botanical garden

michele + josh | botanical gardens | oahu lifestyle photographer

You know that couple that you can just tell that they’re best friends and they’ve been through so much together and they’re so in love and the way they look at each other makes you melt and also they just happen to be really, really good looking? Yeah, their names are Michele and Joshua and I had the honor of shooting them.

They met 8 years ago and are now going on their 5th year of marriage and I am so glad that they were the ones who won my giveaway because LOOK AT THEM. I can’t even begin to tell you how good their modeling is. Michele was almost directing the shoot herself all while smiling and like… I couldn’t have asked for an easier time. The original date we scheduled for the shoot was storming so we had to reschedule. The day of the actual shoot, it was hot and humid and we were all sweating but they still killed it.

Also, random fact for all of you: if there’s anyone in the world who knows how to change from one outfit to another without flashing everyone in public, it’s a hula dancer. We train for that ish.


coen + family | botanical gardens | oahu lifestyle photographer

Heeeeeeee’s baaaaaack. The boy, the myth, the legend: Coen. And he’s got words to say. My favorite is, “Whaaaaat?” The terrible twos are coming up for this kid so we had to capture what’s left of his one-ness. Erin (his mom) booked me for a shoot to get some photos of him with her sister and her parents and oh. my. gosh. They’re the cutest. It’s absolutely no secret that I love greenery but go ahead and throw in a cute kid with dimples and his family that he adores (and the promise of ice cream), you’ve got yourself a recipe for some great photos. So without further ado, here’s Coen.