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Kaua Wedding Photography

Hana , HI
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Hana, HI US 96713 (map)

PHONE

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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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
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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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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.

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Elizabeth
Wedding:
11/8/2013
5.0/5.0
We can't say enough great things about Kaua. I knew when I spoke to him, that his personality would mesh so well with our wedding party and guests. He was a joy and pleasure to work with. He's relaxed and laid back which makes everyone else around him the same way. His communication via email and phone were always responsive, and he also arrived early at our wedding. He's so creative and a true artist. You'll be amazed by the photos and moments he captures. We would recommend Kaua to anyone looking for a wedding photographer.
We can't say enough great things about Kaua. I knew when I spoke to him, that his personality would mesh so well with our Read more...
We can't say enough great things about Kaua. I knew when I spoke to him, that his personality would mesh so well with our wedding party and guests. He was a joy and pleasure to work with. He's relaxed and laid back which makes everyone else around him the same way. His communication via email and phone were always responsive, and he also arrived early at our wedding. He's so creative and a true artist. You'll be amazed by the photos and moments he captures. We would recommend Kaua to anyone looking for a wedding photographer. Read less
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Alana
Wedding:
10/20/2013
5.0/5.0
I can't recommend Kaua enough!! The photos he took were beyond what we ever expected. He has an eye for stunningly beautiful photos. He worked so hard all night and made all of us feel very comfortable and at ease. He was friendly and wonderful to work with as was his editor Kevin. His work is outstanding and he captured our wedding day perfectly!!
I can't recommend Kaua enough!! The photos he took were beyond what we ever expected. He has an eye for stunningly Read more...
I can't recommend Kaua enough!! The photos he took were beyond what we ever expected. He has an eye for stunningly beautiful photos. He worked so hard all night and made all of us feel very comfortable and at ease. He was friendly and wonderful to work with as was his editor Kevin. His work is outstanding and he captured our wedding day perfectly!! Read less
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Bryan
Wedding:
10/15/2013
5.0/5.0
Kaua was one of the few wedding photographers recommended to us by our wedding planner. After speaking with all of the photographers and checking out their individual websites we knew Kaua was the right choice for us. Admittedly, my husband and I have never been fans of being in front of the camera. So naturally that was a concern prior to our wedding! However, all of those fears evaporated quickly after meeting and working with Kaua. His big smile, calming presence and upbeat personality really drew us in and allowed us to be comfortable and relax. We never once felt posed or intimidated by the knowledge that a camera was following our every move.
I can’t say enough nice things about him as a person and his approach as a photographer. His two part approach captured moments at our wedding that we never would’ve seen from that perspective and therefore would’ve never experienced. We are both still in awe of our photos, and how they perfectly captured the essence and spirit of our wedding.
We will never be able to thank Kaua enough for not only preserving but capturing our wedding the way that he did. Thank you!!
-Dana & Bryan
Kaua was one of the few wedding photographers recommended to us by our wedding planner. After speaking with all of the Read more...
Kaua was one of the few wedding photographers recommended to us by our wedding planner. After speaking with all of the photographers and checking out their individual websites we knew Kaua was the right choice for us. Admittedly, my husband and I have never been fans of being in front of the camera. So naturally that was a concern prior to our wedding! However, all of those fears evaporated quickly after meeting and working with Kaua. His big smile, calming presence and upbeat personality really drew us in and allowed us to be comfortable and relax. We never once felt posed or intimidated by the knowledge that a camera was following our every move.
I can’t say enough nice things about him as a person and his approach as a photographer. His two part approach captured moments at our wedding that we never would’ve seen from that perspective and therefore would’ve never experienced. We are both still in awe of our photos, and how they perfectly captured the essence and spirit of our wedding.
We will never be able to thank Kaua enough for not only preserving but capturing our wedding the way that he did. Thank you!!
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John
Wedding:
10/10/2013
5.0/5.0
Kaua first captured our attention with his alternative photography style, but it was only after meeting him and hearing his story that we knew we had found the photographer for us. Because of his relaxed demeanour and passion for photography he was able to naturally capture all the special moments on our wedding day without being intrusive. It almost felt like he was one of our guests!

