Friday, October 21, 2011

Leila's 1st Year Photoshoot

I've known Karen since our last duty station, she left pregnant and we just so happened to follow her family to Hawaii one year later. I was priveledged when she asked if I would take her little ones first year photos... may I present to you, Leila!

Karen I can't wait to take more photos for your family... I hope her daddy loves them, we are praying for his safe return!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Day Wedding Reception

Some of my cousins live on North Shore and one of them got married over the weekend! I haven't seen Darren since we were 13yrs old... and well that's over 10yrs ago now! It was so exciting to be able to be there for his special day. I didn't attend the actual ceremony (I am not LDS) but I did attend the ring ceremony and reception, here's a glimpse of the festivities:

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Congrats Darren & Kyrie, I hope God blesses your marriage in many ways!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Waikiki Spam Jam!

On Saturday my husband and I headed down to Waikiki to attend the 9th Annual Spam Jam! There were restaurant vendors with their own spin on the local favorite... everything from Spam sushi to Spam sliders. It was a fun day for photos.

Ended the night with a walk out on the jetty for a shot of Diamond Head at dusk.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Easter Sunrise Service - Nature, Holiday

Easter morning on base was beautiful, they set up stands near one of the beaches and started the service just as the sun was peaking over the clouds and reflecting off the ocean.

The hula group "Dancing for His Glory" performed three worship hula's for us... amazing! I hope your Easter was blessed... remember He has Risen, He has Risen Indeed!

Monday, April 25, 2011

USS Arizona - Memorial

After visiting the USS Missouri & USS Oklahoma Memorials we hopped on a small boat and took the short ride across the harbor to the final resting place of the USS Arizona. What a sombering & humbling experience. Please go.

Thank you Veterans, your sacrifices will not be forgotten!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

USS Oklahoma - Memorial

As soon as we finished our tour of the USS Missouri we walked across the street to view the USS Oklahoma's Memorial, the architecture of the memorial was carefully planned to adequately represent those lost.


"As Navy vessels pass through Pearl Harbor Sailors and Marines stand at attention along the ship's railing and superstructure. The crew's dress uniforms contrast sharply against the grey vessels.

The design of this memorial is a bold expression of the USS Oklahoma's lost crew members.

The symbolism incorporates Navy tradition, giving life to the memorial.

The black granite panels suggest the once formidable hull of the USS Oklahoma while the 429 white marble standards represent each of the lost souls. Each white marble standard is for an individual in his pristine dress uniform and is inscribed with his name and rank. Walk among the lost Sailors and Marines and understand their sacrifice.

In full dress uniforms the ship's crew stands at attention in a display of respect and honor. Coming home for the final time by manning the rails."

Dedicated December 7, 2007.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

USS Missouri - Memorial

My husband and I toured the USS Missouri at Pearl Harbor, it is an amazing piece of history- something I think anyone who can make it out to Hawaii should plan to visit.

"Over this spot on 2 September 1945 the instrument of formal surrender of Japan to the Allied Powers was signed thus bringing to a close the Second World War. The ship at that time was anchor in Tokyo Bay."

Saturday, April 2, 2011

A Glimpse at Times Square - Urban

Our last trip taken on the East Coast was to NYC... it was a cloudy, dreary, rainy day... but we were determined to make the best of it! We got some blurry shots and some beautiful shots, here is a glimpse at the ever famous Times Square:

Monday, March 28, 2011

Thomas A. Dixon Jr. - Aircraft Observation Area

Everyone likes watching airplanes land & take off, right? Well... I do anyway... it wasn't the sunniest of days, but I captured some good shots of a few planes coming in to land at BWI.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Rehearsal Details

My best friend is getting married... tomorrow! My husband and I attended the rehearsal dinner earlier this evening at Gilbert's Liberty Market, I happened to be the only one there with a functioning camera (dead batteries, flash wasn't working, etc.) so I played "photographer." Of course I took photos of the people... but I wanted them to be able to remember everything so here are some "detail" shots:

Monday, February 28, 2011

AZ Snow Dusting

Yesterday we had quite the winter storm for the Valley here in Arizona, I captured this image of The Superstition Mountains before the snow melted off completely. I love the contrast of the cacti, mountains, & snow.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Flower Bridal Shower

Yesterday I threw my bestfriend's bridal shower. She isn't really into pink so I wanted to stray away from that being the dominate color, she does however love flowers... so I took that and ran with it. A lot of DIY ideas came together, almost everyone's favorite thing was my "framed photo-booth." Here's a glimpse of the party-