I was asked to photograph the 64th Cherry Blossom Contestants this year since the former photographer retired. Here are this year’s contestants. Click on the link to view the gallery. Contestant Gallery
I have been photographing the contestants of this pageant since 1977. My first cover portrait was in 1975 so technically, I’ve been involved for 40 years. These are the contestants for this year. Check back to see who won.
Sometimes, no matter the effort of trying to coordinate clothing, people will wear what they’re comfortable in. My former assistant wanted a family portrait this year. She tried to coordinate clothing. “Tried” is the definitive word. Local people from Hawaii dress like this all the time (including the rubber slippers – and please do not call them “flip-flops” as you will get dirty looks from the locals).
This family comes to me every other year to update their family portraits. The kids are getting older and more cooperative so we try to do something a little different based on what the Grandmother wants to do.
Schedule a family portrait session between now and August 31, 2015 and get the session fee waived. We are also giving a 15% discount on all orders placed within 30 days of the session. Active duty Military qualify for an additional discount. Please contact me for more information
I’ve been doing some testing over the last month in preparation for the upcoming season of Pageant Portraits. Proper lighting and posing makes a difference in how the subject looks. This applies to both Pageant Portraits and Regular Portraits.