At Sky and Reef Photography, we focus on getting a mix of both candids and posed. We are about having fun and getting those once-in-a-lifetime shots that last a lifetime. Our photos are bright, vivid, true to life color, which showcases Hawaii's natural beauty. Ultimately, I am here to make you look Damn good in your photographs.
At Sky and Reef Photography, we love capturing Oahu’s Family Photography while serving all Oahu including Waikiki, Ko’olina, North Shore, Kailua. We seek to capture epic shots of your families. We love to photograph both local families and families vacationing from across the globe.
1. Hey. Inquire.
2. Phone or Email Consultation Questionnaire
3. Sign Contract + 50% Deposit
4. Choose Location + Pinterest Planning Board
5. Photoshoot – Whoo Hoo!
6. 72-hour sneak peek
7. TWO WEEKS LATER (or less)- delivery of images!
We love to capture a mix of both candids and posed. I normally begin with the traditional looking at the camera style of photos. Then as the shoot progresses and families get less shy. We then transition to candids that consist of snuggling, running, laughing, climbing, jumping and sand castle building. This mix of shots is a great way to capture the formals as well as the personalities of you as a family. It also makes for a super fun shoot. Almost once a week, I have a family leave my session and tell me this is the most fun they have ever had taking photos. Then I fist pump and say YES!
Email responses and image turnaround will always be speedy! If you have a special deadline, let me know, I will try to accommodate.
Kids do things on their own terms, as a child photographer I expect this! I’m not upset when your three-year-old has a meltdown or when your son asks to take a picture with my camera. I am a mother of two little ones and I understand the patience it takes to get the perfect shot.
Nobody comes into a session knowing what to do in front of the camera, so it’s my job to coach you! I’ll help you set up each pose and give you little tips to make you look your best.
Do you want palm trees, mountains, greenery, turquoise water, waterfalls? Let me know your vision, I’d love to help you find your perfect location.
Rain, Wind, Tantrums. NO WORRIES, I have a plan B!
I prefer to schedule your family session at the beginning of your trip. no tan-lines or sunburns and we have a rain check option and can change the date just in case. I have backup plans. I am always checking the weather. If we have a significant chance of rain, I will come up with separate location options.
If you don’t have perfectly Pinterest-styled outfits, that’s TOTALLY OK! We can create gorgeous images no matter what you’re wearing. BUT, if you’re like me and love to plan, I’m happy to help! I’ll send you clothing tips and sample combos for inspiration, or you can even have me choose your outfits for you.
I love Pinterest, After booking, If you choose we can create a shared secret Pinterest board. Our style/storyboard is a way to start your creative juices flowing. It is a way for me to understand your vision and tailor your family session to your unique family.
After booking, I will send you a link to our secret shared Pinterest board. You will pin the style of photos you want and I use it as a style moodboard for your photoshoot. While we do not copy the imagery, we use it as a visual outline. Often times it helps my clients choose a location and outfits from its inspiration. You can read all about Pinterest Planning Here!
A sneak peek is a 3-5 images that I email you one to three days after your shoot. This allows you to share some images on Facebook, Instagram, or email to your co-workers. Families love it is great to get a few photos while you are still in Hawaii. If you have a photo preference for you sneak peek let me know before or during the shoot so I can get them quickly to you.
To book a date on my calendar, I require a 50 % deposit. To make the payment, you can use Credit card, Venmo, Zelle, send a check or drop off cash to my Kailua office.
At Sky and Reef Photography we are all about doing things quickly yet with the utmost quality. 24-72 hours after your shoot (I aim for next day) you will receive a sneak peek. That will consist of 3-5 images. After that, I guarantee you images will be ready in you inbox in TWO WEEKS or less. Rush editing is available for an additional fee of $250.
If you are impatient or have a deadline, I understand. I can deliver your photos in 3 days or less. This means you skip my queue and get first priority for an additional $250.
Your photos are delivered via an online gallery that is easy to download & share.
Yes, You have personal printing rights to your photos.
HECK YES! I require a minimum of $250 travel fee to go to any other island for the day. If I need to stay the night additional fees will apply.
Bring it on! Your large family group does not scare me. I photograph weddings.
Sky and Reef Photography is a Wedding, Elopement, Family and Maternity Photographer based on the island of Hawaii.