about us

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who we are 

Aloha friends, we're Corinne + Ryan Priest! Most days, you can find us adventuring around the Big Island of Hawai'i or sipping red wine as we chase the sunset! We're known for our love of traveling the world, intense adventurous spirits, and big-toothy smiles. We love serving the world by learning about different cultures and seeking various outreach opportunities wherever we go. We are passionate about our faith in Jesus, capturing wild love stories, and taking others on adventures of a lifetime in the most stunning locations across the Hawaiian Islands!   

 

 

 

All images taken by © Hannah Rose Gray

 

our philosophy

We photograph adventurous couples who desire an off-the-beaten-path experience, while also teaching them about the land, people, and culture of these beautiful islands that we deeply respect. 

Our goal is to provide a meaningful, and at the same time, wildly fun experience for our clients. We want to make you feel as comfortable as possible by being our goofy selves, and sharing our passions + travel stories along the way.

Both of us have been in front of the camera in your exact same shoes! We believe that it's so important to have a photographer who you genuinely feel comfortable with being your authentic self. We value real and candid moments that capture the raw essence of who you are. Let's make some magic and document your wild love in the most heavenly place on earth!

 
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aloha

For most people when they first visit Hawai'i, they understand that aloha means hello + goodbye. If you stay here for a little while, the meaning behind this word becomes so much deeper. The literal meaning of aloha is "the breath of life." It comes from "alo," meaning presence, and "ha," which means breath. To live a life full of aloha means to have a heart so overflowing with love that you have the ability to influence others with your spirit. 

ZOE

In the Greek language, zoe translates to "life" in English. Specifically, we can see zoe in John 1:4: “In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.” Zoe in this verse signifies the divine, uncreated, incorruptible, indestructible, and eternal life of God—the zoe life. We believe what He did for us, and His Zoe now dwells within us. After receiving this, God becomes our real life and we can express Him through our daily living.

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To us, our business represents these two concepts that we choose to live by each and every day: aloha + zoe. After living in Hawaii, we have come to know, understand, and truly respect the way of life and embrace the aloha spirit that lives in the people we have met here. Zoe represents our resounding faith in the Lord and signifies the eternal life that we know exists in us because of Jesus. We pray that our work represents aloha + zoe and our clients leave us feeling this presence in our hearts and our work. 

 

 
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