Hawaii is known throughout the world as a gorgeous, tropical beach location. It is comprised of an archipelago of hundreds of islands, but its eight main islands houses the majority of its population. Despite being one of the smallest states in the United States, it is the 13th most densely populated state. Any visitor would quickly understand why Hawaii draws so many people to its islands – gorgeous beaches, a tropical climate and thriving wildlife are three of many reasons why Hawaii is one of the most lush and beautiful places in the world. It’s no wonder why Hawaii is one of the top destination wedding locations, and for those dreamy island weddings, a top notch wedding photographer is a must. These are the top 20 wedding photographers in Hawaii. Please note that this list is not listed in any specific order and each photographer would be a fantastic choice for your big day.
1. Anna Kim Photography – Paia, Maui
Anna Kim loves how photography gives her the opportunity to connect with people using gorgeous light, different angles and creative composition. By combining these three factors, she is able to capture moments that are filled with honest, raw emotion and intense beauty. Her utmost priority is providing her clients with beautiful images that they will cherish for the rest of their lives. Anna is recognized by Junebug Weddings as one of the best wedding photographers in Hawaii and she is regularly featured in the top online wedding resources.
Anna has been a professional photographer for 5 years. Her basic wedding package starts at $1,900 and includes 2 hours of coverage as well as all the photos edited and reprinting rights.
2. Dmitri & Sandra – Lahaina, Maui
Dmitri and Sandra Offergeld are a husband-and-wife photography team who approach weddings as journalists, documenting each unique wedding day as it unfolds with attention to detail, emotion and real moments. Their primary focus is to respect the integrity of each of these little moments. Dmitri was raised in Hawaii while Sandra was raised in Peru, thus making their contrasting personalities and backgrounds a winning combination and evident in their photography. Dmitri & Sandra are award-winning members of the International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers and have been featured in the top online wedding resources.
Dmitri and Sandra have been photographing weddings professionally since 2008. Their basic package is $4,500 and includes 6 hours of wedding day coverage with both Dmitri and Sandra, as well as all professionally edited, high resolution images on a custom flash drive along with printing rights.
3. Christie Pham Photography – Honolulu, Oahu
Christie Pham was introduced to photography at a young age, thanks to her father who was an established photojournalist. Her wedding photography style is documentary, modern, unobtrusive and spontaneous. Christie isn’t afraid to take a few risks to get the perfect shot – she’s climbed onto rooftops, hiked up mountains and kayaked down rivers just for the perfect image. Her goal is to make her clients feel comfortable in front of the camera so that each photograph captures the authenticity of the moment. Christie was recently selected as one of the Top Wedding Photographers in Hawaii by Junebug Weddings.
Christie has 10 years of experience as a professional photographer. Her basic package starts at $3,400 and interested clients may contact her directly for more details.
4. Kai-Photo Hawaii – Honolulu, Oahu
Kai Photo is co-owned by Grace and Kyler Kwock, who find that building relationships with each of their clients is the best part of their job as wedding photographers. Their style is journalistic, yet fun and contemporary and they hope that their clients feel relaxed and at ease as they shoot their special days. By providing the highest level of service, attention to detail and breathtaking imagery, they are able to thrill and satisfy their clients who oftentimes continue to work with them for their maternity and newborn portraits as well. Kai-Photo has been recognized by Hawaii Wedding Professionals and they have been featured in the top online wedding resources.
Kai Photo was established in 2007 and since then Grace and Kyler have shot over 1,000 Hawaii weddings. Their ceremony package starts at $699 and includes up to 90 minutes of photography, all color-corrected images on DVD with print release and an online gallery. Full day coverage of 5 hours with 2 photographers starts at $2,299.
