morning at ho’okipa beach park in paia.
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!
two very special humans celebrated their love with wedstock, a glorious camp out with the rainbow hippie village and friends. emily and alvaro created gypsy halos, if you live in Hawaii or San Francisco — you’ve definitely seen their bus. they’ve traveled all over the country spreading the gypsy halo love.
here are some favorite moments. I really love these two and can’t wait to meet baby…
I photograph a few weddings a year for cool humans.
in 2017, I’m shooting weddings on Maui, Kauai, Mexico, and California.
if you like doing thangs differently, I’d love to hear from you.
hopped on a plane to Kauai to meet up with my childhood friend McKenzie and her fiancee Robert for their engagement session and adventuring! we cruised around to Hanalei, Kilauea Fish Market for lunch (the veggie burrito is the jam), enjoyed endless taro lo’i, the farm in Poipu, Koloa Rum (Robert’s family business) and ended on the beach for sunset. Kauai always stuns me – beauty is everywhere. a special place to celebrate McKenzie and Robert – our time togethers got me even more excited for the wedding this fall on the mainland. love seeing love.