Chamorro photo shoot

December 16, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

Last week I was fortunate to photograph Israel at Windansea beach near La Jolla.  Usually during our photo shoots our subjects start off very nervous and we always try to create a relax atmosphere by joking with them or asking them to do a dance routine for us.  Since Israel is Chamorro, we asked her to do some of her traditional dance and she became comfortable and the pictures turned out amazing.

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Looking into the Pacific

As with all photographers I have a personal project that I have been working on here in San Diego.  I have been involved with photographing the local Polynesian Community in San Diego for many years and I have always been mesmerized by the different dances that each culture brings. 

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Beautiful image of Israel with the sun setting behind her

Michael Lagman is a Lifestyle photographer in the San Diego area whose primary focus is on family and wedding photography.  Michael has been a professional photographer since 2007 with some of his work has been presented in San Diego Magazine and Lexus of Escondido.  Michael’s has traveled from Alaska, Hawaii and to New York for his photography projects. 

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La Jolla shoreline with a Polynesian Dancer

I am currently looking for Polynesian dancers who want to be part of my book project.  Please contact us at

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Intense Polynesian dancer

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