Testimonials

 
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I am celebrating my 50th birthday this year and, as part of that celebration my family and I took a trip to Kailua. Dave Miyamoto was one of the photographers recommended by the beach house rental’s concierge. Once I saw his website, I knew he was exactly who I wanted for my birthday photo shoot.

From our first email to our final hug goodbye, Dave was professional, warm, knowledgeable, and a huge blessing! It was my first time to Hawaii, and Dave picked 2 of the most beautiful sites to do our shoots. His son even offered to let us go on his boat so that we could do underwater shoots since the waters in early October are not safe to do so. We did not get to do that, but Dave’s plan B was better than my plan A! I could not be happier!

He is exceptionally talented, as I am not a model by any means, but he made me feel at ease and beautiful for my special shoot. The pictures are stunning! I highly recommend Dave!
— Janeane G.
 
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WOW!!!!!!!!! Do not waste anymore of your time trying to finding a wedding photographer. Dave is the BEST!!! He made our wedding day unbelievable. I am not an emotional person (I didn’t cry during the ceremony) but every single person in my family, including me, shed a tear of joy when we first saw our wedding pictures. :) They are beautiful and we love them!

My entire family and I are beyond impressed with our wedding photos and with Dave’s professionalism and great personality. I would recommend Dave to anyone that needs any kind of photography done.
— Lisa
 
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Dave and Paula went above and beyond in all aspects of their job, they kept us on timeline while still making sure we were enjoying each moment and not feeling rushed, all while taking AMAZING SHOTS of us!!

We knew photography was the one piece we could not scrimp on because in the end that’s all you really have to immortalize the day! Dave and Paula were amazing, they made us feel comfortable in front of the camera and even stuck around to get those last few family shots once the reception was over.

Words cannot express how truly grateful we are!! Thank you Dave and Paula!!!
— Jennifer
 
Dave Miyamoto did a spectacular job on our engagement photoshoot in Hawaii. My husband and I did a lot of research prior to selecting Dave Miyamoto as our photographer for our engagement photos and we are so happy we picked him!

As soon as we got to Hawaii, we met Dave within hours and discussed ideas and locations for our photos. He was extremely helpful and very easy to talk to. We decided on five themes: beach, underwater, urban, forest/mountain, and sunset. During the shoot, Dave was extremely professional and very patient, especially with the underwater photos. If you’ve never done an underwater shot, it can be challenging as it was for us, but Dave will guide you through it and the end results are fantastic!

We are very happy with our photos taken by Dave! He captured beautiful moments and the locations he selected were perfect! Thank you Dave, for a great experience! We appreciate you and will cherish our photos forever! You are the best! Just pick him as your photographer for your big events!
— Princess & Melvin
 
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Since our wedding venue was not at the beach or near a “picturesque” backdrop (e.g., mountains in the distance), we wondered if that would affect our portrait-style shots. That was not a concern to Dave. He said as long as he found the right lighting, it wouldn’t matter the backdrop.

He was right. Our photos were beautiful—from the “candid” photos that showed the sheer joy in our and our family and friends’ faces to our portrait-style photos.

When we shared our photos with family and friends, many couldn’t believe the shots were taken at our wedding venue, a restaurant in the middle of town. We received nothing but wonderful comments of how beautiful the photos turned out.
— Kara W.