What’s your name?  Emily is my first name and Helen is my middle name. I am named after my Grandma Helen and she was very inspirational to me so I use ‘Emily Helen’ as my photography name. Most people just call me Emily, though. 

How long have you been on Kauai? I have been calling the beautiful garden island of Kauai home since 2006. I moved right after I graduated from Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, CA. I fell in love with the lush palms, the salty ocean and the laid-back island lifestyle. 

Why are you a photographer? I am a photographer because I am obsessed with photographs. And, I am highly creative and taking photographs fuels my soul.

Do you shoot film or digital? I use both, because I love all types of photography. Film has a dreamy quality that I can’t resist. I also love digital because it is immediate and unlimited. 

What kind of lighting do you use? Natural. I love God’s lighting. Kauai has amazing lighting, because the sun bounces off of our ocean creating a dreamy quality of pure luxury for the eye.

What do you do when you aren’t behind your camera? I love going to the beach with my family, watching my kids surf, juicing, cooking, running and swimming in the ocean. 


Meet emily helen

“Certainly not—at first. But they are very pleasing women when you converse with them. Miss Bingley is to live with her brother, and keep his house; and I am much mistaken if we shall not find a very charming neighbour in her.”

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