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“What I like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce.” — Karl Lagerfeld

My inspiration as a photographer is easily influenced by living in a beautiful Hawaiian rain forest with native Hawaiian birds like a red and black feathered apapane perched in an Ohia tree of red lehua. Or the young 'Io Hawaiian Hawk, resting in the Hapu'u fern rainforest on a beautiful day in Volcano. More memorable moments near the ocean in beautiful Kapoho Bay, only a sweet memory...now. In this I hope to share the mana or divine power these images hold for me, to you, through my photography. 

Lehua Pekelo-Stearns, photographer

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Wait! Before you go...

...just some of the comments I have received on my work!

“Congratulations❣Your pictures are a work of art!”

“I love this!”

“Mahalo piha loa Lehua! What a gift you have!”

”Your work is spectacular!”

“Wow!!!  Unbelievably gorgeous!!!”




“Beautiful detail and composition Lehua!”

Beautiful and peaceful thank you for sharing and I thank God for your gifts and talents❣️

“Beautiful capture.”

“Lehua Pekelo-Stearns you do an awesome job of capturing the mana in your photography Lehua. I try to capture mana moments too.”

”Majestic 'io. Lovely.”

“This is a FABULOUS photo! Such drama, clarity and artistic vision! I especially love it against the black background!”

“U’I ......Ia Oe!”

“So gorgeous!”

“SOOOOO pretty!”

“Love love love this!”


“This is so beautiful!”

“Lehua’s work is stunningly beautiful, emotional,and subtly powerful!”

“Beautifully scene and presented. Exceptional shadow design.”

“Wonderful colors! Nice work!”

“Wow, love the bright bold colors!!”

“Powerful color saturation. Just pops.”

“Wow, you "nailed" this shot!!! Perfect lighting and the background really helps to "illuminate" this bright sunshine lily!”

“Such a lovely capture, and I love the lighting - the beautiful lily gets all the attention, as it should! 🙂”

“Great capture, love how much detail you can see!”

“Superb photography, with an informative description. Congratulations on your sale.”


“What a heavenly sunrise Lehua; I love the warmth, the beautiful silhouettes....well done!”

“Lehua , love that shot!”

“What a wonderful photo. You really captured his personality. Well done.”

“Beautiful flower bloom. colorful with vivid details.” -Lingfai Leung

“I love it. I want to be on that wave.”

“Beautiful composition. Congratulations on your sale.”

“What a wonderful atmosphere, Lehua! The blue tones have a very calming effect on me. I like the interplay between lights and shadows, and also between the sharp and blurred parts. Really nice! Greetings from Cologne, Andreas”

“Absolutely wonderful photo, Lehua. I'm fascinated by the blue tones....”

“Beautifully captured ...you are very talented photographer...this is my favorite color..thank for share it with us”

“Absolutely beautiful!! You got my vote in the FAA Featured Photography :)”

“This is a beautiful capture of these brilliant colored hydrangeas, Lehua! I love hydrangeas, and this shade of blue is superb! Very well done!”

“Nice angle...good color and perspective”

“Voted on this cool image Lehua in the Featuring FAA members group! Celebrate life, Debra and Dave”

“Great photo of your namesake flower! You have a fine gallery & I will be be back to browse more.. Aloha & Great New Year from another Hilo photographer.. /~”

“An absolutely gorgeous macro shot, Lehua! I love the colors and the inner parts of the floral are outstanding”

“I absolutely gorgeous capture of these gorgeous orchids, Lehua! I just love the grouping and the colors of these beauties. Thanks for sharing, and welcome to Wisconsin Flowers and Scenery!

“GORGEOUS! Great work.”

”Lehua Pekelo-Stearns that is beautiful!  Plz message me your contact info.”




“Full Moon Rising Over Mauna Kea”

LOS ANGELES (March 8, 2017) - Professional photographer Lehua Pekelo-Stearns was presented with the 10th Annual International Color Awards Nominee title in the category of Nature at a prestigious Nomination & Winners Photoshow streamed Saturday, March 4, 2017. 

The live online gala was attended by 9,575 photography fans around the globe who logged on to watch the climax of the industry's most important event for color photography. 

10th Annual Jury members included captains of the industry from Christie's, New York; Contemporary Art Society, London; Sotheby's, Paris; ING Collection, Netherlands; Y&R, Malaysia; Preus Museum, Norway; Art Beatus, Hong Kong; Ogilvy & Mather, Amsterdam; Whitechapel Gallery, London; and J. Walter Thompson, New York who honored Color Masters with 723 title awards and 792 nominees in 33 categories. 

"It is an incredible achievement to be selected among the best from the 6,178 entries we received this year," said Basil O'Brien, the awards Creative Director, "Lehua's -Full Moon Rising Over Mauna Kea Kona Side- an exceptional image entered in the Nature category, represents contemporary color photography at its finest, and we're pleased to present her with the title of Nominee." 

INTERNATIONAL COLOR AWARDS is the leading international award honoring excellence in color photography. This celebrated event shines a spotlight on the best professional and amateur photographers worldwide and honors the finest images with the highest achievements in color photography.