Meet Sean

Sean Michael Hower - Maui Photographer

Maui Photographer and Videographer

Maui Photographer, Sean Michael Hower

Maui Photographer

Sean Michael Hower…For me it’s all about the people!

I am definitely a people person and I love being a Maui photographer, I think because of that I create a very fun and relaxed environment for everyone that I work with. I picked up a camera at the age of seven, inspired by talent that I saw in Time Life & National Geographic Magazines and from that moment on I was obsessed to become a visual storyteller. Another interesting thing about me is I was a child actor and model when growing up (i can tell you more about that when we meet) so I have a good idea of what it feels like to be on the other side of the lens.

I have taken all of these early experiences and use what i’ve learned for taking pictures of people. I love telling a story with my camera!! My style can change depending on what i’m shooting but i’d say it’s a modern, photo-journalistic style, and living in Hawaii it’s very rich in detail and color.

I have been living on Maui since 2000 and have a been a professional Maui photographer ever since. I’m fortunate to have traveled to over 20 countries to shoot weddings and other events and even lived in Taiwan for a stint, which has helped me understand other cultures and traditions. So here I am on Maui, living with my fiance Katie, and my dog Makai. When i’m not shooting weddings i’m surfing and usually shooting photos of this beautiful island (go figure, I love taking pictures)!!!  I love photographing giant surf and music events as well as filming concerts, music videos and documentaries with my other business Polyphonic Industries.

I have a B.A. in Fine Arts in 1996, Magna Cum Laude, with an emphasis in photography and cinematography and finalized the last stages of my degree in Paris via University of South Florida. My photographs have appeared in numerous publications worldwide, including Rolling Stone, The Hollywood Reporter, Billboard Magazine, Surfer Magazine and a few more! (I was the Quicksilver runner up in 2016 for photographing the largest wave of the year being surfed).

The video below is a good overview of who I am and my love for shooting weddings!! Hope to talk soon!


Let’s have some fun

I really look forward to being part of your special day. Mahalo (Thank you) for considering me to be your Maui wedding photographer.



Here are some pics of Maui weddings that i’ve photographed in my Instagram feed. Check them out and let me know what you think. Beach weddings, vow renewals, family portraits, and even some surprise engagements.

Sean Michael Hower

Sean Michael Hower has 20+ years of professional photography experience, documenting moments in more than 25 countries. Sean and his team have had the pleasure of providing photography and video services for more than 3000 weddings around the globe. Maui Wedding Medias is based on the beautiful island of Maui capturing special moments since 2000.

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