If you are looking for a photographer that specializes in family, couples and maternity photography, you've found her! From individual portraits, all the way up to extended families! For those wanting to document this time in in life in a comfortable, stress-free and fun session! 


Who do  I  work with?

My style is a mixture of traditional and candid, authentic moments. I love the picture that is going to make grandma cry and I love the candid interactions between you and your loved ones. My photos are described as true to life and vibrant colored!

What is my style?

SGP made my family and I feel completely comfortable with her while posing for our photos. She picked a very pretty location for our photography session and she captured our families personalities in every shot. We are completely satisfied with our family photo shoot.

She made us feel comfortable!

SGP is it not only an amazing professional photographer, but the quality of the service, atmosphere and photos provided are absolutely exquisite! I would highly recommend SGP for any occasion and look forward to using this company again.

Photos are absolutely exquisite!

Sam is the best! She is super knowledgeable about beautiful locations and is patient with little ones. I’m in love with the pictures she has taken of my family and of my sister’s family as well. Sam is kind and amazing to work with!

Kind & Amazing to work with!

Sam is top notch. She’s easy to work with, kind, and professional. Her photos came out better than I ever expected. I would definitely recommend using Sam!

Sam is top notch!

I came to the big island to celebrate my 40th bday and celebrates my mom’s life. I knew it would be an emotional but very important vacation. I knew I wanted to do something special since my dad, brother and sister in law were going to be out there with us.

I got the idea to do some family photos while in paradise and reached out to a friend for suggestions. Sam was simply an amazing photographer and she even ordered and picked up leis and a haku for us. She did all the planning and we just showed up. She was amazing with my two young kids and with all the adults. Not one bad photo was taken.

Sam was simply an amazing photographer!

My family was planning a trip to Kona to celebrate my mother's 60th birthday. My brothers and I wanted to surprise my mother with a professional photography session on the beach during our stay. Sam Guerpo Photography was incredibly responsive, available + really reasonably priced for what we were looking for. Her editing style is stunning as you really captures true to life colors and her ability to capture both the subjects and the epic sunsets is amazing! We will always recommend her to anyone who is visiting Kona! Thank you so much for the amazing pictures - we will cherish them forever!

Her editing style is stunning!

Sam is professional, punctual and genuinely kind. She made me feel very comfortable, I forgot I was shooting pictures for my business. Best part-I didn't have to wait long for my photos!”

I forgot I was shooting pictures.

“Sam is so professional but also treats you like a friend. She makes you feel so comfortable and is great at telling you what to do, which is great for someone so awkward like me behind the camera! Our pictures turned out beautifully. Her editing is perfection. Not too warm, not too cool or washed out. Perfectly vibrant! She is seriously so talented, and I rave about her to everyone I talk to! ” 

Perfectly vibrant!

Sam is amazing! The day we scheduled a sunrise photoshoot, it was overcast. Sam went to the location early to verify that it wasn't raining. Just in case we needed to reschedule, she didn't want us to wake up the kids. We did end up doing the photoshoot that day. She was very helpful with getting wonderful shots of my active 5-yr old and my 7 month old. We are definitely pleased! We will be booking with Sam again!

Sam is Amazing!

I recommend a sunrise photoshoot for those that haven't yet adjusted to the time difference if you have traveled here from the mainland. There will be few people on the beaches, the temperatures are absolutely perfect so no sweating! The colors are typically pastel - this is my favorite time of the day to shoot. Get it done and over with for the day and go enjoy the beach!

Should I do a sunrise shoot?

I typically only shoot at sunrise and sunset. This is the best time of day to have the best light for skin tones and the times I prefer to shoot.  

What time of day do you shoot?

Typical turnaround time for a session is two weeks. During busy seasons this can go to three weeks. If you need your photos sooner, please let me know. I do have a rush service available for a simple fee to get your photos sooner.

When will I receive my photos?

When you book a session with me, you will never have to stress about styling or what to wear to your session! You will have access to one of the best tools in the industry called Style & Select. This online platform helps you to easily coordinate your entire families outfits, shop from brands from target to high-end boutiques. After booking your session, you will receive a Style Guide with a styling code that you will use to begin to coordinate your outfits. As they say on their website, “outfit coordination made easy!” A PDF style guide is not going to help you style your family, Mama! We need the links to purchase those beautiful dresses and if you are plus size like me, its hard enough finding outfits as it is! 

What should we wear?


For the most part, weather on our island is pretty predictable but there are occasions that it may dump some unwanted substance from the sky. Rain isn't always a bad thing. Sometimes those dark clouds turn out very beautiful in photos. If we ever need to reschedule due to weather it'll be at my discretion. I always suggest to book you session at the beginning of your trip just in case. I typically have availability to reschedule when you are here!

What is the weather isn't ideal?

Don't worry about what the kids do during the shoot! We will let them explore the area, let them check things out. I promise I will get their attention for the best photo. Kids do better when they know you are there to play with them then to tell them what to do. I will guide them through some fun things to do and I promise you will want to hang the photo on the wall!

What if the kids don't listen?

I have hand selected beaches that I will offer to you that I'm familiar with shooting. Depending on where you are staying on island, I will give you some suggestions that are nearby. There are certain locations that do require special permitting and permission. If there are additional costs to the location you choose, client will be responsible for those fees.

Where should we take our photos?

I recommend sunset sessions for the sought after golden glow! If you have a large family, I will just tell you it's much easier to coordinate the family in the afternoon, than early in the morning! Hawaii is known for their sunsets, you will not be disappointed! 

Should we do a sunset shoot?


Approximately 2-3 weeks after your photoshoot you will receive an online gallery where you can download high-res images for sharing or printing. You will receive a certificate for print release. Although printing directly from your gallery does support me and my work and guarantees the image quality is top-notch!

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We finally get to meet in person! We will have a little chat to get to know each other better. I start off super relaxed. I will explain my process and will start guiding the shoot! I typically start with the traditional poses and then will guide your family through some ques to get real and raw interactions with one another.

shoot your session

I only shoot at sunrise or sunset so it's important to reserve your time and day. Sunrise is typically at 6AM and sunset is around 6PM depending on the time of the year. A week before your photoshoot I will confirm the meet up time if it needs to change depending on the exact time of sunrise or sunset.

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Fun-filled, relaxed sessions even dad will enjoy taking photos! Ready to have some fun and create memories with your family?