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Kaua Wedding Photography

Hana , HI
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Hana, HI 96713 US (map)

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808-268-0679

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ABOUT US

“As a child, growing up in Hana, my only connection to the outside world was through the stories of travelers, or the stacks of magazines my parents kept around. It was through these... Read more
“As a child, growing up in Hana, my only connection to the outside world was through the stories of travelers, or the stacks of magazines my parents kept around. It was through these pictures of distant surf breaks and portraits of ancient cultures that I fell in love with photography. Since then I have followed my passion and made it my career. After receiving a photojournalism degree from Southern Oregon University, I blended my love of photography and travel, documenting the people and places that surrounded me. Today I am blessed, living at home on Maui, creating images that are cherished for a lifetime, and making new friends along the way.” - Kaua



Maui native Ka'ua brings to life the raw beauty of the island in every photograph. With a background in photojournalism and over 10 years in the wedding industry, Ka'ua will document your day with classic style. Professional and easy-going, he will never miss an opportunity to capture those moments that create amazing memories.

Please contact us today to book your wedding at kauaphotography@gmail.com, or give us a call at 808-268-0679. Read less
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism
What do your packages include?
Albums, Digital Files, Flush Mount, High Resolution Images, Matted Prints, Negatives, Prints, Proof CD of All Images, Thank You Cards, Video Montage
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Do you offer special techniques such as hand-coloring or toning?
We individually adjust every shot for color balance, tonal range and composition. We also offer all photos with a black and white, sepia, and antique filter.
Do you have experience shooting in various lighting situations?
Having photographed over a thousand weddings, and worked in every weather condition on Maui, I am very comfortable and prepared in any situation.
Is your media preference film or digital?
Film is where it all started for me. It's my first love. There's no denying the remarkable versatility of film, but for sake of not missing a shot I use all digital.
Do you sometimes book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
Very rarely does that happen. The only occasion would be if there are two small events with time in between and on the same side of the island.
Do you have a replacement photographer in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
I have a strong network of colleagues who, understanding the gravity of the situation, would fill in on the spot.
What kind of equipment do you typically bring with you on the day-of?
I carry 4 digital cameras, all Canons, and 5 L series lenses. As well as 3 flash systems, a collection of filters, back up batteries, memory cards, and other gadgets to insure nothing will hinder my ability to do my job.
Do you bring back-up equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
My case is loaded with extras, for the odd chance that something doesn't work.
Do you charge hourly or full day?
My packages are based on time.
Do you charge for travel?
There are no travel charges when working on Maui. There is a small fee for inter island weddings, based on how much time will be spent traveling.
How soon after the event are the proofs ready for viewing?
We have a preview of edited photographs, mainly the most photogenic shots, sent to you within a week.
Do you retain the copyright for the photos?
We retain all rights but give you an unlimited non commercial reprint release to make as many copies as u wish.
Do you reserve the right to publish the photos?
Yes.
Do you provide the digital files and/or negatives (or copies of the negatives) to the client?
All clients receive every photo in a digital high resolution file.
Will images be available for viewing online?
Yes.
What kind of albums do you offer?
We offer a wide variety of albums. They can be viewed here http://www.pictage.com/services/products/albums
When will the client get the final album?
Normal turn out time is 4-6 weeks. Although sometimes longer during the peak of the wedding season.

