Haani Raine

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Since Haani Raine and her mother moved back to Hawaii, I’ve been wanting to photograph her. She’s a tiny little girl from the mainland with strong island roots and a happy personality. Her mother, Rochelle, is one of the strongest, nurturing women I know. Yesterday was Rochelle’s birthday and as a small gift, I did a “Mommy+Me” shoot for her. Enjoy only a few of the best shots…

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This last shot is one my faves. It truly shows off Haani’s personality. I hope you enjoy these Rochelle, Happy Birthday!

Fashion Blogger: GABIFRESH

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I’m so inspired by fashion blogger GabiFresh! My good friend Jenna Hall introduced me to her blog because she’s curvy, classy and so darn cute! This is a great blog to draw some inspiration for our plus-size island girls. GabiFresh showcases her outfits of the day, her travels and the latest designs for plus-size fashions.

I love how she promotes women who are naturally big and beautiful. Another thing I like about her is that she leads such a glamourous life but she’s also real and practical. Take her Default post, for example. Everything she’s wearing is affordable and most of them are from Forever21!