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Aloha! Welcome to Cherish Portraits Photography & Photo Retouching Services.

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Photo Editing & Retouching Services:

*At Cherish Portraits each image is carefully hand edited and retouched by a professional photographic artist here in the U.S.A.

*Each image is gone over individually, with attention to detail, and custom edited to your specifications, in your photographic style.

*Your images are retouched by the same person each time for quality, style, and editing consistency. 

*We love what we do. We have many years of photo editing and retouching experience. Creating beautiful images is our passion.  

*We provide affordable pricing, high quality work, reliable and dependable service, in a timely manner.  We make you look good!

Why outsource your photography post processing?

*Time:  Get hours of your life back, time to do the things you enjoy. Have more time for your personal life; time to spend with your family and friends, doing the things you enjoy.

*Money:  You'll have more time for the activities that can increase your income, like marketing and/or shooting.

*Simplicity:  You don't have to hire another employee and provide benefits or deal with the legal and tax issues involved with having employees.  When you purchase the services of a freelancer you avoid the employer/employee hassles and simply write off the cost of our services.  

Editing and Retouching Services available:

*image selection/culling

*color correction or color enhancement

*exposure correction or enhancement

*brightness, contrast, clarity, vibrancy, dodging, burning, sharpening, vignetting, etc.

*blemish and scar removal

*erase facial wrinkles or soften them

*pleasing skin tones and skin softening

*eye brightening and enhancement

*removal of dark circles or bags under the eyes

*facial feature enhancement

*teeth whitening or brightening

*removal of stray hairs, hair highlight enhancement

*body slimming and reshaping, removal of unwanted pounds

*adding a glow to images

*conversion to black and white, sepia, and/or selective coloring

*converting raw images to jpegs at 300 dpi for printing

*and more...

Photo Editing & Retouching Pricing

Please take a look at our galleries to see samples of our work.  

You can email us at, or call us at 808-419-8407, if you have any questions or would like to order editing and/or retouching services.


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Vancouver, Washington, Portland, Oregon, Maui, Hawaii

happy new year!!!

Congratulations to Anna Kim Photography!

Congratulations to Anna Kim and Jessica Akin of Anna Kim Photography for winning the 2013 Wedding Wire Couple’s Choice Award.  They are in the top 5% of wedding pros nationwide. They specialize in contemporary, romantic, editorial-style wedding photojournalism.  They are available for weddings throughout the Hawaiian Islands.  They also do family photo shoots on the beaches of Maui.  See for more information.  Or call 808-214-7550 or 808-298-0815 for availability.

Congrats ladies! We are happy to have you as our clients.  It is a joy to edit and retouch your images.  :)

Pumpkin Cheesecake with Toffee Raisin Glaze

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. We had two very delicious dinner celebrations with old friends and new friends.  Thank you to Kelly & Chris and Jeannine & Monte for sharing your homes and bringing us all together.  We have much to be thankful for this year. 

I miss being with my family during the holidays, and I also miss Chelsea’s Miskell’s delicious cooking, so I am very grateful to have her awesome recipe for the best pumpkin cheesecake I’ve ever tasted!  Everything Chelsea brings to a family party tastes divine, so I always appreciate when she shares the recipe.  Last year I made the cheesecake myself since I was far away from my  family for the holiday parties.  I varied from the original recipe a little bit on the spices,  and I changed the glaze a little bit when I didn’t have quite enough maple syrup on hand.  We found that we really liked the added toffee flavor that comes from adding the brown sugar to the glaze. So I am sharing this recipe with you which includes our family’s adaptation.  It is also requested at our Christmas gatherings, or pretty much any time of the year.  Chelsea used to own a restaurant in Portland, Oregon, and she had many fans of her wonderful creations. She is a wonderful person and she is going to be an outstanding doctor when she is done with her studies.  We are very lucky to have her in our family.  :)

Pumpkin Cheesecake with Toffee Raisin Glaze


1 1/4 cup crushed graham crackers

1/4 cup sugar

1/4 cup melted butter

Combine ingredients well and press onto bottom of a 9 inch springform pan, set aside.


3- 8 oz packages cream cheese, softened

1-14 oz can sweetened condensed milk

1-15oz can solid-packed pumpkin

3 slightly beaten eggs

1/4 cup maple syrup (must be real maple syrup, not artificially flavored)

2 tsp cinnamon

In a large bowl beat cream cheese and sweetened condensed milk until smooth.  Beat in pumpkin.  Add eggs and blend well.  Add maple syrup and cinnamon.  Blend well and then pour over crust.  Place on a baking sheet.  Bake at 325 degrees for about 70 minutes, or until center is nearly set.  Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes, and run blade around edges to free from pan.  Cool one hour honger. 

4 tsp cornstartch

2 Tbsp water

3 Tbsp butter

1/3 cup maple syrup

1/4 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup raisins

In a small bowl combine the cornstarch and water until smooth.  In a small saucepan bring cornstarch mixture, butter, brown sugar, and maple syrup to a boil.  Cook for about 1 minute, until thickened. Remove from heat and add raisins.  Let cool to lukewarm temperture.  Spoon over cheesecake and chill several hours or overnight. 



A Beautiful Baby Girl….

Here are a few images from baby Calypso’s photo shoots.  She was walking by herself at only 6 months old! :

the image above has a vintage color wash applied to it.

We love pets….

Here are some of the furry friends we have photographed lately, sweet and shy Lila, and rambunctious Yoshi:

before & after…

Waiting for baby Wyatt:

…………………………………………………………………………………….He’s here!!



I enjoyed meeting Hanna and her mom.  Hanna was great to work with, and she chose a lovely location for her senior portraits.

More seniors…

Here is a sneak peek from Hope’s photo shoot:


Here are a few of my faves from Tyler’s senior photo shoot:

Have a great senior year Tyler!

the sweetest boys!

Here are a few images from yesterday’s photo session.  These little cousins are adorable, and soooooo sweet!  And they sure do love their Grandma C.  :)