Author Archives: sarah

Photographing kids: Eliana

Eliana when she first arrived The other day I got to meet Eliana. Her mom, Suzy, warned me that she is an active three year old so I was ready to go when they arrived. Earlier I had used my faithful stand-in, Chica, to test the studio set up. At first, Eliana was not too sure about what was happening, but that did not last very long. She is a delightful child, curious and expressive (and beautiful too). Her mom was amazed (and I was quietly thrilled) as we got comfortable and her personality bubbled up for the camera. Her session was a perfect example of my philosophy that the process of making the pictures must be fun to get […]


How a school of fish is one creature, even though it is really made of individuals- that’s what Helele’i Pua O Waipi’o’s dance looked like to me. Under the direction of Kumu Hula Haleakala Sakata, they were called back for a hana hou which brought the evening’s dancing to a very graceful close. And then, for the perfect finish, Lanakila Mangauil led the entire audience and dancers, holding hands and swaying to the music  in a heartfelt rendition of Hawaii Pono’ i. Helele’i Pua O Waipi’o were among four local halau that danced at the Honoka’a Youth Center’s Hula Festival fundraiser at the People’s Theatre last Saturday along with Halau O Po’ohala with Kumu Hula Hulali Covington, Halau Na Lei Punahele […]

Official Invite

Official tax day and official invite to view the website. Official because I have posted it on Facebook (after fussing, revising and updating for several days). I am excited to have my site up and running. Many thanks to Julie and Christian at Gum Design in Hilo, for their excellent work and for making it fun. Check it out, let me know what you think! Greetings and Aloha from the Hamakua Coast. Hope to see you soon, Sarah

Rain and Epihanie

Cruising the photography webspace and came across these cool camera bags that DO NOT look like man-camera bags, Epiphanie! That’s the name of the company, find them at   They have contest and this month the theme is one of my favorites, RAIN! So here’s my contribution: