Oahu Location | Koko Head Botanical Garden

A desert oasis filled with color and light!

What types of sessions are perfect for Koko Head Botanical Gardens? This location is great for family sessions, couples sessions, engagements, weddings and elopements.

What do I love about this spot? I absolutely LOVE the colors, the types of plants and flowers, the light and most importantly, I love the neutral colors of the earth tones. This neutral colored ground is creates beautiful skin tones that are NOT too green or too orange.

Does this location require a permit? YES. This is a county botanical garden that requires a 3 week notice and a $20 fee to take professional photos. This additional fee will be added to the cost of your session.

Is there parking? You bet! No problems finding parking here

What time of day is best for photos? I shoot here 2 or 3 hours BEFORE sunset. This time of day has beautiful light just above the mountain range. It is soft light, flattering light for portraits. It is also not very hot at this time of day!