Hire a photographer in Kailua-Kona

Book a short & fun photoshoot with professional Kailua-Kona photographers to beautifully capture your next trip.

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Easy to book

Choose your dates and book your favorite available photographer.

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Quick Turnaround

Edited high-resolution digital photos in 5 business days

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Quality Photography

Vibrant photos of moments you will cherish forever

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Local Tips

Best local secrets for what to see, eat, & do in town

Professional Kailua-Kona Photographers

Photographers are handpicked and vetted by our team for quality, style, and skill. Make sure to check availability early so your dates don’t get booked up!

Lauren
My name is Lauren, & I live on the beautiful island of Big Island. I love to co-create, make pretty things & I deeply believe in the power of human connection.... more
Bea
My name is Bea, I am here as your guide & friend. I'm new to Local Lens! Moments come and go so fast, but that doesn't mean that your memories will fade.... more
Guillermo
Hello! I'm Guillermo, but you can call me Willy! For the last 20 years, I have been photographing individuals, couples, and families visiting Hawaii. I am a... more
Jayson
I love the challenge of telling inspiring moments through photography. It’s been an honor to have experienced all types of clients over the past nine years,... more
Kori-ann
Aloha! My name is Kori-Ann, and I'm a Native Hawaiian portrait photographer. I've been behind the lens for over six years, and I love capturing moments that... more

Best Photography Spots for a Kailua-Kona Photoshoot

Nestled on the western coast of Hawaii's Big Island, Kailua-Kona is a picturesque seaside town that beckons photographers with its vibrant blend of natural beauty and cultural charm. As the sun bathes the landscape in a warm, golden glow, capture the mesmerizing hues of the Pacific Ocean, where azure waters meet rugged volcanic shores. The iconic Hulihe'e Palace, with its historic architecture and lush gardens, provides an elegant backdrop for cultural snapshots. Meander through the bustling Ali'i Drive, where you'll encounter local artisans and enticing street food, all of which make for captivating street photography. Explore the lush, tropical gardens and sacred heiaus at Pu'uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park, offering glimpses into Hawaii's ancient past. Whether you're drawn to landscapes, architecture, or people, Kailua-Kona is a photographer's paradise waiting to be discovered.

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Lauren did an amazing job photographing our family at the old Kona airport. She was very patient with my recalcitrant 5yo and we are so happy with how the photos came out.

She was very easy to communicate with and really knew all the tips and tricks to get the lighting perfect for the shoot!-MiaView Photographer profile
Lauren did a great job. Found a beautiful beach and worked well with our huge group.-JeniferView Photographer profile
Jayson was great. His communication was great. He provided us with options on locations.

The pictures were perfect. Thank you, Jayson!-VanessaView Photographer profile
We did a shoot with Lauren, and I am left speechless. She did a phenomenal job. The pictures turned out amazing, and we will cherish and look back on them for a lifetime.

Lauren has the most outgoing, bubbly personality, and she makes the pictures so enjoyable. We originally wanted to do a sunset shoot, but the weather kept permitting us from doing it, so we did a sunrise shoot, which turned out to be better.

She was so flexible with us when the weather didn’t cooperate, and she made it happen. I cannot recommend her enough. She is amazing, and you will not regret having her take pictures for you.-ZachView Photographer profile
We received so many great photos, it's hard to pick my favorite! I'm so happy to have these as a souvenir of our first trip to Hawaii.

Jayson was communicative and met us at our resort, which was very convenient as we had a pretty busy itinerary. We so rarely get photos done, so thank you very much! Everyone loves them <3-TyannView Photographer profile
Loryn was absolutely amazing. She was quick to respond to our inquiry, and found a few nice places for us to look at prior to picking a location.

We were celebrating our 10 year wedding anniversary, and she made us feel like newlyweds again! She was fun, and made us so comfortable out on the beautiful lava rocks.

We are so thankful that we could do this while visiting Hawaii, and would recommend that anyone work with Loryn. Thanks again for the beautiful photos!-Phil and KelseyView Photographer profile
WOW. We are floored. Loryn was incredibly helpful in directing my fiance and I. Giving us positive feedback throughout the shoot.

She made us feel comfortable and confident in our poses. That was important as neither of us have had our pictures taken professionally.

Her use of lighting and knowledge of the landscape helped us capture the dramatic, playful and romantic vibe we were hoping to achieve.

Can't recommend her enough!-Taylor & JordanView Photographer profile
Kori was amazing to work with! She arrived at the location early and was prepared.

The photos were beautiful and prepared extremely quickly. She also was always very quick to respond to questions.

Great photographer and 1000% recommend!-BrianView Photographer profile
Kori-Ann was great. She helped us select a beach and also with the time to take the photos. She was very helpful with getting us comfortable during the shoot and choosing different poses.

