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Embracing the Chaos, Photographing a Family of 6!

Wow I really didn’t know if it was possible to do a shoot with 4 kids under the age of 5.  The thought of it was nerve-wracking, because as a photographer, I want so desperately to create the perfect shoot for each client. Thankfully this family had the absolute coolest mom & dad you’d ever…

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  • Petra - I LOVED THE VIDEO! The music was perfect and it was such fun to watch this big beautiful family interact with each other with so much love and happiness. 
    Personally, I’d prefer pictures of the crazy chaos over carefully poised, everyone looking at the camera w/a fake smile, ANYDAY! Bravo…and God bless this awesome family ❤️ReplyCancel

  • Gail - These are incredibly beautiful….loved the story too..great work Drena Girl…xoxoxoReplyCancel

How friggin’ cute can one couple get?! 

Handle bar mustache- check; handmade lei by the beautiful girl wearing it- check; ridiculously cute dog that wants to be in the middle of all the action, all the time – check. Jessica and Zac both have high stress jobs, so on their down time they love just being together at home with their dog…

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This One’s Special

One of the first wedding vendors I worked with here in Oahu was definitely a perfect match for me. Their love of the island & its heritage, the sustainability and importance of farm to table practices (plus the food is AHHH-MAZING), and the people were so fun & totally lovable but still completely professional and dead…

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E Komo Mai (Welcome)

Hey I just wanted to start this blog venture off with a little introduction.  I know you’ve probably read the about page for the critical information which sums up a lot about me nicely. But like all of us we can’t fit in to a few short paragraphs. I am a prior service member, Air…

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