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Maile Lani Photography

New Orleans , LA
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New Orleans, LA 70118 US (map)

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504-383-5379

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ABOUT US

Maile Lani is a fine art wedding photographer that specializes in medium format film photography. Her style is both timeless and eclectic and she has a deeply rooted love for Polaroids... Read more
Maile Lani is a fine art wedding photographer that specializes in medium format film photography. Her style is both timeless and eclectic and she has a deeply rooted love for Polaroids and toy cameras. Read less
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REVIEWS

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Cassi
Wedding:
6/11/2014
5.0/5.0
This woman knows her stuff!!! Highly recommend Maile for any type of photography needed. She made our experience the most previous we have ever had, completely turned it into an adventure we will never forget. Her creativity is brilliant and her personality is top notch. There is no way she will not make you smile!!
This woman knows her stuff!!! Highly recommend Maile for any type of photography needed. She made our experience the most Read more...
This woman knows her stuff!!! Highly recommend Maile for any type of photography needed. She made our experience the most previous we have ever had, completely turned it into an adventure we will never forget. Her creativity is brilliant and her personality is top notch. There is no way she will not make you smile!! Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
5/26/2014
5.0/5.0
Working with Maile for our elopement photos was such a joy!

My husband and I traveled from Cleveland to New Orleans to elope on memorial day weekend and after VERY much research, we chose Maile as our photographer. She was absolutely fantastic through the entire process, from our first contact through the planning and especially on our elopement day. We both really enjoyed working with her.

Our pictures came out breathtaking. I was very worried after browsing the internet for wedding photographers that we would end up with the same old posed, wedding-y pictures that you see everywhere and, thanks to Maile, they were exactly the "different" feel we were looking for. She made the whole experience so comfortable (much more comfortable than I had anticipated).

To anyone who might be considering Maile for any kind of photos, take my advice that you will not be disappointed in your experience.
Working with Maile for our elopement photos was such a joy!

My husband and I traveled from Cleveland to New Read more...
Working with Maile for our elopement photos was such a joy!

My husband and I traveled from Cleveland to New Orleans to elope on memorial day weekend and after VERY much research, we chose Maile as our photographer. She was absolutely fantastic through the entire process, from our first contact through the planning and especially on our elopement day. We both really enjoyed working with her.

Our pictures came out breathtaking. I was very worried after browsing the internet for wedding photographers that we would end up with the same old posed, wedding-y pictures that you see everywhere and, thanks to Maile, they were exactly the "different" feel we were looking for. She made the whole experience so comfortable (much more comfortable than I had anticipated).

To anyone who might be considering Maile for any kind of photos, take my advice that you will not be disappointed in your experience. Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
4/13/2014
4.0/5.0
Maile was lovely to work with - she was energetic, engaging, and easy to talk to. We loved her energy, and the quality of her images - they're beautiful. She had everything we were looking for in a wedding photographer stylistically, and she was a pleasure to work with. Maile provided us with invaluable tips for taking great photos. My husband has never felt comfortable in front of a camera, and she made him feel at ease and helped him understand the best ways to stand and hold himself.

There were times when it would take her a couple days to get back to us via email; having friends who are wedding photographers, I understand how quickly their days get wrapped up in shooting and editing images for clients, as well as responding to inquiries.

The only thing I would change: I wish there had been more photos of the reception. My partner and I had lots of beautiful photos of us, but only a fraction of our guests! I should have discussed this with her prior, so that we could have had a better balance of the two types of images.

I would happily recommend using Maile Lani Photography for your wedding - as well as any other needs! I'd absolutely work with her again to get beautiful shots of my now husband and I for our anniversaries.
Maile was lovely to work with - she was energetic, engaging, and easy to talk to. We loved her energy, and the quality of Read more...
Maile was lovely to work with - she was energetic, engaging, and easy to talk to. We loved her energy, and the quality of her images - they're beautiful. She had everything we were looking for in a wedding photographer stylistically, and she was a pleasure to work with. Maile provided us with invaluable tips for taking great photos. My husband has never felt comfortable in front of a camera, and she made him feel at ease and helped him understand the best ways to stand and hold himself.

There were times when it would take her a couple days to get back to us via email; having friends who are wedding photographers, I understand how quickly their days get wrapped up in shooting and editing images for clients, as well as responding to inquiries.

