For over a decade, we've been earning glowing 5-star reviews and curating extraordinary experiences for our clients. We were recently inducted into The Knot's Best of Weddings Hall of Fame - this recognition underlines our ongoing commitment to consistently exceed our clients' expectations.
Here's what our clients are saying about us...
Deciding to go with Kai-Photo Hawaii for our engagement and wedding photography was a decision we will never regret. We hired Kai-Photo because we felt that we found someone personable, exceptionally skilled and truly dedicated to their art, genuinely interested in getting to know us as a couple, and easy to work with. We aren’t camera people, so having a photographer we felt comfortable around and could trust was incredibly important to us. On top of all of that, we don’t know of anyone who does panoramic crystal albums the way Kai-Photo does.
From the first time we contacted Kai-Photo and throughout the months that followed, Kyler responded quickly and meticulously answered all of our questions. The way he gave us information, suggestions, and timeline deadlines in manageable chunks showed us how organized, knowledgeable, and experienced he was. Kyler worked with us to create a wedding photography timeline that would get us the shots that we wanted in the amount of time we had, suggested efficient ways to get photos with all our guests in the amount of space we would have, and even offered to look at our reception program for us when we mentioned that we weren’t sure if the timing was right. Talk about going the extra mile, and we found that this work ethic also showed in the photos that Kai-Photo took and processed for us.
Kyler worked around our schedules to do a two-location engagement photoshoot that told our story, even accommodating that the locations were farther apart than what would be normally recommended for the time constraint. This was our first experience with a professional photographer so we were nervous, but Kyler was able to help us feel comfortable. He balanced giving us solid directions with asking for our input regarding special poses or backgrounds. It ended up being a super fun experience, and the photos were amazing! We loved the variety of special moments captured against the vibrant scenic colors and creative lighting setups.
Kyler and another photographer, Kristy, came to our wedding. They were both friendly and professional as they met our family and wedding party, which helped everyone to feel at ease. Kyler’s attention to detail really stood out to us; he caught little things like the bottom button of one of the groomsmen’s jackets that shouldn’t have been buttoned, or fixed how my dress fell to show off its intricacies. Kyler and Kristy blended in seamlessly during the ceremony while getting their shots; we hardly even noticed they were there and yet they captured so many of the moments that we want to remember. Even when things happened outside of “the plan” like family members not all present for family photos, waves coming onto the shore where we were going to stand, guests asking to snap photos with their cameras, and my last minute request to take a few extra photos with my bridal party, they handled it calmly and with grace.
We received our processed photos just about five weeks later and are thrilled with how they came out. The link to the online gallery has been great to share with family and friends, and we continue to get compliments about our engagement session and wedding photos. We feel so fortunate to have found Kyler of Kai-Photo Hawaii and would hire him again in a heartbeat.
- Rayna S
Great overall experience. From initial contact to actual photo delivery. They took the time to discuss all possible scenarios of what might be expected, which helped reduce anxiety. Our favorite part was his politeness and professionalism that led to a fun and pleasant experience.
- Kevin Y
Working with Kai-Photo was probably the best decision we made when planning our destination wedding on Oahu! My husband and I were definitely a bit anxious planning our wedding from 4500 miles away (East Coast), but working with Kyler made us feel so much better about everything. He helped us plan our family and friends list for specific shots and even met with us shortly after we landed in Honolulu to go over our timeline and make us feel at ease. When the BIG day came we ran into a few obstacles, as most couples do on their wedding day, but Kyler was very flexible and, even though we had to start our ceremony a bit later than expected, he made the most out of our time with him and we even got an unexpected first look photoshoot in which turned into some amazing shots! After the ceremony, we traveled to different locations around the coast and Kyler truly made us feel like celebrities while taking some absolutely stunning photographs! I didn't know we could look so good (lol)! My husband and I are so unbelievably happy that we chose Kai-Photo for our photographs and wedding video as he truly captured the love and happiness we felt on that beautiful day!
Kyler and his team are so amazing at what they do, I completely trust them in making the best of every wedding experience. I have researched countless photographers for our wedding and decided on them due to the wedding journalistic and artistic style they provide. I am very pleased with how our wedding photos turned out. Our wedding was small, but we managed to get pictures with every table, and Kyler and his team even came out to another location to shoot just me and my husband after the ceremony and reception. The hardest part was for my husband and I to select photos for our albums because there were so many good quality pictures. Our Crystal photo album and 2 parent albums turned out better than we ever imagined.
Kai-Photo truly lived up to its reputation of a five-star rating!! One of my favorite parts of working with Kyler was that he was not the kind of guy that talks nonsense, but got straight to the point and was very helpful during the whole shoot. Even my fiancé who hates getting his photos taken complimented on how easy they made everything for us! And the photos? Wow. Just, WOW!
It was wonderful working with Kyler to plan the details for our wedding in Hawaii, and although we are located on the mainland, Kyler was always available to answer our questions via phone calls and through e-mails. He was also very attentive to our requests and closely worked with us throughout the process to make sure everything would run smoothly the day of the wedding. When the actual day of the wedding arrived, Kyler and his team made the photo experience quite enjoyable and fun for us and our bridal party. We received the post-processed photos a few weeks after, and we were extremely pleased to see how perfect all of the photos looked to capture and remember our special day.
- Tiffany H
There's no reason to even consider another photographer. Kai-Photo is the best around. They are easy to work with, very professional, and not to mention extremely talented. Photos capture memories that we can look back on forever and we are more than happy we worked with Kai-Photo to capture this special moment in our lives. We will continue to work with Kyler and team for all our photography needs. His photos brought tears to my eyes. Thank you so much Kai-Photo!
- Stephanie S
Kai Photo is awesome! From the very beginning, they made us feel comfortable. They are very professional and easy to work with. And of course our pictures came out amazing! They captured the perfect moments for us to cherish forever. Kyler, Kayoko, and Grace were excellent!
Kai-Photo was so easy to work with. The day of our shoot, Kyler was very friendly and professional. He was there early and so easy to work with. He knew what he was shooting and how we wanted the photos to come out. Kyler and Grace were so responsive to all my questions and emails, and also give us very helpful suggestions, which just made the whole set up so stress free. Our pictures came out quickly but beautiful, we could not be more happy with the results!!! Kyler was so patient on our wedding day, helping to organize the chaos, as well as all the reception pictures. We managed to snag him for extra hours and he definitely made it worth our while! He captured the essence of that day. Kai Photo definitely gets an A+ in our books... :) If you want some gorgeous photos and a stress free experience then this is the company for you!
My wedding day was a fairytale and I have such stunning wedding photos thanks to Kai Photo. The photographer was friendly and personable and took natural photos. I am so excited by the photos I have and there are so many favourites!!!
If you can book them I would recommend them to use as your number 1. pick for wedding/professional photographer.
I live in Australia and planning my destination wedding was so easy and stress free thanks to Diana at Oahu Weddings and Kai Photo. They both had an excellent portfolio of images on their blog that made it easy to choose them. Highly recommended, excellent service and beautiful photos that I'll have forever.