Maui photographers, Mark and Shayla Middleton are recognized for their stunningly crisp, clear tropical imagery. Shayla’s creative eye combined with Mark’s exceptional technical skills exemplifies the adage that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts . Their breadth of work is impressive from underwater, to shorebreak, to aerials and natural landscapes.
Shayla was born into a ‘photography family’. The last of seven children, her father had already built a darkroom in the basement for his four boys. Shayla is inspired by the incredible beauty of Maui and her father’s love of striking imagery still lives within her.
Mark, always an avid photographer, quit the corporate world to pursue his dream of being a professional photographer. Mark’s true passion is shooting shorebreak! He enters waves most of us flee from, stands in the barrel to capture the perfect shot, than braces for impact in what Shayla’s refers to as the ‘clobber zone’!
Mark and Shayla live in South Maui with their two ‘furry kids’ Kai and SkyLani. These two “twins” from the same litter, are Australian heeler ‘rescue’ dogs from the Maui Humane Society and are true water lovers.