Mauna Kea Beach Hotel - Salt Drifter Photography - Big Island, HI - Vendor: Photographer for Weddings and Events.

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Hey there, fellow photography enthusiasts! Let me introduce you to the amazing Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, a hidden gem located on the Big Island of Hawaii's sunny Kohala Coast. This breathtaking destination resort was developed by the legendary Laurance S. Rockefeller himself and has been capturing the hearts of visitors since it opened its doors in 1965. One of the things that make Mauna Kea Beach Hotel truly special is its prime location on Kauna'oa Bay, boasting one of the few natural, white-sand beaches on the island. Just imagine the stunning photo opportunities you'll have with that backdrop!

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Now, let's talk weddings. Whether you're dreaming of an intimate elopement or a grand celebration with 200 of your closest friends and family, the seasoned team at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel is here to make your vision come to life. They'll be by your side throughout the planning process, offering their expertise and ensuring that every operational detail is taken care of on the big day. Oh, and here's a little insider tip: the hotel is committed to hosting only one wedding per day, so you can rest assured that you'll have their undivided attention when you book with them. With its gorgeous oceanside lawns and gardens, as well as fully windowed ballrooms offering beautiful waterfront views, Mauna Kea Beach Hotel has the perfect setting for your dream wedding. Plus, your guests will be spoiled with a wide range of amenities, including an 18-hole championship golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr., an oceanside tennis park with 11 courts, fitness facilities, the luxurious Mandara Spa, and an array of water sports activities at the beach. Now, let's talk about the services they offer. Mauna Kea Beach Hotel is all about making your wedding planning experience stress-free and ensuring that your big day is nothing short of perfect. They provide professional wedding planning services that will result in a beautiful and seamless event. From accommodations, including spacious one-bedroom suites, to discounted guestroom rates for bookings of 10 rooms per night or more, they've got you covered. They'll take care of everything from setting up to cleaning up, and they work with reliable, professional vendors to make sure every aspect of your wedding is top-notch. Need event rentals, entertainment, lighting, sound, parking, valet, or wheelchair access? They've got you covered there too! To sum it all up, if you're looking for a stunning wedding venue with world-class amenities and a dedicated team of professionals to make your dreams come true, look no further than Mauna Kea Beach Hotel. Your special day will be nothing short of magical in this tropical paradise. Don't wait, start planning your dream wedding at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel today!


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