Wedding & Portrait Photographer, Class Clown, Artist and More

Who am I? I’m a storyteller and professional Big Island destination wedding and portrait photographer with a somewhat quirky but friendly sense of humor.   I have been known to completely silly and oftentimes ridiculous.  As a photographer, I am passionate about  photographing my clients’ special moments.  My photo sessions are filled with laughter and smiles and it shows in the photos. No fake smiles here. I believe in lots of laughter and honest emotion. . . . . .in other words, honest to goodness LIFE. My intention is to create photos that will stir your emotions every time you look at them. Memories that you can feel – not just see!

My approach to photography is fairly simple . . . . . take your (and your family’s) charming personalities and good looks and infuse them with my unique sense of style, creative visions and my often ninja-like photographic skills for some super awesome photos! I then take your photos and create equally amazing custom artwork that will blow you away. Promise.

My goal is to help you capture all of life’s special moments and aid you in the planning, creation and production of all your photographic art. I do this while maintaining a unique, enjoyable experience and making sure you look great in your photos. Life’s best memories are captured when there is a balance between laughter, comfort, joy and lots of fun.

I work with my clients to make sure that they have art, album, and print options that will last for generations. I customize the experience to meet your needs, and work with you throughout the whole process. When you call, you’ll talk to me; when you fill out the form below, I will be the one following up with you. Whether you are interested in a portrait session, a beauty portrait, concept art portrait, boudoir session or wedding photography, I’ll help you make the most of your experience.

Happy to call Hawaii home, but will enthusiastically travel to ANY destination!

