Custom Prom Portraits

The Mom of the girl wanted unique prom portraits for her daughter so “coerced” me into driving halfway across the island to take these photos for her.  It was challenging.  Blustery, sun going in and out of the clouds, challenging location and so forth.  Hope she’s happy with them and she now owes me.  he he he…

Two weeks and counting

Miss Hawaii 2015 is two weeks away and counting.  I wanted to honor our current 2014 Miss Hawaii Stephanie Steuri so I changed my headers to reflect the portraits I took of her as Miss Paradise Kauai 2014, the 2014 Miss Hawaii Pageant and the portraits I took of her as the 2014 Miss Hawaii.  Good luck to Stephanie as she pursues her goal of being a veterinarian and will be back to school once she crowns the new 2015 Miss Hawaii.

2014 Stephanie Steuri - ©2015 Paul Hayashi Photography - All Rights Reserved
2014 Stephanie Steuri – ©2015 Paul Hayashi Photography – All Rights Reserved

Current News and Events

4/11/2015 – Miss Hawaii is less than two months away so I figured I’ll see how many of the 29 contestants I was able to photograph.  So far, 15 is the number.  I might do a couple more but that’ll be it for this year.

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4/4/2015 – Today one of my favorite models is getting married.  I met her back in the late 1990’s when she was running in a local beauty pageant.  Did a session with her then she disappeared.  Fast forward to 2008 and we connected again and had the opportunity to catch up on her life and I was able to schedule several more sessions with her.  She got busy and I lost touch with her until she texted me a couple of months ago asking for my mailing address.  Congratulations Sarah!  May you have a great life with your new hubby!

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Good luck to Miss Hawaii Chinese Lindsey Mau as she competes in the Miss Chinatown USA Pageant held in San Francisco this weekend.

Lindsey Mau - 2015 Miss Hawaii Chinese

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I just went to Kauai to photograph the 2015 Miss Garden Isle/Miss Paradise Kauai Scholarship Pageant.  They crowned two new title holders.  From L-R:  2014 Miss Hawaii/Miss Paradise Kauai Stephanie Steuri, 2015 Miss Paradise Kauai Sarah Manuel, 2015 Miss Garden Isle, Nicholette Levinthol, 2014 Miss Garden Isle Topaz Fernandez.

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On January 24, 2015, the 2015 Miss Latina Hawaii Scholarship Pageant was held at St. Louis/Chaminade’s Mamiya Theatre.  The winner was April-May Smith who happens to be the younger sister of the outgoing 2014 Miss Latina Hawaii Easter Lily Smith.  The youngest sister Decembers Smith placed 1st Runner-up.  This is a photo of the three sisters.  L-R:  2015 Miss Latina Hawaii April-May Smith, 2014 Miss Latina Hawaii Easter-Lily Smith, & 2015 1st Runner-up Decembers Smith.

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On January 10, 2015, the 66th Narcissus Queen and Court were selected.  The court members include L-R:  Michelle Lam 3rd Princess, Nicole Chong 1st Princess, 66th Queen Erica Wong, Christina Yee 2nd Princess & Carly Young, 4th Princess.  Interesting fact is that the 2009 Narcissus Queen Lisa Wong is Erica’s older sister.

 

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Meet the 2015 Miss East Oahu/Miss Kahala/Miss North Shore scholarship pageant title holders.

L-R:  Miss East Oahu Halialani Parish, Miss North Shore Keala Patterson, Miss Kahala Alexandra Roth

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