This is an overdue review, but I actually decided to create a yelp account just to give them a 5 star review (i’m still trying to figure out this website).

We had our engagement photo shoot with Kenji in November at the Sun Flower Fields in North Shore. It was themed by the pixar movie “UP” so we had a VW bus and some silly costumes. They were early (better than on time), they had previously shot at the fields – so they knew the good spots, they were patient, and they made us feel comfortable.

Tie The Knot Images were a very professional, down to earth, and talented pair (Kenji and Kathy). Kenji is extremely humble, punctual, organized, creative, photographer! Plus, he as a drone! It was a pleasure to work with him! Kathy has a wonderful sense of direction and she is able to feel out the couples vibe very fast.  In addition, they sends you the best of the photos and edit them accordingly. We even got a short video that we loved and added our own song choice. We really enjoyed working with them and were able to take silly photos along with typical romantic engagement photos.

Thank you both so much!
We’ve had a great response from our friends and family!

Kenji is easily the best photographer that I have ever seen! His work with natural settings is without compare. He has an eye for color and a perfectionist’s personality that prevail in his work. I don’t know Kathy’s work, but I know that if Kenji picked her as a partner, she must be fantastic!


We used Tie The Knot Images to shoot a fashion spread for our clothing line called Nevaeha. What can I say… Kenji is absolutely wonderful!  He is easy to work with, very fun and absolutely an amazing photographer. He was able to capture the images I had in my head and help me put them into real photos.

The photos came out great… We’ve used several of them for our website, print adds and flyers.

We love working with him. He’s super talented and has an eye for photography… and is a very nice person!!

I would definitely recommend him to anyone I know! (..&…. not just for wedding pictures)



Absolutely amazing! Kathy did my make-up for my wedding as well as my bridesmaids and mother.  She handled herself with grace under pressure and even managed to calm our nerves in the process.  She’ll make you glow on your wedding day …trust me!!!



The photographer and the makeup artist are a stupendous duo!  Kathy has this amazing energy about her, and she does a great job in creating a flawless natural look on the bride.  Because she has this wonderful energy as well, this helps the photographer capture the natural beautiful essence of the couple, which I felt when we had our shoot.  Kenji, the photog is extremely professional and sure takes some of the best photos I’ve seen on the island.  As a duo, they think outside the box, and work really well together to make us feel at ease.  They are the utmost pros that produce amazing quality outcome, all while maintaining professionalism and a positive hardworking attitude.  I’m so glad they took our wedding photos.  Couldn’t have asked for a better wedding pro duo collaboration!



Absolutely pleasure working with you Kenji,
I was very surprised at how talented and humble you actually are and the attn to detail ( which is so important IMO ) in what we trying to achieve really makes all the difference ,
I love working with you and I will by far give whatever other projects that will come my way to you,
Your prices are more then fair and your service is second to none!
Good job mate !



Kathy and Kenji are incredibly kind, warm and extremely creative.  They really work well as a team and they know all of the “secret spots” in Hawaii which is a huge plus when you want unique wedding photos which is exactly what we got!

They recommended sunrise as the perfect time for that month of the year because of the soft light and Kathy asked me to send her some images the night before the shoot to give her an idea about what we wanted. The next day, they were sure to capture the essence of the examples as well as some amazing candid shots, only a true talent could accomplish. I have 150% confidence in recommending this team for any type of shoot you are seeking.

Carly K.


My Fiancé and I were referred to Kenji for engagement photos. I was a little apprehensive about taking engagement photos in general, but Kenji and Kathy made it so comfortable and easy. They were very thorough in getting ideas for the type of shots we wanted, well before we actually did the photo shoot. They not only listened to what we envisioned, but made suggestions for poses and shots that actually turned out amazing.

We had to put a bit of a rush on the photos for our save the date cards. Thankfully Kenji and Kathy were able to accommodate our needs and meet us on short notice at the location we requested. They are so personable, it felt like we had known them for years, even though we had just met. Kenji and Kathy followed through with everything they had promised and their customer service was top notch.

At the end of the day, my fiancé and I had a ton of fun shooting our engagement photos. The photos turned out amazing, much better than I ever expected. It will definitely be a memorable part of our journey. I highly recommend Tie The Knot Images to anyone looking to take high quality engagement photos at a great price, with professionals who genuinely care about meeting your needs.

