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Best Wedding Photographers in Honolulu, HI

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Honolulu Wedding 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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643 Ilalo St Suite 102, Honolulu, HI 96813

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5.0 (22)
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5.0 (18)

Why choose this provider?

HNL Studios is a creative wedding team based in Oahu that offers wedding-related services to clients in the greater Honolulu area. It specializes in wedding photography, party photo-booths, and DJs. Its team is passionate about providing couples with authentic and timeless wedding photography. HNL Studios also gives couples a comfortable and stress-free wedding experience from start to finish. It offers inclusive collections with engagement sessions, wedding albums, and wall art.

1778 Ala Moana Blvd Suite 1203, Honolulu, HI 96815

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5.0 (209)
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4.7 (94)
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4.2 (26)

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Anthony Calleja is a Kapolei-based photographer serving clients on the island of Oahu, including Honolulu, Ko Olina, Pearl City, Waikiki, Kahala, and Hawaii Kai. He specializes in beach weddings on the picturesque spots of Waikiki, North Shore, and Windward Coast. Passionate about creating images to cherish for a lifetime, the photographer covers family reunions or any fun day out with loved ones, focusing on capturing the authentic moments that reflect a family's personality and dynamic.

  • Family Photography
  • Engagement Photography
  • Portrait Photography

Honolulu, HI 96813

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5.0 (10)

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Chelsea Abril Photography uses a signature process that uniquely highlights each couple's unique priorities, preferences, and personalities to create photographs that feel authentic, energetic, and real - all while capturing and infusing the essence of the Hawaii into each moment. Her style is best described as candid, fun, vivacious, and bold. Her wedding clients often remark that she is the "most fun photographer" they have ever met, and her "fun, magnetic, confident energy" and expert posing guidance made the whole experience so easy and enjoyable. While primarily a wedding photographer, Chelsea Abril Photography also offers engagement, honeymoon, proposal, and family sessions. Chelsea Abril Photography is a 10+ year veteran of the Hawaii Wedding Photography and Destination Wedding Photography world, primarily based in Hawaii and Seattle, and available for love stories worldwide.

Honolulu, HI 96813

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4.9 (98)
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4.9 (48)
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5.0 (33)

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Jenna Lee is an Oahu wedding photographer also specializing in family portraits and other special events in the surrounding area. Her studio has been awarded as a Top 20 Wedding Photographers in Hawaii and WeddingWire's Couples' Choice Award for 2015. The team of creative professionals uses different lenses, scenery, and lighting to create their artistic angle on photography.

Honolulu, HI 96813

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4.8 (41)
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5.0 (3)

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Destination Hawaii Wedding, LLC, is a Honolulu-based company that offers various wedding services, including wedding photography. For over 10 years, the company has been providing couples with wedding portraits set on the different islands in Hawaii that may include white-sand beaches, waterfalls, or beach houses in the backdrop. From engagement session to wedding ceremony and reception, Destination Hawaii's photographers capture island wedding photos for couples. The packages include high-resolution digital photos or can be displayed on social media.

Honolulu, HI 96813

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5.0 (16)
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4.4 (7)

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From the details of the rings and cutting of the cake to what happens behind the scenes of the wedding, JeanneMarie Photo promises to capture these small but important moments of every Honolulu wedding. JeanneMarie Photo's high-quality work has been published in People Magazine, Honolulu Star-Advertiser, KHNL's Hawaii News Now, KHON2's Wake up 2Day, and various other media outlets.

Waialua, HI 96791

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5.0 (31)

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Chelsea Stratso Photography serves clients in the Honolulu metro area. It does photography for engagements, weddings, and elopements. Clients can retain services with additional prices for portraits. Photos are typically received within 30 days and portraits within two weeks. Final photos are delivered to clients via an online gallery that includes shareable links. Chelsea Stratso Photography also does adventure sessions in which it takes clients on a scenic tour while capturing hi-resolution photos.

1020 Kakala St #1408, kapolei, HI 96707

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5.0 (10)

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Theel Wedding Photographers offers wedding photography services to clients in Honolulu. This company is managed by a husband-and-wife pair of photographers named Ari and Brody. These photographers are passionate about capturing moments that couples can cherish for years. They work closely with clients to have a better understanding of their vision. They also mix authentic and adventurous takes into their final products. Clients can expect their photos to arrive within 30 business days.

