Haley + Garrett, your love for each other was so refreshing and encouraging to see. I hope to one day find something like what you two have!
Was so honored to fly to California for their engagement photos!
This family grew close to my heart! These kids are amazing just as the parents. It was so, so refreshing to be around such a healthy, loving and young family!
An incredible morning with this precious family. We had a full moon, rain storm and on top of it all, the brightest rainbow!
The sweetest fifteen year old - Celebrated her birthday with a fun little photoshoot!
Frankie Smith - This girl... She has incredible talent! Name any sport or art project - she'll excel! There is not one person who meets her without walking away with a smile and a feeling of encouragement to follow anything you put your mind to!
I can't begin to describe the honor it was to have been asked to capture such a moment in their lives - and to be the very first to congratulate them and witness it all! Very, very excited for these two!
Wow - what a stunning family! The heart they have for others is impossible to go unnoticed. Not to mention... Freckles!!
LOVE clients who are willing and open to creatively experimenting with capturing the moment, feel and subject! (!!) Had so much fun with this shoot with Bianca Bikinis - amazing people, amazing weather and my creative challenged mind was throwing a million fireworks. <-- I don't know either, just go with it? Anyways - here are my favorites:
My angel of a model this past month! Continue scrolling and you'll see how! She's such an astonishing person both with physical beauty and character of heart. I've known her for now fourteen years (?!) and never once has our friendship faltered - not even a tiny bit. I love her to death + these photos so I hope you enjoy them just as much... even though I don't think that's possible.
p.s. I feel honored to be her only photo on Instagram over the past two years hahaha. ( Sarah Ben-Mebrouk )
Wow! I had a blast shooting for Ozeano Swimwear . The colors, patterns and textures of fabrics of the suits made it so creatively inspiring to capture. Guess what! You can even design your very own suit! How fun! Check out how: Make Your Own Bikini .
*I'm also in the last few thanks to Sarah for capture the photos so well!
Ladies! These twin sisters ( Monica + Kelsey Rush - Co-Founders of Bikini Empire ) know how to design bikinis through style, color and even a little sass. Their fabrics are imported straight from Italy which is why they're so silky + such high quality.
The most beautiful smelling bikini wash you can imagine! I'm rooting for them to start a body wash, too! This natural bikini wash really does the job keeping your expensive suits to their original quality. Plus, it's super affordable! Check out their site for pricing + ordering: BikinisOverEverything
Yes - IMSY, again! Love Katie's company for so many reasons...
- I love to support locals and with her product based right here in Dominican Republic it is dear to my heart.
- Katie is a gem!
- A surf focused bikini brand is the language to my heart! It is a struggle to find reliable suits for surfing.
This suit is one of my favorites: Jenna One Piece. www.imsyswimwear.com
The creativity of both Vivi Ruffino and David Matias have really outdone themselves through their company: Freedom Beachwear ! High quality suits that are both adorable and practical - I love them! Not to mention their newest product, the Mulata Glow tanning oil!
Beautiful company! Ananí is a company of handmade woven purses are made from artisans around the world: Dominican Republic, Columbia, Ecuador + Venezuela. They're mission is to support families + assist them in their crafty businesses by supporting them through advertising and selling their products.
_______________ A word from Vicmary + Ignacio (both co-founders): ______________________
"With the purchase of a piece of Ananí, you do not take only a carefully made accessory to use on a daily basis, you take a bit of the heart of the craftsman who spent many hours in making that piece, you also acquire a piece of their culture because each crafts represents a region with different ways of making crafts and ways of life. The idea is for the Ananí customer to connect with the story behind the product, because behind each piece the common element is PEOPLE and that is what we want to bring them."
Local artisanal dry fruits company, DriFrü. It was the perfect healthy road snack! They've got Mango, Coconut, Pineapple and even some mixed packages - give them a follow on Instagram ( @drifrutreats ) to see more of my photos!
Listen up! These yoga mats are no joke! Most importantly, these yoga mats made by 2nd Wind are eco-friendly made from cork! This helps with making it non slip and odorless. These mats aren't being produced on massive scales and once they are discontinued you won't see them again. So, don't miss out! High quality, eco-friendly, small scale production... can't beat it!
Click here to scope out their amazing yoga mats!
Had the opportunity to check out the work Live Different has invested into a community in Puerto Plata! Here's a little snippet of what they do taken from their website about Live Different Builds:
"Live Different Builds give volunteers from across Canada the opportunity to make a difference in the developing world as we build houses, schools, and complete other much needed projects. We partner with local organizations on the ground in Mexico, Dominican Republic, Haiti, and Thailand, where we work with community leaders to help us ensure that our programs are effective and sustainable in our host communities. This program allows our volunteers to see first-hand how two-thirds of the world lives, expands their worldview, and gives them the opportunity to consider how they can build hope and make change in their own lives."