Frame-Arts Hawaii's staff crafts attractive hangings that serve to protect their contents with such amenities as acid-free mat boards and nonreflective glass. Hundreds of framing choices stack up inside the shop, drawing the eye as soon as it rolls in the door. In addition to framing traditional artwork and photographs, the staff offers services for displaying sports jerseys, mirrors, and collections of autographed Social Security cards.
In Maui, Aloha Vacation Portraits memorializes family-vacation memories with customizable photo shoots. And Maui's sandy beaches make for plenty of picturesque backdrops. Besides family portraits, the company's shutterbugs also craft sessions for kids and couples.
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.
Growing up on her grandparents' tiny farm in North Carolina, Hannah would while away the hours shooting pictures of the area's animals, trees, and flowers. By high school, that passion for pictures turned into a job at the mall taking family portraits. Later, she received a high-end camera from her grandmother one fateful Christmas. That was the impetus to start her own business. At 22, she has set a brisk pace for her burgeoning company, finding excitement in all photographic opportunities. She loves working with families, kids, and newborns to create meaningful images that last. With her trained eye, she also covers weddings, engagements, and graduations. As a wife of a marine, she relishes the chance to photography military homecomings, too.
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.