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"Unkle Papa" of Desert Aloha Photography | Photograph Aloha is a wedding photographer based in Fort Mojave, Arizona. This photographer has a keen eye for natural light and a deep understanding of contemporary sensibilities. He seeks to make your wedding, elopement or family photography experience elegant, straightforward and filled with the spirit of Aloha.


With over 5,500 weddings serviced both in front of and behind the camera lens, he draws upon his broad and deep experience for each individual session. Throughout his 25 years of wedding experience, Desert Aloha Photography | Photograph Aloha has served couples from Hawaii to Arizona, covering a variety of wedding styles and sizes.

Services Offered

Desert Aloha Photography | Photograph Aloha maintains a one-wedding-per-day policy in order to provide couples with their undivided professional attention on their romantic celebration. Offering multiple, high-resolution photoshoots for boudoir, engagement, or trash-the-dress sessions.

Other Services
Elopement Photography
Surprise Proposal Photography
Engagement Photography
Family Photography
Maternity Photography
Pet Photography

Desert Aloha Photography | Photograph Aloha also provides Elopement Photography in the San Diego area with "Photograph Aloha" (

Areas Covered

Although willing to travel local or around the world for a photoshoot, Desert Aloha Photography focuses (no pun intended) on the region along the Colorado River. They provide Full Service Photography services to couples celebrating their love throughout Laughlin, Nevada and across the river to Arizona from Bullhead City south to the Parker Dam Strip and more.

Photograph Aloha provides elopement photography in San Diego from Coronado Island north to Oceanside Harobr, San Diego "North Shore"

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Mike Married on 05/13/2023
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Chris was amazing! He helped me surprise my fianc茅e for a proposal and helped to make this stressful moment 10x better!
Patricia W. Married on 04/19/2023
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From San Diego with love!

I am so lucky to have had Desert Aloha Photography capture the essence of this special day! We will be happy to look on these photos for the rest of our days. Thank you Unkle Papa!
Victoria T. Married on 05/10/2021
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Easy and FUN!

Unkle Papa is there for you on your special day, ready to capture all of the smiles and beautiful scenery. We are so happy with the final result, forever grateful.
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Christopher "Unkle Papa"
Lead Photographer

"...and after 4,000+ weddings (both in front of and behind the lens) it seemed like the perfect time..."

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!

My Humble Beginnings! It all began back in the 1970's; armed with my brand spankin' new Canon AE1 (Trivia: The AE1 was the very first microprocessor-equipped SLR). Having cut my teeth learning the ropes on a very trusted, beat up and well used Canon F1, the passion for professional photography and imagery was born. From there, I built my own darkroom and soon obtained the Canon AE1 "Programmable" and nothing was the same.

Today, it's all digital and an entirely different kind of intensity... Rather than sitting in that custom Black & White darkroom in the 1970's and by custom I mean a converted 8'X6' bathroom, it's now a full color digital editing production suite with top of the line editing software and hours in front of a giant computer monitor but......... the passion continues.

I have zero complaints with today's technology as I've always considered myself a "techie" and trust me, I can live with the headaches of staring at a computer screen all day as opposed to those old fashioned "eye adjustment" headaches from sitting in a safe-light darkroom all day AND breathing in chemicals like developer, stop-bath and fixer for 8+ hours...


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