about the

I'm a dreamer and wanderer. A little bit silly, and always captivated by love.

I draw my inspiration from love, whether it's a couple burning with passion for each other, or a mother embracing her child, to a family gathered to celebrate their heritage - I see the beauty in these connections and strive to capture it with authenticity.

I live a simple life with my husband, Peter (you’ll see him on shoots when I need a second shooter) and my three children, Ryenne, Kai, and Cruz. We live in a 1939 sugar plantation house, who’s charm and character make the constant renovations worth every loving touch we add to it. 


"Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold."

- Zelda Fitzgerald

I started Mariah Milan in Maui, in 2002. My work, much like my own journey, has evolved and will continue to grow and change. There are days that we feel soft, and beautiful, and others we burst with vibrant colors. I have learned to harness the many emotions and colors of our natural beauty here on Maui, allowing them to direct my work. Each day brings a new pallet of colors to enjoy from the changing hues of the sunsets to the tropical flowers that line our roads, and each photography session will reflect the masterpiece Maui has gifted us that day.  

I am an available light photographer, preferring to let the sun cast its pattern of light and shadow, allowing your connection to be the focus of an image. There are times, like when the sky puts on a dramatic display of colors, that I will choose to use a flash to preserve the intensity of those colors. Your sessions will be lightly scripted, with gentle suggestions to guide your interactions, but my focus will always be on the connection you share. 

Laughter, movement, and heart stopping kisses are the cornerstone to my work.

If you are looking for a formal portrait, I may not be the photographer for you. But, if you are looking for fun, passionate photos focused on your relationships, and are up for a little adventure while capturing them, then I’m your girl! 


Professional Photographer Mariah

Technical: Nikon D850, Nikon D750, Nikon D4s, variety of Nikon lenses including my two favorites, the 50mm 1.4 and the 35mm 1.4.

My Favorite Things

My family
The Beach
Good Chocolate
Wailuku Town
Subaru Race Cars
Bruno Mars


Serving Maui, Hawaii 
Office Hours: Mon-Thur 10am - 3pm Hawaii Time
(808) 359-8187 (text preferred)

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wedding, Portrait & vacation photography in maui, hawaii

Moani Place, Waluku, HI 96793

© 2018 Mariah Milan