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Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored portrait photographers on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analysed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best portrait photographers in Honolulu, HI.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Ann Carter Photography

Ann Carter Photography is a wedding, engagement, and lifestyle photography studio in Honolulu founded in 2012. The studio’s wedding services start at $1,800, and elopements at $700. Family portrait sessions start at $399, with engagement portrait sessions at $450. Customers are required to make a non-refundable deposit when appointments are scheduled. This deposit is part of the overall session fees. Portrait sessions can take place in the studio or outside the studio.

Honolulu, HI(808) 497-1121


Bob the Camera Man

Bob the Camera Man provides wedding, events, and portrait photography services in Honolulu. The studio’s family and senior portraits start at $375 and wedding photography at $500. A client says of Bob, “My maternity photo session with Bob was exactly what I wanted. He is very professional and made me feel comfortable during the whole process.”

Pearl City, HI(808) 216-1374


Bret Thompsett Photography

Bret Thompsett Photography specializes in professional wedding, maternity, underwater, and portrait photography in Honolulu. Wedding packages start at $650, engagements at $350, and portraits at $100 for a one-hour session. All packages include a selection of edited images on a flash drive. Bret is available for last minute wedding and engagement shoots. Bret’s specialty is fashion and underwater photo shoot. The studio also offers a Japanese translator Japanese visitors to the Honolulu area.

Honolulu, HI(310) 990-5137


Hawaii Headshot Photos

Hawaii Headshot Photos in Honolulu specializes in professional headshots for actors, beauty pageants, commercials, and executives. The studio’s mission is to produce quality headshot that helps its customers succeed in the marketplace. The studio has a variety of headshot packages, “Basic” starting at $275, “Mini” starting at $175, and “Deluxe” starting at $325. The studio also offers a “Corporate” package on-location photo session for offices and groups with the rates dependent on the number of people and company needs.

Honolulu, HI(808) 223-4256


Hawaiianpix Photography

Hawaiianpix Photography provides advertising, event, wedding, and family and couples portrait photography in Mililani. The studio’s highly experienced photographers work with the clients directly to create a wedding photography plan for the wedding ceremony. The studio has three wedding packages, “Attraction” starting at $2,200, “Commitment” starting at $3,500, and “The Promise” at $4,700. The studio offers a free no obligation consultation.

Mililani, HI(808) 387-0869


Joanne Barratt Photography

Joanne Barratt Photography offers lifestyle and commercial photography in Haleiwa. The studio’s lead photographer has more than 15 years of professional photography experience. The studio has a team of highly-skilled professionals including assistants, stylists, makeup artists, graphic designers, and wordsmiths that can be incorporated into the photo shoot to offer clients full production and turnkey shoot if that is what is required. The lead photographer sits with clients to decide the direction of the photo shoot.

Haleiwa, HI(808) 638-5050


Jolene Kaneshige Photography

Jolene Kaneshige Photography provides wedding, engagement, events, and portrait photography in Honolulu. The studio offers an island photography package starting at $200, which includes photography only, beach permit, one hour of coverage with extra hours at $100 per hour, up to 20 guests, and 40 of the best images. The studio also offers a variety of wedding packages starting at $500 for the budget package and rises up to $1,800 for the platinum wedding package.

Honolulu, HI(808) 429-6253


Karen DB Photography

Karen DB Photography is an award winning photography studio in Honolulu. The studio’s work has appeared in the Honolulu Magazine, Honolulu Family Magazine, Walmart, Hawaii Business, and Marie Claire. The studio is the recipient of the Best of Honolulu Family Award for the Best Child Photographer in 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016. Portrait packages range from $500 for the most basic package to $900 for the most comprehensive. A non-refundable portrait session fee is required to reserve an available date and time.

Mililani, HI(808) 990-5559


Karsten Photography

Karsten Photography is a photography business in Pearl City, Hawaii that serves throughout Aiea, Hawaii, and the Island of Oahu. Karsten Photography offers a variety of photography services for families, pets, sports, babies, models, military, landscape, events, websites, headshots, and weddings. In addition, Karsten also offers freelance work and some videography services as well. Karsten’s website provides a portfolio of their past jobs to view, in addition to a store which sells various prints and a testimonial guest book with previous client notes. Their website also provides links to their Instagram and Facebook pages which again provides more sample photographs as well as reviews.

