Photographer at Owen's Retreat in Waialua, HI - Salt Drifter Photography offers stunning wedding photos capturing the beauty of your special day.

Owen's Retreat | Hawaii, Maui, Oahu, Kauai Photographer

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Hey there! I'm a photographer who absolutely loves capturing the beauty of Mokulē'ia Beach and its surroundings. If you're looking for a vacation rental on the North Shore of O'ahu, Mokulē'ia Beach Houses at Owen's Retreat is the perfect spot for you! We've been proudly serving guests since the 1950s and we're one of the five licensed vacation rentals in the area. Our property offers 4 separate beach houses, all located right on the beachfront. Whether you're a couple looking for a romantic getaway or a group of friends planning a reunion, we can accommodate 2 to 22 guests comfortably. It's like having your own private paradise!

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Imagine starting your fairytale-like journey as a married couple with the calming beaches and picturesque coastlines as your backdrop. The sunsets here are absolutely spectacular, and you might even catch a glimpse of some incredible wildlife like Laysan Albatross, Hawaiian monk seals, green sea turtles, humpback whales, seabirds, and native Hawaiian plants. When it comes to your wedding, Owen's Retreat has got you covered. We have two ceremony sites to choose from, and you can invite up to 100 of your closest friends and family members to celebrate with you. Our team will go above and beyond to bring your wedding dreams to life, offering thoughtful accommodations like get-ready rooms, set-up services, Wi-Fi, and the flexibility to bring in outside vendors. Not only that, but we're also pet-friendly! We understand that your furry companion is an important part of your life, and we'd be more than happy to have them join you down the aisle. And don't worry about parking or accessibility – we have on-site parking with wheelchair access to make things easier for everyone. Located in Waialua, Owen's Retreat is surrounded by natural beauty and scenic coastlines. During your stay, you'll have the opportunity to explore local destinations like Mokulē'ia Beach, ʻĀweoweo Beach Park, and Dole Private Beach Park. These nearby oases offer a peaceful escape from the stresses of wedding planning. For your convenience, we offer lodging options for you and your intimate wedding party right here at the venue. And if your other guests prefer luxury hotels, there are plenty within a 20-mile radius. Plus, the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport is just 30 miles away, making it easy for your out-of-town loved ones to join in on the celebration. So why wait? Start planning your dream wedding at Owen's Retreat and let us take care of the rest. The breathtaking views, friendly service, and unforgettable memories are waiting for you.


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