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.

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