Dana Nadeau - Professional Kauai PhotographerGarden Island Photography was established on Kauai in 2005, and is the favorite Kauai family photographer for many visitors. One thing that sets us apart is that we make the photo sessions an enjoyable experience for our clients. More than once we have had people tell us that the photo shoot was the children’s favorite part of their vacation on Kauai. Why is that? We make the experience seem like a fun relaxing outing on the beach. We love people, and they can feel it; and we try to be sensitive to the children’s needs and limitations and personalities. We also actually get better pictures with this approach!

Being a Kauai photographer means always shooting outdoors as opposed to inside a studio. It could be extra challenging; but for us, having a creative outlook and knowing a lot about light, WE convert each time and setting into a unique opportunity to get wonderfully dramatic and engaging images. We also have a large array of lighting and light modifiers on hand to control the direction and intensity of light and to be able to add or subtract light at will. With this equipment, and knowing how to use it, we can compete with the sun if we have to, or create that beautiful soft lighting you see in many of the portrait shots.

So, whether you need Kauai wedding photography or a Kauai family photographer, you can count on the results of our cheerful friendly approach and our broad technical skill! Garden Island Photography was chosen from among all the Kauai photographers by FROMMERS TRAVEL GUIDE to shoot all seventy locations on Kauai for their Hawaii Day by Day Travel Guide. Our images have also been published in many calendars, book covers and in Faces of Hawaii.

Dana Nadeau
Kauai Photographer
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Aloha Dana,

Thank you so very much!  We do appreciate all your amazing work and loved every minute of our photo session tonight!  You are truly incredible and your sheer talent is such an amazing gift to all of us!

Let’s stay in touch and I will make sure to pass your cards at the Lawai Beach Resort and the Kauai coast at the beach boy!  I will make sure to pass it onto to them and to our friends who frequent Kauai often in Colorado and everywhere.

You made my 50th special in many ways.  As we get older I have learned the value more and more of people we meet who at the core know how to embrace life with their skills and passion and energy.  The way you are able to capture the true essence of people’s beauty and the natural beauty of the environment and of course in Kauai that is not difficult to capture.  It’s as breathtaking as your photography is – what a skill and amazing talent you have!

Our son (note from Dana – he’s nine yrs old) wants to come to Kauai each year now and have you capture us growing up and in our case get older with your photography.  I told him that sounds like a brilliant idea.

Looking forward to our future interactions and that I appreciate your website and your personal words.

All the best

Cheers Maholo