Q: Where are you located?

A: My session fee includes travel anywhere on Oahu.  If you’d like me to meet you in Maui, Big Island, or Kauai, a travel fee will apply - simply let me know!

Q: What happens if we book a date and the weather isn’t ideal?

A: Not to worry - I photograph dozens of local families and vacationers each year.  The overwhelming majority of sessions proceed as scheduled.  I check the weather forecast 2-3 days before our session.  If rain comes up - we have multiple options!  First, Hawaii is full of microclimates, which means that rain is often local - we can drive to a different spot on the island without the rain. Bonus: distant clouds can add a beauty and visual interest even more than straight sunshine.  Alternatively, we can reschedule for the next day – we tend to plan sessions toward the beginning of your trip to give us that buffer if needed.  

I have never not been able to get great images for someone because of weather.  I will watch the forecast for you and present a game plan if need be. 

Q:  There’s a lot we want to do on this trip - I’m not sure I’ll have time for photos?

A: I get this, I’m every bit as in love with Hawaii as you are (or will be!).  This is why when you book me, I become part travel agent: I learn more about your family and put a lot of thought into where I suggest we go and do.  I’ve been exploring the island with my own kids for over 5 years and I know what meshes with interests, ages, and stages.  

Photos aren’t a separate ‘thing to do’ in a sense - you just spend quality time together, actually enjoy it, and come away with beautiful visual memories.  Let me help you acclimate to the island, show you a few secret spots, and send you off to the rest of your vacation!  Several clients have told me their session was the highlight of the trip.  

Q:  How long after our session will I see my images or film?  How many images will I receive?

A: Your images or family film will be delivered 2-3 weeks after we meet.  I don’t limit how many images I take or send, I simply focus on the moments as they unfold. Typically, clients end up with 50-70 images - plenty to print, share on Facebook, or make an album!

Q:  For the family film, can you set my video to our favorite song?

A: Unfortunately no.  Most songs, especially popular songs, are prohibitively expensive to license, and I try to keep my films affordable to families.  I carefully select music that fits the feeling from our time together – see examples here! (link to film gallery)

Q: I’m ready to book a session.  What next?

A: Wonderful!  Send me an email here and I will respond within 48 hours.  If you want to speed things up, feel free to give me a call or text:  808-783-3602.

Q:  I have a question that’s not answered here!

A: Great! I love answering new questions.  Head over to the contact page and ask away!

“Our session with Heather was the highlight
of our trip”