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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Kelli Ann - Take 2

Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Kakaako Park

Well since the last time was so crazy fast, we thought we'd try again when we had a little more time to play with. So here we are again, back at Kakaako Park, but this time on the waterfront since the ground was so saturated from all the rain we've been getting...

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Kelli Ann 2010

Friday, December 17, 2010
Kakaako Park

This is Kelli Ann. I've been taking her Christmas card pictures of her and her dog for the past 4 years. This year's shoot must've been the fastest one i've ever done. I swear I was done in 15 minutes. I rushed home after work and Kelli and her mom Doreen picked me up, only to get caught in MAJOR traffic! We were watching the sun slowly go down as we tried to weave our way through the mess. We were actually supposed to do the shoot at Magic Island, but I didn't think we'd make it in time so we ended up at Kakaako instead.
Here's some of her past pictures:
and here's some shots from Friday's shoot
Tomiko and mommy

Saturday, December 18, 2010

The Many Faces of Kathy...

It's never a dull moment with Kathy. It never fails...whenever I take her picture she always cracks me up!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Kamei Family

Saturday, December 11, 2010
Moanalua Gardens

Ok, since Kathy saw all of Jalna's great pictures taken at Moanalua Gardens, she asked me to take her family pictures there also. The only problem is is that we chose a day after 2 HEAVY nights of rain! The ground was completely saturated and there was mud everywhere! Anyways, we made the best of it and we had a good time...I still hate my flash, and you'll see why.

Hey, what's the chances of that?
This picture just cracks me up...I think he's telling the world Merry Christmas or something.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Real Word 1st Anniversary Dinner

Friday, December 3, 2010
Hawaii Convention Center

Jalna had asked me if I wanted to go to the Real Word dinner with her at the Convention Center. I jumped at the chance and I was honored that she asked me to go. It was amazing listening to everyone's stories and what this magazine was all about. I was so absorbed what was going on on stage that I forgot to get pictures of Jalna receiving her plaque! Yes! She' s one of the contributing STAFF photographers! Unreal yah!? They even had a HUGE picture of her on the big screen when they called her name! I suck. I should've caught that on film. The main reason why I didn't bust out my camera was because it was extremely intimidating being in the room with some of these people. As I went around looking at everybody's work I felt like I should've turned around and got the hell out of there. I sooooo did not belong there, let alone with my camera!!

Anyways, here we are practicing with my dreaded flash...had to make sure all of our settings were right just in case I did need to take a few shots...
As you can see it wasn't going too good...grrrr...
This is Mary and Glenn from Palekanakai Ocean Safety
I wanted to get pictures of Jalna with all of her new she is with Gerilyn Camarillo of Hokuli'i Images (yup...she's one of the awesome photogs that were there!)

I'm not sure the dudes on the left are but the guy on the right is Bruce Omori from Extreme Exposure. Holy crap. Don't compare my wimpy little street light lava pictures to his spectacular shots! He's so awesome and has great connections that he even helped Peter Lik get some of his incredible shots!!
This is Tui Scanlan, an extremely talented slam poet, and Jalna's friend Prime, someone who she's blogged about many times, showcasing his awesome graffiti murals
The mastermind behind the magazine, Cheryl DiAngelo
Rani Hanohano, Editorial Assistant
Look what Prime made for Jalna! Cool, huh? He blew up one of her prints and mounted it on canvas!