Heartfelt, Passionate Images of the Key Moments in Your Life;
Hawaii’s Best Portraiture for Every Personal and Business Need
Based in Honolulu, I provide unique portrait photography services throughout the State of Hawaii.
Thank you for spending a few minutes with us to learn more about what goes into our portrait photo sessions. The overriding goal is to make you feel comfortable and look your best – we work hard to be sure each shoot is an enjoyable experience. Even if you’re someone who is reluctant to have your picture taken, we’ll put you at ease and give you a range of options to improve your shoot day.
Not many portrait photographers in Honolulu work as extensively around Oahu and throughout the State of Hawaii as we do. We can offer studio sessions if they’re what you prefer, but most of our clients choose location shoots that use the islands’ spectacular scenery as a backdrop. It’s especially relevant for engagement, anniversary, and family photos, and you’ll love the way they turn out.
We work with area residents and vacationers alike, and have taken every type of portrait imaginable. They range from high school graduations to newly engaged couples, maternity sessions, headshots for business bios, corporate groups for company branding, and many more. We take the time to meet you and learn about your lifestyle and priorities to make sure they come through as desired.
The Best Portraits in Hawaii | Personal and Business
Our Portrait Photo Shoots Will Put You at Ease
I’ve never done professional photos before; what if I appear awkward? One thing we do with every client is to share information ahead so that you arrive on shoot day knowing what to expect.
You’re at a milestone moment in your life, and you’ll never have it back. We understand completely and will work with you to document the occasion in pictures you’ll cherish for a lifetime.
There are several photographers in Honolulu to choose from – who is the best for me? Our advice is always to call several and have an initial conversation. Then, follow your heart about what’s best.
You want images that feel and look like you. We understand and take the time to get to know you so that you come through in the images personally and authentically. We’ll show your best self.
What are the things I need to remember before I have my picture taken? When we talk with you to plan your shoot, we’ll help you think through the things you need to remember before your shoot.
If you’re thinking …
A majority of my clients aren’t professional models or Instagram influencers. I work with real, down-to-earth people who want a special time or moment in their lives documented. Their love for each other is what brings them to me. I’ve worked with countless couples, families, and individuals. My goal is always to create a relaxed, enjoyable vibe on every shoot that comes through in the pictures.
Much of what differentiates individual and family portrait photographers is their experience and training. I’m fortunate to have significant real-life experience with seven years of formal training. Together, they gave me an understanding of what makes a good photograph, how to work easily with people, and all the steps required to produce beautiful photos. I’ll always do my best for you.
"Luckily we found Megan and the photos are so beautiful!! Everyone loves them, but not as much as us. She is genuinely excited and passionate about what she does. She gave a lot of advice as to different location areas and was prepared for everything. She was also very quick to edit. My husband and I cannot thank her enough! Highly recommend."
A “day after session” is a photoshoot where the couple gets dressed in their wedding attire, or alternative gowns for the special occasion.
You want your branding photos on your website to be an extension of you, the creator and entrepreneur. Customers can tell the difference between custom photographs created just for your business vs images you bought online from Getty Images or any other stock photo agency
Lakota’s beach maternity photos took place at my favorite Oahu beach location called Papa’iloa. It’s a 1 hour drive from Honolulu and well worth the time because this scenery is spectacular.
Take a Closer Look
Please fill out my contact form, and then we’ll schedule a zoom call over a glass of wine or cup of tea.
We’ll meet for your portrait photo session; I’ll help with shot suggestions and finding the most photo-ready spots at the location
About a week after the shoot day, you’ll have photos to see
"We have a wide variety of images that we love!"
We are fans of journalistic/lifestyle photography. We knew we didn't want photos that were unnatural or too posed, which are the type of photos you get with photographers at the resorts. Megan was amazing to work with, and she did a great job capturing our little family. Getting outdoor pictures with a little one can be a challenge, especially when they are sleepy. Megan brought a toy that really captivated our 1 year old's attention, and she did a fantastic job managing all the elements during our session (wind, light, the unpredictable tide, our energy).
"Megan is an absolute DOLL!"
Our family vacationed in Oahu during the first week of March for Spring break and decided to take advantage of the beautiful scenery by taking family photos. From my very first inquiry to meeting her in person, she was so warm and personable! She took all of the guesswork out of selecting a location by providing beautiful choices on her website which we appreciated as we weren't familiar with the area. Megan made us all feel so comfortable and at ease during the shoot and it shows in the images she captured – pure joy! The photos are STUNNING and my entire family LOVES them. If you are in need of a photographer in the Oahu area, she should definitely be your choice. Her work is phenomenal!
"I am so grateful she landed in our lives when we were in need of a photographer."
Oh my goodness!! Megan is truly a magical goddess in every way! I am so grateful she landed in our lives when we were in need of a photographer. My husband and I booked our maternity photoshoot with Megan while visiting Maui. Megan flew all the way from Oahu just to make our baby-moon dreams come true! She used to live and work in Maui and knew the location so extremely well. By knowing where would be best to shoot, she helped to make the process absolutely seamless and stress-free. She was so friendly and personable. She made us both feel so comfortable. We both appreciated her attention to details as well, small things like hair or a bunched up shirt & directing us to have the best angle. She is a professional in every way and made our session so enjoyable and special! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts, Megan! We will cherish our maternity photos forever, they are absolutely breathtaking!!
Elegant, personal imagery that reflects who you are
An intuitive photographer who will take the lead
Your memories are documented; to be remembered forever
The benefit of experience to help plan and map out your shoot
A photographer who listens carefully and puts you first
Book Your Session
You need the number of hours that will realistically fit everything you want into the timeline. For example, 2-3 hours is perfect for an intimate elopement photo session. The location (or locations) are factors on the timeline, the number of people to be photographed, whether there will be a mix of individual and group shots, etc. We can estimate hours firmly after hearing your goals.
Frequently Asked Questions
All of my packages include high-resolution digital files, fully edited images, an online gallery, print rights, and my guidance throughout the planning process and the shoot day. My higher-end packages include more goodies – I’m pleased to explain more in detail on an initial call.
Editing is a photo term that describes the standard level of photo manipulations. It means I'll make your photos look amazing. This includes things like exposure, contrast, color and composition manipulations.
Retouching is another photography term covering intensive isolated manipulations such as body slimming, blemish removal, fly away hair removal, or facial reconstruction. It is the highest level of photo manipulation, and I can do it on a case-by-case basis, with an added fee of $35 per photo.
My turnaround time for shorter shots such as elopements is 1-2 weeks. Longer full-day projects will take 3-4 weeks. The duration of the shoot affects the number of images; longer shoots take more time to edit.
Yes! I own a DJI Mavic Pro drone. Let me know when you email us that you might be interested in a drone upgrade. I try to offer unique and advanced services like drones in the spirit of producing a wider range of interesting, high-quality images.
Confirming a booking (reserving my services on your selected date) requires a signed contract and down payment of 50-percent.
Yes, we can help arrange those services at an additional fee based on the stylists you select. The pricing varies by project (the number of people in your short who need services) and the artist.
Megan allows for portrait bookings 2 months in advanced. Don't hesitate to reach out today as dates do fill up quickly. If you have any remaining questions OR you're ready to book, click the inquire button below.