Keoni did amazing work with our wedding photos!! We could not be happier with the result; the photos really captured the event and all the emotions. We felt like many of the photos were magazine quality. He was great at capturing candid moments, quirky/fun poses, and details. During the event he was very easy to work with - he worked efficiently and was self sufficient.
In addition, Keoni was very prompt with getting our photos back to us. We have hundreds of great photos, and the editing on the photos was superb as well. We liked the various filters he chose. Our biggest problem is choosing which photos are the best, because there are so many great ones. I can't recommend him enough!
We used Kpix photography for our wedding at the Hale Koa Hotel in Waikiki in March of 2011. I did a lot of internet searches before calling him. I really love his style of photography and his prices were great, but after we met him we knew he was our photographer!
Keoni is really awesome! Very laid back but still professional! We felt very comfortable with him, it was like he was one of our family members- we were having such a good time. He took tons of pictures, but he didn't invade our privacy at all. He was also extremely mindful of what "special" pictures we wanted, and really just worked his magic! Our pictures came out so beautiful! I couldn't be happier, we are just two average people- not photogenic at all, but Keoni's pictures are just amazing!!
I would recommend him to anyone! Thank you again Keoni!!
We got married on December 11, 2010.
We used KPix Hawaii as our wedding photographer, and let me just start by saying that Keoni was amazing!!!
We researched countless photographers on our own. We also got recommendations on countless more from our wedding planner. Ultimately, we based our decision on each photographers' portfolio's, and particularly how we thought their photography style would match up well with our venue, which was a little unique. We wanted to incorporate the scenery and the layout, the nature, the backdrop, etc. while still maintaining a modern look and feel. After narrowing down our selection, our secondary criteria was price. Keoni was at the top of our lists on both!!!
He was amazing to work with throughout the entire experience. Leading up to the wedding, he was very responsive to emails and inquiries; he was extremely professional. On the day of the wedding, he showed up early and made time to chat with the bride, groom, as well as the wedding party; he did a walkthrough of the area (I'm assuming to get a feel for the venue - the angles, the backgrounds, the artistic elements that require a trained eye to notice). He captured the entire day from preparations all the way through the reception. We emailed some picture ideas/requests to Keoni in the week leading up to the wedding; he incorporated all of our requests for specific shots that we wanted (and we had some unique requests). He knew when to pull us away for photoshoots, yet he wasn't intrusive at all. He was extremely accommodating throughout! He was very easy to work with, very personable, and very professional.
And to add to all that, less than 12 hours after the wedding, we get an email from Keoni sending over about a dozen pictures, for us to use for 'thank-you' cards, holiday cards, facebook photos/updates, etc. while we wait for the rest of the photos! That was a nice touch to cap off the extremely high level of service that he provided! As for the photos themselves - they looked amazing! We can't say enough about how satisfied and impressed we are with the overall experience!
Suffice it to say, Keoni was one of the shining stars of our wedding, as far as wedding vendors are concerned! Without reservation would give our highest recommendation to KPix Hawaii!!! And we absolutely intend on using Keoni's services again in the future!
My husband and I are from California and chose to get married in Hawaii but knew that finding a photographer to capture all the moments of our wedding day would be a task in itself, next to planning the wedding. I found Kpix and was instantly impressed. His website had great artistic pictures and he seemed to have a great "eye" for capturing moments.
We decided to meet with Keoni for an engagement photo session on a "research trip" to the island to see how he worked. He was on time and completely professional. My husband really doesn't like to take pictures but even he had fun. We acted like ourselves and didn't do any phoney poses. And we loved the fact that we had the outdoors as our backdrop (the photoshoot was by a lighthouse trail). In receiving our proofs, we were able to see immediately that Keoni was able to capture our silliness and our love for each other. He was incredibly easy to work with as well and allowed us to come up with artistic pictures! We knew immediately after the photo shoot that we wanted Keoni to photograph our wedding day.
On our wedding day, Keoni was on time, professional and was really able to capture more memories than I thought possible. He wasn't pushy or overbearing. He let the day go on exactly how we wanted it to (not pulling us aside for "assigned" pictures, etc) and was there to photograph any and every moment that we wanted.
I would have to say that Keoni made my wedding day stress free (minus the traffic part!). Knowing that I value pictures greatly, I was able to put my trust completely in his hands. He was there from the very beginning of the wedding process to the very end. Much mahalo Keoni!!
I was born on the beautiful island of Oahu. I have been doing photography since 2004. I shot for magazines, newspapers, and studios. During this time I shot hundreds of weddings and earned my degree in Digital media where I earned several awards in photography and digital media. My talent was soon recognized by many and has led me to all the corners of the earth from Indonesia, Europe, Japan, and United States.
My photographic styles have been described as vibrant, dramatic, romantic, quirky, emotional and sensitive. The coverage of your wedding day will be a blend of photojournalism, relaxed portraits and a fashion shoot! I always strive to create something visually stunning, creative and unique for the couples to always look back on and a friendship to look forward to.
Aloha and looking forward to meeting you,