As part of our package we also took the Trash the Dress session in Hana. Kaua’s local knowledge of the area resulted in some breath taking photos in some of the most amazing settings. The whole experience felt very natural and never forced.

We feel very grateful that Kaua was able to capture our wedding. His photos speak for themselves, but it was the ease in which they were captured that really impressed us.

Thanks Kaua
Kaua first captured our attention with his alternative photography style, but it was only after meeting him and hearing Read more...
Kaua first captured our attention with his alternative photography style, but it was only after meeting him and hearing his story that we knew we had found the photographer for us. Because of his relaxed demeanour and passion for photography he was able to naturally capture all the special moments on our wedding day without being intrusive. It almost felt like he was one of our guests!

As part of our package we also took the Trash the Dress session in Hana. Kaua’s local knowledge of the area resulted in some breath taking photos in some of the most amazing settings. The whole experience felt very natural and never forced.

We feel very grateful that Kaua was able to capture our wedding. His photos speak for themselves, but it was the ease in which they were captured that really impressed us.

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Nikki
Wedding:
8/22/2013
5.0/5.0
All of our friends and family have commented on how beautiful our wedding photographs are. While researching vendors for my Maui wedding I have to say I was in love with Kaua's work. Other photographers had nice photos but there was something extra special about the photos Kaua captured. I knew we had to make sure we were able to book him for our big day and we are SO happy we did. He was super friendly and made us feel relaxed and comfortable. The photos and lighting he captured in our sunset photos is magical. I hope to be able to have another event someday where we can have Kaua take photos. I would highly recommend him for any special occasion.
All of our friends and family have commented on how beautiful our wedding photographs are. While researching vendors for Read more...
All of our friends and family have commented on how beautiful our wedding photographs are. While researching vendors for my Maui wedding I have to say I was in love with Kaua's work. Other photographers had nice photos but there was something extra special about the photos Kaua captured. I knew we had to make sure we were able to book him for our big day and we are SO happy we did. He was super friendly and made us feel relaxed and comfortable. The photos and lighting he captured in our sunset photos is magical. I hope to be able to have another event someday where we can have Kaua take photos. I would highly recommend him for any special occasion. Read less
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
8/5/2013
5.0/5.0
I took a lot of time researching photographers for our destination wedding in Maui, read lots of review and also considered my hotel's photographer recommendations (which does not include Kaua). I got to say, picking Kaua to be our photographer is the best decision we made for our wedding, he's so professional, the pictures was just breath taking. Our wedding location in Maui was spectacular, somehow Kaua just make it looks even more gorgeous on the pictures. Needless to say, we look amazing on the pictures. We're so happy with Kaua, you gotta pick him if you're getting marry in Maui. He works magic. I would like to go back to Maui to get more pictures taken by Kaua.
I took a lot of time researching photographers for our destination wedding in Maui, read lots of review and also Read more...
I took a lot of time researching photographers for our destination wedding in Maui, read lots of review and also considered my hotel's photographer recommendations (which does not include Kaua). I got to say, picking Kaua to be our photographer is the best decision we made for our wedding, he's so professional, the pictures was just breath taking. Our wedding location in Maui was spectacular, somehow Kaua just make it looks even more gorgeous on the pictures. Needless to say, we look amazing on the pictures. We're so happy with Kaua, you gotta pick him if you're getting marry in Maui. He works magic. I would like to go back to Maui to get more pictures taken by Kaua. Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
7/20/2013
5.0/5.0
Our wedding photos are our memories, and thanks to Kaua we have the most beautiful memories of our wedding day. I still have not made it through our photo slideshow without crying (as I did on our wedding day) because of the overwhelming joy that I felt. I feel it every time I see the photos. Kaua somehow managed to capture all the emotions that were there with us that day. Not just ours, but those of everyone around us too. On the day, and at the honeymoon shoot, he was wonderful to work with. He let us be ourselves, and in doing that was able to create photos which show real joy rather than awkward smiles when posing for a camera. Having our photos done by Kaua let us have fun and enjoy ourselves on our wedding day. It was natural and beautiful and now the photos reflect that. Kaua is also an extremely likeable individual, so we were grateful he was able to be a part of our day. We cannot express just how appreciative we are for what he has done for us. All you need to do is watch the wedding slideshows of his work and you will be hooked. I would and have recommended that anyone getting married in Maui have Kaua help them to make memories of their wedding day as amazing as ours.
