Good morning and hello Monday!! I really wish I could tell you that I looked as amazing as Stephanie this morning drinking my morning cup of coffee! I really wish I could! So ready for an amazing week that is most definitely being fueled with coffee! Makeup by: @jirehartistry Stunning model and my friend @mermaidsirenity Venue: @hiltonhawaiianvillage
I typically don't post on Sunday's, but yesterday's couple was just too amazing not to! When this is your FIRST shot of the night, standing hundreds of feet away, because your couple loved the idea of being on top of the world, you know its going to be an amazing session!! Macey and Madison, I can not WAIT to show you more of these images, and for your beach wedding next year!
Weekends are for family! Most weekends I do have work (off to an engagement session now!), but I try to make sure I'm spending quality time with family, my biggest supporters and motivators! Spent the afternoon at our favorite beach and captured this amazing shot! Doesn't it scream summer?!?
Woke up at 3:30 this morning to take a sunrise hike that I've wanted to do since we got here! Lanikai's Pillbox hike is so amazing, especially at sunrise as it rises right in front of you! The views of the Mokulua Islands are absolutely amazing! And Hawaii did not disappoint this morning! #lanikaipillbox
This amazing engagement session gallery just went out today! Have I mentioned how much I love Hawaii?!? I mean, look at this cliff shot!!
When this is the final shot of the night!!!! WOW!! Victoria's here on vacation and wanted to get some shots of her to send to her husband since he couldn't come with her and she did not disappoint! When she sent me a picture of her red dress, I knew it would POP on the sandy white shores of Hawaii! Luckily, she trusted me to get splashed at the end and here is that shot!! Love it!
It's Aloha Friday!!!! It's been a while since I did a Friday introduction, so today's a perfect day to tell y'all 5 things you may or may not know about me! 1. I was born in Anchorage, Alaska! We moved to Hawaii when my Dad was offered a job here. We couldn't afford the tickets, and no lie, my Dad won a lucky hand a poker before he had officially turned down the job! 3 days later, we packed what we could, and we were on our way to Hawaii for he next 12+ years! And it feels amazing to be back again! 2. I am open and honest that I am a person who struggles with anxiety. I believe talking about any and all mental illnesses helps make the topic normal. Anyone who suffers from any mental illness knows how bad it feels when someone says you don't LOOK sick/sad/etc. 3. I was accepted to Berkeley College in New York City to study fashion design when I got out of the Navy! I was going to live in the dorms in New York and have a life like the ladies in Sex and the City! Life handed me another set of cards as I found out I was pregnant with Jasmine! I've never really wondered how my life would have been, because my life right now is amazing! 4. I was a Quartermaster in the Navy! Which means I navigated and drove the the ship! The USS Enterprise was the largest aircraft carrier in the fleet, with 8 nuclear reactors! I always said we were a floating bomb and airport! Some on my best memories are on that ship, which is now decommissioned. 5. I love sushi. Like, almost in an unhealthy way! I had sushi for 4 times last week! And now that I'm thinking about it, sounds pretty good for lunch today!! I love the salmon and tuna nigiri! 🍣 That's it!!! Any of those things shock you?!? Amazing photo by @s.t.i.l.l._photography
Tonight's session location!