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- the reed family

"10/10 would always recommend Wilde Sparrow Photography. The photos from the session are heirlooms our family will cherish for generations."

- grace & charlie

"I just want to print every single picture from our session. I 100% recommend Wilde Sparrow Photography, you'll be over the moon. Thank you so so much!"

- bella & gordon

"Every time we look at our photos we feel the sense of joy and peace that we experienced on our vacation. You will regret not booking Wilde Sparrow Photography!"

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

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No two sessions  – just like no two families – are ever alike. We go into every session excited to get to know your crew and take care of your people like our own!

The result? Gorgeous, real images that celebrate your connection.

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Don't put this off! I recommend reaching out 2-3 months in advance (4-5 months for holiday and summer months). Contact me with your travel dates and I’ll get right back to you with availability  – for both myself and our team –  and pricing.

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Let's sync up calendars

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Then we’ll do the fine print stuff like signing your contract (and that includes our Covid cancellation policy) and arranging payment which we need to confirm your booking.

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Choose your package

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Get keys to our secret vault of exclusive client guides! We not only answer all your questions before you even think of them (what to wear, location details and e-x-a-c-t-l-y what to expect during our session), we also share our curated island visitor guide of our favorite beaches/restaurants/activities so you can live like a local.

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Access your client lounge

The PROCESS

From styling and location selection to final delivery of your private online gallery, this Wilde Sparrow special prepares you for an effortless, stress-free hawaii photo session

Every package includes access to your exclusive client lounge.

Session what to expect Guide

Island Visitor Guide

Session Location Guide

What to Wear Guide

custom outfit styling tool

Take a peek inside the lounge!

For extended families, outfit changes or extra photo-taking time.

Book A Legacy session

• 75 minutes of effortless, stress-free photo taking
• Your choice of 50 edited high-resolution digital images
• Option to purchase additional digital image files
• Max 25 people

$1397 (+TAX)

The Legacy Session

Book A golden session

• 45 minutes of effortless, stress-free photo taking
• Your choice of 25 edited high-resolution digital images
• Option to purchase additional digital image files
• Max 12 people

$997 (+TAX)

The Golden Session

Our most popular package!

Perfect if you're looking for a short but sweet Hawaii photo session.

Book A Mini session

• 25 minutes of effortless, stress-free photo taking
• Your choice of 10 edited high-resolution digital images
• Option to purchase additional digital image files
• Max 6 people

 $697 (+TAX)

The Mini Session

packages & pricing

hawaii photo sessions

CUSTOM PHOTO BOOK - starts at $295

$85 - CUSTOM FRESH LEI HAKU (FLOWER CROWN)

complete gallery purchase - $350

Optional Package upgrades

→ A 30% retainer along with a signed contract is due at booking to secure your date.
→ Galleries delivered within 14 days.
→ 4.7120% Hawaii State Tax will be added to all packages & products.
→ Ask us about special rates for returning clients, military, and kama’aina.

the fine print

We specialize in beach portraits. On the Big Island, sessions take place along the Waikoloa and Kohala beach shorelines, home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. On Maui, sessions take place in Kihei or Wailea. All locations are subject to permit availability as a commercial permit is required for all commercial photography in Hawaii.

We have a location guide with details and images for our signature locations. These locations have been vetted based on available light, busyness, and how well they work for families, couples, or maternity clients. You’ll see in the guide that we have specific spots we recommend for sunrise but do not recommend for sunset, and vice versa.

Our team can also make recommendations based on where you’ll be staying on the island.

01. WHERE DO SESSIONS TAKE PLACE?

In the unlikely event that the weather does not cooperate, we'll work to find a time to reschedule your session during your trip. The best-case scenario is finding a backup location (hopefully at a nearby beach!) where it is not raining and meeting there, but we would make those plans on the day of your session if necessary. Leave wiggle room in your session day schedule so we can be flexible with our plans.

If we are unable to find a time to reschedule with your original photographer, another associate photographer may be assigned to you. If we cannot find a time to reschedule before you leave the island, you will receive a full refund.

Heavy rain is unusual, every now and then we will get overcast skies but that actually makes the sunset pictures look even better! Cancellation or rescheduling due to weather conditions is at the photographers' discretion.

02. WHAT HAPPENS IF IT RAINS? CAN WE RESCHEDULE?

Yes, you will get to see all of your final session images and make your own image selections from your delivered gallery. This doesn’t mean you will get to see every photo that was taken at your session. Our culling process involves selecting the absolute best shots from your session time, so we discard images that are out of focus, have closed eyes, or simply are not the best of the best. The final result, approximately 1-2 images per minute of session time, is the gallery that will be delivered to you.

10-14 days after your session, you'll receive your final gallery of images. From there you choose the final images you'd like to have the high-resolution digital files of and be able to download those directly to your computer. You’ll also have the option to purchase additional individual digital files or upgrade to purchase your entire collection of session images.

03. DO I GET TO SEE ALL OF THE IMAGES FROM MY SESSION? WHO SELECTS THE FINAL IMAGES INCLUDED IN MY PACKAGE?

First, you should know that every image you see on our site is classically edited. This includes enhancing the colors of photos, removing distractions such as people and objects from the background of your images.

We do not airbrush or 'nip and tuck', wrap or liquify any subjects. We also don’t do high detail editing such as removing bags under eyes, wrinkles around eyes or mouth, whitening teeth, intense skin smoothing, etc. We believe in capturing authenticity, not perfectionism. If you typically use FaceTune, Instagram, or TikTok filters that alter your appearance and are hoping for that same type of editing of your images, we won’t be able to deliver that kind of editing to you. If you are interested in these services for a small handful of your final images after receiving your final gallery, we assess those requests on an individual photo basis and the starting costs for such edits are $95 p/image.

04. CAN YOU PHOTOSHOP ME?

We know we don't always get families on their best days. Firstly, please don’t put unfair expectations on your children. They are just kids. Moreso, they are meeting a stranger in a strange location, and expecting them to stand still and smile nicely is setting yourself up for disappointment.

Prior to the session, ensure kids are well fed (and bring backup snacks!). Ask them to help decide what they'd like to wear so they feel included and comfortable. Have something extra special planned for afterward so they have something happy to look forward to (ice cream, anyone?!).

In the end, we'll be doing lots of snuggling and laughing and playing. We aim to keep sessions low stress and easy and if a little one doesn’t want to pose or “behave”, we simply go with the flow and let them lead. This happens all the time and our team is trained in how to still get beautiful images even when kids do not want to cooperate. We'll do our best! 

05. WHAT IF MY KIDS DON’T COOPERATE?

All payments are processed online via our client management system and you may pay via CC or bank transfer. A non-refundable retainer of 30% is required to hold your session date and confirm your booking. We cannot hold any dates as booked without payment and the signed session agreement. The remaining amount is due one week prior to your session.

Though we sincerely hope your Hawaii vacation isn’t affected by Covid, we understand this is a reality of planning travel during a pandemic. Should you have to cancel or reschedule your session, the 30% retainer is non-refundable but is transferable to another date within two years of your original session date. Please read through our Covid policies here.

06. HOW DO YOU HANDLE PAYMENTS? WHAT IF WE HAVE TO CANCEL OUR TRIP DUE TO COVID?

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