Desert Aloha Wedding Photography

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Simplicity, Affordability and Aloha

What does it all mean?

SIMPLICITY: (: the state of being simple, uncomplicated, or uncompounded)
Finding the right photographer for your event should be just that… Simple! After 4,500+ ceremonies (both in front of and behind the lens) Desert Aloha Photography understands and knows that there are BIG differences in quality and pricing with photographers. Desert Aloha Photography believes this is one of the simple reasons that sets them apart. Why pay for a full size wedding when it’s just a simple elopement with 5 people?

AFFORDABILITY: (: able to be afforded : having a cost that is not too high )
Desert Aloha Photography believes in giving the same attention to detail in capturing a simple elopement ceremony as a bigger more complex wedding. The end product should not be based on how much money the couple is spending. Rest assured Desert Aloha Photography is not a newbie, low budget, take some quick pics found on Craigslist photographer… Desert Aloha Photography is proud to use professional Canon photographic gear and lenses, Adobe imaging software and gives the same attention to detail in the post production processing of each image rather than just shooting in Jpeg format and doing a quick batch process.

ALOHA: (: many meanings in addition to Hello or Goodbye)
As an “adopted by Maui” boy, I learned that Aloha is so much more than Hello or Goodbye… If you were to ask anyone living in Hawaii, “What does Aloha mean to you?” you may receive a variety of answers. Aloha is an essence of being: love, peace, compassion, and a mutual understanding of respect. Aloha means living in harmony with the people and land around you with mercy, sympathy, grace, and kindness. When greeting another person with aloha, there is mutual regard and affection.

MĀHŪ: (: used to respectfully refer to LGBT people of both sexes)
Desert Aloha Photography is a proud to serve the LGBT and LGBTQ community! We truly believe that Love is Love any way you look at at and… Love Wins! #LoveisLove #LoveWins #LGBTphotographer #LGBTQPhotographer

Aloha E komo mai, (Hello and welcome to my home),

Feel free to join in the spirit of Aloha by calling me “Unkle” or “Mr. Papa”. In Hawaii “Unkle” is how locals refer to elders, regardless of familial connection and “Mr. Papa” is how my Grandchildren and their friends refer to me. Believe it or not, some refer to me as “Unkle Papa”… I love it!

I’m a natural light Photographer. There’s something in the beauty of natural lighting, even with shadows on a harsh bright day, that make a photograph and its emotions come to life. Although using flash is always an option especially for studio portrait work, I prefer not to use it for everything else if possible.

Why the name Desert Aloha Photography? It just seemed to make a lot of sense! As a Maui boy (adopted by the Island years ago… Maui no ka oi) and after 4,000+ weddings (both in front of and behind the lens) it seemed like the perfect time to slow down a little and begin setting up retirement in California and in Arizona alongside the beautiful Colorado River while continuing that 45 year passion of imagery…. on a more professional scale and with one big difference… Aloha!

The spirit of Aloha actually makes it much easier and even more stress-free for myself and for my clients… I love sharing the true spirit of Aloha with everyone I meet and sharing in the “Passion” of what I do. The Hawaiian people call this “Kuko”.

In addition to a Arizona Photographer and Nevada Photographer, I serve as a San Diego Elopement Photographer, Whatever the need and wherever it needs to happen… it’s always done with the Hawaiian attitude of “Ole Pilikia”… (No Worries).

Desert Aloha Photography & Photograph Aloha… Where Simplicity and Affordability Come Together with Aloha.

Mahalo Nui Loa,


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