T+L’s Photo Contest Finalists: Nicole Seu
Nicole Seu, a family wedding photographer from Oahu, Hawaii, has an eye for amazing light. She portrays destinations in a way that will not only represents a memory of a trip, but also captures the feel of being there in that particular moment.
“These photos are more about remembering where I have been, as well as trying to capture the difference [from my regular surroundings] that makes travel so seductive,” said Seu. “My main goal is to bring you back to that moment, to make you laugh again, to make you cry, to make you feel.”
Take a look at some her favorite shots below, and vote for your favorite of our finalists.
I don't know why I enjoy this photo, but the wear and tear of the feather suggest a rough life up to this point, but it's still holding its beauty.
From a recent Hawaii engagement photo shoot. A few props go a long way.
Four Seasons Oahu
The end of the day at a recent shoot at the Four Seasons Oahu. I decided to wait just a few minutes longer and was rewarded with this amazing end of the day sky.
Black and White Explorations with Real Film
We were able to go into the Doris Duke Home on the slopes of Diamond Head and the plays of light and dark, shadow and shape really push you to think differently when using film.
These are haystack rocks on the Washington coastline.
A sunset over Myanmar.
A Simple Accident
When shooting this recent bride with her amazing veil, we were lucky enough to capture the right angle as the veil did a little dance in the wind and helped me frame her in the perfect setting.
Travelling Down the Mekong River
When we docked, it was amazing how close together all these boats would be. You could hop from one to the next and not see water between the boats below your feet. This was as we were leaving. We had 6 feet — if that — to maneuver out of this!
A quick glance down a Tokyo alleyway and seeing two kimono clad girls checking their iPhone for directions.
This is a popular destination for Hawaii weddings, and I am always trying to find great shots at the beach without people. This time, I decided to keep them in, and loved how it turned out.