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Counting down the days until Christmas

Christmas is in 8 days, can you beleive it! It seem like last month was summer and was only starting to dream about the cooler weather, all the family portrait sessions and ideas for Christmas minis. I am super happy to have had the oportunity to photograph at two beautiful studios, both that opened this year, for my holiday minis. As most of you know I am a natural light photographer and base a majority of all my photoshoots on-location typically at beaches...


his year was fun to dive back into the studio after 20 years (college years). There was a lot to learn as technology has advanced since then, yet the techniques are somewhat the same. I am so thankful that I was able to coordinate with these two newly established studios for these mini sessions. What I loved about it, was that they created the set-up I just had to schedule my cleints and and start photographing them. Each location was very different, even though they are litrelly feet away from eachother.


This Christmas I am truly starting to get the "Chrsitmas Fever", in the past it was never really anything too special, but now that my son is nearing 3 years old, I am starting to see his excitment with the seasons and what happens this time of year. I think that within the next couple of years I'll be one of those mamas that will begin to decorate or do the festive activies I have always seen other do.


I want to share with you a handful of galleries from these minis. Shutter Haus Hawaii is a studio that had both natural and lighting to make the images pop. The christmas trees here glittered up, there was also an area with the iconic red brick to make for a more traditional feel, it really made for a moody photoshoot. The other mini sessions I photographed at was at Aloha Paradise Studio Honolulu and they were a natural light studio with a winter wonderland setup. It was very cozy and bright with lots of scenes, made for a light and cheery photoshoot. I hope you enjoy what I was able to capture.


I wish you all the very best this holiday season and hope you get to spend it with those you love and and make you feel love! Stay safe and healthy and I look forward to announching some great new and exciting things lined up for me in 2024.

Mele Kalikimaka. - Scroll for a preview of these Christmas Mini Sessions.


Shutter Haus Hawaii - Studio (below)


Aloha Paradise Studio - Honolulu (below)



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