Your Vacation Photographer in Kauai: Meet Kazumi

Meet Kazumi

Your Vacation Photographer in Kauai: Meet Kazumi

Kazumi is often in NYC and Tokyo. Please inquire.

In Kauai, there is no travel fee between Hanalei Bay to Shipwreck Beach on Poipu; beyond there, Kazumi must charge $40 and up depending on distance. 


I am passionate about capturing the true beauty in each person. Since I was little, I have believed that everyone is beautiful. I specialize in family portraits, maternity and weddings here in Hawaii. I have also lived in Japan and NYC, where I mostly concentrated on fashion and editorial. My work has been published in many magazines in Asia and Europe.

Three Things

  1. I wanted to be a photographer since I was 6, but I also wanted to be a ballerina. I realized around age 21 that I have more gift for photography than dance.
  2. I couldn't live without a good sleep. I sleep very well - and each morning makes me happy!
  3. Some of my friends said I have a power to relax others, but not to the point of getting bored with me(I hope!). Oh, also many of my friends say I am an alien. I don't really know why....

Favourite Place to Shoot in Kauai
There are so many great spots here, like Poipu beach and many beaches on the north side. Not many people enjoy the east side, and I love Kealia and Papa'a beach!

Languages Spoken
English & Japanese

Customer Love for Kazumi

"Kazumi was amazing! The photos she took came out absolutely beautiful and I know that it is something my husband and I will cherish looking back on our honeymoon!  She had great ideas for various shots and made us feel like the only people at the beach (even for a crowded Saturday).  Would highly recommend her, she is so sweet and has lots of suggestions for things to do in the area." - Shannon

"Kazumi was such a pleasure to work with! She was friendly, immediately put me at ease, listened to what I was looking for and took beautiful pictures! She made the experience fun, engaging, easy and enjoyable." - Jana

"Kazumi is great! We had such a good time, the place she recommended was perfect and we love the photos! She captured our happiness and love for each other exactly the way we wanted." - Ady

"Kazumi was patient, friendly, creative, encouraging and professional." - Julee

"Working with Kazumi was so fun! She helped give us direction for the photos, which turned out to be gorgeous! She was so easy to talk to, and she gave us dinner recommendations which were delicious, and offered to give us other local recommendations while on our trip. Thank you for making our photoshoot a happy memory from our honeymoon." - Kristin

"Our family photos are so amazing thanks to Kazumi. She was so responsive and easy to work with and had great energy." - Eileen

"Kazumi was fantastic to work with, very personable, good at providing directions, and our photos were delivered so quickly ... we had them before we even left the island." - Jennifer

"It was a joy to work with Kazumi, who captured our family's spirit well in photos. Several family members had never done a photo shoot, and commented afterward that it was a lot of fun. We all love the photos." - Shannon

"Kazumi was sweet, easy-going, and fun to work with. It's hard to capture photos of 2 toddlers (especially with a 5 hour time zone difference), but she made it work." - MyChau

"Kazumi was wonderful and the photos are great!" - Brenda

"Kazumi was the best! She knew the location and lighting well, plus was able to manage the craziness of 19 family members with kids ranging from 18 years old to 6 months old." - Nicole