Growing Gambones: Friendship & Photography

Joining a running group in Hawaii, I never knew I’d meet such an inspirational and wonderful person like Jess. Certainly, that was not the intention when I began attending. We became fast friends which turned into best friends.

Proof 01

It was a couple of months after we knew each other that she asked me to capture her daughter’s 3rd birthday. A couple of years later, that one session has turned into many more sessions.

Proof 02

This is where my job constantly reminds me how blessed I am. Yes,  it is true, friends are given the opportunity to witness children grow up and even celebrate with them. However, as a photographer who is also a friend, that honor of being the one asked to capture the milestones is something I do not take for granted.

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From shooting a certain once in a lifetime occasion to the annual picture for a family is something I feel great pleasure in doing. It is what I consider my “calling” to be. Being behind the camera I feel at home, I truly feel like I am able to help others step INTO the picture and become a part of that memory.

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We were finally able to have all four of them together for a family session. Before parting ways, due to military orders, we spent a relaxing evening strolling the Windward shores of Oahu.

It is nights like that I thank God for the gift I have been given. It is nights like that I am in awe of the supportive people in my life. It is nights like that I will never forget.

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Mahalo Gambone family!

Fitness with Myka

Myka has blown me away with her energy and dedication to fitness since I met her. She is always striving to do more and be more.

She works hard to involve others on her journey and make it their own. In addition to that, Myka finds a way to stay motivated and makes it look effortless.

I have been blessed to call her a friend and a trainer for over a year now. She has pushed me and inspired me. I am certainly and better me just for knowing her. I am so happy she is following her dreams in fitness and blazing the way for those after her.

Mahalo for the opportunity to snap these killer images of you and your abilities at hitting those weights.

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