I empower the everyday human 

and entrepreneurs in my 

indoor/outdoor portrait studio in Pahoa HI


"I am not photogenic!"  

"I feel awkward!"  

"I need to lose weight."  

"I don't feel seen or heard."  

"I don't like myself in photos."

Take a look at the everyday humans, 

the amazing brands and beautiful locations

in my portfolio.

Inspired by YOU styling

I take care of you from start to finish. From planning your shoot with the outfits you love and backgrounds to treating you to an amazing fine art model experience, it's all about making you feel confident and special.

The same service and planning goes into branding photography to tell the brand story to bring you the clients you love to work with!

Not just a photoshoot, an experience! 

As a master photographer, I guide you through the process of creating the best you with styling, posing and emotional support.

You become the best you in front of the camera with confidence.

Images you can be proud of!

At the end of the session is where you get to see all your hard work and happy dance over your gorgeous images! This is where you get to choose which images you love and which products to purchase. Every image you purchase will be professionally edited for delivery with a digital version and a printed version.

We offer the finest quality prints including canvas and metal along with framing.

How do you want to be photographed?

What about your Hawaii Brand?  Your Hawaii Business?

How do you imagine the best that you have to offer, in images?

Trust that you can be photographed at your most amazing by Virginia Chavez Smith of Big Island Portraits and Branding.  I create fine art portraits using unique styling and backgrounds with meaning to tell your story.

I can change the way you see yourself!  I can change the way others see your business in Hawaii!  I can create storytelling branding photography that attracts your ideal clients and coach you on how to use your images across your social media and marketing.

Give me a call.  951.897.8732


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