Aloha all,

So here’s a little bit about me…

I’m Chris. I’m a photographer, filmmaker, musician, and lover of all art. I’m a follower of Jesus. I’m a basketball fanatic. I’m an adventure and hiking junkie. But I can also spend all day reading a book or watching movies. I’m absolutely in love with my beautiful fiancee. I have the greatest family in the world. I’m perpetually grateful for the many opportunities God has presented in my life. And there’s one thing I’ve always believed since I was young…

I believe in the power of storytelling.

As a photographer, I believe each image we take (I say “we” because even if you’re in the photos, you’re part of the process) tells the story of your relationship. And that’s what I care most about. You guys. Here’s why…

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My Love for Photography

Back when I was growing up, my grandfather would take a camera everywhere with us on family vacations. At the end of each trip, he'd put together a massive scrapbook of hundreds of images. I always thought there was something so beautiful about this;  finding a way to capture candid, timeless moments we could cherish forever. In many ways, I believe he planted the seed.

I got my first professional camera at 19-years-old from my parents. I began to tinker with it, taking pictures of my travels much like my grandfather. It wasn't until I started shooting portraits of friends and family that I discovered my passion for collaborating with others. I found such happiness in helping people feel at ease in front of the camera, breaking down the wall between lens and subject so their personalities could shine through.

I began to do editorial work for several modeling agencies in Los Angeles. But my real joy was in shooting the celebration of romantic relationships. There is something truly special about capturing the sacred devotion of marriage. If I could be a part of that, I wanted in. 

And that’s what I’m trying to do. Yes, to photograph loving couples, but more importantly, to create heirlooms that last forever.

I'm trying to bring all my experience together from the various disciplines I've studied to create a beautiful story of your relationship through images. Photography is more than just capturing moments. That’s part of it, but as the great Ansel Adams said, “You don't take a photograph, you make it.” It's all the work that goes into it. It's the preparation, the detailed execution, and the compassion with which it's realized. That’s what I want to do for you. That’s what I love.

Let’s work together to make your photos.

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"Chris was such a delight to work with, and my wife is in love with our pictures! He was just so personable and down to earth that I was surprisingly comfortable and we were able to get a lot of great shots. I would use Chris again indefinitely and would highly recommend him to anyone."

Kyle and jayde

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Client Reviews

I consider it such a joy to be able to capture your special day. My favorite part of the job is working with you wonderful couples and creating new friendships. Here are some of the things clients have said about their experience working with me…

 
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Serena + CLint

“I can't say enough good things about Chris! He was the perfect fit for us. So professional but also felt like family. He flew to Maui from Oahu to photograph our wedding and was on point. He communicated with us throughout the whole process and was quick to respond to any questions. You can tell he has a passion for what he does.”

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Jessica + Jin

“Jin and I want to thank you so, so much for our shoot with you last week. We are so freaking obsessed with our pictures. I couldn’t have imagined that they would turn out as beautiful as they did (all thanks to you!). I honestly take time to look at them everyday because I still can’t believe that’s us! Lol. Thank you, again, for working with us and making our session with you so fun and easy!”
- via email after seeing their photos

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noriyuki + fumi

“You won't know how much we are appreciative for your wonderful, superb work...!  All photos are so gorgeous and full of different scenes and colors... we already printed more than 100 photos (and these are still only part of our favorites ;)) Nori and I keep talking, we really should thank God for introducing such a talented and enthusiastic young photographer. We would definitely like to keep in touch, and hopefully would like to have another creative moment in the future when we visit the beautiful island again. Thank you  very much for your hard work and dedication.”
- via email after seeing their photos

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Kyle + Jayde

“Chris was such a delight to work with, and my wife is in love with our pictures! While my wife loves to take a million photos, I personally dread the whole process... Chris was just so personable and down to earth that I was surprisingly comfortable and we were able to get a lot of great shots. My wife and I had a great time, and the whole experience is a fond memory of our marriage. I would use Chris again indefinitely and would highly recommend him to anyone.”

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karina + Cody

“I cannot thank you enough for the absolutely breath-taking work you did! I love our photos so much! I appreciate how fast you got these out to us, we just sent off our save-the-dates last week! Thank you for being a part of our story!”
- via email after seeing their photos

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tiffanie + brett

“Chris is an incredible and extremely talented photographer. He's easy to work with and a joy to be around. His use of lighting and landscape is above all others. We will be using him again for any photography needs!”

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