Thursday, September 27, 2007

And now for something a little different...

...a photo of my scottie dog. Isn't she a happy camper. :o)
Sunday, September 23, 2007

My First Cover

It is with much anticipation that I share some exciting news. Hawaiian Telcom selected one of my stock photographs to be the cover of their 2007-08 Oahu directories! I had originally submitted the photograph last year to a contest being sponsored by the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau (which I did not win). But the Hawaiian Telcom folks saw it this past summer while browsing the images from the HVCB contest and decided to use it for their phonebooks. I would like to thank Hawaiian Telcom for selecting my photograph from the many others they saw, and it is a great honor to be featured on their phonebook.

Martinez + DeWolfe

Ana and Cheyne currently live in Texas, but decided to have their wedding in Hawaii which is where Cheyne grew up. Last month, they had a small and lighthearted ceremony in the late afternoon which was full of smiles and laughter. It was also on one of my favorite beaches (Waimanalo) on Oahu which provided a beautiful backdrop. Here are a few photographs to share...

Thursday, September 20, 2007

I am a bad blogger...

I am such a bad blogger! I just forget to add new entries, or I don't have anything I feel is worthy of sharing...

But last weekend, I attended a photographers workshop in South Carolina with my friend and business partner, Rebekah. It was a long drive made even longer because of bad weather and accidents along the way. The rain was coming down so hard, and the fog was so thick, that we never even saw Knoxville as we drove right by the downtown area on I-40! It took us NINE hours to get to Columbia, South Carolina. It should have been a 6.25 hour drive, according to Google Maps.

Once we arrived and met the rest of the group for dinner, we enjoyed ourselves. We met some wonderful photographers from Connecticut and Florida (hey, Laurie and Leigh!), and from Johnson City, TN (hi, Wendy!) and from other places I can't remember (hi, girls!). We even met a lovely young woman from Dubai (you're gorgeous, Dana!).
As part of the workshop, we photographed some children at a local farm. Here are a few of the images. It's really hard to get good images of a child when there are 20 photographers crowded around all saying "look over here!"

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Tag! I'm it!

I was actually tagged twice--once by Katie, and once by Rebekah. I've just been so swamped I haven't had time to respond.

So, 8 things about me...hmmm...does anyone really want to know? Too late!

  1. I changed my major in college 4 times and never did finish after I got married and had a kid. I regret that I didn't finish, but not enough to go back and do it now, 20 years later.
  2. I was born in Florida, lived in Georgia for a year, and have been in Tennessee since I was 9 years old. Yet, I still don't consider myself a Tennessean.
  3. I have had 22 different addresses and changed elementary schools 6 times. And my father was NOT in the military (the oil business). My parents are retired and still move every couple of years.
  4. I actually don't have much self-confidence--I just fake it. (Really, it's true!)
  5. My husband and I attended high schools in the same county, and knew a lot of the same people, but didn't meet until college in another city.
  6. I have three wedding dresses. One I wore for my first marriage, one I bought when engaged, but we broke up before the wedding. And one I wore to marry my current husband of 14 years.
  7. I have only been to two other countries--the Bahamas and Canada. I would love to travel a lot more!
  8. I would love to do adventurous things, but I am too chicken! I also don't like going without the creature comforts--things like air conditioning and indoor plumbing!
OK, boring enough?

So now I have to tag 4 more photographers...

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Phillip asked, Lorajean said..."YES"!

Lorajean and Phillip are from California, but decided to have their engagement photographs done here in Hawaii. Thus last month I had the pleasure of being their photographer for a very romantic photo shoot on the beach. Be sure to tell them "Congrats!" if you see them.

These are some of the photos from the portrait session...don't they look cute together!?!

Monday, September 3, 2007

Tomoko + Darren

Tomoko and Darren were recently wed in a simple ceremony by a "justice of the peace". But they wanted to have photographs together as part of their wedding celebration to share with friends and family. They opted for more of an "engagement-style" photo shoot which we did at a garden and then a more urban (Chinatown) location. We had a blast shooting in the two very different settings!

Since the past couple of months have been very busy w/ bookings, I'm slowly catching up on my blog. I'm posting twice this week to make up for missing last week. =)
Sunday, September 2, 2007

Wedding at Molii Gardens

Jared and Joni are a fun & energetic couple whose wedding I recently photographed. The weather on that part of the island can be a bit unpredictable, and it ended up pouring down with rain immediately after the outdoor ceremony. But the bride and groom did not care in the least and had a grand time anyway! These images are some of my favs from the day...enjoy!