Your wedding day is something that happens once in a lifetime, it's so very special! We want to make sure that your day is something that you can look back at and remember as your "Best Day Ever", something you can treasure forever. To do this, we know that is very important that you have a really good photographer, someone who is able to capture these moments and someone who you feel comfortable with. The more comfortable you feel with your photographer, the better your pics will come out! We will make sure you have a professional photographer who's work you admire and whom's ability you trust. We will assign you a photographer from the list below depending on availability. All are amazing photographers who we would recommend in a heartbeat to any of our couples - but, if there is someone who you LOVE or who's portfolio stands out to you as being extra special, please let us know, and if available we'll assign them to your wedding.
Below is a list of all the photographers we use for our Pukalani Wedding Packages and a small glimpse into their portfolios. We've outlined a brief summary on why we recommend them and linked to their websites, reviews and portfolios. There is also a small gallery of each of the photographers work - to see more just click on their website link.
SHANNON SASAKI PHOTOGRAPHY
REVIEWS: The Wedding Wire Reviews
ABOUT: Shannon is a dear friend and one of our favorite photographers. Born and raised in Honolulu, Shannon's goal is to see LOVE in every aspect and form around the world and to capture this through photography. She is not your typical photographer and prefers couples looking for a fresh and contemporary style. She is great at directing a shoot and making couples feel comfortable. Most importantly, she is an amazing photographer and she's a ton of fun to work with. We love Shannon and we're certain you will too!
"All I have to say is Shannon is AMAZING!!! I am so glad I picked her to be my photographer. She was so much fun to work with and SO easy going with all of our goofy photo requests. She never made us feel like we were stressed on time with her. All the different lenses and angles she used made all the pictures come out great. I honestly can't say enough about Shannon. If I ever need pictures again in Hawaii she is my girl and I will ABSOLUTELY recommend her to anyone I know who is looking for a photographer." ~ Jill (Bride)
CRYSTAL CHANEL PHOTOGRAPHY
REVIEWS: Yelp Reviews
ABOUT: Crystal is an easy-going, fun and talented photographer who has an artistic take on everything she shoots. She is able to capture the "feeling behind each moment and we have found her to be an absolute delight to work with. Her style is contemporary and she likes to get to know the bride and groom before shooting with them. She also has an amazing ability to work with natural light. She sees wedding photography as "being invited into someones world to preserve their life story, translating the magnetism between two love birds into a tangible keepsake"
"We planned a very small, intimate wedding. Our photographer would be the only non-family at the event. Our biggest fear in choosing a photographer was that this person could affect the relaxed and intimate tone we were going for. Crystal was such a perfect fit! She made us feel comfortable, was completely on board with the style of our event, and really encouraged us to be ourselves on this special day. Not only did Crystal help us relax and have fun on a day that has potential to be stressful, but she delivered beautiful photography that we will cherish forever. Crystal is enthusiastic, sweet, and great at getting you into the right pose (or lack-thereof). While she snapped pictures all around us and gave guidance to our session, she also left time for us to be us. I don't remember posing for photos - I remember spending special time with my husband-to-be. She made the whole thing feel so natural. The end result was beautiful photography filled with portraits, surprises, and intimate moments that were not staged. Choosing Crystal as your photographer is an easy decision. She puts talent and professionalism in everything she does. Thanks so much, Crystal!" ~ Laura (Bride)
NICK PUGAY PHOTOGRAPHY
REVIEWS: The Wedding Wire Reviews
ABOUT: Nick is a well established and highly sought after wedding photographer here in Hawaii. He started his career doing surf photography and made a name for himself in the surfing industry being published in numerous US and international surf publications. He found his calling in wedding photography by accident when shooting a friends wedding. Nick has a very artistic and dramatic style of shooting and is very passionate about his craft. Kind, funny, and easy to work with, Nick has a magical way of making his couples feel completely at ease in front of the camera. Nick's photos are truly something special, something that you'll want to hang in your home, and cherish forever.
"Nick Pugay is a true professional! He was very responsive and kind with our last minute requests in search of a quality photographer. Even through we had pre-wedding jitters, he was calm and gracious. The day of the ceremony, the weather altered the original plan and Nick came up with more options. The impressive skill is his eye for photos. Nick utilized the cloudy lighting, back drop and unique angles! We were amazed with the shots - he made us look like models! I am so glad we choose a quality photographer to capture our special day!" ~ Jenny (Bride)