The turnaround of the pictures was also very quick. 30min was also plenty of time to get the perfect shots.-MoritzView Photographer profile
Lorynauren was absolutely amazing!!! Her personality was warm and inviting from the very beginning and she made us feel so comfortable.

She was so patient and wonderful with our 2 younger kiddos and gave great ideas for things they could do that brought out genuine smiles from us all.

We asked for lots of directions and she gave it no problem. Loved her positive energy and attention to detail.

HIGHLY RECOMMEND HER!!! We will definitely work will her again in the future!-JordanView Photographer profile

Kailua-Kona Photoshoot Packages

Invest in forever capturing postcard-perfect vacation moments. After you check out of the hotel and your return flight lands, these photos will be a cherished souvenir for years to come!

What's included in my photoshoot package?

Peace of Mind

Choose from vetted and highly rated personal photographers. Hassle-free booking and a travel-friendly refund policy.

Quick Turnaround

Receive your gallery within 5 business days of your photoshoot, but usually sooner! Download your choice of 15, 30, 45 or 60 digital photos depending on your shoot package.

Expert Photo Editing

All photography is edited for light, color, & sharpness to make your vacation photos gorgeous. Advanced beauty edits are available for purchase.

Local Tips

Your personal photographer also acts as an informal tour guide with all the best photography spots and local secrets for what to see, eat, & do in town.

Print Release

Turn your digital photos into cherished travel prints & wall art! Use our printing partners and get FREE SHIPPING - as low as $1 USD for 4×6 luster prints.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Prices vary by city, ensuring you the best rates according to the local market. Choose between photography packages that range from 30 minutes up to 2 hours. The high-resolution photos are professionally edited and delivered by email in a private online gallery within 5 business days. See pricing for your destination here.

  • Check your dates, and then you'll be notified by email which photographers are available. Book your date and then your local professional photographer will work with you to go over all the best photography spots, when the best light will be, and how to beat the crowds to capture magical moments without tons of other tourists in the background. Local Lens vacation photographers are handpicked artists for quality, style, & skill. Not only will they take amazing photos, but they will edit them to be beautiful photo souvenirs you’ll treasure for years to come.

  • All photos are professionally edited for vibrance and composition and delivered in a private online gallery where you can download your favorite photos in high-resolution jpg format. Additional files and high-quality prints from our professional partner labs are also available for purchase. You should receive an email with your photography gallery link within five business days.

