I've gone snowboarding in Hawaii!!
Yes, you read that correctly. When we get lucky, there's enough snow on the Big Island to go have a winter adventure! There's no lifts, no resort, heck there's hardly a bathroom. It's a wild adventure, and I finally got to be part of it!
I equally love island hops and long trips! It has become tradition for me to travel during the holidays and through January so I can get my winter fix in, go snowboarding, and see my friends and family back home. I've been to over a dozen countries and counting. A couple of my fav places I've ever been: Japan and Ecuador!
You may recognize Efrain from his frequent appearances on my Insta stories! Like a lot of my clients, Efrain and I met online through Bumble. He's my favorite person ever, and the best adventure buddy! We love to go scuba diving and surfing together and he's my number 1 hype man on hikes (and pretty much everything else I do!) We're currently planning our own wedding :) and you can read about the dream proposal here on the blog.
Efrain had our German Shepard, Riley, when we met. I've wanted a Pug for years, but my travel scheduled combined with living alone made that pretty difficult. After we moved in together and I felt a little more "settled down" we decided to start the search for a Pug. Peter happened to find us through some friends! While Peter and Riley look like an odd pair, they have become the best of friends and love to play together. Peter even has his own Insta, @perfectly_peter!
After I graduated college with a degree in Photojournalism from UNT, I moved to Southern California to work in the motocross industry. I was based in San Clemente, but traveled to tracks all over the country to photograph races. After countless flights and practically living out of the RV, I decided to put some roots down in the 808 state!
Driving through the streets of Tokyo in a go kart, dressed as Yoshi.
There's nothing I love more than showing a couple who feels like they're "so awkward" that they're actually so freakin' adorable.
I take the time to get to know each of my couples and their stories to create an experience that is both comfortable and fun - and that's the secret sauce to my photography experience. I'm going to be that cool, calm and collected energy on your wedding day or portrait session while capturing all of those special moments that you are going to love reliving. And you can expect to hear me squealing "YASSS" when you look amazing, because I just can't help myself! I know when to step in and take control, and I know when to be unobtrusive and document real moments. I don't like to over pose, but I do provide direction to ensure that we are getting natural and fun images that are flattering for you. I am passionate about creating an experience that you are going to love as much as the final product!
I'm a Texas native, living the dream on the island of Oahu! As a life long lover of all things beachy, I've found my happy place living on the north shore where I can surf in the winter, and scuba dive during the summer. I love washing down a poke bowl with a Kona Big Wave and watching the sunset from the best seat in the house: on my board in the water.
I'm an island girl cliché, and I'm not mad about it!
I'm pretty easy to win over, just quote The Office, Parks and Rec or Friends to me! I've been told I'm a pretty solid mix of Leslie Knope and April Ludgate, which is probs one of the greatest compliments I have ever received.
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