Our wedding photos are our memories, and thanks to Kaua we have the most beautiful memories of our wedding day. I still Read more...
Our wedding photos are our memories, and thanks to Kaua we have the most beautiful memories of our wedding day. I still have not made it through our photo slideshow without crying (as I did on our wedding day) because of the overwhelming joy that I felt. I feel it every time I see the photos. Kaua somehow managed to capture all the emotions that were there with us that day. Not just ours, but those of everyone around us too. On the day, and at the honeymoon shoot, he was wonderful to work with. He let us be ourselves, and in doing that was able to create photos which show real joy rather than awkward smiles when posing for a camera. Having our photos done by Kaua let us have fun and enjoy ourselves on our wedding day. It was natural and beautiful and now the photos reflect that. Kaua is also an extremely likeable individual, so we were grateful he was able to be a part of our day. We cannot express just how appreciative we are for what he has done for us. All you need to do is watch the wedding slideshows of his work and you will be hooked. I would and have recommended that anyone getting married in Maui have Kaua help them to make memories of their wedding day as amazing as ours. Read less
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Bailie
Wedding:
9/15/2012
5.0/5.0
Did a great job and took some great photos-- made our rainy hana wedding day look gorgeous!
Did a great job and took some great photos-- made our rainy hana wedding day look gorgeous!
Did a great job and took some great photos-- made our rainy hana wedding day look gorgeous! Read less
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Kate
Wedding:
8/2/2012
5.0/5.0
Kaua was very professional on the day. He was very quick, easy going and literally ran around to get the best shot. His post production team were very accommodating and definitely went the extra mile to meet my needs. We're both very happy with the results.
Kaua was very professional on the day. He was very quick, easy going and literally ran around to get the best shot. His Read more...
Kaua was very professional on the day. He was very quick, easy going and literally ran around to get the best shot. His post production team were very accommodating and definitely went the extra mile to meet my needs. We're both very happy with the results. Read less
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Lisa
Wedding:
7/27/2012
5.0/5.0
Amazing photographer, great reviews from all my family & friends. Made our special day stand out that much more with amazing photos. Will definitely recommend services. Thank you!!
Amazing photographer, great reviews from all my family & friends. Made our special day stand out that much more with Read more...
Amazing photographer, great reviews from all my family & friends. Made our special day stand out that much more with amazing photos. Will definitely recommend services. Thank you!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
We chose Kaua after receiving a recommendation from a friend. We were so glad we did. Kaua is an amazing photographer! Our wedding photos were breath taking. On the hottest evening of the year, he persevered capturing so many moments that flew by. He truly has an eye for a beautiful picture and is extremely talented. Not only that, he is extremely easy going and really fun to work with!
We chose Kaua after receiving a recommendation from a friend. We were so glad we did. Kaua is an amazing photographer! Our Read more...
We chose Kaua after receiving a recommendation from a friend. We were so glad we did. Kaua is an amazing photographer! Our wedding photos were breath taking. On the hottest evening of the year, he persevered capturing so many moments that flew by. He truly has an eye for a beautiful picture and is extremely talented. Not only that, he is extremely easy going and really fun to work with! Read less
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Riley
Wedding:
7/11/2012
5.0/5.0
I would highly recommend Kaua as a photographer for a wedding. The photographs were amazing. He is very professional and puts you at ease as he documents the big day.
I would highly recommend Kaua as a photographer for a wedding. The photographs were amazing. He is very professional and Read more...
I would highly recommend Kaua as a photographer for a wedding. The photographs were amazing. He is very professional and puts you at ease as he documents the big day. Read less
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Sandie
Wedding:
7/6/2012
5.0/5.0
Absolutely stunning shots! Kaua was very flexible and accommodated desired changes and additional shots needed at my hotel, the groom's hotel and venue shots. I honestly didn't believe that he could do it himself but he did. The photo results blew me a way. Thank you Kaua for beautifully capturing my special day in paradise.

