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JMC Photography of Maui

Kihei , HI
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Kihei, HI 96753 US (map)

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808-280-3890

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We are a husband and wife photography team that specialize in Maui Weddings. We take pride in offering more than just your "Pose-and-Go" experience, and take the time to get to know each... Read more
We are a husband and wife photography team that specialize in Maui Weddings. We take pride in offering more than just your "Pose-and-Go" experience, and take the time to get to know each and every one of our clients. We tailor your wedding photography experience to be exactly what you want, because to us no two moments are alike. We feel it is so important to choose a photographer that you click with - this is one of the most important days of your life, and these are the people you're choosing to share it with! Your photographer should not only be inspired by you, but inspire and bring out the best in you on your day! We would love to connect with you and see if we're your perfect fit. Read less
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Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We hired JMC Photography of Maui to take family portraits for us. We were lucky to have our entire family together and wanted to document this special occasion. We could not have made a better choice. John and Bonnie were wonderful to work with. They are so talented...their lighting, the setting, the composition and placement...perfection. I would recommend them to anyone going to Maui and wanting lifelong, beautiful family memories. They were so helpful and a joy to work with. They struck the perfect blend of being professional and fun to work with. The photos are beautiful and the whole family is so happy to have beautiful, lifelong memories of our special time together.
We hired JMC Photography of Maui to take family portraits for us. We were lucky to have our entire family together and Read more...
We hired JMC Photography of Maui to take family portraits for us. We were lucky to have our entire family together and wanted to document this special occasion. We could not have made a better choice. John and Bonnie were wonderful to work with. They are so talented...their lighting, the setting, the composition and placement...perfection. I would recommend them to anyone going to Maui and wanting lifelong, beautiful family memories. They were so helpful and a joy to work with. They struck the perfect blend of being professional and fun to work with. The photos are beautiful and the whole family is so happy to have beautiful, lifelong memories of our special time together. Read less
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Michael
Wedding:
8/28/2014
5.0/5.0
My partner and I were on Maui this July and August celebrating our 25th.
I researched way ahead of time photographers online and coming from the graphics/marketing business what I liked about their website was that the package prices were straight forward, up front, no BS and what they advertised is what we got. I also liked the fact that whatever pics they take are yours, no extra costs and no limitations for use - this is unusual for photographers that usually nickel and dime after the fact.
Communication with email was straight forward and pleasant. The date that we actually set was when 2 tropical storms were hitting Maui. John and Bonnie kept in constant touch with weather updates via email and text and we ended up re-scheduling our photos shoot for a later date. We appreciated their flexibility with wanting to get us the best pics possible.
We agreed on a meeting place and we followed them to the first of 2 locations. My partner was apprehensive about doing a photo shoot and John and Bonnie immediately made us both feel super comfortable, plus they are both super cool.
We started with the first location which was an amazing rainforest of Banyen trees, super green and lush and what surprised us the most was how fast and efficient they both were, they gave us several location within the rainforest for different together and separate shots. The second location was at the beach not far and again they gave us multiple shots from this location too.

We ended up with about 170 photographs of which we narrowed down to 50 that we really loved and had a coffee table book made from them. The photos were beautiful, a really wide variety of backdrops.

We are super happy with the decision of choosing JMC and have even decided to buy a session for our best friends 50th who will be on Maui later this year.
My partner and I were on Maui this July and August celebrating our 25th.
I researched way ahead of time photographers Read more...
My partner and I were on Maui this July and August celebrating our 25th.
I researched way ahead of time photographers online and coming from the graphics/marketing business what I liked about their website was that the package prices were straight forward, up front, no BS and what they advertised is what we got. I also liked the fact that whatever pics they take are yours, no extra costs and no limitations for use - this is unusual for photographers that usually nickel and dime after the fact.
Communication with email was straight forward and pleasant. The date that we actually set was when 2 tropical storms were hitting Maui. John and Bonnie kept in constant touch with weather updates via email and text and we ended up re-scheduling our photos shoot for a later date. We appreciated their flexibility with wanting to get us the best pics possible.
We agreed on a meeting place and we followed them to the first of 2 locations. My partner was apprehensive about doing a photo shoot and John and Bonnie immediately made us both feel super comfortable, plus they are both super cool.
We started with the first location which was an amazing rainforest of Banyen trees, super green and lush and what surprised us the most was how fast and efficient they both were, they gave us several location within the rainforest for different together and separate shots. The second location was at the beach not far and again they gave us multiple shots from this location too.

We ended up with about 170 photographs of which we narrowed down to 50 that we really loved and had a coffee table book made from them. The photos were beautiful, a really wide variety of backdrops.

