things have been a little nutty around here... i've got two weeks left in brooklyn, before heading to Hawaii with my partner for march, april, + may to have our daughter. there's so many little things to take care of like subletting my apt. for 3 months, finding a dog sitter, packing, + in the middle of it all having tons of client meetings + photoshoots. climbing up + down subway stairs + platforms is getting less + less fun... especially when lugging around a laptop, wedding albums, + photo gear. i'm really looking forward to a little hawaiian r+r, + the slower pace of life that island time offers. plus i'll finally have some time to do a massive web overhaul + portfolio update before the lil' one arrives. i took the photos above on my last trip to hawaii. i met nadine (my model) at a dinner party... i told her a plan of wanting to do some underwater shoots + she was totally down for anything, despite having never modeled before. she did amazing huh? i'm always wanting to push to keep shooting for myself. it gets harder + harder the busier one gets, but i think it's so important to keep your vision fresh + your passion fueled. what are you doing for yourself lately?