At the end of the day, portraits are as much about the light as anything else. The light helps craft the story. The folks from DLWS were kind enough to have one of their friends out to model for us and let us tell a classic Hawaiian surfer story. Pualani is a beautiful soul and person. She has a warm spirit, great sense of humor and amazing tolerance for photographers, after all there were about 20 of us with cameras pointed at her. The surf shots are from her second shoot with us.  These images from the reef are using a Pocketwizard MiniTT1 on a Nikon SB-900 using High Speed Sync.


I love her silhouette with the surfboard. I think it makes for a timeless and classic look.


Pualani first shoot with us was at Hanalei Beach.

All images were captured on a Nikon D700 with Lexar UDMA compact flash media.