About this Vendor
Hawaii fine art wedding photography and films
Our style is an artistic photojournalistic way of shooting. While creating unique, beautiful and dramatic pieces of art through photographs and video, your day will unfold before us like a story, as we discreetly capture the most candid moments - a hearty laughter, a tearful yet happy eye - and the moments you may have missed yourself.
Artistic, Classic, Documentary, Lifestyle
Day After Session, Engagement, Trash The Dress
Getting Engaged, After Party, Rehearsals + Parties, Wedding
Destination Wedding Packages, Destination Weddings, Online Proofing, Digital Files, Printed Enlargements, Wedding Albums, Photo, Second Shooter Available, Social Media Sharing, Photo + Video
We hired Sheri Lynn to shoot both our photos and film for our 1/6/17 Kahua Ranch wedding about seven months out. From the initial moment of contact Sheri Lynn was invested, she made me feel like I had just hired and old friend, so nice and personable. Then on our big day both her and her husband Phil were on site ready to go well in advance. They were so in sync with shooting and getting all the money shots you dream of having from your big day, it was incredible. I’ll be honest I was more focused on my wedding than what she was doing most of the day so when I got the photos of the ceremony I felt like I got to see it from a whole new perspective, it was awesome. Sheri Lynn provided ample input and guidance for different shot ideas making everyone feel extremely comfortable and confident. She was also sure to document the little details of the ceremony and reception that I would have never thought to ask her to shoot. She’s got skills. Something that was extremely important to me to have pictures and video footage that captured the emotion of the day and the Kelilina team did just that!! I’ve been watching my highlight reel on what seems to be repeat in awe of how well everything was captured and tied together. I felt as though she paid attention to our personalities and used that during the editing process to make a film and that captured us. In addition to her amazing on site skills, the editing time was extremely efficient and on par with was is stated on her website. Sheri Lynn makes you feel as through your wedding is the most important item on her plate and she truly puts her heart into each aspect of the process. I have already received so much amazing feedback on her work. My recommendation for prospective clients is that if you’re on the fence, don’t be, you will not be disappointed when you choose to go with Kelilina Photography + Films. I feel so fortunate to have joined the Kelilina Photography + Films family.
Where do I start?! I booked my wedding through Royal Kona Resort. Along with photography, I wanted my ceremony filmed. Ashley, from the Royal Kona provided us with a list of photographers and videographers. Kelilina was my number 1 choice and boy did she not disappoint. I received my highlight reel and vow clip less than 24 hours ago and I am pretty sure I have watched both of them over a thousand times. Haha! Our family & friends said the clips brought tears to their eyes they were so beautiful. A couple of my friends even said they are rethinking the whole not getting married in Hawaii thing :-) Sheri knew what she was doing. She is a natural. Her laid back yet enthusiastic personality made me comfortable to be myself and just let her do what she does without interfering. There was a moment in my clip where she filmed me pretending to hula. I was joking around with my husband when I thought no one was filming/taking pictures. She was able to capture a moment where I was my bubbly self and not just smiling for the camera. I loved seeing that in the highlight reel! I truly cannot be happier with what Sheri has presented to us. The entire experience, start to finish, was absolutely perfect. Thank you Sheri for capturing our unforgettable day. The film is more than we ever could have hoped for.
What can I say sheri is amazing. We decided on a destination wedding in Kailua Kona at a local resort. By purchasing a wedding package we weren't sure of what photographer we would have considering we live in Australia. Everything was sorted for us which was perfect just the way we wanted it. The wedding day came and we hit jackpot we couldn't ask for anyone better...sheri was amazing capturing every beautiful moment of the day. Her strong work ethic shows through the images she creates. Sheri was very kind, patient and easy going. A fabulous photographer to work with. The photos turned out absolutely amazing, With many friends from home in disbelief at how beautiful she captured the day and the gorgeous Kona scenery. We now have the most amazing photos to look back on our day. I would not hesitate in recommending kelilina photography to anyone looking for a photographer.
We hired Kelilina Photography for our wedding in August 2016. We weren’t sure what to expect of this company since our information was solely based on internet research. However, it’s easy for us to say that this company was the best choice for our wedding! We had our ceremony at St. Peter’s by the Sea and a small reception at a private house with our family to share the experience. Sheri was great with our rather large immediate family during the ceremony and reception! She was accommodating, timely, professional, and creative. I’m so glad she was able to capture so many different poses and views on our day. Her personality and professional skills are what truly made the experience incredible. Sheri was amazing to work with and very knowledgeable of locations that provided the paradise view that we wanted. It was a perfect day and Sheri was able to capture the true beauty and nature of Hawaii! We are lucky to have these pictures as a memento of the day we started our family.
