Thursday, May 31, 2012

Makapu'u Mermaid

Graceful Nicole, 7 mos. pregnant, swimming in the waves at Makapu'u

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Let Go

Jump Rock, Waimea Bay

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Matt Mallams : Law of Attraction

I am so proud of my husband, Matt Mallams. He is featured in the San Francisco Chronicle today about his journals. Great interview and incredible journal pages and photographs as always. Check it out!

Monday, May 21, 2012

Pele + Pa'i Awards

Matt and I were thrilled to win in the Pele and Pa'i Awards for our work with Hana Hou! The Hawaiian Airlines Magazine.

2012 Pele Awards
Hana Hou! - BRONZE ELEMENTS OF ADVERTISING – Photography Campaign “Quiet” by Elyse Butler & Matt Mallams
Hana Hou! - SILVER COLLATERAL MATERIAL – Publication Design – Editorial Feature “The Book of Fortunes” by Elyse Butler & Matt Mallams

27th Hawai'i Publishers' Association Pa'i Awards
Hana Hou! - First Place Sports Photography - "The Lotus Blossoming" - by Elyse Butler & Matt Mallams

Judges comments - 'Impressive. From the photography to the typography, this is an impressive package. I'm so glad to see coverage of non-traditional sports. The technical quality of the images is stellar as is the composition. But each image has a complex storytelling capacity that contributes to the overall package. Strong work.'

Congratulations to all fellow winners in our Hana Hou! and Honolulu Magazine Ohana!

Friday, May 18, 2012


Hanging out in California and heading back home at the end of our fall road trip.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Valley of Fire

Driving through the Valley of Fire in Nevada on our road trip. part 6 of 7

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Utah, Bryce Canyon

Wandering around Bryce Canyon National Park and on the road in Utah. our 2010 fall road trip part 5 of 7