Kaua’i Portrait & Wedding Photography

Compelling photography with a community focus.

our mission

Giving back is central to ACEND’s mission. Kaua’i may be a small island, but the impact we can have is huge. Discover how ACEND supports the local community and explore opportunities to collaborate.


behind the lens

Alyssa Carvalho is an expressive photographer, heartfelt creative, and community advocate.

I grew up watching my father taking photos on family vacations, and quickly fell in love with the way in which photography captured the emotion of cherished memories. Since then, I’ve grown my interest in photography from a passionate side-hustle to a full-time career. I love making real connections with my clients and revealing the love behind their stories. As a local girl raised in Hawai’i, I believe in giving back to the local community. Whether through coaching a children’s softball team or volunteering in a time of crisis, I use my natural gifts to support others.

Get in touch to book your next photography session with ACEND.

The Stories We Tell

Ridge and Sarah Wedding Photography

Ridge & Sarah

A Joyful Wedding for the Whole Family


A Kaua’i Love Story with a Happy Ending

Branden & Taelynn Wedding Photography
Sheldon and Faisha Ring Blessing Photo


A Moment of Pure Ascension

Raves & Reviews

“Can’t say enough amazing things about Alyssa from ACEND! Her talent speaks for itself! I have been privileged enough to work with her on numerous collaborations and projects, all of which turned out better than I could have expected! She is a master of her craft and will go above & beyond to get the job done in a timely manner.”

— Brandi y.

“I have had nothing but quality service from ACEND Visual Communications. Alyssa is easy to work with and loves collaborating with her clients to create quality work. Alyssa is an extremely hard worker and will put her best foot forward with any and every project. I highly recommend Acend Visual Communications for anyone looking for quality photos!”

— Emma K.

“LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this amazing woman!! She is very patient and listens to your ideas. She puts her heart and soul into your project. Alyssa is very talented and has an eye for perfection. You won't be disappointed!”

— Nickey a.

“ACEND will capture emotions that go deep within your soul. Whatever goal you may have with your project, ACEND will exceed your expectations and will go above and beyond for you!”

— Lianne p.

“ACEND is my go to for literally every photoshoot! Her professionalism and quality of content are top notch, but even more importantly you can tell she truly cares about capturing the story/subject behind each individual project. She has her own unique photography/editing style and is in every way worth every penny you spend. This is 100% the company you should choose to work with!”

— dondi

“She’s professional, yet makes you feel like family. She’s so driven and always strives to capture nothing but raw, real, and priceless moments that will last forever. She’s always looking for new ways to expand her business, learn new techniques and give you the best experience possible. Hands down, No Ka Oi!”

— Mariebeth w.

“ACEND doesn’t just make a connection with you, she allows you to feel the connection! She allows myself and my family to remember some of the best times with her work. She is passionate and driven and will never disappoint. She is an amazing people-person and you will instantly find a friend for life in her! Love her work but most importantly, I love her!”

— Glenelle N.

“Alyssa is amazing! She photographed our engagement shoot and ring blessing ceremony and we couldn't be more in love with our photos. She is truly an artist. The way she captures raw and authentic emotion through photos is absolutely inspiring and something that not all photographers can do. She has such a great eye for capturing you at your very best.”

— Faisha s.

Visit us In Lihue

Stop by our office at the 808Workplace to chat with Alyssa or to book your next photography session.

Acend Communications

4210 HANAHAO PL. #207

Lihue, HI 96766

Get in Touch

Click below to book your next photography session! Or, shoot me an email at acend.co@gmail.com.