Family Photography - Honolulu Waikiki Oahu

Fun & Creative Beach & Sunset Oahu Family Portraits!

Honolulu & Waikiki family portrait sessions are outdoors on location, typically at the beach or a local park but can be done nearly anywhere. Lightness Photography is an Oahu family photographer offering one of a kind, stunningly gorgeous, family portraits on the sun drenched beaches and sunsets of Hawaii.  Our Oahu family photography sessions are for families of all sizes and ages, from toddlers all the way up to their doting grandparents. We love kids and have lots of patience and experience working with both energetic and shy young ones.

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Your Oahu family portrait session can be held almost anywhere, from nearby parks to deserted, off-the-beaten-path beaches and we will happily recommend the best location that fits your needs and desires. Family beach photography in Oahu can be anytime of day, from sunrise to sunset, though morning is often best for families with very young kids. 

(Pssst.... Check out our Testimonials Page for tons of reviews and photos of families just like yours!
And don't miss our
Behind The Scenes videos and photos too!)

Lightness Photography offers unique, creative and stunning fine art Hawaii family portraits of you and your loved ones. We love to craft those "Wow!" portraits that you can't wait to hang on your living room wall. Golden sunsets, palm tree lined beaches, waves crashing in the background...why settle for mediocre family holiday vacation photos when you can have the best "EPIC," vivid and amazing family portraits? If you like the images you see here, we would love to be your Oahu family photographer!

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We believe life should be fun - it's when we play and have fun that our truest self shines through! And family photography in Oahu is at its best when it captures that inner shine while simultaneously celebrating your connection with family. 

Please see our FAQ's page for more information on our family beach portrait photography. You can also see what it looks like to have a session with Brett by checking out the Behind-The-Scenes page!

A sweet little behind-the-scenes video & photo montage of a morning family photo session on the beach in Oahu.

We hired Brett to do our family trip photo shoot when we visited Oahu. We LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, all the pictures he took. He was so good at what he does and he did an exceptional job. He took many creative pictures that we would have never imagined taking. With kids, it is usually hard to get a good family picture. However, Brett was so good with the kids that we did not have any issues getting our photos taken :). Thank you Brett for the amazing photos and your professional, fun attitude! Highly recommended! - Gana S.

Family Portrait Packages

We have four basic family portrait packages available to cover nearly every budget. Each package can be used for Newborn, Children’s, Family, Couples & Maternity Ph0tography. Generally, you can expect to receive somewhere between 100 - 200 images from a 60 min session.

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Waikiki Mini Package


  • 30 minute session

  • Includes All Digital Images*

  • Available 8am -4pm only

  • Limited to families of 8 or less (counting children)

  • Limited to Waimanalo, Waialae Beach, Hilton Village & Magic Island locations

  • See example session here.

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Aloha Sunshine Package


  • 60 minute session

  • Includes All Digital Images*

  • Includes $100 print credit**

  • Any location on Oahu

  • No limit on family size

  • Only available for sunset sessions at Hilton Village & Magic Island

  • See example session here.

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Ocean Breeze Package


  • 90 minute session

  • Includes All Digital Images*

  • Includes $200 print credit**

  • Perfect for sunset/sunrise sessions, any location

  • No limit on family size

  • Any location on Oahu

  • See example session here.

Hawaiian Bliss Package $1600 

This package is perfect for the family who wants a LOT of fun, cool photos. This can be used to cover a single 3 hour family event or divided into two separate sessions at different times and locations to get the most variety possible.

  • TWO 90 minute sessions (or one 3 hr event)

  • Includes All Digital Images*

  • Includes $300 print credit**

  • 2 locations/times

  • See example session here.

*All Digital Image files are delivered at resolutions optimized for quality prints up to 5x7. Print Release provided.
**Please see our
FAQ’s page for more info about Print Credits.

Details & Other Fine Print

Deposit & Session Reservation
A 50% deposit is required to reserve your Oahu family photography session. However, the deposit is 100% refundable if canceled more than 3 days (72 hrs) before your scheduled session. The deposit can be made on our Booking page.

What To Expect
For suggestion on what to wear, what to expect, weather cancellations, etc, please see our FAQs page!

Session locations can be nearly anywhere on Oahu. We know lots of wonderful places, yet we're always open to new adventures. See our Locations Page for information on our most popular family portraits Oahu locations. A small travel fee applies for sessions on the neighboring islands of Maui, Kauai and Big Island

Refunds & Weather
Refunds are NOT given for anything beyond our control - like weather, wind, sunburns, rain, wet clothes, etc. Rescheduling due to weather is at our discretion only  - but don't worry, we want awesome photos just as much as you do so we'll always do our best to work around inclement weather. In fact, we like slightly disturbed makes for more beautiful images! Worried about less than perfect conditions? Read this blog post!

After The Session
After your session, your Oahu family photographer will lightly edit all your images for maximum beauty and then upload them to an online gallery for viewing and print ordering. We will then schedule a personalized Review & Ordering consultation with you. During the consultation (in front of your computer), you'll be able to view and select your prints. Once you've decided on the prints and sizes you'd like to order, we will do a final touch up edit on your selected images before sending them to the printer.

Besides the usual prints, there are many other great products that you may enjoy, such as custom crafted collages (see images below), canvas fine art, albums, photo books and more~.

The beach flip!

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More FAQ's
Please visit our FAQ's page for more information about family photography Oahu sessions, from what to wear, locations and what to expect. To what a family session looks like with us, check out our Behind The Scenes page!

Questions? Ready to book a session? Click the button below to send us a quick note!


Oahu Family Portraits Gallery

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"Our extended family of 20 people traveled from Utah to vacation in Hawaii. While we were there we wanted family pictures on the beach. Brett was amazing!! He was prompt in his communication before the shoot, he was on time, knew right where to go for the best backdrop, patient with all the little kids we had and was very professional. He was fun, kept the little kids excited and got them to smile. He was kind and we all felt very comfortable. We will definitely use Lightness Photography as our Oahu family photographer again. Thank you, Brett, for an amazing experience!" -Maxfield Family

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