Associate Photographer Kai Hayashi
Kai first started exploring photography as a teen, inspired by his father’s career as a live music and travel photographer. He has traveled across Europe and Hawaii to photograph nature, and loves shooting live music performances here in Portland. But Kai’s photo-journalistic eye and appreciation for intimately candid moments have kept him thriving as a wedding photographer since 2011. As a professional wedding photography editor, he’s also edited hundreds of weddings over the past decade.
Kai’s naturally outgoing personality makes him an excellent addition to any wedding party, providing a comfortable space in order to capture the most genuine moments. Highlighting the story, and the people, that make your wedding unique is what Kai strives for in his work.
On the days he doesn’t have a wedding to attend, Kai can be found hiking in the Columbia Gorge with his camera in tow, blues dancing, or working as an artisan kombucha brewer.