5. Kevin Lubera Photographer – Honolulu, Oahu
Kevin Lubera’s interest in wedding photography began when he realized the impact he could make on peoples’ lives. By directing his clients rather than posing them, Kevin strives to capture a wedding day as authentically as he can — portraying the true character of his subjects. His work has been featured in publications such as People Magazine, Grace Ormonde Wedding Style, and InStyle Weddings, and he has had the pleasure of photographing celebrities such as Sir Elton John, Wolfgang Puck, and Christina Aguilera.
Kevin has been photographing weddings professionally since 2005. His wedding collections start at $5,000 and include basic coverage, high-resolution files and a large feature album. He also offers coverage of intimate celebrations for destination clients.
6. Tamiz Photography – Pukalani, Maui
Rebecca and Jonathan Adkisson are the husband-and-wife photographer team behind Tamiz Photography. Together they draw from natural elements of design to compose each bright, beautiful image. Their innovative use of natural light romantically captures emotion at its finest and results in stunning images that exude color, sunshine and life. Tamiz Photography’s work has been featured in publications such as Pacific Weddings Magazine, Destination Weddings & Honeymoons Magazine and the top online wedding resources.
Tamiz Photography was founded four years ago, and three years ago they became exclusive to wedding photography. Their wedding package is $4,800 and includes 6 hours of coverage, 2 photographers with unique perspectives, hundreds of edited images as well as a 4×6 proof print of each edited image, a proof box to store favorite proof prints and an online gallery.
7. Derek Wong Photography – Honolulu, Oahu
Derek Wong has an extensive background in Photojournalism, as well as Editorial and Portrait Photography, and found himself excelling in the art of wedding photography. He started with shooting in film, learning the subtle yet powerful nuances of light, tone, exposure and contrast. These skills and techniques are what sets him apart from others in addition to his attention to detail, commitment to quality and talent for capturing moving images. Derek’s work has been featured in publications such as Grace Ormonde Wedding Style, Junebug Weddings, Modern Weddings Hawaii, Hawaii Bride & Groom, Praise Wedding, Pacific Rim Wedding Magazine, Spur Magazine, Vancouver Magazine, Wallpaper*, The New York Times, The Surfer’s Journal, and Style Magazine. He is also listed as one of the Top Wedding Photographers in the World by Junebug Weddings.
Derek has 14 years of experience as a professional photographer. His basic package is $3,500 and interested clients may contact him directly for more details.
8. Sea Light Studios – Kilauea, Kauai
Sea Light Studios is comprised of photography duo Fawne Frailey and Sebastian Romero. Together they share a deep passion for beautiful photography and love. They bring a warm, genuine presence to each individual wedding day and strive to not only create beautiful imagery, but to connect with each couple and get to know each of their clients. Their wedding photography style is built on a solid, technical foundation and infused with love and fun. Sea Light Studios’ work has been published in publications such as Pacific Weddings Magazine and Hawaii Bride & Groom.
Sea Light Studios was born in 2009 when Sebastian and Fawne fused their talents to create something they love and truly are passionate about – love and art. Interested clients may contact Sea Light Studios directly for more information on pricing and collections they offer.
9. Kylie Martin Photography – Honolulu, Oahu
Kylie Martin‘s specialty is her ability to stand back and watch the real moments unfold on a wedding day. Her passion for telling a love story through images is evident in her photojournalistic style and unobtrusive manner. She is a hybrid photographer, utilizing both film and digital to capture authentic, timeless images. Kylie is an active member of Fearless Photographers and she has been featured in the top online wedding resources.
Kylie has been a professional wedding photographer for three years. Her basic wedding package is $3,395 and includes eight hours of coverage, 100 prints in a custom designed linen box, a 11×14 canvas, an online viewing gallery and all edited images on a USB as well as the printing rights to those images.
10. Karma Hill Photography – Wailuku, Maui
Karma Hill moved to Maui from Seattle in 2006 and has since been shooting hundreds of weddings all over the state. She loves to capture amazing, real life moments of couples in love and their families on the breathtaking beaches of Maui. Her favorite part of being a wedding photographer is that her couples continue to allow her into their lives, documenting their major life events time and time again. Karma considers herself very lucky to be allowed to capture lifelong memories for her clients, who she can now call her friends. Karma is an active member of Fearless Photographers and her work has been featured in the top online wedding resources.
