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Accomplishments:

  • Graduated from The Art Institute of Pittsburgh with his degree in photography.

  • Lead Photographer for the 2016 International Miss Hawaii Pageant.

  • Two time published racing magazine photographer.

  • Assistant Manager and Lead Photographer at Sharpshooter Imaging at The Sheraton Waikiki.

  • Photographer for local clothing company “Ainokea”.

  • Tour Operations Manager and Lead Tour Guide for O'ahu Photography Tours.

About de-jay

Born in the coastal region of Northern California has offered me many sources to develop my eye for detail and love of beauty. From the towering redwoods to the coastal cliffs I have been exploring nature all of my life.  As a young child I moved to Nevada where I developed a love of the primal, stark beauty of the desert. I yearned to find a way to capture the different beauties that are all around me. Enlisting in the US Army in 2006 allowed me the opportunity to see all corners of the globe; from Reno to Romania, Germany to Alaska, Hawaii to Afghanistan, I have seen beauty in all of it's forms and photographed in many locations along the way. Wanting to capture memories to last a lifetime has become my passion.  In 2012, after returning from Afghanistan, I attended college and received a degree in photography. In 2014 I was Honorably discharged from the Army, and started my photography career to truly help people capture the most important moments in their lives forever. I am currently based out of Honolulu, Hawaii, a tour guide for Oahu Photography Tours,  and am able to travel for sessions. Please contact me and allow me to develop a photography experience for you to remember today, forever.