and "Hau" (husband and wife) are both
professional kauai wedding photographers, family
portrait photographers, and wedding officiants,
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. Since 2006,
Ken and Haunani have photographed over 500 weddings
Ken was born an identical twin,
in Los Angeles, California. His twin brother Dan,
lives in Sedona, Arizona. While living in San
Diego, Ken started something that would eventually
bring him to the island of Kaua'i. He started
making photographs of hula dancers, along the
coast of Southern California near La Jolla, with
the help of the hula school, Halau 'O Pualani,
in San Diego. Ken served as a Board Member for
the La Jolla Art Society and had his black/white
photography prominently displayed in several prestigious
locations, including the Merrill Lynch Building
and the Kyocera Corporation Gallery. Giving speeches
at the local Sierra Club and Masonic Lodge, his
work has also been donated to the Del Mar Clinic
and auction fundraisers for the Burn Institute
and Multiple Sclerosis.
early 2005, Ken decided he would have better opportunities
photographing Hula if he moved to Kaua'i. In 2005,
he sold everything, gave up the technology career
and moved to Kaua'i to work as a full-time photographer.
It was a tough first year, working as a restaurant
manager, selling appliances at Sears and getting
some work as a photographer for the only newspaper
on the island. Ken met his wife, Haunani "Hau"
Kaiminaauao at the Garden Island Newspaper. Ken
and his family live on the south shore, in Koloa.
Hau's full name is Haunani Kapuuwainui Kaiminaauao,
which translates to:
(Beautiful mist) (Big Heart) (Seeker of Knowledge).
I'm sure she'll be happy to help you pronounce
it. Haunani Kaiminaauao was born and raised on
the island of Kaua'i. She is of Native Hawaiian
ancestry, Chinese and Portuguese. Haunani's ancestors,
on her grandfather's side, originate from the
"forbidden island" of Ni'ihau. She is the wife
of Ken Posney. A mother of four children and daughter
to Cynthia and Lambert Kaiminaauao. She loves
spending time with her ohana (family), sharing
her experience of Aloha, her island home, Kaua'i,
living and celebrating life. Ken and Hau have
four teenagers, Sepa, Levi, Hali'a and Oli. Sepa
is about 19 now, living away from home, on Kaua'i.
Levi is in a last year of high school and will
be majoring in Hawaiian Studies, Hali'a wants
to be a dentist and maybe join the Air Force.
Oli is into all kinds of sports and is "undecided".
Haunani has lived on Kaua'i for most of her life,
living in Anahola (northeast side) and Koloa (south
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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.
COPYRIGHT RELEASE FEE
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.
EXTRA TRAVEL FEE
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 for this.
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. We do charge for any
cutting/pasting of heads, eyes, smiles and/or
Some photographers charge an additional
fee for your CD or DVD. We do not charge extra
SIZE UPGRADE FEE
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.
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 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".
TIME FOR WEDDING 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:
TIMES FOR HAWAII
LOCATIONS FOR PHOTOS
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
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
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
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. - Kauai
Visitors Bureau 10
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