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We're husband and wife who formed our Love + Water Photography team on Maui in 2014. Since then we've created a series of weddings and sessions from the land + sea, drawing inspiration from the gorgeous colors of Maui sunrises and sunsets.



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Capturing the Magic: Unforgettable Maternity Photoshoots in Maui

Experience the magic of motherhood against the breathtaking backdrop of Maui’s picturesque landscapes. Welcome to the world of unforgettable maternity photoshoots in Maui, where the beauty of the island blends seamlessly with the joy and anticipation of pregnancy.

Sunset beach maternity portrait captured on maui featuring woman in brown bikini getting splashed by the waves

Immerse yourself in the serenity of golden sunsets and pristine beaches as you create timeless memories with your growing bump. Our team of expert photographers specializes in capturing the ethereal glow and radiance that expectant mothers possess. From the gentle embrace of the ocean waves to the vibrant hues of a cloudless sunset, we curate artistic yet fun compositions that celebrate your foray into life’s next chapter.

On Maui, every photoshoot is as unique as the journey of motherhood itself. Whether you prefer an intimate beachfront shoot at sunrise or an epic sunset with your toes in the sand, our team will bring your vision to life. We understand the importance of capturing your authenticity, genuine moments of connection, and the individuality of your story.

Celebrate this precious chapter of your life with a maternity photoshoot in Maui. Let us capture the magic that will be cherished for generations to come.

Woman with long black hair wearing a bright blue maternity gown stands head-to-head with her husband on the shoreline in Hawaii during their love and water photoshoot in Maui

Why choose Maui for a maternity photoshoot

Maui, with its stunning natural beauty and tranquil atmosphere, is the perfect setting for a memorable maternity photoshoot. Its idyllic beaches provide a backdrops that will make your photos truly enchanting.

One of the reasons why Maui is a top choice for expectant mothers is its year-round warm climate. With pleasant temperatures and abundant sunshine, especially in Kihei/Wailea, you can plan your photoshoot without worrying about the weather. If it does come through, our team will keep an eye on it for you and we often just have to move a mile or two down the road. Whether you envision yourself in a flowing gown against swaying palms or in a dreamy sunset silhouette on the beach, Maui offers the perfect natural backdrop to emphasize your glow.

Best locations for maternity photoshoots in Maui

Maui boasts an array of stunning locations that will elevate your maternity photoshoot to new heights. Here is a rundown of the two main locations our team photograph Maternity sessions on Maui:

1. Wailea and South Maui: This pristine area offers a vast expanse of golden sand and, with the right conditions, inviting waters. Outcrops of lava rock coupled with powerful waves create a picturesque backdrop that embodies the essence of Maui.

2. Kapalua Bay and West Maui: While we are based in Wailea, many of our clients stay in West Maui and prefer not to take the drive down – that’s ok! Our team is available to travel to Kapalua for a $50 travel fee.

Sunrise maternity portrait featuring woman in purple kasia kulenty maternity gown kissed on the forehead on the beach in Wailea by husband wearing white button down shirt

Preparing for your maternity photoshoot

Preparing for your maternity photoshoot is essential to ensure that you have a memorable and stress-free experience. Here are some tips to help you get ready:

1. Choose the right outfits: Select outfits that make you feel comfortable and confident. Flowing dresses, fitted tops, or bohemian-inspired ensembles can enhance the beauty of your baby bump. Avoid busy patterns or logos that may distract from the main focus, and always bring a towel and swimwear for a change at the end!

2. Consider professional hair and makeup: Hiring a professional hair and makeup artist can elevate your look and make you feel pampered. Opt for a natural and glowing makeup look that enhances your features without overpowering them. We provide a client lounge area to help guide you to some of our favorite vendors!

3. Plan your session time: Take advantage of the soft, golden light during sunset for a potentially vibrant and alwasy romantic feel. Alternatively, if you prefer a more intimate and peaceful atmosphere, consider scheduling a sunrise photoshoot.

4. Bring sentimental props: Incorporating sentimental props, such as ultrasound images, baby shoes, or heirloom jewelry, can add a personal touch to your photoshoot and make the experience even more meaningful.

Remember, the most important thing is to embrace your natural beauty and enjoy the process. Our associates will guide you through the session, capturing candid moments and genuine emotions that reflect the joy and anticipation of this special time.

Woman in sheer white maternity gown places hands on hips and smiles down at her pregnant belly on the beach in hawaii

Choosing the right photographer for your maternity photoshoot in Maui

Choosing the right photographer is crucial to ensure that your maternity photoshoot captures the essence of your journey. Here are some factors to consider when selecting a photographer for your Maui photoshoot:

1. Experience and expertise: Look for a photographer who specializes in maternity photography and has a portfolio that resonates with your vision. Review their previous work to see if their style aligns with your preferences. Our team’s portfolio is integrated as we edit all sessions in house for a consistent look.