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Miami is where the magic of sun, sea, and style mix so seemingly and where photos come out incredible! ⁣⁣
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With its iconic Art Deco architecture along Ocean Drive, pristine sandy beaches, and a rich cultural mosaic, Miami offers a diverse range of photographic opportunities. So, are you ready to pose and snap some photos in this interesting destination?⁣⁣
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📍South Pointe Beach — With its powdery white sand, azure waters, and a backdrop of towering luxury condominiums, it offers a quintessential Miami beach experience.⁣⁣
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📍Lummus Park & Beach — The wide promenade, lined with palm trees and iconic lifeguard towers, offers a lively backdrop for capturing the essence of Miami’s sun-soaked lifestyle.⁣⁣
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📍Vizcaya — A magnificent Italian Renaissance-style villa turned museum in Miami, is a photographer’s dream, offering a glimpse into the opulence of the Gilded Age.⁣⁣
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📍Pier Park at Sunny Isles — The pier, extending gracefully into the Atlantic Ocean, offers a stunning vantage point for capturing breathtaking ocean views and vibrant sunsets.⁣
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Imagine popping the question in Machu Picchu? 🤯 Sounds like a unique and beautiful way to start the next chapter of your lives as fiances. ⁣⁣
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And while it sounds incredible, there are some things you need to keep in mind to make your Machu Picchu proposal a reality. ⁣⁣
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1️⃣ Buy your entrance ticket at least a month in advance. ⁣⁣
2️⃣ When buying your ticket, pick a morning timeslot.⁣⁣
3️⃣ Expect to stay longer if you’ve purchased a morning entrance. ⁣⁣
4️⃣ Bring your passport to get a special Machu Picchu stamp. ⁣⁣
5️⃣ Don’t forget sunblock, bug spray, and layers of clothing. ⁣⁣
6️⃣ And remember, small backpacks only!⁣
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If you’re a soon-to-be momma, you deserve a babymoon in Europe to spoil yourself before the sleepless nights begin!⁣⁣
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A babymoon, more than a trip is the perfect time to spend time with your partner, relax and mentally prepare for all that lies ahead. And there is no better place than Europe and its many destinations perfect for future parents. ⁣⁣
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Here are some of our favorite babymoon destinations in Europe: ⁣⁣
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📍Prague ⁣⁣
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Any other destination we should add to the list of babymoons? Let us know in the comments!⁣
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📸 Captured by Victor in Prague ⁣
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Da Nang, a vibrant coastal city in Vietnam, is a fascinating destination that offers an interesting mix of natural beauty and modern urban life. ⁣
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And for those visiting, the city is also the perfect place to get photos in some of its most beautiful spots, like its stunning sandy beaches and lush landscapes.⁣⁣
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📍My Khe Beach — This stunning stretch of sandy shores and serene blue waters provides a picturesque backdrop for capturing the essence of a coastal paradise.⁣⁣
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📍Marble Mountains (Ngu Hanh Son) — These ancient limestone outcrops are dotted with caves, pagodas, and sacred shrines, providing an array of visual inspiration.⁣⁣
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📍Dragon Bridge — This iconic bridge comes to life in the evenings with a thrilling fire-breathing dragon show, creating a dynamic and visually spectacular scene.⁣⁣
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📍Linh Ung Pagoda — The pagoda is renowned for its giant Lady Buddha statue, and it’s the perfect spot to capture Vietnam’s cultural richness and natural beauty.⁣
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📸 Captured by Trung in Da Nang, Vietnam⁣
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Bangkok is a cultural treasure with many beautiful temples that are a must-visit if you are looking for an enriching experience. ⁣But the choice is hard, as Bangkok has more than 400 temples. So, which one to pick? ⁣⁣
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Luckily, we have made a top 5 pick of the best temples or ‘wats’ to visit in Bangkok. ⁣⁣
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1️⃣ Wat Arun Ratchawararam (Temple Of Dawn) — An ancient temple dating back to the Ayutthaya period and considered a Royal Temple of King Rama II with a stupa considered one of the most beautiful and gigantic stupas in that era.⁣⁣
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2️⃣ Wat Phra Chetuphon Wimon Mangkhalaram Ratchaworamahawihan (Wat Pho) — Home of the Reclining Buddha, with various interesting ancient Thai cultural murals around the temple.⁣⁣
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3️⃣ Wat Saket Ratchaworamahawihan (Phu Khao Thong) — One of the famous highlights of this temple is its spiral staircase, which has 344 steps.⁣⁣
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4️⃣ Wat Trai Mit Witthayaram Worawihan — This temple is home to the solid gold Sukhothai-style Buddha called the seated Phra Phuttha Maha Suwana Patimakon, known as the world’s largest golden Buddha statue.⁣⁣
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5️⃣ Wat Benchamabophit (The Marble Temple) — As its name states, the temple’s ordination hall was constructed of marble imported from Italy.⁣
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Being a new parent can be both beautiful and unnerving — it is a big responsibility! And if you feel you need some guidance and to set up some goals to help you get your groove back, start by setting some resolutions for this new year. ⁣⁣
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2024 it’s all about taking care of yourself, and being a new parent doesn’t need to limit that. Here are a few ways you can be the best version of yourself while handling this incredible new role: ⁣⁣
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❤️ Take a moment to evaluate how you are feeling⁣
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❤️ Enjoy the time you manage to be alone⁣⁣
❤️ Rekindle friendships⁣
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❤️ Reassess how you are feeling at the end of every month and change your goals accordingly⁣
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Any other advice you have for new parents? Let us know in the comments!⁣
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Okay, a new year has begun, and now it’s time to commit to those resolutions. Yes, it can be challenging, but with the right tips, you can make your wishes a reality and make 2024 the year you stick to your resolutions!⁣⁣
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Here’s what you have to do to achieve your new year’s goals: ⁣⁣
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☑️ Start small⁣⁣
☑️ Create goals for different areas of your life⁣⁣
☑️ Write them down⁣⁣
☑️ Prioritize your goals⁣⁣
☑️ Break down bigger goals⁣⁣
☑️ Include friends and other peeps⁣⁣
☑️ Keep it interesting⁣⁣
☑️ Celebrate progress⁣⁣
☑️ Adjust as necessary⁣⁣
☑️ Have patience⁣⁣
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Now tell us, what are your 2024 resolutions?⁣
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New adventures are around the corner. And this 2024 will be filled with new memories, destinations, health, and happiness. ⁣
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Happy New Year from Local Lens! ✨🍾⁣
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What a year! 2023 has been a year full of blessings, and many captured memories. ⁣
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Just this year, our local photographers have captured over 4,000 shoots around the world!! From families to engagements, anniversaries, and solo traveling, we love being there and creating memories with you. ⁣⁣
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Thank you for a fantastic year, and we hope to be with you next year, capturing your next chapter. And like they say, cheers to many more! 🥳✨💫⁣
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