• Children

Watch Me Grow

Childhood is a magical time and every child is unique and special. Jennifer will take time to connect with both you and your child, because this puts everyone at ease and allows her to capture your child as he or she is, with genuine expressions and emotions. Check out the slideshow above – you’ll see why Jennifer Okamoto Fine Portraiture one of the most sought-after children’s studios in the area. Then, hold onto the craziness and wonderfulness of your child’s growing up years with one of our session options:

In-studio portrait for $100 or Watch Me Grow Club (for three sessions over thee years) for $400

Preparation for Your Child’s First Portrait Session

Toddlers are adorable, busy, charming, demanding and sometimes stubborn. It is important for Jennifer to build a relationship with them before the session. We want to avoid irritating them – they control the photo session. Jennifer will capture a variety of poses from close up to full length, from silly to serious.

Children are able to follow instructions and focus better than younger ones. Some children are shy and some are silly. Though our tendency is to get this age group to say “cheese” to produce a smile, I prefer other ways, such as making sounds and being silly.

Older children may or may not want to ever be at the studio. The goal is to call upon them for their help and keep them engaged. This age understands a good bribe whether it is from parents or photographers.
Clothing: (keep kids comfortable)

  • 2-3 outfits (4th for 1 year Birthday sessions)
  • Solids work best or small prints. Avoid clothing with logos, stripes and big print and sporting equipment.
  • Bring a variety of styles and colors. Make sure clothing are clean, ironed or wrinkle free and FIT WELL not big or small. Shoes are fine, if clean or new and fit well.

Also bring: Special toys, blankets etc., that can be used as props. (combs, hair brush, hats, hair decorations). With photographing groups (2 or more subjects) coordinate clothing.


When you think of:
Best Children’s Photographer Honolulu
Honolulu Children’s Photographer
Think of Jennifer Okamoto Fine Portraiture

Located in Mililani, but serving Honolulu, Kaneohe, Kailua, Kapolei, Waipahu, Ewa Beach, Pearl City, Aiea, North Shore and all other communities on Oahu