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My journey into photography started with my love for travel and planning my own wedding through graduate school. Life eventually brought us to Hawaii in 2014 where my business was born and grew into the thriving business that it is today! I now have photographed hundreds of families and weddings!

I always had a creative heart in me but never had the chance to embrace it until Hawaii came along. Which is why this place will always hold a special place in my heart. In this journey I realized that my true passion lies in creating art of people who madly love each other. Be that a mom with a new baby or a couple about to start the greatest chapter of their lives! I capture love, life and all the silly, fun and memorable moments in between. I live for the moments (and golden sunsets!) and photographs bursting with emotion, you know, the kind that makes you feel all the feels. Yep, that's it!




I'm Ann

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Hawaii BIG ISLAND Wedding Photographer

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MY Family

I am married to an awesome guy who was instrumental in making my photographer dreams come true.  We have two hapa (a Hawaiian term for half Asian) human babies and two furbabies. 

RANDOM Facts about me

Addicted to coffee and cake
Can live on sushi and Indian food
I can't eat fresh fruits :( 
Used to be a plant scientist! 
Obsessed with Hawaii and sunsets

my background

I grew up in a small college town right on the water in one of the many thousands of islands in the Philippines. I moved to the midwest for gradschool without a full concept of just how cold Michigan winters can be ;) I spent most of my twenties there, met a cute guy on a blind date and the rest is history!

travel

Next to my family and photography, traveling is the next thing that lights my soul on fire! I love seeing new places, tasting new food, and immersing myself in many different cultures.  I can speak three languages fluently and learning Spanish is next on my list!

MY VALUES

In both personal and professional life, I highly value inclusivity, social justice and environmentalism. I serve every person regardless of race, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability and age. I practice the leave no trace (LNT) principles and encourage my clients to value the earth during our adventure together.

SCIENCE

I have a PhD in plant genetics but left academia in 2016 in pursuit of better work-life balance that best suited our family. Photography paved the way for a new and wonderful career. Still, I remain a science-nerd to the day and have dreams of going back to teach on a super-part time basis.

My Life

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