for Society Bikini
model: Kehau Ai
for Society Bikini
model: Kehau Ai
Every once in a while ... when schedules permit ... and stars align, I get to meet a new human via "Test Shoot." I think I've said this before, but it's been through photography that I've met some of the most amazing and talented people. That's enough to keep me coming back for more . . .
Amanda was visiting Maui a couple of months ago and decided to pop over to O'ahu for a day so that we could capture some goodness. That made me so happy. She is sweet with piercing beauty, soft spoken but fierce nonetheless. We had horrible weather all day on the North Shore but decided that we would brave the storm and make the best of our circumstances --- from what we gathered, you couldn't tell we were hiding from rain squalls under the rainforest and our photographic adventure was topped off by a spontaneous ahi katsu run so that didn't suck. :)
Enjoy these snaps of @amandaperlita_
Sometimes sunny days are hard to come by during Hawaiian winters, but when the sun decides to show its face, best believe we are making the most of those moments!
Halloween 2017 stands out in my mind for a day full of fun surf with all the crew ending up in the water serendipitously . . . the sunrise was out of this world, and the sunset put on a show for us too . . . it'll definitely go down in my memory bank as a day I'll never forget.
And although I got to enjoy a surf in the evening with my friends, I'm so happy I took out the housing for the sandbar session earlier that afternoon. Here are some snaps of happy campers enjoying the calm before the storm :)
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
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
There's something about lazy days like these . . . Getting creative with our days when the surf is blown out, we've had our coffee, no work to do . . . photo adventures are always a good day.
It was great to have our friend Matt Bruening (www.mattbruening.com) spending the weekend on the North Shore and recruiting him to style with whatever we could find in our closets at the moment.
This is part 1 of 4 . . . X
One Piece suit from Farron (farronswim.com)
I may be biased because two of my best friends in the entire world are the women behind ISSA DE' MAR, but truly they are the most functional suits I've found for surfing + other water activities outside of sitting pretty on the sand.
This is a sneak of their 2016 Summer collection which literally makes me die of cuteness. Stripes? Cheetah print? Palms? I cannot even.
MODEL: Malia Murphey (@maliamurphey)
Don't forget to give Issa a follow on IG: @issademar for more bikini radness :)
There's a new boutique hotel popping up in Waikiki and we're kind of obsessed. Not only is the Surfjack hotel vintage-cool, but it came at the perfect time ... Because Waikiki is our stomping grounds for summer swells + summer scenes ...
[ give them a follow on instagram: @thesurfjack ]
I teamed up with the masterminds behind BikiniBird, model goddess Malia Murphey, + fabulous hair/makeup lady Jasmine Mullins on an editorial. You can find all of these hot bikinis at www.bikinibird.com. Hope you enjoy these images ...
TROPICAL EDITORIALS R LIFE.