Photographer at Hawaii Island Retreat capturing weddings, romance, and stunning views in Kapaau, HI - Salt Drifter Photography.

Hawaii Island Retreat | Hawaii, Maui, Oahu, Kauai Photographer

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Welcome to Hawaii Island Retreat, where the perfect place for weddings and romance awaits you. As a photographer, I have had the privilege of capturing the beauty and elegance of this natural setting. Our 50 acres of pristine ocean-view groves and intimate valley settings provide an inspiring backdrop for your Hawaiian wedding, vow renewal, or Big Island honeymoons. Located in picturesque North Kohala on Hawaii Island, our sacred and historic Hawaiian grounds are infused with mana, or spiritual energy, to bless your special day. Our dedicated wedding planner is on hand to take care of all the intricate details, leaving you free to fully immerse yourself in the romance and joy of the occasion.

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When it comes to accommodation, our green boutique hotel offers you elegance and comfort in equal measure. Each of our 9 spacious guest rooms has been thoughtfully designed with weddings in mind. With large bathrooms containing soaking tubs big enough for two, separate showers, and other couples amenities, every moment of your stay will be filled with luxury and relaxation. In addition, our oceanfront rooms and the Golden Penthouse Honeymoon Suite offer breathtaking views of the ocean, creating a truly magical setting. Our boutique hotel goes above and beyond to provide you with the warmest hospitality. From star-lit balconies to tranquil garden courtyards, an open-air dining room to spacious outdoor lanais, we have thoughtfully designed every corner of our property to cater to your wedding reception and ceremony needs. If you're interested in learning more about our packages and pricing, please don't hesitate to reach out to us at (808) 889-6336 or via email at We're here to assist you in creating unforgettable memories that will last a lifetime. I look forward to the opportunity of capturing your special moments at Hawaii Island Retreat. Let the magic of this beautiful place infuse your wedding or honeymoon with love and romance.


Some love from those we've served.

“This year I had my first ever photoshoot, and I'm so glad I had it with Leah, she made me feel confident in front of the camera, had great time and photos turned out amazing!!! Thank you Leah for making my memories about Hawaii unforgettable!!! Recommend 100%”

Inga Bilaisyte

“I purchased a photo session for my daughter-in-law as a baby shower gift, to be used for maternity or newborn photos (she chose maternity). The photos are magical - they perfectly capture their love story. Leah is a talented photographer who brings out the very best, and is so easy to work with. Both my son and daughter-in-law thoroughly enjoyed their session. If you're looking for a photographer, look no further. You won't be disappointed.”

Tina Duke

“The best photographer ever! She brings out the best in people and captures a beauty and magic that I didn’t know existed. She is creative and encouraging and a true artist, creating images that last forever. Can’t recommend enough!!”

Ann Hoku Lyn

“Leah was awesome to work with. I went in with a little vision of what I wanted my shoot to look like and she used all the natural elements in my favor. The outcome of the photo shoot gave me several awesome options to choose from for my song release. I highly recommend Salt Drifter Photography for your photo needs in Kona.”

Ellen Keehan

“Leah is the most magical person to shoot with. She really knows how to make it an experience. Such memories are built. Highly recommend ✨ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️”

Ruth-Anne Santoro

“Leah is so talented behind the lens and she really knows how to interact with people to make them feel comfortable in front of the camera. We were so lucky to have had our first ever photoshoot with her. She has set the bar high for future photographers. The experience we had during our engagement photoshoot is one we relish. We felt so confident and comfortable. Also, Leah had our pictures ready within a week. They turned out amazing! Thank you Leah!”

LC Dizon

“Absolutely love love love this woman only one I trust to take my pictures, makes you feel very comfortable in your own skin!!can’t wait for future shoots❤️”

Alyssa Sasaki