It's that time of year, gang! Gratefully, this is when 'Ohana shoots start to fill up my calendar until the end of the year.
Much to my delight, there are families who have turned their picture taking sessions into an annual event. And then there are families who are brand new to a professional portrait session.
Usually there is one main question that is mind boggling to the moms (who are the ones usually in charge and requesting that this event take place much to the chagrin of her brood). And the question is..."What in the world do we wear????!!!!"
It's really quite simple and doesn't require you going out to purchase a new wardrobe for your photo session. The key word here is simple!
My best advice is to stick to solid colors. If there is a pattern involved, like say you just bought the newest and coolest Wahine Toa or Manuheali'i print, make sure that there are several members in your 'ohana to compliment the beautiful designs with SOLID colors. As seen here:
The solids really help to break up the design. This is also visually pleasing to the eye when you throw your images into Black and White or Sepia like this photo of mom and her two boys.
Now, with a family of maybe two to six members it's pretty easy to coordinate attire.
It does become a little trickier when you have several families getting together to take a photo.
Again, the same suggestion applies, keep it simple! For the big group shot, everyone can wear the same color scheme. And then later, when the families are broken down into groupings they can wear their own color.
OR you can all be in different shades of the same color. Or at least a color that compliments another color like so:
Even in Black and White it looks pretty cool!
After the big group shot, I then like to break it down to the mini families:
Hey!!!!! What up, Slavens!!!
This shot works with Kex's shirt having a design because it's subtle and his parents complimented it in solids.
Okay, hopefully this will at least give you an idea of how to deal with the wardrobe quandary for your photo shoot. Just keep it simple and you'll be fine!!!
Seriously folks, it's really all about the fun and the LOVE!!!
MAHALO NUI LOA for popping by!!!
On my way out to the West side for my evening 'ohana shoot, I stopped by another special 'ohana's home to meet my new one month old nephew, La'iku.
As you all know by now, Tiara and Brian are my former clients who's wedding I photographed back in 2003. Gosh! Time sure has flown by...and here we we are still friends and now an auntie to their son!
I gifted La'iku a beautiful green Ti plant in hopes that Tiara and Brian will plant it in honor of their adorable first born.
I love the green Ti! It is my FAVORITE plant! In the Hawaiian culture it is a sacred, powerful, extremely useful plant.
Congratulations, Tiara, Brian and to the Lee and Gustilo 'ohana! Oh how I look forward to continuing this journey with all of you!!!
Early rise and shine today! On the morning agenda was a sunrise shoot in Lanikai with a cute one and a half year old. His parents were redeeming a gift certificate they had received. Yes, folks, I have gift certificates available and it really is a one-of-a-kind and unique gift!!!
Okay, enough with marketing and promotion...
Meet Little Red Boots and his red rubber boots!
When I first saw Little Red Boots (I'll call him LRB for short) with those red boots I just about fell over! He was so cute AND proud of his boots!
How many of you had a pair of those boots as a toddler? It brought back so many fond memories. I was happy to find that they still make them!
When you have red rubber boots you're always tempted to jump around in a puddle. No matter how small the puddle is.
Aaaaahhhh....sunrise at Lanikai....
Nice time for a walk on the beach with mommy and daddy.
You know what's so cute? Later during our shoot I found out that it was mommy's birthday! Happy birthday mommy!!!
Can't forget daddy!
Toddlers who love the water know where the action is!
Sometimes one just wants to play in the water! Not take photos!!!
So off to the water he goes!
At this point, daddy has gone to get swimming attire.
Yup, Little Red Boots abandoned his red rubber boots!
Now, this is more like it!!!
Happy little waterman!!!
It's not surprising to me that after all this early morning activity that LBR snuck a yawn in...
I thought that maybe he was too tired to shoot in the park.
I was soooo impressed with LRB still being in a happy and playful mood!
So here we are at a nearby park all gussied up and armed with his Lightening McQueen ball.
You know what's so cool? A lot of times, FIRST TIMES happen during my shoots with toddlers. For instance, this is the first time that LRB sat in a playground swing!
You can tell that he was brand new to the experience.
The thrill lasted for only a brief moment though.
Then we were both distracted by this beautiful chicken.
I love chickens!
Thank you Little Red Boots for a wonderful shoot this morning!!! I'm sure that this was a great way for mommy to start her birthday!!!
Today I stopped by to visit with my dear friend Dana. This was a very special visit as I was not only picking up goodies from her but more importantly I was meeting her son for the very first time!
