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Our team of expert, local Big Island and Maui photographers are here to bring the beauty of your vacation to life.

From the moment you inquire until we deliver your final gallery - we are serious about giving you a stress-free photo-taking experience. Because we truly believe having your photos taken shouldn't be stressful.

You have chosen to invest in us, and we will, in return, do the same for you. We cannot wait to meet you!

We specialize in delivering effortless, stress-free, and genuinely fun Hawaii beach photo sessions.

NO STRESS. JUST beautiful HAWAII PHOTOS

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!

The perfect package if you are looking for a short but sweet session and a small handful of gorgeous Hawaii images.
BOOK EARLY! Limited number of mini sessions each month.

Includes:
  • 25 minutes of of effortless, stress-free photo taking
  • Your choice of 10 professionally edited digital images
  • Option to purchase additional digital image files
  • Gallery delivered within 14 days
  • + Max 6 people

$697 (+ TAX)

The Mini Session

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Our most popular package and the *perfect* amount of time! For when you like things easy and beautiful. 

Includes:
  • 45 minutes of of effortless, stress-free photo taking
  • Your choice of 25 professionally edited  digital images
  • Option to purchase additional digital image files
  • Gallery delivered within 14 days
  • Max 12 people

$997 (+Tax)

The Golden Session

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Our most popular package!

Ideal for extended families or those planning an outfit change. For extended families, we'll capture the whole group and then break down into smaller groupings until we’ve met every combination you want!

Includes:
  • 75 minutes of of effortless, stress-free photo taking
  • Your choice of 50 professionally edited digital images
  • Option to purchase additional digital image files
  • Gallery delivered within 14 days
  • Max 25 people

$1397 (+tax)

The Legacy Session

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→ 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

Your photos deserve a life outside of your computer. These photo books are artfully crafted and custom-designed with your session images to give your photos the spotlight.

$295

Custom Photo Book

The perfect add-on for any type of portrait session! These are made with fresh tropical flowers and customized just for you. Keiki (child) sized flower crowns and green lei for men are also available.

$85

Fresh Flower Crown

Upgrade your package and purchase your entire gallery or gorgeous images. This upgrade is also available for purchase after your session images have been delivered.

$350

Gallery Upgrade

optional package upgrades

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, most sessions take place in Kihei, Wailea, or Lahaina. 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 colors, removing distractions such as people and objects from the background of your images, and fixing little things like that scratch that baby got on his face just before the shoot.

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?

- the moresi family

"Wilde Sparrow Photography's work is extraordinary and the photos were beyond my wildest dreams. I can't recommend them enough and we would use them again in a second."

- the walton family

"Our family photos are a dream. Thank you for noticing the details and being present with my kiddos. Just a beautiful session and experience all around."

- the rose family

"I can say with confidence that Wilde Sparrow Photography is one of the very best photographers we’ve worked with, especially when it comes to working with energetic kids."

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