Courtnee | A Few Minutes to Spare


I met up with my friend, Courtnee, in June to shoot some campaign photos for my friends over at REVO Oahu. After we shot their graphic tees, we had a few minutes to spare before heading to a lunch. Courtnee had brought a few extra tops to shoot in, and out of the ones she presented, my eyes gravitated towards this royal blue summer peasant top. I love photographing clothing with texture, details, and especially color (although, I wouldn’t deny the perfect black or white modern dress!) I didn’t have a steamer with me to flatten out the wrinkles, but that didn’t stop us from having a little bit of fun with this top! Here are some of my favorite shots of Courtnee from our three minute shoot in the scorching hot sun!

Photos Taken June 21, 2018
Haleiwa, North Shore


Party of Three

Here is the little girl that is spinning our world!
I have yet to write and share the beautiful images that my husband took on the day our daughter, Julyiana, was born (October 5th).
She is now FIVE MONTHS old... already wanting to walk before learning to crawl.
"They grow up fast," is truly an understatement!

Photos taken on March 5th, 2018

The darling looks of Jules . . .

Her balancing act (which lasted a second) in this photo has got everyone thinking she's already standing up on her own.
Let's just say, she was really excited about not having us hold her up . . .

Daddy is always there at arms-length, ready to catch her . . .

. . . and wipe her drool . . . 

Julyiana telling us a story . . .

"Have you met my daddy? He's my best friend, and he sings to me." —Jules

Our little bird is one of the greatest gifts ever given to us. The labor pains I endured giving birth to her was worth every single second, every single cry. You come out of your first experience almost in complete shock, digesting every single miracle that had to have happened to make such a phenomenal event possible: bringing a new life into this world. Your perspective in living is altered forever. You realize that any woman who was ever with child and gave birth to a child, is a powerful warrior by nature.

Every moment spent with your child is so precious,
you wish you could stretch a second longer
just to slow everything down.

More to come.

Love, J