Several yeas ago, I met Vanessa one morning teaching yoga at Yoga Oceanside.
She walked into class and had this beautifully confident presence about her.
I was curious.
After a few weeks, we began talking and my were there so many spaces to connect around.
We chatted over smoothies and her magnificence was released.
She was a badass life empowerment coach that coached others in doing the same for their very clients.
She has dedicated her life to inspiring others to tune into their purpose,
find clarity and truly just go out there and be the badass self they are!
Ekkkk, does that sound amazing or what?
A few times throughout the year she hosts these weekend retreats, #soulsistermastermind
for the incredible souls she coaching to get together, mastermind, eat yummy foods, celebrate life, womanhood
and truly bond and support one another!
I documented two of them last year in Laguna Beach, California!
But my goodness, has there been a shift!
This magical soul just hosted her #soulsistermastermind in Kauai, Hawaii!
It took place in a surreal mansion overlooking the coastline and expensive ocean.
Breakfast and lunch were healthy meals created by local chefs, infused with yoga and fitness,
masterminding and 30 minute photo sessions with myself with of each the ladies!
My, was that so very fun! For the first time, I actually got to shoot Vanessa herself and my was it an honor.
Vanessa, you inspire me each and everyday.
Thank you for being so real, so honest and living your truth so powerfully that it enlightens me to do the same!
And thank you to alllllll the phenomenal ladies I got to document;
Sarah, Tammy, Natasha, Josie, Vanessa, Jeanne and Alex (Vanessa's incredible husband).
Each of you are truly such an inspiration!
This duo. Ah, are they ever so inspiring.
As life does so with bringing incredible souls into one another lives, we connected.
The connection expanded.
And just recently expanded to me meeting her wonderful hubby as we adventured to Hawaii to join Vanessa at the #soulsistermastermind retreat she was hosting in the ever so magical Kauai (side note, please, please do yourself a favor and adventure there). Immediately, it was like I had known him for just as long as I had known her.
His love for her, my, was it understand immediately.
He expression of missing her,
of adoring her,
of being inspired by her,
of his kids love for her, o
f her external beauty,
of her badass inner nature that radiates out to all those she comes into contact,
of her love for adventure and exploring.
Ah, it was ever so inspiring listening to him express his gratitude for this soul that has become his life partner, his wife!
While on the magical island, we of course had to take so romantic portraits.
And, well, here is just one of the many ridiculously adorable time capsules.
Here are a few of my favorite scenic time capsules documented while adventuring around the island!