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Elyse Pono Photography
Elyse Pono Photography

Elyse Pono Photography

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Introduction: Hi there! Photography, to me, is something that shouldn't be forced, so I pride myself on capturing true personalities, love and emotion of events and between people. I don't like over-posed shots and aspire to capture the in-between moments and strive to provide images that can always bring you back to that time. I love capturing peoples true personality and giving them photos that they can enjoy for years to come.

Hired 40 times

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14 years in business

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Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, professionalism, and responsiveness.

Excellent 4.9

31 reviews


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Naomi E.

Engagement Photography

Amazing, Amazing Amazing !!! Pictures came out great, excellent customer service, very flexible, extremely patient and full of energy! My Husband and I lost count of how many times we laughed (: Also very pleasant ! Would definitely recommend for any photography session. Thank you Elyse for everything :) I will reach out for any future photographic needs !! You are the best !!
Apr 29, 2021
Zainab H.

Wedding and Event Photography

Elyse did a wonderful job making us comfortable for a fall family photoshoot. Very professional and sweet. She found beautiful, quiet spots for us and suggested nice poses. I am yet to receive the final work product (we got photos taken just yesterday) but I’m sure she got some great shots of us! Highly recommend Elyse for family and outdoor photo sessions!!
Elyse Pono Photography's reply
Thank you, Zainab! it was such a pleasure working with you and your sweet family.
Oct 26, 2020
Joshua P.

Real Estate and Architectural Photography

I've worked with Elyse on several shoots now. She has always been an absolute pleasure to work with and provides an incredible work product. Our firm works with photographers nationwide for our properties and Elyse is at the top of a shortlist of professionals that I would go out of my way to work with on these jobs because of the quality of the service she provides.
Apr 24, 2020
Katherine l.

Wedding and Event Photography

I'm so happy I found Elyse on Thumbtack and hiring her for our elopement ceremony was one of the best decisions we made! She was super flexible in scheduling the session and so fast at responding, which I really appreciate. On the day of, she arrived earlier than scheduled to scout for great photo spots and gave us great direction to help us feel comfortable and look more natural. I would highly recommend hiring her for your photos- our sneak peeks look amazing and I can't wait to see the full gallery!
Apr 19, 2020
Anna D.

I cannot say enough about our family's experience(s) with Elyse Pono. We have used her on several occasions and not once have I ever been disappointed. Working with Elyse isn't a "family session with 15 photos delivered." Although, she is respectful of your time, don't be surprised if she takes one thousand photos (yes, that many in a short period), and delivers you a few hundred. At the end of our most recent session, Elyse noted that she only had about 100 photos of my toddler son and said, "do you think that's enough or should we take more?" Her thoughtfulness, organic creativity and positivity (if you're like me, you don't like any photos of yourself, but somehow she captures several - EVERY TIME) shows up each time she meets with you and the work she delivers. She's not afraid to engage your children if you need extra distraction and smiles. Her focus is on her subjects, and ensures she delivers you in the most beautiful and natural state.
Apr 26, 2021


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    I am happy to try and work within individuals budget.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I am a 2007 New England school of photography graduate.

  • How did you get started doing this type of work?

    I decided in college after realizing normal schooling wasn't fulfilling that I was ready to make my long time love of photography a career

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