Did you know that all beaches in Hawaii are public by law? YUP – there is no such thing as a privately owned beach here. Private beaches just don’t exist. Even those fancy hotels right on the waterfront – the shoreline is public no matter what. Having a beach all to yourself in Hawaii is beyond rare. And if you’re looking to plan a Kihei Family Photo Session, we can help you pick the perfect beach location that feels empty.
Now you may have noticed that despite all beaches in Hawaii being open to the public, there are no people in the background of any of my images. I don’t know where the hidden beaches are, I just know my way around Photoshop after 15+ years of using it!
Whenever I go to Maui, I know the beaches will be busier than they are here on the Big Island. So while there is some strategy to my angles, it’s impossible for me to get a shot without people in the background. There were plenty of people on the beach this day. That is usually the case! But part of the signature Wilde Sparrow style (and honestly, dedication to perfection lol) means I edit all the people out of your photos! Yes, even if a few dozen people are on the beach for your Kihei Family Photo Session. You’ll never be able to tell in your final gallery, it’ll look like it is just you and your family.
Does it take long? Not really! It takes me about 3 minutes per photo. For a 100+ image gallery, that can add up, but I don’t mind. I think it’s worth it. You don’t want random strangers in your family photos, do you?! Me neither! And this doesn’t affect my ability to get galleries out fast. I can wrap up a complete gallery like this in under two weeks. And then you get to show off that private beach you found in Hawaii.
Are you planning a trip to Maui this year or next? First of all, yay! Hawaii is calling your name. Our team would LOVE to work with you to capture your visit! We can’t wait to see meet you for your Maui family photos! Book your session here: https://wildesparrow.com/contact
Wilde Sparrow offers vibrant couples, maternity, and family portraits in Big Island, Oahu, and Maui, Hawaii. They specialize in creating a fun photography experience to enjoy on your Hawaiian vacation.