Oahu Family Photographer & Videographer

Creating unforgettable memories in Oahu’s breathtaking landscapes with playful & adventurous family portrait sessions.

Experience Unforgettable Family Fun in Hawaii's Stunning Locations


Exploring a secret cove. Cracking nuts at a macadamia farm. Tasting shave ice. All with a hefty dose of beach!

I believe family photos should be as much fun to take as they are to look at. A Morning Adventure is exactly that - rather than asking you to just stand around on the beach feeling uncertain, I get to know you and design a mini adventure around what delights your family.

We’ll tailor it just for you, and consider whether you’re morning or evening people, what types of activities you love (forest, tide pools, mellow beach, waves), and what support you need (easy access from where you’re staying, convenience, parking, breastfeeding spots).

This kind of Morning Adventure ensures we don’t just capture sunsets and water - we also snag belly laughs and shared secrets between siblings. His tiny hand in yours, and the perfect curl at the nape of her neck. All the ways you love and protect your beloveds.

Hawaii Adventures with Little Bird Photo & Films

visiting Hawaii?

Consider me a photographer with a teeny bit of travel agent thrown in. I’ve lived on Oahu for more than 20 years and have explored every cove and cranny with my own family - including remote islands frequented only by sea birds.

I know what suits all ages, stages, and interests - and I have a knack for picking the right things for you to choose from (including an option you may never have found on your own).

‘Getting photos done’ doesn’t have to be a separate activity - we can plan for what delights and relaxes you, and you walk away with great images to boot. Multiple clients have told me their photo session was the highlight of their trip!

live on island?

Nothing delights me more than a local family who pulls kids to the beach in a wagon piled high with salty gear. Maybe your years here won’t last forever, but you want to remember your family rhythms and delightful chaos. Show me what your Hawaii looks like. How your family loves and lives in your favorite spaces.

Your morning adventure might start at home making pancakes, and proceed to your favorite patch of shore or shave ice stand. Home is where little moments unroll. You won’t even realize until later how important they were. Consider beginning the morning there, and then we’ll venture to your favorite pocket of forest or beach to revel in the light and lushness of Hawaii. You get all the sun-soaked images you want, plus a few more to make you weep ten years from now. Trust me.

What sort of adventure are you looking for? 

Whether you’re on vacation or simply rolling out of bed on a Saturday, your images will be light, relaxed, a little bit silly, occasionally tender, and a whole lot of love and salty feet. Plus - you will be in them, looking radiant, instead of behind the camera!

Where Play
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Even though your images will evoke laughter and the sound of the Pacific - why not return home with a highlight reel, too? Video helps you see little things you may otherwise forget. Scooping up a toddler and rubbing your noses together. Seeing your daughter’s un-self-conscious spirit on the cusp of teenagerhood. Video adds a dimension to transport you back.  

Leave your iPhone behind (and don’t worry about it dropping in the salt water) and let me record high-resolution moments and weave them into a unique treasure – a short film featuring your family. See examples here.

Captivating Oahu Family Videos

Relive Your Oahu Adventure with a Stunning Highlight Reel

"It was So Perfect."

"Heather also created a video for us that made everyone laugh and cry again because it was SO PERFECT. She nailed it and it's something we will cherish for the rest of our lives."

C. Garcia

★★★★★

"The entire session felt organic..."

"I never felt rushed during the session and that probably has to be the most important thing. Heather made me feel like she had all the time in the world to hang out and take photos of my family."

K. Yang

★★★★★

"Simply Blew Us Away"

"...The colors, the light, the way that she captured the sunlight and happiness on our faces and the mischief and joy and curiosity on my baby's face as we played together as a family--Heather got it all and now we will have these memories to look back on forever."

J. Wells

★★★★★

From Waikiki to North Shore, we plan and capture the best Oahu family adventures in Oahu and beyond.

At Little Bird Photo & Films, we're more than just your expert Hawaii photographer—we're a teeny bit of a travel agent, too! With 20+ years of exploring every cove and cranny of Oahu with our own families, we know the perfect spots for all ages, stages, and interests.

Let us plan an adventure that delights and relaxes you, turning your photo session into the highlight of your trip. Trust us to find hidden gems you may never have discovered on your own, and walk away with stunning images to cherish.

Your Hawaii Photographer and Mini Travel Agent

photo + family films

Which is right for you?

Hawaiian Full Story

You may hear the ocean in a seashell - but not the once-in-a-lifetime laughter of your kids just as they are! Don’t leave the sounds of family togetherness and the crashing Pacific behind. Add a family video to your session and take more of your time in Hawaii away with you! A Hawaiian keepsake that will play on an infinite loop.

A personalized adventure

40+ High Res Image Previews in Online Gallery

Digital Files & Professional Prints Available for Purchase Separately. Collections begin at $695.

Hawaiian photo adventure

Print and hang everyday bits of happiness around the house. Be the envy of social media. Weep over your album, then do it again every year for the next 100. Photo sessions deliver at least 60 images for you to love and share. And no worries - I do offer digital files and you don’t have to be here for any kind of in-person sales. (design work is streamlined for the process to work from afar). We keep things simple.

A personalized adventure

40+ High Res Image Previews in Online Gallery

Digital Files & Professional Prints Available for Purchase Separately. Collections begin at $695.

$1200

$600

A short custom Family Film

*Please note: Session fee does not include digital images. All images are purchased separately as a collection. Session allows up to 6 people; add additional people for $25/person. Travel fees outside Oahu apply. All sales are subject to Hawaii 4.71% general excise tax. 

Family Beach Portraits

Capture your family’s joy with the sun, sand, and sea as your backdrop, Our family beach pictures blend stunning Oahu shorelines, lush tropical landscapes, and your family’s love, creating picture-perfect beach memories to treasure.

Family Sunset Beach Photos

Embrace the golden hour magic with family sunset beach pictures! Our skilled photographers capture your family’s love, framed by Oahu’s enchanting sunsets and serene coastal beauty for striking family photos at the beach.

Water Play Beach Photos

Dive into fun with water play family beach photos! Capture your family’s exhilarating Oahu aquatic adventures—snorkeling, surfing, splashing, or tide pool exploring—in vibrant, action-packed photographic masterpieces.

Get my top ten list of spots in Oahu complete with photos + directions, so you know exactly what to expect. You’ll also receive ongoing adventures, beautiful images and happy updates. Escape to the islands once a month and learn exactly how to enjoy Hawaii like someone who raises their family here!

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