Now Back in the great 808 ALOHA STATE doing business as of 2017!
I won't sit here and bore you with a cliché story of how I may have picked up my first camera at age two or three and it became my passion, or this or that. My story is simple, really. I like taking pictures of my kids! So many in fact, that a few people asked me to take pictures of their kids as well and offered to pay me. Imagine that! So I agreed… and they loved them. That was about 10 years ago, and the rest is history :)
I'm in the midst of developing my style. My work will change with me as I grow as a photographer. My goal is to constantly learn & improve but more importantly, give my client a photograph they can smile about. Parents should be able to look back at photos of their children at different milestones. Couples should be able to remember their relationship on every level as they grow together. Families should be able to take more than just their annual Christmas card pictures.
Everyone should be able to enjoy beautiful custom portraiture, which is why I choose to keep my costs low and affordable. I give my clients the opportunity to be able to enjoy professional portraits that they won't have to spend months saving up for. To not have to "settle" for the one pose Walmart special just because it's "cheap" or that free 8x10 from a studio sitting and be bummed they can't afford to spend the hundreds it costs to get a picture of each pose. To be able to have Easter, Halloween, Christmas, birthday or "just because" pictures year round without breaking your pocketbook. Choosing me as your personal photographer and telling your family and friends about me is the best tip and greatest compliment I can receive. :)
I am a self-taught photographer. I've been from Coast to Coast, photographing in Sunny Southern California, to beautiful Virginia Beach, then my great 808 state, HAWAII where my backdrops were literally PARADISE. Thanks to the Navy life, I have gone from Hawaii to the mainland of CA and VA to overseas in Sasebo, Japan and have come full circle right back here to my homegrown roots of Oahu!
Documenting life as it happens is what it's all about for me. Capturing those special moments that you don't want to miss! I'm laid back, easy going, love to laugh and most of all HAVE FUN! This is my livlihood..... my business..... but it is also what I truly enjoy doing. That combined, you are going to get professional quality work with a chatty, stress free, & fly by the seat of her pants kind of shooter. ;)
I use natural lighting and all of my sessions are done on location of your choice. I am also dabbling in a bit of strobe photography as well. In-store photo-shoots are so bland and routine with too many rules and regulations. I love the ability to incorporate my ideas with yours and come up with some fun, creative shots for you to enjoy. I love capturing those special moments and expressions that can't be captured by an in house studio.
Hotel sessions also available with advanced reservations for boudoir and glamours shots. ;)