Testimonials & Reviews
Surprise Proposal - Makapu’u Ridge Trail
”Couldn’t be more thrilled with the pictures Bodhi took of my now fiancée and I. I hired Bodhi due to his terrific reviews and his experience of knowing the ins and outs of Oahu. He nailed our surprise proposal session taking a ton of photos in different poses and ensuring he could get the best backdrop possible. I would not hesitate to use Bodhi again. Well done sir!!” Michael P.
Sunset Family Portrait - Disney Aulani Resort
“Simply beautiful! We had our family photo shoot done by Bodhi during our vacation to Hawaii (Oahu) in July. Bodhi is a master at his skill. He is a photographer and an artist. During the photo shoot he gave us so many insights. Not only was our shoot fun, the results brought out the beauty of Hawaii's sunset and the fun we were having. He is very punctual, responsive and professional. He follows the full transparent process of sharing the proofs and the final results.
Highly recommend him if you are in Hawaii!” -Jaspet S.
Family Vacation Photography - Waialae Beach Park
"I chose Bodhi to shoot our family photos because he was genuine and professional. He had a plan for the location and shots, which minimized downtime, but he was very open to any ideas we offered. He kept everyone engaged, he got GREAT shots that we absolutely love, and he posted them for review even faster than his committed time frame. The photos are lovely - his online gallery is just a hint of what he's able to do with a camera.
Our entire family - parents, children, and grandchildren - eleven of us in all - are rarely photographed all together at the same time because we have family members who are less than enthusiastic about posed group photos. Bodhi managed to make our session both fun and efficient - he got a thumbs up from everyone in our crew. We couldn't be happier with the photos or the experience. Thanks, Bodhi! Let's do it again!" - Vanessa H.
Sunset Family Portraits - Disney Aulani, Ko Olina
"I am so happy with our family photos!!! I poured over pictures from various photographers before we headed on our family vacation to Oahu. I absolutely loved what I saw on Bodhi's website. I have 3 young children, ages 8, 5, and 2. Let's just say, family pictures can be so stressful with a young family! I couldn't be happier with the shots Bodhi was able to capture. He brought bubbles for my two youngest children, and was able to get some amazing pictures of my 2-year-old. I really struggle getting good pictures of her, and I am overjoyed by the photos I have now! We decided on a sunset backdrop, and I was worried about the time being too late for my kiddos (we live in TX). Bodhi made the whole process fun, and the girls did surprisingly well. If we ever head back to Oahu, I will most definitely have him capture these special family moments again! Thank you Bodhi!" - Cara L.
Family Session - Sherwood Forest & Beach
"We hired Bodhi to do our family trip photoshoot when we visited Oahu. We LOVE, LOVE, LOVE all the pictures he took. He was so good at what he does and he did an exceptional job. He took many creative pictures that we would have never imagined taking. With kids, it is hard to get a good family picture. However, Bodhi was so good with the kids that we did not have any issues getting our photos taken :). Thank you Bodhi for the amazing photos and your professional, fun attitude! Highly recommended!" - Gana S.
Sunset Family Beach Portraits - Hawaiian Hilton Village, Waikiki Oahu
"High humidity in Hawaii isn't uncommon, making for bad hair days, so I told my husband to cancel our photo shoot because I didn't think I'd be happy with the results. But he knows how much I love family photos so he convinced me to go ahead with our appointment since we only had one day left of vacation. I'm SO glad we did because Bodhi took the most incredible, artistic photos of us. We had fun posing for him and now we have these great memories of our trip -- so many good shots that choosing our favorites has been the hardest part. You will not be disappointed! Just the opposite - I am so excited to share and print. Awesome work, Bodhi!" Anne M.
Cloudy Day Family Portraits - Waialae Beach Park
"Bodhi was great! I really wanted to get some family photos while vacationing in Oahu. When I researched for photographers, I came across Bodhi's website and loved his pictures. Even though the weather didn't work out for us (unfortunately we had gray skies), Bodhi still managed to take awesome pictures. He patiently worked with us to get a lot of great shots. Thanks Bodhi!" -Lisa W.
Mini Family Beach Session - Waimanalo
"I wanted to let you know personally that my heart is just full looking at our photos. ❤️ It was a last minute idea to update our family photos here and we were very fortunate to find you. Your website is a true representation of your work and you delivered exactly what I wanted. We truly enjoyed the session and we are thrilled with our photos!" - Susan L.
