A recently updated page for my most recent collaborations
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Mano Swim w/ Zorea
Handmade bikinis are few and far between. Mano Swim has never disappointed me. The owner of this small business designs, sews and runs the marketing side of her company. I have been shooting for this amazing company threw three seasons, and I can tell you the stitch work and overall quality blows my mind. Shooting some of the new collection with Zorea was beautiful. I have shot with this model-company combination before, and the chance to do it again has only built the chemistry between us. Anyone can work the black side of this sporty set, and this yellow will work with any skin tone. This combo is magic.
Mano Swim w/ Jaydalin
Just over a year and a half ago I shot Mano Swim for the first time. Ever sense I have my love for the brand has grown. Getting to shoot Mano Swim again really showed how much she has upgraded the quality of her product. The fabrics are soft, flexible, and the design is amazing. This bikini was custom made for jaydalin, and it fit beautifully. The fabric is light but not at all transparent. Jaydalin and I have always had some great photos come out of our shoots, and this one keeps the tradition! Both of these pieces are size extra small. -12/07/19-
Mano Swim w/ Ariel
Looking at these photos, you would never guess that this was the first time I shot with Ariel. It was also her first shoot ever, and even I wouldn’t be able to tell! This bikini is reversible so we got so shoot a pattern and a solid in one shoot. The design fabric goes so well with the simple design of the bikini. Ariel is a sweetie, and I’m glad we got to shoot together. We got along great, and she takes direction very well. I can’t wait to shoot more of Ariel and Mano Swim in the future. Top and bottom are both size small.
Mano Swim w/ Zorea
Buying from small businesses is something I always try to do. Small businesses account for over half of the US economic output and that is crazy. Not only is Mano Swim a small business, but they are located on the Big Island. This was a first-time model for me. Zorea showed up to a place she had never been before, ready for anything. We got right into shooting, the lighting was great to work with, and we both felt the magic. The bikini was flattering, a great fit, and a color I love to shoot. We ran around for an hour and the bikini hardly moved! I can’t wait to shoot Zorea again, cross our fingers it’ll be in a Mano Swim Bikini! Top and bottom are size smalls. -11/25/19-
Ulupono Wellness w/ Stella and Jaydalin
Last week I was able to partner with Līloa, the creator of Ulupono Wellness. I have been aquatinted with the scrubs before, but I finally got the chance to officially shoot some of her products. The fist shoot I did was with Stella in the valley, with a coffee scrub. The location and model couldn’t have been more beautiful. The sweet smell of the scrub was being pulled toward me through the shoot and mouth was watering. She said “If I didn’t know this was a scrub, I would eat it!” The second product I shot was with Jaydalin. It was a body polish and I we could smell the brown sugar. It was less abrasive than the scrubs, and left a glowing finish on Jaydalin. Shooting this was a dream. The perfect sunset that I felt reflected the tenderness of this body polish perfectly. This small business is growing and I am so happy to take part in any way I can. -11/02/19-
Winifred Taylor w/ Cara
This shoot was a challenge for a couple reasons. A new model is always something to get used to. As a photographer, assessing the body type, the fit of the bikini and the personality that you want to portray through these photos in the first minutes of a photoshoot. We shot in the lava fields of South Maui. This was particularly a challenge when posing the model, as well as running back and forth to get the perfect shot. The contrast was beautiful. The bright hues of green, pink blue, and black made for some unique shots that I had a lot of fun editing. These pieces were both size small. -10/26/19-
Winifred Taylor w/ Maryann
Winifred Taylor has always spread a message of strength and positivity. When I got the opportunity to shoot this one/two piece, I knew I wanted to have Maryann model it. She radiates positivity. We shot this in Iao Valley, dangerously close to sunset. I have no lighting enhancement, except the built-in flash, so this lighting was a challenge. The end result was stunning. W. T. always encourages me to try new things, experiment with editing, and shoot ladies that I have never shot with before. In the end, all this paid off and we created some amazing photos. Both the top and bottoms are smalls but both are adjustable. -10/23/19-
Winifred Taylor w/ Cherry
Shooting for Winifred Taylor is always a great collaboration effort. I have shot her product before and I was so happy to be able to create content to showcase her amazing skills. This shoot was simple, but the late morning light highlighted the colors of the bikini, the sky and the little bit of foliage that I had grabbed on my way out. As soon as Cherry and I started shooting we were getting great content. There’s always a period of time in the beginning of the session that I pay extra attention to what angles of the model I like best, but Cherry knew her angles and it helped the process go so much smoother. This session could not have gone any better. Top and bottom are both a size small, but are highly adjustable. -10/21/19-
Simply Cheeky Bikinis w/ Nikki
The moment I saw this bikini out of its shipping envelope, I knew who I wanted to shoot it with. Nikki and I have shot in the past, and every time we shoot chemistry builds, making even the ‘worst’ lighting, and even a minute of rain come out so well. As for Simply Cheeky Bikinis, I was pleasantly surprised with their bikinis. I am always a bit concerned with white and lighter prints showing threw when wet, but I didn’t see a trace of that happening. I am so glad I got to shoot for this company, and hope I’ll be able to do so again! Top and bottom both Medium. -10/02/19-
Simply Cheeky Bikinis w/ Kaleigh
Shooting with someone for the first time is always a guessing game. Feeling out each other’s comfort zones and putting together visions each person has. The chemistry Kaleigh and I had was great. She understood patience while waiting in position for a wave to come and make the shot. Lucky enough the bikini we shot fit so well. The cut was so flattering with her body type. Cheeky bikinis has such a unique style of prints. Looking at them out of the package does not do them justice. You have to get one and try for yourself! Top and bottom both Medium. -09/28/19-