Photo shoot Wear a custom flower crown

Laie, United States

Experience hosted by Kiana

60 mins, Hosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 5 people
Includes drinks and equipment

What you'll do

Before your experience, we will perfectly craft your custom haku lei/ti leaf hula skirt based on your preferences. We will use fresh tropical flowers to craft your perfect haku lei just for you. I will contact you as soon as you book your photo shoot to know what type of haku lei you envision. This will be a souvenir that you can keep and wear throughout the duration of your stay. Our leis last 4-7 days refrigerated.

Upon arrival, we will help you get changed into your ideal outfit. If you would like to wear Polynesian attire we will provide a Tahitian hand dyed sarong, hand painted sarongs OR ti leaf hula skirt (instead of haku lei), Polynesian jewelry, Tahitian pearls and we will take extraordinary photos of you wearing our flowers on a beautiful private, secret beach for 30 minutes.

Afterwards, we will send you 10-12 professionally edited high resolution photos 1-2 weeks after the experience by email. You will be able to leave this special photo experience with the fresh flowers as a keepsake and special souvenir. We can provide fresh haku leis for both men and women so couples are welcome!

To see all of our floral creations, please visit us on Instagram (@oahuleis)

*Photos should be used for personal use only and not for financial gain*
Other things to note
We will provide the custom flower piece, selection of tye dye sarongs to choose from, Polynesian Jewelry (pearls, mother of pearl necklaces, earrings) Most guests like to wear a swimsuit underneath.
Before your experience, we will perfectly craft your custom haku lei/ti leaf hula skirt based on your preferences. We will use fresh tropical flowers to craft your perfect haku lei just for you. I will contact you as soon as you book your photo shoot to know what type of haku lei you envision. This will be a souvenir that you can keep and wear throughout the duration of your stay. Our leis last 4-7 days refrigerated.

Upon arrival, we…

What's included

  • Drinks
    Water
  • Equipment
    Sarongs, Jewelry

Meet your host, Kiana

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 21 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Born and raised in Laie, Hawaii, I have been making leis with my Mom since I was 4 years old. I began my career at one year old as a professional dancer at the Polynesian Cultural Center. I have performed and taught Polynesian dancing all over the world and traveled with the PCC promotional team & BYU Living Legends promoting Polynesian culture on every continent.

We had to make our own lei po'o and costume attire for every performance and share our culture with every audience member. I have a deep passion for my culture and I would love to share it with you.

Since then, my Mom and I started a business called "O'ahu Leis" and we make tropical leis for guests from all of the world. I learned from the best: my beautiful and talented Mom. She has been making leis for 30+ years and has won numerous lei making awards in Hawaii and Tahit
Born and raised in Laie, Hawaii, I have been making leis with my Mom since I was 4 years old. I began my career at one year old as a professional dancer at the Polynesian Cultural Center. I have performed and taught Polynesian dancing all over the world and traveled with the PCC promotional team & BYU Living Legends promoting Polynesian culture on every continent.

We had to make our own lei po'o and costume attire for every performance and share our culture with every audience membe…
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Where you'll be

We will go to a private, secret beach that only residents in our neighborhood can access. This beach is located very close to our home and we will take beautiful picture on this beach. If you would like to go in the water please bring a swimsuit so you can swim comfortably while being photographed. You will love this secluded spot and you are sure to feel comfortable.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 21 reviews.

Liz
May 2021
Amazing experience! From accommodating due to traffic delays (Island time/Traffic is real!) to making us feel very comfortable throughout the whole photo shoot. I am very awkward and don’t know how to take very good photos, but Kiana and Emma made everything so easy to relax. The location was beautiful and exactly what i’d hoped. The flower crown provided was so pretty and even matched my dress!!! I’m happy I did this experience and the photos I received were exactly what I hoped for. My family loves them and I look forward to showing my loved ones. Definitely recommend!
Annjela
May 2021
Super sweet hosts! 2 hours before our shoot time, Kiana allowed me to change and get ready and do my hair in her home prior to our shoot! She was the nicest host ever and so was the photographer Emma! Had an amazing time and will 10/10 be doing it again in February when im back in hawaii!
Jarlyn
April 2021
My daughters had an amazing experience with Kiana! Her gentle way of relaying the history behind the flowers and design of the sarongs was awesome. The location of the photo shoot was also very beautiful. We highly recommend this experience if you are here in Oahu!
Ashley
April 2021
Kiana gently welcomed us into her precious home with open arms and a vibrant Ohana! The lei stop my head truly brightened everything. She and her mom pluck the spirit of Hawaii and pays homage to their heritage in such a profoundly beautiful way. Jordyn, the photographer, warmly welcomed us to the beach and truly captured all the joy and wonder of the moment for our Ohana.
Nataliya & Alex
January 2021
We did a maternity photoshoot with Kiana. She was super warm and welcoming and tried to accommodate all of my ideas. The haku lei was gorgeous, she used the flowers and colors that I asked for. The photoshoot with the professional camera was quick and dynamic, just as I like and afterwards she took many more pictures of me and my husband with a phone. As a result I have a ton of beautiful pictures right after the session! Can't wait to see the rest once they are edited. Thank you Kiana and Pono!
Mary
January 2021
Kiana is so sweet and thoughtful. She created a beautiful bright crown to match my personality. She also dressed me up, held a few things for me, was my hype woman during the photoshoot and just overall made the experience wonderful!

Choose from available dates

3 available
  • Fri, Oct 8
    5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    Join 1 other guest
    $395 per person
  • Mon, Oct 18
    5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    $395 per person
  • Wed, Oct 20
    4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    Join 1 other guest
    $395 per person

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 5 guests ages 5 and up can attend.

What to bring

Swimsuit

Change of clothes