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Joseph Esser Photography - Honolulu Wedding Photographer

Honolulu , HI

LOCATION

3523 Maluhia Street
Honolulu, HI 96816 US (map)

PHONE

808-259-1475

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Let Joseph Esser photograph your special day with the attention and professionalism it deserves. Joseph's fun, creative and efficient disposition expresses the best elements of... Read more
Let Joseph Esser photograph your special day with the attention and professionalism it deserves. Joseph's fun, creative and efficient disposition expresses the best elements of traditional picture storytelling and modern photojournalism. All wedding packages include event photography by Joseph Esser, professional photo editing, dvd with copy-right release, and an online photo gallery making it easy to share your images with friends and family. I am based in Honolulu and provide service to all the Hawaiian Islands.

Contact Joseph at:
Email: Info@EsserPhotography.com
Website: www.EsserPhotography.com
Tel.: (808) 259-1475 Read less
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PHOTOS

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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Portraiture, Traditional
What photography services do you offer?
High-Res, Liability Insurance
What photography items do you offer?
Albums, Digital Files, Flush Mount, Matted Prints, Prints, Proofs

REVIEWS

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Gina
Wedding:
12/1/2016
5.0/5.0
joseph & his team were amazing, as soon as he walked in the room I remembered why it is helpful to hire professionals to do their thing. he had everything under control, even minor things like a stray paper or something out of place they noticed and took care of. he had a good vibe and I think some of my friends had little crushes on him which was pretty cute. would definitely recommend to any bride not only for his obvious talent, but for his professionalism and positive vibe which is definitely helpful on your wedding day:)
joseph & his team were amazing, as soon as he walked in the room I remembered why it is helpful to hire professionals to Read more...
joseph & his team were amazing, as soon as he walked in the room I remembered why it is helpful to hire professionals to do their thing. he had everything under control, even minor things like a stray paper or something out of place they noticed and took care of. he had a good vibe and I think some of my friends had little crushes on him which was pretty cute. would definitely recommend to any bride not only for his obvious talent, but for his professionalism and positive vibe which is definitely helpful on your wedding day:) Read less
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Lauren
Wedding:
6/5/2016
5.0/5.0
I had the unique experience of being a wedding planner professionally for several years and THEN being a bride. I knew I needed to find someone that was professional, responsive, easy to work with and reasonably priced. From the first time I worked alongside Joseph Esser I knew he would be a perfect fit for our wedding.

He has an incredibly radiant personality, he is always smiling and connecting with his couples. He makes you feel comfortable behind the camera, guiding you and reassuring you on how to look your best. When it comes time for group photos (usually the most stressful part of the day) Joseph commands the attention of all the guests in a very positive way and creates a guided and relaxed atmosphere that allows everyone to connect naturally with his camera.

Each time we work with him, the wedding day moves along smoothly without any sense of feeling rushed. Hiring Joseph Esser Photography was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding day. The photos turned out even better than we could have imagined!

He books up quickly so if you are looking for an extremely professional and talented photographer that will contribute to keeping your wedding day running smoothly, you've found it in Joseph Esser Photography. Thank you Joseph Esser and team for being so amazing at what you do!!
I had the unique experience of being a wedding planner professionally for several years and THEN being a bride. I knew I Read more...
I had the unique experience of being a wedding planner professionally for several years and THEN being a bride. I knew I needed to find someone that was professional, responsive, easy to work with and reasonably priced. From the first time I worked alongside Joseph Esser I knew he would be a perfect fit for our wedding.

He has an incredibly radiant personality, he is always smiling and connecting with his couples. He makes you feel comfortable behind the camera, guiding you and reassuring you on how to look your best. When it comes time for group photos (usually the most stressful part of the day) Joseph commands the attention of all the guests in a very positive way and creates a guided and relaxed atmosphere that allows everyone to connect naturally with his camera.

Each time we work with him, the wedding day moves along smoothly without any sense of feeling rushed. Hiring Joseph Esser Photography was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding day. The photos turned out even better than we could have imagined!