Honolulu, HI 96813

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5.0 (30)
Facebook
5.0 (2)

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Dave Miyamoto & Company consists of a team of photography professionals with 25 years of knowledge and experience in the industry. The approach used is relaxed and personable. Dave Miyamoto & Company was awarded the Talk of the Town Regional Award, the Knot's Best of Weddings category, and WeddingWire's Couples' Choice Award.

Haleiwa, HI 96813

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4.8 (28)
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4.0 (10)

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Absolutely Loved Photography specializes in photographing Honolulu weddings, vow renewals, engagement, boudoir, and family portraits, and family reunions. Couples can choose from many wedding packages, but will always get, a flash drive that contains all of the images in a jpeg format, edited and slightly retouched images, and an online preview to share with family and friends.

Honolulu, HI 96813

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5.0 (45)
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5.0 (12)

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Studio 3511 Photography is a member of the Oahu Wedding Association and has worked with a variety of companies, including Yoga Hawaii, the Contemporary Museum, and Pacific Edge Magazine. They are highly rated on WeddingWire for their wedding portfolio, but also take family portraits, seniors photos, maternity and newborn portraits. They have also been featured on Lucy Dylan Weddings and Let the Kids Dress Themselves.

2552 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96815

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5.0 (51)
Yelp
5.0 (15)
Facebook
5.0 (3)

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One Moment Hawaii in Honolulu offers wedding photography services for couples throughout the local area. The company staffs a media crew of three to five professionals for every event, ensuring that the special moments of each wedding and the events surrounding it are captured. This unified photography team also offers drone and videography for video capture of milestone moments. Local and destination sessions area available, and the business offers several package bundles based on clients' budgets.

1091 Kelou Dr, Kailua, HI 96734

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5.0 (54)
Google
5.0 (39)

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Sky and Reef Photography is a photography studio based in Oahu, Hawaii. Photographer Tara has offered wedding, drone, engagement, destination, family, and honeymoon photography since 2017. She focuses on a mixture of candid and posed photographs, using expert lighting as well as a creative and artistic style. The studio offers aerial photography that takes advantage of Hawaii's landscape of mountains, turquoise waters, and beaches found in popular destinations including Oahu, Maui, Kauai, and Big Island.

Honolulu, HI 96828

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5.0 (15)
Google
5.0 (4)

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Jolene Kaneshige Photography is a studio doing wedding photography for clients around the Honolulu metro area. This studio does weddings in a variety of formats. It offers simple beach wedding setups as well as neighbor island destination options. It also photographs couple's getaways for intimate candid portraits of the bride and groom. Clients can purchase add-on services that add conveniences like pick-up and drop-off services as well as full videography services. Jolene Kaneshige Photography offers packages for non-destination weddings too.

Honolulu, HI 96813

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5.0 (4)

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Julie Ann Call Photography provides services throughout Hawaii and is located on Oahu. As an experienced photographer for more than 20 years, Julie's work has taken her to France, Italy, Ireland, Greece, Mexico, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Indonesia, and Central America. With a background in education and counseling, Julie has extensive experience in working with children and families throughout the United States. Julie takes great care in listening to her clients and getting to know them. As the sole proprietor, She has been awarded Bride's Choice Awards consistently since 2012 as well as the Knot's Hall of Fame.

Kailua, HI 96813

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5.0 (1)

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Kauakea Winston Photos uses a relaxed photojournalistic style when photographing weddings, families, and individual portraits. The Honolulu wedding photographer has been a state resident for over 30 years and knows the best locations for any photo shoot.

Honolulu, HI 96813

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4.5 (12)
Yelp
5.0 (4)
Google
5.0 (2)

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Éclat Photography will bring to light those spontaneous moments the happy couple will want to remember. The journalistic style used by the photographer has helped him capture many couples' love stories on their special day. A cinematographer is also available to create wedding videos and customized wedding packages are available.

