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Meet Taena in Maui

I am a Maui girl, born and raised. I love to cruise around the island taking photos of this beautiful island. Maui is such a fun and light-hearted place to be. I like to reflect the spirit of the island through my photographs.

Three Things

  1. I was a Performance Supervisor for Alaska Airlines here on Maui for six awesome years! I love Alaska Airlines.
  2. I love travel. There's nothing like jumping on a plane and jet-setting to someplace new. I also love to exercise for mental clarity.
  3. I can't live without coffee!

Favourite Place to Shoot in Maui

Ironwoods Kapalua

Languages Spoken


More Information

Taena has a minimum booking length of 60 minutes in Maui.

Taena has a $50 USD Travel fee for shoots in Olowalu, Lahaina, Kaanapali, Napili, and Kapalua.

Pricing starts at $350 USD for a 60-minute vacation shoot

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Customer Love for Taena

"Taena was AMAZING! We had a party of 12 which included three very young children. I am amazed at how well she was able to wrangle them in and capture some truly beautiful photos." - Leigh Ann

"Taene was absolutely amazing. She immediately knew what our family was looking for in a photo shoot and she was wonderful with my two year old! We will book her on all of our return trips to Maui." - Ashley

"Taena was an absolute pleasure to work with! Being from Maui, she recommended a gorgeous secluded beach for us to take our photos based on what we were looking for. The shoot was wonderful - my husband and I booked it to celebrate our 10 year wedding anniversary. Taena has a way about her that made us so comfortable, and knew exactly what to do to bring our candid, sweet moments and also had us laughing non stop. I would highly recommend working with her!" - Crystal

"I wanted some photos to document our first trip without the kids, just me and my husband in beautiful Maui. Taena was amazing! She knew of the perfect beaches to take us for a picturesque sunset and almost no other people. I forewarned her that my husband is super awkward when a camera is pointed at him, so she made it casual and candid as much as possible. I couldn’t believe how many great shots she got! There is no beating the value of this package and I will be booking with Flytographer on all our future trips! " - Taylor

"Taena did an awesome job. The photos came out amazing and we couldn't have asked for a better photo shoot experience. The location that she selected was perfect. She is very professional, very talented and courteous. We plan on recommending her to our friends." - Ronald

"She is a wonderful photographer and a good conversation maker!" - Amy

"Taena was amazing! We booked her for our maternity photoshoot during our babymoon in Maui. She was very personable, funny and knew how to make us feel comfortable. Taena also took us to a special spot for additional photos since we had extra time left. She created a very positive experience for us, and we will be sure to use Flytographer again!" - Emily

"Taena was absolutely amazing! Her photos captured the essence of our family in the beautiful setting of Maui's pristine beaches and surroundings. I am so happy with her photographs and thank her from the bottom of my heart!" - Lisa

"Taena was absolutely the BEST! She was so wonderful with my family. My children immediately felt comfortable with her. She was amazing at directing us and capturing those special moments between us. I cannot believe the photos that Taena took. She captured our daughters individual personalities so well. All of the photos are amazing and I truly cherish these images. Taena is a very such a special photographer. I would book with Taena again, without hesitation. Thank you for letting me share my gratitude!" - Amanda

"Taena was fantastic and really great with the kids! " - Eric

"Our photographer Taena was simply the best. She told us everything to do and made us feel so comfortable. We loved her and would recommend her to everyone. " - Luigi

"Taena was amazing ! She was super easy to get along with her personality is easy going and fun ! If I’m in Maui I would shoot again with her !!! " - Katrina

"Taena was a real delight, she was easy to chat with and professional." - Karrie

"Taena was so great to work with!! She is super fun to be around and picked up that my husband was nervous and gave him great direction for things to do to get great photos without feeling that we were being staged. She is very talented and her work speaks for itself. I am totally obsessed with our pictures and am so happy that we will have them to remind us of our honeymoon in Hawaii for years to come. Thanks again Taena!!" - Samantha

"Taena put us at ease immediately and the kids loved her. She had lots of great ideas for shots and we didn't feel awkward or too posed. I felt like we fit a lot into the hour and the photos turned out great! She totally rolled with what the kids were interested in. We typically don't enjoy having our photos taken, but this experience was quite fun." - Laura

"Taena was a real fun and joyful person to work with, was very patient and had some wonderful ideas to capture a family of 8 in wonderful photos" - Brenda

"We LOVED Teana!!! She was so personable and accommodating!! She captured all combinations, all scenery, the best lighting, a great mix of closeup and faraway scenic shots that we could have imagined, and such quick turnaround that we received while we were still visiting! She was beyond amazing with our 3 year old who was sick of pictures with Mom when we arrived already, but she got him to go along with everything by taking a personal approach! I would highly recommend Teana to everyone, couples and families!! A 10+ or A+:))" - Amanda

"Taena was a wonderful photographer. She was so easy going, especially with our wild toddler and three grandparents in tow. She captured some amazing moments that we will cherish forever!" - Lisa

"Taena is absolutely incredible! We not only had a great time during our family shoot, but she gave us beautiful keepsake pictures in return! She took her time, helped us feel comfortable, received so many beautiful smiles from our two year old daughter, and has an incredibly artistic eye. The location she chose for our shoot was breathtaking. We were thrilled with our experience and the pictures we have to cherish from our time in Hawaii. Thank you so much, Taena! " - Sarah

"Taena was excellent! We had 4 children under the age of 6 and she was so great with them, even when they were running in opposite directions and not prepared to sit still. We wanted something to commemorate our family vacation while the children were small and what we got was even more than we could have hoped for. Would definitely recommend Taena!" - Pamela

