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The remix. Combining her Maori and Tongan culture into one shoot. ⠀

Portrait of Tehinamai Tongiloto Mataele Tafiti @tehinamai
Olioni Esei Mataele (Father) ⠀

Heamasi Latu Mataele⠀
'Elenoa Mē Brown Mataele ⠀
Lu'isa Manu Brown ⠀
Sione Mateialona⠀
'Isileli Tupou ⠀
Selai Pasikole⠀
KING GEORGE TUPOU I 👑⠀
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Descendant of Wairaka, from the Mataatua, daughter of the Ngati Awa, Ko Putauaki to Maunga.⠀

Elenoa Mē Brown ⠀

James Holsier Brown, ‘Ema Lu’isa Manu Brown ⠀
Auckland New, Zealand ⠀

Thomas William Brown⠀
Auckland,New Zealand⠀

Nina Ringaono, George White⠀
Matata, Whakatane, NZ⠀

Te Rangitakina, Matewai ⠀
Ngāti Awa Bay of Plenty, New Zealand⠀
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Photography by Mapuana Reed Photography ⠀
www.MapuanaReed.com⠀

Design by @tauividesigns
www.TauiviDesigns.com⠀

Makeup by @contour.couture.hi
www.CountourCoutureHawaii.com⠀

#MapuanaReedPhotography #TauiviDesigns #CountourCoutureHI #Maori #Tongan

One of Mauas final shots.....Culture is subservient to the heart. I've learned that dressing people does not make them look the part. Dressing them brings out something that they are already born with. It is amazing to see their overall energy change in nature as if they just identify with what is already in them. When you learn the song in their hearts you learn that you are amongst queens. My role is very small....This is all you.🌺 #tauividesigns #tuigafau #tuiga #samoa #mapuanareedphotography

The beautiful @matauaina
Miss Pacific Islands 2017

Photography by Mapuana Reed Photography www.MapuanaReed.com

Design by @tauividesigns www.TauiviDesigns.com

Makeup by @contour.couture.hi
#MapuanaReedPhotography #TauiviDesigns #MissPacificIslands #MissAmericanSamoa #contour.couture.hi

Looks like you made the Sāmoa Planet News, boys 😉👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻. @fia.mea @tweekz @teeng_g @_as1_j @achillestafiti @manuma06 .



Good way to start off the weekend:)
#TauiviDesigns #MapuanaReedPhotography #ManaiaCollection #Tuiga #Samoa #Manaia #ToaSamoa #SamoaPlanet

So thankful to be apart of this. •


Thank you @tauividesigns & @mapuanareed. #tauividesigns
#mapuanareedphotography
#Samoa
#taupousamoa
#teinesamoa

Amongst some gorgeous POLYNESIAN beauties 👏🏽💜🙌🏽 @mapuanareed @tauividesigns Such an amazing photo shoot filled with culture, tradition, creativity, and fun •


#tauividesigns #mapuanareedphotography #polynesian #samoan #taupous

REPOST of today’s shoot☺️ from @mapuanareed.

The Moors Family! This takes on a whole new type of family portraits and I just love it!⠀

Renon you have this calm beautiful energy about you. You are the Queen of your tribe. I have not seen O-j since he was a little boy. To now photograph him all grown up with Renon and their 4 boys is making me feel a little bit old but I'm ok with that as long as I get to create portraits such as this! ⠀

Thank you to the boys, Hyrum, Oliver, Manu and Manatua for being such good sports. ⠀

Shot in studio with one Profoto B1 and a Profoto 5' Octa Soft Box on the Canon 5D Mark III. ⠀

Photography by Mapuana Reed www.MapuanaReed.com⠀
Design by Tauivi Designs www.TauiviDesigns.com ⠀
Makeup by Leigh Agag⠀

#TheNewTypeOfFamilyPortraits #MapuanaReedPhotography #TauiviDesigns #Samoa #Samoan #FamilyPortraits #OahuPhotographer #PortraitPhotographer #Portraits

This is what happens when my glamour studio gets turned into a men's shoot. Too much fun. Thanks boys for a great shoot! ⠀

#MapuanaReedPhotography #TauiviDesigns #BehindTheScenes

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TEHINAMAI TONGILOTO MATAELE TAFITI ⠀

Olioni Esei Mataele (Father) ⠀

Heamasi Latu Mataele⠀
'Elenoa Mē Brown Mataele ⠀
Lu'isa Manu Brown ⠀
Sione Mateialona⠀
'Isileli Tupou ⠀
Selai Pasikole⠀
KING GEORGE TUPOU I 👑⠀
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Descendant if Wairaka, from the Mataatua, daughter of the Ngati Awa, Ko Putauaki to Maunga.⠀

Elenoa Mē Brown (cont)⠀

James Holsier Brown, ‘Ema Lu’isa Manu Brown ⠀
Auckland New, Zealand ⠀

Thomas William Brown⠀
Auckland,New Zealand⠀

Nina Ringaono, George White⠀
Matata, Whakatane, NZ⠀

Te Rangitakina, Matewai ⠀
Ngāti Awa Bay of Plenty, New Zealand

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Photography: Mapuana Reed @mapuanareed
Design: Tauivi Designs @tauividesigns
Makeup: Contour Couture HI @contour.couture.hi


