanographic magazine.

Based on 149 reviews
Kilee Loveridge
Kilee Loveridge
We had such a great experience with Michelle! We had a big group with little kids & Michelle was so kind & patient with us.
Vicki Petersen
Vicki Petersen
Our experience with Michelle could not have been better! She made us feel so comfortable, found wonderful locations for our photos and edited them beautifully. She truly captured the most beautiful memories of our very favorite place. Thank you, Lokahi Photography, for our priceless photos. We can't recommend you enough!
Michelle LeRoy
Michelle LeRoy
We scheduled last minute and Michelle was so informative, accommodating, and amazing with our group of 12. We also received our digital picture album in less than 2 weeks from the session and the quality and variety of pictures was fantastic. I'd highly recommend Lokahi Photography to anyone looking for great photography session while in Maui.
Danielle Roesch
Danielle Roesch
Such a great time having family photos taken while in paradise. They made it easy and convenient while offering up beautiful options on locations. I can't wait to see how they came out
Allison Budd
Allison Budd
Absolutely amazing photos! Michelle is incredibly talented and did a fantastic job - highly recommended if you’re in Maui!
Ken & Chelsey Okonek
Ken & Chelsey Okonek
Absolutely wonderful experience!
Jen W
Jen W
I highly recommend Lokahi Photography. We were in Maui to celebrate my parents turning 70. I had originally tried to schedule with Flytographer and was unimpressed that no one would accommodate my group of 10. I'm so glad I found Lokahi. Their online photo gallery impressed me and they were easy to book with. The owner even called me personally to confirm my booking and better understand our special occasion. The photo shoot was a breeze and Johnny captured some truly stunning photos of my family. Thank you Lokahi for these wonderful photos.
Jessica Gurley
Jessica Gurley
Beautiful photos! We do family portraits every year so I am well versed on what makes a good photographer. Michelle nailed it. She helped with small details like hand placements, hair fixes, angles, and the little things that can make a photo go from good to great. I was very impressed because there have been times, when I have had to look at the back of the camera, adjust my family, and give notes to elevate the photo that the photographer either did not see or wasn't confident enough to provide direction. Loved the experience. 10/10.
Thomas Gregar
Thomas Gregar
Michelle was wonderful! She made the morning shoot a breeze especially with little ones! Communication was great and even gave us recommendations of things to do in Maui!! Would highly recommend using this company!


Johnny is one half of our dynamic duo. Originally from New Zealand, Johnny has been a photographer for more than ten years. Career highlights include front page images and main articles for Rolling Stone and Oceanographic Magazines.

Johnny brings a relaxed, light hearted approach to his shoots whilst maintaining a sharp and artistic eye for detail and composition. His warm, relaxed demeanour will help put you at ease in front of the camera.


Johnny from Lokahi Photography Maui


The other half of our dynamic is the ever vibrant Michelle. Originally from Arizona, she has called Maui home for more than ten years. Michelles experience in the wedding industry extends beyond photography- she has also worked with some of Maui top wedding planners putting together some of the finest events in the islands.

Michelle brings fun and positivity to her shoots. Her warm heart and smile will have you feeling your best self, where smiles and laughter flow with ease. Whether it’s with sandy feet or in your finest threads, Michelle will add a little touch of magic to your special occasion.

Michelle from Lokahi Photography Maui


Meet Nick, a Hawaii-based photographer and filmmaker who loves to capture the world’s beauty through his lens. Nick has been a professional photographer and film maker for close to ten years, capturing couples and family portraits, weddings and elopements in Oahu’s most incredible beaches and landscapes.

His passion for photography has accompanied him beneath the oceans surface where he loves to explore and capture the underwater world. He spends much of his spare time free diving and photographing sharks, chasing colorful schools of fish and chilling with curious sea turtles. If you’re lucky enough to catch him out of the water, you’ll find him wrangling his two young kids and dreaming up his next big shot!

Michelle from Lokahi Photography Maui


Meet Carena, a professional photographer with more than 20 years of experience. She is based in Kaua’i and has been living in the Hawaiian Islands for more than 10 years. She enjoy’s capturing breathtaking destination weddings, romantic sunsets, big waves, and dreamy photography under the sea. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in photojournalism, sports media, graphic design, and film photography from the University of Hawai’i. She has had her work published in print with ASG and Surfer Magazines.

She loves to tell the story of your session, capturing genuine moments and candid interactions, with a few posed close-ups in-between. The end result is a romantic collection of beautiful candid and posed portraits you’ll want to put on your wall!

Michelle from Lokahi Photography Maui

Reach Us


44 Pakani Pl
Makawao, HI 96768

(+1) 808-269-9087
(+1) 808-464-2065

Office Hours:
Mon - Son 6:30AM-10PM



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