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!

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!

Alex :: Class of 2012 :: Okinawa Senior Portrait Photographer

I am so behind on all of my blog posts.  Ya know, life happens and for me it always happens all at once!  I am getting myself in gear to update my blog and website.  Hopefully, I can get it all done before we move back to the States!  🙂

Here are a few photos from Alex’s Senior photo shoot.  Isn’t he a handsome young man?  He’s headed off to college in the Fall, and I know there are great things waiting for him.  We took these photos at a local bull-fighting ring and castle ruins park, right next to where I live!  Pretty amazing, right?

 

Jenny+Justin+Bump = Love. :: Okinawa Maternity Portrait Photographer

First off, I have to tell you that this photoshoot was impromptu!  Meaning that we had set out to do it in the afternoon, but Okinawa’s weather had a different idea.  The rain started up so we decided to reschedule for the following day.  However, an issue arose.  We were hungry.  Thankfully Jenny and Justin are friends so we headed down to Macaroni Grill and had some dinner.  Afterwards, we walk outside, and it’s GORGEOUS.  The light just looked crisp.  I remembered a place to go take pictures, thanks to my friend, Michele (son – Shawn).  Here’s a few of my faves from our scheduled/nonscheduled/postponed, but not shoot 🙂

 

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.

 

 

Project 365+1 :: Day 70 :: “Sweet”

I had to take a picture for my photography class (story of this year!), and the prompt was to create images using the third letter in my last name – “S.”  This photo is “SWEET.”  Sweet boy, sweet popsicle, sweet moment.  Sweet.  Plus those big ole eyes!

Project 365+1 :: Day 68 :: “Easter Bunny”

I SO know this is WAY past overdue.  I mean, it’s almost May!  Anyway, the Easter bunny stopped by our house and left me some treats (even though he knows that I just started a new healthy lifestyle).  Needless to say, he also knows my hubby because he left me a really sweet card too.  There are also NO more Reese’s eggs – SO DELICIOUS, but I still have a discounted choco-bunny.

Project 365+1 :: Day 66 :: “RGB”

This has to be one of my favorite pictures that I’ve taken in my photography class.  Our assignment was to take beautiful pictures, and then, using Photoshop, turn it into a black & white photo.  You probably wouldn’t believe this, but this flower is a weed!  Here in Okinawa, weeds grow like super-weeds.  Overnight, our lawn could grow 3 inches just in weeds or flowers could bloom out of nothing!  I suppose that is just the tropical nature of this island.  Well, these flowers are my favorite little weedy flowers that I’ve seen!  They’re a really pretty purple, but in black and white, they’re even more spectacular!  🙂

I also created a new watermark 🙂  Do you like it?!