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Wahine | Part I

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!




  1. Mariana Herrera Mosli

    Gina, these are so colorful & wonderful! Looks like so much fun! Hope you’ve been doing great…miss you!

  2. Emily Steffen

    UM…GINA…these black and whites are TO DIE FOR! 🙂 YOu have such radiant talent! 🙂 LOVE YOU!

  3. Julie Greer

    LOVE LOVE LOVE!! Amazing pictures!

  4. Laura Ivanova

    I absolutely adore these images, Gina. I’d say you nailed it!

  5. Dana Laymon

    golly i love this shoot! it speaks to the beach girl at heart in me! you did such an awesome job!

  6. Bethany

    These shots are STINKIN’ amazing. No joke!!

  7. Victoria Derrick

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

  8. Gina

    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!

  9. Joy Lengyel

    Wow! You totally nailed it! Great work!

  10. Christina Moodie

    Dyng Gina. These are beautiful!

  11. Shefali Lindsey

    WOW!!! Gina, these are AMAZING!!! Seriously, spectacular images. These say “Roxy” all over!

  12. Maggie

    In high school I pretty much only wore Roxy. You captured it exactly. Love.