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!
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 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 been unable to get great images for someone because of the weather. I will watch the forecast for you and present a game plan if need be.
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 11 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.
A: Your images will be ready 2-3 weeks after we meet and your family film will take a couple of weeks longer. 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 60-80 images - plenty to print, share on Facebook, or make an album!
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!
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.
A: Great! I love answering new questions. Head over to the contact page and ask away!