I donned my Pink Furry Pimp Mama Hat (whenever I have to pick up good stuff) and made my way to town.
Here you will find Dylan meeting his Auntie Ger for the very first time:
Yes, I'm actually quite used to this reaction whenever I meet a new family member.
In fact, during this past Halloween I met my cousin's son for the first time as well at a family gathering.
Same thing! Hey wait a minute! Why do the other kids look like they don't know me??!?!
Anyways, meeting Dylan today was a highlight for me during my travels into town!
Your son is beautiful, Dana and Matt! I'm really looking forward to documenting his growth and watching all of you grow as a family.
I LOVE living in Hawai'i.
I most of all I LOVE living on the Windward side of O'ahu! If my clients are from the Windward side there's a good chance that they'll want to shoot in their home town. You can't go wrong with the Ko'olau Mountains as your backdrop.
Meet Michelle, Mat and their two little Monchichis.
Here's our big brother -Maika (Monchichi #1)
And his little sister, Makamae (Monchichi #2)
With her, you guessed it, MONCHICHI!!!
Sometimes it super comical trying to get two siblings in this age range to come together. Let alone stand or sit still and SMILE!
Makamae and Maika did an awesome job! After getting the sibling shots its time for the solos.
The best shots to me are always when the kids are allowed to just be...which normally means a lot of chasing and running around for everyone involved!
And sometimes, they just need to take a break!
MAHALO NUI LOA to Mat, Michelle, Maika and Makamae for a wonderful 'ohana shoot on the Windward side!
And to Makamae, I LOVED meeting your Monchichi.
It brings back fond memories for me. I love the Monchichi song!
Gotta love our island keikis!!!
The next stop on my 11/11 journey, takes me to a special bamboo forest with three special little kids.
Yes, it was time for the annual holiday photo with Carlene and Ian's keikis!
Last year's shoot was at Diamond Head Beach. The kids have grown quite a bit and are as cute as ever!
I was sooo impressed with Flora's climbing skills!
Here's Ben, Flora's twin brother:
And like his sister is a great climber!
And then there's our little Matilda...she always makes me smile!!!
Despite the rain we were able to capture everyone's smiles and had a great time together.
MAHALO to Carlene, Ian, Bertha and the entire clan for another fun shoot!!!
See you again next year, gang!
11/11. One of my very favorite dates!!! So what's a girl to do on Veteran's Day, November 11, in addition to acknowledging our Veterans who fight and have fought for our freedom? Have a photo shoot, of course! In fact, two photo shoots to be exact!
According to various weather reports, we were all told that there would be thunderstorms. I rely on these reports to plan for my day especially when I'm shooting. I really expected that we would have a downpour but for most of today it looked like this:
Whew!!! Thank you!
So I spent my morning with my very dear friends, The Wangs.
I am proud to say that I have known Pat and Rose for over 20 years now. It is such a joy to photograph them with their two beautiful daughters who I will name in this post Fighting Irish One and Fighting Irish Two.
Yes, daddy is a HUGE Notre Dame fan!!! And yes, he's also alumni. See what I mean???
Okay, anyways, here are my two Fighting Irishes:
Loving sisters. Sooo cute!
Let's not forget where it all began...
Happy 11 + years Pat and Rose!!!
Fun! Fun! Fun!!!
MAHALO, Pat, Rose, Fighting Irish One and Two for making one of my favorite dates very memorable!!!
Next time, I'll be sure to join you for the loco moco and kim chee!!!
Love you guys!
Wow! What a beautiful Thursday morning to shoot at Lanikai!
The first day of the last month of the year! And what a great way to welcome the month!
Back in March of 2005, I had the great pleasure of photographing Alison Won and Tyler Tanigawa.
I started this much anticipated Election Day with a very exciting moment - meeting Ha'akea, Ihilani Richardson and Curtis Ortiz's beautiful six month old little girl!
Several years ago I photographed Jessica Ke'ala Kim and Ryan Campuspos' wedding at Luana Hills. I remember that colorful wedding like it was yesterday!
I love shooting at Diamond Head Beach (I think that's what it's called) during this time of the year! So I was absolutely thrilled to receive a call from one of my dear clients, Carlene and Ian.
This time of the year is so fun for me because I get to see a lot of my 'ohana clients. Yes, holiday photos have officially started!
Today I ventured out to the West side of O'ahu to photograph the Takahashi family at Paradise Cove's public beach.
