Creative Maui Photographer

Island Muse Photography

Maternity session on Maui with Island Muse Photography Thais Mendonca

The beauty of Maui

...and your memories that will take place in this amazing Hawaiian island.

Welcome to

Island Muse Photography


Thais Mendoca Island Muse Photography photographer close up posing under water

Islands are my muse and women my inspiration. My name is Thaís and I'm a Brazilian photographer living on Maui, capturing the beauty I see here and where else the waves take me. In nature, on the beach, in the forest, in the water. Those are the places where we can create memories together. It's about memories, but it's also about being present in the moment. You and your surroundings, you and your partner, your family, friends, and you and your dreams...

Maui Photography Services


The connection between a woman and the beach, the sand, the forest, the wind that makes you more present. This photo experience on Maui is an invitation to enjoy all the energy we carry with us when we spend a day by the ocean or in the forest.



The experience of a water photoshoot is literally an immersion for you. It's diving in itself and also in the immensity of the waters in Maui, whether sweet or salty. In the early morning or late afternoon, it is to allow you deepest layers to flow on the surface, to feel how the waters make you bloom.


Where would your be in the entire world with your favorite person? I think Maui is a great choice for lovers to register their memories. The land here is full of energy and you will feel it when you first step on this beautiful island.



If you and your partner love the water, that's an experience you will remember forever. Maui and its clean and fresh waters, ocean and rivers, can take you both to another environment for photography, with tones of blue and green.


Your time with the ones you love the most. How much time we get to spend with them on a daily basis? That's the moment you can enjoy the Island of Maui with your family, friends and just be in nature.





This photoshoot is for your brand. Clothing, accessories, products that were created with love and are environmentally responsible. Sessions for brands also take place in nature, on Maui and the other Hawaiian Islands, and seek to bring a sense of lightness, fluidity and connection.



“ is a space for you and nature...”

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"...if I feel disconnected, it's there, in nature, in the water, where I find myself..."


Thais Mendonca Island Muse Photography photographer wearing white dress blowing in wind on beach in Maui Hawaii

I'm a journalist who became a diver and a photographer. My two passions are communication and nature. Being able to work with them together on Maui, Hawaii, is a dream that came trough.

My Name Is Thaís and I am a Maui / Hawaii Photographer

From My Clients's Photo Experience

Fatima Shilleh

"The gallery is amazing! You captured everything I wanted. The kids naturally, us laughing, the stunning surroundings!! Thank you so so soo much!!"

Sarah Mason

"When I see my photos I can't stop smiling. Thaís captured me so perfectly and I am so glad I used her to help me with my journey of self love and acceptance. It's going to be so hard to pick my favorite shots."



Claire Potter

"This gallery is absolutely so amazing and so special!!!! We love the photos. Seriously, we cannot thank you enough. So grateful you came up to us that day on the beach... We will cherish these photos for years to come."



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