they will fly high on wings like  eagles

                                                                 -isaiah 40:31-

accolades from our heart...
We are grateful to have made connections with clients who are open to create amazing images, events & details that truly illuminate their hearts ... We are abundantly blessed to work alongside talented vendors/professionals ... thank you to all who share your talents & dreams with us ... our gratitude goes out to all of the amazing living legends and those who have past before us - you inspire us to strive to be our best selves, remind us to never stop at the stars and are such amazing examples simply by living your dreams with such grace & dignity.

We send a special heartfelt thank you to our family - the Lee `Ohana & Gustilo `Ohana - along with our dearest friends (pc girls, sf hottie, pc boys, ks pau hana crew, reve kids, biscuit, pahu man & yogi master, navigator girl, hokule`a man, DOB,  Hokuli’i, :D & Mimi, Arna, Sugis, and the MANY others who are a part of our journey), for all their love, support and encouragement throughout the years. We look forward to what is still to come!

May you be led forth with peace and your heart overflow with love. 

words of support...

“Dear Tiara,
Your pictures of Melissa and Ray's wedding are par excellence!  God has truly gifted you with great not only  take good pictures, you capture the moment!  How blessed Melissa and Ray are to have you create memories of that very special day in their lives.  I keep looking at them over and over.  I do not do FACE BOOK so I can't respond there, but I did want to express our gratefulness to you for all you have done and continue to do.    

Appreciate your sharing our family picture so I can make our Christmas cards. 
Mahalo!  Pat and George Souza” 

“LED was able to incorporate our ideas into beautiful, stylish and elegant final works of art.
Our chinatown engagement photo shoot was a BLAST, and Tiara was able to find the perfect spots to portray the individuality we were striving towards in staying away from "typical engagement photo shots".
As for the wedding day, LED was nothing ...short of perfection! The greatest strength LED has was that they were able to work with other videographers, photographers, and tons of family members who thought they were professional photographers on location and still get flawless shots to truly capture the moment :)

If you are honestly debating to use LED please send me a private message and I will be happy to show you AMAZING work that they have done for us!”
-Ray Parker

“I'm just going to piggyback the review below (by Ray Parker): I am probably the least photogenic person. Trust me, you should see some of my childhood photographs. However, there is a comfort that Tiara and Brian bring. In addition to all that Ray has already wrote, Tiara and Brian have a gift of capturing just the right moments and capturing the heart of the subject in front of the lens. There is a hawaiian concept/way of thinking where it is said, that the aloha and mana that you put into your work/preparations reap mirrored outcomes. LED puts so much aloha and mana into what they do...just look at the outcome.
Much ♥ to LED ... there will be many more moments to capture in our future and we know you will be right there with us. Mahalo!”
-Melissa (Souza) Parker

"When I first met Tiara, I didn't have a clue that she was in the business of photography. Our first interactions were so familiar and if we had been friends for years. When I was looking for a photographer to take our family pictures, I came across some of Tiara's photos. As soon as I saw her first photo, I knew she was the! I have three very energetic boys who are not particularly fond of posing for photos or standing still, so I was very nervous about our photo shoot. Tiara was able to take some amazing shots of our family and my boys with such patience and kindness. She truly captured the spirit of my boys and the love we have for each other. La'akea Event Designs will definitely be taking our future family photos! Thank you Tiara!
-Brenda Esteban

“Thank you so much for capturing these moments for us. We had such a good time ("good time" doesn't even begin to explain how much fun we had!). CJ kept talking about the ducks following him all day. We can't wait to work with you again!!! You are so creative and captured the most amazing shots. Can't wait to see the rest of them. We absolutely love La'akea Event Designs! Thank you again Tiara. You are absolutely amazing. :)”
-Carmen Agullana

“Thank you so much Tiara! These pictures were not just of Tayler but you captured the beauty inside of her! Hope all is well you and your Ohana! God Bless”
-Tara Brezee-Tom

