I was born and raised in Kansas and now live in Kapaa, Kauai. I care about my clients. Like seriously. I care about the time that we spend together and value it. I am intentional with our photoshoot.. These are memories that you will keep for the rest of your life in the form of a picture on the fireplace or your desk, its serious stuff! The past few years I have worked extremely hard to maintain and obtain the status as one of the top rated photographers on Kauai. Maintaining this is not easy, retaining a 5 star rating and being mentioned in magazines is a big deal!

Yes, my name is Jake...but I do NOT work at State Farm. I am the other Jake, from Aloha Island Photography!


it's all about capturing the magic and simplicity of the moment. The soft, dreamy tones not only add a touch of elegance but also create a visual escape, like a breath of fresh air.  It's about transforming ordinary scenes into something extraordinary, letting the light dance and shadows gracefully lift to bring out the pure joy and beauty in every photo. So, here's to embracing the light, cherishing the details, and sharing a little slice of serenity with each image.

Light and Airy

my style

I'm Jake, a 29-year-old Midwesterner who traded in my wheat fields for palm trees and my BBQ grill for a surfboard. Hailing from the great plains of Kansas, my childhood dreams didn't involve coconuts or hula skirts, but life had other plans. One day, I decided that tornado drills were just not cutting it anymore, so I packed up his cowboy boots, told Dorothy I was taking a detour, and landed on the shores of stunning Kauai.

my story

you'll hear from me shortly.

thank you!