Photographer at Cafe Julia Hawaii, Honolulu, HI - Salt Drifter Photography, Capturing the Charm and Beauty of Your Special Day

Cafe Julia Hawaii | Hawaii, Maui, Oahu, Kauai Photographer

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Say "I DO" at Cafe Julia Laniakea, Oahu's "Hidden Gem" nestled in the Heart of Downtown Honolulu. We're located directly across the street from "Iolani Palace," the only Palace on U.S. grounds. Our venue, Cafe Julia, is named after the pioneering architect Julia Morgan, one of the few women architects in the 1920s. Laniakea is the first public building in Hawaii to have a female architect, and it is also recognized as an official "Historic Building" in the State of Hawaii. Step into Laniakea and step back 100 years! The charm and character of our building, with its beautiful arches and attention to detail, is truly a work of art. If you think the pictures are beautiful, wait until you see it in person!

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We offer three venue spaces in our "Exclusive" Wedding Package, which is required for weddings of 60 people or more. For smaller weddings of 60 people or less, we have a two-venue space package. The three venue spaces included in the "Exclusive" Wedding Package are the Courtyard, Cafe Julia, and Elizabeth Fuller Hall. At Cafe Julia, we provide ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception services. The ceremony takes place in the Courtyard, and after it is finished, guests will head into Cafe Julia for the cocktail hour. During this time, the couple, wedding party, and family usually take photos. Our staff will then transition the Courtyard from a ceremony set-up to a reception set-up, which typically takes about 25-45 minutes depending on the size of the party. In case of inclement weather, Elizabeth Fuller Hall is available as a backup for the Courtyard reception set-up. You have until 2 hours prior to the ceremony start time to decide if you want to move into the banquet hall. While this is the usual utilization of the space, there are many options available to suit your preferences! Cafe Julia has been praised as a "One Stop Shop" by many coordinating companies in Oahu because we provide numerous in-house services, all included with any Wedding Package you select. We strive to make your wedding planning process as easy as possible by offering as much as we can!


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