Author Archives: Paul Hayashi

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 … Continue reading

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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.  … Continue reading

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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. ” ngg_triggers_display=”never” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″] 

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Happy Holidays 2016!

This year’s holiday card…

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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 … Continue reading

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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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