Wednesday, September 15, 2010


Oh what it is to be 16 again... young, smooth, and beautiful! 
Meet Vaipongi Tai who approached her SWEET 16th Birthday! I got a call to do a photo shoot for Pongi for her surprise birthday party! 
This photo shoot had to be on the "hush" because she didn't know that she was going to have a party! Haha! I played everything off with her Aunty Sivi who was begging not to mention anything about the party and of course being the confidant that I am... I kept my lips sealed! Haha! We even had Pongi's cousin Rissa come in and join in on the shoot so that she wouldn't suspect anything "fishy".
The traditional tongan wear was provided by "Mellow Mood Creations". Pongi's mother is the creative force behind the hair piece and traditional wear! Beautiful isn't it? I have used Mellow Mood's hair pieces in previous shoots and it never ceases to amaze me with the intricate artwork! 
Thank you Vaipongi, Rissa, Fane, Lina, and of course the infamous Aunty Sivi! You guys rocked as assistants!

Sunday, September 12, 2010


Yvonne + Peni = my favorite couple! Can you believe it that these 2 are not professional models? It was a blessing that I got to shoot these 2 at one time! Behind the camera I am able to see a couple's chemistry. I felt like I was watching a love story blossoming! Yvonne is a hairstylist, make-up artist, and college student who helped me with some amazing shoots while I was in New Zealand. I had the privilege of working alongside with her and getting to know this warm-hearted individual. Peni on the other hand is my brother from another mother. He is a talented spoken word artist, college student, and avid church goer. 
Having both of them on a shoot was just simply magic
We had so much fun with this shoot and at one point it appeared that they were sort of battling each other on camera... but in a good way! 

Monday, September 6, 2010


Happy Labor Day Everyone! Okay I have seriously taken the whole month of August off... Lots of new and exciting things to fill you guys in on! I will definitely be including you in all that has been going on with my work and my life...

For now enjoy up & coming model Viliamu Alo! This guy is definitely a character to shoot! Explosive personality and the typical guy next door. I see a lot of myself in him personality wise. Willing to take risks and have fun with it! Alo has been enlisted to my RM Men's Collection of Polynesian Models! Thank you Alo!


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