Maui Photographer


Lex Weintraub
16:06 01 Jul 24
Had the pleasure of meeting Sean during his visit to Florida. Sean captured Drone Footage of me doing some extreme sports. The quality of the video is the highest I have ever seen. You can tell that Sean not only has an extreme talent, but the highest quality equipment. Sean is so passionate and so kind. He spoke to me about his work and equipment and shared his videos with me. I would highly recommend him to anyone in the Hawaii or FL area looking for photo / video work!
Str8ShootR (GenX)
19:46 11 Apr 24
Sean is very in tune with the areas & time of day to give you the perfect picture that you're going to LOVE. He is very easy going & a pleasure to work will NOT be disappointed with his work.
Brittany Barnes
22:01 06 Dec 23
Sean took family photos for us, and they are by far the best photos of my family and kids. We'll forever have these moments documented now moving forward. He also used his drone to capture unique pictures and angles. He suggested the best poses and what time of day is the best lighting. He is so talented! I highly recommend him!
Jan White
18:49 18 Aug 23
Having Sean do a family shoot of our zany family-of-ten was an absolute treat. Sean is engaging & professional... & with his keen attention to detail, he even re-directed us to the perfect sunset beach that provided the most beautiful background. We could not be more pleased with his talents.
Emily Wesseln
20:55 14 Jul 23
A huge shout out and thank you to Sean Michael Hower photography! We had the opportunity to work with Sean during our recent trip to Maui. 📸🌺Sean is a wonderful photographer and truly a professional in his field. He was instantly able to put my family at ease, and capture some amazing photographs. Sean went above and beyond to meet the neediness of my family and his flexibility and genuine friendliness was so appreciated. I will treasure these photos forever and the next time we head to Maui he will be the only photographer we choose! I simply cannot recommend him enough. Don’t pass up the chance to work with him, you won’t regret it!Plus he give some great local perspectives of places to eat, things to do and places to visit!
Erika Smith
01:55 28 Feb 23
Sean was incredibly easy and professional to work with. He also provided great suggestions (where to get fresh lei's) and picking the best timing & location for our family vacation shoot. The photos turned out amazing and the whole process was super fast and easy to pick out our favorites. It's clear he has an incredible eye based on some of the other photos he's taken (both of people/events and artistic captures of stars and other scenery). We are so happy to have these images as a keepsake from an incredible vacation and to be able to pick from so many different backgrounds and combinations (even with just a 30min shoot!). I would hire Sean again in a heartbeat!
15:00 27 Feb 23
We booked Sean through Maui Aloha Weddings for our Feb. 2023 wedding in Maui. Sean was easy to communicate with and gave several helpful tips and advice. Most importantly, the photos turned out fantastic and we couldn't be happier! Sean is a fun guy, easy to work with. Highly recommended!
Brandy Mansell
22:03 10 Jul 22
This man literally made the best day of my life perfect. I chose him as my photographer through a wedding planner in Maui and he "understood the assignment"! Hands down one the the most genuine people I have ever met. The wedding planner themselves failed to tell us she wouldn't be there to help out on a our big day and tell us what to do ect... but Sean he made it perfect. I haven't even received our pictures yet, I mean its only been a week, but I'm sure they will magical. I couldn't have asked for a better person to capture the best day of my life!! Thank You Sean for everything!!!
Jason Strobel
18:51 29 Apr 22
If you are searching for a photographer on Maui look no further. Honestly, Sean takes the most amazing photos, is extremely friendly and is so patient with kids. He knows all the best places and has a knack for capturing my kids best moments. He has been taking our family photos every year for the past 8 years. He has helped us with local restaurant and excursion ideas and other places to go see to really enjoy all the beauty Maui has to offer. After so many years of talking with him and having him take our photos, he has become a family friend. My kids know him and look forward to seeing him every year too. A trip to Maui wouldn't be the same without seeing him and having a family photo shoot!
