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Steven · Married on 03/15/2016
Simply put, Charla is AMAZING! We were celebrating my parents 50th wedding anniversary in Waikaloa and she captured the most amazing memories we could have hoped for. She was absolutely wonderful to work with and everyone loved her - from my four year old son to my 90 year old father. I have worked with many professional photographers and none have captured as many "perfect" images as Charla has in one shoot. Outstanding value and I cannot recommend working with her highly enough. A++++++Sent on 04/06/2016
Charla Photography's reply:Steven, Thank you for your raving review! I felt so honored to be with your family on this remarkable occasion. Thank you so much for including me.
Angela · Married on 09/03/2017
We had the most amazing experience with Charla and her team. Our photographs were literally magical. We were so over the top pleased and grateful for her fabulous client service and her beautiful spirit.Sent on 10/05/2017
Joan · Married on 06/21/2017
Charla and her assistant took some of the best family photos we've ever had!Sent on 10/16/2017
Carli · Married on 11/22/2016
Working with Charla was such a pleasure! She met our family for a quick sunset session at the Four Seasons Hualalai and immediately set us all at ease with her genuine demeanor and unobtrusive approach. She edited and delivered our photo gallery promptly and we are thrilled with the results! Thank you, Charla!Sent on 12/05/2016
Charla Photography's reply:I love it when families gather and who show their love for each other openly. What a joy to capture that! Thank you for inviting me to share the afternoon with you.
Michele · Married on 11/16/2016
Charla photographed our extended family of ten while on vacation. She was very easy to work with and the photos turned out great.Sent on 12/05/2016
Charla Photography's reply:Michele, The older boys were great and the two little girls, in their Blue ginger dresses, had so much fun. I had fun, too.
Lynn · Married on 10/21/2016
Charla, thank you very much for the attention to detail in memorializing our wedding day, as well as our trash the dress session. There were so many stunning photos, fun photos, and you captured so many beautiful details. We are so appreciative of your professionalism and flexibility. I highly recommend Charla, and the only advice I have for future couples would be to send photos of your dress, attire, and ideas early, so the creative photography process can begin. Cheers to all!Sent on 11/20/2016
Charla Photography's reply:Lynn, You and Shep were so comfortable in front of my lens and you were gorgeous! Much happiness to you both. I would love to see you when you return to Kona.
Melanie · Married on 09/09/2016
Charla was awesome...my wedding pictures were exactly what I asked for.Sent on 11/18/2016
Charla Photography's reply:Melanie, You made it easy. It was all so perfect.
Tamara · Married on 09/06/2016
We had a great experience working with Charla and her husband taking family photos. Charla was very prompt in responding and the pictures were great!Sent on 11/28/2016
Charla Photography's reply:Mahalo for your support, Tamara. I enjoyed our time together.
User5637482 · 2+ years ago
The Big Island is an important place for my fiance and I so we hired Charla for a combo family and engagement photoshoot during a family vacation. Charla was very responsive over both phone and email despite the Hawaii-East Coast time difference. Our family had not had any portraits taken in over two decades! We were all pretty nervous about being photographed and I especially do not like to be photographed. But Charla and Rick are so warm and made us feel very comfortable. The session was a fun and memorable experience on a beautiful beach (studded with resting sea turtles) Charla recommended to us. The photos truly are portraits and managed to capture the personality of me and my family members. Turn around time was very quick and the payment system was painless. The prices were very reasonable. Charla and Rick greatly exceed our expectations, both in the experience of the shoot and the finished product. I cannot recommend this studio enough.Sent on 01/09/2016
Charla Photography's reply:What a wonderful review. Thank you so much!
Don · Married on 08/30/2016
Charla was amazing. The experience was like having your best friend as your photographer. She got to know us before, during and after the event. The pictures turned out great and would recommend Charla to anyone.Sent on 11/28/2016
Brittny · Married on 08/07/2016
We had such a great experience! Our wedding day photos turned out amazing and we got them within a week! So great to work with Carla, she was professional but still had that extra sparkle!Sent on 11/18/2016
Charla Photography's reply:What's great is that you and Ryan had a "sparkle" for each other. I had fun capturing that!
Pamela · Married on 07/25/2016
Charla was very professional and captured all of our memories to perfection! I highly recommend her for your special event.Sent on 11/18/2016
Charla Photography's reply:Pam, You were such an inspiration! I enjoyed every second.
