These are the memories you hold close to
your heart and the photographs that live on

Big Island Hawaii photographer – serving couples, families & brands

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 photo shoots that add to your island experience

Dip your toes into the experience

Our time here is fleeting, which is why we need to embrace the
beautiful moments – take that trip, capture that photo, let the
laughter light up your soul. It’s what life is for.


Capturing your day with patience & grace 

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! 

-wendy B.

Amanda was friendly in a way that we had known each other forever and even reached out to us with a phone call before we arrived which I feel like nobody does anymore. My whole family just felt very comfortable with her from our 4-year-old to our 75-year-old grandfather. She’s a shining star!

"Amanda was so easy to work with and so talented. She got teenagers to relax and smile!! We enjoyed the entire experience from booking to photo shoot to receiving the photos very promptly. We will cherish these vacation memories for many years to come. Many Thanks to Amanda!" 


Wow, where to begin! Amanda is SO amazing, kind, and fantastic at what she does. We were lucky to have Amanda as our photographer at our wedding and because of Amanda, we have TONS of beautiful photos that we will cherish forever! Our families absolutely adored her, she went above and beyond and was so great about communication. I can’t stop looking at our photos, I love them! 




I believe there is wonder in the tiniest of moments

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.