Malia Leinau Photography is a wedding photography company based in Kailua, Hawaii. Offering professional portrait & event photography that is fresh & fun for today’s modern bride.


  • Aloha,
  • I'd like to welcome you my website and gallery.
  • On your wedding day you'll spend a lot of time with your photographer so it’s important that you have a good connection with them. With that in mind here is a bit more about me.
  • I was born and raised here in Hawaii and have been working in the professional photography field for over fifteen years. I love what I do with an unwavering passion. They say a photo is worth a thousand words but I believe that some moments are so special that words cannot describe them. Those are the moments I strive to capture. The story of your day cannot be recreated, only collected so that it may be cherished over and over again. With a background in journalism and portraiture I combine the best of both to tell your unique love story using a laidback, fun, up-for-anything style making the experience fun and professional.

Ever since I was a little girl there have been two things that I’ve always loved; weddings and photography. Growing up my father worked at Waimea Falls Park and Botanical Gardens and would let me watch from afar the weddings being held in the gardens. By age seven I had my first 8mm camera and was incessantly taking photos of my stuffed animals and little sister. In high school and college photography was not just my focus of study but my creative outlet. I was entering art shows and spending my weekends in the dark room as much as possible. At age 15 I starting apprenticing a local wedding photographer and thought it was the best job in the world. I worked a few years in journalism throughout college but kept coming back to weddings for their love, beauty, and joy. It was just something no restaurant review, food shot, or politician could compare to! After completing college with my Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a focus in photography I started my own business and I've been doing what I love, photographing weddings, ever since.

I would love to meet with you to discuss your special day and see if I am the right photographer for you.

- Malia Leinau Myers


Malia Leinau Photography is a proud member of the following organizations. Stop by the sites to read our reviews and testimonials.

Professional Photographers of America

Modern Weddings Hawaii

Oahu Wedding Association


The Knot.com





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