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We were in Honolulu for the first time celebrating our 10th Wedding Anniversary. We wanted to commemorate the occasion by having our pictures taken. It's nerve racking booking a photographer (even just for holiday photos) from so far away. We liked Anthony's work on his website and his prices seemed very reasonable in comparison to other photographers. Anthony was prompt with his responses and very accommodating. He even contacted us once we arrived in Honolulu to suggest we re-book our session due to some unseasonal weather that was expected on our original shoot day. He chose some great pretty secluded spots to have our photos taken and we absolutely loved them all! He was great to work with and very easy going. He took his time with us and we never felt rushed or under a time limit. We loved that we received a memory card with all our photos right away (no waiting) and that we can take our time selecting the photos we would like edited. We would highly recommend Anthony to anyone looking to have their photos taken in Oahu!! Thanks Again Anthony! Tanya ( Review from )

"Anthony was very responsive and prompt in communicating with us before and after the shoot. He gave us a few location choices prior to our trip so that when we arrived we knew where our chosen portrait location was going to be. Not only does he know how to operate his camera/lenses/lighting very well, but he helped us significantly by coaching us through a variety of poses/scenes so that we had a lot of good looking images at the end of the shoot. When we were done, my wife and I walked away with an SD card with all of the images for us to immediately view on our own laptop. It was great!" Jason D - Burlington WA

Hi Anthony! After careful consideration and speaking with a couple of other photographers, I've decided to go with you and your services. I feel comfortable and confident in you and your work after spending a lot of time looking at your work, your testimonials, and your own words which really got my attention in the very beginning... I looked at other's portfolios as well, however I think you are the total package and I'm excited to have our photo session with you. Tell me what the next steps. Thanks so much Anthony, I look forward to meeting and working with you!

We absolutely loved our pictures! Anthony is a very humble man! We noticed him at our usual Starbucks hang out. His personality made me wonder what he did as a profession. It so happens that we were looking for a photographer for our wedding. We've been to 2 Wedding Expos and none of those photographers stood out to us. We noticed Anthony getting out of his truck which advertised his profession. PERFECT! Just speaking to him I was sold! We set up an initial meeting at our Starbucks and agreed to meet again as the our wedding date got closer We met up again with Anthony and our Wedding Planner and went to the ceremony site at the time of day we would be getting married. He had great ideas of where he would like to take the pictures, we were amazed. Anthony as I mentioned is a humble man, he is also very patient and pays attention to detail. As tired and hot my husband and I were, Anthony kept apologizing as he took the pictures. As soon as the picture taking was over he handed us the SD card that held all of our pictures which we got to view the following day. The pictures turned out great! The Ligonzaga Ohana ( Review from )

My fiancee and I got engaged over the Christmas holiday and since I was going on deployment shortly after, we needed to get our engagement photos done with pretty short notice. I wasn't sure if we'd be able to find a photographer to do the photo session with a week's notice, but I figured I'd give Anthony a try since his rates were excellent and his pictures looked good. Lucky for us, he had an open spot for us, but then we had a schedule change and he went out of his way to set up a different, earlier meeting time so we'd be able to get our session done. The emails and phone calls leading up to the session were usually brief and to the point. We met for our photo session and ended up waiting around a bit for lighting conditions to be just right, then spent 45 minutes or so taking pictures. Anthony was professional and polite throughout the session and contacted us shortly after for a follow-up. Once we picked out our pictures he sent them off to the printer and we got them only a few days later. Overall we're quite happy with our decision and in our opinion Anthony's photo session was money well spent. I'd recommend him to anyone who is looking for engagement photography on Oahu. Robert and Aubri ( Review from )

Aloha Anthony, Just a quick note to let you know we enjoyed our anniversary photo shoot at Yokohama Bay. Been back home a week, and have been going over all of the great photos. Thanks for making the experience memorable. Aloha Bonnie and Steve Walker

