Miss Hawaii’s Outstanding Teen 2017

Official Portrait Session of 2017 Miss Hawaii’s Outstanding Teen Maia Mayeshiro

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Congratulations Kathryn Teruya!

Congratulations to Kathryn Teruya – 2017 Miss Hawaii.  2nd Miss Hawaii for the Miss Kaka`ako Program.  1st RU Carissa Kano (Miss Central Oahu), 2nd RU Amber Aduja (Miss Oahu), 3rd RU Penelope Ng Pack (Miss Kahala), 4th RU Allyson Tsui (Miss Leeward Oahu)

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Miss Hawaii Class of 2017

On Saturday, June 10, 2017, a new Miss Hawaii will be selected from these 15 contestants.  Check back with us on Sunday to see who took the title.

Top Row:  Miss Ala Moana Kyla Hagedorn, Miss Aloha Hawaii Piper Pierson (photo by Anna Pacheco), Miss Central Oahu Carissa Kano, Miss Diamond Head Kylee Kamalani

2nd Row:  Miss East Oahu Robynn Corneau, Miss Honolulu Dezalynn Tiell, Miss Kahala Penelope Ng Pack, Miss Kaka`ako Kathryn Teruya

3rd Row:  Miss Kona Coffee Jessica Lloyd (photo by Anna Pacheco), Miss Latina Hawaii Isabella Garcia, Miss Leeward Oahu Allyson Tsui

4th Row:  Miss Maui Casey Salcedo (photo by Nagamine Photo), Miss Oahu Amber Awai, Miss Paradise Latina Noe Baladad, Miss Waikiki Jocelyn Loui

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Family Photos before your Senior goes off to school

Got a call to do a last minute graduation portrait.  Talking to the Mom, she was interested in a family portrait since the last one they had done was when the kids were small.  After some back and forth due to scheduling, we met on Sunday morning on the North Shore.  This is the result of the session.

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Miss America & Miss America’s Outstanding Teen

Miss America Savvy Shields & Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Nicole Jia rolled into town this week and I had the opportunity to photograph them with our Miss Hawaii Allison Chu & Miss Hawaii’s Outstanding Teen Carly Yoshida.  These girls are really nice…

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Class of 2017

Now that the end of the school year is approaching, just a reminder that we do Graduation portraits both in the studio and on location.  You may download a copy of the current price list in the pricing information section.  Call or email us for more information or to schedule an appointment.

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The 2017 Pageant Season has started

With the Miss Chinatown Hawaii to the many Miss Hawaii preliminary pageants, the opportunity to photograph the titleholders has been a fun experience.  Here are some of this year’s set of portraits.

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Happy Holidays 2016!

This year’s holiday card…

xmas-2016-email

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Has it been 40+ years?

In 1975, the Chinese Chamber crowned Peggy Sen as the 26th Narcissus Queen.  Knowing Peggy through her sorority at the University of Hawaii, she asked me to photograph her cover photo.  This is my first cover photo for the Narcissus Queen Pageant.

Peggy Sen - 27th Narcissus Queen

Peggy Sen – 26th Narcissus Queen

My colleague was asked to photograph the 1976 cover.  The following year – 1977 – I received a phone call from the program book editor (Toy Len Chang).  She asked if I could photograph the cover that year.  Since I knew the 29th Queen – Debbie Chun – we had already made arrangements for me to photograph her cover. This is Debbie’s cover.

Debbie Chun - 29th Narcissus Queen

Debbie Chun – 28th Narcissus Queen

On a lark, I asked the editor if I could photograph the contestants.  She said okay.  Thus began a 40 year association with the Narcissus Queen Pageant and the Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii.  This is the first group of contestants that I photographed that year – the 29th Narcissus Queen Contestants.

1978 Narcissus Queen Contestants

1978 Narcissus Queen Contestants

Now it’s 2017 40 years later and here are the 68th Narcissus Queen Contestants.  Oh, the stories I could tell you.

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