Sunday, November 30, 2008

Man's Best Friend

What is it about dogs and little boys? They go together so naturally. Do you have a cherished pet with whom you'd like a portrait done? Give us a call!!

Don't Forget About Your Holiday Cards

If you haven't yet thought about getting your holiday cards done, you may want to get moving quickly! Have you done a session with us? If so, you can use one of your previous portrait session images in any of our card designs.

Don't have an image yet? Well, we're doing Holiday Portrait Sessions at USA Baby in Honolulu and Waipahu this coming weekend, Dec. 6-7. Call (808) 782-7079 to reserve your session.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

We like to poke fun at ourselves sometimes and this would be no exception. At the behest of a school buddy, we made it a tradition to photograph our newborn children alongside our intended holiday meal. Kind of cute considering they were either smaller than the feast to be or about the same size :) Anyway, here's one of those shots.

All kidding aside, we do wish you all the very best this Thanksgiving. We hope you are able to share it with your family and that your bellies and your hearts are full:)

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Like Mother, Like Daughter

Well, it may be too soon to tell yet, but what a cute pair this mother and daughter are! I wish I had had this type of picture of myself with my mother and, of course, with my daughter. Every moment counts and if you think you'd like to do this type of shot with your son or with your daughter, just do it!

Monday, November 24, 2008

A Little Down Under In Hawaii

I wanted to share some images I did recently of a very talented photographer friend of mine who came with her husband from VERY far away (Australia to be exact) to visit Hawaii. I was thrilled to take their first portraits here. I had a fantastic time with them and hope that one day we'll be able to make the trip to their part of the world. Cheers!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Sharing Some Good News!

I recently entered this image in the Professional Photographers of Hawaii Quarterly Print Competition and found out today that it was honored with a merit. The first challenge is to get your print accepted for competition which I have done now at least five times in the past couple of months; this is no small feat. The next hurdle is scoring high enough to receive a merit which is what I have recently done. It is extremely difficult and I am so grateful to have the quality of my work acknowledged by fellow professional photographers. Thanks go as well to my supportive family and to my clients who give me the inspiration to push myself harder and harder.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Little Angel Izabele

Here's a shot from a session I had this morning. Little Izabele was born last month and is the fourth child for a service member currently deployed overseas. She won't meet her dad until early next year, so we thought we would share this image online in the hopes he can see it.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Sweet, Sweet Baby

I met this sweet little doll today. A mere nine months old, little Krislyn was a ham for the camera and was quite poised. I suspect she will be a force to be reckoned with when she grows up :) If you're wondering about the tutu, yes, it's from Tutu's Bliss.

Let It All Hang Loose!

Sometimes you just have to say to yourself, "Self, you need to loosen up a little and have fun!". There is nothing I enjoy more than pure silly fun, fun that is not at anyone's expense but rather just innocent and goofy. This young lady epitomizes that carefree attitude I'm talking about. Come on, throw on a boa and just have fun! Happy Sunday!!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Raising The Bar

I've been entering print competitions recently and wanted to share one of my recent entries. You may recognize it b/c I posted it last month. Anyway, entering competitions is a way of pushing my creativity just a bit further and pushing the envelope just a bit more. Why do I do it? Because it challenges me to look at my work in a different way and sometimes I come up with things that I never would have thought to do under normal circumstances. It's all good really, especially for my clients who get more creativity from me versus Walmart :)

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Are You Ready?

Well, today it hit me. There are only 42 days until Christmas. Yikes. I'm not ready. I'm not even ready for Thanksgiving! Do you know what triggered this for me? I was in the midst of my daily/nightly ritual/vicious cycle of picking up the mess of toys my son had strewn across the house when all of a sudden I heard the song Jingle Bells being emitted by one of his mystery toys. You know what I'm talking about. That random toy that you hear but can't actually find b/c it's buried under a bunch more toys.

