What would you like written in the sand?

Are you looking for a unique wedding, graduation or birthday gift?

What about a special way to memorialize a loved one or celebrate a new life?

Friday, March 24, 2017

In loving memory of Juan Chavez-Martinez
sand writing photo 
Huntington Beach, CA

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Sandwriting photos make a beautiful gift.  A personalized wedding present is ideal and you can't beat the price. California sandwriting photos are still $12.  They are sent to your email where you can print any size you'd like, or order a canvas, keychain or magnet, possibly a personalized piece of jewelry?

"In Memory Of" sandwriting photos are a very special way to cherish a memory of someone you love. Military heroes' photos who have died, for any reason, not just in combat, are free. 

Child loss communities find these gifts incredibly touching because there is nothing more special than your child's name said, written and remembered forever.

Place your California request now and I'll update the next Hawaii trip for photo requests later this year.  Email me at lisashawaiiansandwriting@comcast.net

What's in a name?  Answer:  Everything.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Merry Christmas 
Happy Hanukkah, friends!

I'm offering these 5.5MB photos which can be personalized as you'd like.
They are $3 for this month via paypal.  I'm also on my Facebook page with these photos, so you can find me there to let me know, or you can email me @ lisashawaiiansandwriting@comcast.net

Photo is a sunset from Cardiff Beach, California.

x Lisa

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Hello Friends,

I'll be at a few California beaches this month of November - 2016.
If you would like to order a sandwriting photo, please PM  me on my Facebook page, or email me & I'll add you to the list. There is a direct link to my FB page on the right tab, or search, Lisa's Hawaiian Sandwriting.

Email:  Lisashawaiiansandwriting@comcast.net

$12 per photo request. This makes a unique and beautiful gift for a couple, loved one, in memory of... or in honor of...

* Gold Star Families - FREE *

The next Hawaii trip will be in April 2017.

~ Lisa

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

So many personalized photos for you!
These can be turned into photos, canvas, cards, invitations, baby...

Personalized Baby cards
Personalized engagement cards
Personalized cards for any occasion
Personalized beach theme


This lovely, special shell came from one of my 
new favorite shops ~
the California Seashell Company in Seal Beach.  

Every Seashell 
has a story

Monday, May 23, 2016

Aloha Friends ~

Exciting news!  I'll be at many of the beautiful California beaches next month (June).   I'm taking requests now, so please email me with your request at the email at the bottom.

You can also message me on my Facebook page, Lisa's Hawaiian Sandwriting.

I'm sorry, unfortunately I can't do California names/words for free anymore, but the special will be $12. I'll send you an invoice via email.

I always do my best to give you your specifics, such as sunset vs daytime, flowers, shells, starfish, add a heart or star, etc.  Candles are tricky because there are only a few seconds from the time I write between waves, light & place a candle, step back to try & get a shot.  It usually requires many attempts before it blows out, or the waves take the name away.  But...I will attempt if a candle is your request.  I'm going to try the look of flame-less candles.
I think they will still be very pretty & give you the look you want.
But...due to the weather, I cannot guarantee you'll get exactly what you'd like, but I will promise to do everything I can to make it happen.

I'm going to post 7 examples from California & the first one is from HI.
The weather surely can't be rainy again?!  Those that got a somewhat stormy picture months ago, yours was re-done while in Hawaii, so hopefully you found your photo.  Please email me if you didn't find it. 
You can request as many as you'd like.

As you can see, photos can have added whimsy such as butterflies or stars, flowers or a sailboat.  The background color can be shaded as well (Gwen).  


Be as specific as you can & I will make every attempt to make it happen. These pictures are treasures for YOU, so I want you to be happy with your request because I know the person's name is very special to you. These pictures make beautiful gifts in memory of someone, in celebration, couples' names, wedding, beloved pets. *Military families requests of heroes who have passed are always no charge.

Photos will be edited and ready for pick up on my Facebook page by early Aug.
But if you need it for a wedding, graduation, memorial or other event that requires you to get it soon, just let me know.

