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I looked at our daughter holding out a book for me to read to her before bed. She requested A Day at the Seashore, and thumbed through the pages pointing out her favorite things.

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Photographing safely during COVID-19

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As beach photographers, we enjoy the most wonderful outdoor playground and work environment that someone could ask for: open air, plentiful sunshine and long lenses to capture intimate moments. While COVID-19 hasn’t changed the way we edit and deliver your images, for now, it will change the way we shoot your session – and that’s […]

When will Hawaii open to tourists? August 1st, with negative COVID test

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With yesterday’s announcement that Hawaii tourism will resume on August 1st came a wide range of emotions. We’re cautiously excited and carefully planning our approach to sessions moving forward. In the works is a guide we’ll send to our clients that addresses everything we’ll need to cover in order to keep everyone safe. Honestly, it […]

The father-daughter dance

Weddings

The father-daughter or mother-son dance, what an emotional moment. It’s just such a beautiful few minutes in time, the tropical breeze cuts the humidity of late afternoon and brings a welcome and gentle push of cool air through your hair. The ocean laps or crashes against the rocky shoreline, the hum of music trickles into […]

One year to the day

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Yesterday I lay in the hospital bed with our daughter who was receiving fluids and an ultrasound in order to investigate the severe illness she’d acquired. It was our second visit to the ER in two days. I wrapped my arm around her head and rested into her soft blonde hair as she grimaced in […]

Inspiration in a time of travel restrictions to Hawaii

Land + Sea Sessions

Inspiration – creatives, are you feeling it? It’s okay if you’re not, we were there for a while, but now we’ve come out the other side. Weeks have turned into months of unemployment when we used to enjoy shooting nearly every day. With so many cancellations mounting on top of a growing list of shoots […]

When will tourism be open on Maui?

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I can only speak for us, and the way it is for us, now, as full-time photographers on Maui with a young family whose business is almost 100% driven by tourism. When the pandemic began and the island was closed to visitors, I felt relieved for our health system, scared for ourselves and our friends. […]

Just a couch – the pain of letting go

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To anyone else, it was a couch. But to me? The tattered blue arm rests on the three-seater sofa held stories between them, ones that carve into the inner reachings on my heart. To  me, the couch was that first big purchase after we moved to Maui and began to see progress in our business. […]

Our last Maui portrait session before COVID travel restrictions took place

Land + Sea Sessions

The last few weeks have been a difficult time of transition for everyone. For our small business + family on Maui, it’s required a shift in focus and the acceptance of new opportunities disguised as challenges.   At first, grief. I resisted embracing our changing circumstances but have over the last weeks allowed myself to […]

Sunrise drone portraiture on Maui

Land, Sea + Sky Sessions

Jayne + John share a beautiful connection, and that’s the foundation to perfect portraiture on Maui. Add in some flawless pastel sunrise skies and bit of drone photography and bammmmmmm – our favorite package, a Land, Sea + Sky Session! We offer Land, Sea + Sky sessions in mini (1 hour) and full (1 1/2 […]

Thoughts on growing up and slowing down

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I looked at our daughter holding out a book for me to read to her before bed. She requested A Day at the Seashore, and thumbed through the pages pointing out her favorite things. “Ha-tt” – she said, pointing to the little girl’s sun hat. “Woof woof”, pointing to the dog on her favorite page. […]

Financial feelings in the face of COVID-19

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All I can speak for is our family, and this is what I have to say. I don’t know when or if help is coming, or in what form, and for how long, and that’s what pulls my stomach in knots when I lay down in bed, unable to close my eyes, staring at the […]

A Maui babymoon portrait with Ashley of Everyday Pursuits

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It’s true, Ashley’s Maui babymoon portrait session with us was one of our last before we entered lockdown due to COVID-19. I edited this session with tears in my eyes, because closing this shoot means remembering so much. It makes me remember what I miss, what I took for granted. I miss carrying our 38 […]

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