• Aloha and welcome to the blog

    This is supposed to be where you can keep up with some of my latest work and see images and projects I am working on. However, I need to improve on keeping this blog somewhat current. Sometimes it looks like my blog is withering off to Never Never Land. Posting images and writing blog content is NOT one of my strengths, so please forgive me for not keeping you all up to date. I am often in Honolulu and Los Angeles shooting for some amazing people, pets and organizations. Feel free to shoot me an email at 105,110,102,111,64,103,97,121,108,97,101,108,105,122,97,98,101,116,104,46,99,111,109,46.moc.htebazilealyag@ofni

    I love the artistry of photography and am ridiculously attracted to images that speak volumes with no text. I've photographed celebrities, entrepreneurs, artists, products, food, real estate, moms, dads, brides, grooms, babies, pets and more. If it exists, I will shoot it. Follow this blog for a mix of everything and feel free to visit my portfolio on the "official" photography site www.GaylaElizabeth.com.

Only 2 days left to win this awesome autographed surfboard from the Hawaii 5-0 cast: Alex O’Loughlin, Scott Caan, Daniel Dae Kim and Grace Park. A $10 donation to Life Rolls On will give you an opportunity to win this great prize and help an organization that is dedicated to improving the quality of life for young people affected by spinal cord injury and utilizes action sports as a platform to inspire infinite possibilites despite paralysis. 100% of your donation goes to Life Rolls On. Winners will be announced this  Friday 4/29 night at Wahoo’s Kahala at our kick off fundraiser event. You do NOT have to be present to win! Anyone can participate by going the http://twsa-hawaii.eventbrite.com/. Feel free to join us for night of inspiration.

Join us Sat 4/30 at 9:00 as we take those suffering from paralysis surfing at White Plains Beach in Ewa. If you know anyone living with paralysis, we have a few slots available. Register now by going to www.liferollson.org/hawaii. It’s FREE to register! Come join us for a day filled with food, fun, inspiration and surfing. Hope to see you there!

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Little Maile will be one of those surfing too thanks to Life Rolls On. Be sure to click play below…

My hero Maile from Gayla Elizabeth on Vimeo.

See more of Alex and Scott with the surfboard by clicking here:

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  • Tessa - I love this show!! Hope this raises lots of money for this wonderful charity.

Yes, a $10 donation to Life Rolls On will get you a chance to win an awesome Las Vegas package. 4 days/3 nights at the Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino AND 2 show tickets to see the amazing Gordie Brown AND $100 off of your travel expenses from Myron’s Travel Services. You can get your chance to win online by clicking here. We all love Las Vegas… the city that never sleeps. This is an AMAZING prize and the winner will be announced at Wahoo’s Fish Taco at the Kahala location on April 29, 2011 during LRO’s pre-event party to celebrate the inaugural They Will Surf Again Hawaii. Winners need NOT be present.

It is only through the generosity of donations from individuals that Life Rolls on is able to provide their programs at no cost to participants. They Will Surf Again is a powerful series of bi-coastal events that empower paraplegics and quadriplegics to experience the freedom and mobility of surfing a wave with assistance of adaptive surfboards and dedicated volunteers.

Go online http://twsa-hawaii-vegas.eventbrite.com/, make a difference with a $10 donation and get a chance at this awesome Las Vegas package! Hurry only 1 week left. Winner announced next Friday at Wahoo’s Kahala.:-)And, reminder. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE PRESENT TO WIN……

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Oprah Winfrey is another one of my heroes. This woman is beyond amazing.  She didn’t have much growing up, but proved to the world what determination, positive thinking, drive and smarts can do. She proves that anything is possible and you can control the outcome of your life. I mean look at what she has done in her life. INCREDIBLE!. She inspires me beyond belief.  I use my DVR to record The Oprah Winfrey Show and watch it late at night when time permits. Her programming is so solid and top notch, it’s incredibly stimulating.  I love this quote by Oprah: ” You are defined by the choices you make everyday to be happy AND to GIVE happiness”.

In the video below from oprah.com, you will see her say how important photos are! This goes to show you the value and impact of photography. Listen to her say how important photographs are to her and the value they hold over her expensive artwork!

This is her farewell season, so be sure to tune in… only 29 shows left!

See the video by clicking here:

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I shot gorgeous Dmitry Chaplin at the Geisha House in Hollywood for a DIOR promotion a while back and thought I’d post them since he is on the hit ABC show Dancing With The Stars. This year he is partnered with supermodel Petra Nemcova. I mean talk about a gorgeous couple!:-) You can see their official bio on the ABC DTWS website by clicking here.  Not only does he have the body, the looks and the moves…. he has an awesome personality and is such a sweet guy.  Please call in 800-VOTE4-04 …text code 3404 and vote for Dmitry and Petra.  Be sure to tune in every Monday watch Dancing with the Stars on abc, with the result show on Tuesdays. Go Dmitry and get that mirror ball trophy! WOOT…

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  • mommy - I hope they win, GEORGEOUS, SIMPLY HANDSOME, AND A BEAUTIFUL COUPLE.
    VOTE, VOTE, VOTE.

  • maria - Love Dimalish!!!!

