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3 acres of organic family fun on film by Maui Film Photographer Trish Barker.  Enjoy.

Film: Kodak Ektar 100
Camera: Nikon F5
Developing/Scanning: Find Lab

Maui Film Photographer

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Maui Film Photographer

Trish Barker Photography is a hybrid photographer based on Maui and serving all Hawaiian Islands and beyond.  What is a hybrid shooter?  It means she shoots digital and film.  It’s kind of the best of both worlds.  The depth and richness of film, with the failsafe of digital. Want to learn more or book a shoot?  Contact Trish!  She’d love to connect with you!

  • Kel WardDecember 14, 2015 - 6:15 pm

    Love, love, love these photos! What a beautiful family and great captures (seriously, you are so good at photographing animals too!).ReplyCancel

  • Kristin SweetingDecember 28, 2015 - 10:11 pm

    Gorgeous Trish! Love how laid back and lifestyle this family shoot is! The light is gorgeous and your film looks awesome :)ReplyCancel

I often joke that the Trish of Christmas past would be thoroughly disgusted with the Trish of Christmas present.  Every year I seem less interested in how everything looks.  Which has coincided nicely with the destruction of most of my elegant and beautiful christmas ornaments.

So this year I had:

1. a shortage of ornaments
2. an abundance of film canisters and glitter (a lovely insight into how I prioritize now)

So here’s my guide to Artsy Craftsy Crap you can hang on your tree when all your nice shit is gone and you’ve got too much time on your hands.

Artsy Craftsy Crap

Step One:

Get your empty film canisters and some glue (spray adhesive worked best).  Remove the caps and poke a hole in each cap right in the center.  We used a wine opener because… well… it was handy.  I drink when I craft.

film canister craft

And get some glitter.

artsy craftsy crap

Step Two:

Spray the crap out of the canister with the adhesive.

film canister project

Step Three:

Pour out a bunch of glitter into a little glitter mountain and then roll that sucker around to coat it well.


You may even need to sprinkle it should you so desire.


Because little fingers are cute when they sprinkle and I had my macro lens.

artsy craftsy crap

Step Four:

Enjoy the feeling of glitter permanently adhered to your fingers.  As it will be there for a couple of days no matter how hard you scrub.


Step whatever step we’re on.

Tie a ribbon in a loop and pull the loop part through the bottom of the canister to the top in that hole that we poked with the wine opener.
(Yes, this is the worst tutorial ever.)

film canister ornament

And voila.  Little bedazzled film canister ornaments that will NOT break, no matter how hard you throw them at each other.  Merry Freaking Christmas everybody!!

film canister ornaments

  • wendyDecember 12, 2015 - 7:13 pm

    smart idea!!! I could totally do this one. :)ReplyCancel

  • Kel WardDecember 14, 2015 - 6:16 pm

    Oh my gosh, you are so creative and these are so cute!!ReplyCancel

If you follow my blog, you might recognize some of these animals.  You see, this sweet family came to my rescue and let my favorite model and I crash their property and play with their most adorable piggy named Lola (and all of their other amazing animal friends) for a fun shoot last month (which you can see here). Lola, the smiling pig. She is the best.

And lucky me, they invited me back to shoot some super fun Maui Family Photos of them as well.  So fun!

Maui Family Photos

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  • Kel WardDecember 11, 2015 - 6:00 pm

    Adorable family and wonderful photos! You also have a gift for capturing animals.ReplyCancel

  • Sandra CoanDecember 11, 2015 - 6:30 pm

    A Frenchie AND a pig?!! I can’t even with the cuteness!!ReplyCancel

When you’re me and you’re weird AND you love to shoot animals as much as people, you know you’re in the right place when you show up and there’s a dancing Labradoodle in a pink tutu…  Loved shooting these three girls and their Labradoodle Pip.

Dancing Labradoodle




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Turns out.  I’m a little odd.  Also turns out, I’m also a little lucky.  Every now and then I like to do a shoot just for fun.  And usually, like 2 days before said shoot, I get hit with some inspiration.  An idea that I become obsessed with.  And it’s usually… unusual.

Like 2 years ago when I was scheduled to do a pinup style shoot with these two awesome ladies and decided, the morning of, that the shoot wouldn’t be complete without a baby goat.  Thanks to amazing friends, I was able to find one and get one within an hour of the shoot.  And boy did that goat make the shoot.

So this time it was a baby pig.  And how lucky am I… yup… I found a pig!!

And a pug.

And a french bull dog.

And a cat.

And a bunny.

This wonderful family let us hang out with all of their amazing animals.  And would you believe it, the pig smiled.  Yup.  Sometimes you just have to do a shoot for fun.  It feeds your soul…  And lucky me, I get to shoot these animals WITH THEIR AMAZING FAMILY next week.  So expect to see more of this menagerie soon…

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  • Kel WardNovember 24, 2015 - 6:34 pm

    I’m so in love with everything about this! You have so many unique and creative shots. I love her dress. I love it all!ReplyCancel

  • Sandra CoanDecember 2, 2015 - 3:59 pm

    OMG…. Love!! And the PIG!! I die! Great job!ReplyCancel