I'm Virginia Chavez Smith, a Hawaiian local Photographer.

I love people and the people they love...their dreams, hopes, and accomplishments.

I offer film photography on the "Small Town" that is the Big Island for adventurous people who love life and are eager to try new things, who love the differences in people yet find their tribe in those who laugh at themselves, in lame jokes told enthusiastically, celebrating life's joys, challenges and the irony of life.

Isn't that what people have appreciated about the photos of their lives for generations?

Real life, real people in raw, honest portraiture or epic portraits inspired by fine art...it's a beautiful thing!

I could tell you that I've been featured magazines, books and websites but the only feature that matters is the photographs I take that you want to show off on your walls, in albums and social media!

And when you really get excited, your brand gets the Aloha business branding that years of experience can bring you. Real life Personal Branding of your business, products and headshots that show who you are and what you do at your best!  Learn how to create regular content for your brand and how to share it!.  For more information on my work, to discuss a project or to just say hello, call me at 951.897.8732 or inquire here: modernvintagephotographer.com/contact



Because I believe in the legacy of photography for all, I always offer one "Beautiful Kupuna " 8x10 portrait for amazing humans over 75 for my cost of $125 (film, developing and printing). It is practically a giveaway! I consider a privilege to offer this as my schedule allows. It's a short session to talk story, share some Aloha and shoot a roll of film so that loved ones have a great photo legacy that shows the matriarchs and patriarchs of the family in literally the best light. Inquire here: modernvintagephotographer.com/contact


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