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Molokai (with sacred hearts and brother noland) Part 2//05/24/2016

what we learned:

“GPS = Guide me. Protect me. Strengthen me

don’t hover or enable.

Embrace wholeheartedly.

Good mentors. Good teachers.

Give back.

Try. Space to fail.

3 days for spirit to arrive

Believe in skills and will is essential

Listen and watch and ask.

If going to be dumb, be tough.

Nanei Kapuna. – return to the source. Watch teacher.

Maka Hana ka iiki. —  knowledge is in the doing.

Naked and not afraid. Vulnerable.

You are the limit of your imagination.

If heart is true, all your moves are correct. “

The full gallery of images can be found on my print site here.  For students and parents on the trip, use your teacher’s last name as the password and download for free.

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Molokai (with sacred hearts and brother noland)- Part 1//05/24/2016

The Ho’ea Initiative camp is a survival camp, as in teaching you skills to survive off the land. But really it was much more — it was a spiritually deep 3 days. The skills they taught us were just as much about self empowerment and respect for the land and all things on it, as they were about hunting or making fires or catching fish.  Sure we learned to track animals, but we also learned to track ourselves and loved ones, to pay attention to the story, and to act to change our stories and redirect them when needed.

It was a trip we were all nervous for — survivial, camping, heavy rain forecast for all 3 days.  But what we found instead was a trip bracketed by rainbows (our only sign of rain), leaders full of caring and aloha (love), relaxation away from electronics, and a deep grounding to the land and within ourselves.

The kids may just say the trip was a lot of fun, hanging out and kidding around with their classmates and it was that too.

My approach was to shoot what I felt, what grabbed me and what spoke to me.

Part 2 of the trip is here.

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Part 2 of the trip is here.

Maui Wedding at Ritz Carlton on Style Me Pretty//05/05/2016

This amazingly gorgeous Maui wedding at the Ritz Carlton was featured on Style Me Pretty here.

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super star//04/14/2016

i remember when my kids were little bitty babies and how there was never a moment of sitting still.  and this little super star and her family reminded of those amazing and activity filled years.  there was no sitting or holding or standing or laying down for this one. it was go go go all the way and she lasted the entire session.  she played, she ran, she ran some more, she explored, she got wet, she had fun and that is all she needed to do, have fun.  this little super star with her amazing parents and a whole lotta love was a whole lotta fun.  if you would like some amazing family photos capturing the fun and love in your family, just email me at wendylaurelphoto@gmail.com.

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Like a Fox//04/08/2016

The day before I shot this couple I was walking on the beach with my daughter. Out of nowhere, she turned to me and said, “Redheads are sly and sneaky like foxes.”  I burst out laughing because I have some redhead friends who would love to hear this.  She then qualified and said, “well, the girls are gorgeous but the boys, like foxes.”  The fox statement became our running joke through the photo shoot the next morning when i told Lisa and Cyrus.  Gorgeous, but like a fox.

contax 645 + canon 1v — shot at my house.

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