Today is a new day. I wanted to say thank you to so many of you that reached out, said prayers and thoughts this weekend to not only me, but for everyone here in Hawaii. I took the weekend off to spend with my family and really process the events of that 38 mins on a beautiful Hawaii day. When I think about it, it makes me choked up all over again. It was by far one of the scariest things of my life. And everyone is handeling it different. Ive seen online jokes about it already, people saying get over it, and so much more. But, until you are sitting there, telling your children how much you love them, and hoping someway this closet is going to protect you from a missile attack, you just don't know. But, here is what I do know. Even though this was a mistake, it is a very real threat. And our enemies, well they want us to live in fear. That's their entire goal. And I won't let that happen. Today is a new day, and there is a sense of gratefulness and happiness to this beautiful life. And all any of us can do is just LIVE. LIVE life to the fullest. LIVE intentionally. So, today is back to work, doing what I love to do. I hope the 38 mins on Saturday made me a better person. One who smiles more. One who works less and hugs my kids tighter. One who LIVES.
Good morning Hawaii I been waiting for you The sun is rising, rising now I see you rising too Kolohe Kai - Good Morning Hawaii
For 38 mins this morning, everyone in Hawaii was pretty sure we would not live to see another day. As now we all know, it was a false alarm. But it was 38 mins from the alert of “Ballistic missile inbound.THIS IS NOT A DRILL. “ To “FASLE ALARM.” Watching my daughters freak out, and feeling helpless was absolutely terrifying. 38 mins is a long time awaiting what we assumed was the inevitable. But, that alert was the scariest thing of my entire life. Josh wasn’t home and the only thing that went through my head is that I would die with my girls, and it brought me a bit of peace. My girls are literally sitting in my lap, not letting me go, and that’s all right with me. Tomorrow isn’t promised to anyone. We’ve sat on this couch for the past hour, but I think we are going to get up and enjoy this beautiful day. Because we are lucky enough to be alive to do so. So many of my clients messaged and texted me, and thank you for you that!! ❤️❤️❤️
Let yourself be silently drawn by the stronger pull of what you really love. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The wound is the place where the Light enters you. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Lovers don't finally meet somewhere. They're in each other all along. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ -Rumi ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Dress: @casablancabridal Dress Boutique: @masakoformals Amazing couple: @crystalalanna @adamlduncan HMU: @dorysfoltin Florals: @alwaysflowers808weddings Venue: @hiltonwaikikibeach #casablancabridal #casablanca
Aloha Friday!!! 🏝 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Can you believe that we are 2 weeks into the New Year already!! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ How are those goals coming along?!? Who has already broken a few of those resolutions?!?🤪🤪 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It's all good! Just keep moving forward!!👏🏽👏🏽 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This is my first Friday Fives of 2018, and I thought it would be good to share what I am already loving about 2018!! Because, I have to admit, it really has been a great year so far! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Let's kick off the Friday Fives Blog Series for 2018!!🎉 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Link in profile! #fridayintroductions #communityovercompetition #risingtidesociety
I just love engagement season! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Love is in the air, wedding planning is commencing, and couples first official pictures as an engaged couple is happening! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Photographing engagement sessions is one of my favorite things to do, and on the blog today, we are chatting about a few tips to prepare for your engagement session! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Link in bio!
Such an Honor!! Vanessa Hicks Photography was awarded the Wedding Wire Couples Choice Award - Thank you!! Thank you!! The WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards recognize the top 5% of local wedding professionals on WeddingWire that demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness, and professionalism. Winners are selected solely based on reviews from more than a million newlyweds and are determined by a combination of excellence in four factors: overall rating, total number of reviews, review performance from 2017, and consistency of reviews from year to year. To all of my amazing couples this past year, you have made this transition to Hawaii an amazing one, and I am SO THANKFUL for you! This award is because of you!
Today's the FINAL DAY! And my presentation is coming up!! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I would LOVE for you to join me at the Creative Launch Summit at 9am HST, 12pm PST! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I'm doing a session on Tips for Creating a Monthly Blogging Calendar! I'll talk about some ideas for your blog, and giving away a FREE Month of blog content to get you started! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I'll be on the live chat too, in case you have questions for me as you follow along! Can’t wait to see you there!! #creativebrandsummit! Link in profile!