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Pacific Drift, pt. 2: Big Island film


Sometimes, almost a year goes by then you finally get around to doing the things you set out to do long ago.
That’s me at the moment — can anyone else relate?
The last 2 parts of PACIFIC DRIFT that I got to create with model Malia Murphey + Billabong Women’s got sent into the archives so I’m bringing them out for some fresh air!

This trip in particular was a quick island hop away to Hawai’i Island (commonly known as Big Island). Hope you enjoy a few 35mm snaps from our time there just before the volcanic eruptions …

Posted on February 8, 2019 and filed under CLIENTS, FILM, PHOTOGRAPHY, TRAVEL, SURF.

Pacific Drift, pt I: Tahiti Film



Tahiti is always a hard 'yes'. Never, ever say no to Tahiti.
Being back in beautiful French Polynesia was special. The smells, the food, the creatures, the memories. They all come flooding back in the second you touch down.

Here are some special moments captured on 35mm. Hope you enjoy. X
Model: @maliamurphey

Posted on May 3, 2018 and filed under CLIENTS, FILM, MODELS, OCEAN, PHOTOGRAPHY, TRAVEL.

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!


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

'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

#justpassingthrough North Shore, O'ahu

Traveling with @reef_girls ( is always a dream ... but sometimes you don't have to go far to experience something new + refreshing.

This time, I teamed up with my sister Mahina (@mahinagarcia), and the lovely video ladies from @rubiascollective Bree + Roxy, and we stayed put in our beautiful back yard. Helicopters, truck rides, windy surfs, good food, it's really all we need on this simple stretch of beach on the island of O'ahu. As much as I love traveling and being immersed in the unknown, it felt really nice to be right here. X

Photos by: @rubiascollective Bree + Roxy

Posted on November 30, 2016 and filed under FASHION, CLIENTS, LIFESTYLE, OCEAN, PHOTOGRAPHY, SOCIAL MEDIA, SURF.

Island Hopping: Hawai'i Island

Reef's #justpassingthrough mantra continues on in my own personal life, even if it's simply taking a 45 minute plane ride to an outer island . . .
My bestie Cassandra (@cassandrarull) and I took a couple of days off, hopped on a short flight, and met up on the Big Island of Hawai'i (also known as Hawai'i Island). Our plan was to have no plan -- simply enjoying an adventure, open to what may come our way as we passed through from one side of the island to the other. 

With our Reef shoes and sandals in tow, we got to see so much in a short amount of time and wanted to share what we did on our mini getaway:

PLACES WE ATE: 'Ulu at Four Seasons Resort Hualalai, Big Island Brewhaus & Tako Taco Taqueria, Golden Goat in Pahoa, Tex’s Malasadas

THINGS WE DID: Take the Hamakua Coast Road Trip from Kona to Hilo, Have a drink at Beach Tree Bar in Four Seasons Resort Hualalai, Zipline through the forest with Kohala Zipline, go hiking, explore the beaches, Boiling Pots in Hilo

WHAT WE PACKED: Reef shoes + Sandals, GoPro, Camera equipment, One Teaspoon denims, Cassandra Rull bikinis, A.Wattz jewelry


XX, Brooke, Cassandra, + @reef_girls