big island lava flow | baby earth | hawaii

I had a magical time photographing hawaii hoop retreats at Kalani for the 5th year in a row. the big island always amazes me…

we woke up at before the sun, and took a boat out to see the lava flow at the kamokuna ocean entry. enjoy a short clip.

music: insightful – secure

to all the beauty that is, Earth.


hailey & sean | couples photography session | maui, hawaii

hailey was my first friend at university in the redwoods of northern california. I adored this born and raised maui girl, and a year later I found myself on a plane to visit her for a month — exploring the island… barefoot and free 18 year olds. I thank hailey for introducing me to this special place I call home.

we spent the afternoon in kula, hawaii —  hailey and sean’s home, where the air is crisp and the view of the island is expansive and beautiful. feeding the goats, playing with zed & penny (rescue pups). cuddles. and a sunset motorcycle ride around the hood. not pictured, their new kitten: kimchi peaches. upcountry livin’ is glorious.

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maui school garden network | community work day | local food movement

the Kula greenhouse I used to volunteer at a few years back had been dormant and was overgrown — and some love was needed to revitalize it. Maui family rallied — we had 40+ come out for a community work day for the the Maui School Garden Network. everyone plays a part in making their local community thrive, and with all the hands and support, we got the space ready for a weekly volunteer crew.

join in every saturday after you go to upcountry farmers market, people will be at the greenhouse from 9-12pm. support the local food movement. this greenhouse provides maui schools with plant starts!

next initiative — to get the Ka Hale A Ke Ola Homeless Shelter garden back up and running. from one of my biggest inspirations, Rebekah Uccellini: “The gardens for the communities at need like the community garden at the Homeless shelter does not have support any could really use some love and energy. It’s one of the few safe, inspiring spaces that these families have, and often their only access to organic local produce. The garden also serves as an access hub to resources that are so greatly needed (counseling, mentorship, access to the arts, entrepreneurship trainings, music, and afterschool support for their children).”

would love to connect with others on this – and organize a community work day at the shelter in february/march.

thank you to everyone who organized such a successful day for our keiki and island!