Maui Family Photography Portraits for Families, Couples, Groups

Family Portraits at the Beach

Every family has unique needs when it comes to family portraits. Some want many small prints for the staircase of fame, and others want one perfect wall portrait on canvas for their family home. My job is to create portraits that families want and need.

I charge $495 and for many clients, this amount covers their needs. However, there are families that desire wall-size portraits on canvas as well as gift portraits for relatives and that adds to the cost.

My service includes 60 minutes of onsite photography, editing, processing, uploading portraits for viewing and ordering in your private online gallery, a digital slide show of best images set to music, 2- 5 x 7 paper prints, and a $300 purchase credit towards online purchases. The website allows you to order what you want, and deduct the $300 purchase credit. Depending upon your needs you may spend more.

Great photography involves more than just showing up and taking pictures. 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 vacation time is short, and you want to make the most of your time and get the portraits you want. Taking the time to determine your needs before the session and sharing with me what’s most important enables me to create the kind of portraits desired within the time we have. It also lets you determine the costs so you can plan accordingly.

What style of portrait you're looking for. Some families want a traditional-style family portrait. In this way, the portrait is more about the people than the place so that’s the focus. As a result, the people are larger in the portrait. An environmental portrait includes the people and the location. This means there is more space around the family and they are smaller within the frame.

Most portrait sessions are scheduled just before sunset at a beautiful beach in Kihei, Wailea, or Makena. Start times will change throughout the year as the sunset changes. Sessions are 50 minutes but more time and locations can be scheduled. Call to discuss your needs so we can make a timeline.

Experience, education, and artistry are the reasons you should hire me. I have photographed over 1000 families in Maui, and appreciate every family is unique. I also have a Master of Photography Degree and have specialized knowledge and training in creating family portraits that capture the emotion and joy a family shares within the landscape of Maui.

I am also a father and family man and understand the importance of having family portraits created. As time goes by and children grow up to have families of their own, portraits created in Maui, become priceless family treasures.

Portrait Fees

Traditional paper or Kodak style prints

  • 4 x 6 $25
  • 5 x 7 $50
  • 8x10 $100
  • 8 x 12 $150
  • 11 x 14 $275
  • 16 x 20 $525

Traditional canvas portrait wrapped around an internal frame

  • 8 x 10 $275
  • 8 x 12 $325
  • 10 x 13 $450
  • 11 x 14 $550
  • 14 x 22 $800
  • 16 x 24 $1,000
  • 20 x 30 $1,500
  • 24 x 36 $2,000
  • 30 x 45 $2,500
  • 30 x 50 $3,000
  • 40 x 60 $4,500

Set of all digital files

  • Social media (100 dpi) $400.00
  • High resolution for printing (300dpi) $950.00
  • Individual digital files for social media $50 each

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