aloha! my name is michelle loglia-schmidt & i am the photographer/owner of island reflections photography.

i am a total beach bum – a lover of the sea & salty air, sunrises & sunsets, sunshine & spontanaity.

after years of chasing sunshine & waves & living in numerous coastal towns from east to west coast. i fell deeply in love with hawaii. so after graduating with my masters from humboldt state university college of fine arts, i vowed to return to the islands. i now have three kids & live simply on our family farm on the island of kauai surrounded by our fruit trees, chickens, horses, dogs & cats. being in my gardens & in the ocean as much as i possibly can is my life goal. i guess you can say this native east coast girl adapted well to the slow movin island life.

i have been shooting weddings & families in hawaii for 8 years. i shoot both film & digital photography giving you a wide array of images to choose from with every session. i won’t lie, my true passion is in film photography. it’s where my roots of photography began.  as a daughter of a photographer, an art student in days before digital cameras & a lover of the element of surprise, it’s where i feel photography still is captured as a true art form. shooting with film just feels & looks so natural. don’t get me wrong, digital has it’s place in this world of photography too. i shoot both mediums on land & in the sea.

hawaii has so much natural beauty to offer with countless ways to get creative. this place feeds my creative soul.

i would be so honored to capture your wedding day or a timeless milestone in your family. i would love to talk more with you about your story. feel free to say hello by phone, 808-645-0963. or by email at


warmest aloha michelle