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Blenda Montoro Photography

Koloa , HI
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Koloa, HI 96756 US (map)

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808-221-2383

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Emerging as one of Kauai's top wedding photographers, native Peruvian photographer Blenda Montoro has been featured in Pacific Weddings Magazine , Wedding Wire winner award 2013 and... Read more
Emerging as one of Kauai's top wedding photographers, native Peruvian photographer Blenda Montoro has been featured in Pacific Weddings Magazine , Wedding Wire winner award 2013 and various other wedding publications. Focusing on her client relationships prior to the wedding, Blenda is able to weave details and personality into her photos to create timeless works of art. Blenda's work is vibrant and candid while her personality is easy-going and professional. Blenda's niche became weddings in 2007 after realizing her passion was capturing this deep bond and commitment between two individuals. www.blendamontoro.com Creating weddings with style for the classic, chic and contemporary bride groom. 808. 221. 2383 Read less
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What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism
What photography services do you offer?
High-Res, Liability Insurance
What photography items do you offer?
Digital Files, Proofs

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Ashley
Wedding:
7/23/2016
5.0/5.0
I'm so happy that I chose Blenda as my wedding photographer! She was recommended by a friend who used her a few years ago, so I knew that she took amazing photos. She was very easy to talk to over the phone and by e-mail as we made plans to meet in April, a few months before my wedding. At our first meeting, I felt totally at ease with her due to her sweet and friendly personality. Since my fiancee and I had a destination wedding, she suggested that we do a "love session" a few days before the wedding to get used to taking professional photos. We decided to take pictures on the North Shore of Kauai, which is incredibly beautiful. I really recommend doing one of these sessions if you don't have experience taking professional photos, because this session made us feel at ease with Blenda and excited for taking wedding photos. On the day of the wedding, Blenda and Raymond were with us for over seven hours, from the hair and makeup photos, to our first look and bridal party photos, to the wedding ceremony photos to dancing photos. The both have such a positive energy and made all of our guests feel at ease during the photo taking. Blenda is a very talented photographer, take pictures with several camera, in both film and digital, and puts a lot of attention into lighting and the staging of photos. I highly recommend her as a wedding photographer on Kauai, you'll love her!
I'm so happy that I chose Blenda as my wedding photographer! She was recommended by a friend who used her a few years ago, Read more...
I'm so happy that I chose Blenda as my wedding photographer! She was recommended by a friend who used her a few years ago, so I knew that she took amazing photos. She was very easy to talk to over the phone and by e-mail as we made plans to meet in April, a few months before my wedding. At our first meeting, I felt totally at ease with her due to her sweet and friendly personality. Since my fiancee and I had a destination wedding, she suggested that we do a "love session" a few days before the wedding to get used to taking professional photos. We decided to take pictures on the North Shore of Kauai, which is incredibly beautiful. I really recommend doing one of these sessions if you don't have experience taking professional photos, because this session made us feel at ease with Blenda and excited for taking wedding photos. On the day of the wedding, Blenda and Raymond were with us for over seven hours, from the hair and makeup photos, to our first look and bridal party photos, to the wedding ceremony photos to dancing photos. The both have such a positive energy and made all of our guests feel at ease during the photo taking. Blenda is a very talented photographer, take pictures with several camera, in both film and digital, and puts a lot of attention into lighting and the staging of photos. I highly recommend her as a wedding photographer on Kauai, you'll love her! Read less
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Jonathan
Wedding:
5/20/2016
5.0/5.0
Wow. What an amazingly wonderful and beautifully blessed experience from start to finish.

My wife and I recently got married in Kauai and it still feels like a dream. A huge part of that dream experience was Blenda and Raymond. From the first communication to the prayers leading up and all the way to the final receipt of package, this team has truly been a joy to work with.

When I look back on the whole experience, I am so grateful that God had granted us favor and brought Blenda and Raymond into our lives. It was awesome getting to know them and they are the genuinely awesome kind of people that I would have invited to my wedding had I known them beforehand!

Their personalities made the experience all the better. They provided a beautiful blend their own original approach to some of the shot selections while still candidly catching my wife and I in some of our first special moments as a married couple.

On top of that, their knowledge of the island helped set up some absolutely amazing pieces of art that are and will be hanging in our home for years to come.

If you want to spend your time on island with amazing people, be delivered professional service, oh and have quality artwork of yourselves that will last a lifetime, look no further than this couple.

With aloha, may your special day be blessed!
Wow. What an amazingly wonderful and beautifully blessed experience from start to finish.

My wife and I recently Read more...
Wow. What an amazingly wonderful and beautifully blessed experience from start to finish.

My wife and I recently got married in Kauai and it still feels like a dream. A huge part of that dream experience was Blenda and Raymond. From the first communication to the prayers leading up and all the way to the final receipt of package, this team has truly been a joy to work with.

