Friday, September 26, 2008

Fashion Photography

I had the wonderful privilege of photographing some up-and-coming models here in Honolulu a few weeks ago with PPH, of which I am a member. It was an absolute blast! Thanks to all the fantastic models, the fashion designer, makeup artists, and hairstylists.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Little Virtuoso

Here's one of my favorite models with her cello :)

Sweet Dreams

Do you ever wonder what babies dream about? I know I do. Here's an especially sweet little one who may be dreaming ballerina dreams.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Halloween Costume Contest-Spots Still Open!

Red Bird Photography and USA Baby are teaming up to help the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society by putting on a Halloween Costume Contest. Click on the image to see the details. Please join us for a ghoulish time!

Meadow Gold Healthy Baby Contest

I tend to be a shy person, so I'm sure I forgot to tell my faithful readers that on September 20, 2008 I will be judging the finals of the Meadow Gold Healthy Baby Contest at the Center Stage of Ala Moana. I know I'm going to have a tough job helping select the winner with all those wonderful babies competing, but I'm excited to be a part of this!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

9/11 and the US Coast Guard

Aloha Friends and Family,

I've been a busy, busy bee lately, but I wanted to make sure to take a moment today to pay tribute to our lost loved ones.

I remember 9/11 as if it were yesterday. I was sitting on a shuttle bus on my way into work and I was just shy of seven months pregnant. When I found out about what happened and when I saw the actual footage on tv, I felt what I'm sure many others felt. Dismay, helplessness, and vulnerable were the feelings running through me. A part of me felt almost terrified to be bringing a new life into this crazy world.

These animals, who we welcomed openly to our country and who returned the favor by causing death and destruction, forever changed life as we know it in the United States. An ironic change, is that It is far more difficult for honest immigrants to come here and make a new start. We have also been struggling with our economy and with our role in the world. Hopefully, whomever our new president is, he will have good guidance and will help us reach the light at the end of the tunnel. In the meantime, let's all take a moment to pray for the victims as well as for their families who will never again know the joy of seeing their loved one's smiling face and welcome embrace.

Many of you may or may not know this, but recently, a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crashed about six miles outside of Honolulu Airport. On board were four men. Three did not survive their injuries and the fourth was never recovered. These kinds of incidents are extremely rare for our unsung Coast Guard service members. It is a small family that we are a part of and when this type of tragedy strikes, it is especially difficult. Especially saddening was that all of these brave men left behind young families.

For anyone interested, a fund to help their families has been started and you can find more information on how to help here.

Aloha and God Bless,


Friday, September 05, 2008

Maternity Session for Momma-To-Be of 4

This angel is about to give birth to four, yes, four babies. She was absolutely wonderful to work with and as you can see was a very good sport.

For Professional Photographers

My good friend Andy Armstrong is not only a phenomenal photographer, but a hell of a graphic designer and he's got some info he'd like me to share with any professional photographers who might be reading:

design|house by Andy Armstrong is a collection of Photoshop actions, brushes, custom shapes, and styles, as well as hi-res backgrounds, wallpapers, textures, digital mats, and photo objects. He's also recently released a set of greeting card templates and magazine cover templates for modern photographers. If you get a chance, go check it out. You can see design|house at There's a whole bunch of video tutorials in the d|h learning center too.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

This Is Our Inspiration

In case you are wondering what inspired me to do a fundraiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, here it is.

Halloween Costume Contest!

So, here are the details for our Halloween Contest to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Click on the image to make it larger.
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