About



aloha photo design

Alohaphotodesign is a collection of outstanding Kauai based photographers who specialize in creating the best architecture, commercial, lifestyle, on-location portraiture, and travel imagery possible. It is our goal to provide not just good, but outstanding digital photos and original videos for all our clients.

As artists the emphasis is on quality and enhancing the visual impact. We look beyond the average, and ask ourselves “how can I do it better?” As you view the portfolio of alohaphotodesign you will note that each client receives the best in creative and artistic expression we can offer. Ours is a collaboration of creative ideas mixed with common sense on things like “time” and “budget”, giving those who wisely choose aloaphotdesign a decided edge on the imagery created.

As you read briefly about who we are, you will see why the above is true.

Nicole Held-Mayo has been creating stunning photography for over 8 years locally. Her work has been celebrated in art exhibitions as well as local magazines and national publications. Photography is not a job for her, is a passion in life! As a young girl she became addicted to the art and knew the only professional choice for her would be to become a photographer. Nicole studied photography in Germany then continued her creative education California. She is married to “big wave” surfer Eddie Mayo and is blessed with three children, Elijah, Luke, and Samuel.

Gregory Blore studied photography in California, worked as a freelance photographer and had his own studio in California before settling with his wife Maria Elena to Kauai. For over 20 years he has been creating award winning imagery for advertising agencies. As well, he created studio and location photography for annual reports, national advertising campaigns, and brochures. For the last 10 years his focus has been on capturing the essence and character of homes and buildings for commercial and residential architects and builders. He and his wife truly enjoy exploring and photographing the scenic vistas and natural beauty that Kauai offers.