He books up quickly so if you are looking for an extremely professional and talented photographer that will contribute to keeping your wedding day running smoothly, you've found it in Joseph Esser Photography. Thank you Joseph Esser and team for being so amazing at what you do!! Read less
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Katie
Wedding:
4/16/2016
5.0/5.0
My mother-in-law actually found Joseph via Instagram and decided then and there that he was to be our wedding photographer! I'll admit, I'm not a huge fan of getting my picture taken, especially by a professional who is going to make be dance around and do a bunch of poses, but that's what your wedding day entails right!? That being said, Joseph is a true professional and he's got a great sense of humor and an awesome personality. The moment we met him I knew he was our guy. All of us clicked, and I knew we were in good hands (hey, I know it's all about the bride, but I wanted to look good too!). Joseph did a fantastic job scheduling the photos and kept us on track so we had plenty of time to hang with our guests and enjoy our own wedding. I told him from the start, I can't smile for more than a few frames or I start to look like a total goober. Dude had some serious jokes and just his natural demeanor kept everything light and fun. Needless to say, the end result was out of this world. In fact, his photos were so good, our entire house is covered with prints from our wedding day. You've been warned: Joseph is the real deal, and your walls will be filled with his photos.

Mahalos Joseph!

-Danny
My mother-in-law actually found Joseph via Instagram and decided then and there that he was to be our wedding Read more...
My mother-in-law actually found Joseph via Instagram and decided then and there that he was to be our wedding photographer! I'll admit, I'm not a huge fan of getting my picture taken, especially by a professional who is going to make be dance around and do a bunch of poses, but that's what your wedding day entails right!? That being said, Joseph is a true professional and he's got a great sense of humor and an awesome personality. The moment we met him I knew he was our guy. All of us clicked, and I knew we were in good hands (hey, I know it's all about the bride, but I wanted to look good too!). Joseph did a fantastic job scheduling the photos and kept us on track so we had plenty of time to hang with our guests and enjoy our own wedding. I told him from the start, I can't smile for more than a few frames or I start to look like a total goober. Dude had some serious jokes and just his natural demeanor kept everything light and fun. Needless to say, the end result was out of this world. In fact, his photos were so good, our entire house is covered with prints from our wedding day. You've been warned: Joseph is the real deal, and your walls will be filled with his photos.

Mahalos Joseph!