When I look back on the whole experience, I am so grateful that God had granted us favor and brought Blenda and Raymond into our lives. It was awesome getting to know them and they are the genuinely awesome kind of people that I would have invited to my wedding had I known them beforehand!

Their personalities made the experience all the better. They provided a beautiful blend their own original approach to some of the shot selections while still candidly catching my wife and I in some of our first special moments as a married couple.

On top of that, their knowledge of the island helped set up some absolutely amazing pieces of art that are and will be hanging in our home for years to come.

If you want to spend your time on island with amazing people, be delivered professional service, oh and have quality artwork of yourselves that will last a lifetime, look no further than this couple.

With aloha, may your special day be blessed! Read less
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Ryan
Wedding:
10/25/2015
5.0/5.0
Looking back, we couldn’t be happier with our decision to have Blenda capture our wedding. She is truly an amazing photographer, and her passion shines through in each and every photo she takes. The whole process, from the first call to receiving our prints in the mail couldn't have gone more smooth. Blenda was everything you could hope for in a photographer. She went above and beyond anything we could ever have imagined and for that we are eternally grateful.
Looking back, we couldn’t be happier with our decision to have Blenda capture our wedding. She is truly an amazing Read more...
Looking back, we couldn’t be happier with our decision to have Blenda capture our wedding. She is truly an amazing photographer, and her passion shines through in each and every photo she takes. The whole process, from the first call to receiving our prints in the mail couldn't have gone more smooth. Blenda was everything you could hope for in a photographer. She went above and beyond anything we could ever have imagined and for that we are eternally grateful. Read less
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Christelle
Wedding:
10/8/2015
5.0/5.0
First of all, having a destination wedding is kind of stressful enough. Based on my experience, we had to plan our wedding thousands of miles away and both me and husband hasn't been to Kauai. We've always wanted a small but intimate wedding so we decided to do it in Kauai. And Kauai didn't disappoint us. Choosing our vendors is difficult because we have to rely our decision mostly through reviews. We're so lucky that we've found Blenda! She was also recommended by our wedding coordinator. At first we weren't sure about her using film (she has the digital cam too), but looking through her portfolio, we were amaze how beautiful the photos turned out. We can also brag about that our photographer used film!!!
We had a long phone conversation with her before we hire her just to ask questions. She's very open for questions and very accommodating about our ideas. We met with her and Raymond two days before the wedding to talk about the details of our wedding. They're just a lovely couple.
Both me and my husband felt very relax on our wedding day knowing that Blenda will take great and amazing photos. Also her and Raymond (aka the time keeper, he makes sure that we're right on the schedule) work together smoothly. The A+++ for us too was they stayed for another 30 mins for her to take shots of our bridal party doing they're speeches. They're also very professional but we felt calm and had fun working with them.
We're very anxious to see our photos. The packaging is so pretty and I actually think it goes with the theme of our wedding. We love every single shots and photos. We were blown away with the photos that she took with film. We can see the details more and for me it so raw (not sure how to explain ). We're so happy to work with this couple and hopefully this review will help our brides to choose there vendor.
First of all, having a destination wedding is kind of stressful enough. Based on my experience, we had to plan our wedding Read more...
First of all, having a destination wedding is kind of stressful enough. Based on my experience, we had to plan our wedding thousands of miles away and both me and husband hasn't been to Kauai. We've always wanted a small but intimate wedding so we decided to do it in Kauai. And Kauai didn't disappoint us. Choosing our vendors is difficult because we have to rely our decision mostly through reviews. We're so lucky that we've found Blenda! She was also recommended by our wedding coordinator. At first we weren't sure about her using film (she has the digital cam too), but looking through her portfolio, we were amaze how beautiful the photos turned out. We can also brag about that our photographer used film!!!
We had a long phone conversation with her before we hire her just to ask questions. She's very open for questions and very accommodating about our ideas. We met with her and Raymond two days before the wedding to talk about the details of our wedding. They're just a lovely couple.
Both me and my husband felt very relax on our wedding day knowing that Blenda will take great and amazing photos. Also her and Raymond (aka the time keeper, he makes sure that we're right on the schedule) work together smoothly. The A+++ for us too was they stayed for another 30 mins for her to take shots of our bridal party doing they're speeches. They're also very professional but we felt calm and had fun working with them.
We're very anxious to see our photos. The packaging is so pretty and I actually think it goes with the theme of our wedding. We love every single shots and photos. We were blown away with the photos that she took with film. We can see the details more and for me it so raw (not sure how to explain ). We're so happy to work with this couple and hopefully this review will help our brides to choose there vendor. Read less
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Logan
Wedding:
9/26/2015
5.0/5.0
I would get married again JUST to have Blenda as my photographer again! Blenda is the ideal photographer. She has the skills and artistic capability to capture these gorgeous lifestyle photos while at the same time keeping all family members happy and getting the normal wedding photo shots. She was very professional but also made everything feel very relaxed and simple. I would recommend her to anyone, anywhere!
I would get married again JUST to have Blenda as my photographer again! Blenda is the ideal photographer. She has the Read more...
I would get married again JUST to have Blenda as my photographer again! Blenda is the ideal photographer. She has the skills and artistic capability to capture these gorgeous lifestyle photos while at the same time keeping all family members happy and getting the normal wedding photo shots. She was very professional but also made everything feel very relaxed and simple. I would recommend her to anyone, anywhere! Read less
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Rayna
Wedding:
9/15/2015
5.0/5.0
Highly recommended!!! Blenda Montoro Photography is amazing! My husband and I are from San Diego and planned our 30 person intimate wedding in Kauai by telephone, emails, and yelp reviews. I first found Blenda by doing a general search. I read the amazing reviews but we knew for sure when we looked through her photos. Her eyes and camera capture beautiful moments. The perspective of the captures really makes our wedding photos stand out among the ordinary.
Our first interaction was a phone conversation! I loved it we spoke and got to know one another. I told stories of my love and life while she listened and absorbed. We then went through my husband and my wishes and wants. After the initial conversation I immediately felt like this was a good match. We discussed booking the wedding and a pre-wedding love session shoot (kind of like an engagement photo session) at couple different spots around the island. Blenda and her husband were amazing, even though it was raining they captured playful moments between my fiancé and I, Hawaiian culture, sunrays, and many kisses.
As we got closer to the wedding Blenda and I had communications regarding the photos that we wanted and how the wedding would flow. She is very organized and had an open line of communication throughout the whole process. She also worked directly with my wedding planner which made things much easier for the planning process.