Anyway, I could use a few more weeks to plan and shop. Well, maybe I can count on Santa to bail me out at the last minute. He's a resourceful fellow after all.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Quadruplet Newborns!

Here they are! These beautiful children were born last month and came in today with their wonderful parents and grandmothers for their first portrait session. We worked pretty hard, but these little ones really stood up to the challenge and had to have been the most well behaved babies I've ever seen. No small feat and obviously quite a tribute to the hard work their mom and dad have put into taking care of them. Life will never be the same in their home; what a blessing!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Santa Claus Is Coming!!!


Can you believe we already have to start planning for Christmas?!? It's getting more and more expensive to buy gifts for family and what better and more sentimental way to show them you love them than to get a holiday portrait done. We are offering holiday portraits again this year at USA Baby with a twist. We will have Santa there. If you would like your child's portrait done with Santa, great! If you are looking for a more traditional family portrait without the jolly guy in red, Santa can step out of the way for that. The best part is that you won't be stuck in a huge long line at the mall. How can you beat that?!?

The cost again is VERY reasonable and a steal. For $30 you get the session and one 8x10. The normal price through our studio is $148. That is a savings of $118!! Better still, if you bring in a toy for the Toys for Tots, you get $1 off the session fee (max of $5 off)!! You will have the option to order holiday cards and additional enlargements at the time of the session. Here is the link to view our holiday card selection: .

Please call as sessions will be reserved on a first come-first served basis. Dates will be December 6 and 7!



Saturday, November 08, 2008

I Got Lollipopped!

Quite regal, eh?! This was done at the recent workshop I attended by a mother-daughter team, Mama Shan and her daughter Nora. They have a photography studio in Nashville and Mama Shan is a Photoshop whiz. This look is their trademark "Lollipop" action for Photoshop.

Friday, November 07, 2008

Finally Home

I just got back in yesterday evening after a very long day of traveling. What an awesome trip. I don't know any other way to put it. Now I have a lot of things to catch up on and can't wait to let everyone in on my new projects and events.

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Hurry Up and Wait

Alright, airport wi-fi stinks. I tried downloading a movie to watch on my marathon plane ride back to Oahu and it failed miserably. But hey! I now have a three-video credit from Apple. Whoopee. I can't use it on the plane. So, maybe I'll try to get some shut eye and hope that I sleep through most of the flight. I'd buy a magazine or two, but that would mean more to carry, lol!! I'm not lazy, but I'm already carrying a 20 pound camera bag and laptop. I'm not willing to test my fortitude with a couple of extra things thrown in :) Something (namely my back) just might break.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

I'm Outta Here!

Actually, I'm heading out of Tennessee in a matter of a few hours. If you had told me at the beginning of the year that I would be going to Tennessee not once but twice, I would have told you to get your head checked. Unbelievable but true.

I leave you with a picture I took on my last trip to the country capital of the south. Until we meet again!

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

I Love My Job

So, some of you may not know this, but currently I am at a photography workshop in Nashville, TN. I have finally met in person some of the most amazing people/photographers in the U.S. and Canada; up until now, we all knew each other via our photography forum. There has been an insane amount of information shared and I consider it an honor to be associated with this group. I must also thank my husband for taking time off from his job to watch the kids and give me the chance to make this long trek. He knows just how important photography is to me and I wouldn't have made it this far without his support.

Anyway, it is a wonderful feeling to be able to rub elbows with some industry greats as well as learn the latest and greatest. This trip has been a blessing for me.



And The Winner Is...

Alexis! Congratulations!! She clocked in 130 votes!!! All in all, the Halloween Costume Contest brought in just under $700 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Thank you to everyone who participated and to USA Baby for hosting Red Bird Photography.

Monday, November 03, 2008

So, Here We Are With The Minutes Ticking Away

Just 5 hours and 45 minutes until voting closes for the Halloween Contest. I am chewing my nails down to a nub in anticipation of announcing the winner.
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