Happy Client Testimonials
Jennifer & Spencer - Iolani Palace, Oahu
"I wish I could give Bodhi 10 gold stars. He was professional, yet laid back and made us totally comfortable in front of the camera. We were lucky enough to have Bodhi take our engagement and wedding photos and they were ready within a few days and were absolutely stunning. If you use Bodhi's services I guarantee you will not be disappointed." - Jennifer & Spencer
Hawaii Destination Wedding - Kahala Hotel Resort
"Bodhi was so fun to work with and he produced the most amazing photos for our wedding!! I should preface this review by saying I usually take terrible pictures, but Bodhi managed to get the best shots of me that anyone has ever taken. He really knows what he's doing! And he had everyone laughing and smiling the whole time which made the photos even better. He is really, really talented. We had such a blast working with him!" - Elena & Jeremy
Wedding Photography - Camp HM Smith Marine Base
"Bodhi was amazing from start to finish. He took the time to meet with us in the early planning phases. He helped plan ahead for the lighting for the venue to make sure the photos came out perfect. He was early to scope everything out for our big day. He was flexible and went out of his way to make sure that we got every photo that we wanted. During the ceremony, he was so stealthy that neither of us, nor our guests, even remember him shooting photos! He was so pleasant to work with. Bodhi has an obvious passion for his work as a photographer and made the experience such a joy. He has an excellent eye for a gorgeous setting and perfect photo. Our photos came back so quickly as well! We couldn't be more pleased with our wedding photos. We absolutely love them. THANK YOU, BODHI!" -Rob & Amy
Waikiki Penthouse Wedding - Waikiki
"Bodhi is the best photographer I've worked with and that you'll have. He took my pre-wedding photos and also my wedding reception photos. All of them turned out amazing- vibrant, clear, and most of all captured our true selves. My guests cannot stop raving about my pictures. They are just that spectacular! Bodhi is amazing to work with. He is very funny, friendly, easy to communicate with, and most important of all - delivers the photos fast!!! My husband and I woke up the day after our wedding to find that he had sent us two photos to satisfy our curiosity and impatience. He knows us too well by now. It really was beautiful pictures that I had to keep asking Bodhi for more!!! :)" -Amy C.
Oahu Destination Beach Wedding
"Upperclass service and results: Bravo Bodhi! This guy loves what he does and it shows. He was so quick with the results, and to be honest, since this was a destination wedding for us, we had no idea where to go. I touched base with Bodhi and he suggested a beautiful location. He had several locations on his website, and this was the one that he felt strongest about. We were a little worried about the weather because we didn't have any backup dates available, but Bodhi reassured us and he was right. The skies were spectacular in Honolulu. He got over 180 great shots for us, so God only knows how many he actually took. He had them up for us to review in 2 days. It was amazing. Believe me, my wife is photogenic, but he actually made me look good. Lots of great close-ups that we never would have thought about. Even some fun photo-bombs with the cool pastor after the ceremony. He is not only a professional photographer, but also a genuinely nice guy. I can't recommend him highly enough!" -Bleach
Post Wedding Portraits - Ko Olina Four Seasons Resort
"First off, I'd like to mention that this is the second shoot we have had with Bodhi. I was so amazed with our engagement session and when we needed wedding pictures, I knew exactly who to call. Bodhi went well above and beyond with our pictures and we couldn't be more pleased. He always seems to know the best hidden locations and is not scared to get down in the sand for the perfect shot. He keeps a very relaxed, yet professional environment and we just had a great time in general! We are having a difficult time picking our favorite images to print because there are way too many we love. My husband was literally speechless over the pictures and he has never been one to get excited over such things. Thank you so much, Bodhi and we look forward to working with you again!!!" - Rick and Kort
Hawaii Wedding Photography - Amanda & Justin
"Bodhi was absolutely wonderful! When we first starting planning our wedding, my husband's friend was going to take pictures for us. He was a previous photographer and had all the equipment he said he needed. Fast forward to a little over a month before our wedding and he tells us that he can no longer photograph our wedding due to personal issues. Way to stress me out! We had spent our budget and all the wedding photographers we contacted were either booked already or way out of our budget since I had not initially included the cost of a photographer.
After a brief search for "Wedding Photographer," Bodhi's ad popped up. I instantly loved the pictures featured on his website and immediately contacted him via text message. He got back to me within 2 hours, a miracle in itself when compared to the other wedding photographers I tried to contact. He was available to meet with me pretty much that very same weekend. We met him and liked his attitude and booked him.
