Oahu based lifestyle photographer


I’m here for the story.

You are living a story right now. You and your people. No matter what part of the story you find yourself, this is it and it deserves to be told. I specialize in photographing families, couples, and birth stories.

My favorite is to capture YOU – exactly how you want to remember this season in your life. So grab your people, let’s pick a location that speaks to you and your season, and let’s make some magic!

  • Annie is a true pro. She captured our wedding with style and grace - from the tiny details to the epic moments that you only get one shot at. She effortlessly wrangled kids and family and obnoxious friends - and captured images from our weekend that are absolutely stunning and more beautiful than I could imagine.
    Jacob Thompson
    Jacob Thompson
  • Annie really helped calm my nerves about our wedding day dynamics, and for whatever reason I completely trusted her. Throughout the day, I cannot express how amazing and intuitive Annie was with the whole group! I'm so thankful she was there moving things along so smoothly, even during all the wedding craziness. Let's talk about having someone follow you around all day and taking photo's...if it should be anyone, it should be Annie Groves! It was such a relief being able to feel and act myself throughout the entire session, even during the intimate shots. She definitely is an artist, and still has respect to ask your opinions as she's working. When we received Annie's gallery, I opened the photos and my jaw dropped. By the way, before viewing your photos there should be a warning sign that reads: "STOP! Grab a tissue and be prepared to experience all the emotions!" because it's true. I can honestly say if Annie hadn't captured all those moments, I would not be reliving my wedding through her photos. We were so lucky to find her, all of our pictures turned out breathtaking and I cannot thank her enough.
    Katie
    Katie
  • Annie is a phenomenal photographer and person- she is warm and friendly, and has a carefree way of capturing our family's moments. We have been stationed all over the country, and Annie is by far our favorite photographer we've ever hired. During the session, she is engaging and joyful, which keeps the session very lowkey. This works wonders for getting genuine shots of each of my kids, and even real moments between my spouse and I. I never feel stressed, or like we are taking forced photos. She shoots entirely in film, which seems risky, but Annie is a talented film magician and always produces way more photos out of one session with us than it felt like she was taking at the time. We really are just playing and interacting as a family and Annie knows exactly how to capture our real moments. She edits her photos thoughtfully and beautifully, and also genuinely; each photo is a true representation of our family in that moment. Annie always listens to what I'm hoping to get out of a session, and consistently overdelivers. We have had her photograph our family every fall for the past three years, and the photos from those sessions are priceless time treasures that I will forever be grateful to have.
    Stephanie  Campbell
    Stephanie Campbell
  • To be honest I had low expectations given my children’s limited cooperation. I have stopped wondering how Annie makes magic, but I am sooo grateful that she does. She is our Fairy Godfriend for life ❤️ And she has fundamentally changed the way I see our family 😭😭😭
    Whitney
    Whitney
  • Annie has a magical way of showcasing who you are, no matter how simple, in such a beautiful and meaningful way.... I can't rave about her talent, her personality or her professionalism enough. If you are thinking about hiring Annie---DO IT.
    Mylon Wood
    Mylon Wood
  • Worth Every Penny!
    Natalie
    Natalie

Hey there, I’m Annie and I believe your story is incredibly important. I’m drawn to honest moments with real people in a setting that feels like home. I LOVE good light and laughter and anything that makes you say, “Yep. This is who we are.”

I’m a Cali turned HI girl, wife to a hunky puertorican man, mama to four incredible kiddos (three girls and a boy), lover of Jesus, coffee (roasted by my guy!!!), and film. I’m a sucker for a good book, exploring new places, and being with people. And friend, I can’t wait to meet you.

Image by KC Lostetter