Aloha! My name is Hanakapi’ai (pronounced Hana-copy-eye) and I love photography! A little about me personally, I was born and raised on this beautiful island called Kaua’i. I spent my free time frolicking, adventuring, and exploring the lush jungles and exotic beaches. I went off to college in California and returned five years later with an incredible husband. We now have five adorable children and we are loving life!
I began taking pictures when I had my first child, nine years ago. Being that I have the memory of a goldfish, I wanted to make sure to capture my precious moments, so I set to the task of learning the camera. My knowledge grew, but another occurrence led me to further push myself in photography. My husband is a minister and he began to receive frequent requests from off-islanders to officiate their wedding ceremonies. Many of these couples had very simple weddings and didn’t even hire a photographer, so I would offer, and I began learning and growing by leaps and bounds. The third occurrence that allowed me to really flourish in my pursuit was when a college friend, who is one of California’s top photographers, came for a visit and took me under her wing. She taught me how to turn my photos into magic and here I am today!
I would truly enjoy working with you to capture your special day in a dreamy way!