Adorned in traditional Hawaiian dress, the children on the beach strum ukuleles, savor juicy bites of pineapple, and lift a conch from the shore. These scenes, from Teri Lathrop's Hawaiian Keiki series, now sell all over the island at outlets such as Target, Wal-Mart, and Longs. Along with costumed Keiki kids, Teri's shutterbug skills have earned her gigs photographing Mrs. Hawaii and a slew of famous musicians including Daughtry, The Romantics, and Heart, an autonomous internal organ and wicked drummer. She also lends her artistic eyes to expectant moms, newborns, and families, crafting posed and candid compositions both in and out of the studio—though she favors dreamy beach locales. Teri preserves her client's favorite images on archival paper with a choice of semi-mat, linen, or metallic finish.
Anthony Calleja grew up on the Mediterranean archipelago of Malta surrounded by the rich history of the ancient Greeks and Romans. When he got his first camera at age 11 he used the history of the islands and the flavor of the Maltese people as the inspiration for his photography. It's not surprising, then, that after moving to the U.S. it wasn't long before another group of islands caught his eye. Tony moved to Hawaii in 1992 and he's been sharing his photographic talents with local couples and visiting families alike ever since. To ensure professional production, he employs a photojournalistic approach during all photo shoots and enhances all images through detailed retouches using Photoshop.
Tim Orden's four-decade journey as a professional photographer has been a winding one, taking him to picturesque positions including stints as a professor at the University of New Orleans and a photographer for a Hawaiian modeling school. Today, Orden coaxes unguarded moments out of subjects in stunning natural settings including Kailua Beach, Magic Island, and Kahala Beach Park. Orden’s eye for aesthetics remains keen even after the shutters settle, aiding his post-production edits that ready each print for new homes in picture frames or on self-made billboards.
Born and raised in Japan, Rei Mooney fell in love with the Hawaiian islands after graduating from the University of Hawaii. For locals and visitors, her photo shoots celebrate both the area’s natural beauty and her clients’ occasions, be they weddings, honeymoons, engagements, births, or business shoots.
Expressions Portrait Design’s portfolio captures families, graduates, babies, and even pets. More than 100 backgrounds unfurl on set, letting subjects surround their poses with almost any mood or theme. After the flash has gone off and the “freeze time” switch has been flipped again, color effects and image editing add more options for customization. All photo packages include standard prints, but custom framing, greeting cards, and canvas images also are available to surround portraits with gallery-caliber fanciness.
As the oldest magazine in the state of Hawaii, HONOLULU is like a cool uncle who enjoys gourmet cooking, but isn’t above dressing in a Tommy Lee Jones costume to accompany you to haunted houses every fall. With stunning, four-color photography spreads and incisive, well-written stories, HONOLULU delves beneath Hawaii’s natural beauty and thriving culture to find a teeming underbelly of even more natural beauty and thriving culture. Recent issues have featured a rundown of steals and deals, a peek inside Hawaii’s nascent competitive eating scene, and a profile of one of the state’s few remaining commercial egg farms. Get acquainted with the world outside your triple-reinforced steel cube with today’s Groupon for HONOLULU Magazine.