We are super happy with the decision of choosing JMC and have even decided to buy a session for our best friends 50th who will be on Maui later this year. Read less
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Kyla
Wedding:
6/10/2014
5.0/5.0
Bonnie and John were superb! We were looking for someone to take photo's of our family on a trip to Maui last June. Although it was not for a wedding, I can say that had we been married on Maui I would have loved to have them photograph our wedding. We have three young boys ages 2, 6 and 7 (at the time of the photo session). They were spontaneous and with our kids and got some of the best pictures we have ever had of all three of them! They truly captured the fun, love and laughter our family shared on that wonderful trip and I know they will be able to do the same with a wedding. The value is impossible to beat unless you have a family friend taking photos for you.
Bonnie and John were superb! We were looking for someone to take photo's of our family on a trip to Maui last June. Read more...
Bonnie and John were superb! We were looking for someone to take photo's of our family on a trip to Maui last June. Although it was not for a wedding, I can say that had we been married on Maui I would have loved to have them photograph our wedding. We have three young boys ages 2, 6 and 7 (at the time of the photo session). They were spontaneous and with our kids and got some of the best pictures we have ever had of all three of them! They truly captured the fun, love and laughter our family shared on that wonderful trip and I know they will be able to do the same with a wedding. The value is impossible to beat unless you have a family friend taking photos for you. Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
5/27/2014
5.0/5.0
JMC Photography was great to work with. They truly made our trip unforgettable! If you are looking for great photographers who are fun and easy to work with, then they are for you. We really do appreciate the lasting memories we now have to share with our family and friends!
JMC Photography was great to work with. They truly made our trip unforgettable! If you are looking for great photographers Read more...
JMC Photography was great to work with. They truly made our trip unforgettable! If you are looking for great photographers who are fun and easy to work with, then they are for you. We really do appreciate the lasting memories we now have to share with our family and friends! Read less
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Jen
Wedding:
3/12/2014
4.7/5.0
We booked a family session with our 1 yr old last month. Bonnie and John offered a great service, they were friendly, very accommodating and a fantastic value. They provided useful recommendations and also allowed plenty of time for our family to just be ourselves in the photos. We would definitely rebook with Bonnie and John.
We booked a family session with our 1 yr old last month. Bonnie and John offered a great service, they were friendly, very Read more...
We booked a family session with our 1 yr old last month. Bonnie and John offered a great service, they were friendly, very accommodating and a fantastic value. They provided useful recommendations and also allowed plenty of time for our family to just be ourselves in the photos. We would definitely rebook with Bonnie and John. Read less
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Renee
Wedding:
3/11/2014
5.0/5.0
We took our family to Maui for our 40th wedding anniversary and found JMC Photography of Maui through an online search. Our family highly recommends Bonnie and John for a highly professional, fun, and reasonably priced photo shoot! Just look at their web sight to see the beauty and personality that goes into their work. This couple is an amazing team, accommodating our requests as well as creating new ideas we wouldn't think of. They dealt with the full gamut with our family: older people with wrinkles, little kids squinting into the sun, and young adults who pose for professional photo shoots as part of their profession. All of us were very happy with Bonnie and John. If you have an event in Maui, hire them!
We took our family to Maui for our 40th wedding anniversary and found JMC Photography of Maui through an online search. Read more...
We took our family to Maui for our 40th wedding anniversary and found JMC Photography of Maui through an online search. Our family highly recommends Bonnie and John for a highly professional, fun, and reasonably priced photo shoot! Just look at their web sight to see the beauty and personality that goes into their work. This couple is an amazing team, accommodating our requests as well as creating new ideas we wouldn't think of. They dealt with the full gamut with our family: older people with wrinkles, little kids squinting into the sun, and young adults who pose for professional photo shoots as part of their profession. All of us were very happy with Bonnie and John. If you have an event in Maui, hire them! Read less
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Sam
Wedding:
9/1/2013
5.0/5.0
Bonnie and Jon were amazing! I found them by googling Maui photographers. Jon got back to me right away and I felt comfortable booking with them.
We decided to get married on Oahu then do our trash the dress session in Maui during our honeymoon. Jon and Bonnie took us to two locations, one was a rain forest the other was a beautiful beach. We were first scheduled to do the photo shoot on Monday but during the weekend it was a little stormy so it made the water on the beach a little cloudy. Jon and Bonnie wanted the best shots possible so they kept checking on the beach and decided to move us to Wednesday. I am so glad they did because the water was so clear and blue. The photos turned out amazing. We like them even more then our traditional wedding photos we had taken on Oahu. I highly recommend JMC for photography. Both Bonnie and Jon were down to earth and great to work with. Thank you for capturing these memories for us. :)

