Saturday, November 1, 2014

Creating Life

Pregnancy has been such an amazingly beautiful, empowering journey for me. These past nine months I have learned a lot about myself and am continually inspired by the incredible creation of Life taking place within me. I feel so blessed that my experience has been wonderful and am so excited to meet our sweet baby girl any day now. These are a few of my favorite images chronicling my journey into motherhood.

2nd trimester, Oceano

3rd trimester, Lanikai

bump growth


enjoying the storm


embracing my girl and the sea

Sunday, June 29, 2014

North Shore Swim Series | Hana Hou! Magazine

I love swimming in the open ocean. It is my absolute favorite pastime, exhilarating and meditative, flowing with the currents and waves in the sea I always feel completely present and alive in the moment. For the past four years I have been swimming in the North Shore Swim Series races, ranging from 1 miles to 2.3 miles along the gorgeous golden coastline of Oahu's beautiful North Shore, it is the best way to experience the vast open ocean, alongside 600+ swimmers. Last year I had the awesome opportunity to both swim and photograph the races for Hana Hou! The Magazine of Hawaiian Airlines. Check it out in the current issue of Hana Hou! and if you're on the island, come swim or watch one of the races this summer!

Here I am about to jump in the water for the first race this summer, 5+ months pregnant with my baby girl. It's been such a joy being able to swim in the ocean, while our baby swims along inside me :)

Friday, June 13, 2014

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Mist House | Hana Hou! Magazine

The Mist House at the National Tropical Botanical Garden on Kauai is filled with some of the world’s rarest plants, endemic to the high-elevation cloud forests of Hawaii. It was fascinating exploring the foggy greenhouse with David Boucher for Hana Hou! Magazine.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Mokulua Nui Restoration | Hana Hou! Magazine

I had an awesome time kayaking out to the Mokulua islands off of Lanikai to photograph the native habitat restoration on Moku Nui with DLNR agent Amarisa Marie and the KSK crew of volunteers, air layering Naupaka plants to preserve the native Wedge-tailed Shearwater and Bulwer's Petrol habitat on the islands for Hana Hou! Magazine.

Shearwater nesting in a burrow
The crew restoring the habitat
Mokulua Nui

The interior of the island is off limits to protect Shearwater nesting.

Airlayering Naupaka
Volunteers taking a break

Airlayering on the side of the island, Moku Iki in the distance