NO DRAMA MOMMA

WHERE: HAIKU, HI | WHO: GABRIELA + CARLTON | WHY: MATERNITY (IT’S A BOY!)

Gabriela contacted me because she was 1) Looking for someone to accentuate her 23 week bump; and 2) produce artistic & dramatic photos capturing her very first baby bump. But also…in a place that’s not your typical place on Maui ;-) With some tedious planning, plenty of communication and preparation about precautions, and alot of hand holding (for balance of course!), we set off on our adventure!

SPECIAL NOTE: This adventure & location is NOT for everyone! It wasn’t easy as it involved a super muddy hike, plenty of time both in and out of the trails, and cold cold water. I don’t do shoots here often, but when I do, they’re always magical!

Sunset is my best friend, especially at this particular location. And it seems, the sun was really happy to have us, as she put on a gorgeous show of lighting that completely blew us all away. Was it cold? Yes. Was it muddy? HECK YES….

Was it even worth it??? YOU BET.

See for yourself <3

UPCOUNTRY SMILES

LOCATION: KEOKEA, HI  |  WHO: MARIANNE, EZRA & MATTY  |  OCCASION: LOVE

I've known Marianne & Ezra for about 4 years and counting now - and let me tell you...they love...and they love hard. They love life, each other, paddling, travel, and now, little Matty.  

We ventured upcountry away from Maui's pristine beaches to change up the vibe a bit. A little more country (but not so much rock & roll). As usual, Upcountry Maui doesn't disappoint...and KeoKea area is breathless any time of day, all on it's own. Just ask Oprah ;-) 

A glimpse into our mini-adventure filled jaunt into an area filled with so much beauty, it makes you want to cry. And this family...along with Matty's smile...also seems to have the same effect...especially on me. Thank you for being my friends, and naturally, for letting me cuddle with Matty time and time again.

I adore the three of you <3

A FAMILY GETAWAY

LOCATION: WAILEA, HI  | WHO: MEGHAN, JOEL & BRINLEY  | MOOD: EXCITED

When it's your first time visiting Maui, you want to remember it for all it's worth. This little family ventured all the way from Canada to come visit Maui's warm waters + sandy beaches, and they couldn't hold back their excitement. Especially Brinley! 

This firefighter & event planner live a very busy, full lifestyle...so you can imagine this vacation is VERY well deserved (and earned!). Cheers to the three of you for being so very adventurous and outgoing - and to Brinley for being so full of energy and smiles from start to finish. 

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