“I am so happy that we choose LED, for my daughters graduation pics. Tiara & Brian exceeded my expectations. They are very professional, and produced amazing pictures. I am so impressed with the quality of her pictures that LED will also be doing my daughters graduation invitations.”
-Monica Rista

“This is going to sound crazy, but Tiara and I have never met in person, we did our entire transaction over email and Facebook and it was fabulous! I had been combing the web looking for inspiration for our daughter's baby lu'au invitations when I saw one of my friends leave a Facebook comment on one of Tiara's designs. I checked out the LED webpage and instantly knew that I wanted her to design our baby's birthday party invitations. It worked out great! We absolutely loved our kalo girl invitations and our family has already raved about how cute she looks! Since we're not in Hawai'i right now, I took pictures of my daughter, emailed them to Tiara and she was able to incorporate the images seamlessly. The turnaround time was so fast and she was so responsive to all our comments and suggestions. I would absolutely recommend her to any one looking for custom beautiful invitations and I really hope that our roads cross in the future and we can meet in real life! Mahalo for making our baby's lu'au so special!”
-Rosie Alegado

“Words can not express enough how happy I am with my family pictures. Tiara and Brian’s creativity, talent, patience and the ability to deliver so quickly is UNBELIEVABLE. We took advantage of LED's Jingle Bell offer and thought, "oh they'll take a couple of pictures and that will be it." Boy were we in for a surprise, from family shots, to shots of just the keiki, to individual shots we were in awe. The best had to be that Tiara and Brian agreed to take our pictures at a place that is special to us and managed to incorporate our "loves" into our pictures. We will definitely be using them again. God has definitely blessed us and the photography industry with such wonderful and talented people.”
- Kahoano ‘Ohana

“We are soooo very pleased with our experience with LED!! I was a little nervous since our little man Noah aka Meatball is a little shy with new people BUT within seconds of meeting Tiara and Brian he was a superstar for the camera. I was most impressed with the choice of location that Tiara had suggested for us. We had always wanted to have a family portrait on the beach but could not decide on the location. To say the least, we are soooo extremely happy with our pictures and were in awe of the beauty of the location! Our family felt very comfortable with Tiara and Brian and felt that we had the best experience possible when taking our family portraits. We will use LED again...for sure!! We are so very fortunate to have our first professional family photos captured by somebody who is truly passionate and creative in the arts! Mahalo for all such a wonderful experience!”
- Smith ‘Ohana

“When I booked LED to do our photo shoot I was a little nervous since I have a special needs child on a ventilator. Anxiety set in wondering "would she understand, would she know what to do?" Tiara did such an AMAZING job making all of us feel so comfortable and figuring out how to incorporate her medical equipment without making it seem so obvious or hindering. She helped us in any way we needed and was very helpful in getting creative with us! Ava surprised us by "talking" with Auntie T. She NEVER does that to someone she is not familiar with. Instead of doing family portraits every 5 years I may have to make this a yearly event! Mahalo from the bottom of our hearts Brian & Tiara! You definitely made our hearts SMILE!!!”
- Rezentes ‘Ohana

