Bio

Bio 2017-08-23T19:31:59+00:00

Ben Kottke began shooting photos professionally of surfers on the beach in Cabo San Lucas Mexico over 17 years ago. Since then he’s worked as a senior photographer for Surfing Magazine, been hired commercially for photoshoots by some of the largest Surf Bands, pioneered the private vacation digital photo services at Namotu Island Resort, Fiji & Salani Resort Samoa, and after settling down on Maui over ten years ago has shot countless family portraits, couples, weddings, and events.

Ben’s love of photography and professionalism not only can be seen in his images but in the happiness of his clients.
Ben and his wife Lorinda, a college math teacher, have lived on Maui for over a decade and have twin daughters and a son.

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Creating happiness, one photo at a time.

Ben’s images can create happiness through their sheer beauty and intrinsic artistic value or by capturing a precious moment between a mother and her newborn child, expressing the love between two engaged lovers, snapping a thrilling big wave at Jaws, or professionally covering a corporate event. Over 17 years of shooting beginning in the “old days” of film to today’s digital world, Ben’s unique eye and warm personality are guaranteed to capture the best photos you could ask for regardless of the event, situation, or setting. Feel free to contact Ben by phone or email to find out more about how he can photograph your special moments.

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AWARDS I HAVE WON

IN THEIR OWN WORDS

“For our family beach portraits Ben not only made my kids laugh but also
set me and my husband at ease. The entire shoot was simply “fun,” and the
resulting photos were incredible and we will be cherished forever.”

Dr Gale Maiken, San Diego, CA

“Ben and his team have the professionalism and skill set to meet the unique demands
of Maui corporate event photography capture, delivery, and presentation. They can do
it all from award ceremonies to parties to portraits to island activities.”

Kari Cosentino, San Jose Corporate Events Coordinator

“Ben’s one of my 1st phone calls when I get a new home listing. And photos are the
most important thing when offering a home for sale or rent. Affordable, reliable,
with great quality and a fast turnaround so I can meet my MLS listing deadline.”

Robert Vafaie, Real Estate Broker MauiProperty.com

CAPTURING MEMORIES THAT LAST A LIFETIME

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