Join Me On the Bridge 2011

March 9, 2011

Yesterday marked the 100th Anniversary of International Women’s Day, an event that was celebrated around the world. Here in Hilo, the first ever Join Me On the Bridge gathering was a success! Much Aloha was sent out, as women and men from all over the island came together to celebrate and voice their hopes for a better future. Special thanks to Bobbie and Susan for their great company and conversation, and to the many people who came out and joined us!


An Engagement to Remember- Jamie and Mark

March 3, 2011


Mark and Jamie were engaged last week on the beautiful beaches of Kona, here on the Big Island of Hawai’i.  It seemed more than fitting when Jamie called to ask if I could meet them in Honolulu for engagement pictures- My first shoot in Hawai’i would be for an amazing couple from Central Illinois! Love it!

We had a great time scouting for locations in Waikiki and finally decided to hike up the Diamond Head Crater- one mile straight uphill for the best view in town! Needless to say, we all slept well on our flights home 🙂

Congratulations to such a wonderful, fun and loving couple, I wish you many years of happiness and Aloha… And of course, more visits to Hawai’i!



Can I get an Aloha?

February 9, 2011

Aloha from beautiful Hawaii!

We have finally settled into our new home in Keaau, on the Big Island, which is more beautiful than I can describe. My better half Bert will be finishing his PhD research here, and I’ll be cooking up photos and food as usual… and starting a new project or two 🙂

We’ve spent the past 7 weeks in transition, moving from Illinois in our teal Mazda with our kitty in tow, which makes it strange to finally settle into a more permanent home. On our way west we hit Austin, the Grand Canyon and Los Angeles, took some great photos and saw lots of friends and family. Lucia totally earned her traveling stripes along the way.

And now that we’re settling into our “normal” lives, my goal is to get this little blog hopping once again (of course this past year included many weddings, my thesis show, selling everything we own, new jobs…  “normal” is relative I suppose). As I look through the past 6 months of work, I’ve got everything from new Moweaqua work, portraits, landscapes, weddings… some killer boudoir and beauty queens… Basically I dropped the blogging ball to make this move happen!

So forgive me if the upcoming posts are out of order, but it feels good to have a space and time to think again, instead of the go-go-go rhythm of too much work, too much work, too much road-  there are too too many pictures that I’ve been waiting to share!