The 12 Best Family Photographers in Honolulu (2024)


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Searching for the best Honolulu family photographers to snap your beautiful brood? At Peerspace, we get it! Experience is everything, while Honolulu photographers can capture you while on a Hawaiian vacation or in your everyday lives, the best of the best will always capture your authentic bond.

When it comes to stunning scenery, Hawaii is one of the world’s best for its lush landscapes and tropical vibe. It’s the ideal destination for those who need portraiture done because the area’s natural surroundings are absolutely breathtaking. The following Honolulu family photographers won our hearts for their enviable ability to bring out the beauty in their clients and the beloved Hawaiian islands as well.

First, a quick word on procuring unique family photoshoot locations

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Honolulu is one of the most beautiful and popular locations in Hawaii. So naturally, there are plenty of outdoor public spaces that make fine photoshoot settings. However, sometimes you want a space that’s all yours, away from the tourist crowds and your usual hangouts.

When that’s the case, be sure to check out Peerspace for access to all the amazing hidden gem spaces in Honolulu. Peerspace is the largest online marketplace for hourly venue rentals and makes it easy to find and rent unique spaces from local hosts. And yes, that includes family photoshoot-worthy venues in Honolulu!

Here are some examples to get you started:

  • This 110% furnished executive home in Liliha – Kapalama (pictured above) with gorgeous interiors and a large deck ideal for lifestyle-inspired family shoots.
  • This gorgeous luxury indoor and outdoor space in Kailua with a kitchen, living and dining areas, and a spacious lanai perfect for portraits brimming with natural scenery.
  • This fine art gallery in Hawaii Kai on the southeast side of Oahu, with an open layout, colorful modern art, a kitchen, and an outdoor pool for waterside family pics.
  • This panoramic ocean and mountain view home in Waialae – Kahala that’s perched on a hilltop and provides views, indoor space, a lanai, and optional photographer and charcuterie boards.

You get the idea! With Peerspace, you get access to private spaces that provide a unique backdrop to your family photoshoot. You can also reach out to your venue’s local host with any questions or requests before booking to ensure your space has everything you need.

Now, without further ado, let’s check out the most talented Honolulu family photographers!

1. Get perfectly styled and perfectly you portraits with Jamie-Lee Tang of JTangProductions

Jamie-Lee Tang is a multi-talented artist who serves all of Oahu with her free-spirited style. In fact, besides photography, she makes films and is a hair and makeup artist! Her family portraits are relaxed, with the kind of laid-back, casual style the islands are famous for. In addition, her background as a stylist ensures you’ll look stunning. Creating artwork from memorable moments is what Jamie does, so let her make art from your life!

We also love how Jamie describes the importance of getting family photos taken. “Families go through stages in life, full of different personalities and I want to capture what is authentically you. From couple photos to engagements, weddings, that baby belly and family photos, I would love to be a part of it all.”

2. Get bright, artistic photos when you book Fernanda Kenfield Photography

We’ve featured Fernanda Kenfield before as one of our favorite portrait artists and wedding photographers — her work is just too stunning. She is a portrait artist, a fashion photographer, and a photojournalist all in one, producing stylish, authentic photos.

Her portfolio celebrates people in all of their beauty, in every stage of life, particularly women in the maternity phase. In fact, her portraits of expectant mothers are like the famed painting “Birth of Venus” in photographic form. If you want creative, timeless, yet Insta-ready photos, Fernanda is the shutterbug for you. 

And just listen to how Fernanda describes her style. “I love to take advantage of the natural light. My work is about capturing candid moments in beautiful locations where you can be yourself and have fun!” That sounds pretty much perfect, right?!

3. Nab the photos of your dreams when you hire Natalie Tocco Photography

Creating family portraits with a style that leans toward fine art, Natalie Tocco stuns us with her creative eye and technical know-how. Her whimsical portraits encapsulate the spirit of island life — relaxed, fun — and pay homage to the gorgeous sunlight in equal measure. She is the kind of Honolulu family photographer who will be with you for every step of your family’s journey — from birth to birthdays, and for celebrating your family just because. 

And just check out what a mom shared after working with Natalie on her family’s portraits: “Natalie is one of the best photographers we have ever worked with. We have two very young boys, one of which has special needs and in the past we have had a very difficult time around family photo shoots with him. This always creates a bunch of anxiety for my husband and I. Natalie was so patient and so relaxed with the boys, they took to her instantly. She followed their lead and was able to hands down get some of the best family photos captured for us. She is true talent!”

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4. Let Honolulu be your dreamy backdrop when you work with Kim Ebert Photography

Kim Ebert is the kind of thoughtful family photographer who deftly shows off the world-famous Hawaiian landscapes in her photography. She’s the type of photographer you look for when you want more than typical photos, but when you want fine art portraits of your beloved family.

