The Photographer- Jonelle Littleton
Wailea Photography is headed by professional photographer, Jonelle Littleton who specializes in providing unique, creative portraits on the island of Maui.
Jonelle Littleton followed her heart to Maui in 2006 and quickly discovered photography as a way to combine her passion for the technical and passion for the arts. Her life and artistic style are also about balance. She combines an artistic eye with a deep understanding of lighting to capture stunning portraits amid the breathtaking beauty of Maui. Jonelle’s passion is apparent in her positive, outgoing sessions that aren’t shy about giving direction to achieve her vision, while maintaining distance, at times, to capture the candid moments as well.
Jonelle Littleton received a Bachelor’s of Science in Biochemistry from Texas A&M University Corpus Christi in 2006 and moved to Maui 10 days later. She comes from a long line of talented artists, each with a different medium. Her mother paints life-like wildlife on saws, her brother creates intricate welding art, her Grandfather does amazing pen- and-inks and her Grandmother painted wall-sized murals (one resembling the Sistine Chapel). Although they each could easily make a living with these skills, every one of them has maintaned a day job. Jonelle’s vision for art was strong, and while she tried each of these mediums, she became frustrated with not being able to get her vision to the surface quickly enough. So, she decided to pursue her other passion: figuring out “how things work”. The thing that interested her the most was LIFE itself. It wasn’t until later that she realized photography encompassed everything that she was about, from her love of people to her love of the technical and the instant results. The constant improving technology and passion for perfection keep her forever a student, constantly perfecting her art.