Alvarado Photography LLC - (AP)

Aiea, HI

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What do you enjoy about the work you do?

We love meeting new people. Many of our clients are either in the military or visiting Hawaii for a vacation. So we are constantly making new acquaintances and friends.


Aiea, HI 96701


10 Reviews
  • Jennet R. Nov 19, 2013
    My family and I decided to take family photos during our vacation in Hawaii. After extended research we found Alvarado Photography and decided to go with them based on their many positive feedback. I have 3 kids, and Jess was very patient with us. She was very down to earth and was easy to work with. We just got the proofs to our photos and they turned out spectacular! We only had an hour to shoot and in that time frame Jess was able to capture some unbelievable shots! I love them all! I am so glad we chose Alvarado Photography for our first family photo session!
  • Erin H. Jul 28, 2013
    After receiving a recommendation from a friend of mine, my husband and I decided to look up Alvarado Photography and their work. We were so impressed that after just five minutes of looking them up online, we were emailing AP to schedule our maternity pictures. We emailed Jess back and forth for a while setting up which time, date, and location would be the best for us. Her opinions helped out so much in our choice. We chose the North Shore location, and can assure you that we were not let down! We drove up to the North Shore and by the time we got there, the weather had turned too sour to shoot that day. Jess was so understanding and sweet, and we rescheduled a new shoot within the next couple days via email. During the shoot, a week or so later, we felt so comfortable and never had to fake a smile! Jess was easy and funny to work with and worked so well interacting with my husband and me. We felt very relaxed and at ease the whole time; you can definitely tell from the pictures! She let me rest and take a break in the middle of the shoot (I was 38 weeks pregnant), and was very caring of our safety around the rocks and ocean. The pictures turned out absolutely incredible, and we got them in a very timely manner. The photos were so well done, we couldn't help but love them all! For the price, professionalism, and care, we absolutely recommend Alvarado Photography to anyone looking for amazing pictures!
  • Angela T. Jul 12, 2013
    We were in Hawaii on a family vacation in June to celebrate our 10 year wedding anniversary, and we wanted to find a photographer who could take photos to celebrate the occasion. We found Alvarado Photograhy online and we are so happy we chose them for our photos! From the very beginning, Jess was quick in responding to questions via email and phone, and she was so friendly that she put our kids and us at ease on the day of the photoshoot. She suggested a hidden cove at Ko'olina that was just breathtaking, and she knew lots of different poses that felt really natural and captured our personalities and the beautiful scenery perfectly. Every photo came out stunningly beautiful!! We would definitely recommend Alvarado Photography to anyone visiting Hawaii, you will not be disappointed! We only wish she was here in California so we could book Alvarado Photography for all of our special occasions! Her work is absolutely beautiful!!
  • Detwarn B. Jul 2, 2013
    My wife and I visited Oahu for the very first time to celebrate our 10 year wedding anniversary and we wanted better photos than just from a camera phone. I goggled photographers in Oahu and as I came across Alvarado Photography website and I was in total awe of the photos I saw there. So I e-mailed Alvarado Photography to see if they were available on a specific date and time and they were. From the very first e-mail I received the utmost professionalism, every email I sent was responded to quickly and I was provided easy driving directions to the location of our photo shoot. The photos came out simply amazing, I could not be more thrilled about how the photos came out. My wife and I are extremely happy that we choose Alvarado Photography.
  • Kate B. May 19, 2013
    Having recently visited Hawaii for the first time we decided we wanted to have some photos taken. We googled and made enquiries to a number of photographers, which was our only option from Australia! Jess Alvarado stood out right from the start. Her photos are stunning. There are no words to describe how beautiful they are. Communication was fantastic. Jess replied to all our emails and questions immediately. The day itself was brilliant, Jess makes you feel so at ease and comfortable. Nothing was too hard and everything we asked for was catered for. It was so much fun and definitely 1 of the highlights of our trip. We would recommend Alvarado photography to anyone. They are second to none.
  • Alexander K. Apr 17, 2013
    My girlfriend and I visited Oahu recently (March 2013). Since she had birthday a few days before we traveled there, I needed to get a birthday present. I decided to surprise her with a couple photo shooting from Alvarado Photography at the Ko Olina lagoon. The photo shooting turned out to be the best present ever. We both love the photos and had a lot of fun during our shooting. From start to finish, Jess responded to all my e-mails really quickly and made it very easy for me to get all formalities, which are related to the shooting, done. Since the weather during this period of time is changeable on Oahu, it was very important to me that we had the possibility to reschedule the shooting during our stay. Jess stayed really flexible and called us two hours before our shooting to check if the weather was good. The shooting itself was fantastic! Everyone who has ever done a couple shooting before will know what it means to find the right pose, in order not to look like puppets on the pictures. Jess was really creative and professional in this context. She took us to different spots, helped us to find the right poses and took great authentic pictures! The overall atmosphere was so relaxed and we felt really comfortable during our shooting. Retrospective, I would love to do it again and it was definitely worth the money. I can highly recommend Alvarado photography! Thanks for the great pictures!
  • Tiffany S. Apr 1, 2013
    My Fiance and I got engagement pictures from Alvarado Photography and they were so beautiful! Alvarado Photography are affordable and well worth the money for there amazing and talented pictures. My Fiance and I live in Alaska but, he was working in Hawaii for a few months. It was easy to talk to Alvarado Photography from Alaska and get everything ready for the pictures when I went to Hawaii to visit because they are very organized and easy to work with. I had a lot of fun with them while taking our engagement pictures. I would most definitely recommend them to anyone who are getting engagement pictures. If they lived in Alaska I would have them do our wedding photos. Thank you for giving me the most wonderful pictures! -Tiffany and Josh
  • Charmaine C. Feb 16, 2013
    Jess and JohnRey are outstanding photographers. They are warm, friendly, caring people. We were very comfortable in our photoshoot. We are very pleased and excited about our photos. Thank your for the great memories!
  • Jen R. Feb 7, 2013
    Jess at Alvarado Photography was amazing to work with! This was our first visit to Hawaii and we were celebrating our 10 year anniversary. We couldn't have picked a better photographer to help us remember our wonderful vacation! Jess was very friendly and made us feel very comfortable. I liked that she really took her time with us and asked if there were any specific shots we wanted. The pictures came out Amazing & I would highly recommend Alvarado Photography to anyone wanting photos taken in Oahu.
  • Kim A. Jan 15, 2013
    Kim & Onin Arongay When my husband (then fiance) was looking for photographers online, he stumbled upon Jess and John's website and was blown away. Their shots were so unique and beautiful that we asked for an appointment immediately. Once we met and spoke with them, we were sure we had found our photographers. Working with John and Jess was a dream. They are so accommodating and professional and always made us feel at ease. And when you're planning a wedding on your own, like we were, it's so wonderful to feel so assured that your photography is in the good hands of Jess and John's solid teamwork. We're so happy with both our engagement and wedding photos, that it was a struggle to choose our favorites. Our marriage license agent gave us this advice: "whatever you spend on for your wedding, choose the best photographers you can because in the end, those are your memories." I know we did with Alvarado Photography.


