July 25, 2008

MASINA FAMILY PICTURES...(for real)













What can I say but WOW and THANK YOU! I am not immune to the joy and thrill of beautiful pictures of my family. Actually, I so rarely get to be in the pictures with my kids and husband, I might freak out with anticipation a little more than normal when we get pictures done. So YES, I know how uncomfortable it can be to be photographed, and YES I know how much you all hope that they turn out well. I asked (I would have begged) Natalie Norton to take our family pictures when she was in town. Natalie is a professional photographer on the North Shore of Hawaii (please go check her out), but more than that, Nat and Richie, her husband will ALWAYS be one of our Dearest friends. Most of my memories of my early days of marriage and motherhood are intertwined with the Nortons! She's the only person that has ever taken our family pictures and is my primary inspiration for picking up a camera! Thank you, Thank you, Thank You. I love you guys! Natalie, thank you for this beautiful gift, you are truly talented!

13 comments:

Niki O2afi said...

Omi I absolutely love the family pics! They turned out great. You have inspired me to update my family photo! Love you!

Crystal said...

So sweet! Much more beautiful than your simpsonized family. lol!
:)

Teresa said...

Look how great you all look! Great family pics!!

Junior and Pua said...

Oh my goodness, Omi! I haven't seen you since Laie, and you were pregnant with Haven...years ago now, you may not remember me :) - I knew you and Nick in Utah too. In any event, your family has grown, and your kids are absolutely PRECIOUS! And, I love all your photos - you are truly talented!! I am in complete awe of your pictures - definitely takes the creativity of an artist to catch those perfect moments! Take good care! ~Pua

Hali said...

What a beautiful Family!

K-C Tohara said...

ooooooh! I loved them! They all look great!!!

kanaboke said...

Yaaaaay for Family Pics!! They are sooo cute, and so unique to Natalie's style of photography I knew right away that she had taken them..I have to say your Blog and Pics & Kicks are two of my alll time favorite BSpots to hit up....daily...even if you guys haven't updated...'cause I love looking at the pictures "you's" take!!!!

Vaitai 6 said...

Oms... SO BEAUTIFUL!!! I LOOOVVEEEE that they're not the average posed pics. Your babies are just BEAUTIFUL!!!! Love it. Give me some tips. I just got my camera and am completely intimated by all its features.

Naomi Masina said...

Ele, I am so glad you are coming by the site! I tried to get on your blog to leave you a message but there is some sort of error. First tip...READ the manual. Take it a little by little. Sit with your camera in your hands and use each feature as you read it. It sounds so lame but I promise it's the best place to start. I learn best by doing, so the combination of boring manual, mixed with touching and using the camera helps....K do that and when you are done, I'll give you another assignment! Ha Ha...LOVE YOU ELE!!

Jake said...

hey You guys!! its mandy K. You guys are beautifull!! SHINING!!!

love you...Mandy

Pahulu Family said...

Omi, your family pics are beautiful! We live so close and yet time still manages to slip on by as the kids are growing. I can't believe how big Golden is. Let's try to get together to take the kiddies out before summer ends. Love your pictures posted below. Great talent girl! love ya!

Nichols Family said...

Great picts. of great peeps. Natalie is really talented. Still wish I could have met up witcha but alas, another time.

Verlynn said...

You have a beautiful famly!! Omi Masina, Natalie Norton and Film is not Dead!!! Love it!