In April I was lucky enough to fly to Kona – not once but twice – to scout and shoot on the lava fields and black sand beaches of the Big Island. Kona’s terrain can be unforgiving: miles and miles of razor-sharp blackened ground, radiating unrelenting heat, that lead to a coastline buried in a thicket of thorny kiawe trees. In the past, it was not my favorite of Hawaii destinations, but I’ve come to appreciate its hidden beauty. Plus the day shooting Kona-native and charmer Paloma Field in the latest swim fashions could not have been more of a breeze. Here are some of my favorite outtakes from the shoot, now featured in HILuxury’s latest issue.