Using the stunning sunsets and reflections of the beach, her portfolio embodies what it means to live a life of Aloha — with a heavy dose of fun and sun. Her work is always natural, never over-processed, so the focus stays on her subjects — your lovely family! 

5. Create the most special portraits when you work with Daphne Hargrove Photography

Daphne Hargrove is a long-established Honolulu family photographer — she also branches out into maternity and newborn photography, as well as commercial photography, among other portrait specialties. But it’s Daphne’s family photography that has really captured our hearts and made us pause ad admire her skills.

She lends a refreshing perspective to traditional family portraits — yes, everyone is smiling and having fun, but in a completely natural way. When you want to work with an experienced portrait artist with a creative bent, collaborate with Daphne! 

6. Take themed portraits of your darling newborn with Melissa and Crysta of Nest Family Photography

Melissa and Crysta of Nest Family Photography are incredibly skilled at freezing precious moments in time. Their specialty is effortlessly creating sweet portraits of families in all stages of life — from the glowing maternity stage to the new sweetness of newborns, and beyond. In fact, newborn styling is sweet and imaginative — heavy on textures and charming accessories. If you are looking for real portraits of your family that have a dash of whimsy, this ultra-talented duo is for you.

We also appreciate how Melissa describes her passion for the genre. “I wish I could “freeze” all those special moments- first laughs, first teeth, first steps, first “mamas” and first “dadas.”  After failed attempts at creating a ’TIME STOP’ button (it was way too hard! LOL) I discovered the closest thing to it—preserving precious memories through beautiful photographs.”

7. Go on an adventure while creating amazing photos with Heather of Little Bird Photography & Films

Heather does more than simply take photos, she creates little adventures for your family and then photographs the journey. And the result is a playful and organic portfolio, full of smiles and unforgettable moments.

Whether you live on the island or are visiting, Heather of Little Bird Photography will help you create lasting memories, as well as document your family’s beautiful life as it unfolds.

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8. Get joyful, glamorous portraits when you book Marella Photography

Marella of Marella Photography creates family portraits that merge with lifestyle shots, putting a little sweet polish on ordinary moments. Her detail-oriented photos incorporate sandy little toes, the texture of a blanket spread on the beach, how the sunlight hits strands of hair just so.

A consummate storyteller, Marella’s the photographer to work with if you appreciate a mix of casual glamour and free spirit, if your family is playful, or if you just want gorgeously real photos.

9. Be the star of stunning maternity images when you work with Rachael Hammer Photography

Rachael Hammer creates the kind of family portrait everyone loves — relaxed, playful, and perfectly lit. It’s a well-loved combo for a simple reason — it is precious and timeless. Her maternity portraits are an absolute celebration of motherhood, transition, and the goddess within every woman.

So if you are just starting your mothering story, or if you’re in the middle of it, let Rachel tell your tale with her documentary style, and you will have lifelong mementos.

10. Get naturally sweet photos care of Marissa HB Photography

Sharing her time between San Francisco and Oahu (two states get her talent, lucky them!), Marissa is a family photographer with a lifestyle twist — capturing genuine emotions and moments. Her work is non-traditional, focusing on candid shots, so you can remember more of what makes your life so precious.

Marissa’s crisp and bright editing is perfect for photographing mothers and their children — it gives skin a perfect glow without being overdone. In short, her style is organic and beautiful — and we love it! 

11. Get glowing, heirloom-worthy photos with Yelena Antal Photography

If you’re vacationing in Hawaii, we recommend giving Yelena Antal’s work a peek — her themed photoshoots could be just the island souvenir you need! Working in the abundant, natural sunlight adds an element of the Aloha state, as well as enhances those carefree vacation vibes. Bright and colorful portraits dominate her work, so if you have a pineapple shirt with you, bring it along!

Producing awe-inspiring images that are tropical and timeless, Yelena could be the Honolulu family photographer of your dreams.

12. Get cinematic-worthy photos from Kai-Photo

Kai-Photo is the photography studio of choice for couples and families in Honolulu. In fact, Grace and Kyler of Kai-Photo are some of the most in-demand family, wedding, and engagement photographers on the islands! Look through their portfolio, and you’ll see people in the deepest love and the most gorgeous settings.

While couples and families are the groups in front of Kai-Photo’s lenses most frequently, they also give the stunning Hawaiian backdrop the attention it deserves. The result? Gorgeous photos of people in one of the most beautiful places on earth and countless viewers with full hearts and perhaps a tinge of envy!

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We hope this list of the top Honolulu family photographers delighted you as much as it did us! These are some seriously talented photographers, so be sure to book them while you can. And once you do, come back to Peerspace and book a dream photoshoot location. As the largest online marketplace for hourly venue rentals, we have hundreds of stunning spaces throughout the Hawaiian islands and beyond that help people celebrate their special moments and their special people.

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