"Butterflies don't know the color of their wings, but human eyes know how beautiful it is.
Likewise, you don't know how worth it you are, but I see how beautiful you are.
Let me capture your legacy."

Meet your photographer

As a child who had the pleasure of growing up here on this beautiful island of Hawaii, my childhood was not one you would expect here in paradise.
Growing up in extreme poverty, fueled by drugs and alcoholic parents, my goal was to find my way in this big beautiful world. At 17 years old, I started that dream and joined the Navy, honored to serve our great country.
At 19 years old, I watched my father take his last breath. He went into the hospital with a broken leg, and never came out. It was at that moment that I realized how important pictures were.
Because I barely had any.
Struggling to find an image for my father obituary, it became clear that these handful of images, about 6 or so, was all of the physical memories I had left of him. I mean, our lives wasn't the greatest, so maybe my parents didn't think it was worth documenting.
But it was.
Those 6 images I have of my father are my dearest treasures. I have no video of him. I can't really remember what his voice even sounded like anymore. Memories fade. Life goes on. But those 6 images, they are everything.
As your photographer, it is my job to document these incredible moments in your life. These images will be passed on to your children and grandchildren, and I take pride in documenting your legacy!
Tomorrow isn't promised to anyone, so it's up to you to document your today. Your RIGHT NOW. Your life.
From customizing packages, to being available to help with anything you may need (photography or not), as well as taking care of any stressful moments on the wedding day, I’m there to serve you to the best of my ability and document your most memorable day.
I am a mother, military wife, Navy Veteran, Starbucks lover, runner and a Disney and Harry Potter fanatic! We are a Gryffindor household, even though a Slytherin (my husband), managed to snake his way in ;)
  
When I'm not photographing a session, you can find me laying at the beach, taking in the smells of the ocean, relaxing with a book and a drink with an umbrella in my hand!! I love running, and recently completed my 20th half marathon! 

@vanessahicksphotography

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HAWAI'I WEDDING & PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY

Based In Honolulu, HI • Serving All Hawaiian Islands

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"My family still gushes over how amazing she is and how wonderful it was to have her capture our special day."
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