Hawaii Photographer

Michelle Jost Portrait

michelle Jost PhotographerHi There!

I’m Michelle, a photographer who loves to showcase a bit of glamour in adventurous settings. Focusing on elopements, engagements, couple and family sessions, located in Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii.

My specialty: Adventure meets glamour - Featuring you surrounded by stunning landscape scenery in beautiful unique locations. I enjoy capturing emotions, smiles, ceremony tears and moments of surprise.

I’ve built my life around adventure: Prior to relocating to Hawaii, I traveled the world and documented cultures, cities and all that places had to offer. I have always enjoyed photography and the memories that it provides. From chic staircases and architecture to those charming European cobblestone streets and elegant Thai and Japanese temples. All of these moments were very special and the magic of photography has allowed me to savor each of them.

Combining my love for style, adventure and travel I continue to capture sweet moments for couples, families and individuals that wish to celebrate themselves and their closest friends here in Hawaii and around the world.

I look forward to being part of your unique day and to provide you with images that will always remind you of your magical moment in that time.

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Engagement Photography

Engagement Photography in Hawaii Kai, Oahu, Hawaii

5 stars 5.0

Amazing Photographer, Photography, and Location!

Michelle was simply the best! She knew the perfect location (Spitting Caves, Hawaii Kai). My wife and I are in awe of the beautiful photography Michelle took of us. Michelle made sure we were completely comfortable the entire shoot. Thank you, Thank You, Thank You Michelle!

Family Photography

Family Shoot in Ko'Olina, Oahu, Hawaii

5 stars 5.0

Michelle was absolutely the best!

Michelle was absolutely the best from before session, during session, and post session. Follow-ups were absolutely perfect. She was very professional and courteous during our entire experience and made our session fun for the whole family. And of course the pictures were just amazing.

Maternity Photography

Maternity Photography at Spitting Caves, Oahu, Honolulu, Hawaii

5 stars 5.0

Quick and easy to talk to! Love the pictures!

Michelle did our maternity pictures and we love them! They are going up on our staircase wall! I liked how responsive Michelle was, quick and easy to talk to. Fast to arrange date & time to meet.

Anniversary Photography

Wedding Anniversary Shoot on Oahu, Hawaii

5 stars 5.0

Our photos came out spectacular!

We came to Hawaii to celebrate our 15th Wedding Anniversary and needed a photographer after our cell phone pics failed us. Upon looking at her work, we didn't think we would have an opportunity to get her at such short notice. Michelle replied to our inquiry and provided several quotes, to help accommodate and meet our needs. We met and she was professional, kind, but most importantly made us feel like we were her only session that day. She took her time to take the right shots and even asked us what we wanted. It was such a fun experience. If you happen to be in Hawaii, capture the moment and use Michelle. Our photos came out spectacular. We were thankful to share these memories with our friends and family. We recommend her to help you create lasting memories of your trip to Hawaii.

Bridal Photography

Bridal Photography on Sandy Beach, Oahu, Honolulu, Hawaii

5 stars 5.0

Amazing experience! Michelle is the best!

I was impressed by the research Michelle has done prior to my bridal photo shoot! The scenery she has offered, was just stunning! The lighting and her passion for what she does gave me a strong confidence my photos are going to be amazing! She made me feel so pretty and special! Every single photo came out gorgeous. I have already booked one more photo shoot with her and recommended her to all of my friends, THATS HOW GOOD she is!

Maternity Photography

Maternity Shoot on Sandy Beach, Oahu, Hawaii

5 stars 5.0

The pictures turned out incredible!

My wife and I were looking to book a maternity photo session during our vacation to Hawaii. We found Michelle through Yelp and found working with her to be a wonderful experience. From start to finish, Michelle was especially responsive and helpful. Weather was pretty unpredictable with rain showers and strong winds during our trip, but Michelle kept us updated and was prepared for alternative locations to shoot at. Professionalism aside, what impressed us the most was Michelle's photographing skills and abilities. The pictures turned out incredible and definitely captured some memories we'll never forget. We would highly recommend working with Michelle and would definitely consider booking her for family photos if we return to the island in the future!

Engagement Photography

Engagement Shoot on Oahu, Hawaii

5 stars 5.0

Above and beyond!

Michelle is an amazing photographer that goes above and beyond for her clients. She is kind, progressional, and a pleasure to work with! She provided great customer service and our engagement photos came out fabulous! My fiancée and I could not be happier with the results! Thank you, Michelle, for your time and help! :) Mahalo!

Wedding Photography

Wedding Photography, Oahu, Honolulu, Hawaii

5 stars 5.0

She made our wedding day special!

Michelle Jost took beautiful photos for my wedding! She shot every moment, she made our wedding day special! She is an amazing photographer with great ideas of poses that we did for our wedding photos, it was super fun and comfortable working with Michelle, my husband and I are truly grateful for her and amazed of her work and creativity! I highly recommend her!

Couple Photography

Couple and Family Photography on Waimanalo Beach, Oahu, Honolulu, Hawaii

5 stars 5.0

The photographs ended up perfect!

Michelle was so wonderful to work with! My man was looking for us to update our professional photos as well as couple and family photos. He sent me a few photographers and it was easy for me to decide on Michelle; her art speaks for itself and her personal write up was just as personable as she was. The photographs ended up perfect and she was super patient during outfit changes. 10/10 - I would highly recommend!

Corporate Headshot Photography

Corporate Headshot Photography, Oahu, Honolulu, Hawaii

5 stars 5.0

Amazing photographer!!

I hired Michelle to take some corporate headshots and professional photos for my business.. and I was blown away. I've never considered myself photogenic but her pictures were the best photos I've ever seen of myself. Communication was easy, I even rescheduled and it was no problem. Also I was rather particular about the locations and backgrounds I wanted and Michelle took the time to scope out different locations ahead of time and found the perfect spot. Michelle is kind, smart and easy n fun to work with. 10/10 recommend. I hope to be hiring her in the future and will def recommend her to anyone who needs professional amazing photographs!

Couples Photography

Couples Shoot in New Zealand

5 stars 5.0

Michelle is the best!!! Totally recommend her!

She captured us in a beautiful setting at Muriwai Beach in New Zealand. These images will be the best memories forever. Thank you, Michelle!!