Karma started her photography business in 2007 and her basic wedding photography package starts at $1,000 for one hour of coverage, 50 high resolution images with full personal usage rights, an online slideshow set to music, a custom proofing website for sharing images and purchasing professional print products and a $50 print credit which can be used towards professional print products.
11. LiquidLightImages – Waipahu, Oahu
Aaron Bernard of LiquidLightImages has been capturing timeless images for over 18 years. His experience in the US Marine Corps has given him the opportunity to travel the world, allowing him to take on fresh perspectives and appreciation towards the beauty that surrounds us. He takes great pride in creating quality images that his clients love. Although Aaron specializes in wedding photography, he builds lasting relationships with his clients that bring him to be their maternity, children and family photographer as well.
Aaron has over 11 years of experience as a professional photographer. His wedding photography services start at $399 per hour, and his basic wedding package starts at $1,556. This package includes unlimited shooting, high resolution digital files, printable rights, a password-protected online gallery, all images color, contrast and exposure corrected, and a 16×20 metal print. Please note that the hourly rate does not include the 16×20 metal print.
12. Tad Craig Photography – Paia, Maui
Welcome to Tad Craig Photography, Maui’s destination wedding photographer. Tad’s work speaks for itself; exquisite, full of color and bursting with emotion. His high quality of customer satisfaction, expertise in the wedding industry along with many years of experience behind the lens on Maui will make for an enjoyable, comfortable session. He loves using natural light along with the beauty of Hawaii and pouring it into his photos. Tad is dedicated to making his clients’ wedding photo shoots an amazing experience from beginning to end.
Tad has over 14 years of experience as a professional wedding photographer. His basic Aquamarine Package includes one hour of digital coverage with a unique perspective, 50 edited high resolution images on a CD or USB, copyrights release, all low resolution images with logo for social media, online proofing of images and FedEx shipping within the US.
13. Jenna Lee Pictures – Honolulu, Oahu
Jenna Lee excels in capturing personality while telling her client’s story, which she says each is as unique as the next. Whether it’s a tropical beach paradise, a rustic country union, or a black tie affair, Jenna Lee has the astute ability to connect with her clients on a very genuine level. “My greatest joy is when my clients love their photos, if a client starts crying that just makes my week because I know my photography has touched them in a way they will always cherish and for me, to have helped create that for them, is an honor beyond words.” Jenna Lee is known for not just taking pictures, but creating and capturing real meaningful moments. Her style is contemporary, mixing creative portraiture with a candid, photojournalistic style that her couples love. Jenna Lee is a nationally published photographer, having worked with world class athletes, celebrities, and best-selling authors. She is based out of Honolulu, but is a destination photographer covering the other islands and mainland as well. In addition to weddings, she specializes in boudoir photography and has taught seminars at large photography conferences. She also has a mini boudoir studio in Waikiki and encourages her brides to have a session done, because “It’s so much fun to unleash your sexy, not to mention it’s the ULTIMATE gift you can give your new hubby on your big day!”
Jenna started her business in 2009 and her basic beach unions package starts at $1,500 while full weddings start at $2,800. The $2,800 wedding package includes up to 4 hours of coverage, posed wedding party photos, designer newlywed photos, a personal viewing gallery, fully edited digital collection of the best images from the wedding and a complete archival collection containing all images from the wedding.
14. Renai Photography – Honolulu, Oahu
Eddy Fong of Renai Photography was born and raised on the Hawaiian islands. His unique vision combines lighting and composition to create creative and beautiful images that surpass his client’s expectations every time. His clients’ passion, beauty and love comes together with his creativity and vision to become a masterpiece. Eddy’s work has won awards and has been featured in the top online wedding resources.
