my name is michelle, but i mostly go by my nickname, chelle. i am a new york native who transplanted in kauai in 2000. i have been photographing lifestyle family portraits on kauai, hawaii under my business, island reflections photography, since 2006.
as a mom of three awesome kids, who grew up faster then i could blink and a wife to a super creatively talented husband of 20yrs!! i know first hand what it’s like to want to preserve every second of my babies being little. i also know what a chore getting the family together for photos can be. i do my best to make the photo taking experience as painless as possible for the whole family.
with experience in my craft and growing wisdom, i realize even more as each year passes how priceless timeless imagery is for our life story.
my style of photography is a beautiful mess of film double exposures and dreamlike portraits that speak your truth.
i start each session with a few “posed” shots and then i guide you into “poses” to lead you towards interacting with each other. capturing those sweet heartfelt moments between you and your children, family members, grandparents and grandchildren.
i shoot sessions with both film &/or digital cameras at every session unless you specify one or the other.
i shoot on location using only natural light. locations can be at the comfort of your home or at a favorite outdoor location.
i shoot one session a day giving you the option for a morning or evening shoot. giving you control of vacation activities, busy life schedules & happiest baby hours.
feel free to surf around my blog to see more of my family portraits.
aloha lifestyle collection: $1200
My favorite! This collection is a 90 minute photo session with all your digital files.
This is a great choice for large groups or lifestyle sessions where you want time for posing, candids and creativity.
simply aloha collection: $850
My most popular plan! Simple and easy. One hour of photography and all your digital files.
Includes a variety of posed and candid images of your family.
up to 8 people
+$35 each additional person
little bit of aloha collection: $650
Only offered at specific West or South shore locations on Kauai.
30 min of shooting time, all edited images of your family with digital files for personal use.
up to 6 people
*professional archival prints can be purchased thru your online gallery
*neighbor islands add $400 for travel
*session dates are NOT held until 50% of your session is paid as a non-refundable deposit to secure your session date
questions on what to wear to your lifestyle session? click HERE
please do not hesitate to ask any questions you may have.
i look forward to meeting you & your family!