Female Oahu Wedding Photographers, Kailua, Oahu
Oahu Wedding Photographers, Kristen Hook graduated from Brooks Institute of Photography with a BA in Film and emphasis in Commercial Advertising. After college Kristen went onto work in the Los Angeles and Hawaii Film Industry.
During college Kristen landed a coveted job as an intern at Quiksilver and Roxy Headquarters in Huntington Beach, CA as a product photographer. While at Quiksilver she realized how much she enjoyed still photography. At that time her ultimate goal was to break into the film industry so she traveled between L.A. and Hawaii to work on productions.
While paying her dues in film, Kristen could not stop thinking how much she loved still photography. In fact it was consuming most of her free time as her second favorite hobby to surfing. About that time Quiksilver called and offered her a full time position back in California that she couldn’t refuse. So she packed her bags moved back to Huntington Beach and spent the next couple years as an in-house photographer photographing studio lifestyle photos, as well as product photography for the men’s and boys line. Some of her responsibilities included photographing each new seasons line to provide images to major accounts such as Nordstrom, Macy’s, Sport Chalet and others. In addition she became part of the team to photograph all E-commerce images for the Quiksilver and Roxy website.
After honing her skills in photography in the corporate world for a couple of years she couldn’t resist the beckoning call of home. Kristen moved back to her hometown of Kailua, Hawaii to open her own business. Hook Photography was created in November of 2010. Her business was started with the idea to specialize in wedding photography, engagement photography, and family photography with a creative flair. Kristen’s love for both photography and the water allow her to capture amazing water photography as well. In fact it is often incorporated into many of her clients packages. Photographing weddings in Hawaii is such a special opportunity for Kristen. Growing up on Oahu provides her with an intimate knowledge of the island and allows her to guide her clients to help in getting the best pictures possible.
While weddings are the bulk of her business, she still finds time to shoot commercial photography, Lifestyle, product photography, as well as add to her stock photography portfolio.
A few of her commercial clients are HMSA, Honolulu Magazine, Mana Magazine, Catherine Weitzman Jewelry, Quiksilver, Roxy, DSR Hawaii, Ala Moana Magazine, DISfunkshion Magazine, Sinaloa Tortillas, Eroix Underneathwear, R Magazine, and Small Kine Farms.
Kristen loves capturing the unlimited beauty in and around the Hawaiian Islands. Her photography has a fresh uniqueness that illuminates her keen since of style, love for photography and fun personality that shines through in her images. When she is not behind a camera you can find her in the water surfing, paddling, bike riding, running with her black lab Kona, or hanging out with friends and family on the beach.