"Taena was the best photographer! We had so much fun during our family shoot. She made us all feel very comfortable and we had a lot of laughs! The communication prior to the shoot was very good and she always kept us in the loop about location and details! We absolutely LOVE our photos and will treasure our memories forever. Thank you so much Taena for capturing these special memories of our family holiday to celebrate my parent's 50th anniversary! You are amazing! " - Brittany

"We knew we would have an amazing photo shoot with Taena the first time we saw her on our shoot location. We instantly clicked. She has a cool, easygoing personality and was able to guide us through our session effortlessly. Our photos exceeded our expectations! Our photos were so beautiful. We were so glad we booked Taena and will highly recommend her to all our friends who go to Maui! Mahalo!" - Liane

"We had a great experience with Taena! She was easy to work with, had a really positive vibe and we love our pictures! " - Maureen

"Taena was amazing to work with and was able to capture such great moments! The location she suggested was perfect and we couldn't be happier with the results!" - Vanessa

"Taena was absolutely amazing and my kids and I loved spending an hour with her. She made the shoot so fun and she chose the most beautiful location for us! We are so thankful she was able to capture such beautiful memories from our trip to Maui! " - Amanda

"Taena was AMAZING. I cannot get over how beautiful our photos are - we will treasure them for a lifetime! It isn’t easy shooting a rambunctious 3 year old and she did it with ease!!" - Suzy

"Taena was wonderful! She was so easy going & kind - she captured beautiful pictures of our family - even of our young boys who wouldn’t sit still for long. We had so much fun!" - Shelly

"Taena was awesome. She got some great shots and was a pleasure to work with for many reasons. She had a good command of the situation. She knew when to direct us and when to step back and let us direct ourselves. She was also very personable. She was able to remember most of our names right off the bat (and there were 14 of us!). I would highly recommend Taena." - Ashley

"We are so glad we decided to book with Taena, she was wonderful to work with. We had so much fun doing the photo shoot that it was an amazing experience within itself. Taena was professional yet personable at the same time. She didn't rush us and was patient throughout the entire shoot. We love the way our photos turned out, it was better than we had even imagined. I would recommend Taena to anyone going to Maui for a Vacation. " - Jasmeet

"Taena was wonderful to work with. On time, pleasant and gave great direction. She had a lot of ideas! I would recommend Taena for any family or couple photos! " - Scarlett

"Taena was simply amazing. She was warm, approachable, friendly, and personable. She made us very comfortable in front of the camera. She went above and beyond my expectations to make sure we had the perfect proposal experience as we had a last minute change in plan. We had such a blast! Thank you!" - Tony

"Taena was amazing! She was very communicative (especially appreciated after weather required a reschedule) and easy to work with. She made us feel super comfortable throughout and we loved the final photos. " - Jessica

"Taena is so talented. Thank you for your suggestions about posing and shoot suggestions." - Susie

"Taena was so wonderful; she took a great care of us, she was friendly and made us so comfortable for the photo shoot. It was a great experience and memorable day for us, and we loved the photos so much! Thank you Teana!" - Abdulah

"Taena was punctual, professional and really listened to what our family wanted. She was so easy to work with and worked so well with my young children. We all felt very comfortable! The pictures turned out so beautifully and I now I finally have those quintessential Hawaii shots that I've always wanted. I highly recommend her and I will definitely be booking with Flytographer again!" - Carol

"Taena was wonderful! She has a great eye and really knows how to work with the light to get beautiful shots. The photos all turned out great and we will cherish them. She provides enough direction without making the photos look contrived. Thanks so much, Taena!" - Nancy

"Taena was great! Helped us get great photos!" - Corinna

"Taena was super easy to work with. She clearly took the few tidbits I gave her about our family and our style prior to the shoot, and utilized them in her strategy with us." - Mariko

"Taena was excellent. She made us feel comfortable and relaxed during our entire photo shoot. Highly recommend!" - Danielle

"Taena did a fantastic job with my family. She was fun and thoughtful and personal and she was a great communicator as well." - Kristene

"Taena was the best! She easily moved us through various poses in multiple locations. We are thrilled with the results. Photos of a lifetime! Thank you!" - Kelly

"Taena was incredible!! She is funny, sweet and knowledgeable. We vibed with her instantly and the shoot was incredible." - Alessandra

"Taena was an amazing photographer and had such a great vision and eye for the scenes we wanted to capture. She made both my husband and I feel comfortable in front of the camera, and treated us like an old friend. She made sure to ensure the areas she asked me to stand were safe and not slippery as I was almost 6 months pregnant. We had a great time hanging out, and got some amazing photos from this special time in our lives." - Kulvinder

"Teana was amazing. She made us feel completely comfortable. The photos turned out amazing! We are impressed with her efforts and friendliness. " - Gena

"Taena, you're so patient and kind and creative - Thank you." - Heather

"Taena took the time to learn all 15 people's names! That was no small feat. She was also very receptive to our wishes for the shoot and did a great job of moving to different spots to ensure we had a variety of shots (palm trees, surfboards, beach, fence). She gave equal time and care to each family and provided us with a nice mix of family fun and portraits." - Kristen

"We loved our session with Taena in Maui. Her relaxed and welcoming personality made us feel comfortable with her and in front of the camera right away. She took our thoughts on a shoot location and recommended the most incredible spot where we had the beach all to ourselves! It was a gorgeous morning and we love the photos." - Megan

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