BULA from Fiji and  ALOHA from Hawaii!

My husband Ray and I moved to Fiji in 2001.  Since then we founded (and still 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.

I’ve recently relocated to the Big Island of Hawaii and am taking shoots in the Kona area. I travel back and forth to Fiji multiple times a year, and also offer photo shoots with my associate photographer Caleb, who is located in Fiji (see his bio below). I personally edit and curate these sessions, so please feel free to reach out for any and all of your photography needs.

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

Caleb Young

Caleb, a skilled photographer and videographer, serves as Island Encounters Photography’s associate family and portrait photographer. He also accompanies Laura as a second-shooter for some weddings.  

Drawing from over a decade of creative experience, Caleb merges his passion for photography with his love for travel and family. Having honed his craft in Australia and New Zealand, Caleb has returned to his roots in Fiji, where he finds joy in immortalizing cherished moments through his lens. Caleb intimately understands the significance of capturing precious memories and the enduring value of a single photograph. With his own young family as inspiration, he approaches each session with empathy and care, ensuring that every client feels at ease and every smile is genuine.

Caleb Young bio

Giving Back

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.

Kind Words

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

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