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Salt Drifter Photography is a photography company in Hawaii, specializing in weddings and events. Owner Leah Wright is a passionate and experienced visual artist who loves to document the magic of milestone celebrations. For her, photography is more than just a job. It is a form of storytelling that allows you to remember those precious moments that make your day special. She makes it her mission to capture your unique story, using photojournalistic and artistic styles to transform it into a stunning suite of pictures.

Services Offered

Salt Drifter Photography specializes in authentic images that encapsulate moments of raw emotion as they naturally unfold. Leah understands how overwhelming it can be on your big day and does everything she can to make your photography experience calm and relaxing. She starts every booking with a friendly consultation to assess your needs and expectations. From there, Leah is available to offer guidance and respond to your inquiries, making sure that every detail is taken care of. She is available for events throughout Hawaii, including the sandy beaches of Maui and the lush landscapes of Kauai. Additional offerings include, but are not limited to:

  • Albums
  • Canvases
  • A second photographer
  • Elopement portraits
  • Engagement session
  • Trash-the-dress sessions
  • Woman-owned

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Engagement Shoot
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Janet B. Married on 12/01/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Simply Amazing!

OMG, we hit the photography jackpot with Leah at Salt Drifter! 📸💖 From day one, she made us feel like old pals. Super chill, crazy talented, and she knows how to capture ALL the feels.

Our wedding day was a BLAST, and Leah was there snapping up the magic as it happened. No awkward poses or forced smiles—just genuine, real-life moments frozen in time. It felt like hanging out with a friend who happened to have a camera and a knack for making us look epic.

The turnaround time was blink-and-you'll-miss-it fast, and when we got the pics, we were legit shook! Every shot told a story, and we're reliving the day through the lens. Leah, you're a genius!

Major shoutout to Salt Drifter Photography for making our day even more incredible. If you want photos that are as awesome as the memories, Leah is your girl. Thanks a million, Salt Drifter team—YOU ROCK!
Tracy Married on 05/30/2023
5 out of 5 rating

THIS is the photographer you've been looking for

If you are looking for an amazing photographer to capture the perfect shots of you and your loved one(s) in the most beautiful place in the world (Hawaii!), you should end your search right now and see if Leah is available. She should be the first photographer you try to book, and if you are lucky, the last! Her work speaks for itself - you could easily see her photos grace the pages of any bridal magazine. She knows just what to say to make a shoot fun and relaxed and how to get those perfect poses. And she's happy to direct you according to your desired outcome, reflecting who you are as a person or couple - romantic, silly, sexy, modern, classic - you name it. She is an amazing communicator and a true professional. She showed up early to our venue, took the time to get to introduce herself to everyone in the wedding party and particularly the kids who thought she was the coolest. The photography portion of the wedding ended up being one of the favorite moments of the day for everyone. You won't get a do-over of your special day, so my advice is to lock in a sure thing! Worth. Every. Single. Penny. Trust me, you won't regret it. Mahalo Leah - we will treasure our incredible photos for the rest of our days! Aloha makou ia oe kaikuahine.
Gina Married on 05/05/2023
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Leah is a force. Not only is she an incredible photographer but an amazing woman.

Leah has a way of making people feel beautiful and powerful while capturing the vibe. I recommend her highly for capturing your special day. Her beautiful photos have me reliving the best day of my life over and over. Thankyou Leah!
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Aloha! I'm Leah, and I'm a passionate photographer based in the beautiful landscapes of Hawaii.

Ever since I held a camera in my hands, I knew that photography was my true calling. It's more than just a profession for me; it's a way of life, a means to express my creativity, and a medium to connect with people's emotions.

What I love most about photography is its power to capture moments that words simply cannot convey. I believe that every photograph has a story to tell, and it's my mission to weave those stories into visual masterpieces that will be cherished for generations.

With a warm and friendly approach, I strive to create a comfortable atmosphere for my clients, allowing them to feel relaxed and authentic in front of the camera. Whether it's capturing the radiant glow of an expectant mother, the unbreakable bond of a couple in love, or the pure joy and celebration of a wedding day, I pour my heart and soul into every click of the shutter.

Nature has always been my muse, and Hawaii's breathtaking landscapes provide an endless source of inspiration. From the golden sunsets over the ocean to the lush greenery of the rainforests, I consider it a privilege to blend the beauty of Hawaii with the emotions and connections of those I photograph.

When I'm not behind the lens, you can find me exploring hidden gems of the islands, soaking up the sun at the beach, or spending quality time with my loved ones. These experiences fuel my creativity and remind me of the importance of cherishing life's simplest pleasures.

I feel incredibly blessed to be able to pursue my passion and share it with others. Every opportunity to document love, joy, and the beauty of life is a gift, and I'm grateful to my amazing clients who allow me to be a part of their stories.

If you're seeking a photographer who will not only capture the moments but also create an enjoyable and unforgettable experience, I would be honored to be a part of your journey. Let's embark on this adventure together and create photographs that will transport you back to the most cherished moments of your life.

Thank you for taking the time to get to know me a little better. I can't wait to meet you and create something truly extraordinary. Let's capture the magic together!

Photographer & Office

Hey there! I'm excited to share a bit about myself and my role as part of our dynamic photography family.

I'm Nathan, and I wear multiple hats in our photography business. Not only am I a skilled photographer, but I also handle the office and logistical aspects of our operations. From managing schedules and client inquiries to editing and post-production, I ensure that everything runs smoothly behind the scenes.

Photography has always been a part of my life, and I'm grateful to have turned my passion into a profession. I find immense joy in capturing authentic moments and creating images that evoke emotions and tell stories.

Working alongside my partner in life has been an incredible journey. We complement each other's strengths, allowing us to deliver a comprehensive and exceptional experience to our clients. I thrive on the teamwork and collaboration that comes with being part of a husband and wife duo.

In addition to my photography and administrative duties, I'm also a lover of all things tech. I stay up-to-date with the latest equipment, techniques, and editing software, ensuring that our clients receive the highest quality images that truly stand out.

Outside of photography, you'll often find me exploring new places with my camera in hand, seeking inspiration in the world around me. Whether it's hiking through rugged landscapes or capturing the vibrant cityscape, I'm always on the lookout for unique perspectives and moments to freeze in time.

When I'm not capturing images or tending to the office, I enjoy spending quality time with my family and immersing myself in creative pursuits. From tinkering with gadgets to indulging in DIY projects, I find fulfillment in unleashing my creativity in various forms.

Being a part of our photography team is a constant source of fulfillment and joy for me. It's an honor to contribute my skills and passion to our clients' special moments, ensuring that their memories are preserved in the most beautiful and meaningful way possible.

I'm thrilled to meet you and create stunning images that capture the essence of your story. Let's embark on this photographic adventure together and create memories that will be treasured for a lifetime. Reach out to us, and let's start creating something magical!


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