God Bless,

Sandie
Absolutely stunning shots! Kaua was very flexible and accommodated desired changes and additional shots needed at my Read more...
Absolutely stunning shots! Kaua was very flexible and accommodated desired changes and additional shots needed at my hotel, the groom's hotel and venue shots. I honestly didn't believe that he could do it himself but he did. The photo results blew me a way. Thank you Kaua for beautifully capturing my special day in paradise.

God Bless,

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Shana
Wedding:
6/24/2012
5.0/5.0
Beautiful, artistic photos (even in the extreme Maui weather!) that completely captured the love, spirit and aloha of our wedding day. Mahalo Kaua and team!
Beautiful, artistic photos (even in the extreme Maui weather!) that completely captured the love, spirit and aloha of our Read more...
Beautiful, artistic photos (even in the extreme Maui weather!) that completely captured the love, spirit and aloha of our wedding day. Mahalo Kaua and team! Read less
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amb
Wedding:
6/2/2012
5.0/5.0
Kaua is the most artist, talented and truly amazing photographer I have been around! My husband has worked with many professionally and found Kaua to be above and beyond the best and this was before we had seen our pictures. The photos bring me so much joy every time I see them because they reflect our personalities. He is so amazing and took effort to find unique locations and makes everyone feel at ease! Thank you again Kaua!
Kaua is the most artist, talented and truly amazing photographer I have been around! My husband has worked with many Read more...
Kaua is the most artist, talented and truly amazing photographer I have been around! My husband has worked with many professionally and found Kaua to be above and beyond the best and this was before we had seen our pictures. The photos bring me so much joy every time I see them because they reflect our personalities. He is so amazing and took effort to find unique locations and makes everyone feel at ease! Thank you again Kaua! Read less
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Gina
Wedding:
5/21/2012
5.0/5.0
I cannot express how pleased I am with my wedding photos! They so beautifully captured my special day, even beyond what I was hoping for.
I cannot express how pleased I am with my wedding photos! They so beautifully captured my special day, even beyond what I Read more...
I cannot express how pleased I am with my wedding photos! They so beautifully captured my special day, even beyond what I was hoping for. Read less
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Wilson
Wedding:
4/28/2012
5.0/5.0
Highly recommended for visitors like me coming from Hong Kong to Hawaii!
Professional, friendly and good photo quality!
Thank you so much!
Highly recommended for visitors like me coming from Hong Kong to Hawaii!
Professional, friendly and good photo Read more...
Highly recommended for visitors like me coming from Hong Kong to Hawaii!
Professional, friendly and good photo quality!
Thank you so much! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
We are really picky about photography, to the point we almost didn't have a pro photographer. I'm glad we found Kaua! Kaua's work is so beautifully done. It's not just pictures, it's PHOTOGRAPHY.
He was responsive and accessible so it was great to work with him, especially since we didn't have a wedding planner.
I strongly recommend Kaua to any Maui bride!
We are really picky about photography, to the point we almost didn't have a pro photographer. I'm glad we found Kaua! Read more...
We are really picky about photography, to the point we almost didn't have a pro photographer. I'm glad we found Kaua! Kaua's work is so beautifully done. It's not just pictures, it's PHOTOGRAPHY.
He was responsive and accessible so it was great to work with him, especially since we didn't have a wedding planner.
I strongly recommend Kaua to any Maui bride! Read less
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Rosita
Wedding:
4/2/2012
5.0/5.0
Kaua is one of the best photographers in Maui and, if you plan to get married in Hana, is readily available. He was professional, fun, helpful and the pictures turned out very beautiful!
Kaua is one of the best photographers in Maui and, if you plan to get married in Hana, is readily available. He was Read more...
Kaua is one of the best photographers in Maui and, if you plan to get married in Hana, is readily available. He was professional, fun, helpful and the pictures turned out very beautiful! Read less
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Dodi
Wedding:
2/29/2012
5.0/5.0
Kaua did an amazing job of capturing the spirit of our wedding day! Artistic, natural, beautiful shots. Friends and family who viewed our wedding day slideshow were moved to tears!
Kaua did an amazing job of capturing the spirit of our wedding day! Artistic, natural, beautiful shots. Friends and family Read more...
