Worked with Joanna for a family shoot to celebrate a special birthday...Was a wonderful experience from start to finish. Her communication was excellent and on the day of the photo shoot, she did  an outstanding job with two squirmy toddlers!! highly recommend her!


I found Joanna through a co-worker's referral and I'm so glad I found her! We used Joanna to take our engagement photos while we were on vacation in Maui. The pictures came out wonderfully!  The online process to book Joanna's services was very easy and efficient. As soon as I booked Joanna, she quickly responded. I gave her some general feedback about the type of photos I wanted, which was both beach and greenery type photos and she was very helpful in suggesting some nice places to take photos. We took photos at Po'Olenalena Beach which is south of Wailea that had some greenery, craggy rocks and smooth beach areas. The location was perfect; it had everything I was looking for and Joanna took perfect advantage of all the lighting that the sunset had to offer. She really captured some beautiful moments. In the hour we spent with her, Joanna took a variety of photos that made it seem like we traveled to 3 completely different places. The photos arrived in the mail about two weeks later and they were gorgeous! The sunset backgrounds were perfect. There was also a good balance of close-up and panoramic photos as well. I loved all the photos! I ended up using the photos for my Save the Dates and for my wedding website. I would definitely recommend her to anyone.


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Joanna did an amazing job photographing my entire family on Kapalua Beach in Maui.  She managed to capture some beautiful photos despite bad weather.   When strong winds and rain ended our photo session short, Joanna made a herculean effort to return to Kapalua on a sunny day to finish our session.  She really went above and beyond for our family. I am so pleased with the photos. She was great to work with. Highly recommend!


My husband and I had the privilege of working with Joanna to capture our Wailea wedding 5 years ago. She did the most amazing job; we have received hundreds of compliments on the photos which were also showcased in several magazines.

We returned to Maui for our 5 year anniversary and first family trip to Hawaii with our children that we brought into the world since our wedding. We were fortunate that Joanna kindly agreed to photograph our family. This was a our first family portrait session and while it proved to be more challenging to photograph young children than adults, Joanna did an incredible job of capturing many precious moments. She was patient and engaging with our children and being a mother herself, she knew just what to do to bring out those smiles! We are so delighted with these treasured memories of our first family trip to Maui. (My husband even said our portrait session was his favourite part of our trip)!

We have already booked our next trip to Maui, and no doubt these cherished photos will serve as reminders of the importance of family time together and creating joy in the journey, whether on vacation or at home.

Thank you Joanna for growing with us, how special to work with you again.


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