These two are nerds at heart, choosing to get married on PI Day, 3.14.15. How fantastic is that?? The Universe must have been feeling generous, because not only did we have a stunning sunset, we also saw pods of whales planning nearby, sometimes close enough for us to hear them breathe. It was magical! I love this low-key elopement and I’m sure you will too!
Imagine flying all the way from Oahu to Kailua-Kona, meeting two amazing people and taking amazing photos. Because that’s what I did with Kevin and Leah. The sun may have been playing peek-a-boo, but we still had a lot of fun! I flew in, arrived, conquered and left! I love inter-island travel!!
Elle was a lucky winner for a shoot last July at the Bridal Expo, but had to patiently wait for her fiance to return from deployment. We drove all the way up to Sunset Ranch for these gorgeous images. I’m a little in love with these two. Isn’t that flower crown to die for?!?!?!
Ashley booked me months ago, thinking she would just be forcing her boyfriend to take photos on her dream vacation to Hawaii. She was SO excited about the prospect of cliffs and crashing waves…what she didn’t know was that Jon and I concocted a plan to make her trip that much more memorable….
For those that have been reading my blog for a while, you may remember that I have been trying to finish this list since November, 2012!!! It’s almost done, finalized in August. The sad thing is that a few will be accomplished later this year, so this list will never be finished. But can I just say that it’s been a good run? That I accomplished in two years what most don’t in their lifetime? I’m not bragging, I’m just as bewildered as you are. To me, this is such an honest proof of manifestation and goal setting. I honestly thought, looking at this list when I first wrote it, that there was NO way I would even accomplish it. It was going to cost thousands upon thousands of dollars, especially becoming debt free and paying off my car, going to Thailand, getting a Mac computer, etc. But I did it!
Have you made a list recently?
Go to Thailand and volunteer at an elephant sanctuary
Attend a photography workshop
Do a public speaking gig, anywhere.
Mentor at least two people.
5. Shoot an international wedding.
6. Take a cross country road trip.
7. Visit Universal Studios
Shoot 25 weddings in one year.
9. Visit Molokini
Master Off Camera Flash for receptions
11. Finish my thigh tattoo.
Learn how to do fusion.
Hire an employee.
14. Find a studio space!
Make a new friend.
Go to VEGAS!
19. Live somewhere new.
Learn how to do two new hair styles.
21. Buy groceries for someone behind me in line.
Do a photography trip that does raises money somehow for a non-profit
Learn to accessorize I bought watches, necklaces and even a belt!
24. Actually do a project I’ve found on Pinterest
25. Finish the E-Myth
26. Visit Germany again!
Stay in a hotel in NY
Gift an entire wedding to someone deserving.
29. Meet Sue Bryce
30. Meet Jasmine Star
Do the Dole Cannery Maze
Shoot at the Haiku Mill
34. Fly a kit
Have a wedding published in a magazine
36. Get published in Style Me Pretty
37. Work with a celebrity
38. Learn how to change the oil in my car.
Become debt free!
Watch all the episodes of It’s Always Sunny in Philidelphia
Shoot my dream wedding.
Go camping. Successfully.
Be able to do five pull ups.
45. Do a 10k.
Go on a girls trip!
47. Read the Lord of The Rings series
Learn a little more about Photoshop
Shoot a session entirely on film and DEVELOP it.
50. Shoot a session entirely in black and white.
Do a session just for myself.
52. Host a workshop.
53. Buy a Tiffanys ring. Just for myself.
Research Family Tree.
Shoot a beautiful ranch wedding.
Say Yes for an entire week. To everything. As long as it’s relatively safe.
Buy dinner for a homeless person.
Go to a major industry event.
Buy two pieces of artwork for my home.
60. Read a biography of someone that I wouldn’t have normally read.
Go to my local library and borrow some books.
Go two weeks without drinking. I’m no alkie, but I love beer!
63. Apply to be on CreativeLive for anyone.
Buy a Mac! I need something bigger!
65. Finish a Bachelors Degree.
66. Learn a second language
Karaoke for the first time ever.
68. Learn how to grill a steak.
Make a homemade bread that isn’t from a box.
70. Learn how to successfully cook fish.
Protest for something important.
Reach 1000 likes on my Facebook page.
Throw a party for the 2 year anniversary of my business!
Shoot a wedding at Sunset Ranch
Submit my work to three photo contests
76. Become an OpLove photographer
Photograph a birth.
78. Successfully shoot the Milky Way
79. Create a mini shoot for an upcoming holiday and rock it out!
Master long exposure photography
Actually complete a 30 day blog challenge.
82. Grow out my hair
Organize a massive styled wedding shoot and have it published.
84. Shoot a wedding at a Vineyard
85. Ride in a hot air balloon.
86. Ski somewhere!
Afford to take a vacation and NOT work during it!
88. Save up money, go to an airport and take the next flight out.
89. Do a bridal show in a different city.
Mentor with another photographer.
Gamble for the first time ever. Hopefully win.(I won $5!)
92. Join a professional group, like PPA or WPPI.
Buy a good pair of flats. All I have is flip flops.
Get on the preferred vendor list with three vendors
Not watch TV for a whole week. (I cancelled cable!)
Do a full day at the spa, including hair, nails, massage, etc.
Pay off my car!
Join a bookclub.
Learn how to shoot with Kelvin.
100. Learn how to balance my life!
101. FINISH EVERYTHING ON THIS LIST!