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Mariah Milan is an internationally published wedding photographer based on Maui serving all of Hawaii, California, Oregon, and Destinations Worldwide.

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The Dos and Don’ts of Maui Family Photography

Family vacations are a time to relax, recharge, and create lasting memories. And what better way to document those memories than with beautiful family photos? But without planning for them, the vision you want may not go your way. That’s why we’ve put together this list of dos and don’ts for Maui family photography and invite you to book your Maui vacation photo session with our sister brand, Meet Me @ the Beach…


Wear complimenting outfits. Gone are the days of wearing the same things like a uniform. We love a bit of personality and colors that compliment each other while also allowing everyone to be comfortable and be themselves.

Items to bring. We are not against bribes – if you feel your kids need them – BRING THEM. Sometimes a gummy bear or a goldfish works wonders! Also if your child has a lovey like a stuffed animal or special blanket, they can make for very meaningful items to photograph your child with.

Relax and have fun! Your photographer will be there to capture your family’s unique personalities, so just relax and enjoy the experience. The more fun you have, the better your photos will be.


Be late. We know that life with kids can be unpredictable, but try your best to arrive on time for your session. Using driving apps like Waze will help you get real-time driving times.

Forget the sunscreen. This one is especially important to remember as you’re vacationing and might not realize how strong our sun is. Make sure to use sunscreen every day to avoid sunburns.

We hope our list of dos and don’ts has helped take some of the stress out of planning your Maui family photography session. Just remember to relax and have fun—after all, that’s what vacations are all about!

If you’re considering a trip to Maui and want amazing photos, please book your session online. We would be honored to document your beautiful memories.

Session Details:
Time of Day: Sunrise
Location: Sugar Beach
Session Type: Mini Session
Photographer: Tenessa

To book your Mini Session head on over to Meet Me @ the Beach and book online 24/7 for your upcoming Maui Vacation! Be sure to follow us on Instagram too @mariahmilan

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