October 2, 2008

The Amitoelau Family




























I had so much fun with the Amitoelau's. Being that we are now west side city folk, I don't get to the mountains as much as I'd like. The leaves were changing, the air was fresh and the temperature was nice and comfortable. It made me want to roll down all the windows, turn off the radio, and drive really slow.
The Amitoelau's picked our shoot location, and I am madly in love with it.  It's always fun to shoot in new places, and I'm SURE we will be back soon!  
What can I say about this amazing family? Eric is a good friend of my Husband, who has been so kind and complementary of my photography endeavors from the beginning.  When he asked me to photograph his entire family, I was thrilled!   There is strength in their family relationships that is so easy to capture.  Families that are really bonded are so easy to photograph.  My work was a breeze.  AND.... check out how stylin' everyone is!  I came home inspired to seriously over haul our closets!....but got distracted while searching for my trusty cut off sweats...you know the ones.  Yep..those ones.  Maybe tomorrow, maybe tomorrow.  

Thank you for getting me up to Mill Creek.  Thank you for waiting for me to mosey my way down the mountain so that you could pay our toll.  If I had any idea I wouldn't have stopped to take pictures every 10 feet.  But most importantly, THANK YOU for allowing me to get to know your wonderful family a little better!

I also wanted to give a very special thanks to Priscilla Falatea.  I appreciate all you do to help me and want you to know that I'm grateful for your assistance!  You are just wonderful!

14 comments:

Pahulu Family said...

Another job well done Oms! Love the location! The vibrant colors of the trees and good looking family just complimented your skills! I'm almost thinking maybe we should try and get our family shots before all the snow comes down. I'm sure your booked so if you have time or a cancellation before our appt let me know. I fell in love with that location! Love ya!

Be-E@ZY said...

You really captured the moment Omz. I love the feeling I got when I first looked at these pictures. It immediately made me think of my mom, dad, brothers, sisters....wow..Family....how luck we are to have them...Good work Omz!

Vaitai 6 said...

Very BEAUTIFUL Om!!! I'm so missing the seasons there in Utah! Love your angles and poses- so not traditional, what I absolutely LOVE... doing it completely original! Again, another AWESOME shoot!

Puanani said...

Omi, with every shoot, you prove MORE AND MORE how AMAZING and talented you are! What a beautiful family! I love the Fall colors and yes, they're so stylish!! GREAT JOB capturing such special moments!

Still working on you coming out here for December! Will shoot you an email soon :). In the meantime, still admiring your AWESOME work from Seattle!

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{nonu}6 said...

The Amitoelau's are a great family! I love the colors and the way you captured this families bond! What a great way to welcome fall! And I have to say... You have THE BEST assistant ever!(and I'm not being biased!) lol. Another fantastic shoot Omi!

Niki O2afi said...

Omi, you did an awesome job!! Looking at my uncle made me think of my dad! I can't believe how much they look alike! Love you so much & enjoy your work. Did I ever call you back about the 24th of this month? I can't remember, I'm so fired I know. Let me know if you still have that date open or even the 25th!!

Pri*Sila said...

How lucky was I to have gone on my first photo shoot with such an amazing family! Everyone was wonderful, friendly, and yes, oh so stylish! LOVE IT!!!! Omi, to see you in action..... Words can not even describe. You are blessed with a gift! I only hope to someday be half as good as you are. Thanks for allowing me to assist you, I am truly honored!


p.s. Verlynn I love you!

Dawn said...

Beautiful!! Great poses, I love the one on the rocks by the water and I love the one of the road and the sunset. Are the fall colors in Utah really that vibrant already? I am so jealous!! Thanks for the inspiration Omi.

Eric and Anya said...

Wuddup Omi!!!
Well my friend, Nick will tell you that i've been a fan since the "omi-photography" company consisted of just a few pics on his desk at work. It was a true joy for my family and I to witness your brilliance firsthand. God bless you in your endeavors as you continue to bless others with your talents.. and to all who read this, book an appointment IMMEDIATELY with Omi cuz pretty soon, you're gonna have to book your family photos two years in advance!

Jen Amitoelau said...

Hellurr, Hellurr, Hellurr!!!! Omi you are the best! Thanks bunches for sacrificing your time to come and shoot my family!!! The pictures turned out great.. My family had such a blast.. And your pictures truely captured that... Thanks again Omi =)

Anonymous said...

You did such great work with their family pix! They look soo happy and relaxed.luv ya...ur sista...irene.

Anonymous said...

Thank you soooo much Omi!!!!! We had such a great time with you. The pix are so beautiful. I've gotta tell Eesh she needs to hurry up and schedule her appt w/ you. Heavenly Father has truly blessed you with great talent. Thanx again!!!!!!

Chamylle Amitoelau

OMIPHOTOGRAPHER said...

Thank you everyone for all your kind comments! Chamylle, I wanted to write about how we go way back and you used to come visit us for the weekends at Snow, but I didn't dare to spell your name.....and it's a good thing I didn't! Really I do appreciate all of you!

Om