Kelsi runs pretty much every other aspect of Pilialoha Photography, with a special focus in on-site logistics and detail planning (and is second shooter at weddings). She's the mastermind behind the scenes when it comes to customers who are nervous or new to modeling. Her eye for aesthetics is truly invaluable, as she helps style shoots with outfit coordination and props, as well as making sure that not even a stray strand of hair will ruin the perfect shot! Kelsi is also a trained rescue diver and freediver, offering support and additional safety to our in-water sessions.
Kelsi's favorite aspect of photography: "As a little girl I loved to look through old photographs of my parents and grandparents when they were younger (we're talking original black and white film!). I loved seeing their younger selves that I never had the opportunity to know. To this day those photos are one of my greatest possessions. Photographs have the ability to capture all the love, laughter and detail shared in each moment for us to look back on. Each photograph is unique and once digitized, can last forever. It's truly an honor to photograph these special moments."
Kelsi's photography pet peeve: "Over-exposed photos! So much great detail is lost when the highlights get blown out. Great lighting is a powerful tool that should be properly used, yet is oftentimes neglected by novice photographers, leading to rather unflattering images. At Pilialoha Photography, we make use of rich light and tropical tones by scheduling around sunrise and sunset! All our cameras are set up to shoot RAW image files as well, allowing those subtle colors and tones to come out during post-processing-- simply gorgeous!"