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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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

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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

Beach Wedding, hawaii

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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

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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

Beach Wedding, Elopement, hawaii, Wedding

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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

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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

beach, family, hawaii photographer

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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

Kualoa drone engagement photos

adventure, Engagement, hawaii

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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

halona blowhole engagement photography

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Best Photo Shoot Locations in Hawaii

Best Photo Shoot Locations in Hawaii 25 gorgeous locations for your perfect photo session on Oahu, Hawaii Here is a guide to help navigate all of my most frequented gorgeous location options for photo sessions. Please note if you have a special location in mind that is not on the list please don’t hesitate to […]

May 15, 2019

advice, beach, Engagement, family

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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

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advice, hawaii, hawaii photographer

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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

Wedding

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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

bride portrait on oahu beach

Beach Wedding, Elopement, hawaii

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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

adventure, advice, Wedding

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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

Wedding

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Pinterest Storyboard Planning

Pinterest Storyboard Planning at Sky and Reef Photography If you are reading this and asking What the heck is Pinterest? Then you should probably ask your soon-to-be wife or wife. She most likely has a Pinterest and she has pinned recipes, workout, engagement rings, and cute outfits. I love Pinterest and I love the ideas […]

March 11, 2019

Wedding

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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 […]

March 8, 2019

oahu family photography

advice, children, family, hawaii photographer, kids

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Male’ana Gardens is the Perfect Venue for your Intimate Wedding

 Male’ana Gardens is the Perfect Venue for your Intimate Wedding Are you looking for the perfect option for your small intimate Hawaiian wedding? Do you like nice things? Are you the kind of person who enjoys superb service and attention to detail? Do you also love eating award-winning farm to table cuisine? Well, There is an […]

March 4, 2019

Beach Wedding, garden wedding, Wedding

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Sky and Reef Photography Winner of the Editor’s Choice Awards!

Sky and Reef Photography Winner of the Editor’s Choice Awards! I am so pleased to announce that Sky and Reef Photography has been awarded Editor’s Choice Awards from Two Bright Lights!!! I received this award since I was one of the photographers with the most published work last year. I am so honored to be published […]

March 4, 2019

Editor's Choice awards

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Kualoa Ranch is Hawaii’s Most Popular Wedding Venue

5 Reasons Why Kualoa Ranch is Hawaii’s most Popular Wedding Venue This Year!     Locals and destination brides alike are flocking to Kualoa Ranch for their weddings this year and even next year. Kualoa Ranch is the most popular wedding venue on Oahu for 2020 and 2021. Here are a few reasons why Kualoa […]

February 12, 2019

jumanji Kualoa wedding venue arch door with flowers

advice, Beach Wedding, hawaii, Wedding

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Best Oahu Wedding Venues

Best Oahu Wedding Venues Top 17 Best Wedding Venues in Hawaii     Choosing your wedding venue is exciting and overwhelming at the same time. Here is a list of my favorite wedding venues located on the island of Oahu, Hawaii. I choose to include these venues because I believe they are the most beautiful […]

January 25, 2019

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Kualoa Ranch Secret Island Beach Elopement

Kualoa Ranch Secret Island Beach Elopement with Kualoa Drone Wedding Photographs On the gorgeous east side of Oahu, Hawaii. Kristina and Mike took the plunge at Kualoa’s Secret Island Beach wedding venue. Kualoa Ranch and their private beach area called Secret Island, tucked behind the ancient Molii Fishponds and nearby to Kaneohe Bay. Secret Island is an intimate white […]

January 25, 2019

Beach Wedding, Wedding

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Hawaii Wedding in Private Estate

Hawaii Wedding in Private Estate Kara + Joe   Kara and Joe’s wedding may have been my favorite wedding of 2018. Maybe it was the sparkler exit, maybe it was the gorgeous wedding gown or maybe it was because everyone had so much fun. The guest danced the night away. Hawaii Wedding in Private Estate […]

January 22, 2019

Wedding

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Maternity Photography Wailea, Maui

Maternity Photography Wailea, Maui I am so excited to share this stunning Maternity session in Maui. I picked up the two lovebirds at their hotel Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui and drove them 5 mins to a secret beach. We had a jam-packed Maternity session that included sunset beach photos, drone shots, and a milk bath shoot at the Fairmont […]

January 18, 2019

women pregnant in maui

hawaii, Maternity

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Sky and Reef Photography named Best Hawaii Wedding Photography by the Knot 2019

SKY AND REEF PHOTOGRAPHY NAMED WINNER OF THE KNOT BEST OF WEDDINGS 2019! Thirteenth Annual Best of Weddings Awards Honor Top Wedding Vendors Across America Honolulu, Hawaii January 14, 2019—Sky and Reef Photography is pleased to announce that we have been selected as a 2019 ­­winner of The Knot Best of Weddings awards, an accolade representing […]

January 15, 2019

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Hawaii Drone Wedding Photography

Hawaii Drone Wedding Photography With Hawaii’s specular landscape that includes mountains, turquoise waters, and sandy beaches aerial photography is the new must-have for your wedding day.  Sky and Reef Photography is happy to announce we are offering drone and aerial photography in 2019.   The advantages of using drones for wedding photography are numerous as drones offer a truly […]

January 10, 2019

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Wedding

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The easiest way to get your marriage license in Hawaii

The Easiest Way to Get Your Marriage License in Hawaii   So you want to get married in Hawaii? Congrats! That’s amazing. And you won’t regret one single minute of your wedding day or the honeymoon after (please tell me you’re staying for the honeymoon). I want to be honest with you though — it’s […]

December 20, 2018

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Babymoon Hawaii Photographer! Hire a Photographer, Adventure, Eat and Relax!

Babymoon in Hawaii Hire a Photographer, Adventure, Eat and Relax! What the (heck) babymoon? a babymoon vacation is a time (usually in your third trimester) before your new baby where you (or by yourself) and you’re significant other go do something fun and relaxing together. Many people choose to go on a trip and do […]

December 5, 2018

mom kisses toddler on beach while pregnant

advice, beach, Maternity

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25 Questions to Ask Your Hawaii Wedding Photographer

25 Questions to Ask Your Hawaii Wedding Photographer   Here is an insider’s scoop from a renowned wedding photographer to help you to navigate your wedding photography questions. When you’re planning a destination wedding, you have a lot of tasks to juggle. First of all, you have to find that perfect place. Then, you have […]

November 14, 2018

bride and groom embrace after wedding ceremony

Wedding

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What to Expect from your Hawaii Wedding Photographer

 What to expect from your Hawaii Wedding Photographer Your Hawaii destination Wedding should be stress-free and relaxing. I am here to photograph you drinking rum out of coconuts in your wedding attire. So relax, I got this! I created this guide as a roadmap to help you understand what to expect when you are expecting […]

November 6, 2018

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