Maluhia Creative

Maluhia Creative

4.9 (11)
21 hires on
12 years in business

About this pro

My service stands out in the form of care. I care that my "students" leave a lesson feeling like they have learned something new, or that they have increased their knowledge. I want people to be able to enjoy the camera, take photos that will make people stop for a moment, and to be able to use it to share their view of the world. 

Photography has sparked adventure, has introduced me to some amazing people, and it gives me calm when life is chaotic. I have worked as a pre-school, school, and high school senior portrait photographer. Iʻve shot a number of weddings, anniversary parties, birthday parties, and retirement functions. 

My camera has taken me to some really interesting landscapes and has given me the opportunity to share what I have seen. 

The camera is a sharing tool and I love to help others share their lives. 

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Edmonds, WA 98026
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11 Reviews


  • Lynn Schilaty

    She’s awesome and we will continue lessons once I get my camera.

  • Laurel DeFrang-Peterson

    Maluhia was very patient in explaining things to me, which I appreciated very much. Being a true beginner, it was nice to have an instructor who knew what she was talking about. She even brought materials with her that would further enhance my learning. I would hire her again.

  • Laurel DeFrang-Peterson

    She was great at explaining things and was knowledgeable. I would hire her again.

  • Usha P Bhansali

    She is easy to work with. Gave me good pointers on ISO, Shutter speed and aperture.

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I first hold a conversation with the student to access where they are in their photography experience. I would like to know if they own a camera, what kind, why they are interested in the photography and learning more, among other questions just so I can get to know them and figure out how to best help in their journey. 

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I studied photography in college and in a cerification program. Iʻve worked as a professional for 20 years. 

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

Lessons start of $40 / hour, 1 hour minimum. 

Travel over 20 miles may include a surcharge. 

How did you get started teaching?

I have taught kids and teens as a volunteer. I have enjoyed sharing what I know and am very excited about helping more budding photographers of any age. 

What types of students have you worked with?

Beginning kids age 10 and up, teens to help understand their class in school, adults who have bought a new camera or want to learn more indepth lighting. 

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Itʻs important the student and teacher have good communication and are able to understand each other. Photography can be very technical or very artsy, neither is wrong, but the student should know where the teacher is on the scale. I am pretty much in the middle and tend to flow to what the job needs. 

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

What sort of photography has the teacher done. 

What they like to shoot

What sort of situations have they had that may have challenged them.