We hired Kelilina Photography + Films for our destination wedding in June 2016. It was an absolutely wonderful experience working with Sheri and Phil. Leading up to our wedding day, communication with Sheri was great. She was always quick to answer any of our questions and walked us through how the day will go. The day before our wedding we were able to connect with her and do a day of walk-through to find some great spots for pictures. We appreciated this nice touch because it allowed us to bond with Sheri before the big and scope out possible photography locations. We received our photos and films exactly when they said we would (within two weeks!). Sheri and Phil were very professional throughout our wedding day, but also made us feel like we had two good friends capturing our day. She was able to capture so much more than the smiles and portraits and instead our photos reflect the true beauty and emotion of the day. We could not be more pleased or feel more blessed to have had Sheri and Phil apart of our day. We cannot thank you enough Sheri and Phil!
Sheri was the best! She was early and started taken photos right away. She knew what she was doing and got amazing shots. She was able to tell me where to go and how to stand and got every memorable shot. I was nervous the whole morning before my wedding but the photography was something I didn't have to worry about. Sheri was great and now I have photos to remember my special day. Thanks Sheri!
Sheri was incredible to work with! She beautifully captured the highlights of our day and preserved our memories so we can relive them over and over again. So creative with the video and shots that captured the emotion from our ceremony and through our first dance. We teared up all over again watching the highlight reel and video, it made us feel like we were right there all over again. If I did anything differently - we would have made sure we book the extended hours you might not think you need during the actual reception. (Tip to future brides - don't think twice, splurge because you will not regret it!) She captured so much more than just what was happening, you can feel the emotions, the beauty of the day and island and almost feel the Hawaiian air surround you as you watch it! These are so precious to us - we will cherish them forever! ♥
We hired Sheri Lynn for our wedding in July 2016 and she was absolutely amazing! She went above and beyond with everything. On the day of the wedding, she arrived early and stayed later than needed. She even asked if she could come out the day before (during the rehearsal) just to check out the wedding venue so she could be prepared to get some great shots for the wedding day! During the wedding, Sheri Lynn continued to exceed our expectations by sprinting to the balcony to get a beautiful overhead shot during our ceremony (I still don't know how she did that). And while we were dancing the night away during our reception, a random flash would appear from afar surrounded by a pitch black background. I'm amazed she didn't sprain an ankle getting some of our shots. Just amazing! Once the photos arrived, many people thought we had flown our own photographer all the way from New York to Hawaii (not true, Sheri is just a very talented photographer that we were so happy to have found through our wedding coordinator's recommendations). Others said there was no way we had just one photographer because there were so many photos from all angles (I have no idea how she managed to get all the shots she got). And the best comments of all were.... "Those are the most beautiful wedding photos that I've ever seen" "Those picture look so great, they can't be real"
Christopher and I always wanted a private ceremony where we could open up our hearts and don't be nervous about anything. It was just the two of us in kona Hawaii just like we always wanted, we both dislike cameras, but we did wanted share our beautiful day with our families in Boston and Rhode Island. Sheri made us feel comfortable, she was professional and calm. She capture our happiness without forcing it, giving us our space, letting us be. When we got home we had a Hawaiian luau and showed our guest the video. It was so beautiful it definitely made a few cried including us. Thanks you for capturing our beautiful day, we will never forget you! C+D FLAGG
We chose Sheri Prisby from the others on the Kona Resort Hotels list of photographers because she seemed to be the most qualified and took the most unique pictures--for our vow renewal on our 30th wedding anniversary (May 2016). That said we were not disappointed!! She did a phenomenal job on our pictures and we will have them to look back on from now on--a beautiful memory all due to her skills as a photographer!! She was sweet and kind and got every photo we suggested and even more that she had the ideas for--simply beautiful pictures were the result!!! We would truly recommend her to anyone wanting beautiful and unique photo memories to last a lifetime!!
We absolutely loved the photos and video Sheri did for us. The shortened video was perfect to show family and friends and the longer video and photos captured our day perfectly forever. She is the best at recording those important, special moments.
Sheri is awesome. Not only is she professional and takes amazing photos, she is also gets prints back to you very quickly. On the day of the wedding, she even acted as a mini-coordinator on our behalf, really going above and beyond her duty. Highly recommend Kelilina Photography for your photography needs.
Sheri was so easy and fun to work with! Planning a destination wedding can be difficult, but Sheri was quick to respond to emails and always asked if there was anything she could do! Even when my wedding had to be postponed 2 days due to a tropical storm, Sheri was able to reschedule last minute. My husband and I can be a little awkward in front of the camera, but Sheri knew what she was doing and would tell us what to do and how to pose which made it so nice! I can tell that she takes pride in her work and is very passionate about photography. Plus the pictures that I received in only 1 week are GORGEOUS! She captured the beauty of our special day perfectly!
