Toby Hoogs Photography is based in Kailua-Kona, on the Big Island of Hawaii, and has been voted the Best Photographer in West Hawaii for the last seven years in a row! Toby has over 20 years of experience as a photographer and during his career, he has had the privilege of photographing more than 1,800 weddings!
Toby and his wife of 11 years, Renee, specialize in high-end weddings, portraits, and lifestyle photography, all with an emphasis on outdoor settings and the natural beauty of the islands. Toby Hoogs Photography also provides videography and a full complement of related services.
Toby was born and raised in Kailua-Kona. Developing a natural aptitude from an early age, he shot his first wedding at just 17. He then studied photography in New York City, before returning to the islands in 1992 to continue building his photography business.
Toby uses the most advance and state-of-the-art-equipment. Combining a vast and diverse array of experience, with an organic flair for capturing sponteneous instances as they transpire, Toby brings a refined, yet comfortable, photojournalistic approach to each project.The consensus from Toby's many clients is that his laid back, friendly, and unobtrusive personality relaxes his subjects, so that the energy of the present flows with ease. The magical moments that unfold are thus real, not contrived, and are recorded as they truly happen.
Toby's creative skill produces memorable photos tailored to the style of every event, and each couple's unique vision and personality.
Although based on the Big Island of Hawaii, Toby regularly shoots weddings on the other islands, the mainland United States, and has traveled to Australia, Central America, and Africa. His past editorial and commercial clients include: The New York Times, National Geographic, The Food Network, The Outdoor Channel, Martha Steward Magazine, Grace Ormonde Wedding Style Magazine, Pacific Weddings Magazine, etc.
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Truly grateful for Toby and his beautiful spirit of aloha
When you hire a photographer you "hope" for the best but what we received was so much more than we ever expected. Yes, Toby is an incredibly talented photographer but even more important to us was his beautiful spirit of aloha. A true artist, he was able to capture the emotion of aloha and the love of family in the photos. The posed photos look so natural as if we weren't posing and the candid shots were stunning. We didn't even realize he was taking many photos because he blended into our family so beautifully during the wedding.
We are so thankful that we have one of a kind shots to remember our perfect day for a lifetime and we have Toby to thank for that.
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As one of the elite photographers in the State of Hawaii, Toby and his team demonstrate a remarkable commitment to their clients. Aside from his wonderful personality (which everyone loves), friendliness and ability to put his clients at ease, he goes above and beyond at every event we work on together on a weekly basis. Having known Toby personally for over 13 years he has always been professional, consistent and reliable. His work stands out and speaks for itself. We highly recommend Toby and his team.
If James Brown was the hardest working man in show business then that makes Toby Hoogs the hardest working photographer in the event photography business. He is deeply committed to his trade and it shows in how he approaches each event. Toby is rarely seen resting. Instead he is constantly searching for the perfect photo opportunity. This dedication translates into absolutely beautiful work. We have had the honor of working with Toby dozens if not hundreds of times of the years and it is always an absolute pleasure. We would highly recommend him for your next wedding or special event.
I highly recommend Toby Hoogs Photography for all your photography needs on the Big Island and throughout the world. Toby and Renee both are excellent photographers that go above and beyond the call of duty to get you the absolute best photos possible. Despite their now 20 years of experience in the photography business, they treat every single job with professionalism and passion that continues to produce high quality shots every time! Their photo-journalistic style captures the natural moments of your event giving you authentic and beautiful memories of your wedding, engagement or family portrait every time!
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