Anna Pacheco Photography

Early artistic attempt

Anna worked as a photojournalist for West Hawaii Today and North Hawaii News regularly for over five years.  Other publications include Honolulu Star-Advertiser, UK Daily Mail, Edible Hawaiian Islands, HILuxury Magazine and Ke Ola Magazine.

Past clients include Mauna Lani Bay Hotel, American Culinary Federation, North Hawaii Community Hospital, Miss Kona Coffee Pageant, Liquid Robotics, Blue Ocean Mariculture, Huron Consulting, Conservation International, and more.

Aloha and WElcome!

Thank you for visiting my website!  It is an honor to share my work with others, and I hope you enjoy.

I have been passionate about the arts since a very young age.  Physical proof of my early work includes stacks of drawings of bears flying kites, watercolor paintings of penguins, a hideous collection of clay sculptures, even a book of poetry (published in my third grade teacher's thesis, so perhaps that could be considered an early success!).  Photography always intrigued me, and I toted a camera around faithfully on every family vacation, documenting our travels. It was not until after high school, when I began traveling abroad that I really developed a passion for attempting to capture the essence of a place and a moment in a photo.  Photography as a career still felt out of reach, until one day my husband bought me a camera that I felt was "too expensive" and I felt obligated to learn to properly operate it.  I have not put the camera down since, and I owe my success to him for recognizing and encouraging my dream.

While I have photographed nearly every subject imaginable, being a freelance photojournalist has been very rewarding.  I have been privileged to meet a wide variety of interesting people and photograph unique subjects.  From ziplining through the treetops, camera in hand, riding in a kayak through historic flumes, wading through knee deep cloud forest muck, or watching a new and exciting piece of technology be tested on the summit of Mauna Kea, every day is a new and exciting adventure.

Beyond news, I also enjoy capturing small events and environmental portraiture in a relaxed environment.  Photography is fun, and being photographed should be too!  I am particularly passionate about animals and nature, so toss a dog into our shoot and I couldn't be happier!  In my spare time I love exploring Hawaii and beyond, creating fine art of our beautiful natural surroundings.