Sheri was so awesome she did a wonderful job capturing our wedding day for us and went above and beyond to get the perfect sunset photos that I was dreaming about. Thank you again for making it perfect.
Sheri was amazing! The photos are gorgeous and she was amazing to work with. The day was really hot and I'm easily stressed but Sheri made it a lot of fun. We were on some rough rocks by the beach, and Sheri was super sweet about helping me along with my big dress. Photos are amazing! I thought I looked funny with the makeup that day but Sheri was able to catch me in the best light and from the best angles. Very dedicated and would highly recommend.
My fiancé and I married on the Big Island Hawaii January 2016. Sheri was our videographer. She met my expectations and beyond. We gave her creative freedom. She directed us very well and captured everything that made us uniquely us. Her video was seemless and high quality. My family and friends are so impressed with her work. I'm so happy I found her. I would recommend her to anyone.
The video she did for our son's wedding was totally amazing!! I would wholeheartedly recommend Kelilina Photography!
We really enjoyed working with Sheri for our family portrait on the Big Island! From first contact she was very prompt to respond and always professional in her correspondences. When it was close to our session date there was a possibility of rainy weather impacting it. She was completely willing to accommodate our needs and work with our schedule. The day of the shoot she made us feel very comfortable and relaxed because she is so easy-going. I would highly recommend her and would definitely work with her again!
We selected Kelilina Photography to take our anniversary pictures. It was difficult to choose someone based on online reviews and a photo gallery, but choosing Kelilina Photography was a great decision! Sheri was very easy to communicate with, professional, delivered her photos by the date promised, and fun to work with. She had great suggestions, including taking sunset photos, so she could capture the natural beauty as our backdrop. We highly recommend choosing Kelilina Photography for your photo needs; you can't go wrong! If we ever travel to Kona again, we will definitely have Sheri take our photos again!
Sheri did an amazing job with our 25th anniversary photos! She was easy to communicate and schedule with, and she had great suggestions for our multiple poses and background locations. We could not be happier with the photos/proofs we have received. If we ever visit Kona in the future, we will definitely choose Sheri to take our photos again!
On our recent trip to Kona, Sheri did a multigenerational shoot for our family of 18. We were VERY pleased with the photos. There were many great photos to choose from and she managed our large group with patience and flexibility. As well, Sheri was a great communicator throughout the entire process and returned our photos by the deadline promised. I would highly recommend Sheri to my friends and family and would not hesitate to use her again when we return to Kona.
Sheri was amazing! We hired her to be our videographer and words cannot say how happy we are with the video of our wedding. Just like that day, so was that video, absolutely perfect and more than we ever imagined. Sheri went above and beyond for us and stayed a little longer then planned and was able to capture all of those butterflies in your stomach, smile on your face moments. She was so sweet and easy to work with before, during, and after our wedding. We can't wait to work with her again, which we already started planning our family photo shoot! Her work is just beautiful! We most definitely recommend Sheri with Kelilina Photography!! We cannot thank you enough, Mahalo Sheri!!
Sheri was such a great person to work with! She was very helpful in suggesting locations and was very flexible when on the day of our photoshoot the weather wasn't agreeing with us. She helped us to choose a perfect, secluded, romantic location in Maui for our sunset, jungle, ocean photoshoot. Thank you, Sheri!
I could not have asked for better wedding pictures! I was in North Carolina trying to book a photographer in Hawaii and I am so lucky that I chose Sheri. Our wedding photos captured ever precious moment in our ceremony and I couldn't be happier with them.
I stumbled upon Kelilina Photography on yelp while I was looking for a photographer to have engagement pictures taken during our vacation to Kona. I was nervous to pick someone and commit without meeting them in person first, but Sheri was great from the first phone call until my pictures arrived today! She was very prompt to respond initially. She answered all of my questions and I felt comfortable to not look any further! She listened to what we wanted for our pictures and recommended a perfect location to have them taken. The session was great. Sheri gave us good direction during the session. I couldn't wait to see our pictures! She had our pictures edited and available to view well under the promised 2 weeks. We received our prints in the mail today and they were sweetly wrapped with a handwritten postcard. With Sheri you definitely get a great deal! We couldn't be happier. I would 100% recommend her and if we ever make it back to Kona I would have her take our pictures again! Thank you so much!!
Meet The Owner
Sheri + Phil Prisby
We are a husband + wife team, of whom you'll probably become friends with by the end of your day. And though we may have just met, you can count on a certain one of us to tear up during your father's toast /it's happened more than once/! On your journey in planning the perfect day, the most important part is that you are comfortable enough with those involved that you'll be able to relax + enjoy your day. We strive to be just that. -Sheri + Phil