LOCATION GUIDE

Sunsets:

These are a majority of the locations I prefer to shoot at for sunset sessions. The lighting in the evenings are perfect at these locations, and they are dependent on the weather conditions as well. The more clouds, the better, so if you choose a location and I tell you the weather will not be prime for that location, I will choose a location where your images will come out beautiful and that will portray my portfolio the best. I cannot control Mother Nature, and there are times last minute I have to change the location of the photo session because of the weather.

Makaapuu'

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Sunset- Located on the Windward Side of Oahu approximately 30 minutes from Waikiki Beach. This location is known for its unique lava rocks, tide pools, and a large mountain in the backdrop. This beach is not great for swimming and the water is typically rough, but the tide pools you can easily go swimming in.

Kualoa

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Sunset- Located on the Northside of Oahu near Kualoa Ranch about 50 minutes from Waikiki Beach. This location is known for its small beach, with white sand and turquoise waters and it is a great beach for swimming as well.

Kaaawa

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Sunset- Located on the Northside of Oahu near Kualoa Ranch about 50 minutes from Waikiki Beach. This location is known for its small beach, sowith white sand and turquoise waters and it is a great beach for swimming as well.

Secret Island

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Sunsets - Located on the Northside of Oahu near Kualoa Ranch about 50 minutes from Waikiki Beach. This location is known for its small beach, with white sand and turquoise waters and it is a great beach for swimming as well.

Makua

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Sunset (Saturday/Sunday only) - Located on the far west side of the Island. This location is about a 35 minutes drive from Koolina and about 60 minute drive from Waikiki Beach. It has lava rocks, beautiful lush fields with a big mountain in the backdrop.

Kahana Bay

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Sunset - Located in Kaawa which is up near the Northshore. It's approximately 50-60 minutes from Waikiki Beach. This location is known for its large green mountain, green trees and grass & a wooded area with trees and really moody sunsets.

Crouching Lion

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Sunset - Located in Kaawa which is up near the Northshore and around the block from Kahana Bay.. It's approximately 50-60 minutes from Waikiki Beach. This location is known for its large green mountain, green trees and grass & a wooded area with trees and really moody sunsets.

Ka'ena Point North

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Sunset - Located on the far North West side of Oahu. Ka'ena Point is approximately 60-70 minutes from Waikiki Beach. It is known for its straw grass, lava rocks, choppy water, and really unique beaches. There are lava rock cliffs at this location that are on the side of the water that makes it unique.

Polo Norte Beach

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Sunset - Located on the far North West Side of Oahu. This location is about 70 minutes West of Waikiki Beach. It is a nice beach with pine trees lining the sand and a mountain backdrop way in the distance. It is usually crowded on the weekends, so the weekdays are preferable.

Kawela Bay

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Sunset (weekdays only) - Located on the North Shore. This location is about 70 minutes from Waikiki Beach and 55 minutes from Koolina. It is one of the only locations on Island that has beautiful banyan trees and a really nice wooded area that is very photogenic for photo sessions. It is popular on the weekends because of the banyan trees and hiking trails. The beach is gorgeous as well and has a tree line surrounding the sand and the water is always calm.

Lanai Lookout

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Sunset - Located on the East Side of the Island approximately 30 minutes from Waikiki Beach. It's unique to the Island and there is no place similar. All lava rocks and rough on your feet and when it's is windy or rough seas, it could be dangerous. I recommend going barefoot, but bringing easy slip ons or slides to walk to certain locations at this spot.

Moks

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Sunset - Located on the Northshore approximately 60 minutes from Waikiki Beach. The beach is secluded, parking is easy, the beach is lined with green trees, and the water is typically calm. Parking is simple and there is ample parking as well. This location is typically best with partly cloudy or cloudy skies!

Bellows AFB Beach

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Sunset- (must be military to access this location) - This beach is located up near Kailua. Bellows is approximately 45 minutes from Waikiki Beach and is located on an Air Force Base. This beach has white sand, and blue water and there is a large mountain range in the backdrop.