Chris Skiles
23:11 16 Apr 22
My family and I have had Sean shoot photos for us multiple times over the year. We used him for engagement photos (which to this day people always rave about), extended family portraits, and now recently (years later) for family photos with our children. And Sean honestly just gets better and better and better! He's one of the most reasonably-priced shooters on the island of Maui, perhaps of all the islands, and in my humble opinion — far and away the most talented. He's professional, honest, and an all-around nice guy and will consistently go out of his way to make sure his clients are satisfied. A++ all the way! You cannot go wrong hiring Sean for whatever your photography needs are. And this is coming from a discerning Creative Director with over 20+ years of experience! 🤣
A. Lee
01:00 16 Feb 22
Our company (and our families) have collaborated and hired Sean Hower Photography' for well over 8 years now. We highly recommend him for all of your photography needs. Sean is an incredibly professional, yet personable, and kind person who brings his spirit of community and friendship to every photo shoot. He has done everything from Corporate, to Weddings, to Concerts and family photo sessions. During the Covid shut down Sean generously offered his services to Maui families and went to their homes to take their family portraits. He gave without hesitation during what was a very stressful and isolating experience for our Maui Community and beyond. We appreciate his time talent and his spirit of Aloha.
Arista May
22:26 05 Feb 22
We used Sean for our wedding day photography and we absolutely loved working with him. He was very detailed, patient, friendly, and easy to work with! We were planning our Maui wedding all the way in Seattle and he was super helpful with organizing wedding day plans and even general travel recommendations. On our big day, he helped smooth the process and made everyone comfortable. We would definitely recommend working with Sean!
Wahine Action
05:26 13 Dec 21
Amazing Service ! wonderful memories captured that we will cherish forever !! Thank you again Sean!!
Chad K
08:40 11 Dec 21
Sean has shot a handful of my projects over the years, and his photos always come out looking spectacular. Super professional, great guy, and always a pleasure to work with. I look forward to working with him again in the future.
Aumakua Productions
19:57 01 Dec 21
Gorgeous Photography! And beautiful videography and drone shots. We’ve worked with Sean on multiple projects and have always gotten more than we asked. His work is highly respected on Maui, we don’t go to anyone else when we want top quality images for personal or for business.
During a time of uncertainty in 2020, Sean showed up professionally to capture our intimate ceremony - just the two of us! I would describe his images as classic/timeless/quality, storytelling our day. Great for wedding album prints! His pictures encapsulate the moments exactly how we wanted for some of our first family heirlooms to pass on... emphasizing the beautiful surroundings. We loved all the pictures, it was hard to choose a favorite so we will go with - all of them!
Wings Hawai'i
18:56 23 Nov 21
Sean is so good at capturing the essence of the moment. I cherish the photos he takes and I’m always grateful for how he sees things through his lens. He’s a great photographer abd I would never hesitate to book him If he’s available
Tim Johnston
02:48 18 Nov 21
For over a decade, Sean has been photographing our family every year for family Christmas cards. He does a great job. I'm always amazed at how clear his prints come out and have had other family member comment on this as well. Both our kids love Sean and we will continue to use him.
Michael Sirutis
01:19 14 Nov 21
My multiple experiences with Sean spanning well over a decade have been nothing but positive and professional. From annual family photo shoots, videography and choice edits, and even chance encounter photo snaps, the result is always a favorite memory. Five out five, would book again.
Jennifer Thomas
01:14 09 Nov 21
Sean is top notch!! Not only is Sean professional and able to deliver all your photography needs, he is genuine and instantly becomes part of your familySean will capture your moments like he has known you forever, truly amazing. It was such an honor to have him photograph our wedding. Sean makes everything easy and comfortable, you don’t need to worry about anything …he has it under control! Thanks Sean you truly are gifted and a pleasure to work with!
13:21 08 Nov 21
Sean by far is an amazing photographer. His attention to detail is like no other and the way he captures candid moments are beyond expectations! We used him for our wedding and our pictures turned out better than we expected. We will definitely be using him again for family photos and even vow renewal photos!