Back in October 2005, Stacey and Jennifer Nakamura tied the knot at the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Memorial Chapel.
Last week Wednesday, before my Morning Figs with the Figs, I headed out to Waikiki for a 6:45am shoot with the Parate 'Ohana who was visiting from the mainland.
After my shoot with the Parate 'ohana I zipped on over to pay a morning visit to my friends, the Figueiras. I had planned to not only visit with them but to photograph 3 year old baby Daisy and her 3 month old brother, Pohaku.
In true Figueira hospitality, I was welcomed with an ono-licious morning brunch which included, yes! Actual FIGS!!!
This evening I took a drive out to Kailua to meet the Hoang 'Ohana for their photoshoot. They're visiting from California.
Check this out...
Back in August of 2003, I photographed Nicole and Sohn's nuptials at, back then, The Kahala Mandarin (which of course is now called, The Kahala Resort). It seriously seems like it was JUST YESTERDAY that we were doing their engagement photos at their new home...
and then their wedding photos!
We've tried several times to get together to shoot over the years but you know how it goes. Schedule conflicts, things come up, etc. I'm glad that we finally were able to sync our schedules and do a photo shoot in their home this morning.
If you don't know, kids are like my FAVORITE subject! Especially the ages of one year - five years old. During this time in their life they are so raw, so real and just plain honest! So every photo shoot I do with toddlers is always a great time for me! For instance...
One week ago from today, Lauren and Russell tied the knot at the Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church in Honolulu.
This upcoming Sunday, 6/22/08, Alika is turning one!!! Yesterday, I had the great fortune of photographing him with his beautiful parents.
Tate turned THREE yesterday! And every year, one of the activities she does to celebrate her additional year of life is to have a formal photo session.
Another long awaited shoot! I really enjoy my time with the Stoebners. This entire family is sooooo loving!!!
A frequently asked question I get is, "So what do we get after our fun photo shoot is pau (done)????"
Whether it be a Senior/Graduate, Keiki, 'Ohana, or Engagement, the end result is a magnificent Proof Catalog!!!
The images are laid out, 10 images per page.
The JPG number under the image corresponds to the HIGH RESOLUTION images on the DVD or CD that you receive.
Along with the Proof Catalog and CD/DVD, you receive a Copy Right Transfer Form to help make reprinting at your local lab easy.
I would HIGHLY ADVISE that you do make your reprints and enlargements at a Professional Lab like
Hawai'i Pacific Photo. A professional lab, like HPP, would know how to correctly print your images for you. Therefore, making the images I've shot for you look presentable and professional.
It seems like it was only yesterday when Justin was filling up his father's Nissan Pulsar with water from a hose. A five year old's attempt to help wash the car! And here he is, practically a grown man!
It took just a little bit for Justin to get warmed up.
After several clicks of my shutter, he was ready to roll!!!
Brenden, thank you for making your big brother smile!!! And MAHALO for assisting me during this shoot. In no time, you'll be on the opposite end of my lens.
M. Rey & M. Lita, thank you for being wonderful, hardworking parents. You both deserve a couple of Mai-Tais!!!
My godson, Justin, I think I can speak for the entire clan when I say, we are so dang proud of you!!!
Before our wedding today, Daisy and I ventured to Kaiser Moanalua Hospital to visit one of our dearest friends and J.U.G.s members who gave birth on May Day!
When we walked into the hospital, the directory near the front desk gave us no obvious information on where to go to see those who have just added another human being to the human race! Fortunately, Daddy Ricky showed up to help guide us to his wife's room!
He said we were supposed to follow the HONU STICKERS on the floor. I was like, "What honu stickers?!?!?" Okay...these honu stickers were so dang tiny!!!
And WHERE does it say we're supposed to follow these honu stickers?!?!? That directory in the entrance of the hospital surely didn't state that! I'm glad Ricky showed up when he did! Thank you Universe!!!
We finally made it to Aubrey's room and luckily, little Mr. Pohaku Figuiera was cuddling next to his mommy! Good timing Auntie G and Auntie Daiz! (No thanks to that useless directory and stickers on the linoleum floor!)
Oh my gosh! This newborn is soooo cute! Look at him smiling!!! He's totally like his sister, mother and father. All smiles!!!
I really love the name they chose for this special little person. I'll need to get his whole name from his mommy and daddy when they're all settled. But for now it's basically...
Auntie Daisy loves children. Especially little babies! She's such an awesome mommy and couldn't resist holding this little bundle.
