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​Maui Photographer Mieko Horikoshi


About the Photographer



and more


I started my career as a wedding and family portrait photographer in 2000.  While I still love both subjects, My love of cooking caused me a deep desire to learn how to photograph food.

Soon after posting my food photography on Facebook, I was fortunate that two leading Hawaii publishers discovered me.  As my photography works got published, I began receiving inquiries from other editors and publishers from the US mainland and internationally.


One of the fun assignments was working with the Japanese Travel Guidebook Editors.  To make a very photo-oriented guidebook, I was asked to photograph beyond portraits and food, such as fashion, products, interior and exterior of luxurious resorts, and so on.  That experience helped me to expand my photography skills.


I consider all images I create are like my children.  I photograph (birth) them and edit (raise) them.  I won't let go of these important processes until I deliver them to your hands.  This is why I do not hire associate photographers or photo editors. When you ask me to be your photographer, You can ensure receive quality photography created by me.


Whatever I photograph, I always try to put my feet in your shoes to imagine your thoughts, passion, and emotions.  


That's why I focus on emotions. 

I look forward to hearing from you.




Mieko Horikoshi / Photographer

Professional Photographers of America
American Society of Media Photographers

2011 Kodak Gallery Award Photographic Excellence
2016 Foodelia International Food Photography Awards Top Photographer

Published on
Maui No Ka Oi Magazine
Kaanapali Magazine
Edible Hawaiian Islands
Queen Ka'ahumanu Center Magazine
Hi Luxury Magazine
Modern Luxury Hawaii
Lea Lea Magazine
Hawaiian Style Magazine
Eheu, JAL Business Class Inflight Magazine
Morning Calm, Korean Air Inflight Magazine
Healthy Living Magazine
TED Talk/National Geographic Learning Book






Ka'ana Kitchen, Andaz at Wailea Resort
Taverna Maui
Sea House Restaurant, Napili Kai Resort
Lahaina Grill
Ka'anapali Beach Hotel
​Roselani Ice Cream
Maui Sweet Cakes
Maui Cookie Lab
Rock Salt, Sheraton Maui Resort and Spa
Sugar Beach Events

Maui Memories
Maui Executive Catering

She was born and raised in Japan then matured on the island of Maui, Hawai'i. Her work is published many times, both locally and globally. Since childhood, Mieko was always fascinated by how the light adds drama to the ordinal scene. It was only natural that she was attracted to photography. She has been a professional photographer since 2000 and has received Kodak Gallery Award, Photographic Excellence in 2013. Foodelia International Food Photography Awards recognized her as a top photographer in 2016. Besides being a photographer, she is a dedicated mother to her two daughters, a Violin student, and a daily meditator. 

神奈川県茅ヶ崎市より、1995年にマウイへ移住。当初はスクーバダイビングのインストラクターをしていた。2000年に共同経営者と Maui Photography Inc. を立ち上げ、ウェディングフォトグラファーまた家族写真撮影の経験を積む。 人生の修羅場を乗り越え2013年に Mieko Photography として独立。 雑誌や広告写真へとフィールドを拡張。写真はアメリカ国内、また日本や他国でも出版掲載される。 子供の頃、光と影が大好きでそれをなんとか絵に表そうとするがあまりの画才の無さに落胆、失望。そして高校時代に初めて一眼レフを手にし、写真なら自分の目が捉えた感動を映し出すことができることに気が付く。 プライベートでは2人のティーンエイジャーの母、バイオリンを習い、毎日迷走、いや瞑想をする。 

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