Where Play

Little Bird Photography & Films Hawaii Photographer


You know how this goes: You spend time on a gorgeous beach and snap iPhone shots of your kids - then you'll get home and YOU aren't in any of them. (Except maybe one where you handed the phone to a stranger and they cut off the sunset.) 

Yet, you might not be sure how your family would react to an 'official' photo session - after all, you're here to have fun. 

We believe you don't have to choose between fun and photos. You can adore your images and love making them too.

Let's make some memories together! 

The Best Oahu, Hawaii Photographer and Videographer for Fun, Playful Family Beach Portraits

Serving Oahu, Hawaii & All Islands

With no "standing on a beach, hoping everyone will cooperate."  

As professional Hawaii photographers, we follow the rhythms of your unique family, creating a mini adventure that lets us capture the beauty of play. Your session is not something you “get done” so you can go play - the photos are the play. In fact, we make it our mission to ensure your session is the having-a-blast highlight of your entire week.

what if you could change how it feels to have family photos taken?

We know Hawaii like the back of our hand. We help you keep a piece of it, forever.

Playful Photos

add a family film

Whether you live on island or will visit for the first time, our sessions are a soft place to land. We know the secret spots and will watch the weather, so all you have to do is show up and enjoy. Yes really - we do this week in and week out. We let you keep Hawaii exactly as you remember it, together with your people. Hold this sunrise, this splash, this quiet hug in your hands, always

Remember pushing old family videos into your VCR? The tape went through the little door and memories lit the living room. Magic comes when you add motion and sound. Add a short film to any session, and we’ll bring a videographer to stitch moments together into a gorgeous memento to watch anywhere (& this time there’s no danger of accidentally taping over it - wink).

"I have at least one shy child (sometimes three) -

…and one very reluctant spouse. However it all worked out wonderfully. My shy child loved the nets you brought and my spouse warmed up quickly when we began working with you. The wind was crazy, but the pictures turned out beautifully!”

J Engelbrecht


"Heather initiated the discussion about weather -

She was flexible to move the shoot date for optimal weather and that was very helpful!”

 D. Hodge


"We were unfamiliar with
professional photography"

"We were not sure what to expect or how it would turn out – but the session ended up being very natural and we had a lot of fun just being ourselves.” 


l conser

"We had a very large group with different personalities and desires

Heather handled it all perfectly, everyone was happy!”

M castro


"I was worried we wouldn’t seem relaxed since we were doing sunrise photos.  -

But you made it very easy and casual and the photos turned out great.”

J hunter


Meet your Oahu, Hawaii Family & Couples Photographer

About Little Bird

I’m Heather, principal photographer and adventurer-in-chief at Little Bird. I have assembled a team of likeminded photographers who all use the same methods to make sure we offer year-round coverage for playful families across Oahu (my home), Maui, and Kauai.
Learn more about how I swapped photographing wildlife to the wildest life of all (families) here >>

Meet Heather

when you           

you don't have to pose                 



Fun and Playful Hawaii Photography for Families & Couples

Trusted Hawaii Photographer

Oahu is Heather’s home base, and we know every inch and microclimate. One reason we don’t worry too much about weather is because we know which beaches will be sunny when another is rainy - twelve years of experience holding nimble, fun sessions really helps!

One of our favorite places for Maui family photography features beautiful coastal forest, with lush jungle-y trees right next to the ocean. There’s also upcountry Maui for families searching for non-beach scenery. Whatever magic you’re hoping to find, we’ll help.

The pace for Kauai family photo sessions is slow. It has more of a country feel, with a sound track of roosters to go with the waves. As you can only drive around the perimeter, the island nudges you to go on a big adventure.