Above and Beyond!!! In planning for our family vacation in Oahu we wanted to get some professional photos done. We chose Anthony after finding his website. I was impressed to receive a call from him right away and booking our session was super easy. The day of our session came, we went to a beautiful location but unfortunately, mother nature was not on our side and it was SUPER windy, with Anthony's great direction we made the best of it. We where happy but Anthony didn't feel good about it and offered to rescheduled for the following morning. He could of EASILY just given us our photos, received his payment and called it a day. His integrity, care for his clients and passion for his art came through in his offer. He was right, Our make up session went AMAZING! Love that you get your memory card with all the images at the end of the session. We highly recommend using Anthony Calleja,he makes the session fun and is a true professional. We look forward to using him again in the future. ( Review from

Priceless pictures, very personable photographer - Anthony Calleja gave us a beautiful gift by photographing our family while in Oahu. To say that Anthony is extremely accommodating and efficient is an understatement. We are a family of 8, 2 of those being handicapped. With that being said, we can be a challenging family to work with. It was quite clear that Anthony cared about the photos, giving careful attention to the placement of each person. He was able to communicate clearly with each person, including the little ones, positioning to make sure each one being photographed looked their best. We could not be happier with the results and would highly recommend Anthony Calleja Photography to anyone traveling to Oahu! ( Review from

Amazing Photographer - My husband and I just recently celebrated our one year anniversary and we wanted to get photos done to capture the memories and love we have for one another. I searched for several months to find a photographer that fit with no luck until I came across Anthony Calleja's website. From looking at his work posted there I instantly felt that he could capture our love for one another so I immediately set up an appointment. Anthony worked with our schedule to set up an appointment (we are both very busy people) and he was so helpful and friendly. The session was a blast and I love our photos! I would recommend him for anyone who wants absolutely stunning photos! My husband and I plan on having him shoot many more anniversary sessions as well as other occasions in our lives. Set up an appointment with him and I promise you wont be disappointed. He is awesome at what he does and it is affordable! ( Review from )

An absolutely amazing photographer - When searching online for a photographer for your special day you worry what the experience will be like especially when you are over 3500 miles away cannot meet face to face until the day of your event. You have to just put your trust into the person on the other end and hope they are honest and you will get what is promised. I want to say with Anthony Calleja you will never have to worry. He was amazing from the beginning making us feel comfortable with every choice we had to make. He spent extra time with us to make sure that he captured the perfect images for us to have for a lifetime. He picked a breathtaking location and made sure that at the end of the shoot we were happy with what he had done and made sure there was nothing else we wanted before we wrapped up. Anthony truly cares about the people he is photographing and enjoys what he does. I recommend him for anyone who is thinking about photos for any event in your life. You will not be disappointed. ( Review from )

Anthony was awesome. Enjoyed the entire experience. He shot my family of four along with some extra shots of my in-laws and then some pictures of our entire family. It was so hard to decide which photos to have printed because they all turned out so good. I would recommend Anthony for any event to have pictures taken. If I return to Hawaii I will definitely use him again. I will also recommend him to anyone I know personally going to Hawaii. ( Review from )

Absolutely superb service from Anthony! We were very happy with his recommendation on the photo location and with the photographs themselves. We had the family -- including young kids and grandparents -- and he did a great job of working with everyone. His pre-shoot coordination and support was excellent, as was his post-shoot follow-up.

We lived in Hawaii for three years and -- now that we've moved back to the mainland -- the photos hanging on our walls are the photos taken by Anthony! ( Review from )

Hello Anthony, We wanted to say thank you so much for being so flexible with the timing an weather during our vacation to Hawaii. We are so happy with the pictures you took at Magic Island! Thanks again! Dave and Jamie

Aloha Anthony, Thank you so much for our wonderful pictures of our family from Magic Island. We have so many good ones we cannot choose!! You were a pleasure to work with and so efficient with our time as well as being an artist and memory maker. We appreciate all your good work and will treasure our photographs forever. Aloha Jan

