I have always had a love for photography, even at a young tender age. I would always play with my dad's Polaroid camera, and eventually got one of my own. As I have gotten older, photography had to be put on the back burner until I moved to Connecticut in 2004. I worked at Sears Portrait Studio, which triggered my interest in photography once again. At that time, film was still in and digital was barely busting into the industry. Upon returning home to Hawaii, I dabbled in a little photography until a few years later, when I got my first DSLR, a Nikon D90. At every chance I got, my camera was out, capturing everything that I could. In 2009, shortly before I moved to Virginia, I officially started my business as a part time venture. I was shooting everything from friends' weddings to homecomings at Kaneohe Marine Corps Base and Pearl Harbor. Then in December 2009, I moved to Virginia and continued to shoot homecomings. Til this day, photography continues to be my passion, knowing that I am able to provide life long memories for friends, family, and clients. Clients often become great friends of mine!
(I do have to warn you though; I am known to have an infectious laugh and you may hear me chuckle and giggle during your session! But rest assured, I only will laugh with you, never at you!)
I absolutely love shooting weddings and military events, especially homecomings. All of the emotions that surround a homecoming overwhelms me. Watching my client reunite with their loved one after a long separation, tears streaming down their faces; that's what motivates me. Or when the groom sees his bride walking down the aisle and a tear trickles down his cheek; that's what motivates me. Your life moments, your emotions; you are what motivates me!
(photo credits to Daisy Jean Photography, terri fuller photography, Amanda Hedgepeth Photography, Val & Sarah, and Bit of Ivory Photography)