Recent Sessions & News

Recent Sessions & News

Veterans Day mini sessions for military families

Military families with a baby age 1 or younger (including older siblings) can stop by the studio next Saturday, Veterans Day, from 9am-2pm for a free mini session and receive an 8×10 print plus matching digital image of your favorite portrait. We appreciate the sacrifices you and your family make on behalf of our country.

You will preview 5 portraits immediately after your session and can purchase additional portraits at a special discounted rate should you choose, with a portion of the proceeds dedicated to Snowball Express, a registered charitable organization whose mission is to provide hope to the children of fallen military heroes. As the granddaughter of an Air Force pilot killed on duty when my mom was just a baby, I believe in SnowBall Express’s mission and want to give back to both our local military families and those families around the nation who have made the ultimate sacrifice.


Q: Do I need to wear my uniform?
A: Any attire is fine- we would be honored to photograph you in uniform but it is not required!

Q: Is there a limit on the number of people?
A: Immediate family only please- our studio can accommodate families with 3-4 children easily; however, it is a tight fit with larger groups but we will do our best.

Q: My spouse is deployed but I really want a photo of myself and our kids to send to him/her. Can we still come?
A: Absolutely!

Q: Do I need to schedule a time to come in?
A: To make this event as accessible as possible, no appointments are needed. Just come by between 9am and 2pm. If we have a line, we will end the line at 2pm and keep photographing families until everyone has their portraits.

Q: How and when do I choose my portraits?
A: Immediately after you are photographed, your portraits will be shown to you on our bigscreen TV for you to select from. We will lightly retouch the selected portrait(s) and email you the digital image and print and mail your 8×10 (it should arrive in about a week).

Turning 1 is so much fun! ~ Kailua 1st birthday portraits

Miss M has a birthday coming up soon, so we celebrated in style!

Blue floral backdrop for baby girl portraits in KailuaShe took a bit to warm up and feel comfortable in studio, which is why sessions aren’t rushed- it can be normal for separation anxiety to set in around 9-11 months. We work on baby time and as hard as we try as parents to make sure our babies have eaten and napped so they’re ready, we understand babies do their own thing so breaks as needed are encouraged. It’s hard work being a model!

Natural light portraits on bed with crawling babyMy personal favorite images are nearly always on the bed. There’s a magical light that’s perfect for portraits, and babies seem perfectly at home crawling around on a bed. And they’re so proud when they pull to stand at the end!

Pink backdrop portraits in studio for baby girlAll dolled up and ready to party! M had some of the cutest dresses I’ve seen- love her mama’s style.

Baby girl celebrating 1st birthday with cakeWe wrapped up with a bit of cake- what’s a party without cake? Happy birthday, M!

Mr. Charming ~ Kailua studio baby portraits

Blue eyed baby portraits on bed

Check out those sweet baby blues! When I first met baby J, I knew he’d make a perfect baby model. Not only is he adorable, he’s a total charmer and knows how to work the camera. I loved all his expressions.

He had a lot of fun on the studio bed, racing from one end to the other to pull himself up proudly and flash me a grin with four tiny teeth.

Baby Boy in wooden bowl and wagon

To slow this racer down a bit, we set him in a bowl- and a little wagon. The wagon definitely held his interest- I think he wanted to see if he could make it go! Sorry little guy, this one doesn’t move.

Baby playing with sailboat photos

These sweet linen overalls are part of the studio wardrobe and I knew they’d match J’s eyes perfectly. There’s nothing like classic overalls and linen on little boys, and the boat was enough of a distraction to capture a few sweet frames. Thanks so much for coming to play, baby J! I loved having you.

Simply Baby Photography

Hawaii's Baby Photographer

Simply Baby Photography

Hawaii's Baby Photographer