Spencer McDonald and Paddy Kean are McDonaldKean Photography, a husband and wife wedding photography team based in Hawaii on the beautiful garden island of Kauai.

They bring a vast array of knowledge in lighting, composition and style to your wedding day. With so many years of experience they also bring an attitude of relaxed and sophisticated appeal to your memorable day’s event.

Their photographic philosophy:

Our approach to photography is simple. We offer you peace of mind by providing you unparalleled personal and professional photographic service that will brilliantly and uniquely capture the special moments of your wedding day in Hawaii, and to provide you with high end options for presenting and preserving those memories for many generations to come.

There seems to be a lot of talk these days about a photojournalistic style, traditional style, or ”this” style or ”that” style, in addition to the choices of color, black and white, or sepia toned images. A good photographer with an artistic eye will view all of these different choices merely as tools. Just as a painter has a box full of paints and many specialized brushes to help her capture the essence of the scene before her, so, too, do we as professional photographers have many tools at our disposal to convey the subtleties of each changing moment. There will be times during your day when we hang back, unobtrusively recording the moments in a “journalistic style”. But as artists we can also see other opportunities develop where posing a shot is the more creative choice. We won’t restrict ourselves to just one “color” or “style”. As artists, we are aware of a beautiful soft light pouring through an open window, an unusual architectural element highlighting the graceful flow of your gown, or the warm golden glow of a Hawaiian sunset with gentle trade winds blowing softly. These are only a few of the “paints and brushes” in our toolbox. We have many more that we can use to create magical moments that are just right for you.

For more information about the beautiful photography of Spencer & Paddy, visit their website at mcdonaldkeanphotography.com

Here’s a showcase of some of their work. Enjoy!