Wahine | Part I

July 17, 2012
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In February 2011, I met this awesome girl named Noel in Vegas at the Making Things Happen Intensive we had during WPPI. This woman’s vision blew me away. Not only because she was this tall, beautiful and crazy talented professional Sand volleyball player, but her heart shined straight through the ceiling. She described her vision for where she wanted to take her business, her Wahine Beach Volleyball Club. I could see it SO clearly and as I coached  AAU basketball (same age of her club teams) it completely struck a chord within me. I knew she would do it. But who knew that a year and a half later I would be with this exact club and as she envisioned, embarking on the first big Girls Making Waves trip in Kauai. Noel brought me in on this trip to capture the true essence of her Wahine. Literally her email consisted of “Hey, I want to shoot my team like a Roxy Ad” and I replied with “Are you kidding me, I might of just peed my pants in excitement!!!!????!!!!!” Noel is in the midst of launching her new brand and website. We shot countless images and video during our time in Kauai. I will talk all about how amazing the trip and this team and what they are about in another post in more detail, but take a peek some of the images created for her brand. I am in love…..as in these all might be canvases in my house soon!




12 thoughts on “Wahine | Part I

  1. *Tear, I miss Kauai! Yeah, I’d say you accomplished “Roxy” alright :). Flat out gorgeous ladies and shots.

  2. Your work is truly amazing and so inspiring! These are such great and so artistic photos… I love the vibe, the happiness and the colors! It’s fabulous! Bravo, Gina!

    P.S.: Considering your great help in the Q&A I would like to ask you… as a beginner in photography (without any formal training)… where should I start! Thank you so much for sharing your inspiring work!

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