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About Me 2017-03-22T08:12:12+00:00

Steve Strand

Photographer, Chef, Kayak Fisherman

I have been a Maui wedding photographer and Maui portrait photographer on Maui for just over 20 years. Being involved with both the Maui Professional Photographers and Hawaii Professional Photographers Associations, we have had some of the best talent in Hawaii and the mainland come to Maui and teach at seminars on lighting, posing and learning new techniques in Photoshop. My professional experience and training help ensure that your valuable wedding or portraits will be images that you treasure for a lifetime.

Photography was a hobby for me before I moved to Maui in 1990 to become the restaurant chef at the Kaanapali Westin Resort. I had the opportunity in 1991 to help start the Homes & Land real-estate magazine. The income I made in part time photography I reinvested into new camera equipment. I eventually left the hotel business after nearly 20 years and became a staff photographer for a major photography company in Lahaina. I was trained professionally in weddings, family portraits and conventions. I eventually started my own business as a Maui wedding photographer and Maui portrait photographer in 1997 and have never looked back at starting this new and very creative business of photography here on Maui.

MY PASSION

I am a proud father of an 12 year old son named Jonathan and a 15 year old daughter named Isabella. They are the joy of my life and also help me in knowing a little more about kids, and how to get them to have fun at a photo shoot. I am also an avid mountain biker and kayak fisherman. My passion in life is to be able to spend more time traveling and volunteering in humanitarian work.

In January of this year I went to Kolkata-India, Dhaka-Bangladesh and Katmandu-Nepal to assist Global Hope Network Intl. in their ongoing work of TCD Transformation Community Development. They work with some of the poorest villages in SE Asia where no other NGOs are at. They work with the village leadership in finding their greatest needs and how they can come along side of them to help them out of poverty and into a thriving community with less disease and sickness. They also help the women with income generation to help in the prevention of human trafficking.

See the photos from this recent trip