I contacted Garvans for a last minute maternity session. Not only were Gary and Vanessa able to squeeze us in but they are miracle workers! Our photos came out absolutely amazing, an incredible feat considering it was a hot, humid, and miserable day. My husband and I were both drenched in sweat but yet they managed to make us look flawless. Vanessa even helped me to touch up between shots.
They’re so easy to work with and really care bout the quality of their work. We’ve worked with a few professional photographers in the past for our engagement and wedding but Garvans has been the best. Our friends have even commented that our maternity shots are much nicer than our wedding photos and I agree!
I’m so glad we found them and will definitely be recommending and calling them for all of our future needs.


We just can’t express what a godsend Gary and Vanessa were for us! They made our day absolutely perfect! We were planning a wedding in a very small amount of time. We looked at so many photographers specializing in Hawaii weddings, but many of them were not the quality that we were looking for. They seemed “cheesy” and only did a few different shots. As soon as we came upon Garvan’s Photography, we knew they were exactly what we wanted and we were so right! It was difficult picking a location from stateside since we only had photos to rely on. When I told Gary and Vanessa that we were looking for a relaxed beach with a beautiful sunset, they immediately suggested Three Tables on the North Shore. I honestly can’t imagine a better location. The shots speak for themselves and everyone who has seen our photos are just overwhelmed at the quality and scenery. Gary and Vanessa are also just adorable and we loved their personality. They felt like old friends and really made our Wedding Day for us. We are so happy that they were part of it. They were also very affordable and gave us the rights to the photos. We can’t recommend them enough!

Mary and Goran

weddingsWe used Garvans for our wedding a few months ago. We first met Gary and Vanessa at a wedding expo. They had a “waterproof album” that had caught my attention. We hired them for photography services on the day of the wedding and also the day after. They did a wonderful job. They were non-intrusive and came up with a lot of great suggestions for photo shots. They even stayed later than the agreed time without charging a cent. The next day we had a photo session at 2 locations. They showed up early and made it a fun day. Their patience and professionalism made everything great. Later, they sent us a disk with every picture they took. They allowed us to choose the photos for our album. We ended up with the final product, about 2 1/2 month later, well ahead of the promised date. We would definitely use them and recommend them to anyone wanting a photographer.

Clifton and Sen


Swayer and MichaelOur pictures were so great, they were more then we could have hoped for. The quality of the pictures far exceeded our expectations. Not to mention you did have the best price on the island!!! And you sent us 25 proofs as an extra gift for our wedding! Gary and Vanessa were super friendly and even offered to stay later than the agreed upon time. Very knowledgeable and hands on team. Definitely went above and beyond what could be expected. Much better and more friendly than any other photographer we have worked with in the past. From the bottom of our hearts we can’t thank you enough for all the time and effort you put into our wedding.

Swayer and Michael


Hello! I’m Jan and I would like to share an unforgettable experience with Garvan’s Photography. I honestly didn’t know about this couple until one of my friend had mentioned them to me. So, I check out their website the day before I met them in person and I was really interested of their work. So, they shared their ideas, showed me pictures and videos. It was really nice working with them for a short period of time.

Catabay Family   I would say that I had less stress planning for my son’s first birthday because they did an AWESOME job with the photo booth and the slideshow. I would highly recommend them to friends and their families for future events because this couple is very TALENTED and have good personality. 🙂

Janet Malvar-Catabay


We were very fortunate to have Gary and Vanessa to service our wedding. They were very professional and courteous right from the get-go.

They went the extra mile just to make sure they capture the moment in the most stunning way. They had the high end equipment and the artistic skills to produce unbelievable pictures.

We had a beach wedding and I remember being surprise to see Gary flat on his belly taking a picture of our rings by the sand with one of those umbrella drinks.

The picture came out great but it struck me that he doesn’t care to get down and dirty just to get the right angle of a shot. I wish I had a camera to take a picture of him at that moment. The only thing that I regret is not knowing these guys earlier, they would have save me a lot of money with better pictures to capture our precious memories.

Michael + Natalie Buenaventura


My family was visiting from California for the first time and my husband & I decided to do a vow renewal in Hawaii. It was a last minute appointment and timing was a key to our vacay dates. Thankfully Gary was able to work with us that day!

Gary is very creative and has a great personality. We were extremely happy with the professionalism from him and how he managed to make the shots so beautiful despite the strong wind from start to finish. He captured our love on that very special day so I’m forever grateful. He has a wonderful sense of humor and is very easy to work with which made us feel at ease. Despite the fact that we only had about half an hour for the photo session because we had to go to a luau afterwards, Gary was very understanding and calm.

My husband, family, friends and I were all very happy with the quality of the photos. We felt like many of the photos were magazine quality. He was great at capturing candid moments, quirky/fun poses, and details. We received the photos in less than 3 days! Pricing is very reasonable for the high quality of photos that we received.

I would recommend anyone to hire Garvans Photography if you want high quality photos and a quality experience.

Aloha & Mahalo, Jan & Medie Pena

You are truly an artist.

Edward Rochelle Bartolome-Steffens

Hi Gary and Vanessa!

We looooooved the pictures ! you guys did an AMAZING job !!!! 🙂

Thanks a lot ! 🙂 Fay and Shane

Thanks so much Gary and Vanessa…

We had a great experience and now we have AWESOME pictures to remember the moment forever!!!

Sam and Josh Saffery

Gary & Vanessa –

It has been such a pleasure to work with you! From our engagement photo shoot on the North Shore back in April to your coverage of our wedding day at Waimea Falls – the results are priceless!

We now have a precious collection of beautiful images to remember this magical time in our lives. We are so happy that we chose the perfect photographers to work with –

passionate artists – yet so easy-going and good fun – what a combo! Partnering with the talented Sean Masaki for the wedding day was an added bonus, and the photobook will be the cherry on top!

We wish Garvans much success in future endeavors!

Much Love & Aloha,

The New Mr. & Mrs. – David & Dody Iaea