“We would like to express our heartfelt thank-you for capturing this moment of our son Aidan. Tiara and Brian were a great team they brought everything necessary for a shoot with a little one. Most importantly Tiara brought her amazing talent and amazing ability with children that helped capture my son in his happiness. We have tried so hard to gather amazing shots which we have collected a few. But Tiara was able to capture not only Aidan's beauty and happiness but all that surrounds him. The only catch is now I just want more!!! Thank you for sharing your talent, allowing my son to explore and share smiles and for capturing great moments!! La'akea Event Designs is the best!!” 
- Minami ‘Ohana
“My daughter, Avery, never cooperates for pictures but Tiara did an awesome job of helping her feel comfortable and ham it up for the camera (the pictures speak for themselves). The finished results were delivered way sooner than anticipated and captured what a fun experience the photo session was. Avery absolutely loved her time with Aunty Tiara and all of my reservations about having pictures taken dissipated thanks to Tiara's combination of professionalism, attention to detail, and talent. We definitely plan on enjoying another session the next time we are in town. As Avery put it, Tiara is "the bestest!"
- Aaron Ichimura
“I wanted to take this opportunity to say thank you for sharing your gift with us. Although our photo shoot was over a month ago, Kauhi and I were talking recently about how much fun we had and how we hadn't taken pictures like these since our engagement. Your photos have taken us to a place we haven't been to in a while and showed us that even after 10 years we can still get lost in each other, appreciating each day we've been given as husband and wife and how we can't wait for tomorrow.”
- Me ke aloha nui, Liz

“LED did it again! Our first time working with them was for our daughter's birth announcement which turned out awesome and received countless praises from our family and friends. We were even more impressed the second time around for our family Christmas card and son's birth announcement. Thank you Tiara for sharing your heart and talent through your photography and for creating such beautifully designed cards!”
<>< Okamura ‘Ohana 
“Tiara did an AMAZING job taking pictures of our daughter Kaila. The pictures couldn't have come out more perfect.. especially considering how grumpy Kaila was that morning!! Tiara was soo professional and had such good ideas about different backgrounds and poses!! We can't wait for our next session with her!! I recommend her to EVERYONE.”
 =) Lenwai ‘Ohana
“Tiara recently did my daughter's First Birthday Invitations. She was very helpful through the design process, kept me up to date with what was going on with my order, and when I saw the final product I was speechless... They came out PERFECT!!! I have received multiple compliments on my invites and I'd definitely use Tiara and La’akea Event Designs again!! BTW: Do you do Thank You cards??”
 :) Mahalo!! Robyn Shimizu Tanka

“Tiara did an amazing job with our family photos. I could not have asked for more. Not only did she take some terrific photos, but she made the whole photo session fun and comfortable. Can't wait to book our next session on our next trip home to Hawai'i.”
- LaVoie ‘Ohana

“Tiara is such an amazing and talented person. She exudes positive energy and that really paid off during our photo shoot of our two young girls.  I am so happy with how the photos came out and I look forward to more shoots together!” 
- Pacarro ‘Ohana

“Tiara, Thank you, again, so much for taking care of our picture needs - you’re way too awesome! We appreciate you always taking time out of your busy schedule for us and providing us with lasting memories in your photography skills! You’re also so good and patient with the kids - they love you! Thanks again for all that you do for us...”
- Love, The Goo’s

“Dear Tiara and Brian- Thank you so much for photographing the kids.  Thank you also for accommodating us with such short notice... We know how busy you are.  We really appreciate all your time and hard work in producing GREAT pictures.  We love the Christmas card!!! ... We are so grateful! Thanks again for everything!”
-Love, The Sasaki’s

“Tiara + Brian, Thank you very much for all that you do.  We really are glad to have met you, got to know you both better & chose your company as our wedding coordinator! Thank you for your professionalism, patience & hard work.” 
                                        [after doing their thank you cards following their wedding...]
“Tiara & Brian, Nice yea my thank you card! Thanks for working your magic - with the wedding all the way to the cards!  WE were and are very grateful you both graced us with your expertise & friendship.... We wish for many more memories with you both.”
- Love, Damon + Ai

“Thanks to YOU... and Brian :), our wedding was perfect! You are so much fun and easy to work with.  Scott especially thanks you for having a stress-free bride!!!  You’re work is amazing and you’ve got such great ideas.  We’re so appreciative of all that you’ve done and we’re so happy to have you in our lives.  Hope you don’t mind, but I’ve been recommending you to everyone I know.  Thank you again for EVERYTHING... you’re awesome! 
- Love, “The Uyeda’s””

