The O’Connell Family :: Okinawa Family Photographer

This post is LONG overdue!  I love this family 🙂  They were so much fun to shoot!  Beautiful faces and great personalities!  We headed to the Courtney Bowl (soccer fields) first.  This family spends a lot of time at a number of sports events!  Then we headed to this bright blue building right outside of my base for some fun pictures! 🙂  That’s when this family really shined!

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Kailie+Nate+Rocky+Zanpa = Love.

I think the theme of May is, “I wish I knew you earlier!”  Summertime is PCS season here on Okinawa and at most military bases.  I seem to meet a ton of awesome people right before they leave the island!  It kinda shows you how long I’ve been here – 3.5 years this summer.  Way too many awesome people that I’ve had to say goodbye to.

This particular couple, Kailie and Nate, go to my church (Koza Baptist Church), and they’re some of those awesome people!  They asked me to take pictures at Cape Zanpa where Nate proposed.  I had so much fun, except for the part where I got up on a wall to take pictures of the family on the edge of the cliff.  Um, have I ever told you, I’M afraid of heights, but I’m even more afraid of people near high places.  Plus, the doggies were getting SO close to the edge!  I was freaking out!!!  Anyway, I really enjoyed this shoot, and I hope you do too!  🙂

My most daring photo!

J+G+H^3 = Love.

I have a ton of favorite families, basically every family I meet is my favorite family 🙂  Here’s one of my most recent favorite families!  We had our session a few weeks ago, and it was SO COLD!  Everyone was a trooper, especially the kids…well except the little girl.  She was so happy to run around without a sweater!  These are a few of my favorite shots.

 

 

Mothers’ Day is coming!

“A mother is the truest friend we have.”

~Washington Irving

Mother’s Day is coming up! Celebrate that special bond between mother and child with my Mommy & Me portrait session.  You can include Grandma too if you like.  These portraits make beautiful Mother’s Day gifts, as well as lasting heirlooms that your family can enjoy for generations to come.

Call to reserve your session today! 080-6491-8856  OR

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Howe Family – Toguchi Beach

Today, I had SO much fun shooting pictures with the Howe Family.  Katie and Josh are SO in love 🙂  They made me smile.  R & S were sweetie pies as well, very well mannered and polite.  I don’t think it could get easier than this!  Although it was chilly and sprinkly, we managed to get some great pictures 🙂  Thanks Howe Family!