Honolulu Date Night

I had talked to Jenna and Chad about doing a fun food themed engagement session when I heard they were meeting Memoirs Chef Peter Foster for a tasting for their upcoming wedding.  My goal here was to portrait the intimacy and the fun of a date yetView full post »

Romance and Inspiration – Kapolei Golf

There’s so much to be inspired by today.  We have the the best of everything at our fingertips.  I’d love to share this inspirational story and wonderful couple.  This is a bit of a long post… but worth it. Melveen and Gynard areView full post »

A Kauai Elopement

Monica and Fred are very familiar with Kauai. In fact, Fred owns a condo on the island and visits frequently.  There is no other place that Fred and Monica could have envisioned for their wedding.  Both having children from previous marriages, FredView full post »

Big Island | Coffee | Engagement

When I was approached by Melveen and Gynard (aka “G”) for a coffee infused engagement session I practically jumped out of my skin! Not necessarily from all the coffee I had consumed that day, but the opportunity to visit and experience theView full post »

Catering in Hawaii | Memoirs Catering

This post is a profile of a wonderful catering company located in Honolulu.  I love just being around the culinary process. After getting my degree in Culinary Arts, I trained with a European Michelin Star Chef in Luxembourg and there developed anView full post »

Waikiki Wedding Photography | Royal Hawaiian | Kayann and Curtis

Family and romance for me go hand in hand.  One without the other just seems like we’re searching.  When we’re in a great relationship, we talk freely about family and get excited to imagine what life will be like with a growing family.View full post »

Destination Wedding Photography | Makapu’u, Oahu | Katie + Henry

It is certainly a celebration when two souls come together in such a profound way that Katie and Henry have.  I knew when I met them both that we would make some wonderfully beautiful and uniquely profound imagery.  Destination weddings in HawaiiView full post »

Waimanalo Sunrise | Kay Ann & Curtis

This is indeed one of my favorite locations to shoot. Sunrise on the east shores of Oahu yield some amazing sunrises and on this particular Saturday, we did catch the drama. Kay Ann and Curtis have this wonderful romance where the drama canView full post »

Performing Arts Portraits | Na Maka O Pu’uwai Aloha

We’re so proud to be part of one of the most amazing hula and performing arts studios in Hawaii! There are some truly amazing kids at the studio and we’re blessed with a wonderfully passionate and gifted Director and Kumu Hula MandiView full post »

China Walls Photography | Joyce & Cyrus

China Walls – I have to admit, I’ve been to this location on Oahu at least a dozen times and have never jumped off. It seems like it’s a rite of passage for children and some not so young to take the plunge. The cliff seems not soView full post »

Teri & Erin

Two people are matched by destiny to be the guidance and soul mates they never thought possible. Directed and Edited by – Shawn Fields Co-written by Christiaan Phleger and Shawn Fields Director of Photography – Jeff DePonte SilverView full post »

Queensberry

Here’s our Lorraine aka Frenchie and Cory’s 14×10″ Queensberry!  Queensberry’s wedding albums have a very distinct style and are known around the world as the premier wedding album maker.  Their attention to detail isView full post »

Cherish and Glenn | Oahu Wedding Photography

One thing we do know how to do well in Hawaii is throw a party. So when we plan a wedding it’s pretty certain that we are 1) gonna dance and 2) gonna get drunk! Cherish and Glenn have been through pretty much all the formalities and they evenView full post »

On wedding album design

I approach all my album designs in relatively the same way.  I want impact and story.  If a viewer that has had no relation to the day can be inspired by looking through the album or even make it through the whole book without skimming, thenView full post »

Denise and Ya | Destination Wedding, The Kahala

Spiritually we’re brought together for reasons we have no control of. Call it gravity, cosmic connections, soul mates, whatever you choose. Our destination wedding couple Denise and Ya have found that connection in life and a few clues toView full post »

Trinity and Justin | Destination Wedding Hawaii

Trinity and Justin serendipitously came to us from California where Trinity is a loan officer and Justin is in the auto business. We talked a bit about the photos they wanted and discussed spending a morning out on Kaneohe Bay to take pre-weddingView full post »

Keriann and Nick | Halekulani Waikiki

As we peered at the weather approaching, Keriann and Nicks’ wedding date fell right between two fierce and large hurricanes. I mean right between. We had a very slight window where the weather could actually be good!  We were all praying.  OnView full post »

Frenchie and Cory | Dillingham Ranch Wedding Photography

I have so much to say about Frenchie and Cory!  Mostly, to the effect, that this is how to throw a party and this is how you celebrate love.  I connected the first time I met the couple during our consultation and I knew right away the event theyView full post »

Tasha and Leo | Waikiki Wedding Photography

We get to spend a little time with our couples but most times not enough.  Tasha and Leo had their wedding at the beautiful Hilton Crystal Chapel, with a reception at the Pacific Beach Hotel in Waikiki.  Tasha and Leo looked stunning!  Here’sView full post »

Soccer Portraits

For the first time, and hopefully not the last, we took our studio to the soccer fields of Waipio. These are the girls from the Shockers’ soccer club that were league champions in their respective division!  We are so proud of all our girlsView full post »