“I went to Punahou School in Hawaii from Kindergarten through High School Graduation. In 9th grade I took a photography class in school from Clark Little’s father who was a very well known local photographer. I purchased my first serious camera at that time and I couldn’t put it down. I was seriously bitten by the photography bug at an early age which started my life-long love for expressing my artistic abilities through photos”.
From being a child model with lucrative contracts with Fuji Film, Sunkist, Kodak and many other products from being crowned Miss Hawaii National Teenager to Miss Hawaii USA, from the film studios of Hollywood…strutting the runways of Milan for the greatest fashion houses in Europe to doing hundreds of fashion magazine spreads and nearly a thousand magazine covers…From TV Soap Opera Star to a being a Two-Time Gold Record vocal recording artist…To entrepreneurship and developing her own sunglasses line and complete skin care line. No matter what she did in her illustrious career in pageants, modeling, acting and singing, she remained a passionate photographer throughout. Working with some of the greatest, and most famous fashion photographers all over the world gave her the opportunity and unique education to pick their brains, ask them questions, learn about their artistry – why they used certain angles, lighting techniques and the secrets of directing. She may have been the subject of the photos, but she always knew the other side of the lens just as well.
Teri has had such a rich and prolifically productive life filled with all sorts of endeavors that allowed her to express her artistry. All you need to do is look at her Wikipedia page to get a better idea of the life and passion with which she has lived and understand the thread running through it all has been PHOTOGRAPHY! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teri_Ann_Linn .
How ironic it was that the woman who was paid to be in front of the camera, always looked through the viewfinder as well because she had a natural wonderment and instinct for how to frame the best shot. While living in Italy and working on acting projects, she attended the prestigious Italian Academy of Arts Photography School in Rome. She always knew that she had a love and curiosity to shoot with her camera and between working and learning with world-famous fashion photographers and formal training, she knew she had to follow her dream.
Teri’s been shooting professionally for over twenty years until coming back to Hawaii three years ago. She couldn’t resist coming back to paradise. After all she’s a 3rd generation Kama’aina and the Island was calling her home. Her vast experience, magical eye and technical skills combine to bring you, your business and your family the best photographs you’ve ever taken. If a photograph is worth a thousand words, shouldn’t you use that medium to display yourself or your business with the best photography possible?
All her years of stardom and high fashion, being on BOTH sides of the lens, learning from the best and through her experimentation and experience have taught Teri to photograph subjects in ways that the usual photographer could never understand. She has the special gifts to compose a scene, to utilize different lighting techniques, to expertly understand the subtleties of direction, proper styling, hair and makeup application in ways only a person with her experience could understand.
“I believe in following your dreams and doing what you love. This is action taking, this is risk taking, this is passionately embracing your identity. It’s unknown. It’s trust. It’s fear and faith”. “I believe in you. I guarantee breakthroughs. I achieve this through friendship and trust, and with that as the basis of our work, by asking questions and guiding you gently. This is the heart of my work”.
After the photo session, Teri’s technical post production expertise and artistic senses combine to bring you final shots that you and your family will love, and your business needs! She is a perfectionist in the editing phase and wants every photo to look incredible!
Teri’s warm, and easy-going manner instantly makes her subjects relaxed, comfortable and ready to take direction and have FUN! Her humor and incredible, natural rapport with adults and children turns any subject into a willing superstar. Let Teri’s photography capture those special moments that come once in a lifetime from your WEDDING DAY to BRANDING your business and everything in between, with her innovative ideas and her unique photography.
Brian is an internationally renowned photographer who has traveled the world extensively, shooting for magazines and advertisers from Bali to Australia to the Banzai Pipeline on the North Shore of Hawaii and everywhere in between! Brian's images have graced more than 175 magazine covers, the pages of 30 books and appeared in iconic magazines like Rolling Stone, Men’s Journal, National Geographic, and Sports Illustrated. He has worked for some of the biggest companies in lifestyle apparel such as Athleta, Hurley, Dakine, Reef, Guinness, Quicksilver, Billabong, Volcom & Western Digital to name a few. The iconic clothing store “Gap” is creating a special T-shirt line featuring Brian’s photography for the 3rd year in a row.
Brian has won numerous awards including the RedBull Illume, American Photo and National Geographic just to name a few. He won the Whistler Pro Showdown for best Action Sports Photography, as well. Brian has also been a keynote speaker for TED TALKS and speaks with corporations such as IBM and many others.
His passion with wave and surf photography has led him into the world of lifestyle photography and branding. Every business and entrepreneur needs their own special brand to distinguish themselves from the competition to look better and offer more. Why Photography Branding? Branding with beautiful and unique professional photos establishes a significant and differentiated presence in the market that attracts and retains loyal customers.
"People feel good in front of the camera only when you learn to help them feel comfortable being there! It is about infusing them with your passion and educating them about the how much they will enjoy the process. You don’t make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved.”
Andy Anderson is an incredible photographer with creativity and imagination never tainted by not knowing there are limitations. Corporate sponsors message him daily, sending him product and hiring him just from his Instagram presence.
His point in time favors an expertise in technology when shooting photography but he also has a unique blend of artistic qualities that he developed using his technological and imaginative skills and combining them with artistry and sensitivity, blending a unique vision when shooting his subjects.
He is a master at any type of imaginative photography also utilizing drones for unique compositions. His experience is in many area of shooting subjects. From underwater and wave photography to portraiture, head-shots, print ads, weddings and even prized automobile collections. He has a well-rounded knowledge to communicate with his camera for any given need.
He has also developed the important skill in using special effects to display his artistry through the lens in creative ways through the vision of someone knowing no bounds and that all things are possible! That's what makes an artist with a camera.
Not every photo starts out perfect and the post production aspect of photography incorporates some of the most overlooked and important elements of a stunning finished product. Andy is our team’s resident genius in post-production and makes the photos come alive by his expert knowledge of Photo Shop and Light Room. He’s an expert with many post production techniques and after-effects that make already beautiful photos become magical! He is truly a gifted young artist and extremely talented!