Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Holiday Office Closure

Hawaiianpix's office will be closed from December 23rd - January 9th for our annual holiday break. 
 
We are all taking a break to spend time with our friends and family and enjoy the holidays. 

Any pre-scheduled events will take place like normal. Jerry and Wes will still be attending any photography sessions already on the calendar. 

To tie you over, we thought you would enjoy a little holiday humor from all of us at Hawaiianpix Photography. 


In case you can't watch the video, here are a few screen shots of what you missed.

First, you see the whole Hawaiianpix crew...


Of course, there is some dancing...


 And some singing...


Even some paper art?


Lastly, you can't help but laugh at Jerry's mad guitar skills...


and Connie's saxophone skills (which she actually plays in real life)....


Jerry makes the best elf! Micole is the whitest elf of all. Lyndsi has mad dance skills. Wes is perfect in lederhosen.What do you think?

Thank you for a remarkable year! We will see you all in 2012.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

U Family - Winning!

The votes have been counted, the winner has been notified....
we can finally announce the winner of the 
Hawaiianpix Facebook Challenge!!!

With an overwhelming response (over 50 votes for their photograph!),
the winner is.... drum roll please .....

The U Family!!


The U Family has won a $100 Hawaiianpix Gift Certificate good for any of our services including - print orders, future portrait sessions and photography eduction.

We asked the U Family to send us a picture with their hard earned prize and we love what they sent back to us! 


We love that they also got in the holiday spirit. They are such a fun family!

We also have to give a shout out to the S Family who were originally holding the lead, but ended up coming into a close second place. Good job S Family!


Thank you to everybody that participated in our first ever Hawaiianpix Facebook Challenge. We had such a great response that we hope to do the challenge again in the future. 

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Patrick and Beth - The Perfect Sunset (Kawailoa)


A few weeks ago we had the privilege of taking photographs of Patrick and Beth at Kawailoa Beach on the North Shore. The session went amazingly well! You would never guess that the couples weren't professional models; they were extremely comfortable in front of the camera. You can see the love between them and even their playful side. 





It started off as a cloudy, overcast day but as the sun started to set we soon realized it was going to be a perfect North Shore sunset. 



If you would like to schedule a sunset session please call Andy at 808-387-0869 or email her at office@hawaiianpix.com


Lightroom Workshop with Hawaiianpix

Holiday Special for a Hawaiianpix Workshop!

Regular Price - $120
Purchase before December 25th 
for just $99!!

Overview of our Lightroom Workshop -
This is a beginning class in Lightroom for Photographers. Learn the basics of the program, including the initial setup, importing & exporting files, creating user presets, the tools pallet, brush tool, image resizing, color and density corrections and creating specialty images. Students will learn basic Photographic workflow techniques as well as use of 3rd party plugins and working with print, gallery and other specialized tools within the program. Course includes a full day of instruction and video DVD's of lessons covered. Class is limited to just 10 Students Register early to insure availability.  


For more information on the Lightroom Workshop visit our website at

OR get a better look at our holiday promotion 

Questions?? Call or email Andy today - 
808-387-0869
office@hawaiianpix.com

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Rain, Rain Go Away



RAIN, RAIN GO AWAY!!!


For most parts of the United States, the winter months bring freezing temperatures and snow. For Hawaii, our winter consist of rainier days and higher surf. During these months one of the most frequently asked questions from our clients is -

What if it rains the day of our photography session?


Well, unfortunately of the many talents Jerry possesses, stopping the rain is not one of them. We often check the weather in the morning to see what the forecast holds.  If it looks like there is no way that we will be able to shoot, we will give the clients a call and reschedule their appointment. 

However, anybody that lives in Hawaii knows that it can be raining heavily in the morning and have bright blue skies by the afternoon. AND they know that it can be crummy weather on one part of the island and another part has perfect weather. 
So when we get asked the infamous rain question, we usually tell people they have a few options -

1. If it is raining at the beginning of the shoot we can always wait it out for a few minutes to see if the rain will stop. Sometimes it only rains a few minutes in Hawaii and then it stops.

2. We can reschedule based on both party's availability.
OR 

3. We can go a head a take the pictures in the rain.

For some reason, not a lot of people pick option 3. However, we have found that taking the pictures in the rain doesn't have to be all that bad. 

A few weeks ago we had a session with the B Family. It was a very rainy day, but rescheduling was not an option for the B Family. The husband was home on a two week deployment R&R, and was heading back in the next few days. Time was limited, so the B Family decided to take their pictures in the rain (luckily, there were a lot of trees to hide under).

 Despite the rainy weather, we think they turned out great!!


 




A big thank you to the B Family for being such good sports! 

Remember sometimes it takes a little rain to make those famous Hawaiian rainbows!!



Friday, December 2, 2011

Top Contenders for the $100 Hawaiianpix Gift Certificate

The Hawaiianpix Facebook challenge continues, and we are impressed by all your comments and likes on your favorite Hawaiianpix Facebook photo!!

Just a refresher on how this challenge works. First you will need to "like" the Hawaiianpix Facebook page. Once you have liked the page, search through all of our galleries and give us feedback on your favorite Hawaiianpix photograph. The subject in the photograph with the most feedback (includes likes and comments) will win a $100 Hawaiianpix Gift Certificate to be used on any of our services (print orders, photography and education).  Share the photograph with friends and family to get the most feedback!! 