#tauividesigns #mapuanareedphotography #contourcouturehi #tongan #maori

The remix. Combining her Maori and Tongan culture into one shoot. ⠀

Portrait of Tehinamai Tongiloto Mataele Tafiti @tehinamai
Olioni Esei Mataele (Father) ⠀

Heamasi Latu Mataele⠀
'Elenoa Mē Brown Mataele ⠀
Lu'isa Manu Brown ⠀
Sione Mateialona⠀
'Isileli Tupou ⠀
Selai Pasikole⠀
KING GEORGE TUPOU I 👑⠀
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Descendant of Wairaka, from the Mataatua, daughter of the Ngati Awa, Ko Putauaki to Maunga.⠀

Elenoa Mē Brown ⠀

James Holsier Brown, ‘Ema Lu’isa Manu Brown ⠀
Auckland New, Zealand ⠀

Thomas William Brown⠀
Auckland,New Zealand⠀

Nina Ringaono, George White⠀
Matata, Whakatane, NZ⠀

Te Rangitakina, Matewai ⠀
Ngāti Awa Bay of Plenty, New Zealand⠀
_____________________________________⠀

Photography by Mapuana Reed Photography ⠀
www.MapuanaReed.com⠀

Design by @tauividesigns
www.TauiviDesigns.com⠀

Makeup by @contour.couture.hi
www.CountourCoutureHawaii.com⠀

#MapuanaReedPhotography #TauiviDesigns #CountourCoutureHI #Maori #Tongan

The beautiful @matauaina
Miss Pacific Islands 2017

Photography by Mapuana Reed Photography www.MapuanaReed.com

Design by @tauividesigns www.TauiviDesigns.com

Makeup by @contour.couture.hi
#MapuanaReedPhotography #TauiviDesigns #MissPacificIslands #MissAmericanSamoa #contour.couture.hi

So cool to have one of my photos and @tauividesigns featured on the Samoa Planet website! Looking good boys @manuma06 @tweekz @teeng_g @_as1_j @fia.mea @achillestafiti
Seeing this on there makes me want to create more. We have so much more coming in 2018!!! #MapuanaReedPhotography #TauiviDesigns

(#REPOST from @tauividesigns)
CHECK YOU OUT LIL BRO! @teeng_g *
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Amazing work by
PHOTO| @mapuanareed
STYLE/DESIGN| @tauividesigns *
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TIGI MAUGA PE’A HILL

Itū ole Tamā (Fathers lineage)

Son of Gordon Christian Hill
Nu’uuli, American Samoa



Grandson
Francis Vivian Hill Jr
Nu’uuli, American Samoa



Great Grandson to Ali’i O Aiga
Noanoa-le-vae-fagaloa Lorraine Soliai
Nu’uuli, American Samoa



Francis Vivian Hill Sr “Bunker Hill”
(England)


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Itū ole Tinā (Mother’s lineage)

Elizabeth Luse Tapusoa



Grandson of Tigi Mauga Tapusoa
Faaala, Savai’i



Great Grandson of Mauga Tapusoa Sr.
Faaala, Savai’i


#SAMOA #TAPUSOA #SOLIAI #CULTURALPORTRAIT #MAPUANAREEDPHOTOGRAPHY #TAUIVIDESIGNS #TAMASAMOA #TUIGA #MANAIACOLLECTION #FAMILYOVEREVERYTHING

TIGI MAUGA PE’A HILL ⠀

Itū o le Tamā (Fathers lineage)⠀

Son of Gordon Christian Hill⠀
Nu’uuli, American Sāmoa⠀

Grandson of
Francis Vivian Hill Jr ⠀⠀

Great Grandson to Ali’i O Aiga⠀
Noanoa-le-vae-fagaloa Lorraine Soliai⠀
Nu’uuli, American Sāmoa

Francis Vivian Hill Sr “Bunker Hill”⠀
( “The Hills” goes back to England)⠀
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Itū o le Tinā (Mothers lineage)
Elizabeth Luse Tapusoa⠀

Grandson of Tigi Mauga Tapusoa⠀
Faaala, Savaii⠀

Great Grandson of Mauga Tapusoa Sr. ⠀
Faaala, Savaii⠀
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TAUIVI DESIGNS⠀
www.tauividesigns.com⠀

MAPUANA REED PHOTOGRAPHY⠀
www.mapuanareed.com⠀
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#ManaiaCollection #TauiviDesigns #MapuanaReedPhotography #Hill #Tapusoa #Soliai #Samoa #TamaSamoa #Tuiga #CulturalPortrait

Looks like you made the Sāmoa Planet News, boys 😉👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻. @fia.mea @tweekz @teeng_g @_as1_j @achillestafiti @manuma06 .



