Tagged: Oahu

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

Photo Shoot: Black and White in Vintage Hawai’i

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A few weeks ago I shot my good friend and model Nikki Carlson at her in-laws house in Pearl City. Their property is that perfect laid-back, beachy Hawaiian plantation home that I’ve always dreamed would be mine. Nikki is an awesome photographer herself so she knows the deal, and shooting was more like hanging out. We went with black and white separates and killer heels to sex it up a bit. Sort of came out a bit 90s, a bit Bruce Weber, with a hint of rock and roll – don’t you think?

Legato, Part 2: Tahitian Dancer

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Last week I told you about my new show that opened in the Hawaiian Airlines gallery space entitled Legato. The show features part of an ongoing personal project about dancers and the beauty of their movement and costume, and while I last shared photos of Delilah the burlesque dancer, this week I thought I’d give you my favorites from the Tahitian dance portion. Tahitian is by far my favorite dance as it’s got tons of movement and color, a dash of sex appeal, and the energy from the drumming is infectious. Plus, I danced for a bit in high school so it reminds me of home, though by no means as well as my lovely and professional model, Kili. I hope you make it to the islands to see it for yourself.