I, on the other hand, decided to stick with holding my camera.
Oh lookie!!! Favors!!!
Here's daddy (our very own human GPS system)!
MAHALO Auntie Bee and Uncle Grant for this tender trio shot! They got to visit with everyone yesterday before their wedding as well. Time to celebrate, J.U.G.s!!!!!
Today, Little Kai turned ONE! He started his big day out at one of his favorite places to be - the beach!!!
Before I go on, I need to share with you that Kai's parents are Louise and Greg. I photographed their wedding back on April 28, 2006 which of course means it's going to be their TWO YEAR Anniversary tomorrow!
So Happy Anniversary, Louise and Greg!!!
I was so thrilled to receive a call from Louise to let me know they had a baby boy who they lovingly named Kai. And what an appropriate name that is! Kai, in the Hawaiian language/first definition, means "sea, sea water."
His name is so befitting as Kai LOVES THE WATER!!!
Every time his parents would put him in the sand, he directed himself toward the ocean and off he'd go!!! It was quite amazing to watch him crawl like a sand crab toward the water. FAST and very efficient!
During these Piko Shoots, I highly encourage my clients to bring their baby's favorite toy and snacks. When Kai had a little break he got his mum-mum and his favorite toy, a stuffed little lion which Louise knew would make him soooo happy!
I really enjoy watching my clients being parents. When I first met them they were without their Little Prince and now, it's as if this child has been with them for forever!!!
Even when it was time for Kai to wash off, he soaked up every moment with any form of water!!!
MAHALO, Louise and Greg for having me photograph your baby boy! It was wonderful seeing the both of you, Grandma Carolyn...
...and of course, finally meeting your intrepid Little Prince!
I spent a couple of hours this afternoon at Nu'uanu Park with yet another lovely family - The Aki 'Ohana. My friend Kahau called me to see if I could photograph her parents with all their mo'opuna (grandchildren) including the canine kids.
Not even a little bit of drizzle could stop the fun!
Here is Puna and her birthday gift, Hoku:
What a joy to see this 'ohana again after seven years! I got to photograph them, I think, back in 2001 at Waimanalo Beach:
Their family has certainly grown!!!
And we can thank these two beautiful Hawaiians for this wonderful 'ohana!!!
Special MAHALO goes out to my faithful assistant and niece, "Kokua." You were such a great help, kiddo! THANK YOU!!!
Now here's a really good question. I get asked this a lot! Along with, "Is your dog a Labrador???"
If you look at my packages, you'll find that your photo session also comes with what's called the Proof Catalog. As you can see here, it's basically your images laid out like a "contact sheet." Below each image is the file number that corresponds to the HIGH RESOLUTION image files on your DVD or CDs.
It's easy to show off your photos to your family and friends this way. All the "contact sheets" are placed in acid-free sheet protectors which go in an archival binder.
The best thing? You have full copyrights to your images! Of course, I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND that you have your images reprinted or enlarged at aprofessional lab like my all time favorite lab:
HPP (as we pros lovingly call it) has been handling all my photo lab needs since I started back in da day. They are the bestest in da Westest!!!
After reviewing my blog, I hope you're getting the feel of what's important for me and my clients on my shoots - the element of comfort and FUN!!!
About two weeks ago it was time to photograph one of my most favorite 2008 couples, Ilima and Derek. Their wedding is coming up in June. So it was time to do their Pilialoha or engagement session.
Ilima and Derek brought along Derek's darling daughter, Teylie, to join in on the action. I decided to start shooting them in one of my most preferred towns - Kailua!
Kailua Town is so hip and pretty! The town features so many shopping areas and restaurants. You could spend a whole day just walking around going from shop to shop. Most of them are locally owned!
There's this cool mosaic fountain that sits by Pier One Imports and California Pizza Kitchen. I just love the colors! One of the looks I had for Ilima and Derek were some fun shots at the fountain. I was looking forward to all the running water and colors to work with. Well, during the time of their shoot it was Spring Break. Needless to say, we discovered the fountain with no running water but filled with lots of SOAP SUDS!!! Yes, thank you Spring Break pranksters!!! At first we were caught off guard but then we decided to have some fun with the situation:
It turned out that, despite the lack of water, we still kept the flow going! I couldn't have asked for a better situation!!!
Teylie did so well getting warmed up that we decided she deserved a yummy reward:
A few doors away from the fountain is Famous Amos' Chip and Cookie! How convenient is that!
