I started blogging in 2009, a couple of years after getting my first camera and deciding I wanted to start a photography business. My first post was about a photography workshop I went to, I didn’t have a blog schedule or even the slightest idea of what I was doing. It took me hours to come up with a few sentences to caption my photos and even longer to figure out what to post the next day.

A few months ago I shared my first blog post on THIS updated site and it took me over two days to come up with a few paragraphs to introduce the plant-based/vegan section of the blog. And today (mid to late 2016) I’m sitting at my kitchen table, after many failed attempts at my desk, writing yet another “first” blog post. I’m also on my second cup of tea and wondering if my shaking hands are due to nerves, excitement or caffeine. I guess some things don’t get better over time and I pray that’s not the case with me as I get older. I’m hoping I can age gracefully and with class, like a ballerina… But at the rate I’m going I’ll settle for 16 cats and a glass full of vintage wine.

That’s not the point of today though, the recently discovered gang of grey hairs on my head should never be the point right? So let’s get on with it…

My blog and website have gone through several “transformations” over the years but I think this update is the most extensive and I’m overjoyed to finally share it. If you’ve ever stood in front of my camera or visited my website, I’m so happy you’re here, welcome back! If this is your first time visiting my site, I’m thrilled you’re here, welcome!!!

Here’s a peek into some of the changes we’ve made over the years…


My favorite part of this update, besides the galleries of some of my beautiful clients on my PORTFOLIO site, is the space I’ve carved out on this blog for my other interests such as fitness and plant-based food. The photos of my face plastered all over the site were taken by my husband and business partner. I’m beyond excited to continue sharing what we’ve been working on behind the scenes, if you’d like to receive updates and first dibs on any new offerings be sure to sign up here. If you’re located in Oahu and looking for a photographer for your anniversary, engagement or family photos please visit my portfolio here, I’d love to hear from you!


Welcome to the new!!! Thank you for being here, make yourself comfortable, take a look around, share the site with your besties and feel free to say hello!

Xoxo, -M

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I’m a photographer, marathon runner, proud auntie and a lifestyle blogger based in Hawaii.