This past June, I spent 10 days in Riviera Maya, Mexico with Barceló Stories at Occidental at Xcaret Destination ... and boy did we get a lot done!
Whether it was relaxing near their ocean pool, sipping drinks by the pool, seeing the grand Chichen Itza in person, or enjoying exploring the surrounding towns, there was always something to keep my busy body in motion.
Check out these images + videos from my trip to Occidental at Xcaret Destination with all the details of my trip as well as other influencers' times abroad . . .
Beautiful ruins are found throughout the resort where destination weddings take place, iguanas rule, and make for gorgeous photo opps!
Ocean pool goals, where breakfast and lunch are served on the second floor overlooking amazing fish and stunning blue water
Visiting Chichen Itzá was one of the highlights of this trip, one of the largest Maya cities ... a surreal experience, and having a fabulous tour guide was key!
We were blessed with a full moon during our stay, and enjoying a cold glass of wine before dinner under it was the cherry on top!
I mostly love shooting people because of the rich conversations, exchanges, and friendships that can be cultivated in a couple of hours between a piece of glass. It intrigues me and inspires me and these beautiful moments in time are what keep me coming back for more.
My short time spent with Anna Briggs on this particular day stood out amongst other shoots I've done this year. We chose simplicity over complication, nature over things touched by man, and the outcome made my soul happy.
Hair/Makeup by the wonderful Jasmine Mullins :)
Spent some amazing quality time on Kaua'i last month which is always a good idea!
On my second trip over, I got the pleasure of spending a day on the Na Pali coast with a local boat tour company called Na Pali Craze ... be sure to add them on instagram for all the feels: @napalicraze :)
My DSLR has been moody lately -- maybe it was Mercury -- or maybe it was just tired of working, and so film has made a comeback in a huge way in my life as of late.
Film was my foundation, and although I wish I was still in the dark room, I still thoroughly enjoy that state of anticipation waiting for rolls to come in ...
Here's a couple clicks of Lily <3
I can't believe it's been a year since I got to play with my sis Hanalei Reponty for her amazing geoprene / activewear / bikini brand: ABYSSE OFFICIAL . . .
Be sure to give them a follow on Instagram: @abysseofficial
moorea, french polynesia
mahina / brooke
found these lost files from our time on Moorea last December,
love this lady + glad to have visited my fave place with her . . .
wearing @awattz jewelry
A couple of disposable snaps from my recent trip to the Mentawai islands with @reef_girls ...
stay tuned for the full story ... X
There's nothing better than working with friends.
A beautiful thing happened in the Maldives when a girl's trip turned into a spontaneous campaign shoot ... clear blue water and bikinis are life ... and to be able to create images in tropical destinations alongside my best friends is my life dream realized. :)
Model: Malia Murphey (@maliamurphey)
Creative Direction: Melissa Jasniy (@aseaofpeople)
Brand: Issa de' Mar (@issademar)
Pick up the current collection here: ISSA DE' MAR . COM