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1 year in business
43 hires on Thumbtack
Very easy to work with especially with my little girl. They knew exactly how to use the lighting provided and was professional. They communicated well throughout the process. Highly recommended!Dec 8, 2018Verified
We are so happy that we booked our maternity photoshoot with Pilialoha in Oahu! Kelsi and Patrick did a wonderful job of capturing beautiful photos for us that we will treasure for many years to come. Booking: Kelsi was so sweet to work with. She replied to my emails very quickly and provided us with great suggestions on what to wear and where to do the shoot. We decided on Makua Beach, which I would highly recommend as it looks very “Hawaiian”. The forecast called for rain on the day of the shoot but Kelsi kept a close eye on the weather and suggested that we go ahead. She was right and it turned out to be a beautiful sunset! Photoshoot: Kelsi crafted a haku (flower crown) for me to wear and it was more beautiful than I had ever imagined. Again, I highly recommend adding this to your package, you won’t regret it! During the shoot, Patrick and Kelsi were very helpful in helping us pose. They were easy going and friendly so we were very comfortable with them. We had a lot of fun during our hour with them and the shoot was the highlight of our trip! The result: Wow! First of all, the edited photos were delivered to us in just six days! Second, the photos were amazing—I love the colors and the artistic style that Patrick uses. They are unique and look like they’re straight out of a magazine. Kelsi and Patrick did a great job of capturing all the shots that we wanted. The photos really speak for themselves so check out their website! All in all, booking with Pilialoha was a great decision. If you’re looking for a skilled photographer who will produce stunning results, look no further!Apr 24, 2018Verified
The experience with them was awesome. We are really happy with the results. They are professional, creative, punctual, appreciative, have patience and knowledgeable. This was a complete package of value for money and time. I would surely recommend them to every one who wants wonderful pictures taken in Hawaii.May 10, 2018Verified
Patrick and Kelsi were great to work with. I am not always the most comfortable in front of the camera, but they were really great about coaching me through things and making things feel natural and comfortable. They also helped me pose and made subtle adjustments to make sure the photos turned out perfect. This was even more impressive as the photos we took were arial, and I was in a harness leaning back off a cliff edge! While this was a bit of a scary feeling, they made sure that everything was safe and clearly were experienced with the set up. Overall it was a really great experience, and I would highly recommend working with them!Mar 13, 2018Verified
I contacted Pilialoha and they responded very quickly. I had to pull off a surprise in less than 24 hours and they made it all happen to perfection. Not only were they responsive but super excited to be a part of a very special moment for us. Kelsi pretty much helped me plan a super amazing surprise from the timing, to the location and every detail in between. The photo shoot was also fun and effortless as they allowed us to be ourselves while suggesting different angles. We honestly cannot imagine how any of this could have been possible without them. This is the best money i have spent in a while and I can't stop looking at the pictures.Feb 24, 2018Verified
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?We think that everyone should have access to stunning portraits and therefore do our best to offer affordable pricing. We create customized package for every customer and offer several add-on options from underwater photography to aerial add-ons and stylized shoots. We also offer discounted rates for any military service members and package discounts if you book two or more sessions at once. We would like to note that there will be an additional 7% tax collected and require a 20% deposit to secure your session date.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?Typically, we first exchange Q&As with each customer to discuss their vision for the photoshoot. This includes your ideal location as well as your preferred styles. Kelsi will usually schedule a phone call for portrait and couples photography and an in person meeting for weddings. Once the location is decided we'll email you an online client contract and invoice. From there we'll send you a "what to expect" and get ready for your session.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?In college, Patrick enrolled in multiple photography courses, including two black & white film and darkroom classes. As an avid scuba diver, he initially fell in love with underwater photography, but quickly branched into landscapes, lifestyle, and adventure photography.
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