February 7, 2009

Chinese New Year/ FOR EVERY CHILD/ TRADITIONAL

















I have memories of dust covered albums filled with beautiful images. Old. Foreign. Exotic. I must have flipped through them a hundred times growing up.  Pictures are powerful.  60 years after those album pictures were developed and collected for safe keeping, they served as my primary inspiration during the traditional portion of the shoot.
Today I had a event shoot with "For Every Child" adoption agency, to celebration the Chinese New Year. I can't put into words the way my life has been changed by meeting the Trinnaman's, the heart and soul of the agency.  I watch Laura and James in awe every time I get the opportunity to document there miraculous work.  We had so many wonderful families all brought together by special circumstance...dare I say miracles.  They "ARE" the "CHANGE" they want to see in the world.  If all goes well, with scheduling and planning, I will be joining them on one of their adventures to Taiwan this summer.  As always..THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!
I will post the family shots, and Emily and Nicole's shots tomorrow.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh Naomi! I can't sleep, sufing the web and thought I'd check out your blog for today's photos. I can't believe you got these up so quickly. And I'm in awe as always. The games and food were fun, but to have these photos that so amazingly showcase their heritage will be in those books and albums that will continue to inspire us 60 years from now.

Thank you for being a part of our day. You're the best!

Laura
For Every Child

Hali said...

These children are absolutly beautiful, they are amazing and so are Omi!
Hali

The Finau Family said...

Omi
These girls are beautiful and your pictures capture the beauty in them.. Again I'm amazed with your work the agency is lucky to have you as their photographer you capture both the outer and inner beauty in every shot..

Alicia said...

Wow!! These are exceptionally BEAUTIFUL!!! Naomi!!! You really, really captured something here! I literally was like "Wooow..." out loud looking at these!!!

OMI PHOTOGRAPHER said...

THANK YOU Laura! It's my only contribution to your life long missions, but I'm so happy I get to be a part of it! Thank you Hali and Loyann. And Alicia, you are too sweet! I hope LV is good to you and your family! Hope to see you soon!

sepa said...

omi, your adoption pix are my favorite by far. the stories are in the eyes, and you capture them beautifully. thanks always.

Irene said...

Omz what beautiful children and great job in capturing it all! Call me....Irene.

Kiki Fangupo said...

those are just fabulous!!!

Marie said...

Naomi-these are AMAZING! You are AMAZING! It was so great meeting you! I look up to you so much and loved watching you work your magic.
They turned out beautiful!