After Teylie had a few mini cookies and a sip of her milk, we proceeded around the corner where there are these groovy mosaic walls. These walls have an island theme to them. The artist who did this project is brilliant!
I managed to shoot off a few frames before Ilima and I started cracking up!
I don't even remember what the heck we were laughing about but I know that it was pretty darn funny. In fact, that was the theme for the whole afternoon! Lots of laughter!!!!
Here's something cute:
During my shoots I'm always watching the light. I love to shoot with available light! I love my lighting to be like my peanut butter - ALL NATURAL, baby!!!
I noticed that the light was getting slightly dimmer which signaled to me that it was time to leave Kailua Town and proceed over to our second location, Lanikai Beach.
Upon arriving at Lanikai, Derek and Ilima did a change of clothing. Ilima's dress was soooooo marvy! Girls, like one of my earlier posts of Lehua and Kekai, this is another great example of using colors and patterns. If you're going to wear something like this, you'd want to make sure that your man complements you in some kind of solid looking shirt and pants. (Oh! And do make sure he also compliments you as well!)
Of course, you know where I started off first right? Yes, that cool yellow wood fence!!! And it totally matched Ilima and Derek's attire!!!
Okay, now here's another good example. On my shoots, whether it be a wedding, piko, etc., I shoot everything in color. However, like the above color image, you can turn any of your color images into a sepia or B/W image. In your proof catalog you will find some images converted but I will always leave the color file for you just in case you'd prefer that particular shot in color. In this particular example I think it works in both color and sepia.
Cracking up again!
After the fence shoot we headed for the beach. As you can see, everyone was having a great time!
(Ilima, I love this shot! I can totally feel your joy, girlfriend!)
Once on the soft sands of Lanikai Beach, we did another quick shot with Ilima, Derek and Teylie:
Then, Teylie was dismissed to play in the sand!
While Mother Nature kept our little one busy, I worked with the two lovers...
I love this image. I decided to crop in from the original shot to really concentrate on Ilima and Derek's affection for one another. Here is what the original image looks like:
Again, I kept the original in their Proof Catalog just in case they like this long shot. As you can see, you can get really creative with just a bit of cropping!
What I really enjoy about the Pililaoha session is the time I get to spend with my couples. During this time I get to know them better and how they are with each other through my lens.
Life is so busy. We're always rushing around moving from point A to Z as quickly as possible. We're trying to get so much accomplished in the 16 hours that we're awake! I like to remind my couples that during their engagement session that they take advantage of their time together to be a couple. To remember, why they're even here and enjoy the quiet time to just be...
I appreciate that Ilima and Derek really got it. And for a few moments, they were able to be just "Ilima & Derek..."
I dedicate this post to Ilima and Derek. MAHALO so much for sharing your joy, laughter and affection for one another! I get goose bumps just knowing how fortunate I am to be the one to document your special moments on your wedding day. I look forward to having tons more fun with you, your 'ohana and friends in June. THANK YOU for entrusting me to document your start together as husband and wife. My love and gratitude goes out to the both of you!!!
And to Ms. Teylie, you worked it like a ROCKSTAR, kiddo! Auntie G looks forward to seeing you again! Thank you for your smile!!!
Before my wedding day at Ihilani began, I had my first highlight of the day. My sister and I stopped by our very favorite auntie's home to present her with a very belated Christmas, Birthday, Mother's Day (2007), pre-Mother's Day (2008) gift.
It's been a long time since Auntie Pipay's family has been photographed. This one was taken, I think, back in the late 80s when it was still just their core 'ohana:
My sister and I were raised with my cousins. It was sooo cool to suddenly have all these brothers! Josie, the eldest, is like our older sister, and of course Divina...let's just say that the three of us are pretty dang close. Lots of good times together, right casin?
I photographed my cousins and our aunt in February of 2007. This was a big ordeal trying to organize this photo shoot due to everyone's conflicting schedules. Thanks to my darling cousins, Divina and Richard, the youngest of this pack, we were able to nail down one day to do this historic shoot.
In true Filipino tradition, I come from a wonderfully large family. Let's just say that my mother is one of 13 children in her family. She was the youngest girl and her brother, who's family I photographed, was the youngest boy. They're both gone now, however, look at the marvelous legacy that my Uncle Maning has left behind!!!
This post is dedicated to my Uncle Maning's wife, our dearest Auntie Pipay, who looks like she's still in her thirties, has raised an incredible family, continues to lovingly help raise her grandchildren and ALWAYS has time to unconditionally nurture other family members like my sister and I.
