I'm a dreamer and wanderer - and a bit of a goof. I am madly in love with love itself.
Love between people is awe inspiring, whether it's a couple in love or a mom and her children - I love that emotional connection.
I live a simple life with my husband, Peter (you’ll see him on larger shoots where he doubles as my second shooter) and my three kids, Ryenne, Kai, and Cruz. We live in a 1939 sugar plantation house that always needs work but is full of so much character and love that we wouldn’t have it any other way.
Over the years my style has evolved and it will continue to evolve. You know how some days you feel soft and beautiful and others you feel vibrant and loud? My shooting style revolves around many emotions and colors and the natural beauty of Maui.
I prefer available light photography, but for those dramatic sunset images I’ll pull out my flash! When it comes to posing, natural is best in my book. I offer suggestions and love to capture movement and laughter.
If you are looking for a formal portrait, I may not be the photographer for you. If you are looking at having an amazing time, laughing, and playing then I think you’ve found your match!
When I'm not being a photographer and loving on my family, you'll find me lifting very heavy weights, cooking, enjoying this amazing island, and experimenting with my hair color.
You'll find that I'm always happy and I enjoy helping my clients feel amazing while we're together. I always hope for hugs at the end of our shoot!
I shoot with professional Nikon gear, and I'm thrilled to say I've been published nationally and internationally for my work (have to give myself a pat on the back there!)
Maui is an incredible, special place to live. It’s also very expensive! It’s my mission to make sure that you’re leaving more than footprints in the sand. EVERY SINGLE SESSION and WEDDING I photograph includes a donation to a Maui charity, a donation to a medical cause, or a donated photo shoot to a fundraiser. We like to say we’re making Maui a better place one session at a time and we are so thankful and grateful to all the families and couples that choose Mariah and Peter to photograph their vacations or weddings to help in this cause. Mahalo from the bottom of our hearts!
Recipients Include: Maui Schools, Medical Fundraisers, Maui Humane Society, Feed My Sheep Maui, Hospice Maui, and Magic Hour Foundation