Top 10 Business Moments in Hawaii | Hawaii Wedding Photographer - Vanessa Hicks Photography

Top 10 Business Moments in Hawaii | Hawaii Wedding Photographer


I hope you guys loved the recap yesterday of my top 10 personal moments here in Hawaii this past year!!

Again, this has been such an amazing year for my business, seriously, I have no idea how the heck I can even TOP it!

But for now, I wanted to share my favorite business moments that have happened this past year in Hawaii!

I had SUCH a hard time narrowing these down!!!

But, here are my top 10 favorite business moments of my first year in Hawaii!!

Visiting the other island for sessions!

You guys, I have been traveling non stop! Granted, flying to the other islands takes less than 45 mins (which is shorter than me being stuck in traffic out there to go to a session!) In my first year in Hawaii, I flew to the other islands 26 times!! WHAT!!
No wonder why some of the TSA agents and flight attendants recognize me! I’ve been to Big Island 6 times, Maui and Kauai 10 times each!!! No wonder they are my favorite islands!Wedding Photographer in Hawaii

Amazing year to have my work published!

This year I was blessed enough to have my work featured on so many of my favorite sites! My work was published 55 times, including a cover image on the Destination Bliss Magazine! Some of my favorite features was on Hawaii Bride and Groom, Strictly Weddings, Every Last Detail, PopSugar, Storyboard Wedding, Wedding Chicks, Aisle Perfect, Burnetts Boards and many more! It’s always such an amazing feeling to see your work published and featured!

I was honored with some amazing awards!

Some amazing awards include The Knot Best of Weddings, Wedding Wire’s Couples Choice Awards, Two Bright Lights Editors Choice Award, and Expertise Top 26 Wedding Photographers in Honolulu! Plus the amazing Shoot and Share results!

Not too bad!! And such a wonderful honor! 

So many AMAZING photoshoots this year!!!

I had to break down the numbers for this year’s shoots! 

18 weddings and elopements,

27 engagement and couples,

20 styled/creative shoots,  &

44 portrait sessions!

Im pretty happy with that number!! It seriously was a year of so much love and beauty captured!

Photographed a MERMAID!! 

Yes, this amazing session was definitely one of my favorite moments this year!

Spoke for 2 educational platforms!

I am looking to expand my brand to include teaching other amazing photographers, and I got to do that twice so far, one for the Winter Shift with 7 Summers and one for Copper Kettle! I can’t wait for most speaking engagements this year! Stay tuned 😉

Attending the best photography conference!
Yes, for a second year in a row, I hopped on a plane and went to ShowIt United, and it was INCREDIBLE! It was nice to catch up with my Monterey gals, and meet new friends like the amazing Julie Paisley! Plus, see my photography idol Jasmine Star! Can’t wait for the 2018 conference!

Networked and connected with Amazing Vendors!

weddings at sunset ranch hawaii

#preferredvendors Venue: Sunset Ranch Dress: WhiteHot Hawaii Florals: Creative Concepts by Jeff

I have met some incredible vendors this past year! When you live on an island, its even more imperative to take care of your vendors and who you network with, because its such a close knit community! Some incredible opportunities have come out of it, and I am just so blessed to work with some amazing people! You can check out a list of my preferred vendors here!

FINALLY got to do a floral tub shoot!

Well, Ive been lucky to do a few of them now, and I have some more booked and ready to go!! Want to book a session in a floral tub? Message me to get on the calendar!

Floral Tub Shoot Hawaii Vanessa Hicks Photography Floral Tub Shoot Hawaii Vanessa Hicks Photography

















And of course, my favorite most incredible thing that happened this year, was being voted #1 Wedding Photographer by Hawaii Magazine for 2018!

I am still so incredibly shocked by it!!

  1. Kauai Wedding Photographer | May Goals 2018 | Vanessa Hicks Photography

    May 1st, 2018 at 0

    […] has gone by so fast already!!! Check out the blog posts I  dedicated to the past year here Both business and […]

share this on

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

brand services

brand photography


for creatives & small business owners looking stunning brand images

learn more

social media management

social help

tailored social media management for brands and boss ladies. 

learn more

menu name

nav item


for creatives & small business owners looking for XYZ!

learn more

nav item


for ABC customer looking for XYZ help!

shop now

get 10% off your first print shop order

Tell me about your newsletter here! What should I expect if I sign up? This is the place to tell the reader all about it! PS: This template comes pre-styled with newsletter forms for ConvertKit and Mailchimp!