Naughty Grandpa…

There are 4 little boys in this family under the age of 7.   And one over 70. When it comes to beach portraits there is an exponential relationship between the number of little boys and the likelihood of them ending up in the ocean.  So… Kristy, myself or a family member generally gives a quick debriefing on the necessity of staying out of the sand and water until we have taken some nice photos. As it turned out, these four little boys – though definitely against their own instincts – were very well behaved and managed to stay more or … Continue reading Naughty Grandpa…

Honeymoon : : N and J

This is Natalie and Jeff. For the last two weeks they’ve been hopping between Maui and Kauai for their honeymoon!  And so I went and met them in Wailea, at a beach by their hotel, to capture some casual memories of their Mauimoon!       Last fall, I had the honour of photographing their gorgeous Toronto farm wedding, alongside the amazingly talented Rebecca Amber and styled by the girls at Spread Love Events. Though we went to University together in BC, between them migrating back east and me to Hawaii, we haven’t seen much of each other in the interim. It was so nice … Continue reading Honeymoon : : N and J

A dawn to dusk birthday shift at the Bay…

For Tory’s birthday this year, for old time’s sake, I packed up my camera and joined him for dawn patrol. This means we set our alarm for long before the sun woke up, grabbed our Hula Pie coffees at Napili … Continue reading A dawn to dusk birthday shift at the Bay…

The Acacia Ohana

Kristy and I had the pleasure of taking some family photos for the Acacia Ohana last week! The girls were not entirely sold on being the sole focus of our attention… and so they brought along our two greatest weaknesses… puppies and two year old boys!! It made for the most entertaining shoot, full of quirky, adorableness… And despite Bronx and Axel’s attempts to steal the show, we still managed to get plenty of sultry photos of these two beauties with and without their baby boys in tow! Naomi Newirth and Lyndie Irons are the creative spirits behind Acacia Swimwear… … Continue reading The Acacia Ohana

The girl next door. Sunset Portraits

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Who are you not to be? Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; … Continue reading The girl next door. Sunset Portraits

Maui Maka ♥’s Hula Gypsy!

Shopping at Hula Gypsy is like stepping into a vintage dream closet… We love it! Hula Gypsy Vintage Boutique has beautiful vintage and new clothing, accessories and collectibles.  Everything in the store is amazing, & most of it is on Sale! There are usually a couple racks of $20 clothing, and Anna (owner) is so nice to chat with while you browse! We had the pleasure of working with Anna for a recent collaboration for a styled photo shoot. She assisted us in choosing an outfit that met our vision, and our model Rachel looked amazing in it! (see above) Whether … Continue reading Maui Maka ♥’s Hula Gypsy!

Double the Love!

Two sets of twins! Being entirely outnumbered by twins, I expected to have my hands full for this photo session. They were quite the opposite… so adorable and such sweethearts to photograph! Hope they make it back to Maui soon. Continue reading Double the Love!

Tallow. Byron Bay, Australia

“Tallow is created by two free-spirited and like-minded souls, Ali Mandalis and Shannon Clynes, and together they present an authentic brand that is respectful to the past, confident in the future and destined to establish an influential role in the progression of surfing in modern culture.” Yesterday we spent the day at Karma’s Nammos Beach Club in Bali to celebrate our friend Seewah’s last day as a single girl! Ali and Shannon (below) are the free spirits behind Tallow. Get Shannon’s bathing suit here. Continue reading Tallow. Byron Bay, Australia