Holiday Special: The Merry Makeover Special!

For the past two years, we’ve always run a successful Black Friday Special, but this year we’re doing something different. We realize that what we do best is transform our clients … and… Continue reading

Tower of Terror Wedding Photos

Just in time for Halloween! Disney Weddings recently shared our photo on their Facebook page, so I figured I’d share it here! We shot Katie & Aaron’s magical wedding at the Disney California… Continue reading

The Evolution of: The Tinkerer

All of my shoots start off as sketches. The sketches serve as a sort of road map for getting to the finish line, which in this case is the final image. My sketches… Continue reading

REEL COUPLE: Julia and James

I shot Julia and James’ Kailua Beach Wedding a while ago and I met up with them to shoot some cinemagraphs. It was a blast (mostly because they’re such a fun couple!) and… Continue reading

PREVIEW: The Girl with the Pearls, a Cinemagraph Editorial

This weekend I collaborated with my good friend, the talented and lovely Mabsy, on some fashion editorials — with a twist. These editorials were shot as cinemagraphs. Cinemagraphs are essentially animated GIFs, but… Continue reading

Abstract Magazine Editorial on Collaboration

I shot these images for Abstract Magazine’s “Collaboration” issue. The article was a very conceptual one, so the images were designed to be just as conceptual. To illustrate the theme of collaboration towards… Continue reading

60’s Fashion Editorial: Mondo Mondo

Mari Maekawa is a model / aerial acrobat / synchronized swimmer from Japan. She was visiting Hawaii and we collaborated on a shoot together. Mari’s portfolio is filled with strong fashion and beauty… Continue reading

Sex in the 50s

I shot these photos for Hyphen Magazine, but they didn’t use them. They actually never replied back to me and then next thing I know the issue was published without my images —… Continue reading

Vintage Family Portrait: The Chien Family

Suzie contacted me and asked if I could style and shoot her family, specifically requesting the signature “Firebird Photography” look — I happily accepted! I designed some beachy, nautical inspired outfits for everyone… Continue reading