-Danny Read less
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Rena295
Wedding:
2/20/2016
5.0/5.0
joseph was so great to work with! he was very flexible, accommodating, and had great ideas for photos (especially given the last minute parade they had near our venue). i'm sure he realized how awkward in front of the camera we were so he made us do a bunch of interactive things to put us at ease, which translated to genuine emotions in the photos. they looked great and captured so many great moments throughout the day! we would definitely recommend him to future clients.
joseph was so great to work with! he was very flexible, accommodating, and had great ideas for photos (especially given Read more...
joseph was so great to work with! he was very flexible, accommodating, and had great ideas for photos (especially given the last minute parade they had near our venue). i'm sure he realized how awkward in front of the camera we were so he made us do a bunch of interactive things to put us at ease, which translated to genuine emotions in the photos. they looked great and captured so many great moments throughout the day! we would definitely recommend him to future clients. Read less
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J
Wedding:
5/31/2015
5.0/5.0
I was referred to Joseph Esser Photography by Oahu Event Planner (Annie) for a photo booth. Originally, I didnt think that this was a must for my wedding, but I am so glad I was wrong. Joseph and Kelli were amazing. Kelli's customer service was unparalleled and her smiles continued till the party was over! This kind of professionalism is rare indeed! We even got our guests pictures the next day!! Can you believe that? Talk about efficient service! Our guests were so relaxed and happy because the photobooth brought them out of their shell - they had a great time at our wedding and got a keepsake to take home. Dont waste your time on expensive favors that collect dust. Get a photobooth! I recommend Joseph for ALL your photography needs. Great job! Thank you - Andrew & Sher
I was referred to Joseph Esser Photography by Oahu Event Planner (Annie) for a photo booth. Originally, I didnt think that Read more...
I was referred to Joseph Esser Photography by Oahu Event Planner (Annie) for a photo booth. Originally, I didnt think that this was a must for my wedding, but I am so glad I was wrong. Joseph and Kelli were amazing. Kelli's customer service was unparalleled and her smiles continued till the party was over! This kind of professionalism is rare indeed! We even got our guests pictures the next day!! Can you believe that? Talk about efficient service! Our guests were so relaxed and happy because the photobooth brought them out of their shell - they had a great time at our wedding and got a keepsake to take home. Dont waste your time on expensive favors that collect dust. Get a photobooth! I recommend Joseph for ALL your photography needs. Great job! Thank you - Andrew & Sher Read less
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Robyn
Wedding:
6/28/2014
5.0/5.0
Joseph's work speaks for itself. He is truly a talented artist, with an eye for beauty, and attention to detail. Joseph was a delight to have as a wedding photographer. From the prearrangements, to the actual wedding, he was professional, accommodating, positive, and friendly. He was quick to respond to emails and phone calls. Before the wedding he sent us a wedding timeline to give us an idea of how much time we would like to book him. On the day of the wedding, when he came to take some pre-wedding pictures of the ladies, he took the time to make everything (dresses, rings, accessories, etc.) look perfect-- I really appreciated his attention to detail. I also appreciated his direction. He gave us direction on where to stand, where to look, and what to do to make us look the best we could. Not only did my husband and I really enjoy him, all of our guests couldn't stop talking about what a fun photographer he was. He made our wedding day a smooth and enjoyable experience for us.
The pictures took about 5 weeks to get. Joseph put them up on Pictage first, and a few days later we received the discs with our images in the mail. We were SO happy with the way our pictures turned out. He has a true gift of capturing moments, and I am so lucky to have had him as our photographer on such a meaningful day for us. I would definitely recommend him to anyone and everyone.
Joseph's work speaks for itself. He is truly a talented artist, with an eye for beauty, and attention to detail. Joseph Read more...
Joseph's work speaks for itself. He is truly a talented artist, with an eye for beauty, and attention to detail. Joseph was a delight to have as a wedding photographer. From the prearrangements, to the actual wedding, he was professional, accommodating, positive, and friendly. He was quick to respond to emails and phone calls. Before the wedding he sent us a wedding timeline to give us an idea of how much time we would like to book him. On the day of the wedding, when he came to take some pre-wedding pictures of the ladies, he took the time to make everything (dresses, rings, accessories, etc.) look perfect-- I really appreciated his attention to detail. I also appreciated his direction. He gave us direction on where to stand, where to look, and what to do to make us look the best we could. Not only did my husband and I really enjoy him, all of our guests couldn't stop talking about what a fun photographer he was. He made our wedding day a smooth and enjoyable experience for us.
The pictures took about 5 weeks to get. Joseph put them up on Pictage first, and a few days later we received the discs with our images in the mail. We were SO happy with the way our pictures turned out. He has a true gift of capturing moments, and I am so lucky to have had him as our photographer on such a meaningful day for us. I would definitely recommend him to anyone and everyone. Read less
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Mercedes
Wedding:
5/17/2014
5.0/5.0
excellent photographer! very professional and amazing quality!
excellent photographer! very professional and amazing quality!
excellent photographer! very professional and amazing quality! Read less
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Mary
Wedding:
3/21/2014
5.0/5.0
Joseph Esser Photography was recommended to me by a photographer friend from CA (I really value her opinion). I checked out his website and blog and really loved the way he captures and edits. I also booked our videographer through Joseph Esser Photography. I booked Image Creations. I hadn’t heard of the video team until I talked with Joseph and looked at his website. I was grateful for the partnership between the two, which cut out any added time of trying to negotiate between two separate vendors. Joseph handled all of those details. He communicated very clearly and made me very comfortable and confident with working with him.
My husband and I were married in Hawaii without friends, family, or guests. I expected a small team for our simple affair. But in fact, the photography and videography team outnumbered our group of pastor, witness, bride and groom.
Joseph and the video team worked seamlessly so that my husband and I really enjoyed the process. Joseph was detailed oriented making sure our product would be the best—he constantly stopped to make sure my dress, flowers, and hair were in place!!
We received a few teaser images a few weeks after the wedding and then the link and CD of images about a month after the wedding. He delivered an excellent product-- polished, professional, stunning images!!!
I whole-heartedly recommend Joseph Esser Photography to couples or anyone looking for a photographer!!!
Joseph Esser Photography was recommended to me by a photographer friend from CA (I really value her opinion). I checked Read more...
Joseph Esser Photography was recommended to me by a photographer friend from CA (I really value her opinion). I checked out his website and blog and really loved the way he captures and edits. I also booked our videographer through Joseph Esser Photography. I booked Image Creations. I hadn’t heard of the video team until I talked with Joseph and looked at his website. I was grateful for the partnership between the two, which cut out any added time of trying to negotiate between two separate vendors. Joseph handled all of those details. He communicated very clearly and made me very comfortable and confident with working with him.
My husband and I were married in Hawaii without friends, family, or guests. I expected a small team for our simple affair. But in fact, the photography and videography team outnumbered our group of pastor, witness, bride and groom.
Joseph and the video team worked seamlessly so that my husband and I really enjoyed the process. Joseph was detailed oriented making sure our product would be the best—he constantly stopped to make sure my dress, flowers, and hair were in place!!
We received a few teaser images a few weeks after the wedding and then the link and CD of images about a month after the wedding. He delivered an excellent product-- polished, professional, stunning images!!!
I whole-heartedly recommend Joseph Esser Photography to couples or anyone looking for a photographer!!! Read less
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Shauna
Wedding:
10/12/2013
4.8/5.0
Joseph Esser was awesome to work with. Very friendly and super accommodating. Planning a destination wedding, almost all of my correspondence was done via email and Joseph always responded in a timely manner. Joseph even met my parents and I for a site visit of my venue so that we could discuss potential picture locations.

