Hello! I'm Michelle :)
Yes that really is me walking underwater. I look more elegant underwater than on land I've concluded.
I grew up in Minnesota; lakes, cold weather and country music. I left as soon as I could. I lived in Honduras, Australia, and now Hawai'i has been home for eight years.
I LOVE the ocean. With my whole entire being. Jacques Cousteau said it perfectly, "The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever."
Our planet is one of the most fascinating & beautiful places. Luckily I am able to photograph it & share its beauty, including the most intriguing feature: the ocean.
Have a look around! If you'd like to have beautiful ocean artwork in your home or be photographed on a beach in Maui somewhere just send me a message!
How Does Payment Work
I ask for a $100 deposit at the time of booking to hold your spot. Sometime during my editing of your photos I will send out an invoice for the remainder of the session price.
What if we need to cancel or reschedule our photography session?
You can do either of these 48 hours before the session. If it falls within that timeframe then the deposit is non-refundable. Not because I want your monies, but I depend on each session for my livelihood and may have missed the chance to book someone else.
Can we have the .raw files?
Oh definitely not! My editing style is half of the magic :)
When will our photos be ready?
I will send a sneak peek within the first 24 hours following a session. After that it's between 1-2 weeks for your final gallery to be sent to you in a private, online gallery.
What should we wear?
Ideally clothes. If you show up with nothing on then so be it!
As a general rule I like color schemes. So for example pick 2-3 colors and then you can choose different hues within that framework. Ultimately though, wear something that is comfortable and that you feel good in.
Can you make me look thinner or get rid of my crows feet?
Technically I could make you into a shark that has an elephant trunk and Beyonce's legs, HOWEVER, I am unwilling to change your appearance for you. You are beautiful exactly as you are and if you don't believe that for yourself nothing that I do will help (women, this one is for you). I will help out if a kid has a rogue zit or someone has a scrape somewhere :)
What if we want more photos?
We can make that happen! Just send me a message about it and I'll let you know what we can do.
Do you travel outside of West Maui?
Yes I sure do but it does come with a fee. It is $50 to go to anywhere else on the island except Hana side, which is $150. If you're interested in any other locations send me a message and we'll work something out! I don't need much incentive to travel.