These are the Yaos and they are an awesome engineer and an economist husband and wife who booked me for unique portraits during their first trip to Hawaii. When I asked them what their favorite films were, the films of Tim Burton came up and it's what I gravitated to because I absolutely love his films.
In between preparing my artwork for the ARTS at Marks Garage and planning for all my LA shoots, I spent a good solid week revisiting Tim Burton's films. After sketching out a couple ideas, I conceived a shoot that combined his signature Victorian/Circus styling with the hypersurreal suburban look of Edward Scissorshands. My awesome hair/makeup artist Ipo Haina helped to bring my vision to life.
The main location for our shoot was the McCoy Pavilion. I chose this spot because of the fairytale-like quality of the space. From fish ponds and tall hedges -- and even the perfectly symmetrical light poles -- it all lent itself well to my final vision.
If you're planning a trip to Hawaii, book with us for a one-of-a-kind souvenir that people will be talking about for decades :)