Q: Where are you located?
A: My session fee includes travel anywhere on Oahu. If you’d like me to meet you in Maui, Big Island, or Kauai, a travel fee will apply - simply let me know!
Q: What happens if we book a date and the weather isn’t ideal?
A: Not to worry - I photograph dozens of local families and vacationers each year. The overwhelming majority of sessions proceed as scheduled. I check the weather forecast 2-3 days before our session. If rain comes up - we have multiple options! First, Hawaii is full of microclimates, which means that rain is often local - we can drive to a different spot on the island without the rain. Bonus: distant clouds can add a beauty and visual interest even more than straight sunshine. Alternatively, we can reschedule for the next day – we tend to plan sessions toward the beginning of your trip to give us that buffer if needed.
I have never not been able to get great images for someone because of weather. I will watch the forecast for you and present a game plan if need be.
Q: There’s a lot we want to do on this trip - I’m not sure I’ll have time for photos?
A: I get this, I’m every bit as in love with Hawaii as you are (or will be!). This is why when you book me, I become part travel agent: I learn more about your family and put a lot of thought into where I suggest we go and do. I’ve been exploring the island with my own kids for over 5 years and I know what meshes with interests, ages, and stages.
Photos aren’t a separate ‘thing to do’ in a sense - you just spend quality time together, actually enjoy it, and come away with beautiful visual memories. Let me help you acclimate to the island, show you a few secret spots, and send you off to the rest of your vacation! Several clients have told me their session was the highlight of the trip.
Q: I’m ready to book a session. What next?
A: Wonderful! Send me an email here and I will respond within 48 hours.
If you want to speed things up, feel free to give me a call or text: (808) 757-8237
Q: I have a question that’s not answered here!
A: Great! I love answering new questions. Head over to the contact page and ask away!
All sessions with Tommy include a consult to plan your photography session, Tommy will be in contact via email to ask you all the important questions and if you want a meeting prior to your session she will set up the meeting details with you at this time. All images will be uploaded to an online gallery and Tommy will send you a link to view your gallery. You will also be able to pick your favorites at this time. Your gallery will be available for 4 weeks after it has been posted. Once you select your images that was included in your package Tommy will send you a download link where you will be able to download your images. You will also have the option to purchase additional images at this time. All packages include a set amount of high resolution digital images, depending on the package you select.
To book your photography session there is a $50.00 retainer (this goes toward your session fee). Tommy will send you the invoice for the retainer once he has been in contact and all the details for your session has been worked out and confirmed. The remainder of your session fee is due on the day of your session. If you are a no show or cancel less than 72 hours without prior notice there is no refunds of the retainer. You may reschedule with at least 72 hour notice.
I specialize in family photography, maternity, engagement, portrait sessions along with children, surf, water, underwater photography and more, therefore availability is limited. I only book a number of sessions per month so I have time to work with each clients schedule and give myself ample time for editing. As your Hawaii family photographer I want to provide you with the best possible experience.
I do also offer additional printing services which is optional to my clients. I offer prints, wall art, canvasses or albums and album design you may want to add. My prints, wall art, canvases and metal prints are all of extreme high quality ordered from a professional printing lab and all are made to last. Some products may take up to 4 weeks to arrive. All orders are personally inspected prior to client delivery. If you are a vacationing family and order additional prints and wall art, all your photos will be mailed to your home. All photo galleries are online for your personal review and convenience.
Additionally the following can be added to any package:
Hair and makeup
Haku lei (flower crown)
Flowers or bouquets