The Hikuroa Family


My friend Healani had asked me to take her family photos earlier last week. This here is their daughter Terina. She’s one of the most creative and expressive kids I’ve ever met in life. We shot everything in the little park and playground next to their house. Healani and her fiancee Warren have been one of my favorite couples since they’ve been together. They’re both so in love.


The shoot was simple and fun. The lighting was great, the park near their house was beautiful. Terina still hadn’t warmed up to me until Lan brought out a present for her to open and somehow get her to smile. She opened a tea set, which was perfect and kind of fit the theme of the shoot. So I decided a black and white tea party out in the garden would be appropriate for the holidays.


Here’s a cute one with just mom and dad. I caught them talking and joking while Terina was opening her gift. Candids are always the best!


This was a cute shot. I had them sit up on the hill and their outfits really popped with the green grass. It was fun to capture such sweet moments with this beautiful couple and their daughter.

Happy Holidays!

UH First Year Program

IB UH First YearMy cousin Momo asked me to take some fun photos for the UH First Year Program. This was probably one of the most hectic shoots I’ve done. I was a bit nervous at first because it’s almost impossible to manage more than ten people for a single shot. Luckily, my cousin rounded up a silly and crazy bunch of students/friends and they were a blast to work with. Everyone got creative with poses and concepts.  This is not the best photo from the shoot but it was definitely the most fun.