"Monica Lau is an artist. In these days of selfies and Instagram shots, everyone can take a picture ... but Monica creates images that reflect her clients' inner values and outward beauty ... images that will will serve as treasured heirlooms in years to come."



Before & After


"Our photos turned out beautifully and it was a pleasure working with Monica all the way through the process… Couldn’t recommend her more highly!"



The Legacy Portrait Experience

Monica Lau is a full service Fine Art Portrait Photographer in the heart of Kailua, Hawaii.

Specializing in Vanity Fair styled Contemporary Portraits, Kids Couture, Seniors, Mother and Child & Maternity.

You will be pampered with professional makeup and hairstyling and step-by-step guidance throughout your session.

When your children look for photos of you, what will they find?


"If you want to invest in high-quality family portraits, then go to Monica! She is very personable and fun to work with, and her work is timeless."



“Monica is exactly what I would want in a professional photographer. Admittedly, I was a little anxious about being in front of the camera due to little experience of knowing how to pose and adding my one year old daughter in on the shoot. After a luxurious hair and makeup session that was a fabulous addition to my photoshoot, Monica was able to put me at ease and get some really great shots once I was camera ready. She gave simple to follow directions behind the camera that made for many options to chose from when it came time to review the images. I will cherish the photos she captured of my daughter and me forever.”

— Celena Warneck


Who we've worked with

Good Morning America Getty Images Chicago Tribune Honolulu Magazine Industry Standard Macy's The Oprah Winfrey Show Redbook Seattle Magazine Sprint Delta Society Make a Wish Hawaii Womens Fund of Hawaii



"My normally super shy 4-year old came out of his shell quickly with help from Monica's quick jokes and warm smiles. She also had my 7-year old smiling from the start. Even my husband enjoyed himself during our shoot!"