I was born and raised in Maui Hawaii. I grew up running around the jungle, jumping off waterfalls, surfing, shell diving and making jewelry out of my treasures. I even paddled from Island to Island a few times. My wardrobe was filled with bikinis, lots of bikinis.
Ever since I can remember I would get my friends together and have them model for me. Then I would print my photos and create look books. In my 12 year old brain I thought, If I start my own business selling the shell jewelry I had started making. Then I will always have a reason to make look books and put together photo shoots. So, my jewelry line Pashey Bella was born.
In 2007 I became a professional water woman, from the age of 14 to 24 I traveled competing stand up paddle races. I worked with companies like Roxy, Reef, Maui jim, and Olukai. Through running my own businesses and being a professional athlete. One of my favorite parts about it all, was capturing the process and telling the story through photography. The time I spent in front of the camera allowed me to observe how everything was happening behind the scenes, from planning the projects, to the day of on location. Being behind the scenes has always intrigued me, I love the little details and seeing the vision come to life.
My Heart behind photography is to capture timeless photos to tell your story. Whether it’s an engagement, wedding day, anniversary, blog post or for newest collection. The goal is to be able to give my clients something that will tell their story to future generations.