Kaua did an amazing job of capturing the spirit of our wedding day! Artistic, natural, beautiful shots. Friends and family who viewed our wedding day slideshow were moved to tears! Read less
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Ukes4Eva
Wedding:
2/9/2012
5.0/5.0
Ka'ua is an artist and his photos are art. He's amazing in every way and you shouldn't hesitate to hire him for your wedding!
Ka'ua is an artist and his photos are art. He's amazing in every way and you shouldn't hesitate to hire him for your Read more...
Ka'ua is an artist and his photos are art. He's amazing in every way and you shouldn't hesitate to hire him for your wedding! Read less
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Deniseharo
Wedding:
2/3/2012
5.0/5.0
Awesome experience with Kaua!! All of the memories were captured perfectly! We couldn't have found any other photographer to do the job! Highly recommended.
Awesome experience with Kaua!! All of the memories were captured perfectly! We couldn't have found any other photographer Read more...
Awesome experience with Kaua!! All of the memories were captured perfectly! We couldn't have found any other photographer to do the job! Highly recommended. Read less
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Elsa
Wedding:
12/31/2011
5.0/5.0
Kaua is very patient and professional, and helpful on giving suggestions on related services. We had great experience on working with him for our destination wedding in Maui. Coz we had a destination wedding, he helped us chose the dream beach from a lot of pictures online. He was also flexible on location when we decided where to have the photoshoot at last minute. I don't usually pay attention on giving feedbacks on the services we had, but this one I have to give him a thumb up! Hope we could have anniversary photography with him in the future!
Kaua is very patient and professional, and helpful on giving suggestions on related services. We had great experience on Read more...
Kaua is very patient and professional, and helpful on giving suggestions on related services. We had great experience on working with him for our destination wedding in Maui. Coz we had a destination wedding, he helped us chose the dream beach from a lot of pictures online. He was also flexible on location when we decided where to have the photoshoot at last minute. I don't usually pay attention on giving feedbacks on the services we had, but this one I have to give him a thumb up! Hope we could have anniversary photography with him in the future! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Loved working with Kaua and he knows the best spots for pics!
Loved working with Kaua and he knows the best spots for pics!
Loved working with Kaua and he knows the best spots for pics! Read less
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BlueGirl
Wedding:
7/19/2011
5.0/5.0
Ka'ua captured every moment and detail of our special day! I was so impressed with how knowledgeable he was with finding a variety of locations, which were mostly hidden gems, and unique shots. He was able to tell the story of our entire day in our photos. My husband absolutely dreaded having his picture taken and Ka'ua made him so comfortable and relaxed. There was no pressure and most of our pictures were candid shots, but so personal! No traditional "smile and say cheese" photos for us! I couldn't have been happier and our photos. They were far beyond what I ever expected!
Ka'ua captured every moment and detail of our special day! I was so impressed with how knowledgeable he was with finding a Read more...
Ka'ua captured every moment and detail of our special day! I was so impressed with how knowledgeable he was with finding a variety of locations, which were mostly hidden gems, and unique shots. He was able to tell the story of our entire day in our photos. My husband absolutely dreaded having his picture taken and Ka'ua made him so comfortable and relaxed. There was no pressure and most of our pictures were candid shots, but so personal! No traditional "smile and say cheese" photos for us! I couldn't have been happier and our photos. They were far beyond what I ever expected! Read less
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vosmith
Wedding:
6/2/2011
5.0/5.0
Kaua is awesome. He takes great photos and he's great fun to have around.
Kaua is awesome. He takes great photos and he's great fun to have around.
Kaua is awesome. He takes great photos and he's great fun to have around. Read less
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lhackett827
Wedding:
12/10/2010
5.0/5.0
Ka'ua is awesome! He was so great to work with from the initial conversations to our wedding day! He is a very talented photographer and he captured all of the emotions of our wedding that when we look at our pictures we feel like we are right back at our wedding! We had record rainfall on our wedding and our ceremony was outside in upcountry Maui. Ka'ua went out of his way to help us and our guests and he was so great in finding different ways to take all the pictures we wanted and make it work around the weather while keeping us dry. Our guests, as well as our friends that were not able to make it have all commented that he is the best photographer they have ever seen. Thanks Ka'ua!
