Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Tahiti Beauty

Scenes from the summer in Tahiti

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Swimming with Sharks

I got to swim with sharks the other day! It was amazing, they are such beautiful, powerful creatures, so graceful and curious gliding through the deep blue sea. As a swimmer, I've always been scared of sharks but this was an incredibly peaceful affirming experience I am thankful to have had. I can't wait to dive in with these guys again!

The cage with the first set of bait ;) for the friendly Galapago, Sandbar and Reeftip sharks we met during our North Shore Shark Adventure.

The view above 3 miles out at sea on the North Shore.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Textures of Life | oceanelyse

Textures found in my life, snapped with my iphone over the last couple months. See more on instagram @oceanelyse.

Footsteps, Montecito

Fall has fallen, DC

Daydreaming, Tulum

Palmettos, Mexico

Rays of light while watering plants

Paint Palette

Pacific Sunrise

Eye of the Sunflower

Monstera, Big Island

Petrified Tree of Life

Crop Circles



Painted barn door, Big Island

Sand Waves, Carpinteria
Dusk Swim

Friday, November 15, 2013

Marika & Benton

My sister, Marika, watches her newborn son, Benton Robert Bertram, in the NICU on his week anniversary. Coming into this world as a 23 week micro-preemie he is truly a miracle and every moment with him is a blessing.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Foodscapes | Hawaii Home + Remodeling

Matt and I enjoyed photographing Foodscapes Hawaii working on one of their edible gardens at a home in Manoa for Hawaii Home + Remodeling Magazine.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Oahu | Harmony Magazine

 Snaps from a travel piece for Japan's Harmony Magazine featuring tourist friendly activities on Oahu.

KCC farmer's market

Lanikai beach
Horseback riding at Kualoa Ranch

Dance party on the dolphin tour boat :)

Yoga in Kapiolani Park

Lomi Lomi massage at the Kahala Spa

Relaxing on a catamaran in Lanikai

Boat ride to Secret Beach

rest and repeat