These full moon portrait ideas will add a touch of magic to your Maui photoshoot! Each one is unique and perfect for showcasing the natural beauty of the island.
We began photographing subjects under the full moon during lockdown over three years ago. During this time, our tourism-reliant business tanked. Searching for a creative outlet during what was an incredibly trying time, Adam began shooting before sunrise to capture the moon setting every month.
This style of photography morphed into a personal project has kept us inspired. When tourism resumed to the islands, we found a high demand for this style of session. We began to offer full moon shoots to our clients willing to take a chance waking early to capture the magic.
Here are snippets from a handful of the sessions we’ve photographed since to give you a some Pinterest-worthy full moon portrait ideas!
Reasons full moon portraits are so exciting
Incorporating black and white edits
As a brand built on a foundation of soft, pastel tones, we used to tread lightly introducing black and white portraits. It turns out, however, these tones can suit full moon portraits perfectly. We don’t shy away from them any longer!
Playing with movement
We work only with natural light. Using a slower shutter speed around sunrise allows us to capture movement in the way we like and increases visual interest within certain images. These images were taken moments apart but the difference in shutterspeed gives off an entirely new vibe.
Full moon trash the dress portraits can be playful and fun
When you’re vacationing on Maui, fun at the beach is a top priority. Why not do it in the arms of your love, and take part in a full moon beach engagement session?! Full moon portraits don’t have to be carefully curated. Sometimes a candid moment with the mention of a moon is all it takes to set your portraits apart.
Full moon portraits are healing
There’s magic in the atmosphere during a full moon. When captured on the beach and over the ocean, its energy is undeniable. We always tell our clients to take in the very moment they’re experiencing and we do the same. The gentle breaking wave on the shoreline, the tinkling of shells pulling back to the sea – it’s all magic, and true inspiration fuel.
Full moon portraits are ideal for creative collaboration
We photographed talented jeweler Puka Perri under the full moon. Sessions at this time of day lend themselves perefctly to collaboration with likeminded individuals. Branding sessions never looked more beautiful than when photographed on Maui in the company of Mother Nature.
Ready to book your full moon photoshoot?
Because we have one slot per month dedicated to full moon sessions, we book out quickly so be sure to arrange your shoot during your stay on Maui! Travelling at a time that doesn’t coincide with the full moon? A sunrise or sunset beach session is just as gorgeous, so link up with our team on Maui, the Big Island or Oahu to book yours!
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