Born and raised in Japan, Rei Mooney fell in love with the Hawaiian islands after graduating from the University of Hawaii. For locals and visitors, her photo shoots celebrate both the area’s natural beauty and her clients’ occasions, be they weddings, honeymoons, engagements, births, or business shoots.
Sleek, artfully composed images. Images that could fit right into any world renowned magazine. That's the kind of photography Greg Heller strives for during all photo shoots. Sessions take place at his professional home studio, or on location where he takes advantage of Hawaii's natural panoramic backdrops. A lifestyle photographer, he shoots action images and portraits, which includes everything from surfing shots to family pictures. He also specializes in product and real estate photography, empowering clients with powerful images as marketing tools.
Anthony Calleja grew up on the Mediterranean archipelago of Malta surrounded by the rich history of the ancient Greeks and Romans. When he got his first camera at age 11 he used the history of the islands and the flavor of the Maltese people as the inspiration for his photography. It's not surprising, then, that after moving to the U.S. it wasn't long before another group of islands caught his eye. Tony moved to Hawaii in 1992 and he's been sharing his photographic talents with local couples and visiting families alike ever since. To ensure professional production, he employs a photojournalistic approach during all photo shoots and enhances all images through detailed retouches using Photoshop.
Tim Orden's four-decade journey as a professional photographer has been a winding one, taking him to picturesque positions including stints as a professor at the University of New Orleans and a photographer for a Hawaiian modeling school. Today, Orden coaxes unguarded moments out of subjects in stunning natural settings including Kailua Beach, Magic Island, and Kahala Beach Park. Orden’s eye for aesthetics remains keen even after the shutters settle, aiding his post-production edits that ready each print for new homes in picture frames or on self-made billboards.
Though the shores and cliffs of Hawaii are stunning in their own right, photographer Jason Matias searches for uncommon angles to display them in a new light. His galleries include such stunning compositions as sand dunes shot upside-down, with a crystal ball refracting the setting sun and water into an upright landscape. His method of choice for displaying these works is a metal print, in which an image is infused into a sheet of aluminum which lends an air of modernity to each print.
Photographer Johnelle Souza and her cameras have been best friends since childhood. As she's upgraded her equipment over the years, her passion for capturing memorable moments—and her fascination with Hawaii's awe-inspiring backdrops—has grown. Her upbeat attitude and skill with natural lighting shines through in her work—and only look better after a professional retouching she performs herself.