🏝 Hawaii based photographer 🐶 Celebrating the love of your 4-legged family members 🖼 Preserving memories with art 📚 ABC: Dogs in Hawaii author
Last year I met three of the most charismatic puggles, each with their own distinct personality. I remember Lola as the free spirit, the wild child, and a special part of @pugglesandpancakes pack. I know words do little to ease the pain when you lose someone so loved, I just hope her family finds comfort in the memories they’ve shared together ❤️
Although it’s has definitely felt like summer for the last couple months, today we celebrate Summer Solstice - the longest day, first day summer, and almost halfway point of the year (yikes!). Personally, I’m looking forward to all these sunset sessions coming up. Who else thinks that any dog can make a beautiful sunset even more magical? 😍
Quite possibly one of my favorite living room before and afters - from WWE to Furkids! After working with @popcreativemedia last year to create my brand video, they decided to get some artwork of their own. I LOVE these images they selected for their metal print collection to add some color and warmth to their home! 😍
After chasing her ball up and down the beach, Yuki walked in to the ocean (all on her own) on her first beach day! She actually just stood here for a few minutes before her mom brought her out. I love capturing these furbaby “firsts”!
Earlier this year I went to see the cherry blossoms for the first time with @alohapups and it did not disappoint! While I love our year-round beach weather, I would definitly trade a few months for a colorful spring like this 😍🌸 I’ll be back on the Big Island June 1st, send me a message if you want to grab the last session in Hilo!
This weekend is the 30th annual Hawaii Pet Expo! To celebrate, I’m offering a special price on my Signature Session. For only $99, you’ll receive a voucher for a session PLUS $299 to spend on artwork order. Stop by my booth to purchase one and browse our art products - or just come say hello! Terms and Conditions: - Offer valid for Oahu sessions only - Session must take place in 2019 - Only 10 vouchers available per day - Offer expires 5/12, 4pm or until all are sold - Not exchangeable for cash or other services
Nothing makes me quite as happy as a staring contest with a pit bull wearing a bow tie standing in a tidepool 😍 I did an engagement session with Hank’s parents last year (I’m VERY behind in sharing so many sessions! 🤦🏻♀️) but he totally stole the show, don’t you think?
Happy Aloha Friday courtesy of @kinako aloha! 🌅 We’re heading to San Fransisco for the weekend to check off a bucket list item. Any guesses on what it could be? (It doesn’t involve dogs but it’s something I’ve been wanting to do for the last 20 years 😍)
Happy National Love Your Pet Day, although @thingsonkobe would be super offended if I ever called him a “pet” 😂 Who else thinks it should be named: Love Your Non-Human Family Members Day? 🙋🏻♀️
I'm so excited to be back in Kona this weekend! Last time I was only here for a day to do some ABC: Dogs in Hawaii sessions, but this time I get to stay for FIVE days! Looking forward to seeing @alohapups again, participating in @lavadogs808's My Furry Valentine event, a branding session with the super talented @wildesparrowhawaii, and celebrating my nephew's first birthday! To my Big Island friends, please stop by and say hi at The Shops at Mauna Lani on Sunday, 2/10 between 2-6pm. I'll be there to photograph the Doggie Kissing Booth at My Furry Valentine, an awesome event organized by @lavadogs808 to benefit @hawaiiislandhumanesociety and @alohailiorescue
Bentley was one of the sweetest Frenchies I’ve ever met and a huge mama’s boy. And he was two years old... TWO. I’ve been thinking all morning about @konaish and what I can say to help her get through this difficult time, but there are no words. Losing a dog is heartbreaking, but when it comes out of the blue like this - to a dog who had many many more years of adventures ahead of him - it is gut wrenching. Bentley, I am so glad to have been a part of your life. You will be missed ❤️
At the end of the year, I always think that it passed too quickly and I only accomplished about half the things I planned. But while looking through my photos for something to post, I am reminded of all the amazing memories and milestones in 2018!⠀ ⠀ I haven't been around much on Instagram since earlier in the year my account started getting an obnoxious amount of spammers - to the point where it wasn't fun anymore. So instead of sharing my Best Nine, here are some of my favorite highlights:⠀ ⠀ - Spent a week in Hilo with my new nephew, Charlie⠀ - Turned 30 and opened our gym, complete with a perfect Kobe-bacon mural⠀ - Made a video with @popcreativemedia to launch my new website⠀ - Had the best time at my first Pet Expo⠀ - Enjoyed a 2-month visit from my sister and nephews during the Kilauea Volcano eruptions⠀ - Photographed lots of dogs and met some amazing clients⠀ - Helped more families fill their homes with artwork (this is my favorite part of being a
Looking for a last minute Christmas gift? Stop by the Ala Moana @bloomingdales tomorrow for an ABC: Dogs in Hawaii book signing! I’ll be there between 2-5pm on the 2nd floor (kid’s department). See you there!
There is nothing like a happy lab puppy wearing a scarf to get you in the Christmas spirit 🎄 Just two more days til our Holiday Mini Sessions at @fureverfriendshi. Two spots left!
We had lots of fun at the ABC: Dogs in Hawaii book launch this past Saturday! It was so nice to celebrate with the dogs and their families who helped make this book possible. A big thank you to @hawaiidoggiebakery for hosting and always making these pop ups fun! If you like to purchase a book before Christmas, I’ll be at the Ala Moana Bloomingdale’s on Saturday 12/22 from 2-5pm. Starting January, they’ll be sold online, at the @hawaiidoggiebakery, and a few other retailers around the island. I know I said this hundreds of times but I truly mean it - thank you so much for your support! I’m extremely grateful to be apart of this amazing community ❤️
Happy Aloha Friday! See you at @hawaiidoggiebakery tomorrow! 😎
ABC: Dogs in Hawaii is officially here! 🎉 Despite his expression (maybe he didn’t know he wasn’t on the cover again? 😂), Kobe and I are thrilled with the books and love how it all came together! If you preordered a book through Kickstarter or at an event, I’ll be at the @hawaiidoggiebakery this Saturday, 12/8 from 10am-2pm as this week’s popup shop. Please come by to help celebrate with me and pick up your copies (if you aren’t free that’s ok, your order will be mailed out by Tuesday). I’ll also have 25 books for sale if you weren’t able to preorder one 🙂 Leave me a comment if you are able to make it so I can get a head count for party favors!