Malibu Lifestyler Photographer

Family Photographer Based in Malibu, CA

Hi! I’m Maile and I want to bring out your story in photographs - with all the quirks, expressions, and smiles that make you you. I love to document moments in people’s lives they can fill their homes with, creating tangible memories to cherish forever.

I use natural light and help create earnest interactions without posing to capture the little somethings and expressions that define who you and your family are.

After 16 years in photography, I am still humbled by every family that chooses me to tell their story.


I was educated at the renown Brooks Institute of Photography and started my career in Fashion, Commercial, and Advertising Photography before finding my passion for Family Photography. I've had the honor of being published by large companies like Bloomingdales and local publications alike.
Click here to see some of my commercial clients and places I've been published.



My agent highly recommended Maile when I needed new lifestyle pictures for my portfolio. I was only in LA for a few days so I was pleasantly surprised that Maile was available at such short notice. I’ve worked with several photographers in New York City and Los Angeles and Maile is one of the best. Her pictures are exactly what I needed to refresh my portfolio. They are warm, personable, and fun-loving, just like me! :) Not to mention, Maile is very easy to work with. She was friendly, professional, organized, and knew exactly what shots I needed. My agent and I are very pleased with the pictures. Whether you’re in the business or not, I highly recommend her!
— Alison Mixon
Maile is a very talented photographer! She has a calm presence that makes everyone feel at ease. My 11 month old daughter warmed up to Maile quickly due to her warm smile and peaceful demeanor. She made the photoshoot fun and go by quickly (my husband was thankful). :) I loved how the pictures turned out. She captured our personalities naturally and the lighting was beautiful.
— Avery Ullman
Maile is truly the best! She has photographed my twin boys twice and both times she was beyond wonderful to work with. The pictures were amazing! We are so grateful to have such special photos & memories to cherish.
— Jordan Lerum

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