Our prints were delivered on time and in perfect condition. The 500 photos were nicely packaged in glass boxes accompanied by a glass and gold USB drive, very classy!
Highly recommended!!! Blenda Montoro Photography is amazing! My husband and I are from San Diego and planned our 30 person Read more...
Highly recommended!!! Blenda Montoro Photography is amazing! My husband and I are from San Diego and planned our 30 person intimate wedding in Kauai by telephone, emails, and yelp reviews. I first found Blenda by doing a general search. I read the amazing reviews but we knew for sure when we looked through her photos. Her eyes and camera capture beautiful moments. The perspective of the captures really makes our wedding photos stand out among the ordinary.
Our first interaction was a phone conversation! I loved it we spoke and got to know one another. I told stories of my love and life while she listened and absorbed. We then went through my husband and my wishes and wants. After the initial conversation I immediately felt like this was a good match. We discussed booking the wedding and a pre-wedding love session shoot (kind of like an engagement photo session) at couple different spots around the island. Blenda and her husband were amazing, even though it was raining they captured playful moments between my fiancé and I, Hawaiian culture, sunrays, and many kisses.
As we got closer to the wedding Blenda and I had communications regarding the photos that we wanted and how the wedding would flow. She is very organized and had an open line of communication throughout the whole process. She also worked directly with my wedding planner which made things much easier for the planning process.

Our prints were delivered on time and in perfect condition. The 500 photos were nicely packaged in glass boxes accompanied by a glass and gold USB drive, very classy! Read less
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Haiyen
Wedding:
9/11/2015
5.0/5.0
We found Blenda through Instagram. We immediately fell in love with her work from her collage of pictures on her website and social media. From the first time we talked with her on the phone to our first meeting with her a couple of days before our wedding, she made us feel extremely at ease and excited about the big day. Blenda took the time to get to know us and to get a sense of what we're like as people and not just another couple getting married. Blenda's great artistic eye and her talent for capturing amazing photos lies in her ability to make personal connections with the clients that she works with.

One of the reasons that we wanted to work with Blenda is that she shoots almost exclusively in film. Kauai is such a gorgeous location for a wedding and we wanted to capture its natural beauty. We wanted a film photographer because we did not want the over processed quality of digital photography. As scary as it is to not be able to visualize the photos immediately as you would in digital, we trusted that she would deliver amazing photos because of her robust experience with film. Our wedding photos were phenomenal and we'll be able to cherish them for years to come.

Blenda and her husband Raymond took the time to walk through the ceremony and reception site with us to prep us for the big day. They've worked with our wedding coordinator and officiant many times before so they knew exactly what to anticipate. Blenda and Raymond gave us really good tips on what to do during the ceremony so our faces weren't so pensive during the ceremony. Nobody wants to look pensive on their wedding day. Thanks Blenda and Raymond!