3 Gen Family Holiday - Sherwood Forest Beach
"Our family was together for the first time in over two years, so having a family portrait in Hawaii was on the top of our "to do" list. We chose to do the mini photo session because we have 3 young grandchildren and did not think they would last much longer than that... and yet Bodhi delivered over 300 great photos to choose from! We took Bodhi's suggestion on the location, and we were so glad we did. He was very prompt at uploading our photo gallery and we were all so excited to see the final project. My favorite ones are of the kids running on the beach and playing in the waves. The photos turned out so amazing we bought them all!" - Nancy V.
Ko Olina Family Sunset Beach Photography
"Our family's sunset photo session was simply excellent! Bodhi knows the best locales on the island, as well as the best times of day to shoot. Our family had a lot of fun, and Bodhi is so great to work with. The mood was light, and easy. The kids responded well to his instructions, and it was fun to see Bodhi get excited when he knew he got a great shot. I highly recommend Oahu Pro Photography!" - Rode Family
Waikiki Family Beach Portraits
"Our extended family of 20 people traveled from Utah to vacation in Hawaii. While we were there we wanted family pictures on the beach. Bodhi was amazing!! He was prompt in his communication before the shoot, He was on time, knew right where to go for the best backdrop, patient with all the little kids we had and was very professional. He was fun, kept the little kids excited and got them to smile. He was kind and we all felt very comfortable. We will definitely use Bodhi again. Thank you Bodhi for an amazing experience!" -Maxfield Family
Double Yer Pleasure Vacation Photos - Oahu Hawaii
"I found Bodhi online when I was looking for a photographer who could capture our family on the beach, our first time to Hawaii! As I narrowed down my search for a photographer, I really loved Bodhi's galleries online. I loved the way he would capture a family with drops of water flying as children raced through the water or a wave crashing on a rock as a family stood in a perfect rosy glow from a beach sunset. When I contacted photographers with our available dates, I was really impressed with Bodhi. He responded in less than 24 hours, sent an email with pictures as examples of what he could do based on my inquiries and had specific location ideas. I also loved that he would edit ALL the images in the package. It really sealed the deal too when he was willing to do TWO locations and TWO dates to get the perfect shots for a very reasonable price.
I was so pleased to meet him and he was such a joy to work with. My kids had a great time splashing around in the water and he captured gorgeous shots that are very natural and full of movement and life. He had a really artistic eye, and his editing was so stunning (without looking fake). You could tell Bodhi was having fun with our family, it was fantastic.
Finally, Bodhi was professional from first contact to the actual shoot and afterwards. He was on time (even early!) both days and he immediately had photos up and edited on the gallery to choose from. My only complaint... there were too many wonderful photos to choose from! I would absolutely recommend him and would use him again in a heartbeat!" - Mandy B.
Large Family Sunset Beach Portrait - Magic Island
Bodhi was absolutely fantastic! We had a family photo of 20+ people. Bodhi was very professional and very genuine. We had multiple toddlers and infants and he made sure to communicate his process to guarantee the best outcome of photos. He has a great personality and was able to keep the attention of all of our small children. He had great ideas of what would make the picture pop, with colors and time of day and positions on location. His knowledge of the environment and professionalism really stood out. He was not pushy or rude and you could tell he wanted the best for our family. We will be using him again in the future for sure! Thanks again Bodhi! - the Ackerman Family
Hawaii Wedding Photography
"Bodhi was absolutely wonderful! When we first starting planning our wedding, my husband's friend was going to take pictures for us. He was a previous photographer and had all the equipment he said he needed. Fast forward to a little over a month before our wedding and he tells us that he can no longer photograph our wedding due to personal issues. Way to stress me out! We had spent our budget and all the wedding photographers we contacted were either booked already or way out of our budget since I had not initially included the cost of a photographer.
After a brief search for "Wedding Photographer," Bodhi's ad popped up. I instantly loved his pictures featured on his website and immediately contacted him via text message. He got back to me within 2 hours, thats a miracle in itself when compared to the other wedding photographers I tried to contact. He was available to meet with him pretty much that very same weekend. We met him and liked his attitude and booked him.
At our wedding, he arrived early to scope out the place and look for various places to take pictures and got pictures of all the tablescapes and decorations. He was great with dealing with our guests and our temperamental flower girls since one of them wasn't feeling good; he never got frustrated with her nor us and just went with the flow. After all our formal pictures were taken we asked him to go around and see if any of the guests wanted individual pictures and he did! All of our guests who took advantage of that already told us they want those pictures and they plan to print them out and display them.
