About ProjectFocus Hawaii
ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHERS

LAURIE BREEDEN CALLIES

Based in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi, Laurie is the principal owner of Baby Face Productions from which she is now semi-retired and the co-founder of ProjectFocus Hawai`i.

Laurieʻs love of children, including those with special needs, led her to what she calls “passionate photography” – capturing the fine line between the real moments in life and the soulful and natural beauty in each subject. As a fine-art black and white film photographer, Laurie carved a niche in the marketplace by specializing in black and white hand-colored photography of children.

Laurie served as a commissioner for the City and County of Honoluluʻs Commission on Culture and the Arts, a trustee at La Pietra ~ Hawaii School for Girls and member of Punahou Schools EIR (Entrepreneurs- in- Residence) Program.


LISA UESUGI


Based in Wahiawa, Hawaiʻi, Lisa is the principal owner of Utopia Photographyand co-founder of ProjectFocus Hawai`i, Inc. She remains a steadfast devotee of film photography as well as in the craft of custom printing all of her clients work. When Hawaiiʻs limited black and white printing lab industry collapsed because of the digital market Lisa saw the need to retain the fine art approach to photography, purchased equipment from flailing labs and built her own.

Lisaʻs photographic style, the integrity of her work in all stages of production along with her gracious demeanor, have captured the respect – and hearts - of clients residing not only in Hawaii but the mainland and Asia as well.

Lisa holds a degree in art (photography) and education and taught in the public school system for over 10 years with five years devoted to a middle-school arts program. She also served as a member of Punahouʻs EIR program, is a community volunteer, and the mother of three.