The Way it Felt To Be There

I am more interested in the feeling you get when you look at an image than making sure it is technically perfect.  In fact, my love of the imperfect is not just in photography but in my whole imperfect life.  Like you, my family is what is important to me.  I live on Maui with my husband and four children and love our casual life here. It is life in full swing, with chaos and challenges, but I am grateful beyond measure to be living it.

My aim with photography is to capture the emotions and love in your family, whether that’s in a simple family shoot, an elopement, or a wedding.   I love combining you and your love with the light and Maui scenery and creating images that reflect your connection and your spirit and bring you joy.

I photograph with film (you know the made by Kodak type of film) to capture the color and light as it is here in Hawaii.  The film is developed and scanned and you receive digital images that you can share online and email to friends as well as print beautifully in large prints.

My work has been published in national issues of The Knot, Destination I Do, Pacific Weddings, Wilding, Click, Wedding and other international magazines. My wedding work has been recognized in our industry’s awards, Top Knots by PDN and is regularly featured on sites including Martha Stewart, Style Me Pretty, Brides, 100 Layer Cake, Once Wed, Wedding Sparrow, Grey Likes and many more.

To book me or ask any questions, please just send me an email here.

And you can see my most recent work on my blog here.

what to expect.

maui family photography shoot called summer love at the beach and ocean by maui photographer wendy laurel

Booking is as easy as sending me a quick email through my contact form here.

Please let me know when you will be in Hawaii and where you are staying and I will respond with an online booking form and some feedback on dates and locations.  I like to personalize our shoot time and location to fit the needs and desires of your family.  I am always open to any photography ideas you may have for our time together.  There is a $100 deposit to save your date.

The Shoot

The shoot is relaxing and a great time to enjoy your loved ones.  All you really have to do is show up and express your love with hugs, laughter and play.  I will find the right light and setting and give you some light direction but I will also look for those candid in between moments.   Focus on love and connection and laugh away the chaos.

After The Shoot

I shoot all your images on film.  The film is developed and scanned into digital images.  I will have your online gallery up in 3-4 weeks after we shoot.  You can download your images there and/or buy prints, albums, and framed prints.