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We believe

        in love, life itself, friendship and all the precious things that combination of these special ingredients may create. And we believe that these are the moments worth being captured in pictures. We believe that pictures are not only a way to keep record of the most important moments which we all carefully protect in our hearts, but also a way to share these moments with the ones we care about. And we do our best to make sure this is exactly what we give you.

Hawaii Wedding Photographer based on the Big Island


"Sandra and Kris are the best in every way! My husband and I are both photographers, so we had such high expectations for our wedding photos, and spent almost 6 months looking for a photographer that met our standards. Couple Cups went above and beyond our wildest expectations. Our photos are breathtaking. (I totally cried when viewing them for the first time) On a technical level, the photos are perfection, but on an emotional level, they evoke every precious moment-- the anticipation, the love, the happy tears-- all over again. More than that, Sandra and Kris were like a part of the family. They made us feel comfortable and natural in front of the camera (not an easy task), and our wedding guests still talk about how much they loved our photographers. They were the best investment we made on our wedding day, and I cannot recommend them enough."

Kelcey, Big Island Wedding

"My fiancee and I initially planned to visit the big island and then thought it would be a great place to take engagement shots. After some searching we came across Sandra and Kris and their work. Obviously they have a great portfolio but after meeting them on skype we felt very comfortable going with them. We explained to them some thoughts we had about landscapes and what scenes we might want and they came up with a few places that might work. They had an amazing eye for what would look beautiful and stunning. For the actual shooting, they were flexible and extremely easy to work with. At the end of it, their turn-around was awesome. I recommend them wholeheartedly to anyone looking for a photographer on the big island."

Scott + Ritapa, Big Island Engagement

"I am so lost for words. Kris and Sandra are amazing! I contacted them 6 months ago to schedule an engagement session while on vacation in Hawaii. Being photographer myself I fell in love with their style. When I finally got to meet them they were so kind. Upon receiving the photos I was blown away every single photo was AMAZING! Kris has a great eye at capturing the real raw moments. His post processing is great the colors and resolution of the photos are great. Thank you so much Sandra & Kris you are both incredible"

Diana, Big Island Engagement

"Kris and Sandra were so awesome to work with. They were so fun and easy going."

Miranda, Big Island Wedding

"I couldn't have asked for better photographers to have for our wedding than Sandra & Kris. They are very patient, funny, helpful, and easy to work with. "

Hillary, Big Island Wedding

"We couldn't have been happier working with Couple Cups on our wedding from beginning to end. Kris and Sandra are the talented duo behind Couple Cups. "

Damon, Maui Wedding.

We already loved Couple Cups photography and knew they were the only ones who would be able to capture the vibrancy of a Hindu Hawaiian wedding. The photos... THE PHOTOS, it's everything. Kris was everywhere all at once but barely noticeable. He got these images that didn't just capture the event but really told a story. It's a real gift, and we're so lucky we could have Couple Cups come and shoot our day. I feel like the hallmark of a really skilled photographer is when they can get these wonderful raw shots of your friends and family members without them noticing. Looking back on the day is actually like reliving it, and it's because of Kris. Mahalo Couple Cups for really capturing the love, excitement, and true meaning of ohana.

Rei, Hindu Wedding in Hawaii

Wow wow wow!!! Kris and Sandra are amazing. We used them for our engagement photos and wedding photos and these are some of the best wedding photographs I’ve ever seen. Highly recommend!

Kim, Big island Engagement Session

We booked with CoupleCups to photograph our wedding on the Big Island of Hawaii in May 2022, and we are so, so happy with the photos and experience! Kris and Sandra were great at communicating the different wedding packages they offered, asking about what kind of photography style we liked best from their work, and making sure that we would get the specific photos that we wanted. At the wedding, Kris made us feel natural in front of the camera and was able to sneakily get all those great candid photos without us even realizing that there was a camera pointing at us. And we got our photos back in a timely manner, on a platform that is easy to access. We are so happy to have such a talented duo capture the most special day in our lives!

Mackenzie, Big Island Weddings

I was planning a surprise proposal for my girlfriend on the Big Island, and contacted Kris so he could meet me at Makalawena Beach a bit before sunset. Kris was extremely helpful in avoiding disaster since he told me that the Makalwena Beach gates closed at 7pm, which would leave us trapped (plus, there was a 1hr hike over volcanic rock!).

Instead, Kris recommended we meet at Kukio Beach, which was much more accessible and just as secluded and beautiful (phew!). He picked out the spot, which was just *perfect* since it was isolated and had a beautiful rock formation. This was fantastic and very timely advice as things came down to the wire the day of!

Kris was very discreet before the proposal, and my girlfriend had no idea he was a photographer (I barely recognized him!) until after the proposal. Once I did propose, Kris turned the occasion into a full blown photo shoot, which I admit I wasn't quite expecting, but am *super* grateful for now, looking back at these wonderful photos :) Kris had great ideas for poses and played with the sunset lighting very well.

Kris, thank you again for making my proposal an amazing and unforgettable one :) :)

Nicolas, Secret Proposal

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