Ka'ua is awesome! He was so great to work with from the initial conversations to our wedding day! He is a very talented Read more...
Ka'ua is awesome! He was so great to work with from the initial conversations to our wedding day! He is a very talented photographer and he captured all of the emotions of our wedding that when we look at our pictures we feel like we are right back at our wedding! We had record rainfall on our wedding and our ceremony was outside in upcountry Maui. Ka'ua went out of his way to help us and our guests and he was so great in finding different ways to take all the pictures we wanted and make it work around the weather while keeping us dry. Our guests, as well as our friends that were not able to make it have all commented that he is the best photographer they have ever seen. Thanks Ka'ua! Read less
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Lauren
Wedding:
5/15/2010
5.0/5.0
Kaua was absolutely amazing. He photographed our wedding and we truly cannot express how happy we were with his level of professionalism, how comfortable and at ease he made us and all of our guests feel, and his flexibility in delivering to us what we wanted. All of our guests at our wedding commented on just how amazing he was. The photos we received from our wedding were unbelievable- he managed to capture every special moment of our wedding and all of our guests could not believe how beautiful his photography was. I would absolutely recommend him to anyone getting married in Maui!
Kaua was absolutely amazing. He photographed our wedding and we truly cannot express how happy we were with his level of Read more...
Kaua was absolutely amazing. He photographed our wedding and we truly cannot express how happy we were with his level of professionalism, how comfortable and at ease he made us and all of our guests feel, and his flexibility in delivering to us what we wanted. All of our guests at our wedding commented on just how amazing he was. The photos we received from our wedding were unbelievable- he managed to capture every special moment of our wedding and all of our guests could not believe how beautiful his photography was. I would absolutely recommend him to anyone getting married in Maui! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Kaua was amazing to work with. Being an extremely camera-shy couple, we were relieved to find that Kaua was really laid back and fun to work with. We were both very comfortable and actually had a great time during our session. The finished product was better than we could have ever imagined! Our pictures turned out beautiful and captured each moment perfectly. Our personalities came through each photograph and didn't seemed staged. There is really not enough great things I can say about Kaua, other than to choose him for your special occasion. You will not be disappointed!!!
Kaua was amazing to work with. Being an extremely camera-shy couple, we were relieved to find that Kaua was really laid Read more...
Kaua was amazing to work with. Being an extremely camera-shy couple, we were relieved to find that Kaua was really laid back and fun to work with. We were both very comfortable and actually had a great time during our session. The finished product was better than we could have ever imagined! Our pictures turned out beautiful and captured each moment perfectly. Our personalities came through each photograph and didn't seemed staged. There is really not enough great things I can say about Kaua, other than to choose him for your special occasion. You will not be disappointed!!! Read less
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Adriana
Wedding:
6/9/2009
5.0/5.0
Kaua was incredible. He gave us the laid back feeling we wanted with beautiful pictures from our special day. Couldn't have asked for more.
Kaua was incredible. He gave us the laid back feeling we wanted with beautiful pictures from our special day. Couldn't Read more...
Kaua was incredible. He gave us the laid back feeling we wanted with beautiful pictures from our special day. Couldn't have asked for more. Read less
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Hyuniee
Wedding:
8/10/2012
4.9/5.0
Kaua and Kevin are a great photography team that I would hire again in a heart beat. The photos they took were fantastic and we've gotten a lot of compliments from friends and family. I had a photo list I sent over to Kaua and wasn't sure if he was able to get to it all (it was a lot), but when I got the final photos, everything was there. Also, they have been great with any additional requests I had, applying a antique finish to the photos, photoshoping a few photos, getting us a preview early on for an event we had, etc. The responsiveness has been a little slower than I expected because we got married at the end of the summer peak. But I would rather they take their time and rush to get us done.
