Hiking the Lahaina Pali Trail

The Hike up the Lahaina Pali Trail Hiking the Lahaina Pali Trail can be an amazing experience. Starting from the south side of the Lahaina Pali Trail is the best, if you can get a ride back from the far end.  The Lahaina Pali Trail is 5.5 miles long and has quite an elevation change.  The heat is extreme when you start hiking up, but there are some awesome sites to be seen.  Hiking up takes up about 40 percent of this hike, and it is the hardest part about it.  Take a few breaks on the hike up the … Read More from Photographer on Maui…

Wandering Upcountry Maui

Lately I’ve been spending a lot of time upcountry Maui, taking a few pictures for some for myself and for some friends.  The first upcountry Maui photography in this series was taken in a State Forest on Maui, in the lush upcountry.   The next photo series is of photos that I took for a friend who needed to update her face shots.  Also enjoying the supreme green of upcountry Maui.

Phenomenal Island Sunset

"Purple Dynamics"

Hawaiian Island Sunset This beautiful island sunset was captured at the far reaches of Maui’s south shore in the Hawaiian Island chain.  This sunset was captured by Maui photographer Kevin Hoffman.  An island sunset looking onward to a storm is often one of the most colorful sunsets one can watch. The purple to orange range/dynamic in this sunset was one of the most beautiful seen to date.

Makena Wedding ~ Courtney and Dillon

Makena Wedding Photograph

What a beautiful Makena wedding with our good friends Courtney and Dillon. Energy filled the air as these two, with their baby by their side, got married with Makena’s waves crashing in the background. The sun was sinking in the sky when two families joined together in the park to watch Courtney and Dillon say their vows. Our pair had an ukulele and harp playing floating melodies in the evening air as a beautiful reception came together nearby. We were able to sneak off and get some pictures at Makena Beach as the sun sank into the hills. We had … Read More from Photographer on Maui…

Hana Photography

Waterfall photograph

We went on an amazing trip to Hana this week, and had an incredible time just riding around. I took quite a few pictures with the GoPro HERO4, and also some pics with a Sony NEX-7. I wanted to try out the GoPro to see how good pics were with the bubble lens, make your own judgement! Taking Hana photography is as simple as it is challenging. To get equipment around in the rain to make it to the rainbows is always the hardest part. Waiting for the sun in Hana… I also got to take some awesome shots with … Read More from Photographer on Maui…

Maui Waterfall Hike

Maui Waterfall deep in the jungle

Maui Waterfall Hike This week we went for an awesome Maui waterfall hike. Our friend Danette had wanted to go to this large waterfall for a long time, and knew that it would be a challenging hike for a group to make (especially with the dogs). We all got together to make this epic hike happen, and even the dogs made it the whole way to the waterfall. This was a beautiful full day hike, and we saw what definitely was a treasured place by every generation that has resided here. This is not a public hike.

Haleakala Crater Hiking Panoramas

Maui Photographer Kevin Hoffman

Haleakala Crater Hiking Panoramas At the end of June and the beginning of July, friends and I hiked the whole way through the Haleakala National Park crater trails to Paliku Cabin (and beyond). I took panoramas the whole way through the trail to document the beauty of Haleakala Crater. We proceeded to hike a few trails after our base hike as well. We also stopped in at Holua Cabin, and visited with the Nene Geese. We started at the trail “Switchbacks” and proceeded down all the way through to the beautiful lower crater.  These first few pictures below are of … Read More from Photographer on Maui…

Maui Maternity Photo Shoot

This Maui maternity photo shoot happened in Waihee, Hawaii on the beautiful beaches located there.  Courtney was 7 months pregnant for this maternity photo shoot, and we produced some incredible pictures.  This beautiful location provided all that we needed to take these pictures, including crystal clear water, sunshine, and mixed color sand.  Courtney excited mother watched while we captured these amazing maternity photographs.

Panoramas of Haleakala Crater

Haleakala Crater

Maui, Hawaii has incredible panoramic views that just can’t be seen in a regular photograph. So I took some panoramic shots at Haleakala National Park, inside Haleakala Crater, and they turned out excellent! Make sure you check out the full size images, and zoom in to look at the real quality of these photographs inside the Haleakala Crater.

Macro Droplet Photography

"Haleakala Dew" in Haleakala National Park

I’ve always wanted to take some droplet photography of some of the amazing plant life here on Maui, and I finally had my chance while camping in Haleakala Crater. We decided to hike Switchbacks trail at Haleakala National Park down to Holua Cabin this week, and even though the hike down was quite wet, the next morning provided me with an excellent opportunity to take macro droplet photography on many plants and flowers. Since Haleakala is in the clouds, it is not a rare opportunity to have dew on flowers, but I felt fortunate to have droplets in this density. … Read More from Photographer on Maui…