• Two wedding photographers in Hawaii have obtained injunctions.
  • In accordance with Hawaii’s Division of Land and Pure Sources, the businesses didn’t obtain correct permits.
  • Specialists mentioned the rule breakers are creating “unhealthy expectations” for wedding photographs in Hawaii.

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Hawaii’s island of Kaua’i has issued two wedding photographers stop and desist letters, Hawaii Star reported first.

Bradyhouse Photographers and The Foxes Pictures have been ordered to cease taking photographs in well-liked areas as a result of they don’t have correct permits or permits, the Hawaii Star mentioned. The orders got here after state officers discovered photographs of prohibited areas on photograph corporations’ web sites and social media accounts, Hawaii Information Now reported.

Locations like the long-lasting Wailua Falls or Kalepa Ridge are well-liked photographs for newlyweds and engaged {couples}, however business photographers should get hold of permission to take footage there. With out permission, photographers can face fines and imprisonment.

Sue Kanoho, government director of the Kaua’i Guests’ Bureau, instructed the Hawaii Star that she noticed photographers constitution boats and take wedding photographs in Honopu, a landmark on the island. Actions like these are “100% unlawful and culturally inappropriate”.

“It is so essential proper now to make sure that the principles in place are being adopted to guard the place, the {couples} visiting, and the residents of Kaua’i,” added Kanoho.

Wailua Falls in Kauai, Hawaii.

Wailua Falls in Kauai, Hawaii.

Andriy Prokopenko / Getty Photos


In a press release to Hawaii Information Now, Bradyhouse Pictures mentioned the corporate was following protocols and the Hawaii star discovered via the Hawaii State Movie Workplace information that the corporate had obtained some permits.

Nevertheless, a consultant from the Division of Land and Pure Sources knowledgeable the Hawaii Star that it could not be granting permits for a few of Bradyhouse Pictures’s photograph areas.

“Our evaluation of the photographs on the corporate web site and social media pages clearly exhibits photographs of Kalepa Ridge, Wailua Falls, drone footage at Waimea Canyon and Kōkeʻe State Parks, and Hanakāpīʻai Seashore and Honopū in Nāpali Coast State Wilderness Park,” mentioned Curt Cottrell, the state parks administrator for the Division of Land and Pure Sources, instructed Hawaii Star.

“Many of those areas are each inherently and culturally delicate and we might not give permits for business drones or wedding photographs in these delicate areas,” continued Cottrell.

On the island of Kaua’i, at the least 65 photographers actively abide by the principles and are a part of the Kaua’i Wedding Professionals Affiliation. However the violating photographers create “unhealthy expectations” for unlawful photographs, mentioned Mike Danderand, the affiliation’s president, the Hawaii Star.

“The most important downside we discover,” mentioned Danderand, “is that photographers who obey the principles, respect the island and respect the tradition are excluded as a result of different photographers don’t obey the principles.”

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