  • Maria Flores Ali - Dmitry Chaplin is the very Best! It is the show lost! They need young dancer! He is more better than Max!

  • Bryan Mosé - GORGEOUS!

  • Irina Hukumchand - ocharovashka!

  • Kristi Clement Rodriguez - OMG he is SO hot! WHY isn’t he on the show, are they nuts? Gorgeous, talented, and a gentleman, unlike a couple of other pros who are brothers…

  • Vera Vaksman - He takes good picture.

  • Henry Solis - What a handsome smile and perfect face! Not to mention, an awesome performer/dance profesional!

I shot Alex O’Loughlin and Scott Caan, better known as Steve McGarrett & Danno Williams from the hit CBS TV show Hawaii Five-O for an amazing cause.  Not only are these two guys just awesome to be around and very easy to look at [wink], they have incredible hearts, which makes them even more gorgeous!  As many of you know, I became involved with Life Rolls On, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for young people affected by spinal cord injuries; when my little niece Maile participated in a World Record Wheelchair Event at Dodger Stadium . You can see a clip of her by clicking here.

The NSP surfboard was donated by  Aaron Rutledge and Tony Rutledge from Star Beach Boys, passed around set to get autographed by the Hawaii Five-O Cast;  Alex O’Loughlin, Scott Caan, Daniel Dae Kim and Grace Park and then photographed by myself. How awesome is that!  We wil be having an opportunity drawing at our They Will Surf Again Kick Off Event on Friday 4/29/11 at Wahoo’s in Kahala, Hawaii…which is where you can win the board! $10 gives you a chance to win the board amongst a few other great prizes. Buy more and increase your chances of winning! 100% donated to Life Rolls On. Stay tuned for a detailed list of all prizes available for our drawing.  I thought I would send this out to all of you Hawaii Five-O fans across the globe.  You do not have to be present to win; however, keep in mind…should you win the board, you will be responsible for any shipping costs involved.  I will be giving away a few tickets on my facebook page, so be sure to like it and stay tuned for winners! Click here to see my facebook page. Please click here if you would like to donate and have a chance at winning the autographed surfboard!

Interested in showing your support? email me at gayla@gaylaelizabeth.com or call 808-729-7788.  If you suffer from paralysis and want to surf in Hawaii, be sure to register here: www.liferollson.org/hawaii.

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  • mama goose - THAT’S IT! I AM KEEPING ALL TWENTY OF MY TICKETS!!! BY THE WAY…, SURE WOULD BE NICE TO HAVE ALEX AND SCOTT COME WITH THE BOARD!!! I AM A BIG FAN OF HAWAII 5-O!!! LIKED THE OLD ONE…, BUT FANATIC ABOUT THE NEW SERIES. I NEVER MISS A PROGRAM EACH WEEK…, EVEN WHEN THEY SHOW REPEATS. I LOVE GRACE AND DANIEL TOO! THE FOUR OF THEM CLICK, AND MAKE THE SHOW SOMETHING TO LOOK FORWARD TO EACH WEEK! MAHALO NUI LOA TO ALL OF THEM FOR THEIR SUPPORT TO LRO! NICE JOB GAYLA!

  • Hanssie Trainor - Wow. Totally cool. I love Hawaii Five 0 and Alex :)

  • lmk66 - Great cast lending themselves to a great cause. And, the pics of Scott Caan and Alex O’Loughlin above are fantastic as well- easy when you have adorable subjects, huh? Hope you do well with this fundraiser.

  • Tarah Ziegler - How do I buy a chance to win the surfboard?

  • Gladys - Awesome pictures!!!!!

  • mommy - Eh, I going buy me some tickets too, I wanna win that board for ME! WOW, honeygirl, there is no end to your talent, and you meeting so many famous people. and YES, Scott is so damn handsome and cute… he is a winner. Thank you for taking me with you, it was great to meet him, have lunch with him and to get a chance to hug his little dog… boy how lucky for me.
    PS – no forget who when get the board , eh…….

  • rose aura - you are my hero! :)

  • Hawaii Five-0 UNDERCOVER - […] pro photographer Gayla Elizabeth’s blog (http://www.gaylaelizabethblog.com/2011/04/07/hawaii-five-o-surfboard-alex-olaughlin-scott-caan/): I shot Alex O’Laughlin and Scott Caan, better known as Steve McGarrett & Danno Williams […]

  • danielle marion - First I love H 5-0 great show number in my book and the guys well they are pretty very easy on the eyes. Giving away that great surfboard with the cast’s autograghs is awsome and for a great cause does Alex come with it. H 5-0 cast are the best with a great heart and beutiful people inside and out. Good luck at the fundraiser.

  • Lady Mills - What a great cause, love seeing all the happy smiles. The surf board would be great to win, but living on the prairies wouldn’t know where to use it. So whoever wins it, that will be a dream come true . . .a dreamy one at that! 😉

  • marlin - wonder if you have to be present to win that board???
    otherwise I’d guy a bunch of tkts.
    how doe one get a part on the show???

    aloha ,,marlin

  • Melanie - Wow! Alex O’Loughlin sure jumps from one charity to another. I guess it depends on the show he’s doing at the time, right?

  • Clare L Wiseman - wished I could loved that the guys are doing this very classy.