If you are looking for fantastic photos at a great price Anthony Calleja can provide that to you. We did a family shoot in June at Waimanalo Beach, a location suggested by Anthony. Before our photo shoot Anthony accepted our request with short notice, only a week before. Anthony was very prompt at replying to us and making sure all of our questions and needs were addressed beforehand. Anthony showed up early at our planned meet up point and ended up running a little over the photo shoot time to make sure we had extra photos of our little one. In the 45 minute shoot Anthony took 375 photos which we received the SD card out of the camera to take with us. He paid great attention to detail to make every photo perfect, we are having difficulty picking our favorite photo because Anthony took so many exceptional photos. I highly recommend Anthony Calleja Photography and intend on using him again during our next trip to Oahu. ( Review from )

If you are looking for a Oahu photographer who is wonderful to work with and cares about his product, is very affordable, pays attention to fine details and delivers. Then I recommend Anthony Calleja Photography. He made our engagement Session fun and our photos are absolutely beautiful! We loved how he managed to capture the essence of our love through his photographs. We could not be more pleased on how every picture came out. It was very difficult for us to select out top photos to edit of so many gorgeous images that he captured. We loved them all! ( Review from )

Dear Anthony, Thank you for taking such beautiful wedding photos of my now-husband and I. We feel so incredibly blessed. You captured the joy and the love we felt that day. Every time we look at your pictures, we smile and feel wrapped up in perfection. Thank you again, Victoria and Jerome

If you are in for a photographer and you live or plan to visit Oahu, Hawaii, Anthony Calleja is the photographer of my choice. He is truly a gifted Artist. His photography sessions are magical, memorable, and most of all fun. and the locations he finds Amazing. My wife and I have used his services numerous times. He photographed our engagement photos, our Wedding, our maternity photos twice and a family portrait every year since we first used his services in1995. He is our friend and family photographer, just visit his site at and you will understand why he is truly an awesome photographer. ( Review from )

Totally recommend!!! It was so much fun working with Anthony. He made us feel relaxed with his warm personality and we had a great time during our anniversary photo shoot. The pictures were better than we had ever expected and the price was very affordable. I truly wonderful day to remember, thank you! ( Review from )

Hi Anthony, I just want to follow up with you, and to thank you again for all you did in our photo session this past week. Dealing with a two-year old and an emotional pregnant mom is never easy, but you did a great job. We downloaded the photos, and realized that you could've stopped after the first 15 minutes of our session! The first shots were great! We were so excited to see all of them, and we definitely have a bunch of the three of us to choose from... and eventually, we'll pick one out to hang on our wall! Thank you for preserving the memories of a very wonderful Hawaii family vacation for us! All my best, Erin

Hi Anthony, Thanks for the pretty pictures we where very please with your work. Winston and I aren't legally married, but when the day comes I think we will be making a trip to Oahu again to celebrate the big day. Now we know the right person to do the photos and that will be you. Once again we appreciate what you did and we will pass the word around about your great work you have done. Have a nice day. Silvia.

Hi Anthony, Just wanted to say thank you again for the pictures you took for our anniversary in Hawaii! They are so nice, and we love them!! We appreciate it so much, and definitely recommend you to any and all of our friends who visit.. Amanda Vance

Aloha Anthony, I wanted to say thank you for all the lovely pictures you took. It is so hard to decide but we are getting close. I really like the natural pictures you took without us knowing, such as the kids trying helping dad up and Michael and Christina fighting in the water.Since we have been back to California I have shared your pictures and website with many of my family and friends. They have had nothing but positive nice things to say about your photography. Everyone loves them so much. Many asked me how I found you and thought what a great idea to have these pictures taken. Many people go to Hawaii without even thinking about having some professional pictures taken. It was so well worth it. These pictures are priceless and we will have them for the rest of our life's to remember our great time together as a family on vacation. You are such a nice man and my family and I very much like you. You made us all feel very comfortable and relaxed. I did however forget to tell you that my husband does not smile in pictures. Gee!!!! You would think he is from the 1800's when people had to sit still for a lengthy time to get a photo shot. You have no idea how hard it is for us to get him to smile. But you managed to get a few. I will email you soon on our pictures. For now I just needed to tell you Thank You!!! Many Blessings to you!!! Mahalo Sylvia

