Best Portrait Photographers in Honolulu

Why These Portrait Photographers?

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

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 2. Qualifications

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 4. Experience

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

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Read more about our selection process

Adam A. Palmer Photography

Adam A. Palmer Photography specializes in portrait photography. For more than two decades, Adam A. Palmer has photographed hundreds of family portraits near Honolulu. He has a degree in photography and is skilled in providing classic style portraits. With a goal to produce timeless photos, he applies photojournalistic techniques, which emphasize candid and natural poses instead of photography trends. The subjects of his portraits include families, couples in honeymoons, high school seniors, and expectant mothers.

54-267 Kaipapau Loop
Hauula, HI 96717

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Anthony Calleja Photography

Anthony Calleja is a portrait photography studio in Honolulu with a special focus on children and family portraits. Founder and photographer Anthony Calleja has over 30 years experience in the field, and he utilizes the natural beauty of the Hawaii beaches as a backdrop for many of his shoots. Package offerings include mini session beach portraits, surprise proposal sessions, family portraits, and high school senior portraits. All packages include digital prints and custom editing.

P.O.B. # 30431
Honolulu, HI 96820

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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 96822


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 96814


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 96712


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 96823


Karen DB Photography

Karen DB Photography is an award-winning photography service in Honolulu. Her work has appeared in the Honolulu Magazine, Honolulu Family Magazine, Walmart, Hawaii Business, and Marie Claire. The photography business is the recipient of the Best of Honolulu Family Award for the Best Child Photographer in 2013-2020. 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 96789


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 96813


KRK Studios

KRK Studios has a professional setup in its Oklahoma City studio for clean, minimalist newborn photos. They offer both studio and in-home sessions. The photography studio carries wraps, props, and other accessories needed for a successful newborn shoot. The photographer also offers maternity, family, senior, and boudoir packages. Clients have praised KRK Studios for its professional and dependable photographer and consistent work.

Yukon, OK 73099


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 96816


Meloney Thill Photography

Meloney Thill Photography is a wedding and portrait photography studio. It specializes in family photography, maternity, and engagement sessions with children, couples, and seniors. The firm's photography services cover all the major islands including Oahu, Maui, Kauai, and Hawaii. Photographer, Mel, offers prints, wall art, canvasses, as well as albums that are all of very high quality and that are ordered from a professional printing lab.

Ewa Beach, HI 96706


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 96825


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