Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Time for Celebration

It has been a crazy busy last couple of weeks, so trying to catch up on the 'ol blog. As the title of this post implies, the busy-ness was of course a good thing!

First, I am excited to share that I have my second cover published! Last month Alaska Airlines contacted me about using one of my photos as the cover for their February issue of their in-flight magazine (they now have service to Oahu and Kauai). The photo may look familiar as it won the recent juried competition for the Allen-Tarleton Contest.

Second, I am proud to announce that my Scottie dog completed her first leg towards getting her obedience and rally titles this past weekend. It was also her 1st birthday. :o) Yep, as other doggie people can relate, I am a proud "mom". So of course I decided to post some "fun" photos from the trial below. (We had cupcakes to celebrate their b'day). The second Scottie dog (brindle in color) is Annie-belle's sister who passed her obedience trial as well.



Wednesday, February 20, 2008

A Great New Product Line for Seniors!

Lifestyle Images is now offering a great new line of cards for high school seniors, designed by Leah at LCH Design. These collections include 24 two-sided 5x7 cards on heavy textured art paper and 50 coordinating two-sided contact cards. The contact cards can contain your all your contact info, including your MySpace page or Blog. The 5x7 cards can be used as invitations to a graduation Open House or party, or just as an announcement. Each design includes images from your senior portrait session. These gorgeous designs are sure to make an impression!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Ann + Garrett = fab TTD shoot

When: December 2007
Where: Misc locations on Oahu
What: Day After (or Trash the Dress...Hawaii-style) Photo Shoot

P.S. Happy Valentine's Day to all my fellow romantics! ;o)

Trash the Dress Hawaii

Trash the Dress Hawaii

Trash the Dress Hawaii

Trash the Dress Hawaii

Trash the Dress Hawaii

Trash the Dress Hawaii

Trash the Dress Hawaii

Trash the Dress Hawaii

Trash the Dress Hawaii
Monday, February 11, 2008

Planning a Destination Wedding?

I often get asked wedding related questions by brides outside of Hawaii who are planning a destination wedding. I am now pleased to recommend Katy Castillo to help them with all their wedding coordination needs. Katy does full, partial, and day of wedding coordination. She is also licensed in the state of Hawaii to perform marriages if you happen to only be looking for an officiant. Feel free to visit her web site: for more info on how she can help with planning your wedding.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

In Memory of ...

...those who have traveled the Rainbow Bridge. It's been a year since you crossed the Rainbow Bridge my furry, four-legged friend, and you are still dearly missed.

fine art image of ti plant

I Am Here
I stood by your bed last night, I came to have a peep.
I could see that you were crying, You found it hard to sleep.
I whined to you softly as you brushed away a tear,
"It's me, I haven't left you, I'm well, I'm fine, I'm here."
I was close to you at breakfast, I watched you pour the tea,
You were thinking of the many times your hands reached down to me.
I was with you at the shops today, Your arms were getting sore.
I longed to take your parcels, I wish I could do more.
I was with you at my grave today, You tend it with such care.
I want to reassure you, that I'm not lying there.
I walked with you towards the house, as you fumbled for your key.
I gently put my paw on you, I smiled and said "it's me."
You looked so very tired, and sank into a chair.
I tried so hard to let you know, that I was standing there.
It's possible for me, to be so near you everyday.
To say to you with certainty, "I never went away."
You sat there very quietly, then smiled, I think you knew...
in the stillness of that evening, I was very close to you.
The day is over... I smile and watch you yawning and say "goodnight, God bless, I'll see you in the morning."
And when the time is right for you to cross the brief divide,
I'll rush across to greet you and we'll stand, side by side.
I have so many things to show you, there is so much for you to see.
Be patient, live your journey out ...
then come home to be with me.

- Author Unknown
RC Pets
Monday, February 4, 2008

A bit of Ti

Thought I would share some fine art nature photographs this week...

fine art image of ti plant

fine art image of ti plant

fine art image of ti plant

fine art image of ti plant

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Saturday, February 2, 2008

Little Henry...

I just had to share some more from Henry's session...he was so enjoyable to work with! Thanks for sharing your little guy with me for a couple of hours, Stacey!

Friday, February 1, 2008

Got my baby fix today...

I had the pleasure of photographing the sweetest little guy this morning! His name is Henry, and he is five months old. Isn't he a cutie-pie?