Eddy has 8 years of experience as a professional photographer. His basic wedding package starts at $4,000 and includes 8 hours of coverage and images provided on a DVD.
15. Pinky Photography – Waipahu, Oahu
Pinky Yoshimoto started photography as a hobby and quickly fell in love with the art, the light, the details and the people. Naturally, she found her niche in wedding photography after a friend asked her to shoot her wedding. She absolutely loves experiencing the day with the bride and groom and her priority is to provide her clients with memories that capture their happiness. Pinky takes pride in taking photos that her clients will cherish forever.
Pinky has been a wedding photographer for 6 years. Her basic package starts at $2,200 and includes 5 hours of wedding day coverage, 100 4×6 proof prints, retouched images on a personalized USB with print release and an online gallery accessible for up to 2 months.
16. Joanna Tano Photography – Wailuku, Maui
Joanna Tano is careful not to intrude on the wedding ritual so that she is able to capture true emotions and movements in a succession of spontaneous images that tell the story of the day. Born and raised on Maui, Joanna’s interest in photography began in high school and she has since developed and honed her craft to create photos that will capture both your attention and your heart. Joanna’s work has been published in national publications and she is regularly featured in the top online wedding resources.
Joanna has 9 years of experience as a professional photographer. Her basic wedding package starts at $1,500 and includes an online gallery, a USB with high resolution images and printing rights to these images.
17. Brady Oshiro Photography – Mililani, Oahu
Brady Oshiro is all about sharing the “Aloha Spirit.” His love for photography has brought him to travel all over the world, experiencing many different cultures and people. These experiences have brought him to develop and easy-going, free-flowing and professional style. His photojournalistic style emphasizes his free-flowing personality, and he believes that the best images are captured when people are comfortable and relaxed.
Brady has been a professional photographer since 2004 and started shooting weddings professionally in 2007. His wedding photography packages start at $2,300 and include up to 10 hours of wedding day coverage, unlimited rights for personal use of digital files, an online gallery and slideshow and 100 signature digitally enhanced images.
18. Scott Drexler – Kihei, Maui
Scott Drexler believes in a balance of love, creative expression and physical activity in life. He started his career in the wedding industry as a cinematographer. He realized that the beauty, emotion and adrenaline of a wedding day are addictive and received awards for his work in cinematography. As he witnessed the photography industry move from 35mm film to digital DSLR, he also made the shift to digital photography. As a wedding photographer, Scott takes his love and enthusiasm for the art and creates images that are spontaneous, fun and real.
Scott has been a professional wedding photographer for 7 years. His basic photo package is $1,500 and includes 2 hours of coverage, color enhancement of all images, an online proofing site and a USB flash drive with all images in high resolution.
19. Creatrix – Honolulu, Oahu
Jenna Clark of Creatrix describes her photography skills as having a camera in her head, and the one in her hand simply helps display what she sees every day. By only offering a few slots for weddings per month, she is able to focus her energy on each individual couple and offer them all the attention they deserve. She is strongly motivated to capture each couple’s love as it is and create amazing photos that her clients love time and time again.
Jenna has been a professional photographer for 3.5 years. Her most popular collection is $3,100 and includes 2 hours of wedding consultation, a complimentary engagement session, all travel required on the island, a complimentary 24×36 print, all day wedding coverage and all the edited images delivered digitally.
20. Pearl Wedding Photography – Kihei, Maui
Jessica Pearl approaches each wedding individually and takes time to get to know each couple so that she can personalize the way she photographs you. She knows that your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life and it’s important that you have beautiful reminders of just how amazing everyone felt and looked on your special day. Jessica’s work has won awards and been featured in the top online wedding resources.
Jessica has been running her photography business for 7 years and has over 13 years of experience as a professional photographer. Her typical wedding package is $2,300 and includes 4 hours of full day coverage, editing of all photos, an online slideshow of the best images, all high resolution images on USB and a 6×8 12-page keepsake album.