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Happy 2018!

2017 Favorites
Jean, Kula, Leilani, Laurie, Alice, Nazzi, Alek/Caitlin, Pearl, Alex, Ginger, Jino, Toby, Liz, Pier fishing, Jason, Leilani, Seyonne, Scott, Romy, David, Colton, Alice, Blue Angels, Sandy, Jordan, Carmie, Clarissa, April, CK . . . © 2017 Kent S. Hwang

2017 seemed like it flew by.

I inherited a friend’s dog, Jean Grey, rediscovered fishing, learned a bunch, and stayed close to home this year, not leaving the Bay Area once. I did not shoot much as I was without a personal camera for much of the year until just recently. Played with video when I could and tested myself with lighting setups of old and some new ones I’ve been wanting to implement in the coming year. I saw repeat clients (LOVE YOU!!) and friends who I’m glad to be reacquainted with. And I’ll mention the fishing one more time. Crabbing, too.

I’ve been having trouble with the blog for some time: lost a bunch of posts trying to propagate the new host and just kinda gave up.

Kula’s body is slowing down but she’s ready, at my side, and tolerates Jean (wack-a-doodle!). The cancer on her face returned. More masses appeared elsewhere. . . . so we walk, spend nearly every waking hour together, generally maximize our time. As I write this, She and my mom are roughly the same age. Kona and I made this journey and I’ve vowed Kula’s time will be fuller and stress-free.

Rediscovery. Introspection. Mindfulness. Those words are still new to me but they’re always there, now.

Laurie Mueller came up with a tagline for me this past year:

Impeccable Imagery: Light and Emotion

It’s a huge thing to live up to but “I no scade!”

I look forward to more adventures in 2018 and beyond. Have a look at my favorite images from 2017: kenthwang.com/2017

Leilani

I met Laurie when she arranged for a Jamaican meal at a mutual friend’s place. We ran into each other a few times, after, at various functions and after-hour parties as our friends ran in the same circles. We worked together, photo-testing, and then she later hired me for her wedding photos. I was no less honored, again, when she booked a year of maternity to baby’s first birthday photos (five shoots, total).

It’s been quite a journey.

Meet Leilani. Mom and Dad have been on a wild and amazing journey to bring you to Earth.

More photos here:
More photos here