September 14, 2008

THE AIONO FAMILY






















I couldn't possibly parent these kids with any type of responsibility. They would get away with the kitchen sink, and anything else they wanted, on the way out the door. Look at those faces!  How do the two of you do it?  Eldon and Anthea were High School sweethearts....12 years ya'll.  About 5 years ago they were married and it wasn't at all surprising to find out how long they had been together, before they got married.  They have that "together through thick and thin feel."  Eldon is such a family guy, completely adores his kids and believe me the feelings are mutual.  ME:  Who taught you to pose like that...smile so nice...chew your gum...jump so high??  THEM:  MY DAD!  MY Dad! my dad!  Probably made Anthea feel like chopped liver, but whatchgonnado?  Moms all around the world just united in an understanding sigh, for you girl!  Did you hear it?
 I drug them from park to park..to Ghetto (sorry about that one guys).  In the end it didn't matter, because they could have been in my front yard, and we would have laughed and knocked this one out of the park.  I want you guys to know I love you and I am so grateful for our friendship.  Eldon, thank you for the many hair cuts you give Nick, at random, inconvenient hours of the day.  Anthea, thank you for, letting El give Nick hair cuts at random, inconvenient times of the day...and for sitting by me at all the work functions, so we can laugh at the "not so funny comedians", and laugh harder at the real entertainment...the tipsy managers.  Good times...those Christmas Parties!  We are still planning on that Cruise this year!  Love you guys!

9 comments:

Valasi Satini said...

Omi you did a great job with their pictures! They look great! I love this family. They are awesome!

Garran Chun said...

This is a great set, I love the lighting, composition and their expressions. I particularly enjoyed picture #16. Great work and inspiration!!

Teresa said...

Beautiful as always!!

Life and Times of Pri*Sila said...

Okay, so i've been checking your blog out for a while now, and can i just say you are my IDOL!!!! I'm serious! Anyway, I just wanted to add my 2 little cents in about how great these photo's of Anthea, Eldon and kids are. Not just these, but ALL of em! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your work! Anyway, if you ever need anyone to tag along at a photo shoot, carry your photo equipment around, fetch you a drink, food, anything I am your girl! lol. Keep up the great work, you are AWESOME!

p.s. Hi Nick!

~Priscilla Falatea

Niki O2afi said...

Omi like always "Job well done!". The pics look great of Eldon, Anthea & kids. I too adore the Aiono's! Can't wait til' Oct 11th! Love you!! :)

{nonu}6 said...

You never cease to amaze me. Anthea and her family are beautiful! But you have the ability to capture beauty AND a moment.

OMIPHOTOGRAPHER said...

Thanks Las, Teresa and Garran. Priscilla, you better be careful what you ask for girl. I always need help. lol! Thank you for commenting, and if you ever want to help send me your phone number and I will have to call you!
Niki, I can't wait for October 11th either! Verlyn, I was thining about planning a night next month to get together with a few photographers asking for ideas and help. What do you think? Let me know if you are interested.

{nonu}6 said...

OMI!! Name the time and the place and its a date!! I'm excited to learn from all of you!! Thank you for being so willing to share your knowledge! Woohoo!

@nthe@ said...

OMI...you are amazing! :) Thank you so much for making our first family picture(sad)one to remember forever and ever!! We had such a BLAST posing for you and obviously my kids have plenty of experience in that department haha...good times!! You are so gifted and have a special talent...thank you for sharing it with us! We love you girl. :) xoxo-Anthea Aiono
P.S. Keenon & Yaya say: hi aunty!