About Our CPP Top Photographer
All of our photographers are accomplished professionals who produce work which meets our high standards, that's why we use them. With that said, it's photography and some photographers excel to a higher level.
We have one of the best Hawaii wedding photographers available for our clients. We like to use him as much as we can, but sometimes we have conflicts with other weddings and after all, he can't do all the weddings we have! The only way we can guaranty our top guy for a particular wedding is to charge a little extra. Pretty simple.
About Certified Professional Photographers
Receiving this designation from the Professional Photographers of America requires a proficient and practical knowledge of the technical and aesthetic aspects of photography determined through a protocol which includes written testing as well as photographic samples of photographic work submitted for judging and approval.
It recognizes a photographer's understanding of a practical knowledge base and reflects the desire and commitment of that person to excel in the craft of photography as practiced on a professional level. In Hawaii, there are only a handful of photographers who have been awarded this designation.
Yes, there are some websites and one site in particular who likes to say they are "Hawaii's Best", who also use the term "Certified Professional Photographer". They can say that their photographers have been "certified" by themselves, but it's not by the Professional Photographers of America! If any website says their photographer is "Certified", ask them to tell them by who or is it just a term they use for advertising.
Our CPP has been a established top wedding photographer in Hawaii for over 20 years (when being a photographer meant more than just owning a camera and making a website of your photos), been in business for over 30 years total, and was a long time studio owner. He has been a mentor more than a few photographers early in their careers, has had more photographs published in local wedding magazines than any other photographer, has won local and national awards for his photography, and has performed thousands of weddings with the majority of them being large local weddings at the best hotels and on every island. Now he does destination weddings exclusively for us.