Good way to start off the weekend:)
#TauiviDesigns #MapuanaReedPhotography #ManaiaCollection #Tuiga #Samoa #Manaia #ToaSamoa #SamoaPlanet

So very proud of you @matauaina Matauaina Toomalatai. You did it!!! You are looking at the new MISS PACIFIC ISLANDS. You are so humble, beautiful and full of grace. We are all so proud of you. Continue to follow your dreams. It was such an honor to photograph you. Thank you to @tehinamai from @tauividesigns for dressing Aina for the shoot and to @contour.couture.hi for always doing a fabulous job on makeup. ⠀

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Photography by Mapuana Reed Photography⠀
www.MapuanaReed.com⠀

Design by Tauivi Designs⠀
www.TauiviDesigns.com⠀

Makeup by Leigh Agag⠀
www.contourcouturehawaii.com ⠀


#MapuanaReedPhotography #TauiviDesigns #MissPacificIslands #ContourCoutureHI #MissAmericanSamoa #MissAmericanSamoa2017

REPOST of today’s shoot☺️ from @mapuanareed.

The Moors Family! This takes on a whole new type of family portraits and I just love it!⠀

Renon you have this calm beautiful energy about you. You are the Queen of your tribe. I have not seen O-j since he was a little boy. To now photograph him all grown up with Renon and their 4 boys is making me feel a little bit old but I'm ok with that as long as I get to create portraits such as this! ⠀

Thank you to the boys, Hyrum, Oliver, Manu and Manatua for being such good sports. ⠀

Shot in studio with one Profoto B1 and a Profoto 5' Octa Soft Box on the Canon 5D Mark III. ⠀

Photography by Mapuana Reed www.MapuanaReed.com⠀
Design by Tauivi Designs www.TauiviDesigns.com ⠀
Makeup by Leigh Agag⠀

#TheNewTypeOfFamilyPortraits #MapuanaReedPhotography #TauiviDesigns #Samoa #Samoan #FamilyPortraits #OahuPhotographer #PortraitPhotographer #Portraits

The Moors Family! This takes on a whole new type of family portraits and I just love it!⠀

Renon you have this calm beautiful energy about you. You are the Queen of your tribe. I have not seen OJ since he was a little boy. To now photograph him all grown up with Renon and their 4 boys is making me feel a little bit old but I'm ok with that as long as I get to create portraits such as this! ⠀

Thank you to the boys, Hyrum, Oliver, Manu and Manatua for being such good sports. ⠀

Shot in studio with one Profoto B1 and a Profoto 5' Octa Soft Box on the Canon 5D Mark III. ⠀

Photography by Mapuana Reed www.MapuanaReed.com⠀
Design by @tauividesigns www.TauiviDesigns.com ⠀
Makeup by @contour.couture.hi
#TheNewTypeOfFamilyPortraits #MapuanaReedPhotography #TauiviDesigns #Samoa #Samoan #FamilyPortraits #OahuPhotographer #PortraitPhotographer #Portraits

#Repost of our shoot yesterday from Mapuana Reed Photography @mapuanareed ・・・
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Yesterday we celebrated Serena's 43rd birthday in the studio with a Mother and Daughter shoot. Her sister Renon set it up and booked the shoot for her as her birthday gift. It was such a wonderful day celebrating their Samoan culture and celebrating her as a mother with her daughters. I just love knowing that these photos will be in their family for many generations to come. When the girls are celebrating their 43rd birthday I hope that they look at their portrait and remember this day. How do you want to be remembered? These photos are not only for us but they are what we will leave our children with. What photos will we leave your children? ⠀

www.MapuanaReed.com⠀

Photography by Mapuana Reed ⠀
Makeup by @contour.couture.hi
Design by @tauividesigns

#MapuanaReedPhotography #PortraitPhotographer #OahuPhotographer #Photography #TauiviDesigns #CountourCoutureHI #Samoan #Samoa #Tuiga #Taupou

Yesterday we celebrated Serena's 43rd birthday in the studio with a Mother and Daughter shoot. Her sister Renon set it up and booked the shoot for her as her birthday gift. It was such a wonderful day celebrating their Samoan culture and celebrating her as a mother with her daughters. I just love knowing that these photos will be in their family for many generations to come. When the girls are celebrating their 43rd birthday I hope that they look at their portrait and remember this day. How do you want to be remembered? These photos are not only for us but they are what we will leave our children with. What photos will we leave your children? ⠀

www.MapuanaReed.com⠀

Photography by Mapuana Reed ⠀
Makeup by @contour.couture.hi
Design by @tauividesigns

#MapuanaReedPhotography #PortraitPhotographer #OahuPhotographer #Photography #TauiviDesigns #CountourCoutureHI #Samoan #Samoa #Tuiga #Taupou

With the beautiful Tuliloa ladies today. Blessed. Happiest Birthday Serena!! @mapuanareed @contour.couture.hi #Tuliloa #Manumaleuna #TauiviDesigns #MapuanaReedPhotography #contourcouturehi

🔺🔻“MANU O LE VAVEAO...” 🔻🔺

I want to thank another beautiful Manumā for representing the work of Tauivi Designs & Mapuana Reed Photography. And of course the heart of it all, her self identity as a Sāmoan woman. We love you Summer Manumā. @smkm66

