Makai Productions was founded in 2007 by husband and wife team, Dave and Consuelo, to share their vision and belief in the power of imagery. They have assembled a uniquely creative mix of professionals that are incredibly talented, adaptable and enthusiastic.
The Makai team is experienced working in diverse cultural and socio-economic environments and with all different levels of technical know-how around the world. The team works with clients from Hollywood production companies who’ve done this a thousand times to Fortune 500 companies to local organizations just starting out.
Consuelo Candelaria grew up on a working ranch in southwest Colorado and has called Maui home for over a decade now. She loves the outdoors - hiking, running, paddle boarding, diving, camping, boating, horseback riding to name a few favorites. She speaks Spanish fluently and enjoys traveling in all different styles from Four Seasons vacations to chicken bus adventures to live aboard dive trips. As co-owner of Makai Consuelo takes a hands-on approach to the business and enjoys the benefits of a photographic memory. She graduated back in the mid-90s with degrees in Marketing & Spanish from Hillsdale College.
Exploring the world since 1970, Dave’s love for the natural beauty of the oceans and marine life provide inspiration for his photography. Having a degree in Marine Biology from UC Santa Cruz and understanding the natural behaviors of animals allow him to capture and share unique images. Working as a photographer, dive instructor and boat captain on the Island of Maui gives Dave the opportunity to document rare and beautiful moments in the oceans. His images have appeared in publications including Sport Diver and Scuba Diving magazines. Dave's love for photography goes beyond the ocean - he is also co-founder and Creative Director of Makai Productions. His love of people, photography and technology combine to make him one of the most likable, professional and talented photographers, not to mention one of the happiest!
Harold Giger III is originally from high in the ski hills of Colorado. After graduating with a degree in Music Performance & Humanities from The University of Northern Colorado, he took to another passion - travel - and headed to Alaska. Here he picked up his first SLR camera and began his path into photography. Via New York City and Vegas, Harold arrived in Hawaii in 2005. He has set down the tuba and has selected the Camera as his instrument of choice. Harold loves the creativity and improv opportunities of on-location photography.
Jason Fox was 8 years old when his grandfather put an SLR in his hand as they headed out to take pictures of water birds, and, well, the rest is history. He studied at The Southeast Center for Photographic Studies, Florida and is an avid diver. Living on Maui, he is an accomplished underwater photographer bring together his passion for wildlife and tropical waters. His other passion is for Kala, his Belgian Shepard, but we haven't figured out a way to get her diving yet.
Randy Schnee spends his time as a photographer between the Hawaiian Islands and the Arizona deserts. He is also a boat captain in the San Juan Islands and Alaska where he has captured some of the most spectacular wildlife on film. With nearly two decades of photography experience, his favorite shoots include concerts, special events and wildlife expeditions. He is an avid mountain bike rider, scuba diver and loves the outdoors.
Madelynne Nehl graduated from Brooks Institute of Photography to become a commercial travel photographer. She is also a photography instructor for Canon USA education programs. She has been an assistant to celebrity/fashion photographer David LaChapelle in many aspects from planning to post. Madelynne's photography has been showcased in numerous galleries and publications, and most recently her images were selected by the BBC for display.
Marq Morrison graduated from the University of Central Florida with a degree in Film. Yearning to do film and be by the beach, Marq moved to Los Angeles. In six years there, he built an extensive resume, including feature films, music videos, documentaries, short films and comedy. One of his proudest accomplishments is the multi-award winning documentary, Into The Air: A Kiteboarding Experience, featuring several Hawaiian riders. His main hobby - kitesurfing.
Lisa Morrison is a videographer and editor with extensive documentary, commercial, and event experience. Lisa earned her masters’ degree in Broadcast Journalism from The University of Southern California. Since moving to Maui, Lisa’s work has focused on the beauty and fun of island life. In her spare time, Lisa can be found at the beach with her husband Marq.
Jason Koskey studied Pre-medical at Waynesburg College, Pennsylvania. He worked as a Environmental Scientist in southern Florida, developing skills in macro photography, stop-motion and stock imaging. Living on Maui for over a decade, Jason honed his skills as a nature and event photographer. He is an expert in production techniques for specialty photography products. Jason is an EMT, a pro RC helicopter pilot and enjoys aerial photography and video.
Tim Angevine is a talented editor and producer with extensive background in television. He is one of the most energetic and enthusiastic pros in the business. He studied Psychology at Clemson University and spent many years shooting and editing in LA before moving east. Tim is currently based out of Greenville, SC.
Our name Makai is the Hawaiian word for by the ocean and is the foundation of our sustainability practices. We make conscious choices each day to lessen our impact and protect the oceans we love. We use our power of choice to make our little island and the world we live in a better place.
Conservation & Sustainability in Our Community
Since 2008, we contribute monthly to the Hawai'i Wildlife Fund efforts to keep our local Hawaiian waters blue and our sea turtles safe.
We are active supporters of entrepreneurism & self-empowerment through Kiva.org, having funded over 300 loans to small business owners around the globe.
Reduce, Reuse & Recycle Every Day
A few ways we lessen our footprint: All images and documents are stored digitally. All packing materials are recycled or reused. All electronics use power save and timers. All batteries are rechargeable. Even our website host is 100% wind-powered.
We Choose Green Suppliers
Tech suppliers, like Apple & Canon, have strong environmental policies to eliminate hazardous substances in products, minimize packaging & create more energy efficient models. Our DNP printing process is streamlined to avoid waste and 100% chemical-free. TAP presentation folders are made from recycled paper stock.
Keeping Our Oceans Blue