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.

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 a locations 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. 

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 "EPIC," vivid and amazing family portraits? 

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. 

Honestly, they (photographers) don’t come better than Bodhi. PERIOD. My family loves destination photography. We have handpicked photographers in London, Rome, Paris, Maui, and Honolulu. There were some really bad experiences, some fairly good ones and then there is EXTRAORDINARY BODHI. He is pleasant, hardworking (puts in a lot of effort to try out different settings and techniques throughout the session), amazing with young/difficult children and the results are SO good. He turns the photos around in one tenth of the time compared to other photographers bc his techniques are so good that very little post editing is required.
I recommend him to all my friends and family and they always come back thanking me profusely for the pleasant experiences and breathtaking images that Bodhi gave them. -Jennifer L.

Portrait Packages

All the Portrait Packages listed below can be used for Newborn, Children’s, Family, Couples & Maternity Photography. If you don't see a package that fits your needs, please contact us for a custom family photography quote!

Waikiki Mini Package - $399*

A quick and easy friendly family package designed for maximum value. Please Note Below: This package has limitations on locations, hours and people.

  • Session length of 45 min
  • Includes 25 full resolution professionally edited digital images of your choice
  • Print Release included (print anywhere you choose)
  • Personalized online gallery where you can view, print and download your images.
  • The session is a blended mix of candid and posed photos to your preference
  • All images are edited for color, clarity and composition. 
  • Only valid for Waikiki resort locations as well as Waialae Beach Park, Magic Island & Waimanalo Beach
  • Only available between the hours of 8am and 3pm, seven days a week (no sunrise/sunset sessions)
  • Limited to families of 6 or less (counting children). For larger families, please use the next package.
  • *CASH* Discount Available: Save $30 by paying in good old fashioned green cash. To be eligible you must request this option at the time of scheduling and before paying your deposit.
     
 
 

Ocean Breeze Package - $549*

A typical family photography session at nearly any beach or park location on Oahu, with no family size limitations. Can be used for sunset and sunrise sessions.

  • Session length of 90 minutes
  • Includes 35 full resolution professionally edited digital images of your choice
  • Print Rights included (print your images anywhere)
  • Personalized online gallery where you can view, print and download your images.
  • All sessions are a blended mix of candid and posed photos to your preference
  • All images are retouched for color, clarity and composition, with  occasional small blemish retouching. 
  • *CASH* Discount Available: Save $40 by paying in good old fashioned green cash. To be eligible you must request this option at the time of scheduling and before paying your deposit.
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Luminous Light Package - $899*

Designed for larger families or for those who want the maximum variety for their family photos (ex: one daytime session and one sunset session, two different locations).

  • Session length of 2-3 hrs total (often split into two sessions of 90 min/ea at different locations and times for maximum variety)
  • Includes 150 full resolution professionally edited digital images of your choice
  • Print Release Included
  • Includes Phone App - any 100 images from your gallery permanently on your phone
  • Personalized online gallery where you can view, print and download your images
  • All sessions are a personalized mix of candid and posed photos, to your preference
  • All images are retouched for color, clarity and composition, with  occasional small blemish retouching. 
  • *CASH* Discount Available: Save $99 by paying in good old fashioned green cash. To be eligible you must request this option at the time of scheduling and before paying your deposit.
 
 

Luxury Paparazzi Package - $1995

Document your Oahu family vacation and be in the photos yourself for a change! An all inclusive coverage that lets you book multiple sessions for different days, to capture professional quality photos of your families Hawaii vacation. 

  • Up to 5 hrs of coverage over 2-3 days/events/sessions on Oahu
  • Includes ALL Digital Images
  • Includes Phone App - any 100 images from your gallery permanently on your phone
  • Print Release Included
  • A customized blend of paparazzi candid and formal posed sessions...candid photos taken as you enjoy your family vacation, playing at the beach, on a sunset cruise, at the luau, hiking, hanging out at the pool, etc, as well as posed sessions.
  • Personalized online gallery where you can view, print and download your images.
  • All images are retouched for color, clarity and composition, with  occasional small blemish retouching. 
 
 

Details & Other Fine Print

Deposit & Session Reservation
50% of the Session Fee is required to reserve your Oahu family photography session. However, the Session Fee is 100% refundable if canceled more than two (2) full days before your scheduled session. Deposits 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!

Locations
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 weather...it makes for more beautiful images!

After The Session
After your session, your images will be carefully edited for maximum beauty and then uploaded to an online gallery for viewing and print ordering. You will be emailed a link to the gallery so you and your family can immediately choose and download the digital images included in your package. In addition, gallery quality prints as well as collages, albums and photo books are available for purchase right from your online gallery. You'll receive the full print rights to all the digital images your receive.

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.

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

 
 

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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. Bodhi 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 again. Thank you, Bodhi, for an amazing experience!" -Maxfield Family

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