Justin Morris
01:22 08 Nov 21
I have had many professional and family photo-shoots with Sean over the past decade. His eye for detail and ability to bring the best out of people is astonishing.He has always been on time, and he turns his projects around quickly. He will go the extra mile for success.His images and videos have become staples in my bands and family albums.Thank you Sean Michael Hower for all the wonderful memories you have helped me capture and keep.
Eric J Auger
21:46 06 Nov 21
We hired Sean to take some portrait shots of us while we were on vacation. While directing us, he was very fun, professional and confident which in turn made for a happy and rewarding experience. He knows the island like the back of his hand and knew exactly when the waves would be crashing up behind us! The shots were amazing, definitely recommend him if you want dynamic images for souvenirs!
Joseph Asermely
18:23 05 Nov 21
I have hired Sean for a number of photo shoots over the past few years. He is truly a professional who knows how to capture the moment from a magical sunset to a mid afternoon session on a sandy beach with my spouce. When visiting Maui I would highly recommend him for your special occasion. You won't be disappointed.
Angela Pellegrino
03:25 05 Nov 21
I’ve had the opportunity to work with Sean on a couple of occasions. He photographed my wedding on our farm on Maui as well as a recent family gathering. Sean is one of the best in his profession. He is extremely responsive and communicative, provides a variety of options, and takes amazing photos! You can tell he absolutely loves what he does - he cares about his clients experience and goes above and beyond. Lastly, he has so much aloha in his heart and that comes thru in everything he does.
jim giuliano
18:34 03 Nov 21
Sean is personable and great to work with, and the results are high-quality photos. We used him to take photos of our family on the beach in Maui. He spent a lot of time getting everything just right, had great suggestions for where and how to pose, and listened to our suggestions, too. We were thrilled with the results.If you're looking for a top-notch professional photographer, look no further.
Sean is our go to photographer for everything from concerts to family photos. He is patient with our wild bunch, able to make everyone feel comfortable and attentive to detail. Sean captures personalities and moments in each photo beautifully.
Paula Richard
06:46 03 Nov 21
This was the second time our family worked with Sean and again the pictures are just outstanding and the whole experience from start to finish was remarkably enjoyable. We had seven people that included three generations, along with our dog. Sean’s a pro with children, just have to say that, and tuned right in to how to get the best from each one of us. I’m not usually comfortable in front of a camera, but the way he guided us through everything, I felt so relaxed that I forgot to be awkward and just had fun! Sean really made wonderful use of the natural, Upcountry Maui background and lighting, and the pictures have such a great variety of expression. From playful to romantic, sensitive, and heart touching, with lots of happiness and joy in them all. Plus, the memory of the special time our family had together during the shoot makes the beautiful pictures themselves mean even more. We’re really grateful to have found Sean and will continue to come to him for all our photography needs throughout the years.
Alma Tassi
04:04 02 Nov 21
I’ve worked with Sean on several occasions. He’s a consummate professional who intuitively knows how to capture the essence of a moment. His instincts are on point and his gear and technical chops are top quality. He’s also a really easy going person and a pleasure to work with which is why I call him when I need photos for my businesses. He has my highest recommendation.
Chaka Ra
22:44 31 Oct 21
Sean is a top-notch photographer! We have had the pleasure of working with him for both, family portraits and business projects. I would say he is great for family portraits or speacial occasions because his personality is so easy to relax around, simply kind and funny, which makes all the difference in capturing those great memories. Yet for something more professional, he is detailed and asks the right questions to make sure he is really understanding your vision. I recommend him to friends n family all the time, he is one of the best!
Jacob Shafer
21:32 31 Oct 21
I did a family photo shoot with Sean, and it was an absolute pleasure. He is warm, professional, shares his own ideas and listens, was great with my kids and, most important produces high-quality work. Honestly those remain my favorite photos of my children. Highly recommend!
