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Maui's Finest Professional Photography (Wailea)

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Aloha,

My name is Richard Marks, MA and I've been a professional photographer for 33 years, including being a former Getty Images photographer.

Upon moving to Maui 23 years ago, I created my own photography company, MauiProfessionalPhotographer, and I am also currently the main photographer for the Maui Vision Magazine, having done over 37 front covers for that magazine in the past 10 years. I have also been chosen to be the main photographer for The Neighbors and Friends of Wailea and Makena Magazine.

Since moving here from The San Francisco Bay Area in 2001, Iโ€™ve photographed over 1000 Maui Weddings for Maui's finest wedding co-ordinators including White Orchid Weddings and Tropical Maui Weddings. Ive done Family Shoots for Time Magazine Person of the year Terry Cruz and his family as well as many professional promotional shoots including CD covers for Grammy recording artists.

Before I share more details of my professional photography services, I wish to share some feedback from my photoshoots.

Hello Richard!
I wanted to extend heartfelt thanks to you for the beautiful world class quality of our photographs! We will be printing and framing them as soon as possible upon our return to put in our LA home! We are SO VERY PLEASED WITH OUR PHOTOS! Thank you for everything and warmest aloha to you!
-Terry Crews and Rebecca King Crews
-Executive Producers-The Family Crews

"This was our second shoot in Maui with Richard. When we found out our family was headed back to Maui for a trip, I immediately thought of Richard. I knew it was time for another family photo shoot. Richard was willing, patient and kind as we went through outfit changes and became our own directors of the shoot. Richard makes everyone feel so comfortable and included. We plan to have Richard as our family photographer. Not just in Maui, but wherever heโ€™d be willing to travel for us."
Mahalo Richard!

David and Family
Portland, Oregon
6/15/23

Richard Marks, thank you so very much for your photos!
Your fantastic eye and skill at catching the moment of our wedding day gave us memories to cherish for the rest of our lives! Your energy and fun so enhanced our day and everyone loves you and the photos weโ€™ve shared. You definitely capture the love and appreciation available in each moment. Mahalo nui loa ๐Ÿค— ๐Ÿ˜

Seah and Ross
Maui Meadows,HI
6/10/2023

"Richard made our engagement photo session just as memorable as the beautiful images he captured. He paid attention to the details and used mother nature to naturally enhance our images. We had so much fun during this shoot and certainly stepped out of our comfort zone, with ease. I will be recommending Richard to my friends and family on their future trips to Maui and would encourage you to entrust him with capturing special moments during your time."

Cedrick and Mary
Wailea,HI
6/5/23

"Working with Richard was such a pleasure. We hired him to photograph our small family during our vacation in Maui. He took a wide variety of shots, so we got exactly what we wanted; high quality, professional family photos that we can print and display in our home to enjoy for years to come. Richard is a first-rate photographer, easy to work with and delivers quality work at a reasonable price point. I highly recommend him for your family photo sessions. Thanks so much, Richard!"

-Peter
Wailea,Maui

"I highly recommend Richard Marks for your family photos. Richard was extremely easy to work with as he captured our family of 17 in the most incredible photos we could have ever imagined! We are all thrilled with the finished product and will be forever grateful for his patience, his joy, his flexibility and his skill in taking such beautiful photos of our family.
We are all so appreciative of the work you have done.
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Mahalo and Aloha, Kathleen and Family

From my family celebrity shoot with Family Crews in Wailea, Maui

From Whoopee Goldberg:

"All I can so about my photographer friend Richard Marks is:

HE IS THE BOMB AND YOU WON'T BE SORRY IF YOU HIRE HIM AS YOUR PHOTOGRAPHER!!!"

From Rock Star Steven Tyler:

"Richard Marks is like a crazed rock star as he shoots with his camera.
One second on his knees, then flat on his back, then flipping onto his belly, the rocketing up and spinning in the air shooting above his head....
his flash pop explosions and machine gun shutter releases firing off like some vicious rock drum beat!
Shooting every angle he can grab while sometimes dancing wildly with delight and all the while beaming his Alfred E. Newman gap toothed smile!
HE'S TOTALLY INSANE!!!
IF YOU WANT PHOTOS THAT TOTALLY ROCK, THEN RICHARD MARKS IS YOUR MAN!"
-Steven Tyler

As a lifetime member of PPA, Professional Photographers of America, I am absolutely dedicated in the daily study of new photography techniques, understanding the newest state of the art photography gear and photo processing software, and last but not least, practicing the art of developing a positive and uplifting rapport with my clients so I can deliver the highest quality photo services available.

In the Spirit of Aloha, I offer my clients bonus gifts, including Early Booking Discounts. My business policy is:
To offer all my clients Win/Win Agreements in the Spirit of Aloha, Excellence and Joy~

I feel very blessed for the past 22 years to focus my passion and artistry and to have delivered Premiere Wedding and Family Photography on all the beaches, major resorts and exquisite private locations on the beautiful Island of Maui, Hawaii.

