NO EXTRA CHARGES OR FEES
We keep things simple here. We know your time is valuable and we know
it's difficult to compare all of the photographer options out there.
At Kawaiola, everything is upfront. Our pricing is available on our
site. NO HIDDEN FEES.
Some photographers charge this on the back end. A copyright release
allows you to get prints made from your digital files. The photographer
can charge you for the copyright release or they can make you buy your
prints only from them. We'll send you a copyright release by email if
you need it. We do not charge extra for this.
Some photographers charge a fee for going to a location they don't normally
visit. Some will charge you a fee for a certain amount of distance.
Anything over fifty miles seems reasonable to charge a fee for the extra
fuel and time required. We do not charge extra
This is a fee that some photographers charge for fixing facial blemishes,
color correction or any minor Photoshop work. Any edits requiring cutting/pasting
heads or eyes, trimming hair (full head) will require an editing fee.
We do not charge extra for minor Photoshopping.
Some photographers charge
an additional fee for your CD or DVD. We do not
charge extra for this.
This is a charge to increase the size of your prints in your album.
We offer only digital prints. No need to worry about this fee. We
do not charge extra for this.
and "Hau" (husband and wife) are both professional kauai wedding
photographers and family portrait photographers, passionately dedicated
to capturing the very best of your once-in-a-lifetime moments at your
favorite Kauai wedding location. Professional photographs help you relive
those moments and share them with your friends and family.
They are meticulous about providing you with the highest level of service,
professionalism, creativity and value.
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BEST TIME FOR PHOTOS
The time for that warm Kaua'i light, for Kauai
weddings and family portraits, is about an hour before sunset. Some
of the best images are made looking away from the sun, using the sun
as a natural, warming reflector. This tends to soften the face, slows
the time down, creating an emotional image. For sunset times,
visit this site: SUNSET
TIMES FOR HAWAII
Step off the plane and feel the warm embrace of
Kauai with average yearly temperatures ranging between 84 and 69 degrees.
Ocean temperatures are also perfect ranging from 71 to 81 degrees year
Kauai offers seven distinct microclimates,
from lush interior spots to arid areas on the West Side. Mount Waialeale
(elevation 5,148 ft) is at the heart of Kauai's uninhabited interior
and is a quintessential rainforest with over 400-inches of rain per
year. The rain that falls around Mt. Waialeale generally does not affect
the coastal parts of the island, which get far less rain than the central
spots (as little as 18-inches a year in western areas). Much of Kauai's
rainfall is a nightly occurrence, and the rain showers that do occur
are almost always brief. When you do see rain, wait for the beautiful
rainbows that follow.
trade winds in Kauai also keep things cool for visitors. The winds are
generally light and help chase away much of Hawaii’s humidity.
With such great weather, any time of year is a good time to visit Kauai.
DAY WEATHER FORECAST
BEST LOCATIONS FOR PHOTOS
This really depends on you. We have kauai
beaches that take twenty minutes to an hour on bumpy dirt roads you
may not have experienced before. We have hikes to secluded waterfalls
many local residents have never seen. We have locations that are in-between.
Finally, we have convenient locations that help to ensure the wedding
party and guests arrive rested and on-time. Be prepared, Kaua'i is not
palm trees and grass shacks on the beach. Most of the palm trees you
see on the beach, on Kaua'i, are at the resorts. Our beaches are dramatic
cliffs, pounding surf and Ironwood trees. For some of our favorite locations,
visit our locations page.
Nobody wants to wait months and months for their wedding and portrait
photographs. You will never have to wait more than 60 days for your
edited photographs. If you need them sooner, just let us know and we'll
work on them day and night to get some or all of them within your timeframe.
SECURE, OFFSITE IMAGE STORAGE
Copies of your wedding and portrait photographs are sent to an off-site,
storage facility. This helps to reduce the chances of damage to your
images, corruption or accidental deletion. It also gives you a convenient
way for you to view your photographs and share them with others. We
keep them there for as long as you need them, at no charge.
We personally review each image for distracting elements, dust spots,
crooked horizons, color, blemishes, tonality, contrast, sharpness and
highlights. We give each image that extra creative enhancement. Some
of the professional photo editing tools we use are Photoshop, Kubota
and Totally RAD Lab. You receive meticulously edited, digital images
that you can deliver to a professional printer or photo lab and make
an unlimited quantity of prints. You can save these images to another
CD or online to make sure you have secure, archival storage.
you tell the difference?
We start with a great image and give it that extra little punch. We
emphasize, we de-emphasize, we give it emotion, we give it some TLC.
Scroll up and down, viewing each image on its' own. You'll get the idea.
We offer convenient credit card payments on all of our services and
products. We accept VISA, Mastercard and cash. Substantial discounts
offered for cash payments.
We offer professional Wedding Photography and Family Portrait Photo
Session Agreements with details of our commitment to you and your expectations
of us, so everyone is "on the same page".
Wedding Photographer and Kauai Family Portrait Photographer