aloha friends

I believe in the power of intimate storytelling.
heart connections and the
energy between souls in love. 

I'm Cadence. 

I saved for my first digital camera by working a high school job at an ice cream parlor, and I studied film photography at university (what’s up, sexy darkroom vibes!). There, I learned how to draw out emotion and freeze powerful moments in time, and I embraced the philosophy that small, quiet instances of connection are often the most significant. That the emotion of a scene is what gives it real impact. So, whether I’m photographing a huge wedding or an intimate elopement, I'm always pursuing photos that capture more than simply how something looks. I want to preserve how it feels. 

I photographed my first wedding at 18 years old, and moved to Maui a couple years later where I've been a full time photographer for the last 10 years. We recently moved to Big Island where we're stewarding 4 acres and building an off-grid home. Over the years I've enjoyed studying Hawaiian culture and 'ōlelo Hawai'i at UH Mānoa, as well as Social Work. Even though I’ve lived here for over a decade, I still consider myself a malihini, a visitor to this beautiful island, and that is the spirit with which I approach every engagement session and wedding. There is a sense of reverence and respect for this place that I hold dear to my heart. And I can’t wait to take you, my fellow malihini, off the beaten path into all of the adventure and beauty Hawai’i has to offer.  

When I'm not documenting love or cruising with my couples around the island, I'm likely...

dancing + hula hooping it up

cruising with my family

doing community work

Cadence is beyond one of the brightest, most talented souls I have ever met! I met her the day of my wedding and it was as if she had already known our entire wedding group. She has such a clear vision that the photos continued to flow effortlessly. Beyond being such a talent and diligent photographer, she truly is one of the most down to earth and genuine people I and my entire family have come across. She really does want the best for everyone and does not stop working until the very last minute. Her work and her soul is so inspiring I am so so grateful to have had her as our photographer, and now someone I can call one of my friends. We love you !

JACEY + PATRICK

Cadence is as sweet as one can be. From the start, she made me feel like she was my close friend. Conversing via email for a couple months, she helped me every step of the way, recommending different vendors like makeup, floral, officiants and videographers, etc. She genuinely seemed happy to help me. She even picked up my bouquet for me on the day of our wedding!

As sweet as she is, she is equally professional. She always answered my emails right away. She was very clear and concise. I can tell she’s very organized which I appreciate.

And the quality of her work… Well. It’s just magic. She has a special touch. My husband and I aren’t exactly comfortable in front of the camera but with Cadence’s direction, we didn’t feel one ounce of nerves for a full 3 hour session.

I know I could keep writing. All you need to know: She’s the best person ever. Her work is flawless.

LAUREN + DEREK

I volunteer for the Maui Homeless Shelter every year doing family photos for the residents.



I've been vegetarian since birth -- and lemme tell you, it was not trendy back
then, ha! 



I've performed hula hooping on stage for some of my favorite artists. 



I solo roadtripped from LA to Canada and back, doing photo shoots along the way.

Ram Dass officiated two weddings I had the honor of photographing. 

fun facts

music festivals

my rescue dog, Zoey

sustainability

my family

FAV THINGS

kombucha

coffee

LA CROIX

COCONUTS

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Sri Lanka

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India

03.

Bali

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Hawai'ian Islands

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FAV PLACES

a litte more about me...



I've been vegetarian since birth -- and lemme tell you, it was not trendy back
then, ha! 



I've performed hula hooping on stage for some of my favorite artists. 



I solo roadtripped from LA to Canada and back, doing photo shoots along the way.

Ram Dass officiated two weddings I had the honor of photographing. 

A PEAK INTO our
Hawai'i Family life

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the
 scenes!

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