I was SCARED that my camera was done for when the monsoon hit us. I had two choices... 🌴
Shoot through the rain knowing these would be some of my favorite photos at the risk of ruining the only camera I brought. 🌴
Or play it safe and put my camera away even though I might miss some unforgettable pictures. 🌴
Through soaking rain, I couldn't even really see what I was taking pictures of. I was just pointing and shooting at this point and this ended up being one of my favorite photos from the entire trip!
I've always played it safe, but I want to take risks when it means growth. When the potential gain is bigger than the potential loss. Let's do this 2019!! Model: @ms_monika_
P.s. I'm coming back to Hawaii in 9 days!!
2,4105315 January, 2019
Sorry for all the Hawaii posts lately. Not sorry. Can't wait to show you all everything that I'm creating while I'm here. Where is your dream place to go create some beautiful images?
1,5506825 January, 2019
This is me blocking out all bad vibes and negativity energies✌🏽... oh, and the sun of course (with these big ol’ sunglasses 😆)
I love this place. As @marethebear_ and I took pictures in front of this beautiful waterfall, a delicious snack fell from a tree above me down into the water next to me.
A perfect reminder of some of the beautiful blessings in this life.
P.S. Guavas are the best. 😋🍋✨
1,015836 February, 2019
Don't waste your energy.
Classic look with some sparkle! I swear by our dazzle shadow liquid eyeshadow sticks! They are freaking bomb and give a pop to the lid from the more subtle to dramatic looks 🙏🏻😍 Swipe left for before! ⬅️
1225 hours ago
The beautiful Vangie ready to attend a retirement party! Swipe left for the before pic! 🌟💫 .
Used all @maccosmetics Products!
1215 hours ago
Red glitter ready for the Yacht party 😋❤️🌟 She is absolutely beautiful without makeup 🙌🏻 I used all @maccosmetics Products! Swipe left for the before pic! ⬅️
✨ Day 7 of my favorite wins over 15 years as a photographer
FIRST PLACE in the annual biggest free photography contest “Shoot & Share”❤️people portraits
This is probably my favorite of any awards I’ve ever gotten, because this photo wasn’t just chosen by a handful of judges.
Instead hundreds of thousands of votes were taken into account. Photographers voted for their favorite images and out of over 10,000+ photos, this one placed number one!
It was such an honor because I pride myself on my portrait photos, specifically beauty portraits and making people look and feel their best. This image is a portrait of a close friend, which makes it even better.
This year’s @shootandshare contest is nearing the end of the voting period and I enter every year! It’s so much fun to see which images speak to thousands of people the most. .
I’m so thankful for everything my photography journey has given to me in my life. It has given me purpose, passion, something to build and continue to improve. 😻
I know that’s what so many of us want, to find something we can put our all into, and to watch it pay off. What a joy it was to look back on some of those experiences this week!
Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go✨.
I hope you all are having an awesome three day weekend 💖🙌🏽. 📸: @jhipphotos
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P o s i t i v i t y !
Thank you so much @_alohaambz , @jin_k3i , and @aidenhoy for letting me tag along on our group shoot. Y'all some creative individuals! Go check out there pages and see what they got from the same shoot!