Aiea, HI(850) 396-3614


Kelli Bullock Photography

Kelli Bullock Photography is a full-service photography studio that provides photography for destination weddings, civil union, and vow renewals, family portraits, couples and engagements, newborns and children, maternity, boudoir, pets, events. The studio also offers products such as photo albums and books, custom holiday cards, party invitations and announcement, and unique photo note cards. The studio is an LGBT-allied business.

Honolulu, HI(808) 387-5224


Kristen Hook Photography

Kristen Hook Photography provides professional services in Honolulu and was founded in 2010. The studio’s photography services include weddings, maternity, engagements, lifestyle, commercial, fashion, corporate events, and family portraits. Customers can contact the studio online to request for a quote and additional information. A client speaking about the studio’s work says, “Kristen did a great job on our family pictures. She was very nice and patient with my boys. Thank you for the memories we had a great time. Best vacation ever!”

Honolulu, HI(808) 201-1573


Mapuana Reed Photography

Mapuana Reed Photography in Honolulu specializes in capturing women’s beauty through all stages of life including three to four generation shoots, mother and daughter shoots, maternity, glamor, boudoir, and family sessions. The studio’s Luxury portrait session starts at $300 and includes pre-consultation, professional hair and makeup, several wardrobe changes, photo shoot, and an ordering session. The studio offers an album of 10 photographs at $1,800 and 20 photographs at $2,500.

Honolulu, HI(808) 990-9377


Michelle Scotti Photography

Michelle Scotti Photography has more than 10 years of experience capturing wedding and portraits in Honolulu. The studio’s portrait sessions are $250 for morning photo sessions and $295 for afternoon and weekend photo sessions. Each session caters for up to seven people with additional people incurring additional fees up to $150 for 20 plus extra people. Customers may choose to buy all the photos taken in a photo shoot for an additional $200.

Honolulu, HI(808) 341-3518


Oahu Pro Photography

Oahu Pro Photography specializes in wedding and outdoor beach and sunset portrait photography for families and couples in Waikiki. The studio’s family, couples, and wedding beach portrait package starts at $499 for the Aloha package and $649 for the Hawaiian package. The studio also offers headshot packages at $349 for the Aloha package and $499 for the Hawaiian package. All packages require a $200 deposit which is applied to the client’s selected package fee.

Honolulu, HI(831) 566-5956


Photo King

Photo King is a digital photo laboratory and portrait studio in Honolulu. The studio offers a basic portrait package which includes prints of 5x7s or 8x10s. The 5x7 package starts at $25 and the 8x10 at $33 for one person with additional fees depending on the number of people involved. The studio accepts payment in cash, VISA or MasterCard, but no checks.

Honolulu, HI(808) 839-0881


Photography by Jesse Hosaka

Photography by Jesse Hosaka in Pearl City specializes in model portfolios, headshots, family, groups, boudoir, birthday parties, fashion, and portrait photography. The photography business was founded in 2014. The portrait packages start at $100 per session. This includes one location, two outfits, two 8x10 prints, and 10 hi-res pictures.

Pearl City, HI(720) 392-0469


Sharleen Mey Photography

Sharleen Mey Photography in Honolulu provides natural light and complete on-location lifestyle and portrait photography for families, children, expecting mothers, and newborns. Collections at the studio start at $500. A retainer of $250 is required at booking, which will be credited towards any collection of the customer’s choice. The studio offers 15% discount for all Military personnel. The studio’s photographer is a member of the National Association of Professional Child Photographers.

Honolulu, HI(808) 463-4651


Tracy Wright Corvo Photography

Tracy Wright Corvo Photography in Honolulu specializes in headshots and portraits for professional actors, industry leaders, and corporate teams. Customers are required to make a down payment of $100 online with the remainder paid at the studio on the day of the shoot. Full payments are also accepted on the online platform but must be paid before the day of the shoot.

Honolulu, HI(808) 599-0118


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