On a day when the whole island of Oahu was covered in clouds and rain, we found the sun! It was literally raining the whole drive from Honolulu to Kauloa. I was so sure we were going to be rained out. It wasn’t until I was 10 minutes away from the park that I finally saw the sun shining on the mountain side. Yay sunshine!!!
I met Crystal through a photography group and found we have so much in common! She runs Saphire Memories Photography and was the awesome talent behind both my maternity portraits and Anora’s newborn portraits. She is so sweet and talented! I’m so glad we had a chance to sneak in some headshots for her! Check out her Facebook page here to see some of her work.
It was a prefect golden hour and sunset for a perfect little family! Crystal and Brandon are so sweet and Aurora is such a sassy little lady. I had a blast photographing this little family and I’m so glad they were my first session back from maternity leave! Enjoy!
After photographing a family session for a fellow photographer recently, we just couldn’t help but to talk a little shop. I was so amazed to hear some of the things that she had to saw about her business and workflow. It shocked me to hear her tell me about her contracts and her pricing and how she wasn’t sure how to price her work. I felt so bad when she told me how she was behind on editing.
One of the toughest things about being a military spouse is having to move, just when you get comfortable. Add business owner on top of that and you have a recipe for insanity! I was so very blessed in Virginia, to have a wonderful, supportive group of photographers brought together by the amazing Amanda Hedgepeth. Amanda is such an inspiration with her bubbly personality and happy outlook. By hosting her Q+A sessions, she created a group of photographers that genuinely care and support each other. Amanda has shared everything from photography tips to editing and workflow secrets to her preferences on baby care. Unfortunately, I was not able to pack Amanda in my household goods when we moved here to Hawaii. I have however remained addicted to her blog and Q+A group.
I have decided to put together my own Q+A session here in Hawaii. This would never have been possible with the amazing encouragement and support from all the Positive Pollys in Amanda’s Q+A group. I believe every photographer deserves to feel the support, encouragement and sense of community I was lucky enough to experience in Virginia.
Whether you’re just getting your feet wet or have been in business for years, I would love for you to join me. This Q+A will be a chance for us to share our success stories and our misadventures. I will share some of the lessons I’ve learned on my journey, from marketing to branding to workflow. By sharing our successes in an open, judgement free place we can help improve our little community. I believe that building each other up and having a place to go where you can freely ask questions without feeling judged will help make Oahu’s photography community stronger and more fun to work in. After all, we do have the best job ever!