Our mission

Create priceless memories for students/players, their ‘ohana (family), and school/sport teams. We create an enjoyable experience through our dedication to customer satisfaction while providing the highest quality photography services and products.

Photo Guardians - Big Island Photography

Our mission is to capture and preserve priceless memories for individuals, families, schools, and teams. We provide an enjoyable experience, quality products, and exceptional service. Photo Guardians LLC was founded as a partnership in 2012 by Hiʻilei De Aguiar and Kubi Sproat. After seven successful years, full of growth and learning, Kubi has left the business to pursue other endeavors. The company remains an LLC with Hiʻilei De Aguiar as the president. Photo Guardians located in the town of Waimea on Hawaii Island offers professional Big Island photography at affordable prices.

Our diverse photo services include school and sports photography, senior, maternity and family portraits, event photography, as well as studio, outdoor, and custom photo shoots. It is our goal to capture lasting memories that can be enjoyed for years to come. 

Cameras can be intimidating; it is our goal as photographers to make every experience a positive one! Let us guide you through this experience; please, check out our services below or contact us.

Meet the Owner

Hi'ilei De Aguiar Big Island Photographer

Hi’ilei De Aguiar

I was born and raised in the beautiful town of Waimea on the Big Island of Hawaii. In sixth grade, I took my first photography class, and it was then that I discovered my love for landscape photography. It was not until later that my passion evolved to encompass various photographic subjects, including personal portraits, as well as candid and staged shots involving people and animals. I worked as a supervisor at a resort photography operation, which increased my knowledge and skill in this craft. I am actively involved in continuing education, attending  photography classes and conferences to enhance my photography skill set, this allows me to better serve my clients.  I earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management from Western Governors University. I pursue this passion so that I can touch the lives of others through photography.