First of all, congratulations on your engagement and mahalo for getting in touch! I am truly honored that I made it to your list of possible wedding photographers. I have been in your shoes so I know how wedding planning feels like. One thing I can say, is hiring an amazing wedding photographer with the vision you have was one of the best decision I made for my own wedding day.
I love weddings and I am obsessed with photographing moments. As much as I strive to capture timeless portraits and lovely details on your wedding day, I will also be there to freeze magical moments into photographs. Those passionate, deep, fun, intimate moments that pull at my heart and leave me feeling whole as an artist is really what I live for when I show up for your day! Hawaii gives me an inexplicable inspiration that translates into my photographs. My goal is to deliver images that not only represents how truly beautiful your day was but more importantly, how you and your spouse felt. And year after year you can be reminded of the way you look at each other, that first embrace, and how much love surrounded you in that time.
All wedding packages come with two photographers, edited digital files, a print and personal release, an online gallery that is active for one year and two year image hosting on my cloud service. Typical delivery of 60-80 images per hour of shooting.
8-hr package - $3600
6-hr package - $3000
4-hr package - $2400
A custom package can be provided should any of the options above not cover your needs for your wedding day! I personally love working with a second shooter. They will cover fast moving portions of the day when I can’t be in two places at the same time. In addition, provide you with different vantage points and overall adds more diversity in the gallery. However, under certain circumstances, you may opt out of the second shooter for a price adjustment. Please contact me to see if your wedding can be covered appropriately with a single shooter. This is usually determined by the type of location, the size of the wedding/wedding party, etc.
These are reserved for exclusive elopements or small wedding events (strictly under 10 guests). Minimum time coverage is 1 hr; this time frame typically covers a short ceremony and some portraits. Includes one photographer.
3-hr package - $1499
1.5-hr package - $900
1-hr package - $799
One hour elopements are strictly limited to “just the couple”. Elopements with guests are required to book at least the 1.5-hr package. A one and half coverage time minimum is required for Oahu, Maui and Kauai elopements. Additional coverage time may be added at $500/hr.
Engagement Sessions and Day-after Sessions are offered at $400 (that is a $250 discount) for all booked weddings and elopements.
HI GET of 4.17% NOT included in pricing above.
These rates are subject to change at any time but locked in once date is officially reserved.
Weddings outside the Big Island subject to an extra travel fee ($250).
Turnaround time for delivery of wedding images is 4-6 weeks.
Digital files will be delivered via a download link through your private online gallery.
Prints and products can be purchased at ala carte prices.
A 30% non-refundable retainer and a signed contract are required to book your wedding. A date is not considered reserved until both of these are completed. Let me know what package you are going with and I will send the contract and invoice to your email. In many cases, I will be able to create a custom package for you. Please contact me should you need something specific to your day.
The retainer can be paid via credit card or check. Your final balance will be due 14 days before the wedding day. Please scroll down for an FAQ section!
Looking forward to hearing from you and planning your wedding day photography coverage!
What is your style?
My style is a mix of classic, documentary and photojournalistic. To get those stunning portraits, I will often go for a more classic style, but as I photograph candid moments, my style becomes more documentary. I love landscape photography and I understand that part of the reason destination couples come to Hawaii to get married is because of the stunning scenery the islands offer. So I take special attention to capture those for you as well!
Are the digital files included?
Yes. Every wedding package includes unlimited downloads of your digital images in a gorgeous online gallery (online backup for 1 year included!). They are all beautifully edited and a print release is included. You can print them anywhere – as many times and as often as you would like!
How many images do we receive from our wedding?
This will depend on how many hours I am there on your wedding day, as well as how many locations. You can plan on about 60-80 images per hour.
When will I receive my images?
You can expect to see your images around 4-6 weeks after your wedding.
How long have you been a wedding photographer?
I been in business since 2014 and started photographing weddings in 2016. I started officially specializing in weddings in early 2017 after realizing that I love it a lot more than other genres of photography! I am so honored to be included on your special day.
How do I book you?
Easy peasy! A signed online contract + 30% retainer need to be completed to hold your date. This is non-refundable and will be applied to your total balance. We can do this 100% online or by mail. The remaining balance is due at least 14 days before your wedding. If I am traveling to your destination for the wedding, all of the travel fees are due at the time of booking. Everything can be done online!
How many weddings do you shoot a year?
I give my clients my complete attention and so I do limit how many weddings I take each month. I currently do not shoot more than 3 weddings per month so both wedding and portrait clients get the attention they deserve! And in the same way I never book more than one event in a single day!
Who will be photographing my wedding?
I am always your photographer, and depending on your choice of package, I may bring along an experienced second photographer to supplement the photography during your wedding. Regardless of your chosen package, in most cases, I will be working with an assistant.
Do you take credit cards?
Yes. I take all major credit cards along with cash and check.
What camera gear do you use?
I use top of the line Nikon gear. I currently shoot with a Nikon D850 and I have various lenses and flashes. I also have a backup cameras, lenses and flash gear as well.
What file type do you photograph in? RAW or JPEG?
All images are shot in RAW format, developed and 100% edited in my digital darkroom and given to you in high resolution JPEG format.
Can I have the unedited files? I want to do some editing of my own.
I do not release my unedited or RAW files. You will receive a 100% beautifully edited finished product.