Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Kaeo + Glo

Maybe a Ute and Cougar can live happily after all

Glo and Kaeo, I'm SO happy for you!! I speak not as your photographer, but as family. Being able to witness your relationship grow has been such an awesome thing and I can't wait to see what the future holds for you both. Thank you for the honor of documenting your love and I hope you have a blast on your wedding day in Hawaii! Please celebrate to a great marriage over shaved ice and manapua! ;) Love you!

Forgive me for not keeping up with my photo blog. New Years resolution?!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

A Sweet Farewell

Growing up and watching my dad and his brothers interact with their sisters with so much love and respect was such a blessing for me.

This past weekend, I bid a final farewell to my grandmother who holds a very special place in my heart. She was the last of my grandparents and lived almost 91 years. Going home to Hawaii has always been a treat for me. I can still see her sitting in her living room chair as our car pulled up in her driveway, every time we went to visit her. This last trip was different and I felt it the minute I boarded the plane. On the drive from the airport to Laie, I thought about how empty it felt and how I will miss her eagerly looking out the window when we drove up to her home. Although being back home was bitter sweet, being with family eased the sorrows. There's always much laughter, loads of food and lots of love and this time-even under these circumstances-was no exception. It was emotionally exhausting but my Mama's final day was beautiful and spiritually uplifting.

She leaves a big void in my heart but I know she would want me to fill it with all the love and happiness I can muster up. I begin with the happiness and joy of her reunion with my grandfather. I love you Mama!

A tribute to my grandmother

Thursday, April 28, 2011

University of Utah Class of 2011: Matt Asiata

One last look!
I love this picture. It depicts the end of a journey and the beginning of a new one.

The Asiata's are good friends of ours and we are so excited for Matt. College takes a lot of sacrifice and hard work but accomplishing this while raising three children and being the football star is something extraordinary! It takes special dedication and perseverance to get through such a demanding role both at home, school and on the football field. Your determination to reach your goal has been admirable. It has been exciting to watch you these last couple of years. I'm past warming up to the Utes. You have made me a fan but...I'm Still a Cougar ;). We congratulate you and wish you the best as you embark on your next exciting adventure.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Class of 2011: Whitney Faleseu

I can always appreciate a young woman who wears her YW medallion religiously. Congratulations Whitney on all your future endeavors!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Tupea Family 2011

I have a special place in my heart for this family, especially my 4 J's. This is my beautiful younger sister and her family. I HEART U!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Devyn 2011

My Devyn is growing up!

Thank you Sepa and Omi for your wisdom and love.