Reed Takaaze has enjoyed more than four decades of serving the Big Island through photography. A local from Papaikou, Hawai’i, Reed’s extensive background and knowledge of the island gives him an expertise in utilizing its unique beauty to best compliment those that he captures. While his newly opened gallery features rich scenery, he has built his renown in portraiture. Offering a wide array of photography services, Reed strives to capture your moments at their best - whether within his local Hilo studio, or with the island landscape in the background.

Reed’s history of working with local businesses, schools, weddings and other events has evolved into a streamlined process of capturing smiles and producing timeless memories. Reed Takaaze Photography prides itself on its service and communication with clients, serving diverse needs with an eye for aesthetic.

Reed's work with our community’s students and education system synergizes with his ability to bring a smile to the faces of those he works with. He brings an analysis of potential composition that leads to stunning family portraits, extending to his work with graduating seniors, immortalizing a pivotal moment in their lives.

Reed’s attention to detail has garnered many awards in the field of photography, including the prestigious Fuji and Kodak Gallery Awards, as well as being featured on exhibit at Walt Disney World's Epcot Center Innovations Display. Locally, he has been honored as the Best of East Hawaii by the Tribune Herald for multiple years in a row, as well as receiving the Lei Niho Palaoa Award, bestowed by his peers in the local photography industry.

Reed Takaaze Photography has become an island staple in photographic needs. Staying on the cutting edge of photography and maintaining an excellence in service, Reed strives to provide you with images you will cherish forever.