Zach and Sam
Las Vegas, NV
Bonnie and Jon were amazing! I found them by googling Maui photographers. Jon got back to me right away and I felt Read more...
Bonnie and Jon were amazing! I found them by googling Maui photographers. Jon got back to me right away and I felt comfortable booking with them.
We decided to get married on Oahu then do our trash the dress session in Maui during our honeymoon. Jon and Bonnie took us to two locations, one was a rain forest the other was a beautiful beach. We were first scheduled to do the photo shoot on Monday but during the weekend it was a little stormy so it made the water on the beach a little cloudy. Jon and Bonnie wanted the best shots possible so they kept checking on the beach and decided to move us to Wednesday. I am so glad they did because the water was so clear and blue. The photos turned out amazing. We like them even more then our traditional wedding photos we had taken on Oahu. I highly recommend JMC for photography. Both Bonnie and Jon were down to earth and great to work with. Thank you for capturing these memories for us. :)

Zach and Sam
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Taryn
Wedding:
4/25/2013
5.0/5.0
My husband and I got married this past April. We both could not be happier with not only the experience we had with Bonnie & Jon but also the resulting photographs. The first time I met them was on the day of the wedding, all communication before that was through email. The day of the wedding they were there on time and ready to go! They made not only me but my whole family feel at ease working with them. They have a great dynamic together. They were very professional and also a lot of fun and very creative to work with. We were married at Kula Botanical Gardens and we got a ton of photos there but then afterwards Bonnie & Jon took us down to a beautiful beach to get beach photos taken as well. Being able to look back on this beautiful day with such stunning photos is truly amazing. We couldn't have asked for more. All the photos arrived on time and I couldn't believe how many we got!! I can not thank them enough or recommend them enough. Can't wait to get back to Hawaii and have them do our anniversary photos.
My husband and I got married this past April. We both could not be happier with not only the experience we had with Bonnie Read more...
My husband and I got married this past April. We both could not be happier with not only the experience we had with Bonnie & Jon but also the resulting photographs. The first time I met them was on the day of the wedding, all communication before that was through email. The day of the wedding they were there on time and ready to go! They made not only me but my whole family feel at ease working with them. They have a great dynamic together. They were very professional and also a lot of fun and very creative to work with. We were married at Kula Botanical Gardens and we got a ton of photos there but then afterwards Bonnie & Jon took us down to a beautiful beach to get beach photos taken as well. Being able to look back on this beautiful day with such stunning photos is truly amazing. We couldn't have asked for more. All the photos arrived on time and I couldn't believe how many we got!! I can not thank them enough or recommend them enough. Can't wait to get back to Hawaii and have them do our anniversary photos. Read less
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Lindsay
Wedding:
3/30/2012
5.0/5.0
Jon was our photographer (although his wife Bonnie had a camera in her hands most of the time too!). Jon was awesome!! He has such a warm heart and a very vibrant spirit! He kept us upbeat and smiling through the whole day. We upgraded to the full coverage package of photos and are SOO happy that we did. He took the time to make sure every shot was perfect and anything I wanted....he made happen. He made my new husband and myself feel at ease and relaxed while posing for the more difficult photos (ie. the romantic dip on the beach, LOL). One thing that really impressed me was when there was a moment of panic. I was wearing my future husband's great grandmothers heirloom ring for the ceremony and realized during pictures that I had lost it somewhere. Jon was already on the phone with getting us a metal detector and Bonnie was on her hands and knees looking in the grass. It was my sister (and MOH) who ended up finding it before any of our guests even knew what had happened. But during that extremely stressful time, Jon and Bonnie were upbeat and did not panic. They actually calmed me down and reassured me that we would find it. They are very professional, kind, and beautiful people that made my day the most special day to remember. It wouldn't have been so successful without them.

5+ Stars in my books! Thanks Jon and Bonnie for all of your hard work!

Lindsay and Chris
Jon was our photographer (although his wife Bonnie had a camera in her hands most of the time too!). Jon was awesome!! He Read more...
Jon was our photographer (although his wife Bonnie had a camera in her hands most of the time too!). Jon was awesome!! He has such a warm heart and a very vibrant spirit! He kept us upbeat and smiling through the whole day. We upgraded to the full coverage package of photos and are SOO happy that we did. He took the time to make sure every shot was perfect and anything I wanted....he made happen. He made my new husband and myself feel at ease and relaxed while posing for the more difficult photos (ie. the romantic dip on the beach, LOL). One thing that really impressed me was when there was a moment of panic. I was wearing my future husband's great grandmothers heirloom ring for the ceremony and realized during pictures that I had lost it somewhere. Jon was already on the phone with getting us a metal detector and Bonnie was on her hands and knees looking in the grass. It was my sister (and MOH) who ended up finding it before any of our guests even knew what had happened. But during that extremely stressful time, Jon and Bonnie were upbeat and did not panic. They actually calmed me down and reassured me that we would find it. They are very professional, kind, and beautiful people that made my day the most special day to remember. It wouldn't have been so successful without them.

5+ Stars in my books! Thanks Jon and Bonnie for all of your hard work!

