Sunset Maternity Photos in Paradise (aka Wailea, Maui, Hawaii)

Choosing Maui as the backdrop for their maternity photos was a no-brainer for this adorable couple. After all, they were married on our little island paradise just five years prior. For them, Maui will always have a special place in their hearts. And what better time than sunset for gorgeous Maui beach maternity photos. The lighting changes so dramatically over the hour leading up into sunset, that we go from daylight photos to beautiful sunset photos in a very short amount of time. With the island and the time figured out, we were left with just choosing the best Maui beach location for their maternity photos. We went with my personal favorite, Mokapu. With a variety of backdrops on the walk down to the beach, in addition to palm trees, lava rocks, island views and white sand waiting for us at our final destination, it is no wonder it’s my favorite. But the variety didn’t stop there. A quick outfit change halfway through the session went beautifully with the lighting changing from daylight to sunset. Please check out some of my favorites from this stunning maternity session below. Mahalo! – Maui Photographer, Jonelle Littleton

Maui Extended Family Photo Shoot Celebrates Couples, Maternity, Candid Family Fun and More!

     There was a lot to celebrate when this extended family united in Maui last week and we captured it all during their sunset beach family portrait session. One family of three prepared to welcome their second child and everyone came together on our beautiful island to celebrate all of the little bonds that make up this big, happy family. We focused on family photos, couples photos, child individuals, grandparents, the whole group, maternity and of course, candid fun! It’s hard to believe we were able to get so much in that perfect lighting hour leading up into sunset, but our ambition did not get the best of us. Please check out some of my favorite shots from this extended family portrait session in Kapalua Maui last week. Mahalo! – Maui Photographer, Jonelle Littleton   

Anniversary Sunset Mini Maui Photography Session in Slow September

Tis the season… slow season that is! The kids have all gone back to school, which means less Maui visitors and less people looking for beach photos. This means, I am now free to offer mini-sessions at sunset, based on availability. From now until October, you can take advantage of my mini-session, typically reserved for sunrise, without having to get out of bed so early. This is a great option for families or couples who want that romantic sunset lighting with a smaller, more affordable package option. Included in this photography package are a MINIMUM of 25 edited high-resolution digital images with print release and online gallery. Please check out a few of my favorites from one such shoot and contact me today for your September sunset mini-session special. Mahalo! -Maui Photographer, Jonelle Littleton

Fairmont Kea Lani Maui Candid Family Photos with Maui Photographer Jonelle Littleton

It felt so nice to hear from my former clients after five long years passed since I last took their Maui beach family photos and maternity portraits.  They don’t live on the island of Maui, and although they frequent the islands, they hadn’t been back since she was pregnant with her little girl. I was so excited to see how their son had grown and to meet their latest addition. We opted for a one- hour sunset beach photo session with a few shots on the grounds of their hotel, the Fairmont Kea Lani, before heading down to the beach. This location was special to them, as we had done the session five years ago in this very spot. I was so happy to see what a great big brother their son had become, as he was an only child when we met years ago. We chose poses that could quickly transition into candid moments as a mix of posed and candids was our goal for the session. We even managed to get this year’s Christmas card by incorporating a chalk board with a message of season’s greetings.

Please contact me today for your Maui beach sunset photos, whether you are staying in Wailea, Kihei, Kapalua, Kaanapali or Paia. I look forward to hearing from you! Mahalo Nui, – Maui Photographer, Jonelle Littleton



Maui Family Photos Fronting Four Seasons on Wailea Beach

Having trouble deciding whether you prefer the aqua blue waters of a daytime Maui beach family photo shoot or the beautiful golden and purple Maui sunsets? Fortunately, you can have both. My one hour standard sunset family portrait session begins in the bright late afternoon light where we get those beautiful blue skies and blue waters and end with a gorgeous Maui sunset. These return clients of mine came on their annual Maui vacation and we set out for their annual family photos. I am always so flattered when clients hire me year after year. I love to see how the kids have grown and how they come into their personalities. (PS- as a thank you for their loyalty, my return clients always get 10% off).

One thing that I always do before meeting return clients is look at their online galleries from years past. I make sure we have all new ideas, bring new props, choose a new location, and try to get more of what they loved the first time. Weather can be a bit scary, because you’re hoping everything will go as perfectly as the first time. I think this added nervousness and preparation actually make me perform even better. I definitely work the best under pressure.

Please enjoy a few of my favorites from this family photo shoot on Wailea Beach, fronting the Four Seasons Maui. Aloha, Maui Photographer- Jonelle Littleton 🙂