when i sat down to think about what to call our company it took me a while. like most things that i do right, i think and think and sometimes overthink about them. that’s the virgo in me (for those that are in to that stuff). several crumpled pieces of paper later it came to me. the light turned on. what was the most important thing to me? what did i want this company to represent? who would this company be? my family. my ohana. ohana photography is not just a name. it’s us. ALL of us.
we’ve been taking rain with us on as many shoots as possible for about 2 years now. last summer, when we went to do the ttd session in orange county, rain asked if she could get in on the act. we said sure and let her use a canon digital rebel, showed her the basics of how to use it, and told her to take whatever pictures she wanted. that was her first ttd session. fast forward to the salton sea ttd in january 2008. rain, a salty photographer at the ripe old age of 8 at the time, again joined us. since she already knows how to work the basics on the camera we gave her no instruction this time.
these shots are all hers (except the first one).
i helped her on the post processing only. i did not crop any of them. rain did all the composition in-camera.
nice white sand beach right?
take a closer look. it’s not sand at all. it’s made up of fish bones. it was definitely strange walking around this “beach.”
fish jerky anyone? yummo!
this shot was taken at an old mobile home park that had been destroyed years ago. rain said she took this shot because it told the story of this couple being sad about the destruction. it kind of blew me away that she would even think of something like that.
here’s a little behind the scenes stuff.
auntie nely was helping make the light pretty.
as eddie‘s shirt said…here’s the crew.
here’s how we got the light to look so nice for those shots on top of the organ.
muchas gracias mr. christensen.