THE BEST THINGS IN LIFE...

LOCATION: WAILEA IN MAUI, HAWAII  

"YOU CAN BUY CHILDREN ANYTHING IN THE WORLD, BUT NOTHING WILL COMPARE TO THE MEMORIES YOU MAKE WITH THEM" 

They say "The best things in life are the people we love, the places we've been and the memories we've made along the way" and I'd have to agree 1000%. In this family's case, it was a bit of all these things and more. 

I could feel the excitement as soon as I heard both their voices on the line, asking my availability for a last-minute shoot. It was their first time to Maui, but more importantly, it was their 10 month old daughter Sophia's very first vacation of her brand-new life, so they really wanted to capture their new family in all of their warm, tropical bliss. Did I have the time? How could I not! 

It had been a rain filled 6 days and counting and the chances for sunshine were few and far between...except we all scouted the reports and a decision was made. We're carrying on and running from the clouds to the southern most tip of Maui to wherever the sun is shining! So we did, and the morning couldn't have gotten any more beautiful. Luck? Maybe. Destiny? Absolutely. 

Mahalo to this family for bringing their own rays of sunshine to Maui and sharing their adorable new family with me! Now I can only hope they come back yearly so I can see Sophia grow in the beauty she's destined to be <3 

 

BENDY GODDESS YOGA

LOCATION: KIHEI, HI     |     MODEL/OWNER/YOGA GODDESS: REGINA PADILLA

"INHALE THE FUTURE, EXHALE THE PAST"

Inhaling the fresh morning air with Regina from Bendy Goddess Yoga felt rejuvenating but I really wish I drank caffeinated coffee instead of decaf - next time, next time.

After our last shoot a couple weeks ago, and before I headed out on a mini-vacation to Oahu, we decided to sneak in another quick morning shoot last minute. She met me down on Maui's Southside in Kihei for another yoga themed shoot; except this time we focused on using the warm morning sun paired with some perfect weather and pristine Kihei waters.  All (non) caffeine aside, we really lucked out with perfect weather & luckily Regina doesn't take much time to warm up!  Me on the other hand....;-) 

See some of my favorite picks from the shoot below!

You can regularly join Regina's classes at Maui Yoga Studio in Wailea: www.mauiyogastudio.net

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