ISLAND HOPPERS

LOCATION: MAUI, HAWAII  |  OCCASION: JUST BECAUSE  | WHO: DREW, BLAIR & CALLEN

For starters, they hopped on a plane from Oahu to see Maui for the first time since relocating to Hawaii about a year ago from the East Coast. They had no idea what to expect of Maui, except for the time they booked with me to capture the love between their cute island hopping family. 

Easygoing is probably the best word to describe this session - not because the weather was perfect (because it's always perfect on Maui), but more-so because it felt like we've all known each other and we were all comfortable working around each other. I'd like to think this is the same feeling ALL my clients have when we work on a session together, but for this particular one...I"m going to say it's an "East Coast thang". And their daughter Callen - ADORABLE.

Mahalo for sharing some of your Maui vacation with me, but ultimately, mahalo Callen for all the hugs, giggles and smiles. You made my face hurt! 

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BABY'S FIRST...

LOCATION:  LAIE, OAHU HAWAII

A special shoot for a special family raising a very special (and photogenic, and adorable, and hilarious, and so much more) baby named Avery.

Sometimes, life passes you by slowly and steadily...but most of the time, if flies by. And that's precisely what happened with this family. Time flew by so fast that before they knew it, Avery was 10 months old and they hadn't taken any professional photos of him. So instead of letting time fly by even more, we decided it was time to slow it down...like, really SLOW it down, and transport little Avery to a magical place on Oahu's North Shore in a small, safe town called Laie.

It was at this very special place that time ceased to exist and this adorable family had plenty of time to shine, breathe in fresh, salty air, and enjoy moment after moment with little Avery. Our shoot was nothing short of magical and I'm so so excited to share some of these time stopping, heart thumping moments here with you now.

After all, why wait?

Enjoy <3

VITAMIN SEA | OAHU, HI

LOCATION: NORTH SHORE, OAHU HI  

"HOME IS WHERE THE WAVES ARE"

From Laie to Haleiwa, Oahu's North Shore begged to be photographed day in and night out during my recent mini-vacation away from Maui.

Between days filled with frisbee, body surfing, long walks and ridge-line hikes, I found the time to escape to beaches where giant waves pounded the safely sheltered shore just feet away from where I was standing. It's hard to believe anyone could get this close without being pulled out to sea...

Feelings of tranquility and turbulence ebbed and flowed from one moment to the next during my time on Oahu - there was just too much to see & feel in so little time. Is it different from Maui? Absolutely. In every way! And that's why I find myself going back more and more through the years - to feel a different type of vibe...a different type of aloha that can only be found on the East & North Shore of Oahu. You'll see it by feeling it...trust me.

In the meantime, here are some moments that made the cut...

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