Embrace your Human~ness

This beautiful goddess Joy & I have been waiting awhile for the right time for this Maui Goddess Project Session. Months and months have passed since our initial conversation and shortly after the powerful Scorpio New Moon, we met at the forests edge in Makawao. The sun was gently shining and there was a peace about the woods. When I met Joy, we began talking about her intentions for the session and she expressed that she was simply in the flow. I was feeling the same way and just as I sat her under a sunlight ray¬† peeking through the trees, another Goddess that she knew appeared. Phoebe was having a morning run also processing the New Moon and stopped to join us for a bit. These are the moments when I just relish in the magic of Maui Goddess Project. Both women sat under the golden light giving one another encouragement, love, understanding that was so incredibly powerful and necessary in that moment. We all bonded and I took photos showing the authentic sisterhood that these two goddesses shared so naturally. Phoebe left and Joy & I continued deeper into the forest. We discovered that we are both on the path of fully accepting our souls choice to come to the Earth, be a part of the human experience and go through all the lessons that come with that choice. It isn’t easy at all… It seems easy when we try to think beyond our choices to be here in our form on the planet and yet the beauty is living fully and being a part of it all. As we left the forest, I am sure that Joy & I both came out changed women… women ready to support one another, accept our paths and enjoy life to its fullest.

I Honor the Goddess in You ~ Joy

Much Aloha to you Always,

Desiree

Calling in the Queen’s Love

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

With a Djembe in Her Hand

The beauty of this project is seeing a woman go from her daily role and transform into a whole different woman right before my eyes. This is Angela and we have had the sweetest mama friendship one could ask for. Our daughter’s brought us together and we usually catch up quickly during play dates and early morning drop offs. I was so honored to offer the Goddess Session to her and witnessed this other amazing story she holds in her heart. With the winds of Kahikinui in her hair and a djembe drum in her hands, the way she held herself in front of me was that of a medicine woman… here to heal with her hands and the drum beat she holds in her heart. She danced hula in the soft grasses as they swayed together and I was so blessed to capture this essence of her.

I honor the Goddess in you Angela ~ Much Aloha Desiree

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Play a Little….

Not every woman knows how fun they can be until they let go a little and play. Taking a breath and lightening up a bit can allow this sweetness to come through the eyes. Jen had a pretty rough year and when she called she was ready to play a bit in front of the camera . I was so happy that we did. We both bonded and created a connection with one another through this simple photo session. Thank you Jen for playing and allowing your sweet self to shine through. ~ I honor the Goddess in You Jen

Much Aloha ~ Desiree