Brandon Smith


Hi there,

I’m Brandon. I am a portrait and lifestyle photographer.

Born and raised on Oahu, I have an intimate knowledge and love for this little island in the sea.

Having a portrait session with me is fun, creative and laid-back. I focus on natural expressions and poses created by the experience of us just hanging out and exploring whatever special spot we’ve chosen. Don’t be fooled by this blue-steel headshot I’ve got, I like to laugh and have a good time. I want to freeze your memories and create art that hopefully will live on your walls and follow you thru time.

My style can be very Bob Ross’ “happy little accidents”. I put myself where the light is best and I let you guys play and my goal is to capture organic fun and playfulness. That way when you look back, you remember a REAL moment in time.

What inspired me to become a photographer? A couple of road trips I took with my friends. We traveled along Oregon’s entire coast up to the San Juan islandsĀ in the Puget Sound. It was so beautiful and all I had was a cell phone to take photos. Our next trip was thru the Southwest desert and I bought a camera for the trip. By the time we came home, I had fallen in love and decided to learn everything I could to try and make this new dream a reality. I have been extremely fortunate that people have loved my work and allowed this journey to grow and continue. I am deeply grateful for your support. Thank you for taking the time to check out my work.

Some things I like: Surfing, Yoga, Working out, Board games with friends.

Shows I love: Westworld, Stranger Things, The OA, The leftovers, The Handmaids Tale.

Countries I been to recently and love: Italy, Japan, Slovenia, Hungary

Brandon Smith working with a couple Mililani Oahu Hawaii