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Mari M.
Honolulu, HI
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5.0
4 Years of experience

Aloha:)

I am so thankful for many aspects in my life, including calling Hawai'i my home. Photography and music are the two pillars which allows me to express my creativity. This line of work allows me to meet new, inspiring and interesting people everyday. My shoots are fun, relaxed and comfortable which is of utmost importance for me. Customizing sessions for my clients is what I thrive on, I love exploring new ideas and locations to create a memorable epic moment. My pursuit for new experiences pushes me to continually evolve my vision, while reminding me of the importance of carrying my camera with humor, compassion and curiosity.

-Mari(Mahree)

Awards, honors and recognition

Featured on multiple wedding companies.

A fun fact about me

I am also a singer and perform for a musicians collective I manage "Misty Mountains Entertainment", a popular wedding band service in Hawaii.

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Equipment & Languages

Languages Spoken:

English

Camera:

Sony A7iii

Lenses:

Zeiaa 50, Zeiss 35

I am good with…

Capturing Emotions

Capturing Atmosphere

Suggesting Poses

Story Telling

LGBTQ Community

Candid Moments

My Portfolio Select a shoot type to preview more photos.

Event

10 photos

Maternity

10 photos

Pet

10 photos

Engagement

10 photos

Reviews

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5.0

Reviews from other sites

  • Sukhjit

    From wedding wire

    Mahree was such a delight to work with. She had so many amazing ideas, we couldn't be happier with our pictures. She's creative, personable and definitely a fantastic photographer. I did some research prior to booking her and I'm so glad I chose her. Her professionalism and response time are amazing. If you're planning on having a photo shoot, I would highly recommend going with Mahree, you will not be disappointed. She is wonderful!

  • Nicole

    From wedding wire

    I am completely and totally FLOORED by our photos. Mari is amazing. I don't think I have the words to explain how amazing she is. From the first message to the delivery of the product she was professional and friendly. She promptly responded to emails and texts and had an eye that is... Just wow. Mahalo Mari, may your photography pave the way to wealth for you!

  • Bill

    From wedding wire

    Mari went Out of her way to make sure every detail was covered for our wonderful wedding experience. All elements were carefully planned and carried out to perfection!

  • McKenna

    From wedding wire

    Mahree was so good! The photos are fantastic, and she really knows what she’s doing. She had a smile on her face the whole time and she was so helpful in finding a place for us to hold the ceremony and take our photos.

  • Hayward

    From wedding wire

    Beautiful pics. Definitely has an eye for great photo images that are breathtaking.

  • Muvapanama

    From wedding wire

    Coming from Panama we did not know any photographers and there are many to choose from on the internet. Her rates are very reasonable and she did a super job for us during the ceremony and the couples pictures. I would highly recommend her for anyone looking for a photographer in Oahu.

  • Jessica

    From wedding wire

    Love Mahree!! I did a destination wedding in Hawaii on 08/01/19 and ended up booking her only 2 weeks before my wedding (totally my fault for putting it off). She responded quickly and even got me the contract while she was on vacation. The day of my wedding, her and her videographer came early to set up. I explained the shots I wanted, gave her a list and she exceeded my expectations. Very personable, great energy and would highly recommend. Our photos came out amazing and I get so many compliments on them all the time! My husband and I have big personalities and it was definitely shown in the photos. She had a fast turn around time and gave us full access to everything. We were still on our honeymoon when we got our gallery! Her videographer was great as well - they worked great together and didn't even notice they were there. She was so much fun to work with and I love supporting local companies. You won't be disappointed with Mahree!

  • Caroline & Mike

    From website testimonials

    Mari was able to shoot the intimate moments of both wedding parties getting ready and also captured our ceremony. A lot of what I wanted we were able to organize ahead of time, but I also gave her creative freedom during the entire shoot. She takes BREATHTAKING black and white images too! I couldn’t contain the excitement when I got the gallery emailed back - in 3 weeks might I add - and amazed by the beauty of the images. I loved how she organized & labeled each session in the gallery so it was easy to access which photos I wanted.Such an amazing day and we have these moments to cherish for a lifetime! I highly recommend her.

  • Christina

    From wedding wire

    Let me tell you about this awesome women! She is kind, companionate, and funny which made taking photos during the wedding so much easier. I love the quality of pictures she took and they are STUNNING. If we are ever back in Oahu I would love to do a family photo shoot with her. Love love love! And with us being from Oregon she was prompt to answer us and made everything seamless.

  • Reyhaneh

    From wedding wire

    As we were visiting, I wasn’t familiar with the location and didn’t know what to expect. I was so stressed. She answered all my questions and made me feel comfortable. She constantly adjusted my veil and dress. All the pictures are just breathtaking!

  • Henry

    From wedding wire

    It was Tuesday afternoon and we needed a photographer for a Friday morning wedding. Even in this short time frame, Tales of Light worked with us to develop a plan of action and thankfully she was able to meet us on the North Shore of Hawaii at 7 AM. The colors were beautiful and she was able to capture the awe we felt in the moment and I am thankful for her service.

  • Patricia

    From wedding wire

    Mahree is amazing and talented.

    She listened to what we wanted and delivered, we were one couple that wanted to have more inclusive photos rather than a lot of couple shots and she was more than happy to let us do this! You’d be happy to got her for your big day

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