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Keiki  lil butterfly made of blue skies, and golden light ✨ Look into my world as photographer. 💠 Orange County 💠 💌

Some moments from @hardfest for @insomniacevents 🤘

Out here on mars before the wind and lightning storm shut it all down🤘

4 years. it’s been 4 years since I made the decision to leave my home in Oahu to pursue a career out here.
Over the last 4 years, my life has been crazy. With so many drastic changes continually being made to become a better version of myself, I could say at times it was hard to keep up.
I spent a lot of nights during the first 2 years of my life here in California, alone, sad, crying, confused & angry. I struggled constantly to find my place, fought with myself internally on whether I should give up & move back to Hawaii where life seemed easier than anything I had been experiencing here. So many times, I wanted to give up. But halfway into my time here that all changed. After cutting off a toxic ex from my life, I started to slowly feel like myself again.
Sure there were still some tear filled, lonely nights, but they were lessening. At the right time too. I was beginning to make friends, opening up to people I had been shutting out because I didn’t want to let anyone else into my life to see the chaotic mess I was in mentally or emotionally. But then I met @kandi_q, my best friend, who ultimately changed my life forever.
At the time we both were dealing with similar situations & somehow found a way to connect which brought us even closer together & eventually, I met my two other best friends @moodiemusique & @danhacakes. Without those three incredible humans I honestly don’t know who I would have turned into. They accepted my weirdness & greeted me with their equally weird personalities from the start. They accepted me for who I was and supported me. And in the 2/3 years that I’ve known them my life has changed and grown so much to where I am now. To be in a healthy relationship, to have a strong relationship with my parents, to have support through so many channels of my life, to be doing the work that I am currently doing. It is all such a dream. To finally be at my 4 year Mark has been such a shock this last week that truly left me with a bunch of mixed feelings. I am relieved, above all else, for how far I’ve come. So here’s to 4 years, I finally made it. I did it. I’m still going strong, and I won’t ever stop fighting for my dreams.

At long last, my images from @lovelongbeachfestival are now live on my Facebook page 💖 (link in bio)
This was such an incredible weekend & I’m so thankful for this opportunity to photograph such an unreal event. Special thanks to @antontumas for having me out, I hope you all enjoy these images as much as I do. There’s some definite magic in this album ✨

Wow okay. This weekend was truly something special & I just wanted to say thank you for all of the support.
Over the last year life has been crazy busy with so many amazing changes. I recently just got booked to photograph for @hardfest which I couldn’t be more excited for; this will be my biggest booking yet and to say I’m nervous is an understatement 😅. I’ve worked incredibly hard this year & it’s truly something special to witness all of your wildest and deepest dreams come true. To have all of these opportunities come my way as a reward for all the countless hours of hard work spent between editing and working a full time job on the side, it’s been a really trying year for me. I’ve had my doubts about my work but the constant reassurance from my peers & fans has truly been such an eye opener to me.

So here I am, smiling from ear to ear everyday knowing that things are going to work out in my favor. I get to do what I love for work, for companies that I truly love and admire & it’s such a refreshing feeling to see my art be accepted on such a large scale.
And so here I am, going into the craziest chapter of my life full force. Ready for it all and 10000% thriving off it. Thanks to everyone for joining me on this journey, I can’t wait to share it all with you 💖my heart is so so full right now & I just cannot seem to stop smiling at all that has happened and will eventually happen, life is beautiful. 🌞

PC: @braiiinnnz

Small moments by the sea ・*:.。..。.:*・ truly thankful for all the support I’ve been receiving lately towards my craft & for the constant ability to express myself when it comes to projects like these.
I am incredibly thankful for the opportunity to work with people like @ashthemagical that are open to my ideas & creative direction all the while bringing their own flare into the projects. I absolutely love moments like these & they warm my heart to the core.
Here’s to continuing forwards on my own life path & to creating more ✨

Goddess vibes 🧝‍♀️ @jewelzbyjewelia makes the most amazing crystal crowns I’ve ever seen & getting the chance to not only photograph her art but also HER at @libfestival was such a treat! Swipe right to see more of this magical babe! 💖✨🧝‍♀️ #libfestival #thedolab #woogie #gypsysoul #festivalstyle

Sun Soaked 🌞
PC: @braiiinnnz

Currently missing the wonder of the #woogie ✨🌈✨ Something about that stage had me coming back for more ALL weekend long at @libfestival 😍💖😭 So much so, that I walked nearly 10 times from Croatia & Monkeybusiness to photograph or listen to music there 😅 oops to my legs, but it was so worth it, can we go back??? #wbw #tb #festivalstyle #festivalfashion #libfestival #thedolab #justdolab

All my love, the water yesterday felt like an absolute dream💖

PC: @seafoamgreen

Reminiscing on this killer look by @littleblackdiamond on @soniatiger, like is this even real life????? Model: @soniatiger
Bodysuit & glitter: @littleblackdiamond
Headpiece: @thebonewitch
Happy Friday the 13th everybody, I hope you all got up to doing some no good deeds 😈

#libfestival #fridaythe13th #witchvibes #goddessvibes #fbf

Thinking about the #woogie on this sunny thursday😌 wishing I could go back to this awesome shoot with @luxmuse @jewelzbyjewelia & @ceremonial_collective. There’s nothing better than busting out photos to the grooviest of beats 😍💃💁‍♀️🤘✨ PS My @libfestival album is now live on my Facebook, head to the link in my bio & enjoy the #tbt galore 💖

#libfestival #dolab #festivalfashion #gypsystyle

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