Aug 202013


Thought I’d take out my trusty DSLR plus a nice long lens and old school filter to grab this shot of the moon coming up over our neighborhood. By the time I was all setup, I got pretty lucky with the cloud placement and a pretty cool lens flare.

Aug 172013


Now back at work and settling into our schedules, it was nice to get away for a little camping trip with friends at one of the best spots on the island. We had a perfect weekend eating great food and relaxing in the shade while taking in views of Polihale and the Napali Coast.

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Jul 142013


Thanks to Charlotte & Cory for motivating us to go on a “little” hike with them. After one previous attempt, our goal was to complete the Wai’ale’ale Blue Hole Hike; however, our late start and minimalist approach left us racing against daylight, hungry, tired and defeated for a second time. We did make it to what is known as the weeping wall, only about a half mile away from the blue hole before turning back. A half mile of this terrain equated to nearly an additional hour round trip and it was already nearly dusk. We had to really hustle back to the car and barely made it before dark. Of course, we were able to spare a few extra minutes for the photos.


Jun 122013

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When the rain comes and grays the sky throughout the day it’s much easier to stay home and relax. Especially when we’re recovering from a strenuous week at Kauai Crossfit, there’s nothing better than sipping a buttery cup Bulletproof Coffee at home on the couch. After a successful day of being hermits, Julia and I dusted off our bikes, oiled the chains and headed down the road for great reminder of how nice it is to get outside in the evening.

Apr 022013

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Julia’s parents came for a visit recently and we had another amazing time together. They took care of us during our busy workweek by making several memorable and delicious dinners. After a crazy day at work, it was awesome coming home to their full-fledged traditional Wagner family feasts. Volunteering to help out in our classrooms, we roped them into a full-day at work with us setting up display boards for Elective Night. We also got to spend the first part of our spring break cruising beach to beach with them in search of sun and shells. It was so relaxing to have little to no agenda and simply enjoy their company. We’re really looking forward to their next stay!

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Jan 282013

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A special Happy Birthday to our sister-in-law, April! We’re so glad that David, April and William were able to spend the week with us in celebration! Although it was a short visit, we packed in tons of fun including our first geo cashing experience and our first whale watching trip. William is such an awesome little guy and we’re so happy to have spent some quality time with the Wagners. Thanks for making the long trip over!

Nov 252012

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Back in October we had an awesome visit from my brother’s family. We spent the majority of our fall break lounging at the beach with Jason and Debbie, while the kids, Bella, Ava and Jack, rampaged in the sand. Daytime hours were filled with surfing, hiking, snorkeling and chasing Jack around the house. Most evenings involved chef Jason cooking up his specialties, or eating out at our favorite local spots. It was a perfect and relaxing vacation before heading back to work. Here’s a quick gallery from the week’s worth of fun…

Oct 152012

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Here’s a quick gallery of all the fun things we did with Momma Ruth and Big Daddy Wags a few months ago. Highlights included daily snorkeling and beach adventures, incredible dinners every night, Smith’s “Tropical Paradise” Luau with Pele the goddess of fire, a visit to the neighborhood swimming hole, and trying to pose for pictures that make it look like we’re rock climbing. We also had an awesome fourth of July celebration with live music and fireworks at the Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kekaha. And to top it all off, we even got to spend an entire day on a boat with friends in Hanalei bay! As always, it was a memorable trip and we can’t wait for the next visit!

Aug 312012


CLICK HERE to see Catie and Jason’s couple photography and maternity session. Taking place along Kauai’s Southern Poipu Coastline, their session was perfectly lit with that incredible golden hour of tropical glow just before sunset. This easy going couple looked so at home in each other’s arms, and it was difficult for us to stop taking pictures as their love was so apparent. Caitie was up for anything, not a single complaint, and simply stunning with her beautiful belly along for the ride! We hiked, we sat, we climbed, and we captured incredible imagery of this special time in their lives together. Caitie and Jason’s child will be graced with such loving parents! Aloha and enjoy the photos.

Aug 232012


CLICK HERE to see Tiara & Matt, two of Kauai’s most amazing people, get married in one of the most beautiful spots on the island! We’re lucky to be friends with this power-couple, and we’re luckier to have had the honor of photographing their incredible wedding day. The entire event took place on a grassy bluff overlooking Kilauea’s Rock Quarry Beach along the North Shore of Kauai. It was easy to become overwhelmed with emotion as everyone arrived with open arms, helping hands, and heartfelt gifts. The air was thick with the true spirit of aloha, and Tiara & Matt were simply radiant. These two are the most loving people we know. They are so deserving of each other and the long road of shared happiness that awaits. A huge MAHALO to Tiara, Matt, and all ohana… Congratulations and enjoy the photos.

Aug 122012


CLICK HERE to check out the love shared between these two Jr. High School sweethearts! It was easy to see the long history of compassion and closeness that this fantastic couple has shared for so many years. We started their Engagement Photography at Shipwreck’s and walked the trail looking towards Maha’ulepu Beach, casually stopping at several tropical backdrops along the way. The golden hour light along Kauai’s South Shore never disappoints! Thanks to these two love birds for being so relaxed and fun to work with. Congrats on your engagement and here’s to the rest of your lives together… Cheers!

Aug 042012


CLICK HERE to see Promise looking absolutely stunning in her senior portrait session. Before her final year in high school, Promise marked the occasion while visiting kauai for her Auntie’s wedding. Dramatic evening light mixed with light trades made a perfectly lit outdoor studio complete with wind machine to accentuate her long blond locks. We photographed this natural beauty playing in the waves, relaxing under palm trees, and enjoying every element of her surroundings. Thanks to Promise for being so photogenic and comfortable in front of the camera! We wish you the best and hope you enjoy the photos.