One of my most recent designs I named the ensemble “Manu o le vaveao”, after the obvious song we all love. But this may be opening up a MANU line of Tuigas soon 🤔. I love the texture, and regality of adorning with feathers. ⠀
Her neckpiece is new as well. I love to use the traditional representation of the “nifo” (Actually Ula lei). But transform it into something with a little more flair ;). But keeping within the boundaries of natural materials I like to use. So many of my newer pieces have and will feature that. ⠀

I am just so pleased with this shot of her. She was also featured in a glamour session with Mapuana Reed Photography where you can see more of her photos at @mapuanareed. ⠀
•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Designer: Tauivi Designs @tauividesigns
www.tauividesigns.com
Photography: Mapuana Reed Photography⠀@mapuanareed
www.mapuanareed.com
Makeup & Hair: Leigh Agag @contour.couture.hi
#TauiviDesigns #MapuanaReedPhotography #Tuiga #TuigaFau #Samoa #TeineSamoa #Cultured #Pasifika
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In studio shoot with the beautiful Summer Manumā
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. "Yet if a woman never lets herself go, how will she ever know how far she might have got? If she never takes off her high-heeled shoes, how will she ever know how far she could walk or how fast she could run?" - Germaine Greer
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Not all women are made to be dressed up in fancy clothes and diamonds. Some are meant to shine from a strength that comes from within. No diamond can every outshine what she has and no one can ever take it away. .
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Shot with the Profoto B1 on the Canon 5D Mark III.
Photography: www.MapuanaReed.com
Hair & Makeup by @contour.couture.hi
Design by @tauividesigns
#MapuanaReedPhotography #TauiviDesigns #CountourCoutureHI #PortraitPhotographer #Portrait #Tuiga #taupou #Samoa #tuigafau #Samoan

Love you @tauividesigns & @mapuanareed ❤️💯 Design: Tauivi Designs
Www.TauivuDesigns.com

Photography: Mapuana Reed Photography
Www.MapuanaReed.com •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• TOFAMAMAO TAUATI TAULOGO⠀

Itū o le Tamā (Fathers lineage)⠀

Son of Tofamamao Tauati Taulogo⠀
Sale’imoa, ‘Upolu⠀

Grandson of Taulongo Fifita⠀
‘Utungake, Vava’u &
Vaipou Pula Sufali of Sale’imoa, Upolu.

Grandson of Marina Fruen Fitisemanu & Tavita Amituana’i Fitisemanu of Vaimauga & Tualauta Samoa.⠀

Great Grandson of ⠀
Malietoa Talavou Pe’a Fitisemanu & Alisa Jane Tuiloma Crichton of Mulinu’u, Vaivase & Sataua Samoa.

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Itū o le Tinā (Mother’s lineage)⠀

Son of Keleise Ah You⠀
Faleniu, American Sāmoa ⠀

Grandson of Miki Ah You & Mele Aupiu Savea Moe⠀
Pesega, Sāmoa⠀
Faleniu, American Sāmoa⠀

Great Grandson of ⠀
Aupiu Moe Savea⠀
of Faleniu, Mapusaga Fou, Tualauta, American Sāmoa⠀

Talalupelele Lupe Tuitogamaa’atoe⠀
of Lotopu’e, Sāmoa⠀
Mutiatele Aleipata, Sāmoa⠀

Great great Grandson of⠀
Seuseu Folausaua Tuitogamaa’atoe & Fau Faaselu Talataiga⠀

#TauiviDesigns #MapuanaReedPhotography


TOFAFAMAO TAUATI TAULOGO⠀

Itū o le Tamā (Fathers lineage)⠀

Son of Tofamamao Taulogo⠀
Sale’imoa, ‘Upolu⠀

Grandson of Taulongo Fifita⠀
‘Utungake, Vava’u⠀

Marina Fruen Fitisemanu & Tavita Amituana’i Fitisemanu⠀
Sale’imoa, ‘Upolu⠀

Great Grandson of ⠀
Vaipou Pula Sufali⠀
Sale’imoa, ‘Upolu⠀

Malietoa Talavou Pe’a Fitisemanu & Alisa Jane Tuiloma Crichton⠀

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Itū o le Tinā (Mother’s lineage)⠀

Son of Keleise Ah You⠀
Faleniu, American Sāmoa ⠀

Grandson of Miki Ah You & Mele Aupiu Savea Moe⠀
Pesega, Sāmoa⠀
Faleniu, American Sāmoa⠀

Great Grandson of ⠀
Aupiu Moe Savea⠀
Faleniu, Mapusaga Fou, Tualauta, American Sāmoa⠀

Talalupelele Lupe Tuitigamaa’atoe⠀
Lotopu’e, Sāmoa⠀
Mutiatele Aleipata, Sāmoa⠀

Great great Grandson of⠀
Seuseu Folausaua Tuitogamaa’atoe & Fau Faaselu Talataiga⠀
•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Design: Tauivi Designs @tauividesigns
www.tauividesigns.com

Photography: Mapuana Reed Photography @mapuanareed
www.mapuanareed.com

#ManaiaCollection #Manaia #Samoa #Tuiga #TuigaFau #TauiviDesigns #MapuanaReedPhotography