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George
Wedding:
11/4/2014
5.0/5.0
Kaua was friendly, professional, patient, and fun to work with. We highly recommend him, more importantly, he's a cool guy and really shows his passion in his photos. Kelly & George
Kaua was friendly, professional, patient, and fun to work with. We highly recommend him, more importantly, he's a cool guy Read more...
Kaua was friendly, professional, patient, and fun to work with. We highly recommend him, more importantly, he's a cool guy and really shows his passion in his photos. Kelly & George Read less
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Rachel
Wedding:
8/23/2014
5.0/5.0
Kaua shared a unique journey with us as our wedding photographer and he will always hold a special place in our hearts! The journey began in Maui when my now husband was planning to propose and hoped to capture the moment on film. He called around the island and was given the recommendation of Kaua. He then proceeded to coordinate with Kaua to secretly meet in Hana at a breathtaking waterfall that Kaua suggested. The proposal went off without a hitch and Kaua took the most beautiful candid photos we could have imagined, but we didn’t stop there! We loved Kaua’s work so much that we had to have him for our wedding shots on the big day…So we flew him to the San Francisco Bay Area where he was not only our wedding photographer but an honored guest! Kaua is a true professional. He knows exactly what to capture and his artistic eye is unparalleled! He is truly a genius! I looked beautiful in every single photograph he took and our wedding pictures are nothing short of amazing! Everyone swears it was the best wedding they have ever been to and Kaua was able to capture the spirit and the beauty of our joyous event from start to finish with fantastic flair! I recommend him to anyone who wants stunningly beautiful photographs and magical moments captured on film. It will be the best decision you make in planning your event!
Kaua shared a unique journey with us as our wedding photographer and he will always hold a special place in our hearts! Read more...
Kaua shared a unique journey with us as our wedding photographer and he will always hold a special place in our hearts! The journey began in Maui when my now husband was planning to propose and hoped to capture the moment on film. He called around the island and was given the recommendation of Kaua. He then proceeded to coordinate with Kaua to secretly meet in Hana at a breathtaking waterfall that Kaua suggested. The proposal went off without a hitch and Kaua took the most beautiful candid photos we could have imagined, but we didn’t stop there! We loved Kaua’s work so much that we had to have him for our wedding shots on the big day…So we flew him to the San Francisco Bay Area where he was not only our wedding photographer but an honored guest! Kaua is a true professional. He knows exactly what to capture and his artistic eye is unparalleled! He is truly a genius! I looked beautiful in every single photograph he took and our wedding pictures are nothing short of amazing! Everyone swears it was the best wedding they have ever been to and Kaua was able to capture the spirit and the beauty of our joyous event from start to finish with fantastic flair! I recommend him to anyone who wants stunningly beautiful photographs and magical moments captured on film. It will be the best decision you make in planning your event! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We could not be happier with our photos. Kaua Wedding Photography did a fantastic job of capturing our day. Very highly recommend. Thank you.
We could not be happier with our photos. Kaua Wedding Photography did a fantastic job of capturing our day. Very highly Read more...
We could not be happier with our photos. Kaua Wedding Photography did a fantastic job of capturing our day. Very highly recommend. Thank you. Read less
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Catherine
Wedding:
8/13/2014
5.0/5.0
Kaua was AWESOME!! He was so easy to work with and we had so much fun working with him!! We were married in Maui and before we even left the island we had recieved 105 "teaser" pictures from our wedding!! They're amazing, we loved every single one of them, and I (the bride), never like pictures of myself!! I would chose to work with Kaua again in a second and would most definitely recommend him to anyone wanting a photographer for their special day!! He's very professional but also so easy going, he'll give you suggestions for pictures but he's amazing at getting picture that you don't even realize he's taking!! Pictures are such a huge part of you wedding day and I'm so happy we chose Kaua for our photographer!!
Kaua was AWESOME!! He was so easy to work with and we had so much fun working with him!! We were married in Maui and Read more...
Kaua was AWESOME!! He was so easy to work with and we had so much fun working with him!! We were married in Maui and before we even left the island we had recieved 105 "teaser" pictures from our wedding!! They're amazing, we loved every single one of them, and I (the bride), never like pictures of myself!! I would chose to work with Kaua again in a second and would most definitely recommend him to anyone wanting a photographer for their special day!! He's very professional but also so easy going, he'll give you suggestions for pictures but he's amazing at getting picture that you don't even realize he's taking!! Pictures are such a huge part of you wedding day and I'm so happy we chose Kaua for our photographer!! Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
5/1/2014
5.0/5.0
If permitted 10-Stars, that is what I would give Ka'ua Wedding Photography. I’m still grinning ear-to-ear after viewing the wonderful images of our special day.

We were seeking a photographer able to capture the spirit and essence of our day without looking staged – someone with an eye for special moments, gestures and encounters – which we found with Ka'ua (who was introduced to us by our coordinator, Fay Hovey of Aloha Maui Weddings). We wanted images of us – and our guests – laughing, wiping away tears, making silly faces, eating, drinking, dancing and expressing happiness, and that is precisely what Ka'ua gave us. His emphasis on genuine emotion, rather than staged shots, is what truly sets him apart from other wedding photographers.

I’ll add that, as a person uncomfortable in front of the camera (and not very photogenic) I honestly cannot thank Ka'ua enough for his talent and approach: never did I feel put on the spot, staged or awkward. Kaua has a gift for putting people at ease, snapping his photos quietly and discreetly, and in my opinion capturing the most special moments of the wedding – those instances when our guests (and I) were simply savoring the day. Looking at the album today, he made me – and everyone – look beautiful.

