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Family Photographer {Aulani, Oahu, Hawaii}

It’s not often that I find myself back in Hawaiʻi–my home during college and the first half of my 20’s–for three month stretches of time. Not only that, but this amazing family from Minnesota was here at the same time and we arranged a shoot. Why not? I’m so very glad I had the opportunity to…

Olivia is One {at home birthday}

I started regularly taking portraits for this beautiful family when they were still four. Now Olivia is here AND she’s already celebrating her first year on this planet! Watching families grow and change is certainly a favorite aspect of the work I do. In this session I joined everyone at their cozy home on a…

Momi {Hilo, Hawaii family photography}

I’m back in Hawaiʻi after nearly eleven years away. Eleven. Sheesh. I moved to this beautiful state when I was eighteen years old. I attended the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, and stuck around for a few more years after graduation. Along with a smattering of English-y subjects, I studied Hawaiian language and found that, despite…

Hilo Hawaii Portrait & Maternity Photography {at the beach}

I wanted the photos in this Hawaiʻi maternity portrait session to reflect the historical & mystical mood that vintage beach and ocean pictures of Hawaiʻi often radiate. Mixed in with my usual editing style, I’ve added a few experimental old-timey images that, as it turns out, are some of my favorite in this collection. Cherub and I met…

The Lost Forty at The Stone Saloon in St. Paul, MN

Before the snow fell in Minnesota, I joined Saint Paul music duo The Lost Forty (Brian Miller and Randy Gosa) for an historic, folky portrait shoot at The Stone Saloon. It’s an almost eerie, half-restored block of stone, one of the oldest still standing of its kind, and a perfect backdrop for a couple of…

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