Showing posts from 2014

Family Photography for every Family

Love and Family has many colors and combinations in today's society; there is no cookie-cutter version of what a family should look like anymore. And that is just wonderful; diversity makes our communities, our homes, stronger and more resilient. I wanted to share my friends' story.

I met Tee (Tanya) through mutual friends from paddling probably sometime in 2010. (photos courtesy of friends/facebook)

Later on, while photographing events around Honolulu for the newspaper and Honolulu Magazine, I would see her out with her girlfriend, Maylani. And although Maylani was shy, I managed to get a few cute shots of them together. (2011/2012)

Both ladies are dog lovers, and I almost adopted one of their rescue pups in 2013; alas it was not a good match, and I did not keep the pup.

But after that, I stayed in touch with Tee and Maylani, and was very happy when they announced they were engaged, and hāpai (pregnant)! I asked if they would be willing to do a a photo series with me, to doc…


I had the pleasure of working with several different families during the holiday season of 2013. Each family was fun and sweet and they made each shoot very special! I have had the opportunity to watch several of these families grow, and capture the changes in the children over the months and years. I am honored to be a part of their lives. I
The Ng Family- Manoa Japanese Garden

Miss Sage-Hunakai Beach 

Farm Holiday card and family portraits, Hawaii 

The Hannum Family-Hawaii Loa Ridge park