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Nicholas Lum  Haiku, Heeia, Koolaupoko, Oahu, Hawaii Portraits and Headshots

This past week was a rejuvenating one. Our spirits are high and we are ready to head back home to jump into new opportunities and adventures. Hoi e, hoi la.

Every May, I visit my sophomore math teacher at Kamehameha, Mr. Fukuhara, to debrief on the school year and to seek his sage-like counsel. This year was no different and the pearl he casted upon me was an idea he calls "convergence points." In life, often times our greatest and most defining moments are clustered together. So, too, are our most humiliating and crushing. This was one of those years. Alongside the triumphs and accolades came crushing loss and hard lessons learned. Fortunately, I find deep solace in my support system. My family, my love, my teachers, and my friends. I am blessed to have you all in my life. Now, I relax with a much needed getaway with my second family. Have a great summer everyone!

Happy Anniversary to my friends, @kahanuooo and @kamaksss


Vietnam is an incredible place. The food is spectacular and the people are joyous. Yes, it may not be a luxurious getaway but, for some reason, there is always a smile on the faces here. I have been in Hoi An for only two days now and this town has already taught me so much. Life is what you make of it. Riches can be found in so much more than money.

Chasing Sunsets

Brothers: Aside from being an olapa and hoopaa of Halau Na Kamalei, @kaipodudoit is also a very skilled violinist. He has sat in a first-chair position in our high school orchestra and continues to hone his craft day by day. KD is about to graduate with a BA in Hawaiian Studies and a BA in Psychology.

Now booking senior portrait sessions. Tag a friend and spread the word!

Brothers: Alvin "Gunnie" Hanzawa is a long-time dancer of Halau Na Kamalei. He began his hula life after graduating from McKinley High School and started working with Barbara Meheula at her flower shop. It is there that he met Robert, Wayne, and Ala. The rest is history. Outside of halau, Gunnie is also a long-time flight attendant for United Airlines stationed out of San Francisco. He is a loving father of three and perhaps the most genuine person I know. Here's to you, Gun.

I first met @micahganiron at the Starlit Hui show of Aulani, a Disney Resort and Spa. He is an active member of the ukulele group @heartandsoulhi and is currently working on his own solo endeavors. I had the pleasure of creating work to compliment the theme of his upcoming EP and am pretty stoked at the results. Look out for it when it drops!

@hnl_parkerspencer is the little brother I never had. He shares in my twisted humor and is never afraid to have a good time. Happy birthday, buddy. You're growing up to be a fine young man.

I probably provide the majority of the unnecessary stress in your life yet you still find a way to smile through it all. Happy Valentines, my love.
PC: @nikkijennifer

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