“REPOST” @tauividesigns“I may be tens of thousands of miles away but my heart still abides in the land where my ancestors tread.”⠀⠀
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MANUMĀ | TAFITI | ASI | SOLIAI| TUFAGA | TAULOGO | ⠀⠀
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The Sāmoan people believe they descended from the Gods, the Heavens. They conquered the seas and then the land. The eldest of Polynesia. The descendants of Voyagers, Rulers, Chiefs, and Brave Warriors. ⠀⠀
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SĀMOA.⠀⠀
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I would like to share a collaboration done with Mapuana Reed Photography @mapuanareed . The goal was to not only feature Tauivi designs and Mapuana Reed. But bring these men and their families to light in their portraits.⠀⠀
Our culture is rich. Our culture is alive. It flows through us. Our ancestors breathe through us. They are still here. Their names are still here and WE ARE HERE.⠀⠀
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“I AM SĀMOA”⠀⠀ ⠀⠀
Designs by: Tauivi Designs⠀@tauividesigns
Photography: Mapuana Reed Photography @mapuanareed ⠀⠀
#TheManaiaCollection#Tuiga#TuigaFau#TauiviDesigns #MapuanaReedPhotography

I love my culture!!
REPOST: Tauivi Designs “I may be tens of thousands of miles away but my heart still abides in the land where my ancestors tread.”⠀⠀
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MANUMĀ | TAFITI | ASI | SOLIAI| TUFAGA | TAULOGO | ⠀⠀
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The Sāmoan people believe they descended from the Gods, the Heavens. They conquered the seas and then the land. The eldest of Polynesia. The descendants of Voyagers, Rulers, Chiefs, and Brave Warriors. ⠀⠀
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SĀMOA.⠀⠀
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I would like to share a collaboration done with Mapuana Reed Photography @mapuanareed . The goal was to not only feature Tauivi designs and Mapuana Reed. But bring these men and their families to light in their portraits.⠀⠀
Our culture is rich. Our culture is alive. It flows through us. Our ancestors breathe through us. They are still here. Their names are still here and WE ARE HERE.⠀⠀
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“I AM SĀMOA”⠀⠀ ⠀⠀
Designs by: Tauivi Designs⠀@tauividesigns
Photography: Mapuana Reed Photography @mapuanareed ⠀⠀
#TheManaiaCollection#Tuiga#TuigaFau#TauiviDesigns #MapuanaReedPhotography

I am Samoa.

@Regranned from @tauividesigns - “I may be tens of thousands of miles away but my heart still abides in the land where my ancestors tread.”⠀⠀
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MANUMĀ | TAFITI | ASI | SOLIAI| TUFAGA | TAULOGO | ⠀⠀
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The Sāmoan people believe they descended from the Gods, the Heavens. They conquered the seas and then the land. The eldest of Polynesia. The descendants of Voyagers, Rulers, Chiefs, and Brave Warriors. ⠀⠀
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SĀMOA.⠀⠀
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I would like to share a collaboration done with Mapuana Reed Photography @mapuanareed . The goal was to not only feature Tauivi designs and Mapuana Reed. But bring these men and their families to light in their portraits.⠀⠀
Our culture is rich. Our culture is alive. It flows through us. Our ancestors breathe through us. They are still here. Their names are still here and WE ARE HERE.⠀⠀
⠀⠀
“I AM SĀMOA”⠀⠀ ⠀⠀
Designs by: Tauivi Designs⠀@tauividesigns
Photography: Mapuana Reed Photography @mapuanareed ⠀⠀
#TheManaiaCollection#Tuiga#TuigaFau#TauiviDesigns #measinasamoa #samoan #MapuanaReedPhotography - #regrann

REPOST FROM @tauividesigns @mapuanareed 💞⠀
“I may be tens of thousands of miles away but my heart still abides in the land where my ancestors tread.”⠀⠀⠀
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MANUMĀ | TAFITI | ASI | SOLIAI| TUFAGA | TAULOGO | ⠀⠀⠀
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The Sāmoan people believe they descended from the Gods, the Heavens. They conquered the seas and then the land. The eldest of Polynesia. The descendants of Voyagers, Rulers, Chiefs, and Brave Warriors. ⠀⠀⠀
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SĀMOA.⠀⠀⠀
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I would like to share a collaboration done with Mapuana Reed Photography @mapuanareed . The goal was to not only feature Tauivi designs and Mapuana Reed. But bring these men and their families to light in their portraits.⠀⠀⠀
Our culture is rich. Our culture is alive. It flows through us. Our ancestors breathe through us. They are still here. Their names are still here and WE ARE HERE.⠀⠀⠀
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“I AM SĀMOA”⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀
Designs by: Tauivi Designs⠀@tauividesigns
Photography: Mapuana Reed Photogr#Repost from @mapuanareed by @quicksave.app
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“I may be tens of thousands of miles away but my heart still abides in the land where my ancestors tread.”⠀⠀⠀
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MANUMĀ | TAFITI | ASI | SOLIAI| TUFAGA | TAULOGO | ⠀⠀⠀
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The Sāmoan people believe they descended from the Gods, the Heavens. They conquered the seas and then the land. The eldest of Polynesia. The descendants of Voyagers, Rulers, Chiefs, and Brave Warriors. ⠀⠀⠀
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SĀMOA.⠀⠀⠀
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I would like to share a collaboration done with Mapuana Reed Photography @mapuanareed . The goal was to not only feature Tauivi designs and Mapuana Reed. But bring these men and their families to light in their portraits.⠀⠀⠀
Our culture is rich. Our culture is alive. It flows through us. Our ancestors breathe through us. They are still here. Their names are still here and WE ARE HERE.⠀⠀⠀
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“I AM SĀMOA”⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀
Designs by: Tauivi Designs⠀@tauividesigns
Photography: Mapuana Reed Photography @mapuanareed ⠀⠀⠀
#TheManaiaCollection#Tuiga#TuigaFau#TauiviDesigns #MapuanaReedPhotography #InstaSaveApp #QuickSaveAppaphy @mapuanareed ⠀⠀⠀
#themanaiacollection#tuiga#tuigafau #mapuanareedphotography #tauividesigns #polynesians #faasamoa #culture #wearesamoa #southpacific

