maui family

Jemmie, Andy, and Jura left me full of gratitude after our shoot– they are the sweetest family.  By sunset, we were covered with sand and salty water — super maui style! and guess what? *hint*, check the last photo, a new baby on the way! They told me half way through the shoot, and wanted a fun photo for them to break the big news to family and friends.  Connecting with 3 people for the first time– and capturing their bliss is such a blessing…

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.