Sunday, March 29, 2009

Oahu Maternity Portraits

Monday, March 23, 2009

Oahu Event Photography: University of Hawaii Nurses Pinning Ceremony Graduation

This blog post is way overdue. Back in December, we photographed the University of Hawaii School of Nursing's Honors or Pinning Ceremony. The students wanted outdoor portraits with family and friends prior to the ceremony, coverage of the event and reception. At the ceremony, a family member presents a lei with a special pin to the graduate after he or she has received the diploma from the Dean. The ceremony also included the students reading the Nightingale Pledge accompanied by the beautiful candle lighting ceremony. Below is some history about Florence Nightingale and the Candle lighting ceremony courtesy of

Florence Nightingale, an English nurse and pioneer reformer, was born in Florence, Italy in 1820 and died 8/13/1910. Many modern nursing techniques can be traced back to her. History was made during the Crimean War when Florence took 38 women to Turkey to nurse sick and wounded British soldiers. The British government had never before permitted women to do this. Because of her selfless duty during the Crimean War, Florence Nightingale became known as the "lady with the lamp." As a tribute to Florence's dedication, the lamp icon became symbolic of nursing. The lamp will always shine brightly as a symbol of the care and devotion the nurse administers to the sick and injured in the practice of Nursing.

Thus, nursing students honor the dedication of Nurse Nightingale and symbolically plan to carry the ideals for which she stood in the Candle lighting portion of the pinning ceremony. The tradition of Candle lighting and Pledge recognizes her ideals.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Waikiki Baby and Family Photography: Hilton Hawaiian Village

A thoughtful friend gifted this family with a baby portrait session to be used during their vacation in Waikiki. The baby was jetlagged and fell asleep during the photo session, but even after he was woken up by mom after just a few minutes, he was in a good mood. He is such a good-natured, happy little guy.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Senior Portrait Hawaii accepting Spokesmodels from Oahu High Schools

Aloha Class of 2010! Senior Portrait Hawaii is now accepting applicants for our spokesmodel program.

Our spokesmodels receive:

A two-hour Celebration Senior Portrait Session
20 images to post on Facebook or MySpace
Business cards

After just 2 referrals:

Earn $50.00 print credit for every referral over two (2)
10 additional MySpace or Facebook images
60 day custom website

After just 5 referrals:

Continue to earn $50.00 print credit for every referral
DVD of all your high-resolution images with photo release

If you're interested in this position, please email (seniorportrait @ gmail dot com) your name, school and your contact information and attach a recent snapshot of yourself. There is no cost to you, and you and your parents are always welcome to call or meet with me for more information. If selected as a senior spokesmodel, I will contact you to schedule your photo session. I am presently accepting only one spokesmodel per school. This offer is valid for 2010 seniors attending schools on Oahu. Spokesmodel portrait sessions need to be completed by September 30, 2009.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Family Portrait at the Hale Koa Hotel

This family visited Hawaii and stayed at Hale Koa Hotel in Waikiki to celebrate mom/grandma's birthday - we won't divulge her age other than to say she looks fantastic. We found out that the birthday girl doesn't like to smile for photos but we managed to get her laughing for a few shots. There was a beautiful rainbow and sunset that evening.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Family Portrait: Hawaii Vacation

These smart parents (both are pediatricians!) brought along a tub of ice cream for their little boy and said it was from us! After about ten minutes of beach photography, he asked us for the ice cream. From then on, it was an ice cream shoot! The family lives in California but visits family in Hawaii every year. We hope to see you next year! This time we will be sure to bring along an ice cream for one of our favorite clients :)