Aloha, I am Shayla Tiare Collins.

I was born and raised on this beautiful island of Maui, Hawaii. For as long as I can remember, photos have held a special place in my heart. But it wasn't until my best friend since grade school passed away that I realized how important photos really were to me. Unfortunately, we had very few pictures together even though we were best friends. Now that she is gone, there is no getting those moments back. My passion is to create heirloom-worthy photographs and prints that can be passed down for generations. When I'm not behind the camera, I love spending quality time with my family and friends- hiking, swimming, horseback riding, paddle boarding, and mountain biking. And on occasion, I help out at our families bike shop, Krank Cycles, located in Makawao, Maui. I also own a custom design and crafting business, Maui Made Customs.

Family is very important to me. I'm so lucky to have 3 healthy children. My ten-year-old son is very active & enjoys to mountain bike, skateboard & snowboard. My highly sociable five-year-old daughter loves to talk, dance, sing & bike. My four-month-old daugher loves to win us over with her contagious smiles and bubbly giggles. Lastly & the biggest one of our bunch, is my hardworking & loving fiancé. He enjoys surfing, camping, & sunset chasing with me. He keeps everything in our life running smoothly. He also happens to be the most amazingly prepared & best packer around. We always have everything we could possibly want for camping trips & beach days. Oh... and he's good at house work too!

I love Maui and all the beauty it has to offer! I can't wait to hear about the vision you have for your wedding day or portrait session.

Shayla Tiare Collins

Maui photographer Shayla Tiare pictured using her professional Canon camera as she photographs a family at Iao Valley
kristy copperfield photography took beautiful family photographs of us here on maui
kristy copperfield photography maui took beautiful family photographs of us here on maui


“We have had our photos done by Shayla for 8 years now! She has captured our most precious memories, from being pregnant to newborn pictures to business headshots & our annual family photos. She is such a joy to work with & makes the experience so fun. She is incredibly talented at choosing the right poses for our little family & making us laugh while capturing our genuine smiles with the light hitting us just right. All of our pictures have turned out beautiful & we are so grateful for the work she does.”

“Shayla gave us such a great experience during our maternity photo session from start to finish. My boyfriend and I were able to click with her from the very start! Our shoot was very special and we will cherish our photos forever. I'm looking forward to doing more photoshoots with her in the near future when our baby is born!”