At our wedding, he arrived early to scope out the place and look for various places to take pictures and got pictures of all the tablescapes and decorations. He was great with dealing with our guests and our temperamental flower girls since one of them wasn't feeling good; he never got frustrated with her nor us and just went with the flow. After all our formal pictures were taken we asked him to go around and see if any of the guests wanted individual pictures and he did! All of our guests who took advantage of that already told us they want those pictures and they plan to print them out and display them.
Our wedding was this past Saturday, the 8th and we already received our pictures (on the following Tuesday, the 11th). That is absolutely amazing turn around and the pictures came out even better than expected. There were tons of formal and candid pictures which we absolutely love and the quality is breathtaking. We would hire Bodhi again in a heartbeat and we have told all our friends about him. Hire him for your photography needs, you will not be disappointed!!!" - Amanda & Justin
Hawaii Elopement Ceremony - Sherwood Beach
"Words can't describe how much overwhelmed we are when we are looking at our wedding pictures!! They are absolutely wonderful!! Bodhi exceeded all our expectations and captured the beauty and romance of our special day in stunning pictures although it was very cloudy and windy that afternoon. The photo shooting after the wedding ceremony was so much fun and also our families enjoyed it. We absolutely recommend Lightness Photography and would choose Bodhi again! Mahalo and best regards from Switzerland!" -Franziska & Tom
(See Franziska & Tom's behind-the-scenes bridal portraits "Flower Shower" video here!)
Oahu Wedding Planner
"I've worked with Bodhi several times and each time is better than the last. I'm a wedding planner and continue to use his services over and over and am always impressed. His work is gorgeous. He works flawlessly in indoor and outdoor settings and is especially great at sunset photos. If I could him 10 stars I would (and that's a lot coming from someone who works with photographers constantly). Thanks Bodhi for all your help! You're amazing."
- Chavah, Wedding Planner
Heather & Phi's Engagement Portraits - Waialae Beach Park
"My fiancé and I had our engagement photos taken by Bodhi a couple weeks ago, and we are so happy with the way our pictures turned out! I contacted Bodhi via email a week before our vacation to Oahu and he responded immediately with his availability. He suggested meeting at 8:30 a.m., so then I asked if we could meet in the afternoon instead, since I'm not an early bird ;P He advised us that the best time to have our photos taken would be in the morning because it's cooler outside, not as many people out, and the sun won't be in our eyes. I really appreciated his feedback, because it was sooo true!
We met Bodhi at Kahala Beach on a Sunday at 8:30 a.m. He informed us of his work and what we should expect during the photo shoot, as well as assured us that he was welcome to any ideas we had, since it was ultimately our photo shoot. My fiancé and I have never taken professional pictures before so we trusted Bodhi with all of our poses. He would show us how to pose and explained how those poses would accentuate our features (i.e., elongate my legs, etc.). Bodhi has a great sense of humor too. Our one hour with him went by so quick! It really was a pleasure to work with him and we highly recommend him if you're looking for a photographer to capture your best moments!" - Heather L.
Claire & Jarrod's Oahu Elopement
"Bodhi did the photography for our beach wedding ceremony in February, and it was a pleasure to work with him. All of our pictures came out beautifully, and the post work he did is perfect - not to mention how quickly we received our pictures! Bodhi is incredibly flexible and was so easy going in dealing with the inclement weather (frequent rain showers) and our requests, numerous as they were. He has great vision and was able to tell us what would and wouldn't work, and got some amazing shots of us. I would recommend him for anything. We can't thank you enough, Bodhi, you are a phenomenal photographer and we are so thankful for your time with us!" - Claire & Jarrod
Indian Engagement & Wedding - Waikiki
"Bodhi is AMAZING! Hire him!! Highly recommend him for any function! Came up with the most creative ideas for my Indian wedding! He is versatile and is able to adapt to any type of event! He will make it work even in rainy weather! I had a blast and loved all my pictures!" -Kunjal & Mitul
Destination Wedding Photography - Ewa Beach
"Bodhi - We totally enjoyed and greatly appreciated you doing the wedding photography yesterday. You are a delight. The pictures are absolutely fabulous. Truly. I would like the opportunity to give you my review below. You made our day more special!"
"Bodhi was here exactly on time with everything needed to take great pictures for my daughter's wedding on the beach in Oahu. He took great care, wanting to shoot the best pictures possible, which we all thought he accomplished. He was very personable, fun to have around our families and a very skilled and talented photographer." - Jeanne