From under $500 to over $5000 Email / text for comprehensive options. firstname.lastname@example.org 808-278-8643
To hold the date you pay up front a deposit, $100 for Kauai photography sessions up to $1000 10% deposit for sessions over $1000. Bal fee is due on or before the session day
As I'm flexible on swapping dates, times, when I can, if you cancel because you no longer can make it or you think you won't like the weather, I'll only refund the deposit if I'm able to rebook the time. If it starts to rain during the shoot, I'll continue to shoot unless it pours and we both agree to call it a day. To reschedule you'll need to cover the cost of a new ROE permit ($20). If we cannot reschedule, your deposit can be used on a future shoot with me, not transferrable, not redeemable for cash.
It's cost effective and time effective for me to do the choosing and then you get a speedy turnaround of your photos. Also, I do not give my clients unedited photos. But if it's really important for you to choose (even though I've been doing this a long time and I'm really good at it), I can do an optional one-pass edit of all your photos. Add-on fees are from $250
You might want only a single Kauai family photograph or a few but when I turn up for a photo session, I'm yours. I don't double book. So you'll receive more photographs than you think you'll need, but you might just be thrilled!
Kauai Mornings are usually cooler. Kauai sunsets with a colorful sky are amazing. Bottom line, l produce dynamic photographs that my clients love at all times of the day.
To edit a group photo of eight, ten or fifteen people versus two or four takes much longer. Eyes closed, distracted, waving a buzzing fly away, multiplied by as many faces in the shot. It only takes one annoying fly to turn an average 6-8-min photo edit into a 20 minute or even longer edit. I also need to take way more photos with big groups because I might need to borrow the open eyes from one photo and superimpose onto another photo and replace the gaunt expression on Grandpa with a fun expression and make it look as if the photograph was taken that way. And with Creative Portraiture packages, the time difference is even greater.
I don't part with the RAW camera files but you can request a one-pass edit of all your usable photos from your set and I'll upload them to your gallery in high resolution jpgs. The add-on fee is $150 for a mini session and $300 for a one-hour session. If you wish to choose the photos you want edited from the full set there's an additional $100 add-on fee.
An umbrella is a great looking prop in a photo shoot so having one with you is an awesome idea. Rain is commonplace in Kauai. While it's not common to have persistent rain, five minute showers are typical. Somber skies tend to be moody and dramatic. I will shoot in the rain unless it's really bad and then I'll call it a day. See cancellation policy question in this Q and A.
You'll download your Kauai photography full resolution digital images from a private gallery I will make for you, linked to your email. So it's very important once you book to give me your email address and your mobile phone number.
Sorry, no. I do not part with RAW images. I thank you for your understanding.
Yes, of course. While I'm rarely asked as I strive to make it right the first time, personal taste can come into play. So, for fixes, 1-3 photos quick fix I don't charge. Otherwise, re-edit fees are from $56.
Typically 2 to 5 days for 1-2 hour sessions, 1-2 weeks for multiple hour events.
My favorite photo locations are all along our north shore, Kilauea to Ke'e. But I do shoot all over our island.
Shared ownership. You and me. You have the right to print, sell, publish, etc. When you post on social media I would appreciate being tagged.
Not without a second shooter, a licensed drone flyer. Add-on fees start at $500
Kauai surprise proposals? Absolutely. I recommend that you tell your significant other you're having a photo shoot. It will still be a surprise when you pop the question. But doing it this way we'll be eliminating the precise spot and timing which ultimately might not be the best time and spot, especially if a large family with a tent gets there first.