October 9, 2008


I usually am much swifter at posting my shoots.  It's been such a crazy week.  I apologize guys!  Kaulana and I go way back to my BYU/ DH  days.  Somehow we all ended up in Hawaii where we finished up our studies and grew families!  Vili and Kaulana made the amazingly smart choice to stay in Hawaii where their fingers don't freeze up while typing blogs at 1:05 a.m., with a head cold that developed from all the corn pollen in the air...but I digress.  They now live on the beautiful Island of Maui, and I'm coming to visit once it's too cold to shoot outside!!  Which is...Tomorrow I think.
For this shoot we headed back up to Mill Creek just for fun.  I was told these beautiful leaves were only going to last 10 days, so I thought we better enjoy it.   Taimane was sleeping when we got ready to shoot.  The golden rule of child rearing is "DO NOT WAKE A NAPPING CHILD."  Well.....we did and the picture above says it all.  It just happens to be my favorite from the shoot.   I secretly love it when kids cry during shoots.  I wouldn't "MAKE" them cry...like... give them a lollipop and then yank it away, although Vili accused me of such strategies, but that's a great idea Brother!  Thanks!!  She eventually warmed up with rations of fruit snacks and I cannot complain, the images are just lovely, if I do say so myself.  
Thank you for coming all the way to Utah, JUST so I could photograph you guys! wink, wink.  See you soon!!


Puanani said...

Awww!!! I love these pictures of them, and LOVE THEM too!! You did such a great job Omi - I'm so glad Kaulana got a hold of you to do their pics! Taimane is beautiful!! I just about cried myself looking at these!! :)

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Anonymous said...

Yay Omi! I love em'. I gotta say that I'm a sucker for kids tears in photo's as well. Gosh, I still can't get over that little doorway, so cute!

Only you are cool enough to shoot at this location. You and your spanish skills. Thanks top chef ;)! Loved it!!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you soooo much Omi. The pics are sooo awesome. I can't wait to see all of them. You really are the BEST!!! And thank you for being patient with Taimane. Of course as soon as we got back to the hotel she was telling us "cheese" with huge smiles...lol. Anyways, thanks again, and we'll definitely see you on our next trip or on Maui!

NONU6 said...

Another great shoot! I love the colors, and the tears!