On the day of my wedding, there were two photographers to capture everything, which allowed for pictures to be taken while the girls and guys were getting ready. For the most part, I forgot I even had photographers around taking pictures of everything. Joseph did a great job dealing with all of my family who thought they were professionals and made sure everyone was focused on his camera when needed.

When my photos arrived, it came in a beautiful case (that I know I will never lose). All the pictures came out beautiful and captured my entire day (memories I will forever cherish). I really like the idea of candid shots and Joseph provided a lot of those. Ordering prints online and sharing my photos with family and friends through his Pictage website is extremely easy. They ONLY reason I didn't give all five stars is because a handful of pictures unfortunately got lost in space. Although I'm super bummed out, I think Joseph handled this well and did his best to make me feel better about the sad situation.
Joseph Esser was awesome to work with. Very friendly and super accommodating. Planning a destination wedding, almost all Read more...
Joseph Esser was awesome to work with. Very friendly and super accommodating. Planning a destination wedding, almost all of my correspondence was done via email and Joseph always responded in a timely manner. Joseph even met my parents and I for a site visit of my venue so that we could discuss potential picture locations.

On the day of my wedding, there were two photographers to capture everything, which allowed for pictures to be taken while the girls and guys were getting ready. For the most part, I forgot I even had photographers around taking pictures of everything. Joseph did a great job dealing with all of my family who thought they were professionals and made sure everyone was focused on his camera when needed.

When my photos arrived, it came in a beautiful case (that I know I will never lose). All the pictures came out beautiful and captured my entire day (memories I will forever cherish). I really like the idea of candid shots and Joseph provided a lot of those. Ordering prints online and sharing my photos with family and friends through his Pictage website is extremely easy. They ONLY reason I didn't give all five stars is because a handful of pictures unfortunately got lost in space. Although I'm super bummed out, I think Joseph handled this well and did his best to make me feel better about the sad situation. Read less
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Krystyn
Wedding:
8/31/2013
5.0/5.0
Thanks so much to Joseph and his team! He did an excellent job of capturing all our precious moments. Joseph was very pleasant and made us feel comfortable in front of the camera, which is so important when all eyes are on you. He caught every single pose we requested, I especially love the groom shots!!! We are very grateful that Joseph was there for us and wouldn’t have it any other way. It was truly PERFECT!
Thanks so much to Joseph and his team! He did an excellent job of capturing all our precious moments. Joseph was very Read more...
Thanks so much to Joseph and his team! He did an excellent job of capturing all our precious moments. Joseph was very pleasant and made us feel comfortable in front of the camera, which is so important when all eyes are on you. He caught every single pose we requested, I especially love the groom shots!!! We are very grateful that Joseph was there for us and wouldn’t have it any other way. It was truly PERFECT! Read less
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