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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 […]

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Lahaina Maui Family Photography in Hawaii

This article was written before the wildfires on Maui and the beach in this portrait session is no longer accessible. We encourate you to donate funds to @lahaina_ohana_venmo to provide direct aid to individuals and families directly affected by the catastrophic event. Lahaina Maui family photography is made easy for our clients staying in West […]


3 Maui Babymoon Ideas

Looking for Maui babymoon ideas that are enjoyable and low-key? We’ve got you covered! Dive in to our guide to make the most of your time.


Big Island Maternity Photography | Love + Water

Ready to put your bump in the spotlight surrounded by the beauty of the Big Island? Capture your precious moment of pregnancy in a breathtaking maternity photo session. Choosing a photographer for your Big Island maternity photography Hiring a professional maternity photographer to capture your babymoon in Hawaii is the first step to documenting your […]


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Coping with Loss: My Story of Miscarriage

Words usually come easily to me. They dance off my fingertips with no backspaces or drafts involved – they happen and they work. Last weekend was different. Words following loss are different. They don’t come from the heart, they come from pain and nothing I write seems good enough. For days, I didn’t plan on […]


Oufit Ideas for Hawaii Beach Maternity Pictures

Need oufit ideas for Hawaii beach maternity pictures? Look no further and let us bump you in the right direction! We are Wailea, Maui maternity photographers experienced in capturing babymoon portraits at the beach. Having photographed hundreds of maternity sessions on Maui at both sunrise and sunset, we have a great idea of how to […]


beautiful sunset Maui couples portraits for a young engaged duo

Maui Love Stories | Beach Photoshoot Ideas for Couples

As Maui photographers, we’ve had the opportunity to photograph hundreds of people in love and it’s given us plenty of wonderful beach photoshoot ideas for couples! Is there anywhere more romantic than a tropical beach? Especially here in Maui, Hawaii, where the water is clear, the air is warm, and the sky lights up in […]


Sunrise family photoshoot in Wailea

Why choose Wailea for your sunrise family photoshoot? Besides offering an abundance of beautiful sandy beaches, there’s so much to do after the fact! Sunrise is the perfect time of day for a portrait session. It’s calm and still, dripping in pleasing pastel tones and yes, the secret is out that sunrise is epic, but […]


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Romantic Proposal Photoshoot in Wailea

Mike and Justine’s romantic proposal photoshoot in Wailea was nothing less than picturesque. Can we take a moment to appreciate how great is it that Mike contacted us and went out of his way to make his beach proposal extra special? The reality is this: the wave of nerves and excitement that come when you’re […]


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Sunset Maternity Photoshoot in West Maui

This post was written before the tragic wildfires on Maui destroyed Lahaina town. Please visit this link to donate funds to support Maui wildfire victims. Why choose to do a sunset maternity photoshoot? Easy answer: The pastel backdrop of the sun setting over the ocean in West Maui sets a stunning ambiance for showcasing your […]


Stunning Website Templates for Photographers

As a photography business owner, I don’t take making decisions about my photography website lightly. I want my clients to have a memorable experience on our website. I want their journey to be as functional and beautiful as possible. With Tonic, you really can get the best of both worlds, and these are the reasons why.


New mother snuggles her newborn on the beach facing away from the camera at sunrise on Maui

Essential Postpartum Recovery Kit for New Moms

Breaking down some of the postpartum recovery items I found useful during the early days.


Beautiful pregnant woman holding her belly on the beach during Love + Water maternity session

When is the best time for maternity photos?

Whether there is a best time for maternity photos is something we get asked about a lot, so we decided to put our hands to the keyboard to bring you the answer! The short answer is: It’s up to you. The long answer is: There are different benefits for shooting at different stages in your […]


Woman holds her chest in surprise after boyfriend proposes to her on the beach in Wailea with Love + Water Photography

Maui surprise proposals in Wailea

Looking for some inspiration to propose on Maui? Check out some of our recently Maui surprise proposals photographed at sunrise and sunset and get pinning and planning! As always, feel free to reach out to Love + Water Photography to plan your Wailea proposal. Maui surprise proposals at sunrise We love the ease of sunrise […]


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Under the Maui Moon: Inspiration born from isolation

Full moon photography. What does it have to do with our experience with lockdowns in Hawaii? “Due to the newly government issued travel ban for visitors from Europe we are unable to make our trip to Maui.” I remember the e-mail from our return client popping up around 10pm. Travel ban? I glanced down at […]


Sustainable travel to Hawaii by Love + Water Photography on Maui

Sustainable Travel in Hawaii: How to Have the Eco-vacation of a Lifetime!

Learning about sustainable travel in Hawaii is a must if you’re planning to visit any of its beautiful islands! In general, traveling isn’t a very eco-friendly activity. But exploring other areas of the world can also be so fulfilling and bring us so much joy! Those who already have the travel bug understand that it’s […]


A family playing together during family beach pictures on Hawaii at sunrise.

The Best Hawaii Locations for Your Family Beach Pictures

Wondering where to take family beach pictures in Hawaii? Well, you’ve definitely chosen the right place for awesome family portraits on the beach! When it comes to beach family photos, Hawaii’s breathtaking backdrops never disappoint. With stunning sunrises and sunsets, stunning blue waters, and towering palm trees, it’s simply one of the best locations for […]


Black and white image of mother with postpartum depression sitting on a bed with eyes closed and white curtains drawn.

My experience with postpartum depression

“Eat an apple and exercise,” she said. The five words hit me with an unexpected feeling of despair. I’d waited six weeks for my therapy appointment, arriving with a printed list of my concerns that might be exasperating my emerging postpartum depression.


What to expect from your Hawaii photoshoot with Love and Water

Curious about what to expect from your Hawaii photoshoot with Love + Water? We address all that and more in this informative post!


Mia Maples’ Maui Engagement Photos

Love + Water had the pleasure of taking Mia Maples’ Maui engagement photos and, if you’re a fan, you have to check them out! We were so excited to capture Mia Maples and her fiancé at the beach in Maui as they celebrated their engagement. The weather was perfect, the light was shining just right, […]



Based in Wailea, the majority of the sessions you see on our website and portfolio were photographed here in South Maui.

Our Big Island associate team services the Waikoloa area and can capture your couples, maternity or family session in Hawaii.

Let our Oahu team capture your time on island with family, maternity and couples portraiture at sunrise and sunset.


Looking for an unforgettable Hawaii photography experience? Our team can't wait to meet you!

Kauai is a picture perfect destination perfectly suited to pastel tones and romantic moments captured in the company of mother nature!



Stumped on what to wear for your beach portraits on Maui? Never fear, we're here! Check out our helpful what to wear guide for some useful tips and tricks.


Dive into this helpful guide to planning your Hawaii babymoon on Maui, complete with tips and tricks to make the most of your maternity portraits in Wailea!

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