What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
Visit for most updated listing. Standard prices for couple and family portraits: 1 hour Couple/Family Package (2-7 People and or Pets) is $250.00 tax includes: (cannot be used for weddings or vow renewals) Time and Travel* Location of your choice Unlimited Shots and Poses Wardrobe Changes (optional) 40 pictures digitally enhanced on a DVD. On-line Proofing Gallery for 2 weeks Photographer release form to make prints and enlargements (Perfect for Graduations, Couple, Engagements, Family, Friends, Maternity, Pets, Children) ------------------------------------------------------------------------ 1 Hour Small Group Package (8-15 People and or Pets) is $275 tax includes: (cannot be used for weddings or vow renewals) Time and Travel* Location of your choice Unlimited Shots and Poses Wardrobe Changes (optional) 45 pictures digitally enhanced on a DVD. On-line Proofing Gallery for 2 weeks Photographer release form to make prints and enlargements (Perfect for Graduations, Couple, Family, Friends, Maternity, Pets, Children, Small teams, Multi family) ------------------------------------------------------------------------ 1 Hour Large Group Package (16 People and or Pets) is $300 tax includes: (cannot be used for weddings or vow renewals) Time and Travel* Location of your choice Unlimited Shots and Poses Wardrobe Changes (optional) 50 pictures digitally enhanced on a DVD. On-line Proofing Gallery for 2 weeks Photographer release form to make prints and enlargements (Perfect for Graduations, Family, Friends, Maternity, Pets, Large teams, Multi family) ------------------------------------------------------------------------ 30 min Mini Session is $175.00 tax includes: (ONLY for individual or couple portraits and cannot be used for weddings or vow renewals ) Time and Travel* Location of your choice Unlimited Shots and Poses Up to 20 pictures digitally enhanced on a DVD** On-line Proofing Gallery for 2 weeks Photographer release form to make prints and enlargements ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Ala Carte/Other Services Extend Session - $125 plus tax per half hour Additional Photographer (coverage) - $100 per hour plus tax Additional duplicate Wedding DVD Album - $50 plus tax (Free shipping within USA) Online proofing 1 month extension - $25 Online proofing upload (re upload fee) - $25 *A $25 Time and Travel fee may apply to locations exceeding one-hour commute time, specifically these areas: Pupukea, Waiale E, Kawela Bay, Kahuku, Laie, Hauula, Punaluu, Kaaawa, Nanakuli, Maili, Waianae, Makaha, Kaena Point, Mokuleia, Waialua, Makapuu Point *A parking fee of $10 (or greater depending on the available parking structure for the location) may apply to any location where free public parking is not available within 5 min walking distance from the photo session location. *A $25 return/refund fee is charged for any qualified returned, refunded or processed checks (refunds or bounced) *A fee of $25 or 2.9% of deposit $0.30, whichever is greater will be charged for any qualified refund or processed credit card/debit card/PayPal/google check out transactions. * Color Corrections, Tone changes, Minor special edits (Black and white/Sepia/Color Isolations) Prices are subject to change without notice. Prices and availability are subject to change at any time by photographer. For concerns or other requests please contact us Photographer release form to make prints and enlargements
What types of customers have you worked with?
Hawaii Weddings, Oahu Destination Weddings, Family Portraits, Couple Portraits (engagements, anniversaries), Model portfolios and other events
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
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