We were extremely lucky to have the opportunity to work with Blenda and Raymond. Everyone says your wedding day flies by. I'm glad Blenda and Raymond were there to capture every moment so we'll always have this day to remember.
We found Blenda through Instagram. We immediately fell in love with her work from her collage of pictures on her website Read more...
We found Blenda through Instagram. We immediately fell in love with her work from her collage of pictures on her website and social media. From the first time we talked with her on the phone to our first meeting with her a couple of days before our wedding, she made us feel extremely at ease and excited about the big day. Blenda took the time to get to know us and to get a sense of what we're like as people and not just another couple getting married. Blenda's great artistic eye and her talent for capturing amazing photos lies in her ability to make personal connections with the clients that she works with.

One of the reasons that we wanted to work with Blenda is that she shoots almost exclusively in film. Kauai is such a gorgeous location for a wedding and we wanted to capture its natural beauty. We wanted a film photographer because we did not want the over processed quality of digital photography. As scary as it is to not be able to visualize the photos immediately as you would in digital, we trusted that she would deliver amazing photos because of her robust experience with film. Our wedding photos were phenomenal and we'll be able to cherish them for years to come.

Blenda and her husband Raymond took the time to walk through the ceremony and reception site with us to prep us for the big day. They've worked with our wedding coordinator and officiant many times before so they knew exactly what to anticipate. Blenda and Raymond gave us really good tips on what to do during the ceremony so our faces weren't so pensive during the ceremony. Nobody wants to look pensive on their wedding day. Thanks Blenda and Raymond!

We were extremely lucky to have the opportunity to work with Blenda and Raymond. Everyone says your wedding day flies by. I'm glad Blenda and Raymond were there to capture every moment so we'll always have this day to remember. Read less
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Aimee
Wedding:
10/11/2014
5.0/5.0
Fabulous photographer and woman! Such a pleasure to work with and she truly captured my husband and I in our natural happiness on our wedding day. Our wedding and engagement session were everything we wanted. She was creative with ideas jumping off cliffs and incorporating our horses in the session. She gave great direction making our photos so naturally beautiful on Kauai!
Fabulous photographer and woman! Such a pleasure to work with and she truly captured my husband and I in our natural Read more...
Fabulous photographer and woman! Such a pleasure to work with and she truly captured my husband and I in our natural happiness on our wedding day. Our wedding and engagement session were everything we wanted. She was creative with ideas jumping off cliffs and incorporating our horses in the session. She gave great direction making our photos so naturally beautiful on Kauai! Read less
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SARA
Wedding:
9/13/2014
4.5/5.0
Blenda and her husband, Raymond are great! I highly recommend her photography to anyone who is seeking a photography professional with a keen eye for composition and light. We used a lot of her film photography and it had the most gorgeous soft light that really captured the moment in such a beautiful place (KAUAI). She has great correspondence and top to bottom packaging of your prints and USB of prints was exceptional. True artist!
Blenda and her husband, Raymond are great! I highly recommend her photography to anyone who is seeking a photography Read more...
Blenda and her husband, Raymond are great! I highly recommend her photography to anyone who is seeking a photography professional with a keen eye for composition and light. We used a lot of her film photography and it had the most gorgeous soft light that really captured the moment in such a beautiful place (KAUAI). She has great correspondence and top to bottom packaging of your prints and USB of prints was exceptional. True artist! Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
9/9/2013
5.0/5.0
Blenda Montoro, what can I say, she is simply amazing! We are from Northern California and found her by reading reviews and checking out her website! Besides getting married to my husband, the photos was one of the most important pieces to our weddings. I would day dream what kind of photos she would take for us and she made that vision come true. She was so sweet and professional, I immediately was comfortable with her as well as my husband who is pretty camera shy.

If your having a destination wedding or live in Hawaii she would be a great photographer to work with. She will want to get to know you more over the phone if you are not nearby, which was great, I felt her personality immediately and is very good at explaining what she does and wants to hear your love story. I highly recommend her, and once you see your photos and every time you see your photos at home, you'll fall in love all over :-)
Blenda Montoro, what can I say, she is simply amazing! We are from Northern California and found her by reading reviews Read more...
Blenda Montoro, what can I say, she is simply amazing! We are from Northern California and found her by reading reviews and checking out her website! Besides getting married to my husband, the photos was one of the most important pieces to our weddings. I would day dream what kind of photos she would take for us and she made that vision come true. She was so sweet and professional, I immediately was comfortable with her as well as my husband who is pretty camera shy.

If your having a destination wedding or live in Hawaii she would be a great photographer to work with. She will want to get to know you more over the phone if you are not nearby, which was great, I felt her personality immediately and is very good at explaining what she does and wants to hear your love story. I highly recommend her, and once you see your photos and every time you see your photos at home, you'll fall in love all over :-) Read less
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Blenda Montoro Photography responded with the following comments:

Awe! Thank you SO much for the lovely words Jen! I am overwhelm with your kindness :) So glad you love your photos! Your day was so magical!
Mahalo!

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