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"When you release expectations, you are free to enjoy things for what they are instead of what you think they should be."
Kaua’i Family Photography Style Guide | Photography by Keri Cooper Taking photos can be intimidating, but I promise you there is nothing to fear! My sessions are laid back and super easy. Think of it less like a big formal shoot, and more like a few friends hanging out and getting some great pictures while we’re […]
You’re finally on the island. You’ve made the long flights and jumped through all the travel hoops. Kaua’i is embracing you with humid air and ocean breezes and the sound of roosters crowing in the background. The kids are begging for more beach time and shave ice. This is the vacation you’ve been dreaming of. […]
With Keri Cooper To get an idea of what a family session is like with Keri check out these videos below. Family Session : morning at Kalapaki Beach Big Family Session : sunset at Keoneloa Bay aka Shipwrecks Beach Family Session : sunset at Anini Bigger Family Session : morning at Kalapaki Does this look […]
Vendor Spotlight I have been lucky to work with the talented family behind Island Weddings and Blessings for many years now. Michael, Fern, and Quinn are great at helping couples and I really appreciate how much they know about Kauai and their ever-present welcoming spirit. This is truly a family business and I feel blessed […]
One of my favorite things about being a wedding photographer in Hawaii is how many intimate weddings and elopements I get to be a part of. There’s something so pure and magical about two people alone on a beach pledging to love each other forever. Gets me every time. As everyone knows, Hawaii is one of the most beautiful destinations on the planet. This allows opportunities for breathtaking wedding photos. However, we can always do better! So I’ve put together five tips to make your small wedding or elopement more photogenic!
STAY-HOME DATE NIGHT IDEAS Netflix & chill is so basic! Have a look at these different ways to spend quality time together. I hope you try these and fall in love with each other even more. Old School Video Games This one will bring you back. Go to https://www.retrogames.cz and get competitive, retro style. Double […]
I want my couples to completely trust me to authentically capture their weddings, and part of that is getting to know them before their day. But because I live on the small Hawaiian island of Kauai, many couples I shoot for are not local, instead they have hired me online to photograph their dream destination wedding. Destination weddings can be tricky, because often I won’t get to meet my bride in person before the big day. This creates a challenge because I want you to enjoy your time, as well as get the great photos you want. Hawaii is one of the most popular places for destination weddings, because of this I have put together a list of 4 things to consider before your Hawaii wedding.
Wedding florals are emphasized by every wedding planner, photographer, bridesmaid and– of course, bride. And there’s an elegant reason: flowers are a symbol of romance. I’ve summarized the importance of wedding florals for you, so continue reading! What They Symbolize There’s a reason florists get paid as much as they do. The next time you […]
I’m truly impressed each and every time I photograph Bri and little Miss T. Every year, for the past three years, I’ve been given the wonderful opportunity to capture a few meaningful moments between this mother-daughter duo. The bond between these two is infectious, plus, who doesn’t love a fun day at the beach? Check […]
It’s been said before and I believe it to be true – Kauai is for lovers. The romance is thick in the air. This is why so many people travel here to fall in love, be married, honeymoon, and pop the big question! I am all about the love vibes and you can imagine my […]
lauren & kyle
"The quality of the finished product
SURPASSED MY EXPECTATIONS.
Keri was awesome the day of the wedding, she took the initiative and was creative with her approach each time. When I look back through the album, it tells a beautiful story of our wedding."
alyssa & troy
"The work you did to make sure we got great shots and where we wanted them went far above anything we expected. It was great to have you there and for you to be so enthusiastic, especially since you were our only guest at the wedding."
genni & chris
"Keri was more than just a wedding photographer; she provided personal support on my wedding day. Her relaxed nature and sweet personality calmed me down considerably on that huge day. My husband, who is very shy, and I felt that she was both professional and personal!"
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