On-Location Portrait Services Families, Couples, Groups


One Hour Portrait Session At Beach Fee - $495

Includes: Preplanning session by phone with client to discuss clothing, type of portraits wanted, location, timing, and more.  In most cases this takes place before coming to Maui.  Up to 60 minutes of on-location coverage at a beach in Makena, post session processing and editing in order to create a website gallery that will allow downloads & purchases, in addition to being a great way to view the images created and share them with people close to you.   With the notification that their images are online, clients will receive a $300 Purchase Credit towards whatever they want on the website.


Great photography is a process and involves much more than just showing up and taking pictures. Once a booking is made clients receive a planning guide.  As your portrait artist, there are things I need to know.  You see having portraits created is something most people don’t do often and it’s easy to shop based simply on price, rather than by need, desired service, or product. The thing is you never get a second chance. Taking the time to determine your needs before you get to Maui allows me to create the kind of portraits desired and create images that will take their place in your family's history. 

I want to know what style of portrait you're looking for.  For example, a traditional portrait is more about the people than the place and so they are larger in the portrait. An environmental portrait includes the people in the location and as a result they are smaller within the frame.  This style is very popular for those that desire a portrait to be displayed on the wall of their family home.

Another style could be capturing a moment for prosperity.  This kind of style has more animation and creates a different kind of emotion.  Consdier a group of people standing in a row and jumping into a blazing sunset and becoming frozen in the air with their hair askew.    

Every family is unique and has different needs when it comes to photographs.  Some want digital files in a vairiety of resolutions that they can keep as family history or print.   Many people desire Kodak style prints to give to family members, and put on the staircase of fame in the familly home.  Some clients want one or more canvas portrists for display on the walls of their family home.

Most portrait sessions are done at a beautiful beach on the south side in Kihei or Makena. The sunset views are excellent.  We will meet at the beach in the parking lot and walk to the beach and get started.   The best light is before just after sunrise and before sunset. Start times will change throughout the year as the sunset changes.


Testimonials From Previous Clients


The works of art that Doug created for our family represent unique, meaningful and beautiful memories of our time on Maui. They will take pride of place in our home back in Canada.

Alison & Eric Gerlach

British Colombia, Canada


Our session was unlike anything we had ever experienced. Not one time did we hear, turn your head an inch, shoulders back, chin up or any of the usual comments from a photographer posing a family in an unnatural way.

Doug captured our personalities not just a picture. I knew after the session was over that he would deliver the vision that had been in my mind for so many months and he did not disappoint.

At the preview, my husband and I were both emotional viewing the amazing photographs of our family. It was truly the experience of a lifetime and there are no words to express my gratitude to Doug and his staff for making my dream a reality.

Susan Garner

Wayne City, Illinois

5-Norm & Lynn


Lynn and I want you to know how much we appreciate and enjoy all of the family pictures you made during our recent visit to Maui. We particularly love the “entire family” picture wherein we are all looking towards the camera. That particular picture has taken its permanent place on our great room mantel. It is beautiful! David could not have selected a better, professional Portraitist. Thank you and your staff very much; particularly your pleasant and pretty wife.

Norm & Lynn Runnels

Midland, Texas