hotlava67

Your Bio

Hi!
I'm Mel and I have been a photographer over 20 years now.My love for photography includes: weddings, family portraits,events, etc. When I look thru my viewfinder of my canon 5D markII, I see things differently. When clients see their photo's for the first time and their faces just light up...wow! I know I've done my job! Here is the thing about that...this is my passion! I enjoy capturing that moment in time with that look, that expression that can never be duplicated. I enjoy shooting sunsets & sunrises because they are so beautiful. Photographing people is what I really enjoy doing. So many different looks, silly expressions, you name it! I don't claim to know everything about photography because it changes all the time.

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Featured Galleries

MOM'S PLUMERIAS 2012

Updated: Sep 14, 2012 4:57pm CDT

Galleries

HEIVA SAN DIEGO 2014

Updated: Aug 22, 2014 4:10am CEST

ROBERT'S CELEBRATION OF LIFE 2-15-14

Updated: Feb 19, 2014 1:03pm CEST

De Anza Cove 2013 Vendor layout

Updated: Feb 10, 2014 8:34pm CEST

Jack Duke Family Photoshoot 1-19-2014

I had the privilege of doing a family photo shoot for a friend/classma ...

Updated: Jan 20, 2014 4:46pm CEST

PIFA 2013 VARUA TAHITI 'E

Updated: Oct 02, 2013 11:08pm CEST

PIFA 2013 CROWD SHOTS

Updated: Oct 02, 2013 10:37pm CEST

PIFA 2013 MOTU NEHENEHE

Updated: Oct 02, 2013 5:02am CEST

PIFA 2013 HEALI'I'S POLYNESIAN REVUE

Updated: Oct 02, 2013 2:40am CEST

PIFA 2013 LEIISA

Updated: Oct 01, 2013 5:34am CEST

LEIISA 2013

Updated: Sep 28, 2013 5:53am CEST

PIFA 2013 JANELLE FIREKNIFE

Updated: Sep 27, 2013 6:53am CEST

MIKAELA

Updated: Sep 07, 2013 1:41am CEST

8-31-2013 WEEKEND IN POLYNESIA

Updated: Sep 06, 2013 6:45am CEST

HEIVA SAN DIEGO 2013

Updated: Aug 21, 2013 7:32am CEST

11th ANNUAL TASTE OF THE PACIFIC ISLANDS 7-25-2013

Updated: Jul 30, 2013 1:53am CEST

Erica's Pics

Updated: Jul 26, 2013 7:24pm CEST

DEL MAR RACES OPENING DAY 7/17/2013

Updated: Jul 21, 2013 11:46pm CEST

ALBUM#1 6-22-2013 GRANDMA ANSOTIGUE B-DAY BASH

Updated: Jun 25, 2013 2:34am CEST

I LOVE POKE FESTIVAL 5-29-2013

Updated: Jun 05, 2013 1:29am CEST

Ongoing Favorite's

Updated: May 24, 2013 3:04pm CEST

FEB. 8,2013 Ballard Locks

Ballard Locks-the official name of the water transportation link betwe ...

Updated: May 23, 2013 2:09pm CEST

Grandparents (Cristobal)

Updated: Mar 28, 2013 2:29pm CEST

SOME OF MY FAVORITE WEDDING PHOTO'S

Updated: Mar 03, 2013 5:18am CEST

FEB. 12, 2013 SNOQUALMIE CASINO,WA

Snoqualmie Casino is located 45 minutes (25 miles) east of Seattle. It ...

Updated: Feb 21, 2013 2:57am CEST

FEB.8,2013 MOLTEN CHOCOLATE BAKERY

Located at 5427 Ballard Ave NW Seattle,WA. Hot Cakes Molten Chocolate ...

Updated: Feb 17, 2013 11:29pm CEST

FEB. 12, 2013 BOTANICAL GARDENS, BELLEVUE,WA

Bellevue Botanical Garden is an urban refuge, encompassing 53 acres of ...

