Instagram Moments – First time on Oahu

First time on Oahu

First time on Oahu

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This shot is from my very first time in Oahu.
Guess which statement is true:

1. My first time visiting Oahu was in 2008 when I came here with my mom and aunt. It was a last minute trip from California ( because the weather was super shitty in all of USA except Hawaii) and stayed for 3 days. Short stay but we got to see SO much! Plus I got to do some location scouting for our upcoming (very first) Oahu wedding.
2. My very first time in Hawaii was back in 2000. I came with the family I worked for as an au-pair (nanny) and looked after their 3 kids. Their grandpa was getting married in Kauai. Such an incredible experience. I fell in love with the islands right away.

3. My first time in Maui was with Sam and his two friends who he knew since middle school. Pete just graduated from college and we came to celebrate with him. Traveling with three guys was interesting but I can’t complain as I even got them to wake up super early to drive up all the way up to Haleakala in time for a sunrise.

Instagram Moments – Enjoying Life

Enjoying Life

Enjoying Life

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It’s funny how it’s super natural to be playful and enjoy life while we are on vacation. We fully emerge into the vacation mode and don’t ever want it to stop.

Once we return home, it’s easy to fall back to our stereotypes and there is no time for playing.

Believe or not, it’s easy to fall into that mode, even when you live in Hawaii.

I had to actually start adding “hikes and beach time” into my calendar, so work doesn’t consume all my time.

That’s why I enjoy having visitors. I get to take them around the island ( rain or shine 😆) have fun and remember why we moved here at the first place!
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This shot is from a family/maternity session I did for a cute family on their vacation from California

Instagram Moment – Newborn DJ

Newborn DJ

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This is what happens when your daddy loves music. I had so much fun capturing the photos for this lovely family.

🎧 Talking about music – did you know that the slogan for our photography studio is “Music for your eyes…” ?

🎧 Sam and I love music and can’t live without it. For your own protection, neither of us will participate in karaoke, but we always have to listen to some music 🎶 and of course we try to create music for your eyes through our photos.

🎧 As a matter of fact, one of the things that I absolutely loved about Sam, when I first met him was that he listened to all sorts of music. From Pearl Jam to Jewel, mixed in with some Swing, Michael Buble, Primus, Mazzi Star, Naughty by Nature, Bing Crosby and even some guilty pleasures like Milli Vanilli & Vanilla Ice.

🎧 Here are few of my favorites who’s concert I would go to in a heartbeat right now: Imagine Dragons, No Doubt, Matchbox Twenty, One Republic, Pink, Michael Franti What are your favorites?

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Stephanie + Dan | SF Engagement

Stephanie & Dan are long time clients whom we have been shooting their family.  Now these two love birds are about to be Wed.  On our photo outing with them, we flew in from Oahu and met up with the two of them for a photo engagement session in the city of San Francisco.  This is an amazing city to shoot with everything from city life to nature and all of it is within walking distances.  We chose to hit up a local park overlooking the Pacific ocean to put a little greenery in the shots to help make Stephanie’s red dress pop!!  It was a windy time too, so we had fun capturing some flow of her hair and when she changed outfits, it became really exciting trying to keep things under control.

We look forward to their wedding later this year.  We love these two and the cameras do too.

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Underwater maternity portraits – Oahu pregnancy photographer

We did pregnancy portraits with Abby and Darrell at the Kualoa park before but they were looking for something different as well. Since their little girl’s nursery theme is ocean/marmaid related, it only made sence to do some photos underwater as well. And we had a blast in the process.
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