From my first visit to Maui in 1972, the Hawaiian Islands and its culture have always captivated me. Whether surfing, sailing or enjoying a beautiful sunset, I’ve always been drawn to the ocean and island lifestyle. Calling Maui my office and home was a dream come true.
M y creative photo journey began in college shooting with thirty-five millimeter cameras and spending countless hours in the darkroom developing and printing black and white film. The digital revolution has changed all of that and now Photoshop is my new digital darkroom. Membership in the National Association of Photoshop Professionals has helped me stay current with the latest technology available on the market today.
I began working as a Maui wedding and portrait photographer in 2008 with the goal of creating beautiful images for wedding couples and families vacationing together in Hawaii. Since then, I’ve been honored to be a part of numerous special days in some of the most breathtaking beach wedding locations from Kapalua Bay to Makena Beach, as well as the lush rainforests of Hana.
My approach to wedding and portrait photography is relaxed and, most of all, fun for the participants. I blend the natural beauty of Maui with my technical lighting skills to enhance each image. I combine both a contemporary and candid style of photography to create memorable images of your wedding day or portrait session on Maui.
I promise to deliver exceptional service, and the highest quality imagery for you and your family to treasure for many years to come. I look forward to sharing our time and aloha with you on Maui soon.
Compliments & Kudos
I was given recommendations for 3 photographers and after talking to Barry the choice was obvious. He was very friendly and professional every time I talked to him, when I finally met him for the big day I felt as though I had known him for years. His assistant London was also fantastic. After the wedding Barry sent us the gallery of all our pictures by the time we got home the next week. He responded to me almost immediately whenever I sent him an email and I never had an issue reaching him on the phone. I would definitely recommend Barry to anyone in need of a photographer for their wedding, or any event for that matter.
Barry did a fantastic job with our vow renewal. He was very easy to work with and had amazing ideas but was also very accommodating with the specific photos that we wanted of our day. The photos taken include every aspect of our story and they are absolutely beautiful. Every time I log in to our gallery I feel the emotions of that day, I am forever grateful to Barry for that.
I found Barry on the internet. He was responsive, professional and extremely helpful. My husband and I are very pleased with Barry`s talent and ability to capture "the moments" of our wedding. He has provided us with so many wonderful photos that it has been difficult to choose the photos we want in our album. I highly recommend Barry Frankel.
Barry was so easy to work with. His team and skills are amazing! We felt so comfortable working with him and the outcome unbelievable. The pictures came out great and everyone loves them. I don't think I could have found a better photographer than Barry Frankel Photography.
Barry Frankel did a wonderful job!! He was so nice and professional. He gave us beautiful pictures to remember our special day. We couldn't be happier!!!
Barry was great to work with. I talked with him before our wedding from our home in Missouri. Everything worked out as exactly as planned in Maui. We got some of the most amazing sunset pictures. I had family and friends that raved about them. Mahola, Jill
We chose Island Fresh Photography and Barry Frankel to photograph our wedding at Kapalua Bay in Maui. Barry was amazing! Not only did he offer a fair price for his on-site services at the beach (including a great assistant Sue) but he also offered suggestions for other services on Maui to make our experience incredible! He set expectations, remained in contact with us every step of the way and was terrific to work with through the entire wedding! Fun personality, easy to work with and captured our moment with the most beautiful photography imaginable. Without question, Barry does AMAZING work and recommend him to anyone looking for a great photographer on the island of Maui!
When trying to schedule a wedding from afar there are many issues to deal with. Barry is not one of them. We setup with him and he and his professional staff handled everything better than we could have expected. Very friendly and comforting on a very big day. Stress free. He let us pick our own shots plus many of his own (he has a very keen eye for great pics). The pictures came to us in a very short time after the wedding and were beautiful. What a pleasure it was doing business with him and I would recommend anyone going to Maui for a wedding give him a call.
Barry is an absolutely fantastic photographer! Working with him was so easy. He went above and beyond the job of photographer and helped with so many important details of our day. He captured every moment perfectly. Our photos are absolutely stunning! We are so happy we found Barry!
My husband and I used Barry to do our Honeymoon photo session while we were away in Hawaii and we were thrilled with his professionalism and quality of service. My husband was resistant to take professional honeymoon photos and after the shoot he was even more excited than I was to see the final results! I called Barry from New Jersey and scheduled the shoot over the phone. He was helpful and responsive to all my concerns and questions (and there were a lot because I wanted the pictures to be perfect). My husband and I met him on the beach as scheduled and took some wonderful photos that we will have for the rest of our lives!
Lets start by saying this was a destination wedding...With that said...Barry Frankel came to us as a referral . From the first phone call to present day... Barry was very much 100% engaged with us and offered many suggestions that totally played off of our photo shoot ideas. He had several idea's that excited us! My husband and I were engaged back on 2007 in Maui and had visions of our wedding day...Barry is Maui certified to-da-max! Beyond our dreams of a "perfect" wedding and photos, Barry assured us that he could rock our idea's along with presenting us the perfect package... What Barry captured through his lense and Aloha spirit is a treasure chest of memories we will cherish forever!
My husband and I had Barry Frankel as our Maui wedding photographer. We are so lucky to have found him. With a sunset beach ceremony we knew we needed to have the best photographer we could find. Barry was very professional, on time, and reasonably priced. He knew just what to do to capture magical shots. When we got our pictures back from Barry we were blown away. They were better than we could have imagined. He is very artistic and creative in his shots., and we loved that about him. When you have a once in a lifetime moment it is important to have those images captured, and Barry did a fabulous job. We can’t wait to use him again!
Aloha Barry - Thank you for the beautiful photos. What great memories of our Maui wedding day!!! You did such a fantastic job!! Dave and I have been talking about all of the great times that we had on Maui, and especially with you taking our wedding photos!! It has been great reliving the amazing day that we had in Maui. Thank you again for all of your hard work!! I know that we will be back at the beginning of the year in 2012, and look forward to another photo session with you.
Barry came to us as a referral and we could not be more thrilled with our results. From the moment we talked to Barry on the phone, we knew that he was the photographer we wanted to work with. Barry was personable, professional, and most of all listened to what we wanted to capture for our family portraits. Barry gave great recommendations as well as accommodated our requests for certain shots. Our results from our beach photo shoot in Wailea were incredible. We were able to relive the fun and excitement of our trip and decorate our home with the portraits taken. I even entered one of Barry’s pictures into a photo contest that took first place! I have since had this photograph enlarged and put on a wrap around canvas to hang over our fire place. We would highly recommend Barry’s photography services.