Creating Memories From The Heart For The Heart

I am humbled & overwhelmed by the kind words I have received from people I have photographed, Aloha!

Engagement photo shoor with Gavin & Kelsey with Honolulu engagement photographer Ryan Sakamoto.

Gavin & Kelsey Engagement sunrise photo shoot.

“We really enjoyed our sunrise couple shoot with Ryan Sakamoto! Being a model, I’ve worked with a lot of different photographers, and he was very professional and fun to work with. He helped us feel very comfortable and provided lots of great direction to make the most flattering poses. He has such a great eye and we would recommend him 10/10.”
~Kelsey & Gaven S.

Emily & Koa couples sunrise photo shoot.

“My partner and I had a great experience with Ryan as our photographer! He’s very professional, accommodating and considerate. I loved the location he chose as it had a lot of scenic landmarks. Also, as someone who isn’t great at posing for pictures, all of them came out very natural and genuine. Plus, he uses cool tools to create unique photos. At the end of our shoot, he also printed out Polaroids we could take home. I was also surprised how fast the turnaround was, he edited the photos by the next day. Thanks so much!”
~Mahalo, Emily C

First kiss at sunrise, couples photo shoot behund the Kahala Regency.

Ruth's photo shoot at Waialae Beach Park.

Sunrise natural light individual photo shoot with Ruth.

“Wow! Shooting with Ryan was fantastic. He was great with communicating the time, location, and working with me on concepts then confirming everything again the day before the shoot. He was professional as well as comfortable to work with (zero bad vibes from him!). The shoot itself was fun and relaxing and we covered multiple outfits and concepts during the allotted time; he was also great with coaching and posing. I really appreciate the different techniques he used to capture images and that he was willing to show me images in-camera so I could see what they looked like and adjust things I didn’t care for. After the shoot, I didn’t expect to see edited images for at least a few weeks but he sent me a link to my private online gallery of edited images much sooner than that. There were so many fantastic photos! I’m very pleased with how everything turned out; I wouldn’t hesitate to work with Ryan again and highly recommend him and his work.”

Creative photoshoot natural light sunrise with model Jennie, portfolio update.

“I have worked with Ryan as a model twice now and he is extremely professional. The most recent concept was light painting and natural light photos. Ryan is definitely a creative photographer and it is clear that he puts much time and effort into continually advancing his skills within his craft. You can rest assured that he approaches his photoshoots with professionalism and attention to detail. As someone who is a bit picky with the photographers I shoot with, I am always confident I will have a good experience and great photos when working with Ryan!”

Oahu model photographer on a bikini portfolio photo shoot.

Sunrise individual photo shoot on the east side of Honolulu.

Photoshoot with Tiffany at sunrise on the east side of Oahu. As a portrait photographer on Oahu, I’m constantly trying to improve my photographic technique.

“My sunrise shoot with Ryan was amazing! He was really great with coordinating the time and location as well as re-confirming with me the day before! He was also sure to give me tips on wearing shoes suitable to get down to where we would be taking our photos which was super helpful as I probably wouldn’t have taken that into consideration! I’ve worked with a handful of other photographers on the island and really appreciated how professional and easy to work with Ryan was. He also gives you these fun Polaroids at the end of the shoot which I absolutely loved! Looking forward to working with him again!”


Mid-morning fashion shoot with Melanai at a trail near Nuuanu.

“Ryan is, hands-down, the most incredible photographer I’ve had the good fortune to work with. His attention to detail and body placement is unparalleled, basically ensuring that your photos will be amazing. Not only that, but his patience, kind-nature, and willingness to get creative with concepts make every session so much fun! You arrive a client, and leave a friend. I could not recommend him highly enough.” 


Melani model portfolio update photoshoot in windward Oahu.

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