We are extremely happy with our selection of Ka'ua for our wedding photos. He is a gracious, easy-going, highly skilled photographer with a talent for photos that are natural, flattering and most important: FUN.

Photography was our most important wedding expense, and I absolutely feel like we received tremendous value. Ka'ua sets the bar for wedding and event photography.

Thank you, Ka'ua, for such treasured photos, and for being a part of our day!
If permitted 10-Stars, that is what I would give Ka'ua Wedding Photography. I’m still grinning ear-to-ear after viewing Read more...
If permitted 10-Stars, that is what I would give Ka'ua Wedding Photography. I’m still grinning ear-to-ear after viewing the wonderful images of our special day.

We were seeking a photographer able to capture the spirit and essence of our day without looking staged – someone with an eye for special moments, gestures and encounters – which we found with Ka'ua (who was introduced to us by our coordinator, Fay Hovey of Aloha Maui Weddings). We wanted images of us – and our guests – laughing, wiping away tears, making silly faces, eating, drinking, dancing and expressing happiness, and that is precisely what Ka'ua gave us. His emphasis on genuine emotion, rather than staged shots, is what truly sets him apart from other wedding photographers.

I’ll add that, as a person uncomfortable in front of the camera (and not very photogenic) I honestly cannot thank Ka'ua enough for his talent and approach: never did I feel put on the spot, staged or awkward. Kaua has a gift for putting people at ease, snapping his photos quietly and discreetly, and in my opinion capturing the most special moments of the wedding – those instances when our guests (and I) were simply savoring the day. Looking at the album today, he made me – and everyone – look beautiful.

We are extremely happy with our selection of Ka'ua for our wedding photos. He is a gracious, easy-going, highly skilled photographer with a talent for photos that are natural, flattering and most important: FUN.

Photography was our most important wedding expense, and I absolutely feel like we received tremendous value. Ka'ua sets the bar for wedding and event photography.

Thank you, Ka'ua, for such treasured photos, and for being a part of our day! Read less
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Lisa
Wedding:
4/13/2014
5.0/5.0
I must say Kaua is one of the most talented photographers I've ever seen. He has such an amazing eye and is so easy to work with. He gets the natural and candid photos as well as posed photos and they come out amazing!! He doesn't put you in any awkward poses too which is great! I'm not a fan of those. He just tells you to walk over there and act natural and then...MAGIC!! Seriously... Magical pictures!! I will cherish them for a lifetime and cannot thank him enough. Worth every penny and highly recommend!!!
I must say Kaua is one of the most talented photographers I've ever seen. He has such an amazing eye and is so easy to Read more...
I must say Kaua is one of the most talented photographers I've ever seen. He has such an amazing eye and is so easy to work with. He gets the natural and candid photos as well as posed photos and they come out amazing!! He doesn't put you in any awkward poses too which is great! I'm not a fan of those. He just tells you to walk over there and act natural and then...MAGIC!! Seriously... Magical pictures!! I will cherish them for a lifetime and cannot thank him enough. Worth every penny and highly recommend!!! Read less
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Maura
Wedding:
1/10/2014
5.0/5.0
We had the pleasure of having Kaua as the photographer at our wedding at the Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua in January, and we could not have been more pleased. Kaua is an exceptional professional in his field, as well as a warm, friendly person, and the combination of his skill and personality makes him an absolute delight to work with. I was a VERY nervous bride, and his professional, yet very easy and charming demeanor really helped to set me at ease. I am certain that if we had a different photographer that our photos would not have turned out nearly as beautiful, as I would have been much more nervous.

What impresses me the most about our wedding photos, is the beautiful variety of images Kaua produced. While many wedding photographers pigeonhole themselves into one particular style, Kaua's range of skill allowed him to provide us with every type of image that we could have hoped for. Many photographers who take personality filled photojournalist style photos simply can't produce the dramatic landscapes and styled photos that Kaua also captured. When I look through our wedding images, we have it all, from family members caught in the moment laughing, to dramatic landscapes of us on an oceanside cliff, to fashion magazine quality bridal portraits in front of a water fall.