2. Communication and connection: Building a rapport with your photographer is essential for a successful photoshoot. We’re always open for e-mail consultation to discuss your ideas, ask questions, and ensure that you feel comfortable and understood.

3. Reviews and testimonials: Read reviews and testimonials from previous clients to get a sense of the photographer’s professionalism, reliability, and ability to deliver exceptional results.

4. Package and pricing: Consider the photographer’s packages, pricing, and included services. Ensure that you have a clear understanding of what is included in the package, such as the number of edited photos, print options, and any additional fees. Our packages start at $700 and our most popular package is a Land + Sea Mini Session which is $850.

couple laughs and smiles while husband holds his wife's pregnant belly

By selecting a photographer who understands your vision and has the necessary skills, you can rest assured that your maternity photoshoot in Maui will be a memorable and cherished experience.

Maternity photoshoot ideas

A maternity photoshoot in Maui offers endless possibilities for capturing beautiful and artistic moments. Here are some ideas and poses to consider:

1. Maternity portraits with your partner: This is a great option for expecting parents who want the partner to be included in all or some of the imagery.

2. Solo materniy portraits: Sometimes, you want the spotlight to fall on yourself and baby-to-be – we’re totally with this! Make the morning about you, starting with hair and makeup and finishing up with breakfast-for-one (two?) at a nearby cafe.

3. Maternity session with the whole family: If this isn’t the first time adding a member to your family, consider a maternity photoshoot with the whole crew! This can be a fun way to incorporate little ones or big kids into the arrival of their baby brother or sister.

Couple faces one another at sunrise on maui and poses for maternity portraits with love and water photography

Remember, the key is to be authentic and true to yourself. Either way, your photographer will guide you through poses and capture genuine emotions that reflect the unique bond between you and your baby.

Editing and retouching your maternity photos

After your maternity photoshoot in Maui with our team, the editing and retouching process begins. This stage is crucial for enhancing the beauty of your photos and ensuring that they are consistent with the look you see in our portfolio. Here are some aspects that may be addressed during the editing process:

1. Color correction: Adjusting the colors and tones of the photos to create a cohesive and visually pleasing result. This may involve enhancing the vibrancy of the landscapes and balancing skin tones.

2. Skin retouching: Gently retouching the skin to minimize blemishes. The goal is to maintain a natural and authentic look while subtly enhancing your features. We primarily perform these images in close-up portraits.

3. Composition and cropping: Fine-tuning the composition of the photos to create visually appealing and balanced images. This may involve cropping, straightening horizons, or adjusting the framing to highlight the main subject.

4. Removing background distractions: I hope we didn’t trick you in to thinking those beaches are empty at sunset! We remove background distractions such as signs, swimmers, or anything we feel would take away from the focus of your finished image.

5. Sand smoothing: We smooth the sand in portraits where appropriate. While we don’t do it to each image (it can look totally weird in some instances), many of your portraits will have the sand smoothed for a polished effect.

Maternity photoshoot packages and pricing

Maternity photoshoot packages in Maui vary depending on the photographer and the services included. When considering packages and pricing, it is essential to have a clear understanding of what is offered. Here are some factors to consider:

1. Session duration: We offer different session lengths, ranging from 30 to 75 minutes. Consider the amount of time you would like to dedicate to your photoshoot and choose a package that suits your needs.

2. Number of edited photos: Packages include a specific number of edited photos. We’ll edit and deliver 2-3x the amount of images in your session for you to choose from, or you can upgrade your gallery to receive all the images shown for $150. For example, a Land + Sea Mini Session includes 30 edited images. We’ll edit around 60-90, upload them to your gallery for you to choose 30. If you want all the images you see, it is $150 to upgrade.

3. Prints and products: Prints, albums and wall art are all available on a DIY basis from your online gallery. We offer print promotions through the life of your gallery to make adding tangible treasures to your home more affordable.

Getting your maternity photos faster with expedited editing

We offer expedited services for $250. This means you receive your images within 3-5 days, instead of four weeks. This is an especially great add-on for maternity portraits, when you may need your images sooner for baby showers or announcements. We offer a limited number of expedited sessions per month, so add it on at the time of booking or prior to your session date.

When comparing packages and pricing, it is essential to consider the quality of the photographer’s work, their expertise, and their ability to capture the essence of your journey. Quality photographers will also carry liability insurance, and gather the permits necessary to perform work commercially on Maui.

Romantic sunrise maternity photoshoots in Maui with love and water photography on the beach in wailea, hawaii

Remember, your maternity photoshoot is an investment in preserving the memories of this precious chapter in your life. You only get one chance for beautiful maternity portraits on Maui! We have a team on Maui, Oahu, Kauai and the Big Island to capture your babymoon memories in Hawaii – let’s dive in!

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