2221 Bancroft Dr, Kailua, HI 96734

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5.0 (21)
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5.0 (11)
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5.0 (6)

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Rae Marshall Photography is a wedding and portrait photographer based in Oahu, Hawaii. Photographer Rae Marshall has photographed thousands of couples and has assisted them in creating wedding, maternity, couple, family, and bridal party portraits for more than 10 years. Photography sessions feature a mix of posed photos as well as candid and unplanned images. She offers bridal couples personalized albums that tell the story of the wedding day from the first preparations to leaving the reception.

P.O. Box 10204, Honolulu, HI 96816

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5.0 (58)
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5.0 (24)

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Derek Wong Photography is a wedding photography studio that works with couples in Honolulu. When documenting weddings, Derek aims to capture the small details and the grand, spontaneous moments. His editorial wedding work has been featured on multiple platforms, such as The New York Times, Junebug Weddings, and Modern Weddings Hawaii. He also shot a cover for Hawaii Bride & Groom magazine. Wong has worked with international photographers, including Dewey Nicks, Platon, Max Vadukul, and Norman Jean Roy.

Compare our Top Wedding Photographers

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
HNL Studios
643 Ilalo St Suite 102, Honolulu, HI 96813
Anthony Calleja Photography
1778 Ala Moana Blvd Suite 1203, Honolulu, HI 96815
Chelsea Abril Photography
Honolulu, HI 96813
Jenna Lee Pictures
Honolulu, HI 96813
Destination Hawaii Wedding, LLC
Honolulu, HI 96813
Jeannemarie Photography
Honolulu, HI 96813
Chelsea Stratso Photography
Waialua, HI 96791
Theel Wedding Productions
1020 Kakala St #1408, kapolei, HI 96707
Dave Miyamoto & Company Photography
Honolulu, HI 96813
Absolutely Loved Photography
Haleiwa, HI 96813
Studio 3511 Photography
Honolulu, HI 96813
One Moment Hawaii
2552 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96815
Sky and Reef Photography
1091 Kelou Dr, Kailua, HI 96734
Jolene Kaneshige Photography
Honolulu, HI 96828
Julie Ann Call Photography~ Hawaii
Honolulu, HI 96813
Kauakea Winston Photos
Kailua, HI 96813
Éclat Photography
Honolulu, HI 96813
Rae Marshall Photography
2221 Bancroft Dr, Kailua, HI 96734
Derek Wong Photography
P.O. Box 10204, Honolulu, HI 96816

FAQs

  • Introduction

    Because of the sheer number of weddings that happen each year, wedding photography is a booming industry. Couples engaged to be married should take great care in finding a wedding photographer before their big day that suits their style.

    Many people think all wedding photographers are virtually the same, but this is incorrect. Some photographers prefer unusual arrangements, angles, and uses of light in their images. They may also have unique styles and filters when editing wedding photos. This makes it very important if you're planning on getting married and looking for a photographer to take the time to find one whose style aligns with what you're looking for.
  • What does a wedding photographer do?

    Wedding photographers take pictures of the wedding ceremony, the bridesmaids and groomsmen, and the families of the bride and groom. They also often photograph the major events of the reception and the guests to help preserve memories of the entire affair.

  • What makes a good wedding photographer?

    A good wedding photographer can faithfully recreate special memories, taking care to capture the most important moments of the wedding and reception. They're able to fulfill the requests of the couple getting married and help them choose the best images from the event.

  • How do I pick a wedding photographer?

    Couples can find their wedding photographer by asking friends and family for recommendations or checking out local listings. It's important to review portfolios, pricing, and availability. When you've picked a few that pique your interest, speak to them in person to make sure they're a good fit.

  • What should I ask a wedding photographer?

    Before you make a final decision about your wedding photographer, you'll want to ask several important questions, such as:

    • Can we see your portfolio?
    • How many weddings have you shot?
    • How much do require for a deposit?
    • What packages are available in our price range?
    • What is your editing style?

  • How much does a wedding photographer cost?

    The cost of a wedding photographer depends on various factors, including their experience, photo packages, and the length of time you need them. According to Brides.com, a wedding photographer can charge anywhere between $1,000 and $10,000 for their services.

  • Why are wedding photographers so expensive?

    A wedding photographer's fee reflects their experience, training, and ability to fulfill your vision and requests. The time needed to complete the process for a single wedding makes a difference as well. For a standard eight to 10 hour wedding, a photographer may spend as much as double that culling and editing photos.