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Bonnie + Julio’s Proposal at Ko’Olina Hawaii

Bonnie + Julio’s Proposal at Ko’Olina Hawaii   It’s no doubt that Hawaii is one of the best places someone can choose for a surprise proposal. And when the surprise proposal includes bringing in the rest of the family as well, the whole vibe just changes! This is what Bonnie experienced when Julio surprised her […]


June 22, 2021

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Sergiu + Donna’s Elopement in Hawaii

Sergiu & Donna’s Elopement in Hawaii A sandy shore, the soothing sounds of the waves, and the azure sea – this was the tropical setting at Sergiu and Donna’s beautiful elopement wedding in Hawaii. So tropical, right? Wait till you see the photos! I love shooting elopements! They are fun, short, and they are so […]


June 2, 2021

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Vu Family Portraits at The Lanikai Beach

Vu Family Portraits at The Lanikai Beach It’s such a magical and indescribable feeling when you first get to hold your baby in your arms. When they first coo or give you their first toothless smile or when they start to crawl – there are so many moments that you want to remember for forever. […]


May 25, 2021

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Wong Family Portraits at Kualoa Regional Park

Family Portraits with the Wongs at the Kualoa Regional Park   Photographing families is guaranteed to be a good time! Even though you don’t know whether you can get the kids to get into the mood to pose, it’s a different kind of joy to see the family bond as you step into their world […]


May 14, 2021

Modern Headshots in Hawaii

 Modern Headshots in Hawaii   You’re not stiff and boring, so why should your headshot be?  It’s time to tell your story and show the modern world the new you! Your headshot is your opportunity to showcase your bright, unique, and authentic personality while building trust with your future clients, employers, partners, and more.   […]


February 19, 2021

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Tips to Capture your Best Oahu Engagement Photos

Tips, Tricks, and Advice to Capture your Best Oahu Engagement Photos   A special Thank you to The Knot for rating me the Best of Weddings. Do you just love engagement photos? Check out Kualoa Drone Photography. You can see another amazing engagement session Here. Tips to get the Best Oahu Engagement Photos   1. […]


February 2, 2021

Four Seasons Ko’olina Intimate Wedding

Four Seasons Ko’olina Intimate Wedding   Here is the Full Wedding Story… As we saw things changing here on island, just as they did on the mainland of the United States, as well Europe and China, I knew staying home on that rainy Saturday was the best option for my family of 4. Hawaii is […]


April 1, 2020

Hawaii Proposal Photographer

Hawaii Proposal Photographer Looking to plan your perfect proposal in Hawaii? At Sky and Reef Photography, we specialize in photographing proposals all across the Hawaiian islands. I can help with planning every aspect of your day! Some of the common things that I can provide include; flowers, Haiku (flower crowns), candles, champagne, picnics, snacks, balloons, and […]


March 4, 2020

Crouching Lion Photo Shoot

Crouching Lion Hike Photo Shoot If you are looking for an adventurous photo shoot while you are visiting Hawaii, Crouching Lion Hike is the best photo shot location on the entire island. Crouching Lion Hike is a short but steep incline hike that offers breathtaking views of Kahana Bay. The view from the top is […]


January 15, 2020

Kailua Family Photographer

Kailua Family Photographer   Sky and Reef Photography is located in the heart of Kailua and I love photographing local and visiting families alike along the eastside Oahu beaches. Flor’s family decided to take her photos at Lanikai beach. Lanikai beach is my favorite location for a sunrise photo session since the eastside of the […]


December 28, 2019

Kualoa Ranch Wedding Photographer : Anu + Sean Wedding

Kualoa Ranch Wedding Photographer Anu + Sean Kualoa Ranch Wedding   Molii Gardens venue is located at Kualoa Ranch on Oahu, Hawaii. Kualoa is a 4000-acre private nature reserve and working cattle ranch, as well as a popular tourist attraction and filming location on the windward coast of Oʻahu in Hawaiʻi. It is located about […]


November 21, 2019

Top Rated Local Wedding Photographer Hawaii

Top Rated Local Wedding Photographer Hawaii   Drumroll Please…….   We are so thrilled to announce Sky and Reef Photography has been awarded Top Rated Local Photographer in Hawaii.   YAY!   Winning this award is an acknowledgment of the superior level of customer service that we provide to our clients across the Hawaiian islands. […]


October 14, 2019

Must Do Activities During your Hawaii Vacation

Must-do Activities During Your Hawaii Vacation     I constantly get asked by friends, family, and clients what are the must-do activities during their Hawaiian Vacation so I decided to write a blog instead of writing emails. I will try to keep it up-to-date with all the cool things in town. Whether you have come to […]


September 19, 2019


Hawaii Polo Club Wedding I Laura + Mike I Hawaii Wedding Photographer

Hawaii Polo Club Wedding Laura + Mike I Hawaii Wedding Photographer If you are looking to get married on the ocean in a private location along Oahu’s famous North Shore, then check out Hawaii Polo Club for your destination wedding. Hawaii Polo Club offers an exclusive oceanfront polo field is located on Oahu’s beautiful North […]


August 19, 2019

10 Wedding Photography Tips for your Wedding Day!

10 Wedding Photography Tips for your Wedding Day! You’re planning your dream wedding, putting extensive thought and effort into every minor detail.  After all, it’s going to be a day to remember for the rest of your life. But years from the wedding, all that remains are the moments, emotions and memories captured by your photo […]


July 24, 2019

Oahu Family Photographer l Waimanalo Family Photographer

Waimanalo Family Photographer   Waimanalo Beach is a great location for a family photo session. This Oahu beach offers calm turquoise water, sandy beach and is truly a hidden gem. Here is a great example of photographing a large family group with a mix of posed and candids.    