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Amazing time - truly a great photographer and it was a blast working with debi.
A. Martingano
Phenomenal! I would HIGHLY recommend Beyond The Box photography! Very relaxing, does not rush, a completely wonderful experience!
Eileen Shea
Debi takes great photos, she came to my son’s 3rd birthday party and took alot of pictures. There isn’t I picture that didn’t come out great! Thank You so much I would recommend Beyond The Box Photography to everyone.
Jay
The absolute best. She is so amazing. Definitely would recommend anyone more than once!
Caitlyn Renee SheaBrown
Debi is like a family member now! She has taken photos at grandma’s memorial service, my daughter’s baby shower, the pregnancy photos, and now the baby photos. She will be a part of every special moment in our family for the next 30 years! She has an uncanny ability to capture the poignant moments but so unobtrusively that we don’t even realize that she is there. This is the mark of a true professional. We thank her for capturing our special moments and making memories from them.
Jill
Just want to say thank you sooooo much to Debi Buck with Beyond the Box Photography for the absolutely beautiful pictures she did for my family. I couldn’t be more happy with how they came out. You are the best Debi. Thank you so much!!!
Courtney Dunlap
I had heard of boudoir photos before, but never had the guts to actually get them done. With my wedding coming up, I thought it would be the perfect gift. And, sure enough, I had a blast! Not only will these photos be an excellent gift for my hubby, but Debi made me feel like an absolute model! Thank you, Debi!
C.L. (via Facebook)
Cirque Italia had the pleasure of having Beyond the Box Photography atCirque Italia shows! Anyone needind a professional staff and professional photography called Beyond the Box Photography!!! Grazie again and see you next year
Cirque Italia (via Facebook)
Strongly reccomend Debi, she does wonderful work and I am so pleased the way my pictures came out. Thank you!!!!
ShannonAnd Ryan Kikendall
I feel that Debi is a great photographer! She definitely has a gift. Her pictures are awesome! I would recommend her to anyone seeking quality photos
June Altuna Wichele
I had wanted to do a boudoir shoot for myself and my husband for many years. I had done my research but never had the guts to go forth and conquer. When I found out about the photo shoot I was determined to participate. Although I was nervous when I entered the photo shoot, I can assure you that my nervousness turned to excitement. Debi was very professional, reassuring and puts you at ease. She has a wonderful eye for different styles of poses, back ground and themes. I truly felt confident in myself, Debi made me feel like a model. I had a wonderful and artistic experience with Beyond the Box Photography and would do another shoot of any theme with Debi, thank you so much for a wonderful experience
C. M. (via Facebook)
Debi was wonderful to work with very personable. I would highly recommend her for any occasion that you may have. My occasion was my wedding she captured all our special moments she was flexible on payment she worked great with my guest and I had a small issue with getting our rings on time for the wedding and she even came weeks after our wedding to take pictures of our rings she went above and beyond to make sure we where happy she is an absolute sweet heart.
Gina Flaherty
August 8, 2015 Debi was our first choice for our destination wedding this summer, and she exceeded our expectations in all ways - we were expecting three hours worth of photography, but not only did Debi get there an hour early to take detail shots, she brought an additional videographer and put together an amazing video... in addition to all of our amazing photos. We loved that she made the time to meet up with us beforehand and go over the contract and all of our expectations, and then again she drove to meet us when the photos were ready and hand-delivered them. Best delivery ever! Our photos are sharp and exactly what we hoped for, she included some fun photo edits we requested, and we got the entire set in both color and black and white. She was super flexible with our arrangements, enthusiastic about our concept, and personable and professional on the job. We would definitely recommend her!
John Mankowski
I absolutely love love love working with Debi. I have had a few experiences shooting with her and we always have the best of times. The results are stunning, but the complete package it worth so much more. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a professional photographer. Can't wait for our next project together.
Yuri Principe
Simply amazing . We were beyond pleased with the outcome . Debbie captured a moment in time that's so precious to us , the pregnancy of our twins and our two year old . It was a beautiful experience . From then on we will only be using Debbie to photograph our family. I can't say enough good things about Beyond the box.
Jennifer Lang
Had Debi do our family photos and they came out wonderful! Debi had no problem putting everyone at ease and making the experience fun. Everyone had genuine smiles and she is very flexible. Her pricing is very reasonable and I love that she got us the photos do quickly afterwards. She is a class act and I will be going back to her for all my special memory photos.
Kim T. (via Google)
There is a good reason why your company is called Beyond the Box. This montage of the girls is way "beyond" of what Christopher and I were expecting. Thank you so very much Debi Buck.
Chris and Jenny Porro
Debi has now done 2 shootsI have been in and I can't wait for the next one... She takes the ideas you want and just creates so much more than you will even think of. My pictures are so beautiful. I wish I had her for my wedding. I dislike my wedding pictures but I will have her redo them once I can fit back in to my dress.she will be getting ready for our next shoot soon BABY PICTURES! Can't wait.
MegenOsterhoudt
Debi has done amazing photo sessions for me over the past years. One memorial service, three maternity shoots, newborn, 3 6 9 month photos, 1st birthday, and my wedding photos as well as seasonal photo session. She captures candid moments the best and my daughter'seyes look amazing in every picture. She spends hours upon hours editing the photos and even gives me teasers within hours of the shoot. I would highly recommend her to anyone who asked. I already have her booked for an upcoming xmas shoot with te fam, my nurse pinning ceremony, and my daughters second birthday. Debi even mingles with guests and helps host if you ask her too. She is so personable and professional! Thank you for capturing all of the precious moments for me. I wouldn't have them to look back on with out you.
June Goddard (via Facebook)
I am very shy and insecure, I run away from the camera and being the center of attention terrifies me. Debi was so awesome that she put my fears to rest and made me feel beautiful and sassy. She has a very comfortable "best friend" way about her. By the end of the shoot I was laughing and felt self confident. The photos were absolutely glorious, she caught my essence in a way I have never seen before. Absolutely in awe of her and would definitely recommend her to anyone...even if you run and hide when someone whips out the dreaded camera!!! AAAA+++++
Cathy Dooley
I have had the opportunity to work with Debi on three different occasions so far. She has an amazing eye and talent to get the perfect pics! I have done a boudoir session, pole pics and Cosplay pictures and they all turned out beautifully! Life captured beautifully is a great way to sum up her pictures!!!! She makes the session flow so seamlessly and there's no pressure and she makes you feel at ease! She's a great photographer and definitely has my business forever!
Jody J
I had been wanting to do a boudoir session for quite some time. I finally summed up the courage to get these pictures done of me. I was planning on making them an anniversary surprise. I searched the internet and found Beyond the Box Photography. I called and spoke with Debi. She was very friendly and made me feel very comfortable within the first 5 minutes of talking with her. I was in the process of moving so no longer had my bedroom set in the house and she took that as an opportunity to find a reputable hotel and book one of their better rooms for a great day rate. It took a lot of pressure off me to have to search for a hotel seeing how I did not have a place to do the session. She was very professional and we had very good conversation making the entire session go by so fast and reassuring me that I looked great. After I saw the photos, i was blown away! I had not thought of myself as very attractive or sexy for that matter. She proved me wrong with her awesome photography. She truly knows how to capture the best from her clients. Genuine person and great photographer. I could not have asked for more. Beyond the Box Photography went above and Beyond my expectations!! Thank you Debi for making me feel and look beautiful!!!
Annabel
Debi you are an incredible artist. Thank You for the absolutely heart warming, emotional expression of our family through your pictures.
C.A.
Debi is one of the most professional photographers I have ever worked with. She makes you feel at ease, and does not make you feel like you are “posing” for the photos. She can relate to both young and old, and everyone in between. I will definitely be hiring her for my next event.
Sandy
I needed current headshots. When I saw Debi's work on Facebook when she'd done a photo session with a celebrity friend, I immediately booked a shoot. Debi is personable, fun, interesting, engaging and a master of lighting and composition. My shots are at my website and in my blog header. That she's so affordable and the images ready so quickly was the icing on the cake. I recommend Debi Buck and Beyond the Box Photography to everyone seeking professionalism and quality.
Andrea de Michaelis
Debi has done a memorial service and two beach maternity shoots for me. Every precious moment was caught and now I have beautiful photos for life. Debi is professional, kind, and a wonderful photographer that I will use for every future special occasion. Thank you for everything!
June Schmidlkofer
Debi is an amazing photographer and such fun to work with. She has a way of making people very comfortable and relaxed while she did what she does best. Debi had my 3 year old grandson doing amazing things to get incredible shots! It’s impossible for me to get good photos of him, since he refuses to “pose,” but Debi was able to elicit some fantastic shots no professional before has gotten of him. I highly recommend Debi for any event that anyone wants to immortilize!
Sandy
Beautiful work! Captured my maternity pics
Jeannie Reilly-Martingano
Debi is wonderful to work with for boudouir, family and child photography. She has a wonderful perspective and captures great images. You will be shocked at the beautiful images and challenged and which ones to pick!!!
Gayna Hansen
The photos from my wedding are absolutely beautiful. Working with Debi was one of the best experiences of my wedding! She was very professional and made my day so much less stressful. While I was getting ready I hardly noticed she was there, yet the photos prove otherwise. She was able to capture each memory without me having to stop putting my make-up on and getting my hair done. She really does have a wonderful eye for what will work artistically and what wont. She kept the “stand and smile” photos of my bridal party and myself short and allowed my husband and I to be ourselves more, which I really loved. Debi was so wonderful to work with, she is a brides best friend. I really couldn’t have asked for a better photographer. I highly recommend using her, and can’t wait to work with her myself again.
Myra Starkey
I've been working with Debi, both as her client and as her colleague and I don't believe I could be more impressed. She is organized, punctual, easy going, professional, personable and incredibly talented!!!! I highly recommend her!!!
Erin L
This was my first time doing a boudoir photo shoot! I was extremely nervous and had no clue what to expect or how to pose! Debi made it fun and very relaxing and helped with everything! It was a lot of fun, exciting and sexy and I would definitely do it again! Debi made me feel like a model and took some amazing shots! My fiancé and I had a blast doing a couples session!
JJ (via Facebook)
Debi Buck is one of the best photographer's that I've ever had the pleasure of working with! She has a way of making you feel relaxed as she's shooting, so before you know it, your finished with some incredible shots! The only problem I had was choosing which ones I loved the most! I recommend Beyond the Box Photography to anyone who wants something unique, different and incredible!
Debbie Lloyd-Lee
Life Captured . . . . .Beautifully!…That statement really tells you how Debi captured my wedding. The photos that she captures are truly amazing. This is a day I will never forget, and thanks to Debi, I have beautiful pictures to help. Painless, fun, and natural are a few of the words to describe the picture taking process with Debi. I now a photographer for life!
Max
Friendly, relaxed, patient. She took her time and got the shots we needed amidst the commotion. The experience was about capturing our memories and she did a great job at that!
Seth Joseph
Debbie not only shoots great still life photos, but her editing talent is impeccable. Her most recent works at Ginnie Springs are breathtaking!! If you are looking for the creative edge, she's the one!!!
Ashleigh Renee
I have never been a client of Debi’s but she is a friend of mine from a class I took and from what work I have seen of hers she is absolutely amazing at what she does. I admire her work and I hope to someday be able to be as good as her. I recommend her to anyone her to anyone in her area. Keep up your awesomeness Debi!
Meghann
Deb did an amazing job taking our lifeguard photos. You worked with us spent a lot of time with ours photos and came on time. She produced high quality photos. The lifeguard photos came out great for our calendars.
Cynthia Ballou
Debi is my go to girl! I love working with her, and it's always a blast. Great results every time, and a creative at heart! I highly suggest this photographer.
Madi Miller
I have had nothing but amazing experiences with Debi! I have worked along side of her on an array of photo sessions and could not be any more pleased with her professionalism and dedication to produce quality shots! I would definitely recommend her to anyone who is looking for any type of photography services!
Crystal Love Bailey
Debi does awesome work at great prices! I would highly recommend her services to everyone!
Criston McLaughlin (via Facebook)
You are a talented lady. And I am so impressed with your pictures and your customer service. You love what you do and it shows.
Luanne Foti
Many thanks to Debi Buck and Beyond the Box Photography for a suburb job with Penny Creek’s photo shoot. Debi’s easy going personality and her attention to detail made it a joy to work with her. The photo shoot, the editing, and the video she created was all amazing. We were all delighted at the finished product. It was definitely a joy to work with such a dedicated and talented professional. I would recommend Debi Buck and Beyond the Box Photography anytime. Penny Creek will be using her again.
Susan Pounds
I know Debi from working on the dive boat that she goes diving on. I am continually amazed at the photographs that she takes. Most of her photos that I am interested in are nature pics, but I can’t help but to check out her other stuff as well. I have seen, working on the boat, photographers come and go, however Debi seems to catch not just the moment, but the emotion involved with that moment in a way that very few can do. I recommend Debi to not just record any events that you may have with photography, but I suggest that you go to her gallery and peer into the emotion that she seems to capture better than anyone I have ever known.
Matt
Debi is a very good photographer and obviously enjoys photography. She is very friendly and easy to get along with and will work very hard to accomplish what you are looking for. She is also highly skilled in photo manipulation that with her artistic ability can wow and amaze you with the final product. She is the only professional photographer that I will use and highly recommend her.
Jason Landau
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