Author Archives: Paul Hayashi

Great Job at Miss America Allison!

Now we’re ready to welcome you back as our reigning Miss Hawaii!  Hope to see you soon!

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Can you just Photoshop it?

I’m decently proficient in Photoshop but there are limits.  Had a family portrait of 125+.  Weather decided to bring in a tropical storm on the day we had scheduled the shoot (IOW, it was raining).  We’re getting wet, my equipment … Continue reading

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Do I have enough makeup?

Sometimes additional makeup is needed, other times a qualified makeup artist (MUA) does such a good job that no enhancement is needed.  In the last year, a new application has made is possible to enhance one’s makeup to get the … Continue reading

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Miss Hawaii Allison Chu part deux

  The first time around, someone forgot to tell someone to make sure the hair was brushed out.  This time the hairdresser came with Miss Hawaii and did his thing.  Miss Hawaii arrived with her hair in curlers but these … Continue reading

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Miss Chinatown Hawaii/Miss Hawaii Chinese

The 2017 Pageant season has started.  First up – the Miss Chinatown Hawaii/Miss Hawaii Chinese Pageant.  Pageant is on Saturday, September 3, 2016 at the Historic Hawaii Theatre.

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Miss Hawaii 2016

Finally had the opportunity to photograph Allison Chu, Miss Hawaii 2016

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Yes, I photograph guys too…

With most of the images I post, it seems I only photograph attractive females.  Nope, I do my share of guys too including a fair amount of graduation portraits.  For information, download the grad price list in the pricing section.

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Project for Summer

Working on a series of Beach Bikini shots (trying mostly for sunset times).  Weather has been challenging but the series has been completed.  These twelve girls will appear in the first calendar.  Sessions may be viewed in the Model section … Continue reading

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2016 Miss Hawaii

Congratulations to Allison Chu – 2016 Miss Hawaii and to 1st Runner-up Chelsea Clement, 2nd Runner-up Tesia Worley, 3rd Runner-up Halialani Parish, 4th Runner-up Tiffany Johnson.  And to top 7 finalists Mami Ogiwara & Pualani Armstrong.  This is one of … Continue reading

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