Day Light Mind Coffee Company
I got to have the pleasure of seeing Day Light Mind's newest menu change. It is a restaurant located in both downtown Kailua, and in the queens shops in Waikoloa. They offer a little bit of everything, from perfectly roasted coffee to the freshest ingredients to the best view in town, Day Light Mind is a place not to be missed.
"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away." ~Maya Angelou
I got to have the privilege of spending a day with this lovely lady, Jenny. I helped out as her ground crew for Green Sands as she kayak's the Big Island solo. It is inspiring to be around someone that has the guts to do what this amazing lady is doing. Tackling giant swells, heavy winds and rough terrain. Jenny is learning what it's like to be a tiny speck in the vast blue ocean.
Krystal checks out the broken rudder.
The morning I was set to join the ground crew I got a call from Krystal, Jenny's right hand gal, she told me that Jenny was having rudder problems and was missing the pin that keeps the rudder study for steering. This meant Jenny was making her way south without any steering. Leaving her at the mercy of the waves. Krystal had scouted a closer spot to bring Jenny in so we could fix her rudder before she made the difficult journey around Green Sand's beach. With the winds on her side, Jenny made it in safely. We ate lunch and waiting on Boz, the man with the rudder pin.
Boz shows up with prefect timing and Jenny is off to the boat ramp of Greens Sands. While the three of us caravan down the shore line. Four wheeling over lava rock and dusty dirt roads.
With the wind on her side, Jenny made it to the ramp before her ground crew. We showed up just in time to see her smiling from her kayak as she approached the ramp.
A happy crew of people, feeling accomplished.
"My fishing pole tells me how hard the wind is blowing." Jenny tells me as she whistles to demonstrate.
Krystal takes jeep owner ship to a new level.
Love is a temporary madness,
it erupts like volcanoes and then subsides.
And when it subsides you have to make a decision.
You have to work out whether your roots have so entwined together
that it is inconceivable that you should ever part.
Because this is what love is.
Love is not breathlessness,
it is not excitement,
it is not the promulgation of eternal passion.
That is just being "in love" which any fool can do.
Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away,
and this is both an art and a fortunate accident.
Those that truly love, have roots that grow towards each other underground,
and when all the pretty blossom have fallen from their branches,
they find that they are one tree and not two._
Couple: Tucker and Anna McElroy
Photographer: Cassidy Wayant and Justin Summers
Music: Dennis Garcia
Haku lei and Bouquet: Cassidy Wayant
Diary Of a Bus
October 1, 2015, My boyfriend, Justin and I, moved off grid into a bus. Follow our #lifeonabus on instragam at Casscity.
Getting Ready for I Do's
The Little Princess
One of the smallest, simplest, and yet most beautiful wedding I have gotten to attend. I shot the wedding on my vintage Minolta camera in black and white film.
It's always a pleasure to get to shoot beautiful Brigid. First time, mother to be, Brigid has a beautiful glow about her with only weeks left to wait on baby Eliana. A beautiful women and a gorgeous soul. Brigid is going to make a wonderful mother.
I chose to photograph her in the greenery of the cloud forest up Kaloko because of her earthy spirit. On our way down the volcano, We made a detour to Old A's beach park just in time for sunset. Her laid back natures makes it such a joy to photograph her and I can't wait to meet Baby Eliana. I have a feeling she will also love being in front of a camera.
North Carolina Heritage. Colorado Born. Aloha Spirit. Cayman Island Living.