family & children

We laugh, we have play, we take photos!  These family sessions are a great opportunity to get the family together and update the picture frames on your walls. Pricing dependent upon package choice. Perfect for your next family vacation/reunion!  Clothing changes and props allowed in a single location. Images will be delivered in a high resolution online gallery with a full print release, so you're ready to add those canvases to your wall.  Gallery delivery time frame is about 6-10 weeks, depending upon season.

Please use the "Contact" form to receive the complete pricing and location brochure

The  Memento Package offers a 20-30 minute session, limit 5 guests, Kona locations only

 Keepsake Package is our a 40-60 minute session, and the most popular package for families with a  group under 10. 

Our Heirloom Package is a 75-90 minute session, and perfect for large groups or or multiple families

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Packages starting at $525

maternity

     We laugh, we have fun, we take photos! Maternity sessions are a great opportunity to document this very special time in your life. Whether it's your first little one or your 10th, it's a wonderful moment to capture. Pricing dependent upon package choice.  Clothing changes and props allowed in a single location.  Images will be delivered in a high resolution online gallery with a full print release, so you're ready to add those canvases to your wall. Gallery delivery time frame is about 6 -10 weeks, depending upon the season.

Please use the "Contact" form to receive the full pricing and location brochure

The Memento Package offers a 20-30 minute session, limit 5 guests, Kona locations only

 The Keepsake Package is our a 40-60 minute session, and the most popular package for the parents to be. This allows for an outfit change and props (if desired)

Our Heirloom Package is a 75-90 minute session, and perfect for a longer session and more opportunities for outfit changes and location variety

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packages start at $525

engagementS & couples

We laugh, we have fun, we take photos! Engagement sessions are a great opportunity to document this very special time in your life. Whether you're dreaming of romantic light at sunset or stunning blue water, it's a wonderful way to capture your love. Also great for your  "Save the Dates".  Pricing dependent upon package choice. Clothing changes and props allowed in a single location.
I also offer assistance with surprise proposals.  Please send me an inquiry to discuss.  LOVE being a part of "popping the question" and capturing that priceless expression. I offer combo packages as well, to capture the engagement and then also schedule a formal engagement a couple of days later.
 Images will be delivered in a high resolution online gallery with a full print release, so you're ready to add those canvases to your wall. Gallery delivery time frame is about 6-10 weeks depending upon season.

Please use the "Contact" form to receive the full pricing and location brochure

The Memento Package offers a 20-30 minute session,  Kona locations only

 The Keepsake Package is our a 40-60 minute session, and the most popular package for engagement sessions. This allows for an outfit change and props (if desired)

Our Heirloom Package is a 75-90 minute session, and perfect for a longer session and more opportunities for outfit changes and location variety

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packages start at $525

WEDDINGS

I LOVE weddings!  I feel honored every time I'm asked to document a couple's special day.  I strive to tell a story through images and capture all of the magic on the best day of your lives.

All Wedding Collections Include:

• Unlimited photos captured throughout your special day
• Final images professionally edited, perfected and provided to you in high-resolution JPG
format via a private online gallery.
• Web gallery delivery system allows an easy way to share with family and friends as well as
the flexibility to immediately download the images to your computer and purchase prints
• 75+ edited images delivered per contracted hour, and duplicate images delivered in
black and white, per request
• Sneak Peeks of your ceremony provided so you can share your destination wedding immediately with family and friends
• Full Print Release supplied so the happy couple can print anywhere they choose;
professional lab quality prints and albums available for purchase from the web gallery
• All pricing is a-la-carte, and you may choose to purchase partial hours

Click below on "Let's Chat" button to contact me and I will send you my current pricing brochure 


Dawn is a preferred vendor with extensive experience capturing weddings at resorts and private venues such as The Fairmont Orchid, The Hilton Waikoloa Village, The Four Seasons Hualalai, The Sheraton Keauhou, Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort and Spa, Courtyard by Marriott King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel, Papa Kona and the Holualoa Inn. 

All rates are subject to  Hawaii State GE Tax. Travel included in package price for weddings on the Big Island of Hawai’i. For custom packages, including travel outside of service area, a second photographer option, additional partial hours, travel outside of Hawaii Island, etc… please contact Dawn to discuss your vision and receive a customized quote.

Elopement and destination wedding coordination services also available!  Please inquire about my packages that include officiant services, flowers and beach permits.  It's as easy as "I do!"

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Elopements

Dawn is an elopement specialist!  She can help you not only capture the best photos possible on your big day, but also help you with every detail in the planning process as well.  Dawn works with a team of wonderful vendors, and together we can provide the perfect location, secure the appropriate permits, provide an officiant, flowers, musicians... anything you can dream up. Contact us today for an elopement brochure and more information on planning your dream wedding here in paradise!

