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.
i am a wife and mama of 3 children ages 16, 14 & 3! so yes, i understand the family dynamic well, i understand the ups & downs, and how hard it can be to get everyone together for a portrait. i do my best to make your portrait experience as painless as possible for the entire family.
i love capturing moments with your family over overly posed portraits.
i start each session with a few posed shots and then i guide you into “poses” to lead you towards interacting with each other. to capture those sweet moments between you and your children, family members, grandparents and grandchildren.
my style of portraits is free-spirited & intuative capturing the true personality & laughter, feeling & expressions of your family. i love capturing everyday lifetsyle images, kids playing & being themselves. i strive to make your session as fun as possible, so no one is stressing over the perfect pose & letting go & being yourselves allowing me to make those magical chaotic moments look like magic!
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: $995
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: $650
My most popular plan! Simple and easy. One hour of photography and your digital files.
Includes a variety of posed and candid images of your family.
up to 8 people
+$25 each additional person
little bit of aloha collection: $450
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
aloha outdoor studio sessions: $300
Tropical Garden Setting at my Hanapepe Studio
30 min session includes edited images for digial download.
max 8 people
AIR & LAND:
Add on our legally insured FAA certified ariel photography for a fun island view of your family in their element and surrounded by the beauty kauai has to offer from a view from up above! $200 for an hour $150 for 30min.
*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
want to see the products we offer click HERE
please do not hesitate to ask any questions you may have.
i look forward to meeting you & your family!