Together, we’ll create the moments that become the highlight of your photo collection and
define your legacy for generations to come.
Connection-led Hawaii photography that provides joy and ease throughout every moment. Combining candid and traditional styles, I capture vibrant, true-to-life photographs without that headache and heartache that can come from standing center stage solo or with your lively family in tow.
Hawaii Big Island Photographer
Hi, I’m Amanda – Hawaii Big Island photographer, homebody with an affinity for travel (yep, it’s possible), and 90s Sci-Fi nerd.
You’re probably thinking, "Wow, that’s a lot of things to be passionate about." Throw in mom, foodie, forever student, and creative in more ways than one, and you’d be right. Being creative at heart means I’m constantly discovering new things to indulge in and appreciate.
From culture to art, I’m fascinated by human connection and all the creations that come from this.
That’s why my process focuses on documenting your real, raw, emotive moments and doing it in a way that enriches your life and experiences. I don’t want you to look back on pretty pictures only to sigh when you remember the frustration of trying to capture a happy, smiley family.
I want you to lose yourself in the memories of belly laughter, feelings of true belonging, and periods of unparalleled joy – the most beautiful feelings life has to offer inspired by art that tells your truth.
& making sure we have a little fun along the way!
Amanda was fantastic to work with. I appreciated that there were multiple locations to choose from and a style guide to help with clothing choices. Our sons were reluctant and
uncomfortable with getting their picture taken and she handled it well and our family pictures turned out beautifully! I couldn’t be happier with our pictures and would completely recommend Amanda!
Vibrant, truthful portrait photography that honors this moment and your story so far
Capture your Hawaii wedding, vacation, or brand with ease & joy, the Amandalani way
"Amanda was amazing. We were traveling from California to the big island and planned a photo shoot with our whole family for our parents anniversary. The entire process was smooth and she had great communication. We took her recommendations for location and time and ended up with the most beautiful golden hour sunset pictures. She took time with each individual family as well as the entire family which was 16 people. She was so kind and patient and was able to get beautiful pictures of all the kids and babies as well as adults. I highly recommend her. You will not be sorry." - Chelsea T.
"Amanda is an incredible photographer - not only delivered amazing photos our family and friends love so much, but also very easy to work with: the communication was really easy, the tips she gave during the photoshoot were really helpful. We were impressed with her professionalism. Hire her!" - Jing Z.