About me


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Hey!  

Thank you for stoping by, If you're wondering who the girl behind the lens is, here's a little bit about my story. I was born and raised in Maui I grew up running around the jungle jumping off waterfalls, playing in the ocean surfing, shell diving and making jewelry out of my treasures, even paddling from Island to Island. My wardrobe was filled with bikinis, lots of bikinis. 

Since I was a young girl, before social media, I would get my friends together and have them model for me. Then I would print my photos and create look books, I was obsessed.  My sister and I booked a modeling gig and being on set was like a dream. I loved seeing everyone in their roles working their magic.  So 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 in surf competitions and stand up paddle races. I worked with many 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 your up and coming campaign for your brand. The goal is to be able to give my clients something that will tell their story to future generations.

Xoxo,

Talia