Monday, December 31, 2007

~ Happy New Year ~

Feliz Ano Nuevo ~ Bonne Annee ~ Prosit Neujahr ~ Kenourios Chronos ~ Akimashite Omedetto Gozaimasu ~ Felice anno nuovo ~ Hauoli Makahiki Hou
Thursday, December 27, 2007

a 'lil trashing with Sarah + Oliver

Sarah & Oliver were married on the Mainland, but spent their honeymoon in Hawaii staying at Turtle Bay. They had contacted me about doing a portrait session with them, and were quite excited about the possibility of doing a "Day After" or "Trash the Dress" shoot. Around the time we had scheduled the photo session, a series of bad storms came through so we did not have the sunny blue skies we were hoping for. But at least there was a brief break in all the rain and wind and we took some fun photos anyway. Luckily, we finished just in time before another round of heavy rains soaked us. Enjoy!

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Trash the Dress Hawaii
Tuesday, December 25, 2007

'Tis the Season.... be jolly, fa la la la la la la la la!

Monday, December 24, 2007

Views of the Golden Gate Bridge

Earlier this month I spent a week in San Francisco. And though I had been to San Fran many times before, I've never had the chance to check out the Golden Gate Kekiinani, who happened to be there also visiting her daughter, played the tour guide and showed me some cool lookouts that had great views back towards the city. (Thanks Renee! - and yep that is her in the last couple of images).

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Krissy + Troy

One of the many things I love about being a photographer is the many nice people I meet. Krissy and Troy had a very relaxed wedding at Waialae Beach Park. They of course had many friends and family in attendance, and the ambiance reflected happy thoughts and well wishes. Krissy was simply stunning in her gown, though I think what really made her such a beautiful bride was her wonderful smile that never faded. Thank you both for sharing such wonderful memories!

P.S. Sorry for the lapse in posting...the past couple of months have been crazy busy (including a trip to San Francisco) so will be catching up on the 'ol blog over the next few days.

Friday, December 7, 2007

The Del Carpio's

The past couple of months have been VERY busy - which is why I have not been posting as much. So now I am playing "catch up" with my blog. :o)

One of my recent family portrait sessions was with the Del Carpio's. I have one word for their two girls...TOO CUTE!! OK, that is two words but can you blame me? BTW, if you are ever looking for a professional career coach or want to have a leadership workshop check out Inner Power International, which was founded by Lee Ann.

Two adorable boys...

I had the pleasure of photographing Parker and Harrison the other day. At three, Parker is just a bundle of energy and curiosity. At two months, Harrison likes to watch everyone around him...

Friday, November 30, 2007

On the Side of Paradise

I'm excited to announce that I won my first juried photography competition. The Allen-Tarleton Contest is sponsored by the various photo clubs in Hawaii, and includes different categories to which one can enter. I entered one photo in the color print and one in the B&W print categories. My entry, "On the Side of Paradise", won first place in the color category. I feel extremely honored and pleased that the judges chose my print as there were many beautiful photographs submitted (including a couple from Kekiinani).

Sunday, November 25, 2007

A Little Bit of Zen

Friday, November 23, 2007

Another Family

I had the pleasure of photographing the Sneeds on Saturday afternoon. I have photographed the children on several occasions during the past two years, but this was the first time with the whole family. We had perfect weather, and the little one was in a good mood, so things went smoothly. So here's a sneek peak for you guys--I hope you enjoy them!

Thursday, November 22, 2007

What a fun family!

On Sunday afternoon, I had the pleasure of photographing the Sperry Family. These guys were so much fun! They were up for jut about anything, and relaxed easily in front of the camera. It was easy to get photographs of them just being themselves, which is really the point of lifestyle photography after all.

So here's a sneak peak for you guys! I hope you love them as much as I do...


Bark Bark, Ruff Ruff!

Translation: Happy Thanksgiving from my mum and me!
                                                      ~Annie-belle the Scottie Dog

RC Pets
Monday, November 12, 2007


It took me a little longer than I planned, but here are some of my favorites from Kevin's session...what a great-looking guy he is!