JANELLE · Married on 07/21/2016
Charla is absolutey wonderful! When my husband and I decided to have a destination wedding, we knew we would need an amazing photographer to capture our special day. Charla did not disappoint. She's creative and extremely professional. I supplied her with a list of "must have shots" and she captured what I wanted and so much more. Its been nearly 6 months since our wedding and I look at our wedding photos everyday (literally).Sent on 11/19/2016
If you are on looking for a photographer to capture the romance and beauty the Big Island provides for weddings, look no further, call Charla!
Charla I know we said thank you before we left the Big Island to return to the mainland, but thank you again for capturing our wedding day so beautifully. All the photographs are absolutely lovely. Mahalo.
Charla Photography's reply:Janelle, Wow. What a lovely review. Your whole event was perfect, and you are beautiful!
Christopher · Married on 04/22/2016
If you're looking for real in the moment photographs that don't look staged then Charla is the one for you! She is incredibly professional while making you feel completely at ease. We met her the day of our wedding and couldn't have been happier with the beautiful optics that will last us a lifetime! She didn't miss a moment, thank you again Charla!Sent on 11/20/2016
Charla Photography's reply:I so enjoyed meeting you both. I hope you are somewhere exciting in the world and enjoying life. I think of you often.
Sara · Married on 02/19/2015
Charla was wonderful, she put my husband and I at ease and we are both awkward when you bring out a camera. The wedding photos are exactly what I wanted. Also, because I live on the mainland she helped suggest other vendors, which to me was above and beyond.Sent on 03/14/2015
Julia · Married on 10/25/2014
I can only say that Charla was great!Sent on 11/18/2014
Our wedding was at Hilton Waikoloa in Hawaii and Charla made such memorable and creative pictures. What I like the most is that she was able to "catch the emotion". These are the kind of pictures we wanted and that's exactly what we got.
Charla was very responsive and very good at follow-ups. It helped me reduce the stress and enjoy our wedding day! The final result is great and totally worth it! Our family and friends loved the pictures.
Now that the wedding is over, it seams like a dream, but looking at the pictures we have, I live every moment once again.
Thank you Charla and we wish you all the best!
Your pictures are already very valuable in our family collection!
Charla Photography's reply:Julia, the pleasure was definitely all mine! I hope to see you during your next visit to the Big Island.
Mary · Married on 09/13/2014
Charla was spectacular from start to finish! I could not have asked for anything more. She truly was perfection. The best pictures I have ever seen. Charla uniquely combined both a professional and personal approach to our wedding that allowed the experience to greatly exceed our expectations.Sent on 11/18/2014
Emily · Married on 05/07/2014
Charla went above and beyond for our big day. She was absolutely perfect for our wedding photographer. I knew it from the first time we spoke. She was very accommodating & fun! Thanks again Charla, for the memories you captured on film for us to cherish forever.Sent on 06/13/2014
Sarah · Married on 03/01/2014
Not only were my wedding pictures amazing, Charla Thompson had my photos ready for me to review within a week! She posted my photos online so I could look at them and send them to my family and friends. Her website also made the photos available to order which I loved. She provided me with several picture discs that were labeled and well categorized so I could find specific photos. Charla is an amazing photographer and artist who captured emotion in every photo. She is great at organizing people for group shots as well which can be challenging. She captured everything and more. Most importantly, my husband and I have tons of photos of ourselves on out special day.Sent on 06/16/2014
Ana T · Married on 05/05/2019
Charla was great to work with, she was good at tackling all sorts of terrain and weather conditions. The pictures turned out absolutely beautiful because she was willing to go the extra mile.Sent on 05/20/2019
Susan · Married on 11/10/2016
Charla is a professional. She has a great eye for detail and for capturing natural, tender moments. She is a master of light & composition, and if you have ideas, she will incorporate them. We made a last minute choice to elope and probably could have had our hair trimmed or better coifed - but still, eveyone who received the pictures was able to share our special day and everyone remarks about how beautiful and happy we look in the pictures. Charla even caught a single tear on my cheek! Charla's photos enabled us to share the magic of our elopment on the Big Island of Hawaii with our family and friends at home. Recommendation: choose the time of day when the light is best for photography. Our marriage just before sunset made for some spectacular images.Sent on 11/28/2016
Lisa · event on 05/28/2016
Charla found a beautiful spot for our session and was wonderful working with the different members of our family - particularly the littlest one!Sent on 11/30/2016
Geri · Married on 05/10/2014
Charla is very talented and creative and a joy with whom to work! We will forever treasure the photos she took of our wedding and reception.Sent on 07/24/2014
S · Married on 09/25/2016
Ask for more candid shots vs. staged shots.Sent on 11/19/2016