From Wheels to Walls

Meet the delightful Andrea. She is the founder and owner of one of Hawaiʻiʻs yummiest popcorn businesses. For seven years, Andrea (also known as the “Da Popcorn Lady”), was selling her delicious treats out of her Popcorn truck.  I met her today for the first time because I was honored to consciously capture Kahu Lāhela blessing Andreaʻs BRAND NEW STORE!…

Yellow Boots of Joy

Wonder who these little yellow rubber boots belong to? Let me take you back eight years ago… I had the great delight in photographing the nuptials of two beautiful people. Here we are now: BUT WAIT! Thereʻs more! You guessed it!  Mister Toby, their canine keiki, was only two when M & B wed. Now heʻs 13 years old and…

Crystal Clear

Vegan Mark Harmon has the brightest, clearest eyes. I am not even kidding you. As a photo chick, the first thing I notice in people are their eyes. When I first met Mark, I was astounded by the clarity and color of his baby blues. Absolutely stunning! I know that not only has he been gifted with these beautiful organs…

Hawaiian Legends

In 1984, three local Hawaiian girls from Kamehameha Schools took to the stage at the Waikiki Shell and won Brown Bags to Stardom, a high school talent show that showcased the best talents from different schools across Hawaiʻi. From there they became statewide to international sensations…actually legends! I remember sitting in front of our RCA TV, glued to the screen…

Brand New Year, Brand New Brand!

HAPPY 2019! And in this new year, after 20 plus years of creating tangible memories for so many beautiful beings (starting with my baby, Hōkūliʻi Images), Iʻm so blessed to be here continuously growing, transforming and evolving. So it would be perfect that I launch a shiny new logo to go with my new chapter in my photography – Da…

Happy Parents = Happy Family

My cousins are visiting from Seattle. They come every July with their keikis (kids). THEY LOVE HAWAIʻI! Itʻs become like a second home to them. It is ALWAYS a joy to see Ron and Juliet because they are truly one of the most HAPPIEST couples I know and love. This year makes 34 glorious years of marriage and Iʻm not…

From Sand Island to Turtle Beach

It started here. With two wonderful people coming together 17 years ago come this July 21st. I remember this shot at Sand Island Park on Oʻahu. Back in the day of FILM which is how I started my career. Oh how I miss those analog days! This photo hangs in their home. A reminder of where it all began… 17…

Unexpected MAGIC!

When you do what you love and love what you do MAGIC happens! I wanted to capture one of my sister girls and her paddling sisters doing something very special yesterday. An epic event for Hui Nalu Org – The Kaʻapuni Oʻahu! Little did I know that at this special paddling event Iʻd not only make so many wonderful new…

Max and Jojo

I met Max the Monkey about 18 years ago…itʻs been a while since Iʻve seen him or his cute little Jojo that loved to hug him. I was thrilled when Jojoʻs mom called me to let me know that the cute little girl was now becoming a young woman graduating from high school. Once again, I was like, “WHAAAT???!” Capturing…