The only thing I would change: I wish there had been more photos of the reception. My partner and I had lots of beautiful photos of us, but only a fraction of our guests! I should have discussed this with her prior, so that we could have had a better balance of the two types of images.

I would happily recommend using Maile Lani Photography for your wedding - as well as any other needs! I'd absolutely work with her again to get beautiful shots of my now husband and I for our anniversaries. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
0.8/5.0
I strongly advise against using Maile Lani as your wedding photographer—working with her has been an extremely frustrating and unenjoyable experience. Her mid-range prices may be enticing, as well as her display of past work on her blog, however I would have rather paid a bit more to work with someone more responsive, and if you notice until the last week of February, her most recent post is from October ’13 and the last full blog was from July '13. I rarely write reviews, but feel very strongly that no one else should have to experience the frustration I have, uninformed that is. My primary concerns have been 1) her lack of professionalism, 2) lack of communication, 3) not following through with promises made, and 4) extreme delay in being able to view or receive photos. The process of wedding planning is stressful enough without having to deal with issues such as this. Working with her has been so frustrating, the pure joy of seeing our photos was compromised and the memories of the frustration will always be tied to these images. It appears to me that she is either not really interested in or unable to handle the demands of wedding photography, so do yourself a favor and choose a photographer who is.
After paying the deposit, Maile's appeal diminished steadily throughout the process. While planning, she would forget discussed details from one conversation to the next. She did not capture specific pictures I asked for, disappeared during the wedding, and acted put out by guests who asked for posed shots. I did not see the first picture until 10 weeks after wedding, or the USB of digital images until after 16 weeks (contract states 8 weeks). It took multiple attempts to get responses from Maile after the wedding, and her responses were not helpful or accommodating.
I could go on and on; these are a few examples. You will likely not get what you ask for or what she promises. Though you may receive some decent photos but they will not be worth it.
I strongly advise against using Maile Lani as your wedding photographer—working with her has been an extremely frustrating Read more...
I strongly advise against using Maile Lani as your wedding photographer—working with her has been an extremely frustrating and unenjoyable experience. Her mid-range prices may be enticing, as well as her display of past work on her blog, however I would have rather paid a bit more to work with someone more responsive, and if you notice until the last week of February, her most recent post is from October ’13 and the last full blog was from July '13. I rarely write reviews, but feel very strongly that no one else should have to experience the frustration I have, uninformed that is. My primary concerns have been 1) her lack of professionalism, 2) lack of communication, 3) not following through with promises made, and 4) extreme delay in being able to view or receive photos. The process of wedding planning is stressful enough without having to deal with issues such as this. Working with her has been so frustrating, the pure joy of seeing our photos was compromised and the memories of the frustration will always be tied to these images. It appears to me that she is either not really interested in or unable to handle the demands of wedding photography, so do yourself a favor and choose a photographer who is.
After paying the deposit, Maile's appeal diminished steadily throughout the process. While planning, she would forget discussed details from one conversation to the next. She did not capture specific pictures I asked for, disappeared during the wedding, and acted put out by guests who asked for posed shots. I did not see the first picture until 10 weeks after wedding, or the USB of digital images until after 16 weeks (contract states 8 weeks). It took multiple attempts to get responses from Maile after the wedding, and her responses were not helpful or accommodating.
I could go on and on; these are a few examples. You will likely not get what you ask for or what she promises. Though you may receive some decent photos but they will not be worth it. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
2.7/5.0
Maile takes beautiful images for first looks and ceremonies but I have not had a good experience with her otherwise.
Maile takes beautiful images for first looks and ceremonies but I have not had a good experience with her otherwise.
Maile takes beautiful images for first looks and ceremonies but I have not had a good experience with her otherwise. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
3.0/5.0
Maile was the first vendor I booked. I loved her pictures and was very excited to work with her. I was a little disappointed because I felt like I needed to follow up with her in order to get my pictures. My contract stated 6-8 weeks and when it got to 9 or 10 weeks I had to send her an email asking her to please at least give me an update. Now we are at about 3 months after and I haven't received the cd in the mail.. Some of the pictures I really liked. One of my guests commented that they saw her standing around watching her dress swoosh from side to side... The point is she takes good pictures but maybe not the most professional vendor.
