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Big Island Senior Photographer

Big Island Senior Photography Sessions by Laura Pittman Congratulations to the graduating senior class of 2024! I taught high school Photography class at Makua Lani Christian Academy in Kailua Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii over the past couple of years, so I was able to forge a very special connection with several of […]

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Groom dipping his bride with a romantic kiss in Denair, CA

Wedding Photography

Denair, California Wedding: Love, Family & Friends

What happens when family and friends come together . . . This week I’m working on my Hawaii website, pulling photos together from my years as a Fiji wedding & portrait photographer as well as more recent Hawaii photo shoots since I’ve relocated to Kona this year. My niche is definitely tropical, and this new […]

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Family photography session at the Fairmont Orchid with Laura Pittman Photography

Portrait Photography

Fairmont Orchid Waikoloa – Big Island, Hawaii Family Session

Hawaii Family Photography: Fairmont Orchid Resort, Waikoloa Jenny and her family reached out to me during their Big Island stay at the Fairmont Orchid, requesting a family session while they are here in Hawaii. I loved the way that Jenny described their desire to capture their girls at their current ages, as well as document […]

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Kona Family Photographer

Family Photography

Big Island Maternity & Family Session: Old Kona Airport Beach State Park, Hawaii

Tonight I had the privilege of photographing Alexis and her beautiful family at the beach as part of a fundraiser to help build a house in Mexico! Next week my daughter Isla’s middle school/high school is sending a team (along with some parents and master builders) to build a house for a family in need […]

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Surprise Beach Proposal

Engagement Photography

HOW TO PLAN A SURPRISE PROPOSAL IN HAWAII

Ready to pop the question? Here’s how to do it AND capture great photos in Hawaii! You’re heading off to Hawaii, and you’re dying to propose, but you’re just not sure how to do it. After having photographed many surprise proposals, let me tell you exactly what to do! First, pick the ring. (Okay, this […]

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Big Island Wedding Photographer

Wedding Photography

Top 10 Tips for Beach Weddings: Getting Married in Hawaii?

Top 10 Tips for Beach Weddings If you’re planning a destination wedding or elopement in Hawaii, chances are you’re not too familiar with the tropics, and may feel unsure regarding what you need to keep in mind for a beach wedding. Let me help you out! These are the top tips that I want you […]

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Tropical family photo shoot

Family Photography

What to Wear to a Family Shoot

Planning for your Hawaii family photo shoot You’ve booked the family photo session and you know it’s a worthwhile investment, especially because you’re all going to be together in paradise (and you really want to capture those moments!). Maybe it’s snowing where you’re at. You look around at your snow boots and jackets, and all […]

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Water Photography

What is a Splash Session?

Water Photography on the Big Island, Hawaii: Kona & Waikoloa Underwater Photography Maybe you’ve heard the term “Trash the Dress.” I never liked that, so for a while I used the term “Drown the Gown” as it has a *slightly* better connotation, but let’s be honest, neither term really sounds great! You don’t really want […]

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Laura Pittman, Hawaii Photographer

Laura

Hello world!

Hello everyone! Welcome to my first blog post! I am so excited to launch this website and can’t wait to share some beautiful images and information here. This website is primarily going to be about wedding and portrait photography on the Big Island of Hawaii, so here’s a couple of examples. Stay posted for more […]

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Capturing beauty and connecting with people brings me joy. A camera lets me do both!

I picked up a camera and the rest is history. I fell in love. The art of photography, the ability to connect with people, and the chance to do what I adore all inspire me. You can feel it when you're with me. Photography has been such a blessing in my life, and I want to pass that blessing on to you.

LAURA 

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