April 24, 2009

MOE+NORA+BUCKY+ALYSSA=BEAUTIFUL FAMILY PICTURES/Malaekahana Beach, Kahuku, Hawaii













My, My, My! I was falling to far behind on my editing, so YES.....hello all nighter! I love to have so many pictures to decide from, but it does make for loooong nights.
Nora contacted me last year about family pictures. Since they live in Hawaii, we were waiting for my schedule to bring me to out their way. I am so glad it did!
Okay...so no one told me that the sun rises at 5:00 a.m. in Hawaii. I seriously woke up with the roosters and still had to shoot into the blazing sun. It was so much fun to be back in Laie with this great family. We made our way to Malaekahana beach, which just happens to be where Nick asked me to marry him.  (Funny story: pirates, treasure, hot surfer bodies, and great lines.  Ask me about it sometime.)  While I was working with Moe and Nora, Bucky (A.K.A Benjamin) told my husband about the surgery, he had to have on his brain.  After the shoot Nick told me about it and I realized I just met a miracle.  Bucky told him that they had to get the bad stuff out of his brain or he would be frozen, or go live in heaven and have a better life.  I already loved this family, but hearing about such courage and strength made me admire them even more!  
Seriously guys...I CAN'T wait to see you again in Seattle next month!  ALL OUR LOVE.

13 comments:

Kayleen T. Photography said...

Hey I'm pulling an all night editing sesh too! I love these pix Omi!

Puanani said...

BEAUTIFUL pics of the Alaiafunes, Omi! Yes, Bucky is our little miracle :) and he's an amazing little boy - loved reading this post! My favorite pictures are the one of Nora and Bucky, and the last one of Bucky and Alyssa on the beach :).

sepa said...

beautiful indeed! great work, omi.

Dasl*it Photography said...

Love the picutes Omi you are my hero.. Really nice blog about the family, brings out the pictures even more.. So jealous you in Hawaii.. Lucky!!!

oneshotbeyond said...

I absolutely love it when families include their pets in their photographs! Beautiful job on these and such a gorgeous family.

Ana Moleni Fonua said...

The mother of the fam, Nora, is a natural beauty! Beautiful family pictures. I love the natural elements of the whole shoot. The family, and the beautiful scenery of Hawaii. Excellent job Omi.

Ana Moleni Fonua said...

BTW funny label, you must have been really tired after picking and posting these pictures ha ha :)

Leah T :) said...

Awesome pictures Omi.. Its soo hard to pick a favorite on these ones. They ALL are beautiful.

Nora said...

The photos are GORGEOUS, Omi.. THank you so much! We had an amazing experience with you, that even to this day Moe and I are still talking about it..and smiling over Nick's "pirate" proposal. It's amazing how life goes in a circle, leading us right back to our "beginnings" *smiles*.

We are excited to see the rest of the photos.. and even more excited knowing that we will be meeting up with you again next month.

{nonu}6 said...

Beautiful photos Omi! You are amazing!

Melejane said...

Hey what a kawinkadink...I've got beach pictures this week too! haha. I love these pictures and noticed a few poses I'd like try this coming up week. Thank you for the inspiration Omi! You rock!

Pri*Sila said...

Oh what a little angel! So I've got a face to put with the little story that made me teary. These are BEE-U-TI-FUL! I love em girl! Next time I'll be joining you in Hawaii!

kaulana said...

Absolutely beautiful pictures. They are such a wonderful family and Bucky is truly the bravest little boy I know. Such an inspiration!!! Your work is amazing as always Omi and definitely let us know when you'll be back in Hawaii. We'll need new pictures since we'll have another addition to the family in a few weeks!