Aloha! My name is Kristen Iwalani Benevides and I’m a photographer based on Oahu, Hawaii. I am one to embrace being comfortable with the uncomfortable. I am a Harry Potter nerd and absolutely love all things Disney. I'm pretty sure I will never get tired of going to Disneyland. I love food in general, except seafood. Yup, local Hawaiian girl that doesn't like seafood. It's possible. I love adventures, but also love being at home. My friends and family keep me going.
I started photography as a hobby which later turned into a passion and business. I love meeting my clients and giving them a fun and memorable experience. Seeing the moments that come about at our sessions bring such joy and laughter. Most importantly, I want people to know that they are God's masterpieces and are worthy of not just photos, but of feeling loved.
I hope I get to meet you and capture some of your moments.
What people are saying...
"Kristen Iwalani is a wonderful photographer. She was amiable, professional and made me feel so comfortable! I am in love with the pictures that she took. I was lucky to get both; beautiful pictures and to be able to support another boss woman's craft!"
"You're a natural at what you do and such a positive person! The vibes were everything needed to make the experience perfect. Although we ran into a slight inconvenience with our mini hike, you stayed cool, calm and ready to capture all the moments. If I could take you everywhere with me I would."
"Kristen Iwalani was so flexible with our background choices, and we opted for wardrobe changes! She guided us through the entire process. The pictures she developed were more than I could've hoped for! Pictures really are something your whole family can look back on. Capturing memories. Such a pleasure to have her take our family photos. She is very easy to work with. Very kind, patient, and great ideas from her."
"Kristen Iwalani did an awesome job in selecting a beautiful location to have our photo shoot that was exactly what we wanted. She made us feel comfortable and we had so much fun. My daughters loved playing in the water and Kristen was able to capture the perfect moments."