I've been working as a professional photographer within the last few years. Photography by Leilani, now U'i Leilani Images, has changed due to many clients confusing me with another local photographer in our state! U'i in Hawaiian means "beautiful". Add my name to it and it means "beautiful flowers in heaven". I picked U'i together with my name to symbolize my three beautiful children, who are indeed my BEAUTIFUL FLOWERS FROM HEAVEN. It is sort of a catch-22 phrase that my name is Leilani, but not with the word "u'i"; and with it, it means something completely different. My company's name is in honor of the ones dear to heart: my three beautiful flowers from heaven.
At University of Washington’s Cherry Blossom Festival. A random family who were in need of an impromptu family shoot. The other photos are of myself and my family and my brother’s family at The Monte Cristo Ballroom.
The following family portrait session is taken at Bothell Landing. The scenery provided an array of potential backdrops for the family. Check out the boys’ baby blues. Gorgeous! Thank you, Kim and family, for this opportunity!
With me in front of the camera, an amateur/beginner photographer took pics of me under my complete supervision and guidance. Correction with lighting and composition were done in process (not by the other photographer). Because it was done under my guidance/direction/post-processing, these photos are solely mine.