Capture the moment.


Mother and daughter celebrate a rite of passage together—the selfie before the prom. The frame and matte for this photo—and all the following photos—were constructed using Adobe Photoshop.

mother and daughter taking a selfie before the prom



No longer our little girl, a daughter flowers in beauty and grace.


Kauai Sunset.


Nani ka napoo ana o.
“Beautiful Sunset.”

Kauapea Beach is a beautiful, 3,000-foot-long stretch of golden sand on the north shore of Kauai. I was fortunate to be there at sunset to catch the reflection of the sun’s light and color in the receding waves.

Kauai Sunset in the Surf Photograph

Flowing Fire.


Kiai i kou anu u.
“Watch your step.”

Kīlauea volcano has been continuously showing off Pele’s beauty and power to both destroy and create since 1983. My wife and I hiked out to where the lava was flowing into the ocean at twilight to capture this image. The hike back to the car was exciting with glowing spots of orange all around that we didn’t notice during the daylight hike in.

Volcanoes National Park Flowing Lava Photograph

Maui Fern.

Na’ili’ili-haele Stream.


The road to Hana on the northeast coast of Maui is a two-hour drive through a lush jungle with streams and waterfalls around nearly every corner—and there are a lot of corners. These ferns were beside the path to one of the many waterfalls.

Maui Fern on the Road to Hana Photograph


Ukumehame Beach Park.

Ke ahi i ka lewa.
“Fire in the sky.”

This was the July 4th sunset from Ukumehame Beach Park in West Maui—a spectacular display of natural fireworks. The silhouette of a young man against the colors reflecting in the ocean and the surf are some of my favorite elements of this shot.

Sunset near Lahaina, Maui Photograph




Taro root—a staple food brought to the islands by the first Hawaiians—is native to Southeast Asia and India. There are vast fields of Taro grown in the Hanalei Valley on the north shore of Kauai. For this photograph, I was drawn to this sea of dancing green.

Taro in Hanalei Valley, Kauai Photograph

Wild Kauai.

Kalalau Trail, Na Pali  Coast.

Nā pali o ka mea kupanaha.
“Cliffs of Wonder.”

Anyone who has been there knows—the Na Pali Coast is one of the true wonders of the world. This rugged coastline on the northwest shore of Kauai stretches for over fifteen miles from Ke’e Beach in the north to Polihale State Park in the south. It’s a photograph waiting to happen.

Kauai, The Na Pali Coast Photograph

Little Orchid.


Ke ki’i li’ili’i ma ke alahele.
“Little orchid along the path.”

Driving through Lawai on the south side of Kauai, I saw a little flash of pink on the side of the road that brought me to a stop. What I found was this beautiful, petite flower with a perfectly placed drop of water. OK, I confess, I added the drop of water.

Kauai Orchid Photograph

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