Oahu Beach
Portrait Locations

In Kahala, just a short drive from Honolulu and Waikiki, HI

Waialae Beach

Features: 
- LOTS of palm trees and cute grassy areas
- Long sandy beach
- Centrally located with parking and restrooms
- This is a popular beach for weddings, so there may be other photography going on, however there is plenty of room for everyone.
- Soft pastel sunsets
- Great for morning and sunset sessions


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Waimanalo Beach is in a sleepy residential area near Sea Life Park. It's usually about a 30 minute scenic drive from Waikiki. This beach is our favorite for portraits as it is usually very empty and the dramatic scenery with mountains and soft light makes for the most amazing photos! 

Waimanalo Beach

Best For: 
Morning or sunset
Larger groups
Features: 
Long sandy beach
dramatic mountains and rock formations in the distance
Green area with dreamy trees
Easy access and large parking lot

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On the far west tip of the island, this beach is the furthest away from Waikiki, but it is also one of the most scenic beaches in all of Hawaii. 1.5 hours drive away from Waikiki and 45 minutes from Ko'olina, it's worth the trip!

Yokohama Bay Beach

Features:
- The beach is surrounded by mountains
- HUGE white sand beach
- incredible sunsets
- Some Lava rock, depending on the tide
- Plenty of free parking
-Public restrooms and showers
- $50 travel fee to this beach location

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Paradise Cove Beach fronts the Paradise Cove Luau in the heart of Ko'olina close to all the areas resorts.

Paradise Cove Beach, Ko'olina

Features: 
- White Sand and Aqua Water
- Palm trees
- Beautiful Lava Rock Formations
- Great for morning or sunset sessions
- Very limited parking, a resort shuttle or ride service is recommended

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This hidden gem is on Oahu's north shore just outside of Haleiwa town. It's aqua blue waters and long white sand are the perfect backdrop for portraits!

Papailoa Beach

Features: 
-Looooooong white sand beach
-Mountain views 
-Amazing aqua blue water
-Some green near the beach
-Almost always uncrowded
-Great for morning and sunset sessions ( sunset is soft and pastel)

*$50 travel fee to this location

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In the heart of Hale'iwa town, this beach park has lots of palm trees and golden sand.

Hale'iwa Ali'i Beach Park

Features: 
-Golden Sand Beach
-Palm Trees
-Great for morning and sunset sessions, sunsets are soft and pastel
-Large parking lot
-Restrooms and Showers

*$50 travel fee to this location

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Kualoa Beach Park is located in front of the Kualoa Ranch, where many feature films have been made including Jurassic Park! The dramatic mountains of the area are definitely something out of a movie!

Kualoa Beach Park

Features: 
- Dramatic mountain backdrops
- Big grassy area with trees
- Narrow but long beach
- Lots of parking and public restrooms

*$50.00 travel fee to this location

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