Our wedding was this past Saturday, the 8th and we already received our pictures (on the following Tuesday, the 11th). That is absolutely amazing turn around and the pictures came out even better than expected. There were tons of formal and candid pictures which we absolutely love and the quality is breathtaking. We would hire Bodhi again in a heartbeat and we have told all our friends about him. Hire him for your photography needs, you will not be disappointed!!!" - Amanda & Justin
Dedication & Family Portraits
"Omg!!!! They are amazing!!!! Thank you so much Bodhi! Your work is absolutely amazing!! I will write a review for you once we get back home. I'm so glad I hired you. You are the best. :-)
Hiring Bodhi to take professional photos during our holiday from Australia was absolutely one of the highlights of our trip. Bodhi captured some of the best memories that I could have during my son’s Hawaiian Dedication and then during our Sunset shoot. Bodhi was not only amazing with my 5yr old but he made the photo shoot so easy and fun. We had such a great time. I could not commend him more for the results of the stunning photos but more for the beautiful memories that I now can hang on my wall at home. Thank you so much Bodhi, I am truly thankful for your talent." -Viona & DeVanté, SYDNEY, Australia. September 2016
Destination Beach Wedding - Magic Island
"Middle price range, but upperclass service and results. Bravo Bodhi. This guy loves what he does and it shows. He was so quick with the results, and to be honest, since this was a destination wedding for us, we had no idea where to go. I touched base with Bodhi and he suggested a beautiful location. He had several locations on his website, and this was the one that he felt strongest about. We were a little worried about the weather because we didn't have any backup dates available, but Bodhi reassured us and he was right. The skies were spectacular in Honolulu. He got over 180 great shots for us, so God only knows how many he actually took. He had them up for us to review in 2 days. It was amazing. Believe me, my wife is photogenic, but he actually made me look good. Lots of great close-ups that we never would have thought about. Even some fun photo-bombs with the cool pastor after the ceremony. He is not only a professional photographer, but also a genuinely nice guy. I can't recommend him highly enough!" -Bleach
Ko Olina Maternity Session
"We hired Bodhi as our maternity photographer. He was very sweet. He provided some great pictures with a very light set up. He was communicative. On the day, there was an issue with location; he gladly gave us more time for our shoot as an act of good faith. The proof was in the product: we loved our photos and were very happy with what we received. Thank you!" - Sonali
Waialae/Kahala Hotel Resort Family Photography
"We hired Bodhi to take our family photos to celebrate our parent's 50th wedding anniversary. Our decision was influenced by a few factors:
- Unlike some other photographers, he replied to our questions fairly quickly and we were able to book a photo session. Some photographers didn't even reply to our e-mails.
- He has a great gallery on his website, while other photographers either don't have as many or the images aren't very big. We saw an island in one of the galleries and we asked if we could have our photo session there also... and he said it was a perfect setting for sunset photos.
- When I told my parents about the family photo shoot, they worried that it would be a formal shoot, but Bodhi made it fun and relaxed.
We felt a little silly in some poses, but like he explained, this made the pictures turn out great. So definitely follow his instructions. :-) And, yes, we are very happy with the results. We would hire him again the next time we're in Hawaii and need a photographer." - John
Ko Olina Family Sunset & Beach Photography
"Words cannot express how much we love our pictures!!!! They are just what we wanted - to capture the beauty and essence of this island paradise. We enjoyed meeting you and working with you! So glad to say we were the first you photographed at the "secret" Ko Olina Cove. I am so glad we chose you to provide us with your photographic artwork. I'd tell everyone not to shop around, (as I did- 12 companies! Don't waste ur time!) you are the best!!! Thank your so much for being so expeditious and completing our project within 24 hours and being so easy to work with. You are a true profession and artist." -The Boudreau Family, Benton, LA
Kailua Beach Park Family Photography
"Bodhi was incredible! We were visiting the island for a family vacation, and not only did he give us a beautiful recommendation of where to shoot, but he knew both sides of the island very well. His quote was far below what I expected, and later, when we ordered prints and canvases, the price again was far below what we have paid in the past. The quality of these photos are outstanding, and he managed to get all of us smiling at the same time! That never happens. Thank you Bodhi, I will be using you again and again!" - Angela T.
Waikiki Family Beach Photography
"What a great artist! We love our family pictures, definitely a work of Art! Bodhi is the best photographer. All our pictures turned out beautiful."
