Hawaii Wedding Photographers

Hawaii Wedding Photographers

Our Hawaii photographers also provide documentary-style coverage in: Big Island, Maui, Oahu, Kauai, Molokai, Lanai, Nihau, Kahoolawe, Honolulu, Pearl Harbor, Hilo, Waikiki

Hawaii Wedding Photography, Engagement Photo Sessions + Elopements

Intimate Wedding Photography in Hawaii - Capturing the Joy of Small Celebrations - Discover the best Hawaii photographers specializing in intimate marriages. Couples are embracing the trend of smaller, more meaningful celebrations. Let our talented photographers capture the joy and intimacy of your wedding day.

By planning a simple Hawaii elopement, couples are able to stay present in the moment and fully absorb the impact of their wedding day. Given the fact that many couples feel more natural and at ease in intimate settings, it's no surprise that some of the most breathtaking wedding images come from elopements.

The WPJA has an abundance of top-ranked, Hawaii documentary wedding photographers available right now who understand that some weddings and elopements can’t wait. Find yours today!

Recent WPJA WedElope Story Awards

Hawaii Photographers for Large or Small Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small Hawaii wedding event is a wedding photojournalist’s dream: a fairly open schedule with lots of breathing space for creativity – it’s just the photographer, the couple, the officiant, and perhaps a few select companions.

United States WPJA members are ready to document any city hall, courthouse, secret, or elopement wedding, even if it is a Monday-Thursday ceremony. Search for the “Can Shoot Weddings on Short Notice!” message on the listings below.

View Award-Winning Pictures from Hawaii Wedding Venues

10 Hawaii Wedding Photographers...

Destination weddings, engagement couple sessions and elopement photography by Angela Nelson

Angela Nelson is a destination wedding photographer based in Hawaii. She discovered her passion for photography while teaching high school in Maui and has been capturing real moments and the beauty of Hawaii ever since. When she's not behind the camera, Angela enjoys...

3400 (USD)
Engagements, Weddings and Elopement Photographer Lucy Schultz

Lucy Schultz, a wedding photographer specializing in elopements, brings a fun and comfortable atmosphere to her shoots, allowing clients to be their authentic selves. With experience since 2013, Lucy is a professional with a knack for capturing memorable moments.

Lucy Schultz

Lakewood in Colorado, US *Now booking Hawaii weddings.
4900 (USD)
Engagement photoshoots + wedding and elopement photography by Shea McGrath

Shea McGrath is a globetrotting wedding photographer who is passionate about capturing beautiful moments of love and celebration, and when she's not behind the camera, you can find her exploring the great outdoors, backpacking through Europe, or swing dancing with her...

Shea McGrath

Denver in Colorado, US *Now booking Hawaii weddings.
5200 (USD)
Madison wedding and elopement photography by Ilana Bar-av of Wisconsin

Ilana Barav is a dedicated wedding photographer whose passion for the craft began with her dad and oldest brother, both of whom are also photographers. Despite their initial skepticism, Barav chose to pursue a career in wedding photography and is now celebrating her sixth...

Ilana Bar av

Madison in Wisconsin, US *Now booking Hawaii weddings.
4800 (USD)
Northern California wedding photography by Drew Bird - Creative Storytelling

Drew Bird is a San Francisco Bay Area based wedding photographer with years of experience. His focus is on telling stories through photographs, capturing authentic and unscripted expressions of beauty, love and connection.

Drew Bird

Oakland in California, US *Now booking Hawaii weddings.
3500 (USD)

Douglas Despres is a wedding photographer who has photographed over 600 events since 2002. With a background in photojournalism and experience shooting worldwide, Doug specializes in documentary-style shots with an emphasis on comfortable connections with family and guests.

Douglas Despres

Alameda in California, US *Now booking Hawaii weddings.
750/hour (USD)

Dennis Viera is an award-winning international wedding photographer. With a nearly decade-long background in photojournalism, Dennis's photography career began in high school. His passion for documenting life has taken him and his family around the world.

Dennis Viera

Rohnert Park in California, US *Now booking Hawaii weddings.
5000 (USD)
Wedding Photojournalism by Megumu Kohagura

Megumu Kohagura has been a documentary wedding photographer since 2006, specializing in full-scale wedding photography. Since 2010, he has been concentrating on landscape shots that emphasize light and shadows, and additionally works as a commercial photographer and photo...

Megumu Kohagura

Osaka-City, Higashimikuni, JP *Now booking Hawaii weddings.
600 (USD)
Studio Portrait of Andrew Wickstrom of Mountain Wedding Photography

Andrew Wickstrom is a destination wedding photographer, capturing emotion-filled, candid photos of couples on their special day. He brings outdoor adventure experience and visual techniques employed in fashion, sports, and fine art photography.

Andrew Wickstrom

Asheville in North Carolina, US *Now booking Hawaii weddings.
2800 (USD)
Wedding ceremony photography by Marissa Daly of Marissa Joy Photography

Marissa Daly is a wedding photographer experienced in documenting branding and decor for Hollywood studios. She studied Studio Art and was featured in National Geographic. Her work has received recognition in her industry and captures big moments.

