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Karen Loudon Photography is a boutique photography studio in Kailua-Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii, that seeks to capture the uniqueness of each couple on their special day. Karen Loudon follows two philosophies with her wedding photography: photojournalistic and editorial. She balances these two philosophies with capturing the little unexpected moments and the composed shots of both engagement sessions and destination weddings.

Services Offered
With each custom photography collection she composes, Karen Loudon provides over 100 edited, high resolution images for every hour of photography coverage. Additionally, couples will receive an online, password-protected gallery and USB flash drive of their photographic memories. Karen Loudon Photography services all of the Hawaiian islands, allowing each couple to celebrate and commemorate their relationships anywhere on the island.

  • Woman-owned

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What is the starting price for your wedding photography services?


Which of the following are included in the starting price?

High-Res Images
Digital Files

What is the price of your most popular wedding package?


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2nd Shooter
Add'l Hours
High-Res Images
Multi. Locations
Digital Files

What primary photographic style do you identify with?


What photography services do you offer?

Additional Hours
Boudoir Shoot
Destination / Travel
Engagement Shoot
High-Res Images
One Event / Day
Second Shooter
Wedding Portraits

What photography items do you offer?

Digital Files
Flush Mount
Matted Prints
Save the Date
Thank You Cards
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Hayley E. Married on 02/02/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Do yourself a favor and book Karen!!

We did a destination wedding to Kona, Hawaii and found Karen thorough our wedding venue's blog. When first looking at her photos compared to other photographers, we instantly knew she would be the best fit for us and deliver fantastic photos as well. All the positive reviews which describe her down to earth, personable and professionalism are spot on.
We've never hired a photographer before and wasn't sure what to do and how to pose, but Karen and her assistant, Hannah, were great with guiding us along the way and making us feel relaxed and at home. When spontaneous things happened (tearing up before the wedding and impromptu dancing), Karen and Hannah would spring out of nowhere to capture the moment.
Even with her computer in the shop and on a loaner laptop, she was extremely punctual and gave us sneap peek shots within a few days. And of course, the shots looked amazing!! We are excited for all the shots to come our way. Thank you Karen and Hannah!
So do yourself a favor and book her now! :)
Helen Married on 09/30/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Super experience

Karen photographed our elopement on Big Island in September 2019 and did also a session of honeymoon photography. We couldn't have wished for a better experience! She was very well prepared for both photoshoots, had great ideas and guided us perfectly, as neither of us is used to having our pictures taken. But in front of Karen's camera, everyone can feel like a supermodel! ;)
We got a selection of sneak peek photos the next day and they were much more than we could have hoped for! Karen has a perfect eye for lights and colours and every picture looks like it could be in the cover of a magazine. Highly suggested!
Cynthia L. Married on 07/22/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Big Sky, Montana Wedding

I got married in Big Sky, Montana back in July of 2019. She captured some pictures that were just simply breathtaking. She does beautiful work and is very professional. I couldn't have asked for a better person to capture my special day.
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8 Endorsements
Courtyard Marriott King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel Courtyard Marriott King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel Hotel Weddings

Specializing in unique destination wedding and engagement photography based in Kailua-Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii. Karen is an AMAZING photographer! Karen will capture the most beautiful moments of your Wedding day. She is very easy to work with, calm, organized, and captured light and sunsets in a way I had never seen done before. Karen has an exceptional talent. All of my brides who have worked with her LOVE their photo's. I Highly recommend her services. Aloha - Melanie Lucas Courtyard King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel

Simple Kona Beach Weddings Simple Kona Beach Weddings Wedding Planners

I've had the pleasure of working with Karen on several weddings now, and she is such a pro. She is easy to communicate with, is always on time, and always gets the right shots at the right time, delivering gorgeous photos to her clients, every time.

Papa Kona Events Papa Kona Events Banquet Halls

Karen shot a wedding at our venue, and as an event coordinator, I could have not been more pleased with her attention to detail and passion in her work. The photos are gorgeous, but also working with her is so easy and enjoyable. We will be recommending her to future couples. Mahalo, Karen!

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