Tag Archives: hawaii

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Derrick and Anvie – A themed engagement session

Telling stories is far more fascinating when you actually have a great cultural heritage to showcase.  Now, I know, hula’s been done and re-done, but it means so much individually when there’s a connection with two individuals.View full post »

Sheana and Kai – Central Union Church Honolulu

We must remember as photographers that we have two families coming together (sometimes more) through our brides and grooms. Weddings are also family reunions.  Often times families will never completely be together again after your wedding.View full post »

Tim Bright – Senior!

Milestones everyone!  Graduation is upon us and I know most people don’t associate graduation with photography but it’s good to have some nice portraits made in celebration.  Yes, another milestone in our lives to be celebrated and yes,View full post »

Alejandra + Josh | Wedding Album

Wedding celebrations are so extraordinarily tedious to plan and so fleeting when the actual event flies by in a whirlwind without really having time to absorb the reality of what we’ve just made.   Whew, that was a mouthful!  What I want toView full post »

Mariska Hargitay – Joyful Heart Foundation Mele – The Kahala

I’m a pretty big Law & Order fan and have followed SVU for a bit.  One of the best parts of SVU as everyone knows is the tireless effort and the brilliant performances of Mariska Hargitay.  When we were presented with the opportunity toView full post »

Kristen + Matt | Waimanalo Beach Engagement Photography

It’s so cool when you get to spend a whole day with couples that are not only so beautiful, but so smart too! We had great light all day and had a blast! Kristen and Matt are both studying to be dentists in Oregon and are to be wed inView full post »

Waimanalo Engagement Photography – Erin + Chris

I love engagement sessions!  Book this month and get a free engagement session!!  The Wedding Expo went extremely well and I want to thank everyone who came by to visit and say hi!  Also, thank you everyone for the very kind words regarding the workView full post »

Miharu and Bobby – Loulu Palm Estate Wedding

Destination weddings are so romantic!  Miharu and Bobby are such a cute couple.  Coming in from Las Vegas and having a reunion of sorts with family from Japan and China at the Loulu Palm takes a lot of planning and coordination.  Thank you to MaileView full post »

Maternity session with Veronique Braithwaite

I’m not a really big fan of maternity shots.  Particularly ones with an open belly showing an overstuffed tummy.  This is my sister-in-law 8 months pregnant and I wanted to get a moment that would really punctuate some glamor into aView full post »

Picture Day!!

This is really the first shoot on this scale that we’ve ever done.  So it required a lot of planning, planning and more planning to exceed our expectations.  Last weekend, the dancers and performers at Na Maka O Pu’uwai Aloha needed aView full post »

Downtown Honolulu

Downtown Honolulu on a Sunday is quite the place for photographers!   It’s always good to see creativity flowing!  Saw many sessions going on, we should just block it off and label it a photo set for the day!  (I wish) Check out Kamalei Lee, aView full post »

Nicola + Cristina

Nicola and Cristina come from Verona, Italy!  I know, a long way to travel… I really wanted to do something special for them so I took them to a couple cool locations and got blessed with a beautiful rainbow that they’ll probably neverView full post »

Meet Sherwin

It takes much discipline and training to become a fireknife dancer.  Sherwin is focused on taking this craft to a master level.  It was an honor  to photograph the talent of Na Maka O Puuwai Aloha.  Mahalo, to all of you, for doing what you do!View full post »

Lindsey and Mat

Yes Mat with one T… Mat and Lindsey live in the Seattle area and are getting married here in Hawaii in August.  Mat is an engineer and Lindsey is studying sports medicine.  Both are very fortunate to have found each other!!View full post »