Marissa Daly

Los Angeles in California, US *Now booking Hawaii weddings.
3800 (USD)

1 more photographers available for your wedding...

2800 US Dollar

MountainWed Photography of Asheville, NC: Andrew Wickstrom

Asheville in North Carolina, United States

Map of Wedding Photojournalists Serving Hawaii Couples

Hawaii Wedding Elopement Photography - WedElope

View WedElope Image Galleries by Hawaii Wedding Photographers from Small Events and Intimate Elopements.

Wedding Venue Pictures by Hawaii Wedding Photographers

Please select a venue below to view all associated contest-winning Hawaii wedding photos.

Hawaii Wedding, Elopement and Engagement Images by WPJA Photographers

Below are some Hawaii wedding photography samples from the world’s best wedding photographers of the WPJA. Some of these Hawaii marriage pictures might be artistic portraits, details, or documentary-style images that have come from getting ready sessions, wedding ceremonies, reception venues, or Hawaii engagement portrait sessions with couples.

The bride and groom posed for their wedding portrait in front of a wave crashing on the rocks in Hawaii, capturing the spirit of "Catch the Wave"
The bride and groom are smiling in the split front windshield of a VW van at Sunset Ranch, Oahu, Hawaii, illuminated by the photographer with a light
Champagne spray on the dance floor of the Sunset Ranch, Oahu, Hawaii
Kauai nontraditional lifestyle engagement portrait of a couple at Hanalei Bay, Hawaii sharing a secret kiss while the sun sets
Napili post proposal portrait session with a Hawaii engagement photographer of a Maui Rainbow with a couple kissing
Kapalua post proposal portrait session with a Maui engagement photographer of a Hawaii couple snuggling during a small rainstorm
Paia post proposal portraits by a Maui wedding photographer of a happy Hawaii couple backlit during a red sunset on Maui
Best Kona, Hawaii documentary wedding photography showing Kids watching the bride and groom during first dance
Hana, Maui Fine Art Pre Wedding Portrait in a sea rock cave with a sweet kiss
HI pre wedding portrait session with engaged lovers high above Maui Hawaii and the incredible ravine landscape
a Maui, Hawaii (USA) windy tropical maui mountain couple engagement photo shooting session
Maui, Hawaii engagement portrait session at the beach - closer backlight faces

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Where can I find a photographer for a short-notice, small Hawaii wedding?
A: There are many WPJA photographers who are able to help you out at a moment's notice. We understand that sometimes love happens and there's simply no time to lose. We can ensure that you can get married as quickly as possible — and have incredible photographs to remember your Hawaii wedding day by.
Q: How can couples find Hawaii photographers for pre-wedding engagement portraits?
A: The WPJA issues Diamond Awards for Hawaii wedding photographers to showcase their best engagement photography work. These awards are given to photographers who prove that they have an ability to be creative, artistic, and intuitive while working on-location with couples who are newly engaged.
Q: How can couples find reviews of Hawaii wedding photographers?
A: We call them Client Letters. At the WPJA, we decided more than 20 years ago to avoid incorporating those third-person testimonials and endorsements that are found all too often in advertisements. Instead, we elevated our listings with the use of Client Letters, which represent the actual words and feelings of the clients who booked those Hawaii wedding photographers for their own wedding.
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Eleanor & Dave

Photo by Douglas Despres

Doug you did the most FANTASTIC job! The photos are all so beautiful I can't even make a favorites list because they're all so great. I confess that I even teared up looking at them it was such a happy day and you captured everything. We're so grateful for all your efforts, we really can't imagine having had a different photographer there to share our day with us. Thank you so so much!

Hong Kong East Ocean wedding in Emeryville, CA. Chinese wedding photojournalism Drew Bird

Benita & Ben

Photo by Drew Bird

Drew, thanks so much for everything. We had so much fun working with you. From start to finish you were great to work with and showed the highest professionalism. All of our guests really enjoyed how fun you were, too. And the photos!! The images are just beautiful. Every time we look through the photo story we see new favorites and amazing moments. Even though the wedding was only a month ago the images bring back so many amazing memories. We are so happy that you were our photographer. We will definitely be recommending you to all our family and friends. Also let us know where we can give you some public shout-outs! Thanks again!

Stephanie + Nick

Photo by Drew Bird

Hi Drew, The images are amazing!! Absolutely wonderful!! Your images really are a very special way to preserve our memories! The photos that you made around City Hall are gorgeous. It was nice to relax and laugh a little and enjoy the amazing architecture. We also love how you captured artistic candid details at the reception at Stable Cafe. There are so many wonderful moments: like so many conversations, the toasts, the food that was served, and the atmosphere. Thank you so much for your professionalism and good spirits on our wedding day. You were such a pleasure to work with, and are so amazing at your craft. We really enjoyed working with you throughout the day, and you put us at ease while making photos. We really love how you had a stress-free attitude. You really captured the feelings of the day! Thank you so much for all of your help creating lasting memories for us and our friends and family and for being such a significant part of our wedding day and story. We honestly can't thank you enough. Best, Stephanie + Nick