Thursday, January 29, 2009

Hawaii Honeymoon Photos

He's a journalist, she's a poet - what a great combination! This couple came to Hawaii for their honeymoon and had their photos taken on the beach. They are so sweet together and so easy to photograph.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Senior Pictures in Hawaii: A wish come true

This Florida high school senior is a talented dancer and cheerleader. Her dream was to have her senior pictures taken in Hawaii! Her wish came true over Christmas break when she and her family visited Oahu and spent a week at the Waikiki Marriott. Here's wishing you a long healthy life filled with love, music and dance.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Punahou School

Janaury 20, 2009, was a special day for Punahou School in Honolulu, Hawaii. One of its graduates became the 44th president of the United States. Punahou School's marching band played at the presidential inauguration and was rewarded with warm smiles and shakas from the Obama family. Punahou School is a special place for me because I worked there as an editor and photographer in their communications office prior to starting my photography business. Punahou School's initiatives include public service, sustainability, social entrepreneurship and global citizenship - values that I hope Barack Obama will embrace. Good luck, Mr. President! Punahou has taught you well. 

Punahou School has several historical buildings on its lovely grounds. It has one of the most beautiful chapels on Oahu. Several Punahou graduates get married at Thurston Chapel. Above is a photograph I took of the chapel's stained glass and Lily Pond.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Lanikai Oahu outdoor portraits: Cousins

Six teenage cousins and their families spent Christmas break together in Lanikai, Oahu. The teens were dragged out to Lanikai Beach for a portrait session by their parents! The photos are going to be a present for grandma. I know grandma will like the photos but I hope that the cousins also like them and feel the torture was worth the time! Just kidding - they were all great sports and seemed to enjoy the photo session.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Senior Portrait: University of Hawaii Grad

A student-athlete graduated from the University of Hawaii at Manoa in December. This lovely gal was on the Rainbow Wahine hammer throw team. Taking pictures when she was swinging the heavy metal ball was a little scary, but she promised not to hit us! She hopes to get into medical college to become a community doctor someday. Congratulations and good luck! Go UH!

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Baby Portrait: Lanikai Beach

A cute toddler and his parents played on Lanikai Beach in Kailua, Oahu, over Christmas vacation. Here are a few photos from their family portrait session. Happy New Year!