Posts tagged #ocean

Popsicle Sunsets

October seems to hold a bit of magic in her pocket. Maybe it’s that dead wind that keeps the salty air lingering til sun down … I have fond memories of October sunsets and surfs.

All of these dreamy colors
— unspoken words of dependency
notes of smoke in the air
limitless potential as a new season approaches
— but conflicting dark undertones try to get in the way

I love this month.

I sometimes wonder whether the act of surrender is not one of the greatest of all - the highest. It is one of the [most] difficult of all… You see it’s so immensely complicated. It needs real humility and at the same time, an absolute belief in one’s own essential freedom. It is an act of faith. At the last moments, like all great acts, it is pure risk. This is true for me as a human being and as a writer. Dear Heaven, how hard it is to let go - to step into the blue. And yet one’s creative life depends on it and one desires to do nothing else.

— — Katherine Mansfield

( shot with canon 5d mark iv / sigma 100-500mm )

Posted on October 23, 2018 and filed under FRIENDS, LIFESTYLE, OCEAN, PHOTOGRAPHY, SURF, WORDS.

Meeting Amanda

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_

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Posted on January 29, 2018 and filed under PHOTOGRAPHY, OCEAN, MODELS.

Sunnier Days

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 :)

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Posted on November 27, 2017 and filed under FRIENDS, LIFESTYLE, OCEAN, PHOTOGRAPHY, SURF.

Barceló Stories: Occidental at Xcaret Destination

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!

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Posted on October 23, 2017 and filed under CLIENTS, LIFESTYLE, OCEAN, PHOTOGRAPHY, TRAVEL.

TESTS: Anna Briggs

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 :) 

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Posted on October 20, 2017 and filed under FRIENDS, FASHION, MODELS, PHOTOGRAPHY.

'Paradise Found' - Issa de' Mar Summer 2017 Campaign, Maldives

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