Real Estate Photography
"Bodhi was fantastic. He responded right away and was able to get out and shoot our home almost the next day. He was very helpful in answering all of my questions about the type of shots i wanted for the house. His work was spectacular. "
Waikiki Penthouse Wedding
"Bodhi is the best photographer I've worked with and that you'll have. He took my pre-wedding photos and also my wedding reception photos. All of them turned out amazing- vibrant, clear, and most of all captured our true selves. My guests cannot stop raving about my pictures. They are just that spectacular! Bodhi is amazing to work with. He is very funny, friendly, easy to communicate with, and most important of all - delivers the photos fast!!! My husband and I woke up the day after our wedding to find that he had sent us two photos to satisfy our curiosity and impatience. He knows us too well by now. It really was beautiful pictures that I had to keep asking Bodhi for more!!! :)"
Surprise Wedding Proposal
"I recently decided to propose to my girlfriend while on vacation in Hawaii and hired Bodhi to take surprise photographs of the proposal (on a beach on the North Shore) as well as staged pictures during the sunset after we were finished. I live in California, and Bodhi was willing to talk with me on the phone multiple times to recommend specific perfect locations, the best times for sunset pictures, how to best set up the "sneaky" element of the pictures during the proposal, etc. He was beyond accommodating and a joy to work with. The pictures turned out beautifully. Incredibly professional and artistic - you can tell he really knows what he is doing and has mastered this craft over the years. You can also tell how much he loves his job - and it shows in every picture he takes."
Engagement & Indian Wedding Photography
"Bodhi is AMAZING! Hire him!! Highly recommend him for any function! Came up with the most creative ideas for my Indian wedding! He is versatile and is able to adapt to any type of event! He will make it work even in rainy weather! Had a blast and loved all my pictures!"
-Kunjal & Mitul
Wedding Photography - The Modern Hotel
"I've worked with Bodhi several times and each time is better than the last. I'm a wedding planner and continue to use his services over and over and am always impressed. His work is website quality and gorgeous. He works flawlessly in indoor and outdoor settings and is especially great at sunset photos. If I could him 10 stars I would (and that's a lot coming from someone who works with photographers constantly). Thanks Bodhi for all your help! You're amazing."
- Chavah, Wedding Planner
Destination Beach Wedding - Waimanalo
"We received our photos today and would like to thank you for everything. You captured exactly the emotion that we lived in this memorable day. Thanks for your excellent job. We had a wonderful time and your photos are amazing! You are a true artist my friend."
Mahalo! -Marcus & Kandy.
25th Anniversary Celebration, Oahu North Shore
"If you're looking for a GREAT professional photographer in Hawaii, look no further than Oahu Pro Photography. My wife and I celebrated our 25th anniversary in Hawaii and after doing some extensive research, I chose to hire Bodhi. For our original wedding, I always regretted not having wedding photos that we were happy with. Looking at Bodhi's work on his website helped me have the confidence to give him a shot at taking our 25th anniversary sunset photos. I can't speak highly enough of Bodhi's creativity and skill in photography; he is truly gifted and highly knowledgeable in his work. Bodhi helped my wife and me to feel at ease and the photo shoot was a lot of fun. We were amazed at Bodhi's creativity, and his ability to "think on his feet" and be resourceful in using the surrounding environment. Bodhi gave us access to our photo gallery within 24 hours and we couldn't be happier. Bodhi pays attention to all the details and it shows in the finished product - we couldn't believe the high quality of the photos and our friends and family agree that the photos are stunning. Hire Bodhi with confidence that you'll be working with a true professional." -Michael U.
Maternity Baby Bump Photography - Ko Olina Lagoon
"Nothing is more memorable than the experience of carrying your first child. I had seen a lot of Bodhi's photos and always thought they were beautifully done and not just a carbon copy of what others have gotten. I decided to hire Bodhi for my maternity photos and will always be grateful to him for being able to capture a beauty that I didn't even know I had. The photos Bodhi took had the beauty of the Hawaiian sunset and rolling ocean but to my surprise he also captured the love I have for the tiny being I was carrying inside of me.
