The 8 Best Fashion Photographers on Maui

Dazzling in beauty, Hawaii is well known for its scenery, especially its beaches. Although lesser known for its fashion scene, it does offer some great Maui fashion photographers. If you are looking for the perfect artist to enhance your branding strategy, model headshots, or a fashion-forward portrait session, read on — each of the following photographers has their unique specialty.

1. Emily Gummig of MosseeFx

Emily Gummig is simply one of the best Maui fashion photographers — take one look at her work, and we think you’ll agree! She has spent time as a model, so she knows how to work with them to bring out their best and as a self-described “creative weirdo” you’ll be getting her best too. She is a conceptual genius — working with her clients to craft the exact story they want told and then bringing it to fruition. She can do many things, but her style leans a little futuristic, a little dramatic, and a whole lot of creativity. Perhaps she says it best when she says, “If Fern-Gully and The Matrix had a love child, Mosseefx’s ethos resides there. Your mind explored, your passions overflowing. What was once a simple dream, now becoming your reality.”

2. Chelsea Heller 

Chelsea is a multi-talented photographic artist — as a wedding photographer, she knows that sometimes a photo is just about the fashion. As a branding photographer, she knows how to create the perfect shot to tell your story. She’s the perfect choice for clothing lines on the island that need quality photographs of their product that also promote the brand’s lifestyle, be it fitness or swimwear. Her talent is so great that we’d trust her with anything from our commercial photographs to our family portraits. 

3. Chris J. Evans

Creativity, especially when it comes to fashion, is encoded in Chris’ DNA — his mother was a famous couture dress designer in the ’80s, his sister is a Hollywood stylist and costume designer, and his dad is also an artist, using paint and sculpture to bring his gifts to the world. But just because the love of art and fashion is in him doesn’t mean that he doesn’t work hard to make his own particular art brand. With national clients including Target, Dakine, and Surfing Magazine, you know that he is the Maui fashion photographer with the skills necessary to help you create exactly the photo you are looking for. 

4. Bart Patitucci Photography

Bart Patitucci has an ultra-cool edge to his work that makes him one of our favorite Maui fashion photographers — think haute couture poses straight from Vogue coupled with desaturated and slightly de-contrasted editing to give his photos a hint of the vintage. You have the perfect sense of his style. If you are a brand that wants professional work for your sales catalog or website, he is a great choice — ditto if you want fashion-forward shots of yourself looking stunning on the beach. Whatever the spirit of your needs, we hope you give Bart a good look. His creative eye is not to be missed. 

5. Melia Lucida 

It’s no accident that Melia’s wedding photographs have been featured in Vogue — her editorial style is the stuff magazines are made of. She effortlessly combines fashion and wedding photography to make portraits of the dress that are stunning in their beauty. She shoots with an artistic eye — making her photos as much about the fashion as they are about the framing, composition, and subtle details that make her work stand out. If you are looking for an editorial photographer on the island, Melia is a brilliant choice as her chic and elegant style speaks for itself. 

6. Sophie Wall of Wall Photography

Sophie Wall has multiple photographic talents, including making easygoing fashion photographs and helping models build their portfolios.

She says, “Bringing both a colorful and laid back feel to my work, my main goal is to create a relaxed and very photographic environment. I want my clients to feel beautiful! And have a great time capturing images that will last forever.” As an almost lifelong photographer — she picked up her first camera in elementary school — she knows the art of photography, and you can often see her strong sense of light and shadow at play in her work. She is one of our favorite photographers on the island for both the simplicity and the ease of her fashion portraits — island-inspired, carefree, verging on poignant — absolutely beautiful! 

7. Arica Brie of Maui Business Photography

Arica Brie is our trusted source for brand-centered photographs that expertly blend lifestyle photography and graphic design for images that pop! As a social media marketer, she knows the kind of images to create to tell your brand’s story fully, and she makes them with careful precision.  With her combination of photography talent and marketing experience, she is the perfect co-collaborator for branding images and ads. She also creates playful conceptual art in her branding photographs, so whatever your business photography needs, check out her dynamic portfolio. 

8. Yolanda Pelayo

Yolanda loves photographing people at their best, and that love shows up in her fashion work. She often works with island locals to bring their visions to life, but she has a flexible talent suited to many kinds of photography. If you are a fashionista and want portraits of yourself as much as your outfits, she is a great option. A bonus of working with her — she has experience photographing stylish kids, so if you have any up-and-coming stars in your life that you want to photograph, she is a clear choice. 

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