About Little bird 

Who believe that your portrait experience matters just as much as your final images.

Let's introduce ourselves so you know we're serous about play, adventure, and never standing around wondering what to do with your hands...

three renegade hawaii photographers & videographers

Owner and Principal Photographer
at Little Bird

There was a sudden rainstorm at the playground. I ran for cover and that’s when I saw it - a small camera, rusting under the slides. I had to rescue it. Water dripped from the viewfinder as I held it up to my eight-year-old cheek, and I saw the world in a frame for the first time.

Even hooked on images, I still didn’t set out to become a photographer. Instead I went into biology, traveling around the USA working in wildlife conservation. I ended up in Hawaii earning a master’s degree in conservation biology, working to protect seabirds. 

After my son was born, I circled back to the viewfinder, which I had been using to photograph wildlife, and started using it to photograph the wildest life of all - families. I love the chaos, energy, and little gestures inherent to each family. I find myself drawn to families whenever I’m out. I watch them play and protect and care for one another. It’s fascinating how these movements can be so beautiful.

Now, I’ve been exploring Hawaii for over years. I know how the weather works, how the tides run, how the light looks at that beach at sunrise in October and sunset in April. I still talk biology shop - often with kids exploring tide pools at photo sessions. But best of all I get to see your world in a frame for the first time, and help you see just how beautiful it is.

Meet Heather

Associate Photographer at Little Bird

Daughter of a Native Hawaiian-Chinese mom and an Irish dad, I grew up on the sugar cane clad north shores of the Big Island, and I now live on Oahu. I was named Keao after my grandmother which I always felt honored by. Keao, pronounced “kay-ow”, is one of the many Hawaiian words for light. And now as a professional photographer working with families and couples, I love painting beautiful photos with that incredible island light.

In a nutshell, I’m a science nerd, reformed bookworm (book-reading is dangerous as I do not have the willpower to stop reading and will foolishly forego much needed sleep), and have proudly resisted giving up my child-like ways. I specialize in photographing families with young children and I take full advantage of the excuse to climb trees, hunt for crabs, and run through the whitewash with the littles…all for the sake of the perfect photo, of course!! I have two sweet and sassy princesses at home who give me plenty of practice and keep me laughing constantly with their quick humor, something they definitely inherited from my husband.

My photography style emulates my family life; playful with lots of laughter and always full of love.

Meet Keao

Associate Photographer at Little Bird

After a wild ride of having four babies in five years, I refined years of journalism and mommin' into an actually-enjoyable family photo experience. 

Turn a blind eye to misbehavior, talk a lil potty talk, make it a competition, and say yes! (Srsly, don't say no during the session)

Look, if the kids aren’t having a good time, no one is right? Of course I'm right! More time doesn't make anyone cry less. 

Its easy to get lost in the daily grind of meal prep, homework and baseball/soccer/football practice. The days can feel long but the years are short. Time isn't slowing down. 

So let's stop. Remember what's most important about motherhood and freeze your crazies just as they are - equal parts beautiful and ridiculous.  

Meet alison

"they told a story, our story."

"The images we received didn't just have a kid standing in front of the ocean. They told a story, our story. For that, I am forever grateful. Mahalo."

H. Kramer 


"we would love to keep getting behind your lens."

"Our only regret is that you are in Hawaii and we are all the way in Connecticut. Because, really, we would love to keep getting behind your lens." 


"...really capture the kids' spirits"

"Thank you doesn't begin to say how grateful we are for the amazing photos! They are so "us" and really capture the kids’ spirits."

N. Hynson


An fun-filled approach
to Hawaii Portraits

We do things differently

Adventure Filled

Plunge headfirst into Oahu's awe-inspiring landscapes with Little Bird's action-packed photo sessions. Our unique approach guarantees that unforgettable memories are snapped in the midst of Hawaii's show-stopping panoramas, leaving your friends back home utterly gobsmacked!

Playful Experience

At Little Bird, we whip up a chilled-out, fun-filled setting for your family photography adventure. Our skill in catching unscripted moments of chuckles and bliss transforms each session into a genuinely pleasurable and memorable journey through the pages of your family's storybook.

High-quality Art

Safeguard your treasured recollections with Little Bird's extraordinary photo products. Our unwavering dedication to top-notch quality guarantees that each snapshot is a jaw-dropping work of art, just begging to be flaunted in your humble abode and shown off to your nearest and dearest.