About the brothers

Cesere Brothers John and Dan with cameras

Family first.

Aloha and welcome to the world of Cesere Brothers Photography!

Our goal is for you to be amazed, excited, and inspired by our love and passion for the ocean. We hope that having a piece of our photography on your wall will help put a smile on your face each and every day.

Childhood pact.

We began our careers in the frigid tide pools on the coast of York Beach, Maine. In the summer months, we would bounce out of bed and race across the street to the rocky coastline where we would spend hours searching for sea creatures in the shallow tide pools.

Occasionally we would take a break to set up a lemonade stand or car wash to earn money for a new mask, snorkel, or set of fins. Still too young to become scuba divers, we taped bendy straws and 2-liter soda bottles to our backs to use as scuba tanks. We honed our skills at our favorite spot called the “deep hole.” This three-foot-deep tide pool is the spot where we, at ages 8 and 4, sat together and made a pact to someday work together, live on an island, and spend each day searching the world for amazing ocean critters just like Jacques Cousteau did.


Our passion for the ocean was apparent throughout our school years, producing hundreds of papers and projects about the ocean and the beautiful marine life we loved. It didn’t matter what was going on in our lives, we couldn’t shed our infatuation with the sea.

After graduating from college, we decided to pass on traditional careers and became scuba diving instructors and boat captains. In 2003, we bought one-way tickets to Maui, determined to create a successful career in the ocean. We spent the next 8 years working on a local dive boat, mastering our diving and photography skills. Our path began taking shape as we began capturing vibrant, unique and dynamic images that people couldn’t take their eyes off.

Maui keiki is fine art print of a baby whale dipping under the wave with the west maui mountains in the background. Cesere Brothers. Keiki Kohola Project. Art in home. Maui, Hawaii. bathroom

World class.

Cesere Brothers Photography was born! We travel the world searching for our next image doing exactly what we love and what we would dream about as young kids. Which is why we often say and encourage everyone to follow your dreams! We are living proof that they can come true!

Today our photography is collected all over the world. Over the years we have gotten to know so many adventurous souls and we are always excited to meet more, so please introduce yourself! Thank you so much for being a collector and for spending your valuable time to visit with us and for your continued support. Please let us know if you have any questions about anything...we love to help!

Trusted and accomplished.

Here are just a few of the companies we have collaborated with, and some of the places where you have seen Cesere Brothers Photography:

Americas Next Top Model, Apple, Art Maui, Awesome Adventures, Bank of Hawaii, BBC, CES Electronics show, Delta Airlines Magazine, Disney, DSC Laboratories, Eddie Bauer, Four Seasons Maui, Grand Wailea Maui, Hooked, Line & Dinner, House Hunters, International Photography Awards (First Place), Mall of America, Maui No Ka Oi Magazine, Men's Health magazine, National Geographic, Ritz Carlton Kapalua, Scuba Diving Magazine, The Keiki Kohola Project, Whale Tails Kapalua, Wild About Animals, World Festival of Underwater Pictures (Antibes, France)


Thanks so much for everything and please let us know if you have any questions about anything...we love to help!

Contact us: