I am a Hawaii Photographer  -- Creatively Photographing Elopements, Weddings & Portraits in Hawaii and Worldwide

Hey there.  How are you doing?

You’ve been busily planning.   Planning your elopement, wedding, or just your vacation.  Where to go, what to do . . . and it’s all just a little much.   Too much planning, too much time working on something that is supposed to be fun.   Shouldn’t this be easy?   Shouldn’t this be just a joyous adventure without all this work?

You want beautiful photos. But . . . getting your picture taken makes you a little nervous. Going out and paying somebody to do something that makes you nervous is making you even more nervous.

Yet you have to. You want beautiful photos to remember this by.  You want to look natural and normal and the best, most lovely version of yourself. But what you see out there scares you a little. This is 2018. Why is so much photography still so awkward and fake and cheesy? And when it’s not, it’s over-edited and dreary.  And why are there so many photographers doing the same thing? That certainly doesn’t make this any easier.

Welcome to Beyond the Box Photography. Settle in and chill a bit.

“. . . . engagement shoot photos were those most beautiful pictures… and then I saw the wedding photos. Oh. My. Goodness. I still can’t get over them. Not only are you extremely talented, you’re one of the most amazing people I’ve ever met. “J.Y.

Hawaii photographer Debi Buck

hi there,
I'm Debi.

Artist • Lover of good music • Funny face maker • Morning person • Appreciator of witticisms • Coffee addict • Wisecracking goofball • Wanderer • Reader of all books • Lava junkie • Jeep driver • Messy hair extraordinaire • Adventurer • Scuba Diving fanatic • Easy going, kickback kind of girl • Hiker • Photoshop geek • Hawaii photographer • Drawer of doodles • High-fiver over hugger • Token sarcastic friend • Trotter of the globe • Star gazer • Believer in dragons & such • Sun and warm weather worshipper • Enjoyer of time spent with good folks • Supporter of laughter & the right to be happy • Dancer of the ridiculous variety • Perfecter of ninja like photography skills • Fearless pursuer of the “perfect” shot 

I can’t promise perfect weather.   Or that everything will run exactly as planned. (It would be awesome if I could, though.)  But what I can promise you is and fun and stress free experience .

I'll help you every step of the way.  From finding the perfect location that suits your personality to vendor recommendations and even ideas with what to wear.

While I can be a bit silly at times, I am a grown-up human and will treat you as such. I’ll listen to you and only you. I hear what you might not even know how to say. I am open and keep it simple, from my prices to what to expect. 

I strive to make your destination photography both relaxing and fun.  Life’s best memories are captured when there is a balance between laughter, comfort, joy and lots of fun. 

This moment in time will just fly by.   Everything is going to go great.  You’re going to have great time, everyone will be happy and too soon it will be done. 

And when it comes to your photography, it’s not just going to be OK.

It’s going to be fabulous.  Believe it or not, it’s going to be fun.

Debi Buck is one of the best photographers 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!D. L.

End the suspense. Contact me, email me at [email protected] or call/text me at 808-313-0479 . 

If you're interested, but just looking around, check out the galleries. You can see more examples of what I do.  Check out the blog for location ideas, tips and more samples of my photography style.  Want to know what other people have said?   Check out their reviews here

I am a professionally trained and experienced Hawaii photographer based on the Big Island and frequently photograph in Kailua-Kona, Hilo , Waikola, and Waimea (Kamuela), but will enthusiastically travel ANYWHERE in the world!

Debi is incredibly easy going, flexible and super easy to work with. She pays attention to your vision of an image by listening and helps you capture that vision from behind the lens. I would definitely hire her again and she comes highly recommended.L. T.

The name “Beyond the Box” reflects my style. It’s a way of thinking outside of the “box” in order to create photographs of your special day that are a unique mix of artistic and photojournalistic. My goal is capture your story in a way that will have you reliving the memories, the joy, the laughter and even the tears all over again.

To me, photography is a form of art and I love creating images that reflect the personalities of the people I work with (and I have the absolute best clients!). I am passionate about giving my clients the absolute best experience and results.

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 email, 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.

Hawaii based destination wedding photographer and portrait photographer.  Engagement photography.   Surprise Proposals.    Elopement weddings.  Professionally trained and experienced Hawaii photographer. Based on Hawai’i Island.  Available for ALL Hawaii Islands and worldwide. Long standing member of the Professional Photographers of America and the Hawaii Island Wedding Association