West Maui Photographer

Welcome to our portrait photography sessions in the Lahaina, Ka’anapali and Kapalua area of Maui

Professional Photographer on West Maui

We offer high-quality and professional photography services for families and couples looking to capture their special moments in beautiful Maui. We pride ourselves on our ability to capture the essence of our clients, bringing out their unique personalities and emotions in every photo. Our portrait photography sessions are designed to create lasting memories that you and your loved ones can cherish for years to come. 

Our Approach

We believe that the best portraits are those that are natural, candid, and spontaneous. That’s why we take a relaxed and friendly approach to our photography sessions, allowing you to be yourselves and enjoy the moment.

We will work with you to understand your vision and preferences to ensure that we capture the perfect shot. We like to combine both candid and guided images in our sessions to give you the best of both worlds- the guided/posed images are often the ones that you will want printed and framed on the wall but when you are looking back on your memories – it’s the candid moments that really stand out!

Our Services

We offer a range of portrait photography services to meet the unique needs of our clients.

Some of our most popular services include:

Best Locations for Photo Sessions in West Maui

West Maui serves as an ideal canvas for photo sessions, renowned for its natural beauty and diverse landscapes. Each location brings its own unique charm and opportunities for unforgettable photos.

DT Flemmings Beach is perfect for all occasions and for those seeking a more secluded atmosphere. Easy access for all ages and mobility levels.

Honolua Bay is a majestic location with dreamy jungle vibes. A romantic setting to create memories for a lifetime.

Ironwoods/Oneloa Beach stands out with its magnificent rock formations and white sand beach.

Ka’anapali Beach is home to many of West Maui’s resorts. Whilst we highly recommend joining us at DT Flemmings or Ironwoods beaches to escape the crowds, if that’s not possible we can come to you and shoot you on your hotel property.

DT Flemmings Beach

DT Flemmings Beach is great for all occasions but especially for family portraits for families of all sizes. It offers a diverse array of backdrops including Tropical garden settings, Palm trees, Rocky cliffs, Cook pine trees, Ocean views and a large sandy beach.

DT Flemming’s consistently has beautiful sunsets with dreamy Hawaiian skies. This location is great for people of all ages and mobility levels.

Ka’anapali Beach

Ka’anapali beach may very well be near to where you are staying but is not available for commercial photography. If you are staying at a hotel in Kaanapali we can come to you and shoot on your hotel property however we always recommend shooting away from the hustle and bustle at one of the beaches listed above. This way we can escape the crowds and you can have your photos taken all the way down to the shoreline.

Our team of experienced photographers are passionate about delivering exceptional service and creating stunning portraits that you’ll cherish for a lifetime. We use state-of-the-art equipment and techniques to ensure that your photos are of the highest quality.

Ironwoods/Oneloa Beach

Ironwoods/Oneloa Beach is great for most occasions but is our favourite for elopements, intimate couples photography sessions and smaller family portrait shoots. It is a stunning and dramatic white sand beach with tall rocky cliffs towering above each end of the bay. The tall cliffs make for an incredible backdrop and offer dramatic views of distant islands and deep blue seas when you stand above them.

Other backdrops include tall sand dunes with wild tussock grasses, palm trees and a picturesque boardwalk . This location can be a little challenging(but certainly not impossible) if anyone in your party has mobility issues- if that is the case we would recommend either additional time or an alternative venue such as DT Flemmings beach.

Honolua Bay

Honolua Bay is a majestic location that is great for couples portrait sessions. It is a unique and magical rainforest that is truly dear to our hearts. Our photo sessions here compliment our beach photography sessions perfectly- combining the two captures the best of what Maui has to offer and gives you a diverse range of images- ocean blues, forest greens, sandy beaches and colourful sunset skies.

Book Your Photography Session in West Maui Today!

Family Photography in Kapalua with Lokahi Photography

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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!

Meet Lokahi Photography

Aloha! We are a husband and wife team based on the beautiful island of Maui, servicing all of the Hawaiian islands and beyond. With romantic hearts and adventurous spirits we bring a calm, positive energy with us to each and every shoot. We specialize in Couples and Family portraiture including Elopements, Weddings, surprise Engagements, Honeymoon, Maternity and Family groups of all sizes. We also shoot Commercial events and Real estate photography.

As adventurers- we have naturally explored our island home of Maui to the full extent and found the most beautiful locations for photoshoots. We do not limit ourselves to the same location day in and day out but rather we can suggest locations to suit your needs, location, timing and budget.

We have had the front cover of Rollingstone and Oceanographic Magazines, featured in Mine Magazine and have more than a decade of experience in the photography business. We put our heart and soul into creating timeless, authentic images that you will cherish forever.

Join us on the beach in Maui barefoot in the sand. Stress free, fun and laid back. Let Lokahi Photography capture your time together in Maui.

Michelle from Lokahi Photography Maui
Michelle from Lokahi Photography Maui

We proudly serve the Hawaiian islands

Lokahi Photography is a premier wedding, elopement and portrait photography company that proudly serves the Hawaiian islands, capturing the breathtaking beauty of South, West, and North Maui, as well as the enchanting landscapes of Oahu and Kauai.

Specializing in capturing the essence of love and celebration, Lokahi Photography is committed to providing couples and families with timeless and breathtaking images that tell the unique story of their special day. With a team of skilled and passionate photographers, they are dedicated to creating stunning wedding galleries and portraits that reflect the natural beauty of the Hawaiian islands while highlighting the individual personalities of their clients.

Whether against the backdrop of Maui’s lush landscapes or the vibrant scenery of Oahu and Kauai, Lokahi Photography brings a blend of creativity and professionalism to every wedding, elopement and portrait session, ensuring cherished memories that will last a lifetime.

Over 10 years of experience as a photographer in West Maui

We are driven to create images that will stand the test of time, we put our heart and soul into each project to create unique and soulful memories.

Reach Us


44 Pakani Pl
Makawao, HI 96768

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

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



Lahaina - Ka'anapali - Kapalua
Wailea - Kihei
Paia - Wailuku

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