About Maui Photography

Douglas Hoffman -  Owner/Portrait Artist/Marine Photographer
Born and raised in Denver, Colorado.  In 1985, Douglas came to Maui on vacation and went on an introductory scuba dive. It inspired him to move to Hawaii to become a scuba instructor and underwater photographer.  Over a decade later, Douglas opened Maui Photography, Inc. with his wife, Mieko.  Since then, Douglas has become well known for his photographic artistry above and below the sea.  His friendly and humorous personality keeps clients coming back year after year. To see his fine art underwater photography click here.

“Don’t let fear be the mind killer.  Face your fear and let it pass through you.  In the end the fear will be gone and only you remain.” - Frank Herbert

Mieko Hoffman - Owner/Portrait Artist/Digital Artist
Born and raised in Chigasaki, Japan, Mieko was 16 years old, when her grandfather gave her a camera.  Since then, she has been passionate about photography. In 2000, digital photography and fine art captured her imagination.  Since then Mieko has been dedicated to learning as much as she can about color management, painting, and photoshop. Part of her signature style is to enhance and embellish portraits giving them texture, depth, and dimension. In additions, Mieko is very passionate about pregnancy, baby, and children photography.

“Live happy, Love your authenticity.” - by Mieko Hoffman

Heidi Abel- Director of Operations
Born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  While on a winter vacation to Maui, Heidi decided to make Maui her home.  So, after graduating from Bradley University she followed her dream. At Maui Photography she is the hidden jewel of the operation and keeps everything moving forward.  When away from the office, she enjoys exploring the island and relaxing on the beach.

“One way to get the most out of life is to look upon it as an adventure.” - William Feather