Anthony...Just a short note to say that the pictures are absolutely amazing and we are sooooo happy with the results...Mahalo nui loa for all your kokua and we greatly appreciate your extra effort... Thanks again and if we are ever in the need of photos again and we'll be in contact!! Mahalo and wish you the best for the future...Aloha, Nalani Wong

Hi Anthony, I wanted to let you know that Miguel and I absolutely love the pictures from the photo shoot. We like them so much that its hard narrowing down the 10 photos we have to select. We just wanted to say thank you again for doing such a great job on our session. I will be in touch soon with the 10 selected photo image numbers. Have a great day. The Wallaces

Aloha Anthony, We received the pictures and are very pleased! They are already framed and hanging in the house! We had a wonderful experience and look forward to working with you again! Thank you very very much! The Masons

Aloha Anthony, Thank you so much for the beautiful art work you've done with our maternity session. I had so much fun and that was definitely one of the experiences I'll never forget. I'm completely happy with our pictures and with the professional business you provided. It was nice to have a true moment captured on in image that I can cherish for the rest of my life. You are a very gifted person and keep doing the work that you do because it's truly a blessing. Much alohas! Ana

Aloha Anthony! We received the photos and CD yesterday. Thank you so much for the beautiful photos of my family. We can't wait to get them enlarged. They truly are the best souvenirs we have of our trip to Hawaii. Thanks again and I wish you much success. Yvette, Danny and Lea Guillermo

Aloha Anthony! It's been several weeks since I picked up our pictures from you, but I wanted to relay our sincere thanks. A smile came to my face when I noticed that you had already posted some of our pictures on your website! We are so very happy with the pictures and have many of them displayed on some shelves in our living room. You wouldn't believe the compliments we receive from friends and family who see them! You did an amazing job for us and really have an eye for what makes a great picture. Thank you too for being so patient with our two young children. As you know, they tend to pick and choose when they want to be photogenic! I truly love the candid shots of them playing in the sand and ocean!
In the grand scheme of things our time on Oahu will be short. Military tours go by way too fast. Thank you for providing us with pictures that will be a reminder of our time in this very beautiful and special place. Thank you again Anthony! Sincerely, Matt, Mary Jo, Chris and Sydney Meilstrup

Hi Anthony, Scott and I received the pictures and cd. They came out absolutely beautiful! Your work is fantastic. We loved how you managed to capture our essence and love through your photographs. Scott and I could not be more pleased with how every picture came out. It was very difficult for us to select only five out of the many gorgeous images that you captured. We loved them! Thank you again for your awesome work. Scott and Tracy - Honolulu, Hawaii

Hi Anthony, We received the pictures - they are beautiful. Thank you so much - for the extra prints as well - that was very kind. I love how the family picture was lightened up -- we're just so pleased with all of them. We sent out the family photo with our Christmas card (over 100!) and have received so many compliments (even un-edited!) It was a pleasure doing business with you from beginning to end. We thank you for everything. I will always recommend you to anyone visiting Oahu for a family photo on Waimanolo Beach...Thank you again - Lisa and Bryan- San Antonio, Texas

Hi Anthony! We received the wedding photos and we absolutely LOVE them!! Thank you so so much for doing such a spectacular job. Everyone who has seen them has said how good they are. I especially love the ones on Waikiki beach. Ryan and Naomi - Gilbert, Arizona

Aloha Anthony, You have such an amazing talent that is just too good for words! and those are only 4 of the photos, I cannot wait to see the rest. I cried when I opened up the photos in your email. I was blown away. and there I was worried my dress would ruin them, lol! I thank you from the bottom of my heart for capturing what a beautiful memory for us. I will never forgot that day ;-) I also wanted to relay what my Mom said about the photos to tell you :-) You have been invited to view Stacy's photos! "Your photographer did the best job I have ever seen. These pictures capture every emotion and affection and mood. Tell him that. Will let you know which ones I want to order. They are speculator.. " Love Mom Stacy Guzman - Leominster MA