Maile was the first vendor I booked. I loved her pictures and was very excited to work with her. I was a little Read more...
Maile was the first vendor I booked. I loved her pictures and was very excited to work with her. I was a little disappointed because I felt like I needed to follow up with her in order to get my pictures. My contract stated 6-8 weeks and when it got to 9 or 10 weeks I had to send her an email asking her to please at least give me an update. Now we are at about 3 months after and I haven't received the cd in the mail.. Some of the pictures I really liked. One of my guests commented that they saw her standing around watching her dress swoosh from side to side... The point is she takes good pictures but maybe not the most professional vendor. Read less
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Whitney
Wedding:
3/22/2013
5.0/5.0
Maile was a dream to work with! She is super creative and fun. I didn't want very posed photos. So, we were able to get the family photos done quickly and the rest of the night she took candids and I enjoyed my wedding. The photos are gorgeous and tell the story of my wedding. I couldn't be happier with them. I HIGHLY recommend Maile for any of your photography needs!
Maile was a dream to work with! She is super creative and fun. I didn't want very posed photos. So, we were able to get Read more...
Maile was a dream to work with! She is super creative and fun. I didn't want very posed photos. So, we were able to get the family photos done quickly and the rest of the night she took candids and I enjoyed my wedding. The photos are gorgeous and tell the story of my wedding. I couldn't be happier with them. I HIGHLY recommend Maile for any of your photography needs! Read less
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Angaleen
Wedding:
11/27/2012
0.9/5.0
PLEASE BEWARE!! I see that most of these reviews were done a while back so maybe she is burnt out. Let me start from the beginning during our phone calls prior to the wedding she was WONDERFUL full of life quickly responded to emails etc. When it came time to the wedding day she showed up in slippers LATE. No worries her work is totally going to be worth it I thought to myself WRONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It took us 12 weeks before we received our disc in the mail... I was horrified. She didn't even edit the photos I seriously could have taken pictures with my I phone. I am not over exaggerating here please email me for pictures and for all of the emails that were sent back and forth between Mali and myself. You will be shocked. I just hope that I can save someone the trouble and tears this woman put me through.
PLEASE BEWARE!! I see that most of these reviews were done a while back so maybe she is burnt out. Let me start from the Read more...
PLEASE BEWARE!! I see that most of these reviews were done a while back so maybe she is burnt out. Let me start from the beginning during our phone calls prior to the wedding she was WONDERFUL full of life quickly responded to emails etc. When it came time to the wedding day she showed up in slippers LATE. No worries her work is totally going to be worth it I thought to myself WRONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It took us 12 weeks before we received our disc in the mail... I was horrified. She didn't even edit the photos I seriously could have taken pictures with my I phone. I am not over exaggerating here please email me for pictures and for all of the emails that were sent back and forth between Mali and myself. You will be shocked. I just hope that I can save someone the trouble and tears this woman put me through. Read less
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Laura
Wedding:
10/15/2011
4.7/5.0
Maile is amazing! Her photos are beautiful. If you want to move past the cookie cutter, posed photos she is definitely the photographer for you. I love all of our photos. She is very fun to work with and was super efficient on the day of our wedding. The finished products are gorgeous. I love them.
Maile is amazing! Her photos are beautiful. If you want to move past the cookie cutter, posed photos she is definitely the Read more...
Maile is amazing! Her photos are beautiful. If you want to move past the cookie cutter, posed photos she is definitely the photographer for you. I love all of our photos. She is very fun to work with and was super efficient on the day of our wedding. The finished products are gorgeous. I love them. Read less
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elizabeth
Wedding:
5/21/2011
5.0/5.0
Maile did both our engagement photos as well as our wedding photography, and she is amazing! She has a wonderful warm personality that makes taking photos easy for those like myself, which aren't the most comfy in front of a camera. Beyond that, her photographs are absolutely beautiful. There is no other photographer in the area that does wedding photojournalism in the style that she does. She is great, and probably the best investment we made in all of our wedding planning! You won't regret having Maile photograph your wedding!
Maile did both our engagement photos as well as our wedding photography, and she is amazing! She has a wonderful warm Read more...
Maile did both our engagement photos as well as our wedding photography, and she is amazing! She has a wonderful warm personality that makes taking photos easy for those like myself, which aren't the most comfy in front of a camera. Beyond that, her photographs are absolutely beautiful. There is no other photographer in the area that does wedding photojournalism in the style that she does. She is great, and probably the best investment we made in all of our wedding planning! You won't regret having Maile photograph your wedding! Read less
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