REPOST FROM @tauividesigns
“I may be tens of thousands of miles away but my heart still abides in the land where my ancestors tread.”⠀⠀⠀
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MANUMĀ | TAFITI | ASI | SOLIAI| TUFAGA | TAULOGO | ⠀⠀⠀
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The Sāmoan people believe they descended from the Gods, the Heavens. They conquered the seas and then the land. The eldest of Polynesia. The descendants of Voyagers, Rulers, Chiefs, and Brave Warriors. ⠀⠀⠀
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SĀMOA.⠀⠀⠀
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I would like to share a collaboration done with Mapuana Reed Photography @mapuanareed . The goal was to not only feature Tauivi designs and Mapuana Reed. But bring these men and their families to light in their portraits.⠀⠀⠀
Our culture is rich. Our culture is alive. It flows through us. Our ancestors breathe through us. They are still here. Their names are still here and WE ARE HERE.⠀⠀⠀
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“I AM SĀMOA”⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀
Designs by: Tauivi Designs⠀@tauividesigns
Photography: Mapuana Reed Photography @mapuanareed ⠀⠀⠀
#TheManaiaCollection#Tuiga#TuigaFau#TauiviDesigns #MapuanaReedPhotography

“I may be tens of thousands of miles away but my heart still abides in the land where my ancestors tread.”⠀⠀
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MANUMĀ | TAFITI | ASI | SOLIAI| TUFAGA | TAULOGO | ⠀⠀
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The Sāmoan people believe they descended from the Gods, the Heavens. They conquered the seas and then the land. The eldest of Polynesia. The descendants of Voyagers, Rulers, Chiefs, and Brave Warriors. ⠀⠀
⠀⠀
SĀMOA.⠀⠀
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I would like to share a collaboration done with Mapuana Reed Photography @mapuanareed . The goal was to not only feature Tauivi designs and Mapuana Reed. But bring these men and their families to light in their portraits.⠀⠀
Our culture is rich. Our culture is alive. It flows through us. Our ancestors breathe through us. They are still here. Their names are still here and WE ARE HERE.⠀⠀
⠀⠀
“I AM SĀMOA”⠀⠀ ⠀⠀
Designs by: Tauivi Designs⠀@tauividesigns
Photography: Mapuana Reed Photography @mapuanareed ⠀⠀
#TheManaiaCollection#Tuiga#TuigaFau#TauiviDesigns #MapuanaReedPhotography

Looking forward to my return to Maui🌺. I will be there for a week working with photographer Roselani Aiwohi & dressing families in their cultural attire. Thank you to @ipo_sweetheart. The sisterly Love is too real in this photo! Such a great moment captured of these two. Maui girls for sure❤️. #TauiviDesigns #RoselaniAiwohi #Tuiga #TuigaFau #Taupou #Samoa

She is looks beautiful. I love the dark shades of color. Awesome work by sis, @tauividesigns and the person who captured the beauty of course was @mapuanareed 😏😏😏😏🙌🙌🙌🙌 thanks for sharing 🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺 not sure who the beautiful model is but I guarantee that they can give that info 😊😊😊💕💕💕💕 🇼🇸🇼🇸🇼🇸🇦🇸🇦🇸🇦🇸🇼🇸🇼🇸🇼🇸🇦🇸🇦🇸🇦🇸🇼🇸🇼🇸🇼🇸🇦🇸🇦🇸🇦🇸🇦🇸🇼🇸🇼🇸🇼🇸🇼🇸🇦🇸🇦🇸🇦🇸🇦🇸🇦🇸🇼🇸🇼🇸🇼🇸🇼🇸🇼🇸 #SamoanBeauty #TeineSamoa #Teine #PrettyLilTeine #OhMyGollyIAmPoly #mapuanareed #tauividesigns

Behind the scenes with the team. Tauivi Designs, Mapuana Reed Photography, Contour Couture HI. The stunning Summer Manuma @smkm66 . Love this girl. Thank you Summer. It was a great shoot day. Can’t wait for the final edits❤️. #TauiviDesigns #mapuanareedphotography #Contour.couture #Tuiga #Tuigafau #Cultured #Pasifika