Oahu Pro Photography gives you more than just a pretty picture in Hawaii. He is creative and original in capturing the happiness and love you are feeling in your special time in your life. I look forward to seeing my baby's first pictures, which will of course be taken by Bodhi. I have no doubt they will be as amazing at my maternity photos. Bodhi has a kindness and talent that will make anyone (even a man hesitant of photos) to feel comfortable and have not only beautiful photos but fun in the process of getting them taken. THANK YOU BODHI!!!" - Tricia & Conner, aka "Baby Bump"
Waikiki Sunrise Family Beach Photos
"I'm more than happy with the outcome of all the pictures. Bodhi was very nice, friendly, and patient with my boys especially with my 16 months old. Overalls, it was a great experience and we actually had fun during the shoot. I would definitely hire Bodhi again when I'm back in Hawaii." -Christy T.
Destination Wedding Photography - Ewa Beach
"Bodhi - We totally enjoyed and greatly appreciated you doing all the beach wedding photography yesterday. You are a delight. The pictures were absolutely fabulous. Truly. I would like the opportunity to give you my review below. You made our day more special!"
"Bodhi was here exactly on time with everything he needed to take great pictures for my daughter's wedding on the beach in Oahu. He took great care, wanting to shoot the best pictures possible, which we all thought he accomplished. He was very personable, fun to have around our families and a very skilled and talented photographer." -Jeanne
Family Beach Photography - Ko Olina Lagoon
"Bodhi was amazing! He was very patient with my family (which included a 10 week old infant). He went above and beyond what I expected. Thank you Bodhi for capturing our family portrait. My in-laws joked that you gave us enough for a multi-volume Christmas card :-)" -Johnie L
Engagement Proposal Photography - Makapu'u Park
"Bodhi went above and beyond on our engagement pictures and they turned out beautifully! We couldn't have asked for a better experience. We went on a morning hike on Makapuu trail and Bodhi met us at the top for a surprise engagement and photo session! He suggested the location and even brought champagne! The photos were easy for us and our families to view, download, and share afterward. We can't say enough good things! Highly recommended!" - Sarah M.
Family Beach Photos - Kahala Hotel & Resort
"My husband and I and our 2 boys traveled to Hawaii for our 14th wedding anniversary. We knew we wanted to take family photos and found Ocean Bodhi online. Of all the photographers we contacted, Bodhi had the most impressive portfolio and the best follow-up and response time. He was also willing to go to our location of choice to take the pictures, which some of the other photographers were not willing to do. The day of the photo shoot, he showed up early to scout out the place and picked ideal spots for us to take our photos. The end results were phenomenal! We loved the way our pictures turned out and friends who have seen our pictures have asked for his information. Needless to say, we were more than happy to refer our friends to him!" -Aloha Mom
Waikiki Family Photographer - Magic Island
"I don't know what to say other than we were absolutely thrilled with both the experience and the outcome of our photo session. There were 7 of us and the youngest was 4. At the end of the day even he was convinced that behaving was awesome....!!!!" - Norman H.
Waikiki Family Beach Photography - Hawaiian Hilton Village
"Bodhi did a great job with our family photos. My whole family (of 17 from grandma to grandkids) were visiting Hawaii for a week. We called Bodhi when we got there and he was so helpful and accommodating to our needs in relation to family photos. He used his creativity to recommend ideas for the photos and we took some really fun shots. It is hard to please a large group as ours, but we found he was really successful. In addition, he's a really nice person and connected with everyone." - Theresa F.
Creative Sunset Oahu Family Photography - China Wall
"Out of three photographers, I finally picked one to capture the moment of our lifetime visiting Oahu and going back home. I reside in Vegas now but half of the family lives on Oahu and with our busy schedules and my parents getting old I figured I had one chance to capture one special moment with all of us! Look no further...I picked the right guy! After talking over the phone for hours describing what i wanted down to tips on location, background and even clothes, Bodhi finally came up with a solution to all and then stated hopefully mother nature would be on our side and she was! The pictures turned out amazing and better than I thought!! Bodhi was professional, prompt, patient and pleasing! He pleased me and that was hard to do! LOL. Good job Bodhi! I only wish you could take some of that talent to Vegas because I have more moments that I'd love to capture! :-) - Lizette Q.
Maternity Beach Photography - Waimanalo
"When looking for a photographer, you want someone who captures that moment and makes you feel comfortable. Look no further. Bodhi took my maternity photos carrying my 1st born. My soon-to-be family and I were very happy with the results. I had a few ideas and he was able to work with me." -Jan R.
Maternity Photos - Makai Pier
"He did a great job, the pictures came out awesome. And even though we were late due to the weather and change of location he was still willing to work with us with the timing. I really appreciated what he did." - Cierra