Hawaii Behind the Scenes with fashion photographer Shamayim and model Vanessa Greene in Hilo during Shamayim's HAWAII Photo Shoot Expedition. For details on joining upcoming photo shoot expeditions visit http://shamayimstudios.com/expeditions/

HAWAII Photo Shoot Expedition

Dates  Nov 1-3rd 2019

Travel with acclaimed fashion photographer on his seventh photo shoot expedition to Hawaii. You will be shooting at several of Shamayim’s favorite photo shoot destinations on the Big Island. Black sand beaches, tropical forrest, azure hidden beaches, and volcanic deserts as far as the eye can see.

What is a Shamayim Photo Shoot Expedition?  Fashion photographer Shamayim has hosted photo shoot expeditions for over a decade. Shamayim has taken models, image makers, and creatives all over the planet to build dynamic images and raise their level of professional work. From his Expeditions careers are shaped and life changing experiences are made. An Expedition is essentially a collaborative project with the purpose of organizing fashion and beauty professionals together to enhance their body of work in exotic and diverse locations. Dynamic locations add impact to a professional portfolio. Strong images in awe-inspiring locations give a competitive edge to your professional body of work. The Expeditions are organized to provide an inclusive experience. Through collaboration; productions are more affordable, efficient, and creative. All divisions of fashion / beauty creatives are invited to join the Expeditions.

Who can register?

Photographers, Makeup Artist, Hair Stylists, Models, Wardrobe Stylist, Fashion Designers, and Videographers

Guest- You are welcome to invite guest (family/friends) to join on the expedition.

Shamayim will only allow 8 individuals in total to register for this expedition. Once all 8 spot have been booked this expedition will be closed and no longer accepting registration.


Airport- Hilo International Airport

Each individual is responsible for their own flights to the Expedition destination. We recommend websites like http://momondo.com for affordable airfare. 

No Passport Required for US Residents


Group Lodging

Large 4 bedroom Island Home. Modern kitchen with most of the tools you will need means you can cook without any problems, fully stocked with cooking and baking implements, toaster, mixer, waffle iron, blender, rice cooker, coffee maker, a few kinds of baking sheets (electric oven and stove). Lots of spices (some ours, some left by guests. If you use it up, please replace it). The dinner room table has an 8 foot hardwood table with regular seating for 6 (but can fit 4 more with moving around some chairs). Both common spaces also have flatscreen tv's and entertainment systems. (4 LCD TV systems in all) Living room has an Apple TV. There is a desk with a printer for a place for work. The living room has a large L shaped couch and big "papasan" chair. The island in the kitchen has two additional chairs to use anywhere needed. The downstairs common room has large TV, Ruko for streaming and Blu-ray also video game type seats, great if traveling with kids. The upstairs lānai has a large outdoor table with 6 chairs and seat hammock.


Creatives Expedition Rate- Makeup Artist, Hair Stylists, Wardrobe Stylist, Fashion Designers, and Videographers


Models Expedition Rate-$950

Photographer Rate- $1500

Guest Rate - is $550

Payment Plans are available for this expedition with a 10% processing fee.

Minimum deposit is $250

Joining a SHAMAYIM Photo Shoot Expedition is a personal career investment. The expedition rates are always priced affordably so that most people can afford to take advantage of the opportunity to travel and build a stronger professional body of work.

All Expedition Rates include:

  • Your lodging for duration of the Expedition.

  • Production Fees*

  • Travel Organizer Fee

  • Airport Pickup and Drop Off

  • Transportation to all shoot locations

  • Limited Image License Usage

Model Expedition Rates including all of the previous services along with

  • Full day photo shoot session with Shamayim

  • Standard expedition photo edits package including 7 edits

  • Behind the scenes video of your expedition shoots

Not included in your Expedition Rate.

Flights are not included in your expedition rate.  Personal Transportation is not included (This includes uber, taxis, bus, train, etc). Food (outside of breakfast), Tourism Expenses, Location Admissions and Personal Expenses are also not included in this rate. We will try our best to give you an estimated quote of how much you should prepare for additional expenses.


Each registered attendee will receive a personal payment site for all of their payments. You will receive the link to your payment site once your registration has been approved.


Your Expedition Rate or Deposit is due at time of booking to secure your placement on this expedition. Once your registration form has been submitted and approved by Shamayim's project manager we will provide you with a custom payment link.

Name *
Address *
Phone *
Let us know know your career path
Let us know a little about you
This can be a website, dropbox link, or online site
How did you hear about this Expedition? *
Questions? Let us know what inquiries you have so that we can address them for you when you receive your follow up response. (Remember that expedition rates are provided after registration.)
Waiver of Liability *
This Waiver of Liability releases SHAMAYIM Studios and it's affiliated members from all liability relating to injuries that may occur {during production, on the expedition, photo shoot.}. By clicking this agreement and submitting this booking form, I agree to hold SHAMAYIM Studios entirely free from any liability, including financial responsibility for injuries incurred, regardless of whether injuries are caused by negligence. I also acknowledge the risks involved in the production. These include but are not limited to physical or mental injury. I swear that I am participating voluntarily and that all risks have been made clear to me. Additionally, I do not have any conditions that will increase my likelihood of experiencing injuries while engaging in this production. By clicking the agreement below I forfeit all right to bring a suit against SHAMAYIM Studios or it’s affiliates for any reason. In return, I will receive the agreed-upon services offered. I will also make every effort to obey safety precautions and all laws during the production or expedition. I will ask for clarification when needed. * Please check that you agree and acknowledge the Waiver of Liability.
Cancellation Policy *
Cancellation: (a) The Client will be required to complete a Booking Form, upon receipt of the booking form, SHAMAYIM Studios will send an email as confirmation. Once initial payment has been received the booking will then be considered Confirmed. (b) As a result, once a booking is Confirmed, there are no refunds on sessions. All session rates are immediately applied to your production fees. In the event that the client must cancel their attendance, they have the option to find another individual to take their spot for the session and take on their payment obligations. (c) In the event of an emergency, the client may cancel and transfer their production fee another session by SHAMAYIM Studios within 14 days. All contributing parties in your session that are not employees of SHAMAYIM Studios (including but not limited to makeup artist, hair stylist, models, wardrobe stylist, designers, assistants, etc.) are considered independent contractors and NOT included in the Cancellation Policy. * Please check that you agree and acknowledge the Cancellation Policy