simply bloom workshop | oahu, HI

this day. 

i don't even know where to begin... or even if i did, i don't know if my words could ever do it justice. it was just that good. soooooo... while i contemplate what to say next, why don't you take a look at some of the magic that i was able to capture. i'll be back in a minute to dazzle you with my words, i promise. 

i know it's been a long time coming, but i'm so, so excited to finally be able to share these with you. i've been a huge fan of simply bloom's work for quite some time now, so way back when i heard that they would be holding a workshop in hawaii (a little slice of paradise that i'd been longing to re-visit), i jumped at the chance to join them. i mean, c'mon! gleaning from two of your biggest inspirations in one of the most heavenly places on earth? kind of a no-brainer, right?

as per usual (and i would expect nothing less from these two), what we were greeted with on the beach was something out of dream. crashing waves, the softest sand and a billowing teepee, filled to the brim with only the prettiest of things. add in an adorable couple and a frothy mint couture dress and i think you've got what one might call... a winning combination. jill really outdid herself with the styling and rachel and nick made everything come to life while they canoodled as if there weren't eight cameras snapping away. it's a neat thing, to be around such a talented group of people that share the same passion as you do. watching them work, seeing what makes them tick - so interesting and inspiring. 

christine & vania, the experience was truly unlike any other and to be able to shoot alongside and learn from you two beauties was most refreshing. from the moment we met, your arms were open, your smiles bright and your egos...? nowhere in sight. i know the other five ladies would agree with me when i say that you made us feel so very special and your eagerness and enthusiasm to share with us did not go unnoticed. i had an absolute blast with you two, both on the shoot and in the workshop, but also in the in-betweens spent in our car chatting about life, love and of course... instagram. (haha!) you are two of the most genuine ladies with the kindest of hearts and i feel that not only did i come away from this workshop with a whole (huge) wealth of new knowledge, but also two really wonderful girlfriends. keep doing what you do because you're doing it so right. thank you, thank you, thank you. <3

above: a little windblown, covered in sand and salt... but happy just the same. 
below: christine's main man lennon was along for the ride as well. happiest little helper. :)

styling: jill la fleur of la fleur weddings
flowers: yvonne design
hair & makeup: jacque rojas
gown: romona keveza
hairpiece: mignonne handmade
invitation suite: chelsea petaja


  1. Dude. So very pretty. I love the ones on the rocks!

  2. ok you just made my entire week! for real!
    this imagery has a palpable beauty.
    thank you for being so incredibly wonderful, seriously!
    we'll never forget you! :)