How does the online scheduling work?

  • Check out the video below to see exactly how online scheduling works
  • Appointments can be scheduled up to 6 months in advance
  • Full payment is required at the time of booking to reserve your spot
  • What if I don't see the date and time I want?  Send us an email (info@bluemauiphotographers.com) or give us a call (808-446-4411).  We may be able to come up with a special time for you.

What equipment do you use?

  We use professional Canon equipment including:

  • The newest full frame Canon EOS digital cameras with 20+ megapixel capability
  • Canon professional L Series lenses for crisp, vivid images
  • High powered Canon Speedlite Flash where required to overcome strong sunset backlighting



What is your "Privacy Policy"?

Information Gathered from Visitors

In common with other websites, files are stored with such details as IP address, referring pages, browser type, and time of visit.  Cookies may be used to remember visitor preferences when interacting with the website.  Where registration is required, the users email will be stored on the server. 


How the Information is Used

Email addresses will not be sold, rented or leased to third parties.  We use the email as it was intended...for us to communicate with you regarding important information about your photo shoot.


What are your "Limits of Liability"?

  • While every reasonable effort will be made to produce and deliver outstanding photographs of your group, the entire liability of the Photographer to the Client for any claim or loss arising from our performance is limited to a refund to the Client of the amount paid for services.


  • If the Photographer is unable to perform any or all of the duties herein for any reason, including but not limited to, fire, transportation problems, acts of God, accident, illness or technical problems, all money received by the Photographer will be returned to the Client, and the Photographer shall have no further liability.


  • This limitation of liability shall also apply in the event that photographic materials are damaged in processing, lost through camera malfunction, compact flash card malfunction, or otherwise lost or damaged without the fault on the part of Blue Maui Photographers.


  • Photographer is not responsible for compromised coverage due to causes beyond their control such as other people's camera or flash, the lateness of the client, weather conditions, existing backgrounds or lighting conditions which may negatively impact or restrict the photography coverage.


FAQs


Why Blue Maui Photographers?

  • Price:  We know how important value is to our customers.  So, we've worked really hard to keep our costs down so the savings could be passed on to you.  By leveraging technology (online scheduling, viewing, downloading and print ordering) and concentrating in South Maui, we are able to keep our costs low while maintaining a high quality product.
  • Turnaround Time:  Your images are ready for viewing, sharing and downloading within 48 hours from the online gallery.
  • Choice:  The way we see it, you should be able to choose what you do with the images.  So Blue Maui Photographers provides a print release for all downloaded images giving you complete freedom to do what you wish with the images for your own personal use.
  • Experience:  Our training includes the photography curriculum through the University of Hawaii as well as numerous Photoshop specific courses.  We have taken over fifty thousand beach portraits to date, and we draw on this experience to provide our clients the absolute best locations, angles, backgrounds and lighting for their Maui photo shoots.


How much does it cost?

  • Blue Maui Photographers offers "The Portrait Package."  For only $250 (+ tax) you get up to an hour photo session at one of several beautiful Wailea beaches and 15 professionally edited digital images that are yours to print, share and enjoy.  Additional digital images and professional prints are available to purchase separately if you choose.


Cancellation Policy (click for details)

Preparing for Your Shoot (click for details)

Images and Copyright(click for details)

Ordering Prints(click for details)

Weddings(click for details)


Which beaches do you use for photo sessions?

  • We shoot at any of the 4 major South Maui (Wailea) beaches - Polo, Wailea, Ulua, Mokapu.  CLICK HERE FOR MAPS AND DIRECTIONS.    (If you're looking for a recommendation, Mokapu is a favorite of ours for its variety of backdrops and space to spread out!)
  • Why Wailea?  The beaches here provide a wide variety of gorgeous backdrops for photos.  From coconut palm trees to wide open sand and dramatic lava rock outcroppings, you’ll find everything you need for a true Hawaiian feel.  Most of the beaches have views of multiple islands in the background – Kaho’olawe, Lanai, Molokini Crater, and even the West Maui Mountains.  So much to choose from and so many shots free of hotels or condos in the background.  The weather here is predictably beautiful year round, and did we mention the sunset???  Simply stunning.  Something you must see for yourself!


I'm staying in West Maui (Lahaina/Ka'anapali), why should I come to Wailea for my photo shoot?

  • Many of our clients do come from West Maui and their comments happily reinforce all of the points we mention above about the uniqueness of Wailea.  Also, keep in mind, commercial photography is not permitted on Ka’anapali Beach, so if you’re staying there, you’ll probably have to get in the car no matter what for your family photo shoot.  Enjoy the beautiful drive along the ocean to Wailea and see another part of this gorgeous island!


Do you have the necessary insurance and permits?

  • Blue Maui Photographers has all the necessary insurance and will secure the permit required by the state to legally take photos on Maui beaches for the day of your shoot.


What time of day is best for beach photos?

  • Blue Maui Photographers offers two time slot options each day.  The AM time slot usually offers cooler temperatures, less wind, and bright, vivid background colors.  The PM time slot is approximately one hour before sunset and takes full advantage of our west facing Wailea beaches.  The first half of the hour is often nice bright sunlight and the second half usually consists of softer, warmer tones.  (If you haven't yet seen a sunset from Wailea, you're in for a treat!)  Check out our online schedule for availability by clicking the button below.


What about the weather?

  • One of the biggest reasons we shoot in Wailea is the year round beautiful weather.  The area averages only 7 inches of rainfall a year.  While we can't guarantee perfect weather for your session, we highly recommend waiting until as close to the shoot time as possible to decide if a reschedule or cancellation due to weather is necessary.  If it does rain, it is usually brief and fleeting.  Keep in mind it may be raining just a mile away, but still be bright and sunny at the beach!  Cancellations due to weather are rare and are at the sole discretion of the photographer.  If it is determined that a cancellation due to weather is necessary, we will do our best to reschedule you for a time that works for you.  If another suitable time is not available, you will receive a full refund.





What if my group is larger than 6 people?

  • Please call or email us directly with special requests and we will do our best to accommodate. (info@bluemauiphotographers.com)