July 16, 2019

Hawaii Wedding Photographer I Getting Married at Sherwood Forest

Hawaii Wedding Photographer I Getting Married at Sherwood Forest   If you are looking to get married on the beach in Hawaii, Sherwood Forest is a great option. Sherwood Forest offers greenery right next to the beach, Turquoise water and uncrowded miles of sand. Sarah and Jake actually did the first look at my house […]


July 10, 2019

Oahu Proposal Photographer l Makapu’u Lighthouse

Oahu Proposal Photographer l Makapu’u Lighthouse Looking to pop the question on Oahu during your vacation? Here are some tips to help pull off an awesome, stunning and fantastic proposal that your fiance will never forget Michael proposed to Maddy at the Lighthouse at the edge of the cliffside at Makapu’u Lighthouse Trail located on […]


June 21, 2019

Kailua Wedding Photographer l Oahu Wedding Photographer

Kailua Wedding Photographer If you are thinking about getting married in Kailua, I got you covered! There is actually a gorgeous venue right on Kailua Beach called Male’ana Gardens that host intimate weddings that you can stay onsite as a bed and breakfast. You can read all about this Kailua Wedding Venue on a recent […]


June 12, 2019

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Bridesmaid Gift Ideas

Bridesmaid Gift Ideas Are you a bride and want to do something special for all of your bridesmaids to thank them for being awesome women in your life? How cute and stylish is this petite makeup bag?! It is the PERFECT size to hold all of your essentials. The Maddison Makeup Bag makes for a […]


June 5, 2019

Oahu Family Photography l North Shore Family Session

Oahu Family Photography l North Shore Family Photography Whether you are staying at Turtle Bay, the Marriot or in an Airbnb, Oahu offers a gorgeous countryside on the North Shore of Hawaii. These photographers were taken in Kawela Bay, located right next to the amazing Turtle Bay Resort. The Tan Family are a local Hawaii […]


June 3, 2019

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Kualoa Drone Engagement Photos

Kualoa Drone Engagement Photos Jenny and John’s Hawaii Engagement took place at Kualoa Regional Park. They wanted balloons, beach and drone photos to really showcase the beauty of Hawaii. It was a gorgeous day on Oahu and the scenery was breathtaking. Are you looking to take your engagement photos on Oahu? Check out my Oahu […]


May 23, 2019

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7 Wedding Planning Tips for the Guest

  7 Wedding Planning Tips   This article was originally published at HiCharlie.com.    According to the New York Times, the average wedding guest spends nearly $900 to partake in the festivities. That price tag can make your wallet want to say, “I don’t!” — especially if your wedding season dance card is full. But don’t worry. Charlie knows […]


May 20, 2019

Best Oahu Locations for Photo Shoots

Best Oahu Locations for Photo Shoots 17 gorgeous locations for your perfect photo session on Oahu Here is a guide to help navigate all of my most frequented gorgeous location options for photo sessions. All are located on the island of Oahu. Each of these locations can be perfect for either a Family Photography Session, […]


May 15, 2019

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Should I have an unplugged Wedding?

Should I have an unplugged Wedding?   UNPLUGGED? What is that? An Unplugged wedding are all the rage right now and for good reason An unplugged wedding is when you ask your family, friends and guest to turn off their phones, ipads, cameras and other digital distractions during the ceremony or reception. The purpose is […]


May 13, 2019

Kualoa Family Photographer

Kualoa Family Photographer As many of you may know, Kualoa Regional Park is one of my favorite locations for photography sessions. This is one of my favorite family sessions of 2019, so far. Hey, its only May. I love the mix of candids and posed that their family wanted for their album. Amy’s Family used […]


May 10, 2019

Oahu Engagement Photographer

Oahu Engagement Photographer Sky and Reef Photography is proud to offer the best in class Hawaiian experience when it comes to taking your engagement photos. If you haven’t hear yet, we love to hear your ideas. We love it so much, we ask you to make a Pinterest board. Want to learn how Sky and […]


May 6, 2019

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Makapu’u Beach Elopement

Makapu’u Beach Elopement   You may not believe it, but Makapu’u Beach was not the couple’s first choice for their Hawaiian Elopement. They first agreed to Kualoa Beach, but the rain gods had other plans and we were completely rained out of that option. So with a little bit of weather research by the best […]


May 1, 2019

Hoomaluhia Botanical Gardens Engagement

Hoomaluhia Botanical Gardens Engagement   Plan your Visit to Hawaii’s Gorgeous Botanical Gardens If you are here were are most likely kindred spirits who love the outdoors and beautiful scenic destinations, flowers, and lush landscape. Hawaii isn’t all about the beach. Feel free to mix it up and check out the most breathtaking landscapes. You […]


April 2, 2019

Shoot and Share Finalist

Sky and Reef Photography awarded Finalist for Images at Shoot and Share Photo Competition Shoot and Share Finalist Tara, from Sky and Reef Photography, entered one of my first photo competition ever. EEEk. I added some of my favorite images from 2018 into the Shoot and Share Photography Competition. Scroll below to see some of […]


March 20, 2019


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