About Jennifer Okamoto

Why Invest in Professional Baby Portraits?

Sometimes professional baby portraits are thought of as a luxury. I mean, how easy is it to use your phone camera or better yet, a point and shoot camera to capture those spontaneous moments of your baby? It is so fast and easy, right?

Heck, having a baby means additional expenses and can put a strain on the wallet, so why use your hard earned paycheck for profession baby photos, when you can do it yourself? It’s SIMPLE. Professional baby photographers offer professional expertise.

Expertise is Key…

Here is some “food” for thought. You can choose to purchase a pair of inexpensive scissors at your a local drugstore and give yourself a haircut. However most people would agree that you are going to get a better haircut if you pay an expert hair stylist to do it for you. This holds true for professional photography too.

Remember the word “Professional”

Remember the saying “you get what you pay for”? It’s true. There is so much more to clicking the camera for baby photos. A professional baby photographer knows, understands and loves BABIES! And they often become a close friend as the document the baby’s milestones.

Professional quality takes time and expertise. It is necessary to capture and create images that you will treasure for a lifetime. The investment is worth it when you find the right professional photographer for your family’s goals. Can you really put a price on photographs that you will cherish for a lifetime?

Remember, babies are life’s most precious gift.

Newborn baby


This is a magical stage that passes in the blink of an eye. Newborn portraits are captured during the first six weeks of life, though ideally within the first 14 days, while your little one is well fed, sleepy and content. Newborns are captured alone usually in their birthday suits, swaddled in one of your favorite blankets, classic posing, or colorful and fun images.

We have something for everyone. . Baby can also be photographed with family members to create priceless images. Generally allow two hours for this session. You will never feel rushed and you won’t ever regret it!

Don’t forget to reserve your gorgeous custom baby announcements to show your own new work of art with the world. Family and friends will be able to celebrate your new arrival with you.

Tiny Ones


Our children are life’s most precious gifts; no matter what their ages are. The first years of your baby’s life are a magical time, and every child is unique and special. Right from the beginning, newborns bring an unbelievable amount of hope, joy and love to us all (oh, and don’t forgot lack of sleep).

During our baby’s first year, we witness so many milestones. It is important to capture those developmental stages along the way before it is too late, because we cannot turn back the hands of time. We specialize in photographing babies and young children.




Brown Testimonial

Jennifer is fun, professional and money well spent. Spending time with Jennifer was like spending time with a friend who just happens to take amazing photos. Jennifer came highly recommended from a friend. Seeing Jennifer interact with my daughters and coax smiles was always fun, but the best part was the viewings and getting to see how beautiful the photos were and how she had captured their personalities in the portraits. Thank you for being so wonderful and easy to work with.
Jeff and Miranda Brown, (now) South Korea

Rosen Testimonial

Jennifer has consistently gone out of her way to accommodate our needs from the very beginning. She is a pleasure to work with. We have enjoyed laughing and learning with her. I love the time that is set aside for my child. We don’t feel rushed and Jennifer strives to capture of little one’s personality, rather than force her into specific poses. Thank you!
~Carrie Rosen, Kailua, HI

Nishiguchi Testimonial

I have 2 children and Jennifer took both of their photos every 3 months until they hit their 1-year-old birthdays. Each and every time I saw her she was VERY professional and VERY nice! Jennifer connected with my children and it showed in the beautiful pictures she took. She takes the time to talk to them so they are warmed up by the time the session starts and she is so patient during the sometimes L-O-N-G session!
She backs up her satisfaction guarantee policy and reprints photos if SHE is not fully satisfied!! She will not show them to us unless they pass her test! She truly takes pride in her business and it shows in all of her work!
Many times she has met me in town (I do not live in Mililani) to hand-deliver my photos – as I believe she knew I did not like to drive all the way to Mililani.
In my opinion Jennifer does great work – her price points are a reflection of the value of her work and she has never pressured me into buying an expensive package. I actually bought everything ala carte and did not pay an arm and a leg for my prints.
I would highly recommend Jennifer to anyone who wants priceless pictures of their babies!!
Lorelei Nishiguchi, Honolulu, HI

Lagondino Testimonial

To work with Jennifer, well, it is AMAZING!!! If you want to capture those precious moments of your baby’s life, Jennifer will go above and beyond your expectations. I love how relaxed Jennifer is the entire time. She is very patient and you can see she loves what she does. It shows in her work. I love how she captured my daughter’s smash cake session so perfectly. From the start, my experience with Jennifer Okamoto Fine Portraiture has been nothing but amazing. Jennifer is a caring, beautiful, fun and talented photographer! Keep up the great work.
Kristi Lagondino, Honolulu, HI

Okumura Testimonial

Jennifer is excellent at creating wonderful portraits, has a lot of patience, great props/ideas and awesome with babies. We love all the pictures made by Jennifer. It is just so hard to choose our poses each session. We will definitely continue to work with Jennifer.
~Amy Okumura and Kevin Yumen, Kaneohe, HI



Maternity and Newborn Sessions

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Maternity sessions are exciting for everyone involved, especially for the parents to be. In this case, there was a big brother and big sister who also were looking forward to the new arrival,... READ MORE