Donna Meketsy
21:14 31 Oct 21
Sean did our wedding back in 2006. He assisted in choosing a location spot, flowers & the officiate. Not typical of a photographer, but we were unsure of options since we were coming from Florida, and he made several suggestions. He was truly professional in every aspect. He did shots we knew we wanted & then suggested other poses that turned out beautiful. He then made a video of some of our pictures & video footage he took….to the two tunes we wanted. I can just say FABULOUS!I would highly recommend Sean for your wedding, or just family or self photos!!!
Heather Collins
11:30 31 Oct 21
Highly recommend! Sean is a professional. He makes you feel comfortable, like family. He’s patient and kind. He thinks outside of the box . His photos turned out fabulous!
Chelsea Vann
11:02 31 Oct 21
I wasn’t sure that I was going to be able to get any maternity pictures taken because Covid was still such a wildfire. But Sean agreed to take some and not only was he incredibly safe, but he helped me relax, have fun and enjoy the experience. Being pregnant is not a time where you feel like you want a camera in front of you but Sean really helped me feel comfortable, had fun with my husband and other son, and made me feel beautiful. And the final product was just icing on the cake!! I’m so grateful that he captured my big belly and my boys and I during one of the craziest times in our lives. I highly recommend hiring him for any life changing moments you want to capture or just for a boost in esteem.
Malia Panglao
03:11 31 Oct 21
Sean has been our ʻfamily photographer for over 15 years. He was our wedding photographer when we got married in 2005 and most recently he took our daughterʻs 2020 high school graduation photos. Sean is patient, professional, punctual, and incredibly easy to work with. He makes every one of his clients feel at ease no matter their age or level of comfort behind the camera. Whenever anyone in the islands asks me to recommend a photographer I recommend Sean without hesitation! His photos are of incredibly good quality and the memories he captures last a lifetime. I absolutely 100% recommend Sean Michael Hower for all of your photography and videography needs he is absolutely amazing! Mahalo nui Sean for always taking care of us.
Sarah Plemel
22:28 30 Oct 21
Sean Hower is incredible at what he does! I have been lucky enough to utilize his photography skills in many ways. Eight years ago he flew to the mainland and shot our wedding weekend for us. It was a magical event and he did an exceptional job at capturing everything we wanted and so much more. Sean has also helped us with our business shoots. We own a construction company and over the years he has come to help us capture images for our website, progress on our builds and so much more. We have also hired him for family portraits, memorial services and pregnancy photo shoots. I love that his skill is so versatile and his personality and experience is so helpful in making the whole process flow. When you hire this man you can count on a friendly and professional experience. You can also be sure that the photos will exceed your expectations. Thank you Sean for all the years of amazing photography. We look forward to many more!
Susanna Sorenson
18:37 30 Oct 21
Sean is such a pro! Our day with him was a blast and it shows in our photos. His location choices were perfect, and his prompts helped us feel comfortable and have fun! Highly recommend!!
Kimberly Lackey
15:50 30 Oct 21
I had a wonderful time working with Sean. He helped me feel comfortable doing a bathing suit photo shoot. That’s not something I normally do and he made it easy and fun. The photos themselves are gorgeous and he has an artistic eye that is hard to beat. On top of that, you can easily tell that he genuinely cares about the people that he works with. I was working with some sentimental pieces from my grandmother after she passed and his concern for helping me tell that story was very apparent. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for Talent combined with heart and soul.
13:55 30 Oct 21
Sean Michael Hower is the photographer you are wanting & needing to capture your special moments. He puts his heart & soul into making your time spent with him the most memorable experience ever, be it family photos at your favorite spot on the beach, surprise engagements, wedding, pregnancy or pics of your four legged family members. He goes above & beyond and then even further every time. Between his beautiful quality work, his easy-going personality and making you feel the most comfortable possible, he’s the ultimate and has also been voted the best photographer on Maui four years in a row. WOW!!
