A Sorta Fairytail...

WHO: BO & COURTNEY  |  WHERE: MAUI, HI  |  WHY: FOR (MERMAID) LOVE

Ever since Courtney was a child, she's been absolutely crazy about mermaids - so much so, that she now works part-time as a mermaid back home in California, making children, and I'm sure adults, smile from ear to ear with her beautiful personality and of course, mermaid tail.

Now of course, this is just something she absolutely loves doing and it's only been a huge part of her childhood and now, adulthood, so what more appropriate than for her boyfriend Bo to surprise her with her own mermaid photoshoot! Did I mention it was her birthday too?

Bo made an appearance in a few of these, but he wanted the focus to be on her...and it seriously was. She was an absolute natural in the water with her tail - I couldn't even keep up with her! #theydoexist

Now get your inner mermaid on and check out some of my faves from their session...<3

 

LADY IN RED

I finally have a moment to breathe after returning from my amazing trips to New Mexico and Las Vegas for the WPPI Conference a few weeks ago...and honestly, it feels good, but I'm feeling even greater after all that I've accomplished these past few weeks! 

Las Vegas, as usual, was an amazing time! We went to see my family at Blue Man Group and ate some of the best burgers (and milkshakes) I've ever had at Holsteins Shakes & Buns, and so much more. But what was really amazing, besides the 3 days I was immersed in the WPPI Conference of course, was my short time with this stunning Lady in Red...

She was motivated & awake enough to pick me up at 5:30 am and drive us over to Red Rock Canyon to catch the sunrising in all it's beauty, while of course, capturing her in all of her beauty. 

It was chilly. It was windy. Did I mention it was chilly? And she was far from dressed for the weather...but wow, did she brave the elements and make it look easy! I cannot thank her enough for her time, her story telling, her beauty, and of course, her positive "can do" attitude.

I promise...my car sickness had nothing to do with you ;-) 

 

STRONGER THAN YESTERDAY

Meet Morgan.

She's got stories...attitude...motivation...heart...and muscles galore. But what she's got the most of is strength. Infinite strength to be honest. So she's making moves...BIG moves...because she's got so much creativity and drive within her, that it can't be contained. And I'm thrilled to be a part of it.

LA, watch out. Fitness world, watch out.

Morgan in her element...

A MERMAID STORY

On a calm, sunny Sunday, we decided to make it a "Fun Day" by venturing over to Maui's Upper West Side in search of clear water, some diving, plenty of sun-bathing, and good eats. And to kick it all off, some fresh squeezed watermelon + pineapple juice ;-) 

Naturally, I brought along my cameras to capture all the goodness the day had to offer, but what I ended up capturing was my amazing friend Sabine, emerging as the most beautiful mermaid ever.  

Now...I've shot her diving before and her photos were nothing short of magical...but the photos I got of her this day were some of the best to-date...and I have mother-nature to thank for it. And her ability to hold her breath for a lengthy amount of time was SUPER helpful! (Also a BIG Mahalo to Freedive HI for your guidance in making her the perfect deep water subject!)

Thanks Sabine, for always being my mermaid-muse and a wonderful human being. Can't wait for our next adventure <3