Chris + Christy

My wife and I were on the big island for about 9 days for our honeymoon. Carena got back to us right away, made time for us that fit our tight schedule, and was extremely professional in her approach, her communication, and of course... the quality of her photos! She listened to our desires, added some help/advise of her own, and we got our pictures back within a week! I cannot express enough how great it was to work with Carena, and would highly recommend her to anyone looking to capture a special occasion as we were. Tremendous value.


Greg + Nino

We hired Carena from word of mouth from our jeweler who had previously used her services and we are so happy we did!! being 5,000 miles away we never got a chance prior to meet but she was always available to chat and hear our ideas and suggestions for the big day. The quality of the work was amazing and she was very to easy to work with and even suggested leaving our venue for a stunning dramatic lighthouse photo op and it was well worth it. Carena taking the time to scout the area even though she was traveling in for the event as well is the type of " going above and beyond" anybody could as for. We are so happy we chose Carena Leigh Photography and would highly recommend for anyone in the Hawaii islands looking to capture that special moment!


Simi + Ron

We absolutely LOVE Carena! she did some family photos for us in july and we had to use her again for our vow renewal in august! she made it work with our antsy toddlers and got some amazing shots of our ceremony... we are in awe! Thank you!


Lindsay + Steven

Carena did an amazing job with our engagement photos! She was very responsive and helpful when setting up our shoot on short notice. She had great recommendations for locations and poses that would look best. The photos turned out great and she provided the digital copies within a week of the shoot. I highly recommend her services!


Jessica + Jared

Carena gave us the absolute best experience for our elopement in Hawaii. She selected the most beautiful location for us and was so good at capturing the moments that were important to us. She went out of her way to do a prior viewing of the location with us and also made us leis for our special day. After our wedding was over, she also gave us a few recommendations of secret places we could check out on the island. All in all, it was the best experience I could ask for and if I come back to Hawaii with another shoot in mind, I will definitely reach back out to her!


Priya + Ohana

I cannot say enough wonderful things about Carena! Not only is her work absolutely stunning, her photos perfectly captured a beautiful family trip that we will be able to enjoy forever. I highly recommend Carena Leigh Photography, and I can't wait for her to take our photos again. She doesn't know this, but she is officially our Big Island Family Photographer! :)


Natalia + Adam

Excellent experience! Carena is so professional and talented. We did a maternity couple photoshoot and had so much fun! The photos look amazing even unedited photos (coming from someone with photography experience)! She uploaded the photos the next day and then we picked which ones we liked and I asked her to edit those. I was very specific with my edits and she did amazing work! Highly recommend!


Deep + Harish

Carena did a maternity shoot for us with my 3yr old, she was extremely patient which resulted in our pictures really reflecting our toddler’s personality! Over all the maternity shoot pictures turned out stunning! Would definitely work with her again on our next family trip! Thanks Carena!!


Addison + Shelby

We loved our experience with Carena! She is SO flexible and really captures each precious moment. She helped us pick a gorgeous spot for our little wedding and even took some casual pictures since we never got engagement pics beforehand! You can tell Carena really cares about her clients and their stories. And y'all, it's super affordable! Best deal on the island.