Real Word Magazine celebrated its first anniversary by hosting a dinner at the Hawaii Convention Center this past Friday. Guests included entertainers, artists, photographers, educators, writers, conservationists, entrepreneurs and other "real people" who have been featured in the magazine. Thanks to my trusty camera, I got to mix and mingle with some of them. I was pretty much in awe the whole night, not quite believing this awesome opportunity given me because of my association with the magazine.
Leslie, my bestest buddy and my "date", now knows how intimidating it is to carry around and use a camera amongst PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS!
MC Lance Rae, editor Cheryl DeAngelo and Vincent Bongiorno
Harlen and Leona Fragas of Palekana Kai Ocean Safety.
Chad Morisato and Mr. and Mrs. Joe Marquez
In front, Rita Coury and Kat Reeder
Debbie Friedrich, Eric Leterc and Paula Ota
Ali Stewart-Ito on the right.
Erin McCullough on the left.
Erika Swartzkopf on the left.
Brad Wismar and Tui Scanlan
Editorial assistant Sarah Stanley and fiance Holo on the right.
Kat Reeder and Chelsea Iwami
Tom Kualii and Lincoln Ishii
I love, love, love Arna Johnson of Ulu Art.
Tai and Malia Utoafili
My idol Geralyn Camarillo.
Bruce Omori made me cry again.
Jill Kuramoto center and Kim Taylor Reece on the right
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