A little about me.......I am Canadian. I love dill pickles. My favorite time to work is late in the evening. I have a high tolerance for hot, spicy food. I spend all my money on home renovations and camera equipment. We have a little girl, named Avalon, I was never very good with kids until she came along and showed me how to be. My husband can fix anything and is an amazing cook. I volunteer for Hospice of Kona by gifting family portraits to patients and their families during their most fragile time. I live in paradise. I love meeting new people. I love weddings. I have the best job in the world. My photography style is very casual, I'm usually photographing people outside working with available light and the Big Island's beautiful scenery, but I also like to light my subjects for dramatic sunset imagery. I'm flexible and I like input from my subjects, this is what ultimately brings out their personalities in the images I take of them. I enjoy posing people for fun, original pictures, but I also try to take a lot of impromptu pictures that capture the joy and emotion of the moment. I am committed to living up to the gift I've been given in serving couples and families in Hawaii and all over the nation.
If you've booked a 3 hour session or longer, you will probably meet Hannah, Braylene or Rick!
Hannah Cooper is my 2nd photographer, main lighting and editing assistant. Hannah grew up taking photos in Upstate NY, where she also studied Recreation Management. She found her way to Hawaii through her internship program and fell in love. Besides snapping photos, Hannah loves to paint, write, and play with her dog Luna. You can usually find her somewhere eating pizza or getting her groove on on a dance floor. She also loves elephants, sandwiches, the ocean, Fleetwood Mac, playing pool, and going to thrift stores!
Braylene Jones also helps me out from time to time as a lighting assistant. A busy lady and talented seamstress, Braylene designs clothing, swimsuits and home decor for her etsy shop, Ships in the Night. Braylene is also an innkeeper at Holualoa Inn. She really likes spaghetti.....a lot!
Rick Mount and I have recently partnered to form Second Chance Productions, wedding cinematography. Rick is originally from Philly and he makes a mean Philly cheese steak. When not shooting & editing videos, he spends the majority of his free time with his new baby, Rosie, fulfilling his duties as a roller derby husband as well as reigning in his rambunctious puppies, Gumbo & Gidget! Let us know if you're interested in having Rick and I film your wedding!
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