It was so special to get a day with my dear friend Rachel who was visiting us from Oakland, California. She is an amazing photographer as well and she was more than willing to support the Maui Goddess Project by being my goddess for the day. I wanted to take her somewhere off the beaten path so I made a connection or two and we found ourselves at the Queen’s Pools. The water was rushing a bit as we skirted along the side of what used to be a more gently flowing stream. The energy was strong but the pools and waterfalls were definitely fit for a Queen. Rachel glowed in the jungle light and her adventurous spirit was a perfect fit for the trek we did together. We are blessed to have her in our lives and her radiance shined through the photos that day.
I honor the Goddess in You Rachel….
Much Love ~ Desiree
As I edit all of the amazing Maui Goddess Project sessions, I usually have a small audience of one very loyal fan…my five year old daughter, Isis Rose. She loves hearing about where I go and who I photograph. She loves looking at all the photos and watches as I blog. She has been asking me to give her a photo session in Iao Valley inspired by Yako’s Goddess Session. She then talked to her closest friend and they both approached on Easter Sunday at a party we attended. I told them I would and sure enough it all came to fruition. I picked them all up from school the other afternoon and the girls immediately asked for their Goddess Session together. We brainstormed on what they wanted to honor in each other and on the earth. They decided on looking at all the flowers on own property, picking a few and leaving them for the fairies in our Fairy Forest. It was one of my favorite sessions yet as they led me through our three acres and were so authentic with each other and with me. I am so honored to show the magic they created with very little help from me other than clicking my camera.
I honor the Goddesses in You ~ Isis Rose & Lucia
The Maui Goddess Project brings wonderful women into my life and it also gives me a chance to honor those who have been there watching me birth this from its beginning. Winsome is one of these amazing women who embodies so much vibrant energy around everything she does. She is such an inspiration and I got the opportunity to hang out with her on the farm she works on capturing the beauty she has created there. She is a huge supporter of Korean Natural Farming techniques where she makes her own “teas” that feed the plants as well as creating her own inoculated soils. Her garden is very healthy and diverse with yummy kale and flowers sprinkled around. I checked out the Tiny House she helped to build out of all recycled materials. We said hello to her horse friend down the road and ended to session with a little BowSpring Yoga. I mean…WoW! What a gift to the universe this girl is. We are also putting imagery together for a 13 Moons Calendar so keep your eyes peeled for that. Thank you Winsome for being a part of my life and truly doing the work to help the community, the island and Mother Earth.
Winsome ~ I honor the Goddess in You