Rainbows & Hot Fudge

Newborn, Maternity & Family Photography
Studio Located in Paia, Maui

I’m Melissa Whittington, photographer and creator behind the lens of Rainbows and Hot Fudge Photography

My love for photography all started in Atlanta, 1996, where I learned all about 35 mm film and discovered my love for developing my own images.

My passion is creating photographs that warm your heart and make you say, “Ohh! That’s the shot!

My approach to photography is a collaboration of love and authenticity that tells your family’s story

I believe that portrait sessions should be fun. I create unique and timeless images in an environment that feels more like playing than posing. Especially, when it comes to working with children. With every session, I encourage my clients to just be them! Wild, screaming, untamed or calm, or cool and collective - I’m in paparazzi mode and aim to capture all your favorite smiles and faces!
"Professional, fun, and great quality. Melissa has a great ability to work with babies. Its not an easy job and you really want someone who is going to nail it. They grow up too fast."
- Linea
"We had the honor of working with Melissa for our first ever family photo shoot and could not be any happier with our experience. Melissa, with her warm energy and demeanor, effortlessly creates a wonderful atmosphere to have fun and enjoy the process. She also has this brilliant way of directing the shoot and taking control while at the same time giving us the freedom and space to be ourselves. We had a blast!"
Amy Lohr
"She was patient with our little ones and offered many great photo styling ideas.”

Amanda D
"Melissa was amazing! We lucked out! My husband and I wanted some photos to mark our babymoon trip to Maui and Melissa was perfect! She came to us , suggested the perfect location, came prepared with ideas and poses. I can’t recommend her enough! If you are looking for a local photographer search no further!!"

Jennifer A

5 out of 5 google rating based on 19 Reviews

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