Dominic A.

Teacher and Coach

I just don’t have enough amazing things say about this phenomenal dynamic duo.  They are very kind, patient, knowledgeable, and highly skilled in what they do.  My boyfriend and I were extremely thankful that they were able to take photos of us on a VERY short notice.  They instructed us on how to do different poses and made us feel really comfortable so that our photos turned out looking really natural! 🙂

The turn around time to view our photos online was done promptly!!  All of the pictures turned out beautifully.

Kenji and Kathy are so down to earth and wonderful!  They helped make our experience so special and memorable!  Thank you again and I would absolutely recommend them to anyone!  We will definitely be using them again!  Hopefully soon!


My husband and I traveled to Hawaii for a late honeymoon.  I was in touch with Kathy before the trip and she answered questions about the shoot as well as where to go, stay, and every other weird question I had.  She went above and beyond.

We had never met, but once we did, Kathy and Kenji made use feel like we were old friends  My husband, a little skeptical about the idea, was relaxed and the pictures really showed it.  We had wonderful photos taken at sunrise.  It was amazing that the photos and angles were actually able to capture the beautiful Hawaiian morning.  We will definitely be in touch on our next visit.  They are a great team and we are so thankful to have pictures that will last a lifetime.



We love taking family pictures, we have done so dozens of times… By FAR, the photos we took with them are our absolute favorites!!! Very natural, scenic… Capturing special images of our family, not the typical ‘posed’ pictures. We would highly recommend! Easy to work with! Gave us wonderful direction – location, ideas, setting. When we make it back to Hawaii, they will certainly be doing our updated family portraits!!!

And… my Yelp profile image was taken by them!



My fiance and I were lucky enough to work with Kathy and Kenji.  They both are so friendly yet professional and are great at what they do.  We had a great time during our Trash the Dress shoot.  Kenji got some amazing underwater photos of us 🙂 Thanks you guys for an experience and photos that  we will cherish forever!



My girlfriend used them for their wedding pictures and they turned out AMAZING!! I helped a lot with my friend in the planning process, so I got to see how smooth and organized they were from start to finish. The week before their wedding day, they even sent a very nice bottle of champagne to them to help calm their nerves. They truly care and go above and beyond. The bride, my girlfriend even had a shiny face and Kathy was there powdering her face. Kenji and Kathy are a total match made photography team. I highly suggest them and will def use them for my wedding!



Kenji’s work has been outstanding.  His work ethics and passion with photography is second to none. We have been very satisfied with our photos and albums.  If you are looking for someone that is professional, creative, and overall the BEST photographer…please look up Kenji Croman!



My husband surprised me with a family photoshoot while we were on vacation in Hawaii. I was thrilled!  My only expectation was for was one family photo with the beach and some palm trees as the background.

We met Kenji and his lovely wife, Kathy just before sunset.  Right away they treated us like family and not clients. They embraced us with true aloha spirit. They didn’t have much to prep just followed my husband, myself and our three kids and started shooting. It was by far the most FUN and easy shoot.

My kids even enjoyed doing the photoshoot. We took some awesome unique shots in the sand, in the sunset and even in the water. My youngest child was so comfortable working with Kenji and Kathy that she unleashed her wild side which gave Kenji additional material to work with.  And the photos captured it all. EVERY single frame they took was purely amazing!  Our smiles were genuine and through his camera lense  he featured the true joy, love and connection that my family shares.

The experience with Kenji and Kathy was so wonderful and the photos (every single frame) is true art that will proudly be displayed in our home for many years.  Our annual Hawaiian vacation will always have Kenji and Kathy on our agenda.

It was a fantastic family vacation topped off with truly AMAZING photos to keep the aloha spirit alive here in the mainland.


Esplanada Family

Rosanne Torres

Kathy and Kenji were very professional and nice!!. I need to shoot some wedding photos for my portfolio and they know exactly what location and time would be perfect. They are the greatest team I’ve ever worked with. Kenji is a natural with the camera knowing which angle would be great. Kathy even spent the night before putting together a bouquet for me! I didn’t even ask her too! That how sweet and caring these people are! I highly recommend their service!

Heidi T


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