Upcountry Maui family photographer | A colorful beach alternative in Kula

a family walks along a winding road in kula maui during a family photoshoot

Relief from the heat

A trip to Maui is always a treat. It makes a great excuse to visit friends and explore the island a bit. This was one of the first inter-island adventures I took post-pandemic. Or post the start of the pandemic anyway. Traveling after such a long break was a strange experience full of hand sanitizer, masks, and long lines.

Once I snagged the last rental car and made it out of the airport successfully, I made a beeline to beautiful Kula. Winding roads took me up the mountain past strawberry farms and flowering jacaranda trees. The air was instantly cooler and if was a welcome relief the oppressive summer heat at sea level. Welcome to Maui.

So we meet again

Kim first asked me to photograph her family on a Maui vacation a few years ago. We planned at sunrise beach session near their hotel in Kaanapili. This time, they wanted something a little different. Something that felt uniquely Maui. So up the mountain I drove loving every minute.

We met at a quiet little pull out tucked against rock walls holding in herds of curious animals. The boys were overflowing with energy from the long drive and probably just a break from the heat. We played games, laughed and made memories while watching the sun set from up high. It was a lovely afternoon and I was sorry when it was time to head back down the mountain and make the long journey back home.

family portrait on maui
siblings hugging during maui family photo session
mom and son hug against flowering jacaranda trees on maui
dad and kids being silly
boy jumping into father's arms during photo session
squishing boys cheeks during a fun photo session in hawaii
family walking at sunset in upcountry maui
parents play with kids in kula maui
portrait of a smiling boy
mom and son walking along kula road
dad and son portraits during maui family photo session
mom and son against flowering jacaranda trees in kula maui
colorful portrait of a boy at sunset
dad and son share a laugh
dad playing with sons during hawaii family photo session
dad and son at sunset
family enjoying sunset upcountry maui
dad and son watch a maui sunset

Looking for something different for your family photo session?

Let me put together some fun options so you can relax and play together as a family. You get to have fun and take home beautiful images from our time together – the best combination! Find out more about my fun family photography sessions here.


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