Photography + Design, Hawaii

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Everybody's Starry Eyed

it's like you hit me with -- L I G H T N I N G --
Ellie Goulding's album LIGHTS is such a breath of fresh air. I dig her girly, coming-of-age lyrics. Makes me feel like a carefree, wandering girl again.

The wind + rain finally decided to leave us alone, & since then I've taken every opportunity to be outside: working on our new vegetable garden, grooving out on longboards at chuns with all the friends, playing with our silly puppy, laying under the trees, and playing with Hipstamatic all the while as usual. I'm so excited that Summer is creeping up on us ... and that new endeavors are on the horizon.

I am freelancing full-time again, and WOW, it feels great! I'm so excited to meet new clients + people. I finally have more time to work with my favorite company in the world, too: CRUSH SUNGLASSES. The people behind-the-scenes are some of the raddest people I've ever met, and the product speaks for itself. Can't wait to see what else God has in store for my career!

The following images are making my brain dance this week


Tuesday, March 2, 2010

TWENTY-FIVE + counting

it's been a mellow day; spent time reflecting + sometimes you have no one around but yourself to photograph.

Don't know where time keeps disappearing off to; never thought I'd live to see this day;
Today I'm twenty-five years old + I have so much to be endlessly grateful for. God brought me through the good and bad. I can only pray that as each year is gained, along comes wisdom, grace, patience, love for people, and maturity in the Spirit.

It's an exciting path to Heaven.

I feel so blessed to be surrounded by a gorgeous ocean, thousands of miles away from the world, with family and friends that most people are only able to dream about. I have a new breathtaking ring on my finger and a lovely man that is willing to stand by my side for as long as we live. It's surreal, really.

Ah, it's been a great twenty-five years on this cozy island thus far, many more to come!


Saturday, February 27, 2010

The Morning After: Michele in the Maroon Room

Outtakes from our shoot with Contrast Magazine
Model: Michele Sonen
Makeup: Lena Hanson
Styling: Cassy Song


Tuesday, February 23, 2010

I salt + peppa my mango.

Because Maya, you helped me feel liberated in 2005 !!
What a glorious lady she is, + because she can literally make anything look good.


Stunning !!

xoxo, B

Monday, February 22, 2010

Tropical Body

Source: Various

Die for Bikini Bods in editorial. Feels like home.
xoxo, B

Thursday, February 18, 2010

VAWER and The Little Things

4:50 pm Hawai'i Time; Fugee's on iTunes | Lauryn Hill is Bad-A.

michelle VAWER:

She is my little AdrianaLima Bean. NY, give her back. Now.
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{ Building alien rock towers at my surf-check spot when waves are bad. Homemade Acai Bowls. }

∆∆∆ Freedom is coming soon. ∆∆∆

Monday, February 15, 2010


Test Shots are great to keep on file, you never know what fun you could have with them later.
Photos from my shoot with MIKOH swimwear will be posted soon, I'm so excited to finally bring them out into the world from hiding. MIKOH's brand new website is up, with a gorgeously shot video by Dave Homcy on the front page. Check it out >> MIKOHSWIMWEAR.COM !

xoxo, B

Thursday, February 11, 2010

for Billie Young

New Work up: Photoshoot for Billie Young by Matt Bruening

Other outtakes from our shoot:

P.S., I'm still Obsessed with Ms. Selah Sue. She is BLESSED with the pipes of a Reggae LEGEND !!
I'm soo soo soo jealous !!

Cheers, B

Monday, February 8, 2010

O, to see it with my own eyes !

My beau got Beyonce's memo !! Black coral / gold engagement ring. I said I didn't want a diamond. Said I wanted a big/clunky/vintage ring with MEANING. Eeep, he did a fabulous job !!

My current obsession, passionately persuasive percussions !!

Mondays are quite productive, especially with my new 13" MacBook Pro in hand. I am indeed saddened at the death of my little white MacBook; pre fancy photobooth -- but luckily them geniuses were able to salvage almost everything !

Life is exciting in 2010 ... I feel lots of transitions coming soon; dream-chasing and such. Cheap thrills. Feathers flying. Fine lines between real and surreal. God is going to orchestrate something gorgeous for each of us, and whether we admit it or not, He is amongst the good and the difficult. Everything is falling into place, it's amazing to witness.

xoxo, B

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Eyes as Candles

More photos of Ms. Courtney Arndt @ next models LA;
She is quite a beauty -- and such a positive person to work with.
I always enjoy our artmaking together. =]

Makeup: Kaili Deseixas
Styling: Tara Binek / Guava Shop
Wearing: Zebra dress by INDAH

Listening to: Passion Pit on this gloomy, rainy day in Hawai'i Nei.
Making: Feather hair clips and one-sided earrings for birthday presents.
Happy Birthday to my sistas: Alana + Cassandra