I grew up out in the country, and we did a ton of roadtrips/camping trips as kids. And while I would’ve loved to have the excitement of ice cream trucks drive down our street and have block parties that all my townie friends had, I am so grateful to have been able to spend about most of my days barefoot and roaming around and letting my imagination soar. Being outdoors, and being able to be present and focus in the space we are in, was and still is incredibly therapeutic for me. I get out as much as I can, and love to hike, swim, relax on the beach, do yoga, paddle board, and (pre-kids!) run and surf.
Nowadays my cutie hubs Andrew and I live on Oahu and have a young and (God willing!!) growing family. We adore being mama and papa to our two sweet and wild boys. We are honestly always still mostly spending our free time outside as a family, planning and dreaming up our next mainland road trip, or doing home DIYs!
My foundation is on Jesus, and my life has been forever changed for the best after I put my faith and trust in Him. Our faith is the center of our marriage, family/kiddo wrangling and just navigating through some hiccups that have come our way!
So how in the world did I get started doing photography? Well folks, as an enneagram 7, I have a lot of hobbies that I have tried. I started doing photography as another hobby, and an excuse to get out and get to explore more. Turns out, I fell head over heels in love and am obsessed with shooting couples and adventure elopements. I am a big believer in strong and healthy marriages and relationships, and so getting to shoot and promote them in gorgeous locations is the perfect fit for me all around.
Guys, I’ll be honest and admit I may have a slight obsession with adventures. I am always Googling things like “where can I dive with whale sharks” and “best route to take to drive across the country”. Ask my husband, he laughs at me XD That being said, I would love to partner alongside you and capture you on your adventure. Whether its a sunrise elopement in Yosemite (yessss!!!), or a van camping trip on Maui (yasssss!!!) , or simply going in the ocean at the end of a session in our clothes and there’s no shower at the beach (yikes, not uncommon!, and yessss so worth it), I am here for it!!
I am a H U G E outdoors person, as well as an avid adventurer like I mentioned. I am also big on embracing all the things that make you special and different and unique. I know that God does not make mistakes, and that we are all beautifully created. All those little quirks that make you different are wonderful and perfect and meant to be there.
Showcasing crazy beautiful scenery and crazy beautiful couples is my jam.
My photography approach is very much based on real moments and organic interactions between two people madly in love. What the heck does that even mean?!!?? —-> I will not give you poses to do and adjust your bodies. Instead, I’ll give you cuties some prompts, which will lead to you bringing out your actual personalities. Like, your real personalities!! Some prompts will more be quiet and intimate, but most will be a mixture of steamy/goofy/action-ey.
My editing style is true to color with a tad little drop of moodiness. I want our photos we create to be timeless, and not go out of style in the next 5/10/40 years!! Trends come and go, but your love is here to stay, and I want these photos to always be able to be proudly displayed. On a side note-print yo photos!!!!
OTHER THINGS I LOVE:
- Plant based living
- Unplugged time
- Long bike rides
- Open/spontaneous plans
- Trying new/crazy food (I love durian and natto!)
Bucket list items:
- WHALE SHARK DIVING
- Seeing as many National and State Parks as I can
- Biking camp trip
- Living on a sailboat and/or van
- Being a campground hosts or rangers when we retire