Maternity Portraits


Maternity photography on the island of Kauai offering SAND + SEA + SKY photography services.



BabyMoon Sessions

Your session can be at a location of choice.

Up to 2 outfit changes.

All edited images of your session in a password secure gallery

Rights to all your images via a digital download






30min of photography on the west or south sides of island only.

includes all edited images with print release from your session.

1 outfit change




SAND + SEA sessions

Includes two outfit changes & underwater session.

Sessions may take up to 2+ hours

You will recieve ALL the edited images in a password secure site with digital download & print release.




1/2 hour Ariel Photography + 1 hour photo session

You will get the most spectacular images from our FAA insured & certified drone photography services.  Drone photography offers a unique way to capture the beauty of your pregnancy, babymoon and the natural beauty of kauai.

You will recieve ALL the edited images in a password secure site with digital download & print release.




1/2 hour Ariel Photography + 1 hour photo session + 1 hour of water photography

This is for the mama to be that wants to capture herself in ALL Kauai’s beauty!

You get a regular one hour photo session & 1 hour in the water all while getting some ariel views of you in the water & on the sand.

You will get the most spectacular images from our FAA insured & certified drone photography services.  Drone photography offers a unique way to capture the beauty of your pregnancy, babymoon and the natural beauty of kauai.

You will recieve ALL the edited images in a password secure site with digital download & print release.



Lifestyle Newborn Portraits 


Lifestyle newborn portraits are a beautiful way to document the first few weeks of your babies life. They are only this little for so long & they change so so quickly.  Newborn photography focuses on baby but can include the entire family. I encourage you to get in the picture with your baby.  I come to you in the comfort of your own home. Don’t worry if your house is not pinterest perfect. I work with what I have and all I really need is a window. Upon booking I will send you a newborn prep guide to prepare you for my arrival.

Newborn sessions may take 2-3 hours so please plan accordingly.

You will receive a password secure gallery with all your edited images for digital download. You will have rights to all your images.



Fresh 24


This documentary style of photography is a glimpse into the first 24 hours of your new babies life.

I come to you at the hospital & photograph your family & baby during those first few hours of bonding.

You will receive an hour of photography at the hospital. A passowrd seccure site with all your edited images for digital download.




Maternity/Newborn Portrait Bundle


Booking your maternity/family session with your newborn session offers a discounted rate for kamaaina families only.

You will recieve:

1 hour session for maternity/family

Newborn session when baby arrives at the comfort of your home.

All edited images via your online gallery & digital files.




***all sessions require a 50% retainer to hold session date. Newborn session date is held for baby “due date” &  scheduled once baby is born.

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i love shooting large family portraits! i love the energy of having the whole family together, especially when they are on vacation. many of us live spread out all over the world these days & it’s so fun getting the whole gang together. getting pictures of it all is an added bonus to the memories created. robin lives here on kauai & her sister lives in arizona & their parents live in new mexico & chicago. so they wanted to give their parents a special gift of pictures of them all together while visiting robin here on kauai. it’s extra special because wendy’s 4 kids are officailly off to college so to have all her kiddos together is special & to have them hanging with their cousins from kauai is even more special. here are a few of my favorites from their shoot.


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it was super fun photographing this fun family from australia.

we tried keeping the little one dressed but all i gotta say is:

boys will be boys & water babies will be water babies.


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my name is michelle, but i mostly go by my nickname, chelle. i am a new york native who transplanted in kauai in 2000. i have been photographing lifestyle family portraits on kauai, hawaii under my business, island reflections photography, since 2006.

i am a wife and mama of 3 children ages 16, 14 & 3!  so yes, i understand the family dynamic well, i understand the ups & downs, and how hard it can be to get everyone together for a portrait.  i do my best to make your portrait experience as painless as possible for the entire family.


i love capturing moments with your family over overly posed portraits.

i start each session with a few posed shots and then i guide you into “poses” to lead you towards  interacting with each other.  to capture those sweet moments between you and your children, family members, grandparents and grandchildren.

my style of portraits is free-spirited & intuative capturing the true personality & laughter, feeling & expressions of your family. i love capturing everyday lifetsyle images, kids playing & being themselves. i strive to make your session as fun as possible, so no one is stressing over the perfect pose & letting go & being yourselves allowing me to make those magical chaotic moments look like magic!


i shoot sessions with both film &/or digital cameras at every session unless you specify one or the other.

i shoot on location using only natural light. locations can be at the comfort of your home or at a favorite outdoor location.

i shoot one session a day giving you the option for a morning or evening shoot. giving you control of vacation activities, busy life schedules & happiest baby hours.

feel free to surf around my blog to see more of my family portraits.



aloha lifestyle collection: $995

My favorite! This collection is a 90 minute photo session with all your digital files.

This is a great choice for large groups or lifestyle sessions where you want time for posing, candids and creativity.


simply aloha collection: $650

My most popular plan! Simple and easy.  One hour of photography and your digital files.

Includes a variety of posed and candid images of your family.

up to 8 people

+$25 each additional person


little bit of aloha collection: $450

Only offered at specific West or South shore locations on Kauai.

30 min of shooting time, all edited images of your family with digital files for personal use.

up to 6 people


aloha outdoor studio sessions: $300

Tropical Garden Setting at my Hanapepe Studio

30 min session includes edited images for digial download.

max 8 people



Add on our legally insured FAA certified ariel photography for a fun island view of your family in their element and surrounded by the beauty kauai has to offer from a view from up above! $200 for an hour $150 for 30min.



*professional archival prints can be purchased thru your online gallery

*neighbor islands add $400 for travel

*session dates are NOT held until 50% of your session is paid as a non-refundable deposit to secure your session date


questions on what to wear to your lifestyle session? click HERE

want to see the products we offer click HERE


please do not hesitate to ask any questions you may have.

i look forward to meeting you & your family!



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