Due to the current national and local health pandemic, Desert Aloha Photography is pausing all in-person consultations, photoshoots and client meetings. Phone and video chat meetings may be available by appointment and require advance notice. Due to the significant amount of 2020 events having been postponed until 2021… our 2021 availability is limited.
"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 4,500 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.
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.
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Desert Aloha Photography | Photograph Aloha also provides Elopement Photography in the San Diego area with "Photograph Aloha" (www.photographaloha.com)
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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7 Reviews for Desert Aloha Photography
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Victoria T. · Married on 05/10/2021
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.
The Winslow Family (aka Billy and Victoria)Sent on 10/26/2020
Desert Aloha Photography's reply:Mahalo Nui for the kind words. It was an honor to have captured your sunset elopement with Elope to Oceanside! Wishing you a lifetime of Love and warm winds of Aloha. Unkle Papa (Chris)
Mindy · Married on 04/30/2021
Mary the officiant and Chris the photographer made our most perfect day even more perfect. Mary spoke the sweetest words and Chris captured the best moments. I highly recommend! They were the best!Sent on 05/11/2021
Savannah P. · Married on 03/27/2021
He is amazing!
His pictures turn out so perfect. He does amazing work. He got them back to us really quickly like a lot quicker than I thought. He’s very easy going and make the time enjoyable. Would recommend and use again in a heartbeat.Sent on 04/08/2021
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Team of Desert Aloha Photography
Christopher "Unkle Papa"
"...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...