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!

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 Bodhi 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.

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.

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Family 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!

Aloha Package - $499*

A quick and easy family friendly package designed for maximum value with high quality portraits.

  • Session length of 60 minutes
  • Includes 15 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. 
  • Not available for sunrise/sunset sessions
  • Limited to families of 8 or less (counting children). For larger families, please use the next package.
  • *Cash discount available - see more info below

Ocean Breeze Package - $699*

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 25 full resolution professionally edited digital images of your choice
  • Includes mobile phone gallery app of up to 100 images (not the actual images files)
  • 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 - see more info below
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Luminous Light Package - $1199*

Designed for larger families or for those who want the maximum value for their family photos.

  • Session length of 2- 3 hrs (typically split into two sessions at different locations and times for maximum variety)
  • Includes ALL the digital images from your session
  • Print Release Included
  • 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 - see more info below.

Luxury Paparazzi Package - $1999

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

*CASH* Discount Available:
Save money by paying in good old fashioned green cash! To be eligible you must request this option at the time of scheduling. Deposit is paid by CC and taxed, but the remainder is paid in cash day of session. Aloha Package take off $30 (you save $42), Ocean Breeze Package take off $50 (you save $78), and the Luminous Package take off $100 (you save $148 - based on discount and tax savings).

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 edit all your images for maximum beauty and then upload them 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.

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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 as our Oahu family photographer again. Thank you, Bodhi, for an amazing experience!" -Maxfield Family

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