BULA from Fiji and ALOHA from Hawaii!
My husband Ray and I moved to Fiji in 2011. Since then we’ve founded and run our own non-profit, had three beautiful girls (Eden, Elani & Isla), gained dual-citizenship, and started a photography business to help keep it all going.
In 2022, we have also added Hawaii to our list of photography locations! We are temporarily based on the Big Island, in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, accepting Hawaii bookings from Aug 2022-May 2023.
I absolutely love photography. For me it’s all about the connection that happens when I use my camera to capture moments, create beauty, and weave it all together into an authentic expression of YOU. It’s about the experience, this moment in time that we can capture together so you can remember it forever.
If I had to describe my style in a few words, I’d choose joy, connection, artistic expression and authenticity. It’s my goal to bring light and life to each person I photograph, and leave them with a memory and connection that goes beyond a beautiful image.
This is why I do what I do.
If this resonates, if you want to connect with me, just click below.
Reach out to me to book a Fiji photo session, or join me online for photography training at the “Education” tab of my site.
I’m really looking forward to meeting you.
Hi I’m Laura
Born in the Philippines, raised in remote Indonesia, and now a USA-Fiji citizen, Ray is very at home here in the islands. Ray and Laura together founded and co-direct the non-profit Island Encounters Trust. Ray specializes in portraiture, water photography, and aerial photography. He is also available as a second-shooter for weddings. He’s an awesome father, a loyal friend, and a very talented photographer.
Feel good about your investment with Island Encounters Photography knowing that proceeds go to support Island Encounters Trust, a non-profit working in sustainable agriculture, service tourism and kid’s programs in Fiji.
Laura is fantastic from the first moment of contacting her she was so professional and organised. On the wedding day she was so easy going and made us all feel relaxed. Her photography skills are amazing we were blown away by how perfect our photos were, every shot captured our perfect day. We can’t thank Laura enough.” – Kyleigh