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connierae
Wedding:
11/22/2011
1.8/5.0
I'm from Michigan and found Paradise Maui Wedding planners on-line. They recommended JMC Photography - which turned out to be a real disappointment! They started out pleasant enough - they seemed like a fun couple that loved what they did - but neither of them know how to run a business, let alone provide customer service. Our photos were taken in November 2011 - yet they took 8 months to send us our final photos. But that only happen after we started disputing the payments made to them before we could get them to respond to our numerous requests for contact. I guess out of site out of mind would apply here. And when contact was actually made - they only had excuses as to why this our that wasn't complete. They sent empty boxes and empty promises on numerous occasions. The photos themselves were pretty basic as well. In fact we went back to our marriage site the next day and took better photos with our Smart Phone than the pictures they produced. No originality to their photos - they took the same poses 5 -10 times - so it seemed like a lot of pictures were taken - but they basically were the same and didn't leave much to choose from. Don't expect any touch ups either. Do the research and find your own photographer and if your from out of town - you would be better served to bring your own - at least you would have more access to them. What's sad it that we really liked them in the beginning - they seemed fun and we trusted them to delivery what they promised, in fact we had planned on using them again when we return for our 1 yr anniversary photos . Its really a shame things turned out how they did.
I'm from Michigan and found Paradise Maui Wedding planners on-line. They recommended JMC Photography - which turned out to Read more...
I'm from Michigan and found Paradise Maui Wedding planners on-line. They recommended JMC Photography - which turned out to be a real disappointment! They started out pleasant enough - they seemed like a fun couple that loved what they did - but neither of them know how to run a business, let alone provide customer service. Our photos were taken in November 2011 - yet they took 8 months to send us our final photos. But that only happen after we started disputing the payments made to them before we could get them to respond to our numerous requests for contact. I guess out of site out of mind would apply here. And when contact was actually made - they only had excuses as to why this our that wasn't complete. They sent empty boxes and empty promises on numerous occasions. The photos themselves were pretty basic as well. In fact we went back to our marriage site the next day and took better photos with our Smart Phone than the pictures they produced. No originality to their photos - they took the same poses 5 -10 times - so it seemed like a lot of pictures were taken - but they basically were the same and didn't leave much to choose from. Don't expect any touch ups either. Do the research and find your own photographer and if your from out of town - you would be better served to bring your own - at least you would have more access to them. What's sad it that we really liked them in the beginning - they seemed fun and we trusted them to delivery what they promised, in fact we had planned on using them again when we return for our 1 yr anniversary photos . Its really a shame things turned out how they did. Read less
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JMC Photography of Maui responded with the following comments:

Aloha Connie Rae,
Thanks for taking the time to review.
We've tried contacting you several times in attempt to rectify this situation personally, and unfortunately have not received any phone calls in return, so we feel the need to respond publicly.
To start, we're very sorry you're disappointed with the service you've received, that's not ever what we want our clients to walk away feeling and this deeply upsets us as well.

I would just like to take this opportunity to provide further details regarding your event that were left out of your review.
Due to the hour late start to your wedding (the sun was already setting when you arrived in the parking lot), we were incredibly limited to the amount of time we had to shoot (essentially, leaving us with 20 minutes to shoot what we generally budget an hour and fifteen to), and therefore were unable to provide you with the quantity of unique poses we strive for and shoot.

Your collection was also edited in full (you can tell simply by reviewing the before/after's of the collection through the RAW files that we provided to you upon request at no additional charge), and as we let all of our clients know - we're more than happy to provide unlimited special editing requests at no additional charge, and to date we have not received any such special touch up requests from you.

Upon your event booking with Paradise Maui Weddings when our services were reserved, is when John personally agreed to discount the upgrade to the full collection of photos significantly, as well as provide a print package also at no additional cost (as you were unable to afford the upgrade and we did not want you to have the stress of picking and choosing your memories). I'd like to note that from the time of your wedding, it took 4 full months before we received any payment from you for your upgrade, or 3 ½ months following the photos being edited and provided to you to view in a proof gallery (during which time we were unable to reach you via several phone calls and emails, and did not receive any correspondence nor any payment from you).
During this 3 ½ months in time following providing you with your proof gallery containing your edited photos and the photos being purchased, nor in the time since, have we received any notification from you regarding your dissatisfaction with the quality of your photos. We most definitely do not intend to negate your feelings by any means, yet upon further review of your collection, we do stand by our product and are proud of the photos we provided to you.

We do not want you unhappy, and as I understand you’ve already arranged for an anniversary trip back to Maui, we would love to provide you with a full couple portrait session (1 ½ hours) at no charge to you. We would love to rectify your dissatisfaction and look forward to the opportunity to do so, as well as any future correspondence with you.

Mahalo Nui Loa,
Bonnie & John Carpenter

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