Matt Garcia
21:26 29 Oct 21
james bowersox
18:02 29 Oct 21
Do you want your photos to be of the highest quality, done in a low stress way that is fun and easy?Then Sean Michael Hower is the guy for you!Working with him is a taste of working with the best. His ideas are excellent, his shots are unmistakable and his attitude is terrific.Every time I have hired him I have found his photos to be excellent. Be it a candid shot or a contrived one, he captures the moment and brings out the best in those he is taking photos of.
Jenni Sorrick
13:13 29 Oct 21
We have used Sean both times we took family photos, he does a great job every time! I have referred several friends to use him as well, and they have also been very pleased
Megan Kanekoa
05:04 29 Oct 21
Sean is reliable, fun & generous. He’s taken many wonderful photos of my family over the years. He’s great with kids & very talented with the lens. Highly recommend.
We’ve had many family photos done by Sean & he has always delivered wonderful shots! He’s dependable & fun to work with.
Donna Anderson
00:38 29 Oct 21
Does not disappoint! Great photographer! Highly recommend!
Renie Hamayelian
23:51 28 Oct 21
It’s very special and rare to come across a person of Sean’s caliber, in any situation or industry. From the start, he is not only professional, but also, he magically weaves a familiarity into his art form that puts you at ease and allows you to flow naturally. When capturing memories on film, the type of charismatic genius that flows through Sean is what his camera lens translates into timeless art. You may be paying for photos but you are investing in the art of your lives. I am proud to have hanging on my walls, memories, that Sean’s trained eye and lens captured and transformed into art. He is an artist first and it shows in the quality of his work. Thank you Sean Michael Hower. Sincerely, thank you.
Geri QA
21:59 28 Oct 21
Our family have been hiring Sean Hower for over 10 years for all our photography needs. He has captured so many of our family events from weddings to birthdays, reunions, baby announcement, engagement announcement and family holiday photos. He’s professional, fun, accommodating and his photo quality is amazing! We love Sean and will continue to hire him for more events!
J maui
21:55 28 Oct 21
Sean has been a huge part of the marketing of my new business Maui Wealth Management. He always has ideas how we can improve certain things while still staying in my budget. I recommend him to all my friends and clients. Thanks Sean for everything!
Cynthia Morse
21:36 28 Oct 21
Sean is a phenomenal photographer and he takes the most amazing photos. He works so well with children and with nervous brides! I give Sean a 5+ rating. He is the best on all Islands in Hawaii!!
Charles Nahale
21:36 28 Oct 21
Susan Abraham
03:48 28 Oct 21
Sean has captured my grandchildren from birth to graduation. I will be eternally grateful for the memories, which I treasure above all else.
david chappell
07:35 27 Oct 21
Laksmi Abraham
00:17 27 Oct 21
Sean has captured our family’s most precious moments, from the birth of our children, to graduation photos, and he’ll be there to capture many more memories for us. His photos are timeless and always capture the most beautiful images. He’s an amazing photographer and an even more amazing person to work with. He’s our family photographer for life. He’s as good as they get!
Martin Brown
16:16 11 Oct 21
Sean was the photographer at our wedding in Maui. He was courteous, respectful and and a pleasure to deal with. He made the whole process fun and easy. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a photographer. Thanks Sean. Martin and Doris.
Vicki Patel
16:53 05 Aug 21
Sean was absolutely FANTASTIC to work with and made family photos on the beach a fun and memorable experience! We have a huge variety of fun, silly and professional photos! We couldn't be more thrilled with all the pictures we have now to remember our Hawaii2021 trip! Mahalo Sean!
David L. Cook III
19:53 17 May 21
Sean is the man! He truly lives with the aloha spirit. We couldn’t have asked for a better experience. We will cherish not only the photos, but the memories of the shoot forever! If you’re in Maui & looking for a photographer, definitely go with Sean! Mahalo!
Roger Romero
22:32 17 Nov 20
Sean was extremely professional and has a fantastic eye. I wouldn't call me and my wife models by any stretch of the imagination but he sure did make us look like we knew what we were doing- hahaha. Jokes aside, this was the best experience, he made us feel extremely comfortable in front of the camera and had amazing recommendations and directed us beautifully to capture the amazing setting he recommended. Thank you so much for making this experience one to remember forever!
