I was born and raised in Kansas and now live in Kapaa, Kauai. I am a part 107 licensed drone pilot which is why people choose me over other photographers. I offer drone photos along with your regular portraits with EVERY. SESSION. 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!


Choosing me for your family photo packages ensures that you're not only getting timeless memories captured with precision but also adding a unique touch that elevates your experience. By incorporating drone photography into your sessions, I bring a fresh perspective, capturing stunning aerial views that showcase your family in breathtaking landscapes. These aerial shots add depth and grandeur to your collection, making your memories truly unforgettable. With a blend of traditional and innovative techniques, I guarantee your family photos will stand out, offering a blend of creativity and professionalism that sets your experience apart.

Unique and outstanding

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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.

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