“Our daughter's debut into this world was certainly one of the highlights of last year and what better way to announce her birth than through La'akea Event's artistic talent!  What we thought to be a simple first time visit for our precious little blessing to meet our wonderful neighbors turned into a masterpiece that numerous family and friends noted as "the most creative and memorable baby announcement they had ever received"!  Thank you Tiara and Brian for capturing the true joy we feel as new parents and reflecting what bountiful blessings Kelcie has brought to our family!  We could not have asked for a more perfect way to announce her debut into this world!”  
- Blessings and Aloha, NLK  <><

“Tiara and Brian. Thank you for all you've done to make our wedding day a special and unforgettable event.  If it wasn't for Jean, we wouldn't have met such awesome and wonderful people like you.  Although we were in the last stage of preparing and planning our dream wedding, you were the lifesaver for keeping us on track.  Ale & I are grateful that you were a part of planning our wedding day.  Your well organized style,and your words of encouragements made our dream wedding a success.  Your uplifting and brilliant personality made both our families and wedding party rave on how wonderful you were.  With over 450 guest at our reception party, you took care of everything so well.  Not only did our families love working with you,  our vendors were delighted to have met and work with you also.  One year anniversary is just around the corner, and it feels like it was just yesterday when you helped us make this day all possible.   Tiara and Brian, you both will always have a special place in our hearts.  Thank you once again for your continued friendship.” 
- Love, Ale & Jane Munoz

"My kids mean the world to me and to have pictures capturing the memories they're making as they grow up is priceless.  Tiara does just that - captures the essence of their childhood in her pictures.  She is very attentive to detail and a pure perfectionist when it comes to her creative soul.  The pictures she captured of my kids exuberated her spirit in them and showcased fun, energetic and beautiful poses.  Tiara is very patient with the kids and has the eye for the most unique settings and layouts.  We continue to work with Tiara and appreciate the gift she has given us so that we can hold on to those memories forever.  Thank you, Tiara….and Brian too, who's support becomes the icing on the cake to a wonderful experience.  We love you guys."  
- Goo ‘Ohana

“Tiara is an extraordinary event coordinator.  Thanks to Tiara's unique ideas and impeccable attention to details, my daughter's first birthday celebration was a huge success! I'd like to extend my heartfelt thanks to Tiara for being so supportive, patient, and accessible.  I am in awe of Tiara's creativity and talent!”  
- Renee T.

“Thank you so much for being such a wonderful coordinator for our wedding.  You really took care of us, and really, words cannot begin to describe how grateful we are to have met you.  The lighting was fabulous, the lava lamps worked, and you got the placecards set just right.  We had such a great time at our wedding - we hope you did too!” 
- Jon & Helery 

“Tiara, we couldn’t have done it without you.  Thank you so much for helping us plan and get organized.   Your attention to detail is amazing.  You have such great ideas.  When we got back from vacation, we read all of the messages from our guests and it made us so happy. Brian, thank you for being so supportive and patient.” 
- Les & Renee

“Tiara & Brian, Thank you again for making my vision for our wedding a reality. You two will always hold a special place in our hearts and memories of our wedding day.  Thank you for sacrificing your time and for pursuing your dream of La`akea Events.”
- Ev & Veronica

“Tiara, thanks for joining us for one of the most memorable times of our lives.  We appreciate your encouragements, reminders to get rest, and tips to enjoy, because our wedding went by so quick , we might have missed it altogether.  We are definitely going to recommend you to all of hawaii, hopefully you will still have time for your husband. Take care...” 
- The Simpsons

“We love working with tiara from la`akea designs because she takes care of all the little details with simplicity and grace, and knows how to create something beautiful.  Tiara truly embodies the aloha spirit and it is an honor to work with her.”
- Chanelle Kukona Lucero . aloha friday productions .

check in with us again to see what others have to say...

photo by la`akea events


home        about la`akea         invitations         photography         design         accolades        connect       inspire