Thursday, December 25, 2008

Happy Holidays!

Mele Kalikimaka e Hauoli Makahiki hou! From our house to yours, wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! With Love and Aloha, The Okimoto's 2008

Thursday, December 18, 2008


Here's a sneak peak of pretty Anastasia and her parents, Angel and Andrew...what an Awesome little family!

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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Holiday Babies!

My Santa Baby, an Angel and an Elf!  Christmas is here!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

What not to do as a wedding photographer!

LOL. What can I say but you'll never find us doing this at a wedding!

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Kaua's On-line Announcement

As of now, this guy is my favorite little person. I have a few ideas for Kaua's announcement, this is my "on-line" announcement, but I'm playing with a few more designs. I love this time getting to know my baby!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008


I have an itchy trigger finger to shoot more creative photos of Kaua, but lack the energy and feeling drugged out from the pain-pills. I take a lot of naps with Kaua, as my sleeping schedule is WHACKED! Sorry, I'm operating on low batteries. More pictures to come. I hope to be recharged soon!

Curt and I laugh at feeling like rookies in the first week. It's been awhile! -6 years since we've had a little one! We're back in the saddle again! I forgot about how many poopy diapers these little people can produce. Wouldn't have it any other way though. I AM THANKFUL FOR THIS BEAUTIFUL LIFE, faith, health, strength, the miracle of a newborn and the blessings that each member brings to our home. Wishing you all a Happy Thanksgiving!

Tell me, what you thankful for?

Monday, November 17, 2008

It's a BOY!

I'm a ZOMBIE. I'll have to edit this post and continue another day! Kaua Terangi Toyokazu Okimoto, born on Friday 11/14/08 at 5:07 am. 7lbs. 9oz. @ Kaiser, Honolulu. Kaua means "rain" (Hawaiian), Terangi "heaven" (Tahitian), Toyokazu is Grandpa Okimoto's middle name which means "peace" or "prosperity" in Japanese. When we were coming home on Saturday evening, it was raining. It rained most of the day on Sunday too. He's such a good baby, doesn't really fuss, eats really good AND slept 5 1/2 hours on his second night home, my other babies were always up every 2 hours to feed! He's such a cutie. The kids are all over him and want to carry, feed, change him- etc. Sending love from our growing `ohana!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

I'm the Grand Prize Winner!!!

I entered a contest held by my website company called Bludomain. The theme for this photo contest was "Peace." I was totally surprised to find out that yours truly was chosen as the Grand prize winner! I can't believe I won - out of more than 1000 entrants! I wasn't going to post ANOTHER picture of me with my belly...BUT since I actually won with this photo I guess I'll share! Visit Bludomain's Blog Here:

This is a major jackpot for photographers. These are some of the goodies I won as described on BLUDOMAIN'S site:

A new blog created by valued at over $900.00 PLUS 1 hour of mentoring with the leader in creative wedding videography, Joshua Smith of, plus a copy of his incredible version 2.0 of his video software which makes showcasing videos a breeze! 1 hour of mentoring from celebrity photographer Bob Davis and the savvy and sweet Dawn Davis of plus one copy of Bob's fabulous DVD that will help you too be a master of light plus 1 hour of mentoring with the talented (and adorable) Fred Egan plus the ultimate plug-in for creating amazing skin on your subjects, state of the art noise reduction, Pro Plugin Suite which includes the famous portraiture plug-in!

I'll post more later...I'm on my way to the hospital! Deep breathing. Wish me luck.

Monday, November 10, 2008


Some experimenting with diffusion and textures. I'd really rather not apologize for my vision, but to those who may be squirmish with the human body sans layers of clothing...we artistic type don't have a problem with that when tastefully done. IMHO. (39 weeks and counting!)

The Growing Years

In a blink of an eye...the years go by.


I was browsing through my 2005 files and came across some images that made my heart melt. My how they grow so fast! This is for my babies...
Love, Mom

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Life-Style Sessions

DIFFERENT. UNIQUE. REAL. (The Perfect Christmas Gift!)

What is a Life-Style session? "Portraits" can be so formal sometimes. A Lifestyle session is the anti-"Sears" photo-shoot that steers away from posing your family and making you say "cheese". The goal of this type of session is to capture a more realistic portrayal of some aspect of your life, in your home, a day at the beach, a shopping trip with the kids, going to a soccer game, spending time with grandma and grandpa, anything that you love about your life! The possibilities are endless!

After a consultation of ideas and concepts, we will meet you at a specific location that is special to you and your loved ones. You'll fall in love with our "Life-Style Sessions" because essentially, it is documenting true-to-life moments with personality and emotion...memories of here and now that will stay vivid for generations to come.


Thursday, November 6, 2008

Introducing the Meyer Family

Avoid the holiday rush and come in for your family portraits! Receive a free 16x20 enlargement during the month of November. By appointment only.  More Meyer family photos to come!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Josh + Amber

Josh and Amber's beautiful wedding took place at the Hale Koa Hotel on November 1st, 2008. The weather was perfect and Josh and Amber looked awesome! Here are a few of our favorite captures. Such a cute couple! Congratulations!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Happy Halloween!

A few creatures and characters showed up for kitty cat, detective and a teenage rasta-man. My sister and niece and nephew were all decked out as Kung-fu girl, a knight and a ninja. And then there was the Great Big Pumpkin! After walking a couple blocks around the neighborhood I thought my pumpkin was going to burst! At this point I wouldn't mind baby coming a couple weeks early!

Monday, October 27, 2008

More of Baby Brandon!

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