I have three main package offerings, but am happy to customize as well. All packages listed below include images 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 2-4 weeks depending upon season. Rush delivery available, if desired.
Be it the welcoming of a new baby, celebrating a birthday or anniversary milestone, portraits for your senior in high school, or a new engagement —documenting the seasons of your life is always a gift.
Dawn was great and our pictures were perfect. The whole experience felt like we were working with a friend. We cannot thank her enough for her beautiful work!
Dawn took our family pictures. Hands down the best pictures we’ve ever had. She was easy to work with and made everything light and fun, which came through in the amazing pictures.
Working with Dawn for my daughter’s Senior photos was a great experience! All the photos she took of my daughter were amazing! I don’t think we could ever pick a favorite!
This package is perfect for those who are tight on time or are only looking for a handful of photos
Most popular and requested package – perfect for couples and families
This is the perfect package for larger groups, multiple-families or combo sessions such as family/senior or family/engagement coverage
Please head on over to my contact page to check availability. When you contact me, please tell me your name, details about your family, where you’d like to have your session and your target session date (or a date range if you’re flexible). We will respond to you as soon as possible, usually within 24 hours. If we are available for booking, I will send you a brochure with my current pricing and package options. Please don’t put off booking your session early! 6 to 9 months in advance gives you a much better chance of landing a spot. My calendar for large weddings and elopements usually books up a year in advance, so reach out early if I’m your first choice for photography services.
If the brochure and pricing good to you and you’re ready to book, I will send you a link to digitally sign the contract and secure your date with a retainer to book your wedding. A 50% non-refundable retainer is due to secure your date, 50% due 1 month before your Big island elopement. If you have questions about rescheduling or details, please visit the FAQ page. All of this will be outlined in the contract as well. Don’t worry if you don’t have a location chosen yet, I can help you with this too. If you wish to schedule a call to discuss further, I’m always here to chat.
That’s it! Once you have secured your date with a retainer, you’re all set! Of course if you have any questions beforehand, I’m always happy to make recommendations regarding restaurants, clothing or shoe choices, beaches, vendors, etc… anything to make your stay more memorable! I also cover some of the common questions in my FAQ’s section.
Within a month you will receive your beautiful, huge gallery! I have been averaging between 2-3 weeks to deliver, so as soon as I’m done perfecting your images, they will be on their way. I deliver them via Pixieset, a digital delivery service. You can share them with friends and family by forwarding the link with the PIN #, and they can download as well. You have a full print release, but I’m happy to help you with professional prints, creating an heirloom album, etc…
We absolutely LOVED our time with Dawn while visiting Kona on the Big Island! She was great with the kids (very tired and past bedtime) and worked with all of us so well. I found myself "loving" almost every single photo she sent our way and I cannot wait to get them printed and on our walls!
Dawn's knowledge of the area, the lighting, and couples' photography proved invaluable, especially for clueless couples like us. The pictures turned out fantastic! We couldn't be happier to have Dawn's photos grace our Save the Dates and Wedding Invitations.
Dawn Eicher Photography is amazing. She has done senior portraits for both our daughters and we couldn't be any more pleased with the results. During the session, she gets tons of variety, helps you feel at ease. She makes the session fun, which leads to amazing photos. We highly recommend Dawn!
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.
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 and neutrals also look beautiful against the lava rock and ocean, so go with what makes you feel most comfortable. I'd also 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 :) Also, some bring a change of clothes and towels too, as splashing and water play does happen (which is awesome!)
That is different for each and every session. I never have less than 45+ after a Memento/mini session, and typically around 95+ for a Keepsake/hour session. All of the images delivered will be in high resolution jpeg format. You will receive your edited photos via digital delivery in an online web gallery within 2-6 weeks for portrait sessions. 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 promise it’s worth the wait, as I touch every photo and add my signature artisan edits. I appreciate your patience, and always look forward to the delivery! If you need your images RUSH delivered, please inquire prior to your session and I will check my availability.
In a typical hour shoot, I can take over TWO THOUSAND 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 all of those 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!
Yes, I edit them simply 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 will edit out 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!
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.
175+ 5 star reviews
Consecutive winner 2018-2023
Consecutive winner 2018-2023
Dawn is an expert at capturing destination weddings and elopements, and can also help with every aspect of planning!