Tagged: Hawaii

Photo Shoot: Lava Lust

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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.

Model: Paloma Field at Niche Models and Talent, Hair/ Makeup: Kecia Littman, Hair/ Makeup Assistant: Nalei Lacio, Styling: Yushing Ting

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Photo Shoot: Natural Beauty

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I’d love to share one of my latest shoots, now featured on The Edit Hawaii. Take one visiting Aussie babe, one (semi) quiet shore at sunset, and a bag full of sheer and sexy neutral colored beach essentials and you’ve got yourself castaway magic. It’s a corner of Oahu I see almost every day but never fails to be spectacular.  Special thanks to model Alex Kate Knight, a blogger in her own right, for being such a pro and game for anything after a long week of shooting another job!

Model: Alex Kate Knight at Muse NYC, Makeup: Jasmine Mullins, Hair: Julia Kim, Photo Assistant: Melissa Williams, Photography and Styling: moi!

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Photo Shoot: Blue Crush

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It’s officially been 6 months since my last post and I have no excuse except for a busy summer. Eek! With the rains and cool weather on the way, I’ll give you a little summer reboot with a series I did during the never-ending heat wave that engulfed Hawaii all summer. Shot at my favorite spots on the way to the North Shore – from Chinaman’s Hat to Pupukea – we were blue crushing it all day in retro 70s surf attire. Now featured on The Edit Hawaii.

Models: Lohelani Hicks at Larson Models and Talent and Taneka Stephens at Premier Models, Beauty: Kecia Littman, Photo Assistant: Melissa Williams

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Photo Shoot: Tropical Charm

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If you happen to get your hands on a copy of HILuxury Magazine, you’ll see my recent fashion editorials in the February issue. We decided to go a bit retro with our Hawaiian looks, and I was lucky enough to shoot at the gorgeous Turtle Bay Resort and in the banana patch of Kahuku Farms on the North Shore of Oahu. Can’t ask for a better location! See the full stories here and here.

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Outtakes: A Tour of Oahu’s Wild West Side

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I recently was asked to spend the day with MMA fighter and local Hawaii boy Yancy Medeiros for Vice’s Fightland. Yancy lives up in Makaha, on Oahu’s west side, one of the last uncommercialized areas of the island that’s still a little rough-around-the-edges. It’s amazing how little time I spend up there when I’m home, and it was nice to have an excuse to go to Yokohama’s, one of my favorite beaches. Here are some outtakes from the shoot, and you can read my full article and see the rest of the photos here. (Y si alguien quiere leerlo en espanol, esta aqui.)

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Photo Shoot: “Jewel Tones” in the Jungle

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This should cause a serious case of jungle fever! I recently shot this “Jewel Tones” beauty editorial in Hawai’i for iMute Magazine. The lovely Megan lounged in our jungle set in a lot of vintage 70s pieces. I hope you like it as much as I do!

Makeup: Kecia Littman, Hair: Ashlee Valeros, Model: Megan Kuchenbecker at Wilhelmina Hawaii