Posing 101 for Couples

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Posing 101 for Couples

Posing for couples portraits is like sex - there are really only so many ways two human bodies can fit together. So HOW (emotionally, not mechanically) you fit together is really the important part. The trick to natural looking romantic couples photos is to choose any basic pose you like and then make it your own by injecting emotion. 

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Hawaii Wall Art for your Home or Office!

Hawaii Wall Art for your Home or Office!

Many of my portrait clients don't realize that I also do fine art landscape photography of the beautiful nature of Hawaii! If you've ever thought it would be nice to have a little bit of that Hawaii magic warming up your home or office, I might just have a few images you'll like! 

How to create soft outdoor portraits with direct flash

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How to create soft outdoor portraits with direct flash

As an outdoor beach and sunset portrait photographer in Oahu, Hawaii, I continually face the challenge of dealing with bright, reflective sunshine and never enough flash power. It's a constant balancing act between having enough flash power to light up my clients but also trying to create a soft and pleasing light on them as well. Since I work alone without an assistant, any modifier I try to use ends up being a sail in the ever present Hawaii tradewinds and takes my flashes for a swim in the waves (four down and counting to date!). Eventually, I finally figured out a solution that gives me the best of both needs - lots of power for outdoor direct sun portraits and yet a relatively soft look for bare direct flash.

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Less is More - The Power of the Silhouette

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Less is More - The Power of the Silhouette

Photography is at it's best when it's conveying an emotion, an idea or a compelling drama. A powerful image tells a story that resonates with viewers. Silhouettes remove all the distractions of smiles, colors and details, leaving only two dimensional profiles that, conversely, make a for a stronger story.

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7 Tips To Get The Best Wedding Photos

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7 Tips To Get The Best Wedding Photos

You've planned your big day down to the smallest detail, found a photographer with the style you like and you're excited about having gorgeous wedding photos of your own soon. What you may not realize is that YOU can make a big difference in the quality of the photos you get by helping your photographer with a few simple adjustments to your wedding day plans.

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Kyle & Heidi's Pali Lookout Engagement Session

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Kyle & Heidi's Pali Lookout Engagement Session

When Heidi first contacted me for her wedding and engagement photos, she was very clear that she wanted something a bit different. "We drive over the Pali Highway everyday and we just really love those mountains. Can we possibly do our engagement session there?"

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