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Capturing the essence of the individual is what draws me to portraiture. I am fascinated with bringing the unexpected to the image – perhaps laying the groundwork for personal transformation in the process. I enjoy working with people to create images that are authentic and attractive and have a story.

Personal transformation has many faces. The Seeing You: Styling and Photo Session is one of them. Nikki Shigematsu, hair stylist and makeup artist, and I offer hair, makeup and a portrait session at Mystic Hair and Nails in Kamuela. This is an opportunity to be “more than you” in a safe and pampered environment. Our next session is scheduled for Wednesday December 5th. More info here

Practically speaking, I work well with people; families, teenagers, elders and especially children. I am extremely patient and believe that the posing for pictures must be fun to create good images. I shoot on location, as well as in the studio, depending on the client’s desires. I have favorite spots to shoot at, but enjoy exploring if you have a special place in mind.

Rates start at $150 for a individual or family portrait session. I work primarily in the Hamakua area and on the west side of the Big Island, but am available to travel as well.