The contest ends December 5th which means you only have a few more days to vote! 

Check out our top contenders as of Friday. Currently, their photographs have the most comments or likes...but who knows anything could change in the next few days! Head over to our Facebook page to place your vote  - http://www.facebook.com/HawaiianpixPhotography

Top contenders - 
(in no particular order)

L Family 


S Family  -
U Family - 


Christian and Elizabeth - 


Brittany and Jason -


We just added a few more photographs from some of our more recent sessions. They may be entered late in the game but they still have a chance! Here are some of the newest additions - 

L Family - 


B Family - 


T Family -


T Family - 


Once again, the link to the Hawaiianpix Facebook page is http://www.facebook.com/HawaiianpixPhotography. The winner will be announced the following week.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Win a $100 Hawaiianpix Gift Certificate

You may have received a very exciting promotion in your mailbox last week. 

If you have a photograph featured in one of the Hawaiianpix Facebook Albums you have the chance to win a $100 Hawaiianpix gift certificate!

How can you win the gift certificate? It is easy! Simply let all your friends and family know about Hawaiianpix Photography's Facebook page. Have them go to your photograph in the gallery and like or comment on the image. The photograph with the most feedback by December 5th will win a $100 Hawaiianpix gift certificate to use on any of our services!!

What are you waiting for?! Go see if you have a chance to win! 


 In case you missed the email, here is a copy of what we sent out. 


Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Thank You from Hawaiianpix!

Thanksgiving is less than 24 hours away, and we are all day dreaming about stuffing our faces with delicious food tomorrow. But before we begin in the festivities, the entire Hawaiianpix crew wants to give a big  
THANK YOU 
to all our amazing clients!

It has been a very busy fall season, which is a wonderful thing. We have had the privilege of meeting people from all over the United States (and sometimes the world).  We love each and every one of our clients. With out you guys there would truly be no Hawaiianpix.

So visualize all of us at Hawaiianpix giving you all a big virtual HUG!

Okay, having a hard time visualizing our virtual hug? Maybe some of these hugging themed photos will help! 

S Family -


Lauren and Ricky - 


S Family - 



N Family -


Matt and Sarah - 

U Family - 

Mike and Mandy - 


L Family - 

Cindy and Gerry - 



We hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving! Hawaiianpix will be closed November 24th and November 25th, but will resume normal business hours on Saturday the 26th. 

Friday, November 18, 2011

"Pixurelab by Hawaiianpix" Mobile App

Did you know that there is a mobile app that makes it possible to instantly print off professionally quality photos from your phone? All you have to do is upload your photos from your phone onto the LifePics app and select Hawaiianpix Pixurelab as your location to print them off. We print in our lab and you pick them up. It is that easy!  To explain it in detail lets go through the process step-by-step (example shown on an Android phone) -

First of all, go to your app store on your iPhone, iPad, or Android enabled device and search for the "Lifepics App." Its a free app and easy to download and install.


Step 1: Find the app and download and install - 



Step 2: Open the app on your phone -



Step 3: Go to "My Account" -



Step 4: Create an account. Or if you already have one just log-in.



Step 5: If you live in Hawaii, you will need to find the Hawaiinapix Pixurelab. To select us as your store, you can use your current location (GPS enabled) or you can enter your Hawaiian postal code. If you don't live in Hawaii, no worries! You still have the opportunity to get your photos printed at a professional lab. You simply need to find other professional printing labs in your area by using your current location or postal code.



Step 6: Once you have entered in your location, you will be directed to another screen. When you are on this screen you will need to choose Pixurelab as your fulfillment lab. 



Step 7: Once you have chosen your lab, the next step is uploading the photos you want to have printed from your mobile device.  You will need to go back to your homepage and select "Albums."



Step 8: Your phone's camera roll (or gallery) will be the first album listed. If you already have a Pixurelab account, then your past Pixurelab photo albums will show up below your camera's roll. If this is your first time using Pixurelab, then the only album listed will be your camera roll.



Step 9: Select the album and the images that you want to print. For easy ordering, make sure they are all the same size. 



Step 10: Upload your selected image(s).



Step 11:
Choose the quantity and size of the image you want to print. It is important to remember that there is a 3 MEGAPIXELS minimum for 8x10 prints.



Step 12: Once you have completed the quantity, add them to your shopping cart. The minimum cart order is $2.00, so make sure you order enough for all your friends! 


Step 13: The final step! Complete your contact information and submit the order. When your order is completed, you will get a notification through your email saying your order is completed and ready for pick-up! Note: the app doesn't have a way to include shipping cost, so orders are available for pick-up only. 


That is all! Only 13 easy steps to get your mobile photos printed at a professional print lab. With the Lifepics app you can store your images online for up to six months for free, share your photos directly with your facebook account, and email your images to family and friends. You can also download images from your facebook account (full resolution is best) to your Pixurelab account for storage and printing anywhere.

Do you live far away from your friends and family? You can stay connected with Pixurelab by downloading your pictures to the app and choosing to have your pictures printed off at a location close to your family and friends. Once they are ready for pick-up, your family member or friend can go their neighborhood location to get the prints you sent them!

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