Updated: Feb 17, 2013 10:56pm CEST

PIFA 2012 SAMOAN COMMUNITY COUNCIL SUNDAY

Updated: Oct 08, 2012 1:04am CEST

PIFA 2012 SUNDAY (NA PUA ILIMA)

Updated: Oct 04, 2012 5:54am CEST

PIFA 2012 SUNDAY (LEIISA)

Updated: Oct 04, 2012 4:52am CEST

PIFA 2012 SUNDAY CROWD SHOTS

Updated: Oct 03, 2012 1:09am CEST

PIFA 2012 HEALII SUNDAY

Updated: Oct 03, 2012 12:48am CEST

PIFA 2012 CROWD SHOTS SATURDAY

Updated: Oct 03, 2012 12:00am CEST

PIFA 2012

Updated: Oct 02, 2012 10:51pm CEST

MOM'S PLUMERIAS 2012

Updated: Sep 14, 2012 11:57pm CEST

HEIVA SAN DIEGO 2012 SHERATON HARBOR ISLAND

Updated: Aug 25, 2012 5:15am CEST

10th ANNUAL TASTE OF THE PACIFIC ISLANDS 2012

Updated: Jul 30, 2012 3:41am CEST

MY FAV'S SURF DOG COMPETITION JUNE 16, 2012

Updated: Jul 19, 2012 5:05am CEST

DOG PORTRAITS

Updated: Jul 03, 2012 3:12am CEST

MY RIDGEBACKS

Updated: Jun 29, 2012 10:53pm CEST

SURF DOG COMPETITION ALBUM#3

Updated: Jun 22, 2012 8:38pm CEST

JUNE 16, 2012 LOWES SURF DOG COMPETITION ALBUM #2

Updated: Jun 21, 2012 7:59am CEST

June 16, 2012 SURF DOG COMPETITION ALBUM #1

Updated: Jun 19, 2012 6:20am CEST

MAY 28, 2012 MEMORIAL DAY WITH MY OHANA!

Updated: Jun 01, 2012 8:43pm CEST

Crystal & Aleena photoshoot

Updated: Jun 01, 2012 5:24am CEST

May 24, 2012Red-Tail Hawks

Updated: May 25, 2012 9:06am CEST

MAY 5TH & 6TH 2012 HO'OLAULE'A & KEIKI HEIHEI WA'A

Updated: May 23, 2012 2:18am CEST

PIFA 2002

Updated: May 14, 2012 5:36am CEST

Pacific Voyagers Fundraiser

Updated: Dec 12, 2011 3:49am CEST

wedding

Updated: Dec 08, 2011 5:50am CEST

Oct.21, 2011 Barcenilla Family Reunion,Las Vegas

Updated: Nov 21, 2011 7:27am CEST

Sunday 25,2011 PIFA Rawmana Olympics

Updated: Sep 30, 2011 9:32pm CEST

Sunday 25,2011 PIFA Crowd Shots

Updated: Sep 30, 2011 8:43pm CEST

Sat. 24,2011 PIFA Janelle Fejeran Fireknife Dancing

Updated: Sep 30, 2011 8:44am CEST

PIFA 2011 PIFA Motu Nehe Nehe

Updated: Sep 30, 2011 8:01am CEST

Sat.24,2011 PIFA Leiisa

Updated: Sep 30, 2011 7:39am CEST

Sat.24,2011 PIFA Healii's Polynesian Revue

Updated: Sep 30, 2011 6:56am CEST

Sunday 25,2011 PIFA Nonosina

Updated: Sep 30, 2011 6:55am CEST

Sat.24,2011 PIFA Regatta

Updated: Sep 29, 2011 6:47am CEST

Sat.24,2011 PIFA Samoan Community Council

Updated: Sep 29, 2011 4:32am CEST

Sept.2, 2011 The Pacific Voyagers join Festival of the Tall Ships

The Pacific Voyagers will participate in the Festival of Sail Tall Shi ...

Updated: Sep 17, 2011 2:33am CEST

Sept.1, 2011 Vaka Moanas Ceremony at Spanish Landing

In April 2011, seven traditional Polynesian ocean-going canoes (vakas) ...