Aloha Anthony, We LOVE them!!!!!!!! The pictures are beautiful! Everyone that sees them think they are great! They could not have turned out any better! We are so happy with them. I'm putting my slideshow together for my wedding right now. Once I finish, I will send you the link so you can see it. My parents and Mike's parents love them, also. Mike wanted me to let you know how much he enjoyed the photo session. I think he was a little nervous at first, but once we started, he had a blast! He still says that we are going to set up another photo session with you in a few years after we have kids. Thank you so much for helping us make our upcoming wedding and our trip to Hawaii so special. These pictures will help us remember the most special time in our lives. We are trying to decide now which ones we are going to have blown up to hang above the fireplace. Thanks Again...Wendy Ronquille - Houston, Texas

Hello Anthony, We received the pictures this morning! Thank you so much! They are beautiful. We are very pleased with how they turned out. We are looking forward to showing them to our friends and family and also displaying them around our home. I can't thank you enough for your patience and kindness that you showed us during the photo session in Hawaii. Our experience with you was truly wonderful and we will definitely recommend you to our loved ones Thank you again. PS-Thank you for the delicious chocolates too. What a nice surprise!
Julie, Tim, Isaac, and Jenna Gwinn - Hershey PA

Aloha Anthony! The pictures are truly beautiful. Thank you so much!! We definitely have many favourites! You have an amazing eye and you truly succeeded in capturing our wedding day to the fullest- it was a pleasure working with you. Feel free to use us as a reference if needed - we would be honoured. Thank you also for the chocolates!
All the best to you! Micheline and Frank - Ottawa, Ontario CANADA

Hello Anthony, We received the pictures and we absolutely love them! You really captured our love for one another. We have showed a few of them to our friends and family and they think they are beautiful. We appreciate the hard work you put into our photo session. I just wish the wind would have cooperated more. Thank you for your hard work and sharing your wonderful talent with us. Britany and Glen Mulkey - Japan

Anthony, you are amazing! You have done wonders! I love my pictures and thank you so much for the chocolates.I hope to work with you again one day.Very best regards, Jenniffer - Concord CA

Hi Anthony,I'm having a hard time expressing myself...which is NOT normal for me. My husband and I received our pictures on Wednesday and have NOT stopped looking at them YET; it's like a beautiful book that we read over and over again and each page is better than the first. It's hard to believe that you captured the love that we share and turned it into ARTWORK! NOT only did you greet us with a WARM Hawaii ALOHA, but you insisted that we treasure every moment on Eternity Beach. Each minute of our session was filled with JOY and for that we THANK YOU! The next time we come to HAWAII, we'll have to do it all over again! Peace, love, and happiness to YOU! Until the next timeThe Davidson's - SC

Hi Anthony,I just want you to know that you are truly blessed, thank you for the hard work that you've done to us... We really love the wedding pictures, keep up the good work. Take care and god bless...Bhoyet and Cherry Visaya - Honolulu HI

Hi Anthony: We received the photos and they came out great!! We loved them!! I wanted to let you know that for your services, I think your fees are too low and you should consider increasing it. Thank you again!! and Mario and I had a lot of fun taking the phtos!! Aloha, Carol and Mario - Austin TX

Hi Anthony, The pictures look great! Thank you! You are so patient and so considerate, not to mention talented. We have had a lot of fun and the photos turn out really great. We have scheduled for 3 hour Rose engagement package and you spent in total 4.5 hours with us. - We met at 2pm in Starbuck's and talked for about 1 hour about the expectations, while looking through your online portfolio. We then drove to 3 different places to take pictures until 6:30pm. I really appreciate that. The places you took us are astonishing. Brad and I liked those places so much that we went back the second day to the first place. You are very creative and patient with us. You have tons of ideas yourself and welcomed our suggestions. Thank you again for the fun experience and the great pictures! and for the chocolate! Aloha Yifan and Brad - Knoxville TN

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