We love you Auntie Peeps! Thank you for always supplying us with your delicious adobo, pinakbet, chicken & papaya, etc. whenever we have our filipino cravings!!!
My most favorite persons to document have got to be our keikis. Infants, toddlers, Pre-K, whatever! They are just so dang cute!!! And always unpredictable!
I love that they are who they are right then and there. Their moods are dictated by simple things like food, toys, sleep. That's it! Very simple! Their needs are simple!
I loved shooting Andrea, John and little Landon. Andrea and John didn't expect Landon to be "the perfect smiley" baby. They allowed him to be...Landon.
This is a real moment right here! At that very moment, Landon didn't want to be a happy, smiley little guy. This is his reality and I RESPECT & LOVE IT!!! And so did his parents!
I advise parents NOT to expect perfection on a Piko or 'ohana shoot. Sure, we'd all love to have it! But like life, it isn't all perfect. We just need to just enjoy the moment and have a good time!
Special MAHALOZ: To my favorite Carrot Cake Buddy, Ms. Carol! Thank you for entrusting me to photograph your dear friend's 'ohana! Like you, they are wonderful!!! Lub-lub!!!
Last week, I got to meet a very handsome little Hawaiian. This little apple does not fall too far from the tree since his beautiful parents are Tiare and Jaime.
I had the honor of second shooting at Tiare and Jaime's wedding back in 2003. They've both created this precious little boy who will be turning ONE in June of this year!
It's so cute to me how kids at this age are fascinated by the simple things in life like...grass! We sure do take it for granted that we are all surrounded by these beautiful simple gifts that God has blessed us with. It takes our little ones to remind us how wonderful our world really is!!!
Alika was extremely cooperative despite the windy morning at Kailua Beach. I'm sure it helped that his grandma was also present to make him smile.
Congratulations, Tiare and Jaime!!! Another handsome Hawaiian to make all the little girls smile!!!
I received a call from one of my brides the other week. She explained to me that her parent's little grocery store in Waipahu was being demolished in several weeks and her father really wanted a nice photo as a tangible remembrance.
This little neighborhood store has sat in that location for more than 70 years! It had been owned by several families over those 70 years, hers being the last. She said that this store meant so much to her parents. They worked very hard to maintain it and to serve the community. Her mother has since passed on, her father has retired and now, the Nabarrette Store will cease to exist.
As I parked my car in front of the decaying building with its rusty corrugated roof & graffitied doors, I felt a pang of sadness come over me. I could imagine the joy this little store brought to it's surrounding community. Located right across the street from an Elementary School, I thought of all the many keikis that have spent their dimes, nickels and even pennies purchasing their favorite after school delights. I had a flashback to my own childhood of my own afternoon visits to Aiea Shopping Center's crackseed store on the second floor. For a quarter you could buy a moundful of your favorite salty or sweet and sour treat! Sometimes it would be gum, licorice or even a shave ice! Those were good and simple times....
The Nabarrette Store symbolizes so much of old Hawai'i. Now they've been replaced by 7-11s, Fast Stops, or other mega mundo franchised convenient stores.
As I photographed this aged building, Mr. Nabarrette asked me to make sure that the mango tree beside her was included. He said, "because they always go together." I understood. Just as those keikis and their childhood memories of growing up on Waipahu Street will always remember the Nabarrette store - "because they always go together..."
So much has happened since my last post! Busy, busy, busy with all kinds of shoots! Let's see...there was
Tisha, Brent and Brooklyn's early Monday morning shoot at the Kailua Boat Ramp:
Erika's senior shoot (in the PM):
Kailua is one of my most favorite towns on O'ahu. It's so versatile! The beaches, including Lanikai, are not as crowded as Waikiki which makes it so ideal for shooting.
Valentine's Day is not only a day of love for the world but also, on a personal note, my parent's wedding anniversary. I don't know much about their wedding day or even how they met.
I do know that they loved each other...
Happy Anniversary, Mom and Dad!
And Happy Valentine's Day to all of you! Spread the LOVE!!!
Some of the best people I know are Aquarians and Pisces Peeps. I've found that those born in the month of February are really cool people! It is the most busiest month for celebrations. This month would also include my mother and father's wedding anniversary on the day of love - Valentine's Day.
And get this...
My sister, Daisy, our dad, and our good friend Grant are born on the same day! February 11th!!!!
Happy Birthday to all cool Aquarians!!!