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Originally from the Pacific Northwest where we met all the way back in middle school. Almost 20 years later, we officially tied the knot on January 30, 2022 in Ireland - Doing what we love most, adventuring together & capturing it all. Together, our love for photography started years ago while traveling, hiking and adventuring with our son. It all began as a passion project and quickly turned in to something so much more. It was fate. We now live full time in Hawaii working as a team and capturing the most incredible love stories.

The story behind shelly lynn photography

The moments we knew that we were doing exactly what we were meant to

True to life colors are important to us - Along with a soft & calming finish in post editing. We put so much love in to this aspect of our work.

true to life

From start to finish, we love being creative and get excited with every opportunity. We find inspiration in every environment and love showcasing nature & architecture. 


We truly love what we do and pour our heart & soul in to every moment spent with you & every single image captured. 


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core values

Shelly started Shelly Lynn Photography in Waikoloa & Kailua-Kona by offering free photoshoots to anyone and everyone. It was a way to get creative, meet new people and learn. It took on a life of it's own and it is now all we do!
Max started videoing every adventure with everything we had - A GoPro, drone, camera, his phone... And put himself through courses for videography so that we would have the best travel stories. Max quit his job as an electrician in early 2022 to join in the fun full time.

// from the beginning


Shelly fell in love with photography after getting scuba certified almost 15 years ago. Always daydreaming about living somewhere tropical and taking pictures of sea life. Living in Hawaii has been life changing - Giving us the opportunity to be in the water every day off. We often find our favorite spots near Kona, Waikoloa & Hilo

// how it started


When we aren't working, it is all about our family, traveling & spending time together. Our son Skyler is competing in surfing and we love every minute of watching him thrive out in the water. We have a full house of love with our 2 rescue pups Loki & Yoshi, our perfect cat Stevie Nicks & our colorful parrot Mango. There is never a dull moment and we wouldn't have it any other way.

// our family


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favorite treat

Cookie Dough

Common Kings

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passionate about

Sunsets Sunrises

current hobby

The Beach

favorite show

Schitts Creek

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we offer a variety of wedding & elopement photography & Videography to fun family, maternity & engagement beach sessions. we can't wait to hear from you!
Big Island Locations: Waikoloa, Kailua-Kona, Hilo & waimea

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