I fully immerse myself in each photograph, focus on the story being told, and stay in-tune with my clients emotions. Covering weddings is fulfilling to me for so many reasons. The beautiful dresses, awesome locations, happy people, lovey-dovey tender moments- what more could I ask for? It is THE BEST feeling to see the bride and groom elated about their wedding images and knowing that they will cherish them forever.
My style it to capture the spirit of each couple with just the right combination of fun and sophistication. You want amazing photos that express your uniqueness, and that is what I want to create for you—images that tell your story and make you shine. Wedding Collections include a custom designed lay flat album, online proofing in your own gallery, and photography coverage by Keri Cooper.
A promise to my clients. I will
-provide awesome images in a timely manner.
-treat you and your time with respect in every interaction.
-communicate the vision of the project with you and provide options to create the images you desire.
-actively capture images with a positive attitude.
We got the pictures and we absolutely love them!! Thank you so much for helping to make our day so special. The pictures are amazing. If I know of anyone who needs a photographer in Hawaii, I will definitely give them your number.
We both really enjoyed meeting you and again thanks for everything.
-Jon and Annie
We both love your easygoing style; you totally made us relax and we love all of our photographs!
-Stephanie and Ben
Keri was more than just a wedding photographer; she provided personal support on my wedding day. Her relaxed nature and sweet personality calmed me down considerably on that huge day. Both my husband, who is very shy, and I felt that she was both professional and personal... Keri was the perfect combination of the two!
-Amanda and Josh
Keri was awesome the day of the wedding (and ring ceremony too!). She was focused and prepared. She was there for each special moment of the day and luckily, suggested a spontaneous sunset shoot on the beach, which was magical. I never had to ask Keri to get certain shots of the day. She took the initiative and was creative with her approach each time. When I look back through the album, it tells a beautiful story of our wedding. The quality of the finished product surpassed my expectations.
-Manda and Ian
I've spent hours looking at the wedding pics. They are beautiful!! I'll also be ordering a few more from your website, which, by the way is great, very user friendly! It was great to meet you and I can't wait to get the photos!
-Susan (Manda’s Mom)
Paul and I wanted to thank you for such a fabulous job you did on Saturday. The time you took, the attention and care - everything was absolutely wonderful. I just wanted you to know how much we appreciated your presence there, and the outstanding job you did.
How long have you been a wedding photographer?
I photographed by first wedding on Feb 14, 2000.
How many weddings have you shot, how many were you the lead photographer?
I have been the lead photographer for well over 600 weddings (stopped counting at that point).
Are you insured?
Yes, I am covered for liability insurance which is required to photograph in Hawaii and at any hotel/resort.
Do you have backup equipment?
Yes, I have backup cameras and lenses, flashes, etc.
How long will you shoot for?
That is determined by the wedding collection you chose. My coverages range from one hour of photography to an all day coverage.
How many images do we get?
There is no set number of images I provide since there are many variables that effect the amount of images you receive. Time is the biggest factor, also the amount of guests and the size of your album could also play a factor. Once your wedding collection is chosen and we discuss your specific wedding day I can give you an estimate of how many images to expect.
Do you provide digital negatives in the package? If so are they retouched?
Digital negatives are available as an add on to your collection. If you purchase the digital negatives all images will be processed and ready for printing.
Do you offer online proofing and ordering?
Online proofing gives you an easy way to view your wedding photos, share them with others, order online, and chose your favorites for your album, all through one website. Yes, I offer online proofing. It is especially great for my clients who live on the mainland.
When will the proofs be ready?
Proofs are online within 3 weeks of your wedding.
Can we get images in black and white or sepia?
Definitely, all images can be converted to black and white, or sepia, and often other color variations.
If we decide to book with you, what is the process?
Once you have chosen me to photograph your wedding your date will be reserved with a retainer fee, along with a signed agreement.
At this point you officially have your wedding photographer.
Do you travel to photograph weddings?
I am eager to travel within the state of Hawaii. I have also travelled to New York, Kansas, Colorado, and New Zealand to photograph weddings. I love going to new places and photographing new locations. If you have a photography request for me outside of Kauai please contact me well in advance.
Any other questions?