Scott Fijolek
23:06 20 Apr 20
It’s been 3 years now, after our wedding, and we are still SO HAPPY with our photographer & videographer Sean Michael Hower ! We are celebrating our 3 year anniversary now, feeling very grateful to have hired Sean Michael Hower! Very often we look at our AMAZING wedding photos!! Our friends and family often still tell us (for 3 years now) how awesome our wedding photos are!! I have worked with very many different photographers over the years, and Sean Michael Hower and his team are BY FAR the best in Hawaii !!
Paula R. Lewis
08:26 13 Jan 20
Sean Hower of Maui Wedding Medias did an amazing job with our whole photo shoot. All we can say after reviewing all the photos is, they came out phenomenal. The whole experience was great. Sean was very accommodating to us and made sure not to rush us, but also managed our time well. He made sure that we got those perfect sunset beach pictures that is a must for any Hawaiian wedding and we love every single bit of the outcome of the photos. Standing for photo after photo can be tiring but Sean made it fun and a great experience. I strongly recommend him for anyone’s wedding or special event.
Great photographer
dani o
03:50 06 Aug 19
We heard Sean Michael Hower is the best of the best in Maui for wedding photographers and guess what! - We agree! My fiance' (now husband) and I wanted a simple wedding shoot for our simple July 4th beach wedding. Here is what we got:=Excellent communication with Sean Michael via texts and email=Reasonable priced photo package=Lots of photos taken=Lots of laughs and fun with Sean Michael before, during and after the wedding ceremony=Awesome pictures to choose from=Quick gallery link to upload your chosen photos=Very happy with our photosMahalo Sean Michael for being a part of our wedding celebration!Highly recommended! Friendly, personal, professional and down right fun!
Kymberly Jaspers
21:01 06 Jul 19
I feel so honored and blessed to have had photos taken by Sean! He came recommended by a friend who traveled from AZ to HI for her vow renewals after I inquired after seeing her awesome photos on social media. For my family, we were traveling to Maui for our first vacation after losing my spouse (and dad to my kids).Sean was such an attentive listener and compassionate man to our special circumstances. I shared with him first on email and then we talked through it on the phone as well. Taking photos of a family still grieving could be tricky, yet he was so sensitive to the issue and really was fun for us all to work with. He kept it lighthearted and silly to keep all of us living in the moment and enjoying the time together being documented. I am delighted that we have this significant time captured (and even more overjoyed that it was captured through the lens of Sean Hower)!I had a vision of what kind of setting I wanted and he was willing to travel to a different part of the island to get to the perfect spot. I had a couple of other meaningful things I wanted to be done and he went the extra mile to gather information to make sure those too, could be done. Over and beyond this man went!The final product, our photo, wow, wow! It took us many days to pick our favorites. There was a good variety of poses, backgrounds within the space we went to, etc. He has a remarkable eye. All four of us love the photos!!!I could go on and on about this professional, kind, talented man! Any of my friends traveling to Hawaii wanting photos will for sure have to use him and for anyone reading this review looking for a photographer, without any hesitation, I recommend him!Thank you (Mahalo) Sean, from the deepest part of our hearts!
Sean has done countless photo-shoots with my family and clients. As a professional web developer on Maui. Sean is my first choice Maui photographer every time.
Queenie Lei Dela Cruz
08:44 17 Jan 19
Sean did my family/maternity photos last year.Our initial location for photos didn’t work out, but Sean didn’t let that stop us. Without hesitation, we changed locations and our photos turned out amazing!After giving birth, we called Sean again to do our Newborn photos. He worked so great with our 5 year old and our newborn and he captured several precious moments of our family.Working with Sean is so easy. He’s very patient, especially with children and he was always open to my (many) different ideas, while also adding his own twist.We really appreciate Sean and would highly recommend him for any photography needs.