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Making a Difference one Wedding at a Time

Giving Back

‘Tis the season of giveaways but I feel a strong pull towards giving back instead. Here is what I’m doing for ALL weddings booked in 2019, yes the ENTIRE year.  10% of all money I earn from weddings and elopements will be donated to 2 Hawaii based non-profits (divided equally).  To the island that raised me (Kaua’i) and the island I will call home in May (Oahu).  If you are one of my couples who have already booked me for 2019 or if you are considering me, know that 10% of YOUR money will go towards these 2 foundations. 
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1. Waipa Foundation, Kauai.

YOUR money will help sustain and perpetuate the Ahupua’a of Waipa on the island of Kauai, which restores the land used in the farming of crops such as Kalo (taro), fishponds which will ensure that future generations will be able to fish for themselves, and involves the community which ensures that the children will grow up knowing and understanding their responsibility in caring for the land and PROTECTING it.

To learn more about the

WAIPA FOUNDATION

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Photo of the beach near The Sheraton Poipu Kauai

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2) Feeding Hawaii Together, Oahu.

YOUR money will help feed children and families of Oahu.  In Hawaii it simply isn’t enough to have 1 job and feed your children.  Hawaii has the 6th highest rate of poverty in the country.  Approximately 18,930 children are among families who live below the federal poverty line, thats simply too many.  Feeding Hawaii Together enables people who cannot afford meals to shop for exactly what they need.  This gives them the autonomy and dignity to choose what they want to eat.

To learn more about

FEDDING HAWAII TOGETHER

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The Why Behind It All

When I was little I didn’t really have an idea of what I wanted to be.  Most kids will say that they always wanted to be a artist, or fireman, or nurse or a teacher.  I didn’t want to BE anything, but I do remember that I wanted to make the world a better place.  Such a simple feeling I had as a 8 year old kid that never really left me. I feel like my whole life I’ve been saying to myself, “one day when I’m rich ill give back”. It’s true that rich people have the means to give ALOT more than regular people.  Well, I’ll be 34 in February and I’m not rich, not even close.  I’ve come to terms that I will never be a millionaire not even a 1/8 millionaire!  So can either wait until I’m “rich enough to give back”, or do something now with whatever I have.   I’m may be a dreamer but I’m also a realist, so I choose the latter.  So if you are searching for a Hawaii or California Wedding Photographer AND happen to love my work, I do hope that my mission in giving back resonates with your truth. 

 

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