Updated: Sep 17, 2011 2:25am CEST

HEIVA SAN DIEGO 2011

Updated: Aug 28, 2011 9:55pm CEST

Aloha Luau & Longboard Competition 8/21/11

Updated: Aug 25, 2011 5:54am CEST

Otay Ranch HS Luau 2011

Updated: Aug 22, 2011 4:14am CEST

MOTU NEHENEHE 2011

Updated: Aug 19, 2011 3:23pm CEST

Bali Hai/Taste of The Islands 2011

Updated: Aug 10, 2011 6:09am CEST

2007 PIFA

Updated: Aug 07, 2011 5:50am CEST

June 25, 2011 Hawaiian Cultural Fair

Updated: Aug 05, 2011 5:59am CEST

May 21, 2011 Chamorro Festival

Updated: Jul 20, 2011 7:17am CEST

June9, 2011 OMBAC

Updated: Jul 16, 2011 3:08am CEST

June 26, 2011 Hawaiian Cultural Fair

Updated: Jul 03, 2011 4:56pm CEST

2003 Pacific Islander Festival

Updated: Jun 10, 2011 6:27am CEST

2006 Maui Beaches & Sunsets

Updated: Jun 04, 2011 6:24am CEST

June 2, 2011Plumeria's

Updated: Jun 04, 2011 12:49am CEST

Conchas Wedding April 6, 2007

Updated: Oct 31, 2009 12:14am CEST

PIFA 2009

Updated: Oct 09, 2009 11:54pm CEST

Hadley and Marin Wedding July 11, 2009

Updated: Aug 29, 2009 1:08am CEST

Taste of the Pacific 2009 Bali Hai Restaurant

Updated: Aug 03, 2009 12:38am CEST

2009 Sandcastle Competition, Imperial Beach,CA

Updated: Jul 24, 2009 7:13pm CEST

My Black & White photo's Feb. 17, 2009

Updated: Jun 12, 2009 4:18pm CEST

Flower Fields of Carlsbad

Updated: May 01, 2009 5:23am CEST

2005 Nissan Xterra Triathlon,10/23/2005

Updated: Apr 02, 2009 6:47am CEST

Joti and Danielle Maui Wedding August 20, 2005

Updated: Apr 02, 2009 3:28am CEST

Hoh Rainforest,WA Feb. 16, 2009

Updated: Feb 28, 2009 3:34am CEST

Lake Crescent 2/16/2009

Updated: Feb 27, 2009 7:35am CEST

First Beach & Second Beach Feb.17, 2009

Updated: Feb 27, 2009 6:54am CEST

Rialto Beach,WA Feb. 17, 2009

Beautiful coastline of Rialto Beach,WA

Updated: Feb 27, 2009 6:02am CEST

Imahen Taotao Tano PIFA 2008

Imahen Taotao Tano translates to, Images of the People of the Land, is ...

Updated: Oct 23, 2008 5:45am CEST

LEIISA PIFA 2008

LeiIsa is a Polynesian Dance Group based here in San Diego. Their prac ...

Updated: Oct 22, 2008 2:44am CEST

Pacific Islander Festival 2008

Saturday opening ceremony

Updated: Oct 22, 2008 2:36am CEST

Kutturan Chamoru of Long Beach PIFA 2008

Headed by Heidi Quenga, The KCP represents the Pacific Islanders of th ...

Updated: Oct 20, 2008 1:01am CEST

Kaleo O'Nalani Polynesian Dancers PIFA 2008

Originally from San Francisco, Ida and Siaosi Veimau moved to San Dieg ...

Updated: Oct 20, 2008 12:41am CEST

Motu Nehenehe (Tahiti) PIFA 2008

Headed by Babe Valero Motu Nehenehe is a professional Polynesian dance ...

Updated: Oct 20, 2008 12:21am CEST

Heali i's Polynesian Revue PIFA 2008

Heali'i's Polynesian Revue is under the direction of Kumu Kathy Heali' ...

Updated: Oct 19, 2008 11:57pm CEST

Sunday Morning Worship PIFA 2008

Updated: Oct 19, 2008 11:48pm CEST

Samoan Community Council PIFA 2008

Updated: Oct 19, 2008 8:20pm CEST

Kahurangi (New Zealand Group) PIFA 2008

Traveling professional dance troupe from New Zealand.

Updated: Oct 09, 2008 8:14am CEST