If you are considering Kaua for your wedding photographer, I not only highly recommend that you use him at your wedding, but I also recommend that you book a Trash the Dress photo shoot with him in his native Hana. The photos from our Hana trip are among our favorites, and the Hana photo shoot experience is a special memory that my husband and I will cherish forever.
We had the pleasure of having Kaua as the photographer at our wedding at the Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua in January, and we Read more...
We had the pleasure of having Kaua as the photographer at our wedding at the Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua in January, and we could not have been more pleased. Kaua is an exceptional professional in his field, as well as a warm, friendly person, and the combination of his skill and personality makes him an absolute delight to work with. I was a VERY nervous bride, and his professional, yet very easy and charming demeanor really helped to set me at ease. I am certain that if we had a different photographer that our photos would not have turned out nearly as beautiful, as I would have been much more nervous.

What impresses me the most about our wedding photos, is the beautiful variety of images Kaua produced. While many wedding photographers pigeonhole themselves into one particular style, Kaua's range of skill allowed him to provide us with every type of image that we could have hoped for. Many photographers who take personality filled photojournalist style photos simply can't produce the dramatic landscapes and styled photos that Kaua also captured. When I look through our wedding images, we have it all, from family members caught in the moment laughing, to dramatic landscapes of us on an oceanside cliff, to fashion magazine quality bridal portraits in front of a water fall.

If you are considering Kaua for your wedding photographer, I not only highly recommend that you use him at your wedding, but I also recommend that you book a Trash the Dress photo shoot with him in his native Hana. The photos from our Hana trip are among our favorites, and the Hana photo shoot experience is a special memory that my husband and I will cherish forever. Read less
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Heidi
Wedding:
11/25/2013
5.0/5.0
There is only one word to describe Kaua Wedding Photography: AMAZING! Kaua's style of photography is so beautiful and the way he captures those special moments seems effortless. I strongly encourgage those getting married on Maui to hire Kaua, you won't be disappointed. Take a look at Kaua's website, the pictures speak for themselves. THANK YOU Kaua!
There is only one word to describe Kaua Wedding Photography: AMAZING! Kaua's style of photography is so beautiful and the Read more...
There is only one word to describe Kaua Wedding Photography: AMAZING! Kaua's style of photography is so beautiful and the way he captures those special moments seems effortless. I strongly encourgage those getting married on Maui to hire Kaua, you won't be disappointed. Take a look at Kaua's website, the pictures speak for themselves. THANK YOU Kaua! Read less
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Alicia
Wedding:
11/19/2013
4.8/5.0
Kaua photographed our wedding in November 2013. We are very happy with the images we have received so far but are waiting for our full set from the day. We selected a package with 2 photographers for 6 hours. This was a great option as we have lots of photos from different angles.

Kaua was really easy going and great to work with. He is fun and laid-back which makes taking photographs really easy. He was able to make everyone feel comfortable for the group and family shots, which gave some lovely photos.

On top of this we had some really impressive creative shots, especially with the rings, gifts, dress and shoes etc.
Kaua photographed our wedding in November 2013. We are very happy with the images we have received so far but are waiting Read more...
Kaua photographed our wedding in November 2013. We are very happy with the images we have received so far but are waiting for our full set from the day. We selected a package with 2 photographers for 6 hours. This was a great option as we have lots of photos from different angles.

Kaua was really easy going and great to work with. He is fun and laid-back which makes taking photographs really easy. He was able to make everyone feel comfortable for the group and family shots, which gave some lovely photos.

On top of this we had some really impressive creative shots, especially with the rings, gifts, dress and shoes etc. Read less
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Marissa
Wedding:
11/11/2013
5.0/5.0
Kaua is hands down the best photographer in Maui. Kaua answered all of our questions or concerns before our wedding day. He has a very kind and warm personality about him that makes you feel comfortable the minute he walks in. Kaua has an amazing eye for capturing the joy and happiness you feel on your wedding day. All of our pictures are amazing and everyone who see's them says the same thing.
Thank you Kaua for making our memories last a lifetime.

The Hutchinson's
Kaua is hands down the best photographer in Maui. Kaua answered all of our questions or concerns before our wedding day. Read more...
Kaua is hands down the best photographer in Maui. Kaua answered all of our questions or concerns before our wedding day. He has a very kind and warm personality about him that makes you feel comfortable the minute he walks in. Kaua has an amazing eye for capturing the joy and happiness you feel on your wedding day. All of our pictures are amazing and everyone who see's them says the same thing.
Thank you Kaua for making our memories last a lifetime.

The Hutchinson's Read less
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