I love what I do & look forward to creating a beautiful memory or celebration photo for you.

Facebook:  Lisa's Hawaiian Sandwriting

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Red Hibiscus

When Words Escape, Flowers Speak.  Bruce Currie

Friday, April 8, 2016

Aloha Friends!  Enjoy your Friday

Sunday, October 4, 2015

I can officially say I'll be in Hawaii next month - Nov!

If interested, there are two choices; Sunset or Daytime & here are the examples from my last trip.
Because the weather is not predictable, there is no guarantee what the sunset or blue sky day will look like. I'll do my best to light the candle if weather allows.
For $, it is $29.50. Photos will be emailed to you.
California is always FREE or some have donated (thank you!). For those who are getting a re-do from my last stormy/cloudy Cali trip, please PM me. PM me for all requests or email @ Lisashawaiiansandwriting@comcast.net
Any details like a starfish, lei or plumerias from Plumerias Wedding Flower Boutique will be added unless you let me know otherwise.

Thank you!! I look forward to making beautiful photos for you.


Friday, August 21, 2015

Waikiki Sunset

Mission Beach, California

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Mission Beach, California

Sunday, March 15, 2015

A child remembered...Ruaridh ~ masculine, Scottish

Monday, July 14, 2014

How to write a name in the sand
Successful tips for sandwriting

Lisa’s Tips for successful sandwriting – 101

1.  Don't be offended if someone says it's stupid.
2.  Keep a sense of humor about yourself & your interest in writing in the sand.
3.  Remember, what you think is mind-blowingly gorgeous, another will not see the beauty, at all.
4.  Writing a lower-case "e" is the most difficult letter.
5.  Every beach has different sand; course, packed, flour-ish in consistency, easy & difficult to write it.  Keep looking until you find a beach that works for you & your style of writing or printing.
6.  Don't over edit.  Keep the colors & style R-E-A-L.
7.  Be prepared for people to walk right into your creation, before you get a shot.
8.  Be prepared for waves to wash away your creation, before you get a shot.
9.  Be fully & completely prepared for others to say, "That's so easy." 
10. It takes practice for the angle & waves, with the light of day or sunset to look spot-on for a perfect photo.
11. Be prepared for your props to blow away, so come with many props, if you choose to use them.
12. It's okay to edit out a distraction, like a rock or feather.
13. Don't go to the beach alone during the sunset & night time.
14. If you make a lovely creation, but the person doesn't like it, that's okay, refer to #3 & do it again & again until they are happy.
15. Wear the flip-flops from Old Navy b/c they hardly leave an imprint.
16. Never take just one photo.  Keep clicking until the wave washes it away, or until you know you have 3-4 shots.
17. Try taking shots at an angle alongside of the ocean.
18. When taking shots straight in front of the ocean, practice getting it just right so there is enough ocean & sky, plus sand on top & over the name/word.
19. Gray, overcast weather takes horrible photos & there is nothing that can fix it.
20. Photos in a storm are beautiful too. Besides, it's better to get something rather than nothing with requests.
21. Try not to feel immense pressure when doing photos for couples' wedding announcements or graduates.
22. Again, do not feel badly that others do not see the beauty in what you see in your work. That's all part of ART.
23. You will have only 5-ish minutes for sunsets.
24. If you go out in the early morning, you will see lots of people doing Tia-Chi and Yoga, they are your biggest supporters.
25. Write SMALL! Yes, it seems that can't be correct, but only write your letters about 6 inches in height or so.
26. Use a pen, sharp stick or other object to write with, don't use your finger.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Aloha friends, here is a beautiful quote that

seems to be made just for this Waikiki sunset photo.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Aloha ~
Thank you for your requests! I'll keep updates on my upcoming trips and when I'll send your photos to your email addresses.  I post here, but most interactions are on my Facebook page. Come on over ~
Lisa's Hawaiian Facebook Page