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packages with photography starting at $995

PORTRAITS & SENIORS


I love capturing seniors!  During our session we laugh, we have fun, we take photos! These portrait/senior sessions are a great opportunity to capture this milestone in your senior's life. Pricing dependent upon package choice. Perfect your during your vacation or prior to yearbook photo selection! I also offer family/senior comb sessions, please contact me for more details. Images will be delivered in a high resolution online gallery with a full print release, so you're ready to add those canvases to your wall. Gallery delivery time frame is about 6-10 weeks.

Please use the "Contact" form to receive the full pricing and location brochure

The Memento Package offers a 20-30 minute session, limit 5 guests, Kona locations only

 The Keepsake Package is our a 40-60 minute session, and the most popular package for a senior session. This allows for an outfit change and props (if desired)

Our Heirloom Package is a 75-90 minute session, and perfect for a longer session and more opportunities for outfit changes and location variety. Can also add family photos to this package as well. 

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packages start at $525

All the Details

why choose me?

How do you decide on a photographer and why book me for your photo shoot? First of all, I love what I do and I think that shows through my work. I try to capture emotions, fun, and most of all love. Please take a look at my galleries and my information section. I hope my images will leave a wonderful impression on you and the FAQ’s will answer most of your questions ahead of time. If you love what you see, please send me a message. The best way to reach me is via my contact page on the menu. Once I receive your information, I can send you my brochure with pricing and location guides, etc... Looking forward to hearing from you!

The process

When you contact me, please tell me who you are, what type of session (family, wedding, etc...) and your target date or some potential dates/date range of your stay here. I will respond to you as soon as possible, usually within 24 hours. I will send you a brochure with my current pricing and location guides. Next, you will let me know if you want to move forward with booking your wedding or session. We will then discuss or trade emails with all of the details, choose your location and confirm a date.  I will send you a link to sign a contract and secure your date with a deposit to book your session. If you have questions about rescheduling, please visit the FAQ page. 

The day of your wedding or shoot, we meet, I will get to know you, we will have fun and I take some awesome images. I will upload your photos and fully edit the images and make them look even more amazing. You will then have a gorgeous gallery, to which I send you a link so you can digitally download and share.  I REALLY want you LOVE, LOVE, LOVE what I have created for you.

package inclusions

All sessions include Dawn’s time and talent, post processing and digital storage/distribution. A session includes a shoot at any local location, within 30 miles of 96740. Longer distance travel is possible for an extra charge unless a location is specified. Your edited images will be delivered via a high-resolution online digital gallery with with a full print release and access to a professional printer via your shopping cart for prints. Entire galleries available for purchase. Larger prints and special products, such as canvases, are strongly recommended to be printed through a professional printer. A CD or DVD of images available upon request for $10. Flash drives are available for $20.

CUSTOM PACKAGES

If you're looking for something outside of the standard "package" sphere, please contact me! I love to help organize elopements and intimate wedding packages.  I'm a pro, and know all of the best vendors, locations and can make your day seamless and easy. We take care of everything, so you can just show up and get married in the location of your dreams in paradise. 

For families, are you looking for an all- day or half-day lifestyle session? I can be a fly on the wall and capture your vacation organically.  It's so much fun and really allows you to let your kids have fun and you get all kinds of variety in your gallery!




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Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT IS LIFESTYLE PHOTOGRAPHY?
I consider myself a photographer that captures moments and directs a shoot. I do not love the idea of a "posed" shoot because I imagine stiff, uncomfortable and unemotional images. I feel like I simply “adjust” the shot, direct for the best light and make suggestions, but I try to make you look as natural as possible. I get you comfortable and interact with you in a casual way. I love to make you feel at ease so you look your best and we can work together comfortably with one another. In short, I want couples or families to just do your thing” and let me capture the natural moments. That in a nut shell is lifestyle photography. I prefer to do a combination of adjusted and candid shots, but also want you to simply hold hands, goof around, jump, skip, play and love on one another.  I want to capture the best, carefree part of couples interacting and/or your family.
 
WHAT SHOULD WE WEAR?
Really, your “style” is up to you, but I LOVE photographing bright and fun colors that go with our beautiful and vibrant landscape in Hawaii.  If you are looking for something different and want an interesting and exciting family photo, then don't be afraid to go bold! In photos it’s a fun look, mixing and matching patterns and colors too! It is best to choose several colors and coordinate, rather than match. Often times it is easiest to start with one dynamic clothing choice, and then build around that piece – and don't forget the jewelry and accessories that are important to you. Pastels also look beautiful against the lava rock and ocean, so go with what makes you feel most comfortable, and don't forget to bring a small bag to carry your flip-flops/shoes, sunglasses and phones, plus some water to keep you hydrated! 

