December 29, 2008

HEFA TUITA/PRO DANCER/ACTOR/SINGER/H.Y.P.E.




























Please indulge me with this very large post. I went through all the images a gazillion times trying to narrow down my favorites. Over and over again I went removing a few here and a few there...and as painful as it was I couldn't bring myself to remove any more of the remaining shots.
Hefa Tuita IS the "triple threat" ya'll. He is a star dancer on Nickelodeon's new dance show, "DANCE ON SUNSET." He has been featured in movies like High School Musical 2 and Unaccompanied Minors and has also danced on stage with the beautiful and talented Rhianna. The boy's got a voice and can play the piano, guitar and ukulele. With such an amazing future ahead of him and such a down to earth, humble personality, you can't help but fall in love with him and wish for him the very best possible. You can just feel it...He is going to be a HUGE STAR! He is absolutely what H.Y.P.E. is all about.
The shoot right after Hefa's canceled so I had a lot more time to work with him, and boy was it worth it! We encountered adoring fans and many awe struck young ladies, during our shoot. Can you blame them??
A special thanks to the Fairbanks Family, who provided a huge selection of AMAZING old school cars, for our use. I also want to thank Hefa's mom Karley, Teresa Tuimaseve of Island Beats, and my two assistants Nia and Miss Abby for ALL their help.
Sadly, just a few short weeks ago Hefa and his family lost a father and husband. Hefa Senior was a fire fighter for Spanish Fork City. He was the first Polynesian to ever hold that honor within the United States. We took a few shots of Hefa Jr., in his dads gear. Our love and prayers are with you and your family Hefa. We know that you will be greatly blessed in all you do and that your Dad is watching out for you as he always was! ALL MY LOVE!!





17 comments:

Pri*Sila said...

Omi, I LOVE em all!!!!! I'm so sad I didn't make it. I know I would've been one of the many awe struck girls... Probably wouldn't have been able to pay attention to my duties. GOsh, I'm still kickin myself.. Sad for me! Dang, these are awesome!

OMI PHOTOGRAPHER said...

Dang Sila, How did you know I was talking about myself when I said AWE STRUCK GIRLS!! lol! Nia and I were cracking up and giggling like we were 12. I miss you there too!

Princess Abigail said...

Hey Omi,
What do I have to do to get the highlighted photos of my day? I really need them so here is my email address cause UM...I've been camping out on your blog since sunday, LOL! abby.langi@gmail.com

btw/my mom is totally laughing out loud at your post! she said anytime you need a backup assistant to hit her up. gladly!

And your blowing my cover of the awe struck girls!! LOL

Love you OMI!
Abby

OMI PHOTOGRAPHER said...

Ummm I don't know how to break this to you honey, but I think YOU blew your cover on Saturday...lol! I will send you your pixs and...I'm going to post them tonight on the site...LUCKY DUCK! LOVE YOU!

The Finau Family said...

Great Photo shoot Omi.. Love your blog.. How come I was looking at the pictures and my 9 yr old daughter goes I know him he's on Nickolodeon (?) I guess that puts her in the screaming girls catagory..
Love it Love it Love it..

Kayleen T. Photography said...

Oooh! I love all of them! I can't even pick my favorite either, they're all great!

Karley Tuita said...

OMI these are amazing you did a wonderful job. These pictures bring tears to my eyes. Hefa and I just wanted to thank you and we are so excited that he was asked to be involved. HYPE is going to be are future I cant wait to watch the out come of the poly youth. Great job OMI much love Karley Tuita

Kiki Fangupo said...

omg I've seen him on Nickelodeon and had no clue he was from Utah. Way to represent =) The photos are fabulous!!

Suguturaga's said...

Yeah I gotta say that I can't even pick my favorite one either. What a lil model. You are just soooo good. I love coming here and seeing what is new. :)

'Anapesi said...

Hey sis!

The pictures are beyond amazing and truly reflect exactly what I was hoping you would capture about these extraordinary every-day young people and the HYPE Movement...which is the very essence of what it means to dream dreams that surpasses the status quo!!!

Thank you for sharing the vision of this Movement and for enhancing it in a way that only you could-- through your amazing talent to convey life stories through images! I absolutely love it!!!

Always in love and service!!!
'Anapesi

H@ll! said...

What a great shoot! He's handsome and so photogenic...that's why you couldn't choose a fav. I like the ones where he's smiling, it brings out so much more personality. Good job Omi!! :)

eseta polka dots said...

WOWWWWWWWWWWWW! GO HEFA!!! btw... it was so wonderful working with you OMI! your work is ahhhhmazing! :) i looooove it! :)

lots of love, 'eseta schaaf :)

Niki O2afi said...

Omi, my girls are so excited that "their" Aunty Omi got to photograph Hefa! lol They are so in love with him & love to watch him on "Dance On Sunset". Awesome pics Omi!!

James Family said...

This is one of my fav. shoots you've done so far! I love the pics! Every single picture was M-Azing. Really...

Pahulu Family said...

Love the pictures Oms! And you seriously got the Hefa we know in your shots, I love that boy! He may be every screaming teenagers dream, but hes the real deal, down to earth, good hearted, and has unbelievable talent that never goes to his head. Much luv to Hefa and his family!

iHEARTtatulu said...

What a talented kid! I love the pics of him in his father's uniform...so sweet.

Ray and Kass said...

This kid is so amazingly talented and I remember watching him grow up dancing! What an awesome photo shoot with a beautiful young man!

You're amazing as well Omi, we all love looking at your pictures and send our love to Nick. Happy New Years to your beautiful family!!!
-The Feinga's, Afo's, and Mapu's