MISS ABBY

Portraiture is my absolute everything.

I live for beauty in so many ways, shapes + forms...but when it comes to capturing beautiful souls, I get so excited before every single shoot. Seriously!

Solo portraits are hands-down, my favorite. Why? Because with every client, I get to help you become more and more comfortable in your own skin, and try new things! Speaking of trying new things...Miss Abigail here wanted a few water portraits mixed in with her land portraits, but was a bit nervous because Hawaii oceans aren't like your typical oceans! Can you blame her? She's absolutely right! #strangerdanger

Well, that's where my extensive knowledge in lifeguarding, surfing, Hawaii's waters and swimming come right in! And of course I jump in the water with you so we're experiencing it all together :-)

Abby was an absolute natural in the waters here - as you'll see through her calm, natural essence in each shot. Mahalo for trusting me Abby...and seriously, amaaaazing job! You made this shoot easy peasy.

© Amanda Emmes  |  Hair & MUA by Marlee: South Shore Studio

KITEWORLD MAG #90 + JESSE RICHMAN

"LIFE IS LIKE A KITE LOOP: IF YOU HALF-ASS IT, IT'S GOING TO HURT."  

-Jesse Richman

Portrait PC: Amanda Emmes  / Action PC: Frankie Bees / Naish

KITEWORLD MAGAZINE ISSUE #90 OUT NOW!

In this issue we see kiteboarders tackling nature at its most extreme. From the challenges of polar exploration by kite in the arctic circle to big wave charging in Portugal and the biblical destruction wrought on parts of the Caribbean during this year’s hurricane season – we see what happens when nature delivers its full payload.

Jesse Richman recently flew into Nazare, Portugal on a stellar forecast (check the cover below!) . He gives us the inside line on that in KW #90 and we also get an insight into the mind of Jesse in These Things I Know.

Trust me - he's borderline genius...

Cover: Jesse Richman  /  Photo: Ydwer van der Heide  

JAYNE'S SPOT

LOCATION: MAUI, HAWAII   |   MODEL: JAYNE CHEN   |   OCCUPATION: MODEL, ENTREPRENEUR, FOUNDER & CREATIVE DIRECTOR OF "LASHES IN A BOX"  |   HEAD JEWELS:  THE GYPSY SHRINE

Meet Jayne Chen.

She's gorgeous, hilarious, brilliant, thoughtful, fun and highly successful. And she's a fitness guru.  

Sunrise sessions are never easy, but Jayne was bright eyed and ready to hit the sand & ocean as we made our way to one of my favorite locations for water portraits on Maui. That saying, "time flies when you're having fun" is more than applicable to her session - we couldn't stop laughing while we made our way into the water and well after we were dry. Time literally flew way too fast but not too quickly that we couldn't capture a TON of beautiful Maui portraits. 

Mahalo Jayne, for claiming your sandy spot in Maui with me! #thisisjaynesspot