WHY DON’T YOU RELEASE ALL OF THE PHOTOS YOU TAKE?
In a typical hour shoot, I take over eight hundred photos, and not all of them are perfect. Shocking, I know!  I will go  through each and every one and take only the best, then I fine tune them to make them even more fantastic.  It’s an artistic process, and I always end up with the best edited shots in the end. Trust me when I say I include the best from every set up, and also trust me, you don’t  to look through 800 unedited photos.  Let me do the work of going through the closed eye photos and edit out the man on the beach 100 yards away. Once they reach you, they are perfection!

DO YOU EDIT OR PHOTOSHOP YOUR PHOTOS? 
Yes, and it’s done for color correction and color enhancement only. The secret is still taking a great picture, but the “magic” and artistic flair happens in post processing. I try to give you many styles and colors, but if you have any particular dislikes, be sure to let me know. I’m always happy to go back and make subtle changes or convert additional photos to black and white, etc…  I also edit out small blemishes on skin and anything distracting from the photo in regards to location. If you have any special requests regarding additional "photo-shopping",  please inquire about my digital makeover packages. With digital makeovers, I am able to subtly make wrinkles and skin conditions less noticeable, eliminate bra straps and tattoos, soften suntan lines or burns, shrink double chins and shrink arm, waistlines, etc...  If you're interested any of these enhancements, please reach out!  I want you to be absolutely sure you love the finished product!

 WHEN WILL I RECEIVE MY PHOTOS?
You will receive your edited photos via digital delivery in an online web gallery within 4-8 weeks for family sessions and 6-10 weeks for weddings, depending upon seasonal demand.  I know every client is anxious to see their beautiful photos, and I do my best to get them to you as soon as possible. I do not outsource my editing as many photographer do, so you will receive my personal attention to detail on EVERY image I send you.  I promise to send them the moment they are ready and I know it's worth the wait! I appreciate your patience, and always look forward to the delivery!

HOW DO I BOOK WITH YOU AND SECURE MY DATE?
Your date nor pricing is secured until you remit your retainer payment, so please make sure you do that as soon as possible! I hate when clients loose their first choice or a session because they take too long to book.  Once I receive your initial payment, your'e all set!

WHAT IF I NEED TO RESCHEDULE OR CANCEL MY SESSION?
I get it, sometimes things happen when you're on vacation in Hawaii! If our session needs to be rescheduled due to illness or another unforeseeable event, please notify me as soon as possible.  If possible, I will do my best to find a new spot for you.  If weather is an issue, I will also do my best to find a new date/time for your session. Please see my contract for further details on rescheduling.  I do reserve a specific date and time for you, and my fees are non-refundable, so please be SURE before you book. 

HOW MANY IMAGES WILL I RECEIVE?
That is different for each and every session. I never have less than 30 after a full mini session, and typically around 75+ for an hour session. There will be a combination of color and black and white shots. All of the images delivered will be in jpeg format, and available for digital download in several different resolutions, including my original resolution.

WHY DO YOU RECOMMEND THAT I PRINT THROUGH YOU?
Digital photographs are tricky things.  Typical printing machines from WalMart, Costco, Longs, etc.., rarely print the way they are viewed on your screen.The colors never turn out as vibrant or true.I work with a fabulous professional printing company who I have used to calibrate to my own, making sure that what I see on my computer is what you get when you print. If you are going to print something large and showcase in your home, I want to make sure that looks great. I offer prints at cost because I would rather have you print through the professional supplier than go to the corner drugstore and have them ruin the look of your treasures. I am happy to help consult with you on any idea you have for your home, be it prints, standout mounts, metal, canvas, acrylic, albums, etc… The options are practically unlimited!  

WHAT TIME OF DAY SHOULD WE SCHEDULE THE SHOOT?
In my experience, the morning hours here in Hawaii tend to produce bright photos with the most contrasted bluest ocean and a vibrant sky.  When shooting in the late afternoon within an hour of sunset, you will usually get that beautiful 'golden hour' light.  Photo shoots which are scheduled in the afternoon hours before the golden hour tend to have a bright, blown out sky and a grey ocean.  I do my best to compensate for the lack of vibrancy, however, a blue sky and ocean is important to you, then we should schedule for the morning. If a famous Hawaiian sunset is your dream, we plan for that golden hour. We can discuss further when you contact me.

WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE LOCATIONS TO SHOOT?
I’m learning to love every location here on the island! Whether it’s a resort, a bamboo forest or a local beach, we will find beauty and contrast everywhere. I have locations that are more private and some where we work around a crowd. I’d be happy to send you more information on locations and a sample online gallery to preview, then we can chat about your needs and vision.

WHAT SHOULD I BRING DAY OF?
I'd bring water with you and a small bag to carry your slippahs (flip-flops in mainland speak) and sunglasses, phones, etc.  If you wear flip-flips it makes it easier to take off your shoes for the beach walks.  I also recommend bringing along some "bribes" for the little ones, just in case they need extra incentive to smile :)   Don't worry, if you forget, I always have some on hand!! Also, some bring a change of clothes and towels too, as splashing and water play does happen (which is awesome!)

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