Throwback Thursday to these two beauties @matauaina and @sweet_joyy. In studio. Looking like queens⚜️. #TauiviDesigns #MapuanaReedPhotographyStudio

“My culture is my identity and personality. It gives me spiritual, intellectual and emotional distinction from others and I am proud of it” #Samoan #TipotiAiga #tauividesigns #careenatipotiphotography
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Photo: www.careenatipoti.com
Design: @tauividesigns

@careenatipoti thank you so much for blessing us with these gorgeous photos... love everyone of them ❤️#traditions #aiga #chanboon #hunt #masoe #tipoti #myloves #samoan #culture #tauividesigns

How amazing is this image??? I love this. I just wanna print it and post it up in my room 😊😊😊 I think it's an absolutely beautiful picture because of the fun they look like they're having and is it me or do I see a #LaieBoy sign up there 🤔😕😕 lol anyways amazing work @tauividesigns and @mapuanareed ! S/o to your models as well🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌 🇼🇸🇦🇸🇼🇸🇦🇸🇼🇸🇦🇸🇼🇸🇦🇸🇼🇸🇦🇸🇼🇸🇦🇸🇼🇸🇦🇸🇼🇸🇦🇸🇼🇸🇦🇸🇼🇸🇦🇸🇼🇸🇦🇸🇼🇸🇦🇸🇼🇸🇦🇸🇼🇸🇦🇸🇼🇸🇦🇸🇼🇸🇦🇸🇼🇸🇦🇸🇼🇸🇦🇸🇼🇸🇦🇸🇼🇸🇦🇸🇼🇸🇦🇸🇼🇸🇦🇸 #polynesian #polynesia #Samoa #SamoanMen #Samoan #tauividesigns #mapuanareed #OhMyGollyIAmPoly

Umm yessss 😍😍😍😍 you better serve some fierceness 🙌🙌🙌🙌 I am here for itttt !!! #tauividesigns #mapuanareed #OhMyGollyIAmPoly #polynesianbeauty #polynesianart #polynesian #polynesia #Samoa #SamoaMoSamoa #Samoan #SamoanWomen #Afakasi #SamoanGirls #TeineAulelei #PrettyLilTeine #Taupou #TeineMaiSamoa #684 #685 #AmelikaSamoa #AmericanSamoa #WesternSamoa 🇼🇸🇦🇸🇼🇸🇦🇸🇼🇸🇦🇸🇼🇸🇦🇸🇼🇸🇦🇸🇼🇸🇦🇸🇼🇸🇦🇸🇼🇸🇦🇸🇼🇸🇦🇸🇼🇸🇦🇸🇼🇸🇦🇸🇼🇸🇦🇸🇼🇸🇦🇸🇼🇸🇦🇸🇼🇸🇦🇸🇼🇸🇦🇸🇼🇸🇦🇸🇼🇸🇦🇸

Thank you so much @mapuanareed & @tauividesigns for an eventful & wonderful experience. Means a lot to me to represent my culture & of course #Laie #Parkside #DubStreet 💯❤️ Love you lots 💋 #polynesian #PolynesianPride #Samoan #SamoanPride #ToaSamoa #manaia #Saleimoa #Faleniu #mapuanareedphotography #tauividesigns

This is what happens when my glamour studio gets turned into a men's shoot. Too much fun. Thanks boys for a great shoot! ⠀

#MapuanaReedPhotography #TauiviDesigns #BehindTheScenes

So thankful to be apart of this. •


Thank you @tauividesigns & @mapuanareed. #tauividesigns
#mapuanareedphotography
#Samoa
#taupousamoa
#teinesamoa

👑👑👑Tamaita'i status 👑👑👑
This is me and my girls when someone who is loto leaga tries to throw their shade or share their misery with us. We sit #Unbothered let me tell you that, ok !!!! 🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺
Photo and I'm pretty damn sure the entire wardrobe is by yours truly ➡ @tauividesigns
🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨 #Polynesian #Polynesia #Queens #Samoan #TeineSamoa #TauiviDesigns #OhMyGollyIAmPoly #TeineAulelei #Mahana #Moana #SamoanGirls #SamoanWomen #PolyGirls #Tongan #Fijian #Hawaiian #Tahitian #Maori #PolynesianBeauties #PolynesianWomen

So normally I would be very excited to bring this to light for my upcoming designs but in all honesty this makes me so nervous. I have been wanting for sometime to design & have photographed Toa Sāmoa (Samoan warrior) & Mānaia (Chiefs son). But my mind would always slowly back away from it. The idea is always wonderful but the execution is another story. And I refuse to put work out that cannot be executed correctly or with the correct foundation. With a Toa Sāmoa or Mānaia, I knew that no matter what, this needs to be powerful. Designing Taupous are natural for me because of course I'm a woman. I possess all things instinctually that is woman. But to be able to create something masculine & powerful will be interesting. Thanks to Mapuana Reed, @mapuanareed we will be taking on this series together and I know she will capture this so well. I am both terrified & hopeful.🌺 #ToaSamoa #Manaia #TauiviDesigns #MapuanaReed

