Time Flies…TOO FAST!

Recently, Iʻve been reminded once again of how quickly time flies…
Iʻve had the great honor of capturing many beautiful families through the years. Watching babies grow up to be young adults.

I was overjoyed and stunned at the same time when I received a Facebook message from one of my dear clients requesting that I photograph her sonʻs Senior Portraits. I thought to myself, “How could this be??? Jakey a senior already??!?!”

Youʻll hear me say the phrase “it seems like it was only yesterday” time and time again because SERIOUSLY!! IT SEEMS LIKE IT WAS IT WAS ONLY YESTERDAY that I captured this boy  at six months old, then at six  and then at eight years old!

And now heʻs on the cusp of becoming a young man! Are you for real??!? Alas, itʻs true…when I saw him in person, he certainly has grown since I last photographed him.

This sweet, giant of a boy had grown tremendously!  Towering over me at six feet something tall, his gentle and respectful nature made me smile and feel so proud!  You see, I am not just a family photographer to these families…I am blessed to become an auntie to many. And as I photographed Jakey, I felt like a proud auntie!!

I love the honor he feels as a young Polynesian man, who respects and loves his culture. He shared with me the Haka that he and his team mates did at the Polynesian Bowl! His energy was amazing!

It is an honor and a blessing for me to continue to be part of Jakeyʻs ʻOhana….


I get to witness this beautiful child pursue his dreams as he becomes a young man…ready to take on his future with so much love, respect and kindness…


  One thought on “Time Flies…TOO FAST!

  1. Daisy
    April 20, 2018 at 6:15 am

    Oh my gosh!! What a great journey you were honored, to have taken this gentleman’s photo from the time he was just a baby! My how time flies is right on the nose! Cuddly, cute, handsome.


  2. Amy Apisa Hitzeman
    May 11, 2018 at 4:28 pm

    Mahalo, Sis, for capturing special moments in our lives! You’re the best! 💕


  3. Bobapisa
    May 11, 2018 at 4:34 pm

    What a great set of pictures from birth to a grown young man. I am so proud of you as well as gramma Arlena. Enjoy the experience @ MSU. To a great looking grandson from the sexiest grampa on campus. Love you lots, Grampa Bob and gramma Arlena. (Had to mention it! )


  4. Barbara
    May 14, 2018 at 12:39 pm

    He is an amazing you man. His great grandfather was proud of the man he was becoming. He would have loved to know he had choosen Michigan State to further his education and would have loved to see him play football there. You did good Amy. You have a lot to be proud of.


  5. Jamie A Blake
    July 18, 2018 at 9:24 pm

    These are the best to see them grow up!


    • February 9, 2019 at 2:26 pm

      YESSSS!!! It always moves me to tears!! Like you and your boys…before you know it, Auntie Ger is photographing their SENIOR PORTRAITS!


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