Photographer for Puakea Ranch - Hawi, HI Wedding Photography - Salt Drifter Photography

Puakea Ranch | Hawaii, Maui, Oahu, Kauai Photographer

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Located in beautiful Hawi, Hawaii, Puakea Ranch is the perfect setting for your dream wedding. Picture this: exchanging your vows under the shade of a majestic old-growth monkey pod tree, capturing unique moments with our stunning horses on the tree-lined drive, indulging in a delightful outdoor dining experience with breathtaking ocean views, and ending the night under the twinkling stars of the Big Island sky, known worldwide for its magnificent stargazing. At Puakea Ranch, we offer an exclusive Estate Venue that boasts not only four charming cottages but also two refreshing pools, cozy fire pits, lush gardens, and much more. Whether you choose to book a single cottage or all four, your Hawaii destination wedding will be truly unforgettable.

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From our experience, most of our clients love the idea of reserving all four cottages, which can accommodate up to 18 guests. This way, you and your loved ones can enjoy the entire estate all to yourselves, creating lasting memories in the privacy and tranquility of Puakea Ranch. Should you have any questions or need further information, our knowledgeable Events Team is here to assist you. Simply send us a message, and we'll be more than happy to help you plan the wedding of your dreams. When you're ready to take the next step and secure your booking, just fill out our short booking questionnaire. Once we receive it, we'll promptly send you a personalized proposal and contract for your event, along with a soft hold on your chosen cottages for a period of five business days. Your dream wedding in Hawaii awaits at Puakea Ranch. Don't hesitate to reach out to us!


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