I offer my clients a full spectrum of Maui Wedding, Family, Portrait and Promotional Photography Packages, including customized packages to meet their Maui Photography needs that fit their budgets perfectly.

In 1992, I began shooting for Getty Images International, The San Francisco Chronicle and The Marin Independent Journal. I also shot promotional photos for professional musicians which included covers for their CDs.

At that time I also began photographing weddings in the Wine Country of Napa and Sonoma as well as greater San Francisco Bay Area. My love of photographing weddings upon moving to this most beautiful island of Maui in 2001 has inspired me to continue shooting weddings, as well as for 100's of families and doing promotional shoots for front covers of magazines on Maui and Japan.

I have also done various celebrity shoots with actors, authors, writers, artists comedians and musicians including former NFL football player and Time Person of The Year, Terry Crews and his family, (I've featured a few photos from my Terry Crews Family shoot on this ad), as well as actor and comedian, Whoopee Goldberg photo taken when I worked with her in 1982, musician Steven Tyler, CD covers and promotional photos for 2 time Grammy Award winner Peter Kater and world renowned author and spiritual teacher, Ram Dass, who was the officiant for the wedding of renowned Buddhist teacher Jack Kornfield and Trudy Goodman to name just a few. Ive also shot the covers for over 37 Maui Vision Magazines.

Since my arrival from the San Francisco Bay Area to Maui is 2001, I have photographed well over 1000 weddings, hundreds of family shoots and promotional shoots. My Wedding Photography has ranged from simple beach weddings to large weddings at multimillion-dollar estates and hotels on Maui including The Four Seasons, The Fairmont Kea Lani, The Grand Wailea Resort, Ho'olei at Grand Wailea, The Hotel Wailea, The Haiku Mill, The Sugarman Estate, The Olowalu Plantation House, The Elan Vital Mansion, The Marylyn Monroe Mansion, Ka'anapali Beach Hotel, Kaanapali Alii, Montage Kapalua Bay, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort, Travaasa Hana, The Tropical Maui Plantation as well as in many private mansions.

I have shot simple beach wedding ceremonies at Kaanapali, Black Rock, Ironwoods Beach, Kapalua Bay, Homoa Beach in Hana, Olowalu, Ho'okipa Beach,Oneuli Beach, Charley Young Beach, Koki Beach, La Parouse Bay, Secret Beach, Makena Cove, Po'olenelena, Makena Big Beach, Baldwin Beach State Park, Wai'anapanapa State Park, Honolulua Bay, Palauea, as well as on top of Haleakala at the crater in Haleakala State Park.

As a member of Professional Photographers of America, my passion for photography combined with many years of study and decades of professional photography assures my delivering my clients a level of perfection and creativity that is rarely found with other Maui Photography Studios. To deliver the absolute highest quality possible, I shoot with only the highest quality state of the art professional equipment available.

I am dedicated to delivering the very best photos to my clients. In light of this, I shoot with the absolute highest quality photography and lighting gear. I have just invested over fifteen thousand dollars to upgrade my camera gear to the mirrorless Sony a7R3, voted the digital camera of the year, with silent shutter so your ceremony or event will not be disturbed the the endless clicking of my shutter. The Sony a7R3 shoots ultra high res image RAW files of 42.4 megapixels which enables your photos to be blown up to full wall size with spectacular color and detail. My back up camera in the Sony A73.

The following endorsement is from one of my dearest colleagues who is the founder of BlendImages.com:

"Richard Marks is a skilled photographer with the eye of a masterful artist. His unique, breathtaking images are a result of the happy combination of his clear artistic vision and his genuinely warm character that helps his clients feel totally relaxed while enjoying their photoshoot. Anyone looking for images that reveal the beauty and authenticity of their concepts would be well advised to choose Richard as their photographer".

- Shalom Ormsby

Designer, Digital Artist and Co-Founder and Director at Getty Images.

My business motto is:

"KULIA I KA NU'U = STRIVE FOR EXCELLENCE"

The above quote is the saying that former Hawaiian Queen Kapi'olani adopted as her life focus as well. With utmost confidence, I can absolutely guarantee that your photos will be carefully, meticulously and artistically photographed and customized precisely to your specific needs.

I invite you to ask me for my customized pricing that meets your photographic needs perfectly!

~ Photoshoot including bonus drone footage (dependent upon weather conditions)
~ A minimum of 100 individually color perfected and lightly retouched image files per package hour.
~ Online viewing gallery.
~ Link to receive your high resolution image files.

I look forward to delivering you exquisite and fun photos of your wedding day, family shoot, event or promotional requirements!

With warmest aloha,

Richard Marks,
Master of Arts, Sonoma State University
Lifelong Member of Professional Photographers Of America

*Please do NOT contact me with unsolicited services or offers

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