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. 


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March 8, 2019

Oahu Family Photography

Oahu Family Photography


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.

What if 18 years fly by faster than you thought, and before you know it all you’ve got are some cell phone snapshots? What if weeks turn into months turn into years, and you’re left struggling to remember the days when your baby used to fit in your arms?


Imagine bottling up your family’s fleeting moments — not only what they look like, but what they feel like. Imagine your family in true-to-life, joyful, connected imagery — and being able to hold those moments in your hands 20 years from now.

I am so excited you are considering Sky and Reef Photography for your Hawaii Family Vacation Photos. While on Oahu, whether you are staying in Waikiki, Ko’olina, North Shore, or renting an Airbnb somewhere in between – Sky and Reef Photography has you covered. We can either come to you or we can help choose a location that best suits your style.

The Oahu Family Photography Process


Easy. Simple and a Whole-Lotta Fun!

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!



Why Choose Sky and Reef Photography during your

Hawaii Vacation?



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. 

Sky and Reef Photography Oahu Family Photography FAQS

What is a Pinterest Planning Session?

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!

What is a SNEAK PEEK?

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.

How do I make a payment?

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.

When do I get my Photos?

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.

Rush Editing?

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.

How do I get my Photos?

Your photos are delivered via an online gallery that is easy to download  & share.

Can I Print My Photos myself?

Yes, You have personal printing rights to your photos.

Can you come to other Hawaiian Islands to take my families 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.

Are you comfortable with Large Groups?

Bring it on! Your large family group does not scare me. I photograph weddings.


Want to see a full Family Gallery? Check of Amy’s Family Session Here!

Sky and Reef Photography is a Wedding, Elopement, Family and Maternity Photographer based on the island of Hawaii.

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