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2012 Year In Review Part 2


And the rest of the year! (Catch up on the first half here.)


Jason Mraz concert as an early wedding anniversary celebration!

Americana 2012 photo shoot to celebrate relaunch of this very blog!

Experimenting with bokeh overlays and shooting through gels.

The fastest and most successful sequence of images I’ve ever shot! :)

Moved to our new apartment in Kailua!

2-year wedding anniversary on July 7th. <3

Summertime star shooting!

Photo shoot for HINA Hawaii!

And so this happened, and everything changed. :) My first viral photograph gets posted and printed around the world.

Photo shoot for Gillia clothing!

Whites + Hooks



Shoot with Dean & Geremy!

RIMPAC 2013 exercise!

Hiking Kaena Pt. with friends.

Full moon at Makapuu.

Meteor shower with friends (though not so many meteors)…

Shoot with Ace!

Shoot with Amanda & Sarah!

Kings of Spade promotional photo shoot!

My photo hangs in the Smugmug Headquarters! (Photo by Ivan Makarov)


Angel’s awesome maternity session!

Shoot with Nina & Tyson!

Lava Kiss published in a double-page spread! – Digital SLR Photography.

Pepsi shoot with Hawaii Pacific Entertainment!

Hawaii 5-0 Season 3 red carpet premiere.

Blue Angels airshow at Kaneohe Bay

Thud Rumble photo shoot!



Sponsored blogger trip to Kauai!

First coverstory in eXpressions magazine!

Seeing baby Denver at the hospital. <3

Shoot with Allison & Tyson!

Shoot with Tim & Tyson!

Met musical hero Nobuo Uematsu at HEXXP!

Vacation to Monterey to visit the Velez family!

Assassin’s Creed III release! I then spent three days straight playing it, followed by an extended mental health break that also included Halo 4.



(The month I spent mostly at home painting, editing my backlog of photos, and playing video games…)

Shoot with Loryn and Nathalie!

Shoot with Neka and Erica!

Attending the Royal Ball at Iolani Palace


I start working faster on digital paintings, which are mostly fan art at this point!

Geminid meteor shower photo outing.

Fashion shoot with Justine & Tyson for a profile video by Anton for Smugmug!

Off to Maui for Christmas, but because I got sick, I only took photos for one afternoon in Kaupo.

End-of-the-year photo adventures!

Met night photography expert Thomas O’Brien visiting from Colorado!

New Year’s Eve celebration at Kakaako!

…And that’s it for 2012! 2013 is already in full force, so always stay tuned more images!

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  • Chelsea Patricia

    What an amazing year, girl!

  • Sean Douglas

    2012 was amazing, I can't wait to see what you got for us in store in 2013! Happy New Year!

  • Donna Sinclair

    That is one hell of a year :D

  • Jade L. Scott

    great work.

  • Aaron Meyers

    Dallas, I recently came across your photography after visiting the Big Island last month and seeing your "kiss" shot. It's so stunning I had to check out your other work. Although photo after photo I kept saying "damn, that's sick!" the one I stopped at was the photo of SmugMug HQ… I thought "hey that looks familiar." It's familiar because Ivan took the same photo for me… my photo of the Golden Gate Bridge is hanging just below yours! It's an honor to have my photo on the same wall as yours and I just wanted to say how much I've enjoyed looking through your photos. Keep up the great work!