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?

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

lisashawaiiansandwriting@comcast.net


















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.

Lisa
lisashawaiiansandwriting@comcast.net
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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.

Lisa

Friday, August 21, 2015


Waikiki Sunset



Mission Beach, California


Sunday, August 9, 2015

Mission Beach, California
July 






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


Sunday, February 16, 2014

Cost....it's always tough because people often ask why I charge for this service.
I charge for the service of:  photography, writing, creating your special request, editing and sending out. 

My apologies, but I can no longer re-do photos that others' are unhappy with, such as the color of the sunset or that the ocean looked too stormy. 

We cannot control mother nature, but I do my very best to make each photo beautiful and just as you requested.

Cost:  $29.50
Two payments are fine, just let me know.
I will send an invoice to your email address, or you can click the "Donate button on the right. 
I will send high resolution photo(s) to your email after editing out footprints.

Updates on requests, trips, weather, dates of sending out photos, etc.will be on my Facebook page, please come on over ~
"Lisa's Hawaiian"
Lisa's Hawaiian Facebook Page

~ Thank you, Lisa






Wednesday, January 8, 2014

A little info on Sunset vs Daytime sandwriting/photos...


FYI about the different options...
Currently, I do sandwriting & photos at sunset and daytime.  I'm not doing early morning sunrises at this time. Sunset photos take twice as long & the editing takes twice as long too b/c there is only a very short few seconds to write, step back & capture a good shot, re-do it again & again as needed.  The beach is busy w/ lots of people at sunset & each footprint has to be edited out w/ a tiny clone brush. Daytime has more space & time to write. Therefore, when it's asked of me to write 2-3 names, a phrase, candles, etc at sunset...I do my best, but at this time, it's not worth the many re-do's. I'll be accepting 1-2 words/names @ sunset. Also, some have not liked the color of the sunset for their photo & ask that I re-do it for them. With my long list each visit to HI, I'm not able to do over those photos. I sure wish I did have more time & ability, but it's more challenging than it looks. Thanks again for understanding ~ Lisa 

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Aloha Friends - Just a reminder I do all names of military heroes for FREE, whether they died in combat, or not.  There is not an age limit or any other restriction.

All other sandwriting requests are $29.50

Please email me at: Lisashawaiiansandwriting@comcast.net to send your request and don't forget to read the FAQ's and "How to Order" information.  










Friday, July 26, 2013

An example of sunset in Hawaii and daytime in California.  
In loving memory of baby Azalea.