John Pierre' Photography » Wedding Photographer | Lahaina, HI

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    What started out as a 10th grade school project for biology class has turned into a career that has allowed John to travel the world and make a living doing something he loves. As a graduate of the famous Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, Calif., John has a delicate focus and understanding of light and how it can flatter a subject. Initially starting his career doing Commercial /Advertising assignments, John later moved into Weddings and Family Portraits. When asked what he is most passionate about he simply said, "My passion and desire is to make people look their best while allowing them to be themselves. My career in photography has given me the opportunity to meet people of all walks of life and have so many memorable experiences. We are all so different, yet so much the same!"

Just had to share several images to show that I do take time in my life to play and have fun…where does one go when they live on Maui you ask?  This is a drone image of Dhonveli Atoll in the Maldives which is where we stayed_Mahalo Darah for this drone image! The water is clear, very warm, and full of fish to watch while you wait in the lineup.Sunsets time is when you kick back and tell stories about your waves that day with your friends. We had 18 long time friends from New Zealand, and Australia join in this year to celebrate my good mates Jeff turning 60!

Being on a small atoll there are only two common modes of high speed travel…boats and bikes.
Well, here I am and even though I’m not a kid anymore I still love surfing for both exercise and it’s Zen value to me.

Chilling after a long day of pumping waves

What fantastic lineup Pasta Point is and such a playful wave.

Love the colors in this image with the surf break know as Sultan’s in the background.

Just a couple more sunsets and amazing memories for 2017!


Lito and Heather were recently on Maui to seal their vows. They had a great turn out of family and guests that flew out from both California and Oahu. We had an awesome afternoon in Napili for their wedding and afterwards they all headed over to Old Lahaina Luau for their celebration. Below are just a few images of the beautiful setting they had that day.


Aloha Everyone,

The Anderson’s, a very casual family, were recently on Maui enjoying all that Maui has to offer. They topped off their stay with a Maui family portrait session with John Pierre’s. We went to this really cool beach and while we were doing our images meet some of the colorful local people that can frequent this beach. What a hoot they were…this is one for the memory books and we all had so much fun. Below are a few of the many images taken that morning.

Aloha and Happy July to everyone. My daughter was back on Maui recently, getting time off from her new job for Father’s Day. She flew in from San Diego area and we had the best 10 days. It had been a while so we decided to take a couple of  Maui Road trips. We hiked a portion of the Halemau’u trail near the summit of Haleakala and watched a world class sunset. Luckily we made it down to Kula just in time and had dinner at Kula Lodge. Then, on Father’s Day, we went to Hana and did the Waimoku Falls trail hike at Kipahulu park. Below are a bunch of images I wanted to share of our Maui fun.

Tracy’s spirit joins us on our hike 🙂 That rainbow had to be her!

It was really cool how the cloud cover magically started to move out and off the summit and you could get a feel for how big this crater is.

You really do feel like you are on top of the world and it is so quiet and peaceful on the trail.


We arrived at Haleakala summit just in time for sunset.  I’d say this couple has the best seat in the house! Yes, it is cold up top…


The air is thinner at 10,000 ft so it’s good to stop and catch a good lung full of air. My daughter has a great smile and is all warm and cozy in her moms favorite coat.

the look inside the crater is so ethereal. Love the shadow of the summit on the clouds caused by the sun angle.


Colors are amazing.

My new Facebook image of me and yes it is cold!


The light and clouds were over the top on this night. Another couple enjoying natures beauty.

The last moment of our sunset that night.

Colors and clouds were to die for. Love it!

The road to Hana has this cool look out over Wailua and the sleepy little town.

Most all the falls were flowing well as we’d had a good rain.

This is the Bamboo forest portion of the trail to Waimoku falls. I love the sound of the bamboo knocking together, as the wind blows, while you are walking along.

Waimoku Falls is really a must see!

Aloha Everyone and thank you for following my posts …Yup, I’m bad as it has been a bite since my last post. Recently Jeff, Lyndsay, and Kennedy were back on Maui and this time they we accompanied by Jeff’s parents and his Grandfather. It was so awesome to see 4 generations all here enjoying Maui. Below are just a few of the many amazing images, captured from little Kennedy’s point of view, on another beautiful day in paradise.

Four Generations

Three Generations

I love Grandma and Grandpa

Great Grandpa is the best!!

Taking a little morning stroll with Grandpa and Grandma

I love my daddy so much!!

Amazed by the ocean and its waves

The view from up in the clouds

I love my mom the most!

Being silly with mom and dad

I think tree climbing is easy!

Yup, I can be bribed with candy treats!

Cleaning sand off my fingers-Thanks Dad!