Kaua and Kevin are a great photography team that I would hire again in a heart beat. The photos they took were fantastic Read more...
Kaua and Kevin are a great photography team that I would hire again in a heart beat. The photos they took were fantastic and we've gotten a lot of compliments from friends and family. I had a photo list I sent over to Kaua and wasn't sure if he was able to get to it all (it was a lot), but when I got the final photos, everything was there. Also, they have been great with any additional requests I had, applying a antique finish to the photos, photoshoping a few photos, getting us a preview early on for an event we had, etc. The responsiveness has been a little slower than I expected because we got married at the end of the summer peak. But I would rather they take their time and rush to get us done. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.9/5.0
Kaua is a kind and thoughtful man with a beautiful eye for details. We immediately felt at ease with him even though we didn't have a chance to meet before the actual wedding. For a destination location like Maui, being able to trust your vendors is essential. Kaua came highly recommended and did not disappoint. I have already recommended him to friends getting Maui'd next year :).
Kaua is a kind and thoughtful man with a beautiful eye for details. We immediately felt at ease with him even though we Read more...
Kaua is a kind and thoughtful man with a beautiful eye for details. We immediately felt at ease with him even though we didn't have a chance to meet before the actual wedding. For a destination location like Maui, being able to trust your vendors is essential. Kaua came highly recommended and did not disappoint. I have already recommended him to friends getting Maui'd next year :). Read less
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Lauren
Wedding:
6/27/2011
4.9/5.0
My husband and I could not be happier with our wedding photos. Kaua made us feel so comfortable and relaxed. We have the most amazing photos to look back on from our beautiful day.
My husband and I could not be happier with our wedding photos. Kaua made us feel so comfortable and relaxed. We have the Read more...
My husband and I could not be happier with our wedding photos. Kaua made us feel so comfortable and relaxed. We have the most amazing photos to look back on from our beautiful day. Read less
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Lesley
Wedding:
10/20/2010
4.9/5.0
Ka'ua was great! He even made time for us on our honeymoon in Hana because the light faded before his allotted time was up! The service was great! The pictures even better!
Ka'ua was great! He even made time for us on our honeymoon in Hana because the light faded before his allotted time was Read more...
Ka'ua was great! He even made time for us on our honeymoon in Hana because the light faded before his allotted time was up! The service was great! The pictures even better! 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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Amy
Wedding:
6/1/2012
4.8/5.0
Kaua felt more like a guest than a photographer. He came to the hotel we were getting ready at then met us at the wedding site and even spent a few hours shooting with us in Hana. He is amazing and we feel lucky to have found him.
Kaua felt more like a guest than a photographer. He came to the hotel we were getting ready at then met us at the wedding Read more...
Kaua felt more like a guest than a photographer. He came to the hotel we were getting ready at then met us at the wedding site and even spent a few hours shooting with us in Hana. He is amazing and we feel lucky to have found him. Read less
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Hillary
Wedding:
11/23/2011
4.7/5.0
Kaua was great to work with. He was willing to work within my budget and was very easygoing. Kaua also provided great quality. The only thing I wish I would have done differently would have been to take more portrait style pics with the wedding party and our families. I also would have liked some more bridal portraits - by the time we took some of just me, my hair was all messed up from taking numerous pictures on a pier.
Kaua was great to work with. He was willing to work within my budget and was very easygoing. Kaua also provided great Read more...
Kaua was great to work with. He was willing to work within my budget and was very easygoing. Kaua also provided great quality. The only thing I wish I would have done differently would have been to take more portrait style pics with the wedding party and our families. I also would have liked some more bridal portraits - by the time we took some of just me, my hair was all messed up from taking numerous pictures on a pier. Read less
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