maui baby { estelle }

the first day I met estelle, I snapped the photograph below. we have had two photo sessions since then, and it is amazing to see her grow into such a spectacular little being. estelle, you are a bundle of joy, and I appreciate the opportunity to photograph you! love you sara, remy, and estelle!

(photographs range from April-November 2012)

JoMarie + maui mama magazine + Epiphany

JoMarie had an Epiphany photo shoot for the Maui Mama Magazine December issue.  The magazine is a free conscious community resource for expecting mama’s and parents– and although I don’t have children of my own, I read it every month!  A breastfeeding photograph I took during a family shoot was featured on the cover a few months ago, and I am excited to be contribute again!  Rachel painted a present, JoMarie’s angel baby Narra, and a cosmic galaxy– then we headed to the beach to capure this beautiful time of her life. JoMarie is inspiring and a positive light (she is having her third home birth!) and we a wonderful afternoon making art and giggling. Congrats JoMarie and Izaak! 

maile stones

Maile attended the Mermaid Retreat in Kauai, and we woke up early for a sunrise session near Kapaa.  Maile lives in Santa Barbara, where her shop Maile Stones is.  At the retreat, Maile led a crystal meditation, where her words and knowledge of crystals and gemstones guided us through a deep journey.  We had so much fun at our shoot, an honored the sun and all life as it peaked over the ocean.

foxy monster bear hoods

Foxy Monster shoot went down on a platform in the jungle of Haiku.  I absolutely love the friendly, positive, goofy, good-vibe energy that the Foxy Monster Bear Hood crew radiates– so I was delighted when we organized a Hawaii shoot.  My gorgeous stylist, Hailey Reeve, set the scene for a psychedelic tea-party-and we had a blast playing music, dancing, and laughing.  You can find Foxy Monster all over the West Coast festival scene and around the world! More photographs to be released on their website+facebook :) Have a bear-ry good day….

Stylist: Hailey Reeve
Models: Sasha Nitze, Theanna Ventura, Todd Karzen,