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I'm so happy you're here!

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Shooting Philosophy 

I've been into photography for over 10 years starting with film photography in high school, which turned into travel and commercial photography, and I eventually transitioned into wedding photography a couple of years ago. Through all of the transitions one thing that has stayed consistent, and what I strive for is the feeling and emotion behind an image. That's honestly what got me here in the first place. Seeing images that gave me such an overwhelming sense of emotion, and later realizing that I could go out and create that.

My goal with every image is to make you feel something. My images are emotional with deep romantic tones, that embody the depth of your connection & the depth of your love. I focus a lot on the details, the in-between moments, the moments of simply just existing, being present, and sharing this moment in time together.

I want to get to know and capture the heart of your story, the big moments, the little moments, the substance of it all.

Let me help you tell your story

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In Home Session
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- Up to 1.5 hours coverage
- minimum of 75 images
- 1 photographer
- online gallery
- digital downloads
- printing rights




I'm currently based in Honolulu, Hawaii. Travel is free anywhere on the island of Oahu.
Also feel free to check my travel schedule to see if I'll be in your area for no travel fees!

Outer Islands $500

U.S. Mainland $1500

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Next Steps

Let me know what date you're interested in, and I'll get a contract sent out! 

To reserve a session, a retainer fee of 50% is due upon contract signing
The remaining balance is due 2 weeks prior to your session date

Payments are made via Venmo or Paypal


Montmartre Couple Pictures



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What makes you different from other photographers?

I would say my style of images, the refinement in editing, attention to detail, turn around time, and number of shots returned.  

My editing has been refined yet consistent throughout the past 5 years. As mentioned I do focus a lot on the details, use natural light and know how to set my camera up so that 90% of the time I don't need any flash. I do not hold any images or moments from you, so I usually end up returning more than the minimum amount of guaranteed images, and always try to return galleries before the contracted timeline. I believe in being intentional with the couples that I take on. 

Picking a photographer means fully trusting them, their eye, and their vision in capturing your special day.

How do you deliver our images to us? Do you offer prints?

Images will be delivered via an online gallery in which you can download them at both high resolution or web size for social media. You can order prints in a variation of sizes, albums, and different products all through your online gallery.

How long does it take for you to deliver the images?

The contract states 4-6 weeks. The length varies per shoot, hours of coverage and how busy the season is.

Can you help us select a location for our engagement session?

Of course! Just let me know if you have a preference of backdrops such as the beach, mountains, trees, etc. I'd be more than happy to send you some suggestions!

Do you offer family sessions?

I do, but only take on a limited amount per year and during slower seasons. Get in touch if you're interested in booking one!

What is your cancellation fee?

There is no cancellation fee. However, the retainer fee is non-refundable once paid.

Makua Beach Wedding by Fine Art Wedding Photographer Desiree Leilani