Andy and Julie Fitts are friends and fellow creatives here on the Big Island. I knew they would be great photo subjects because they are gorgeous, up for anything, and have a really fun and playful relationship. We photographed with soft serve at the Old Airport in Kona and ended at the beach at Kukio. Everything was perfect + they let me take pictures while driving!
Oh. My. Goodness. I just arrived home from my travels to this beautiful wedding where I photographed Matt and (baby Selby) Heather's elopement at Kawela Bay on the North Shore of Oahu. I know wedding photographers are always taking about all the love .. but this was pretty inspiring. I rushed home to hug and kiss my people a little extra after being around these three. Pretty amazing little family. I was so lucky to be a part of this totally perfect ceremony. The entire family was so calm and peaceful, they even helped me relax my wedding jitters, and I really loved Heather's understated whimsical style. I wish Heather, Matt and Selby a bright and beautiful future together full of aloha.
I've started going through old shoots for the website revamp and I've realized there are so many lost frames that I wanted to share. This is a medley of mostly family shoots, but some friends, or magazine commissioned lifestyle, like the above photo for Spain's Revista MIA on living rich in times of economic hardship (hint: love up your loved ones), and some personal moments too.
1. Jaime and Monica for Revista MIA 2. The kiddos in Connecticut 3. Brothers in a boat in Spain. 4. Revista MIA health piece, their first pregnant woman on the COVER! 5. The most adorable Chicago family on Lake Michigan. 6. Aritz in the Mediterranean 7. A little help from mama 8. Look at that face! Moraira, Spain 9. Breastfeeding 10. Those boat brothers 11. The woman behind Kireei, Cristina Camarena 12. My buddy Julie shows me Mana Road in Hawaii 13. Julia at the beach for Revista MIA 14. Tamar and Paul engagement session 15. More Lake Michigan magic 16 + 17 Cris and Biel 18 +19 Brothers play on the Mediterranean 20. An outake from a Hawaii family photo session at the Fairmont Orchid 21. Dad getting her hair straightened for the picture 22. My boys and I camping in Pololu Valley on the Big Island of Hawaii.
Alberto and Anna had a zero fuss destination wedding in Denia, Spain last August and I was lucky enough to get to share in the fun with them and their lovely friends and family coming from the US, Argentina, and lots from Anna's native Germany. They had their ceremony at the ermita at Les Rotes and their outdoor reception at Vall de Cavall in Gatas de Gorgos. Congrats to this beautiful couple.
I don't know where to start about how sweet and genuine these two are (and beautiful!). I am so happy Kristi and Garrett found each other and invited me to be a part of such a special day. They decided to have a destination wedding on the Big Island after visiting the chapel at the Kona Sheraton and falling in love with the setting. Their ceremony and reception was dripping with love and emotion on a day with record high surf. Congratulations to you two!
Our friend Natalia Cholbi designs dresses in Spain and I keep meaning to blog some of these photos we shot in Javea last year of one of her beautiful pieces. Here is one for now...
I have had the pleasure of working on an assignment for Kireei Magazine since its first edition. In the latest 5th magazine, I am so happy to see an editorial piece (four pages!) about Bikini Birdie and my experience launching a wedding photography business in Spain. The piece touches on entrepreneurship, creative vision, and general how did I get where I am, for better, or for worse. Some of my favorite couples and weddings are featured in the magazine, including Bonnie and Tom, Gioia and Justin, Einar and Veronica, Craig and Laura, and Eishe and Javier. Muchas gracias Cristina y Kireei!
I had a complete blast photographing Justin and Emily around my Kona neighborhood on the Big Island of Hawai'i. Justin is a talented surfer who works with Surfers Healing and Emily is a California girl loving the sun and surf here in Hawai'i. Here are a few favorites from the shoot. Lots more to come.
I photographed eggplant prepared two different ways for an ongoing column on vegetables by Hawai'i food writer Joan Namkoong.
I photographed the Sheinfeld Rodriguez design team, Loomis and Daniel, on the organic farm in Holualoa, Hawai'i where they live off the grid. The German blog Stilnest wrote about their high tech design process and the rural lifestyle they live on a remote island in the Pacific Ocean. I photographed Loomis and Daniel before with their son, Veda here on the Big Island. Pretty cute goat hanging out at their desk, right?
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