About Me

My name is Melissa. I was born on Kauai in the late 70's and I grew up on the Big Island. I was raised outside - with my feet on the earth, close to the trees and the ocean. I love these islands and I feel lucky to call Maui my home and to be able to raise my kids here.

I moved to California to finish college and while I was there I put myself through school by doing photography on the weekends. I worked with lots of established professionals doing weddings and family portraits. Then, in 2005 I started a photography studio in Costa Mesa. I owned the studio for 11 years, then in 2016 I decided to sell it and move back to Hawaii. I went from working full time, year round to working about three days a week with 6 or 7 vacations a year, it has been an amazing shift for me and for my family.

Testimonials

Testimonials

Dave and Kate

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"Melissa is an outstanding Photographer! She did our family photography at the Wailea Beach Villas and we are so happy with the results. Capturing 2 teenage boys (who we're not that excited to be there at first) was a challenge in itself but with her humor, professionalism, her creativity and talent we were able to get some amazing photographs. We HIGHLY recommend Melissa, she is truly talented and you will be so happy to hire her. Thank you Melissa for our wonderful family pictures."

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