You are looking at the new Miss American Samoa 2017-2018. Congratulations Matauaina To'omalatai @matauaina. So very proud of you. I knew you could do it!! #MapuanaReedPhotography #missamericansamoa #TauiviDesigns #ContourCoutureHI #Taupou #SamoanTaupou #Samoa #Samoan #taupouSamoa #Tuiga

FINAL EDIT. " MY SIAPO, MY HISTORY"🌺 (swipe😌)


• I've always been someone that wasn't as fond of creating things out of Siapo (Ngatu). Then Once I understood & learned the actual process of making it, I will never alter Siapo. The history of the people is bound to these Siapo as well as the 'ie koga or fala mats. The amount of time that these women have given their lives to in this process...The sacrifice. It takes WEEKS TO MONTHS TO YEARS just to make one piece. The stories the women share about their families, about their villages,laughter, love, and heartache they share while sitting & working this Siapo...they aren't just binding these fibers together. They're binding THEIR history to it as well. This Siapo is your people. Made by from beginning to end. It belongs to your people & no one else. I would love to have a piece of Siapo in my home that was made over the period of the Mau movement. The conversations of it's people while binding those Siapo together would be priceless. Treasure your Siapo. It holds so much history. It represents the love & sacrifice of the people of Samoa.
This is my big hittah wearing this piece so proudly. She deserves the world. I love you Kimmie😘🌺.



Photography: @mapuanareed
Designs: @tauividesigns
Makeup: @contour.couture.hi

#tuiga #tuigafau #siapo #teine #teinesamoa #samoa #mapuanareedphotography #tauividesigns #tauivi #taupou #taupousamoa

FINAL EDIT. ="MAMALU"= (swipe☺️)



As we hope to have more women dressed & photographed with the Malu, I was so honored to have Faith as our Malu this session. As I've said before, I am always interested in hearing everyone's journey to, through, and after their Malu but I don't believe it is anyone's business as to why. I feel this keeps the respect & admiration equal for all women brave enough to take on such a heavy responsibility. We give glory to the tattoo above all else. Faith wears hers so well & it is such a beautiful tradition to have captured. Just from speaking with her I could tell how much the experience helped mold her even more as a young Samoan woman. I hope I can find more & more women to photograph with their Malu as well. Thank you, Faith😘🌺. •

Photography- @mapuanareed
Designs- @tauividesigns
Makeup- @contour.couture.hi

#taupou #taupousamoa #malu #tatau #tuiga #tuigafau #tauividesigns #tauivi #mapuanareedphotography #teine #teinesamoa

The beautiful Tatienne Tugade-Sua who is currently in New York. Jen and Francis, I know you both miss her so much but you both have raised a strong, kind, humble.... and very beautiful young woman. Tati, it was such an honor to photograph you. Enjoy your journey in the big city. ⠀

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Cultural Taupou wardrobe by Tauivi Designs @tauivideaigns

#MapuanaReedPhotography #TauiviDesigns #OahuPhotographer #Taupou #SamoanTaupou #Culture #Samoa #Tuiga #ProudToBePolynesian #CelebrateYOU #PortraitPhotographer

When the smell of Siapo always reminds you of your grandfather.. "Always missing you Papa"
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Styled by: @tauividesigns
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#polynesian
#samoan
#Letuli
#ChiefLetuliOlo

Meet Lenora Satele. She was raised in Hawaii. She is 31 years young. She is a wife. She is mother to 4 boys and she is beautiful. The portrait in the middle shows a powerful yet graceful Taupou. It shows strength and beauty all at the same time. The portrait on the right depicts a refined, confidant and elegant woman. All three of these represent who Lenora is. As Polynesian women we are all three of these photos. We are beautiful. We are strong. We are graceful. We are sophisticated. We are mothers. We are daughters. We are fearless and fearful at the same time. We come from a line of women before us that were warriors and that warrior spirit will forever live within us. ⠀

Photography: www.MapuanaReed.com⠀
Hair & Makeup by @contour.couture.hi
Cultural Taupou wardrobe by @tauividesigns

#MapuanaReed #MapuanaReedPhotography #Contour.Couture.HI #TauiviDesigns #OahuPhotographer #Taupou #SamoanTaupou #Culture #Samoa #Tuiga #ProudToBePolynesian #CelebrateYOU #PortraitPhotographer

Apparently someone reported the original post and it was removed. I'm reposting it because I hate petty people like that and this photo is a beautiful expression of culture. #Repost @mapuanareed ・・・
I posted this last week but when I logged on today this photo was gone so I'm reposting! If you don't like this shot please don't report it... just keep scrolling. If you love it repost and share it. Thank you. ⠀

Proud to be Polynesian. ⠀
Costume by @tauividesigns

#MapuanaReed #MapuanaReedPhotography #Photography #OahuPhotographer #Tauividesigns #Samoan #Taupou #Samoan #Culture #Samoa ##Tuiga #SamoanTaupou #teinesamoa #PortraitPhotographer #ProudToBePolynesian

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