Senior Pictures-Downtown Honolulu-Megan

Megan and her sister, Noelle, are beautiful teen girls who clearly love each other, but deep down, they’re still sisters.  I laugh when I see their facebook walls.  They’ll check in on each other walls just to leave concise, well-thought out comments with little no explanation.   Sometimes they leave just one word.


I can’t help but smile and am reminded fondly of my own sisters.  A little humorous ribbing in a family that clearly radiates with warmth and love.  Two sisters who adore each other.  While we were pouring over the final proofs from Megan’s senior picture session, Noelle put aside a selection.  When Megan asked her what she was doing, Noelle said “These aren’t for you.  These are for me, I want these.” 

I love Megan’s whole family.  We all go to the same church and Megan’s mom, Natalie, greets everyone at the door with a hug and a smile while Megan’s dad, Lance, volunteers behind the sound board.  It was a while ago and I was still on maternity leave when they first brought up the idea of me shooting Megan’s senior pictures.   I wasn’t sure when I would be able to resume photography gigs, but Lance and Natalie emphatically insisted that they would wait.  But senior pictures would probably work best if Megan was still a senior when we took them!!!  So, we managed to find one opening but, unfortunately, it happened to fall on the same day that Megan participated in the Straub 10K run.  It’s a community run that Megan was running to complete her Kamehameha Schools PE requirement to graduate.  I was worried that the ache of waking up at 4 am to run 6.21 miles might take its toll, but Megan was a champ.  She didn’t bat an eye at scheduling such a long day and she looked refreshed and beautiful for our shoot in the afternoon.

The senior picture session was amazing.  Downtown Honolulu is a popular place for engagement shoots because of the beautiful architecture and charming feel of the buildings.  We were a little worried at first because we were flirting with the rain.  We started off the shoot with a McDonald’s ice cream cone break to give the weather a chance to clear up…and it did!!!

Kamehameha senior picture in downtown Honolulu

Kamehameha senior picture in downtown Honolulu

Downtown Honolulu senior picture photos

Kamehameha senior picture in downtown Honolulu

Megan asked if she could incorporate her favorite book and she brought along Bronte’s ‘Jane Eyre.’  That’s one of my favorites, too.Midkiff library shoot in downtown Honolulu

Downtown Honolulu library shoot outside

Downtown Honolulu reading books outdoors

Hawaii Senior Pictures girl portrait

Downtown Honolulu girl sitting on stoop

Hawaii photographs senior girl in downtown Honolulu

Kamehameha senior picture by black door

Oahu Senior Portrait sitting by the sunset

Kamehameha senior photo by brick wall

Thanks everyone for chiming in!!!

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  • Crissy - March 31, 2011 - 9:56 am

    great pics!

  • Kelsey - March 31, 2011 - 10:55 am

    Beautiful session and beautiful girl! I love the pics of her at the desk reading. Love that you are donating a % to Japan also! Way to go!

  • Erin - March 31, 2011 - 11:51 am

    Love the pictures!! I’m jealous…my senior portraits weren’t this nice!

  • janelle - March 31, 2011 - 5:31 pm

    love it!

  • Emma - April 4, 2011 - 2:26 pm

    Gorgeous session! I love the desk & books 🙂

  • Corey Ann - April 5, 2011 - 3:29 am

    I really love the ones of her reading at the desk, such a great way to incorporate her favorite book into a senior session!

  • luis godinez - April 5, 2011 - 6:45 am

    have to agree with corey, really love the desk shots and her reading. 🙂

  • Miah Klein - April 5, 2011 - 2:31 pm

    Love the desk and books idea. Very creative.

  • Adam Cavanagh - April 6, 2011 - 2:40 pm

    Beautiful and really creative work! Love it!

  • Lisa Novakowski - April 7, 2011 - 7:47 am

    I adore the desk in the street series, super idea! This gal is cuuuuuute, and her eyes are amazing! Well captured.

  • Joy - April 8, 2011 - 8:33 am

    Love, love, love them! They turned out great! Megan was so awesome, truly a beautiful girl inside and out.

  • Summer - April 8, 2011 - 3:15 pm

    I just love these pics! you have a great gift Keao!

  • Scott - April 8, 2011 - 4:35 pm

    The pictures turned out nicely. I hope when Slugger gets to be that age you can take her pictures too.

  • Michelle Guzman - April 11, 2011 - 6:51 am

    So cool that you had the desk in this shoot. I’ve never seen that before. Awesome! 🙂

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