She was born and raised in Kyrgyzstan and has lived in the most interesting places. In a few months, she and her family will be wrapping up their days here, and she really wanted to get some pictures of her and her little Mila with hakus and leis by the ocean. Because, you know, #hawaii. She'd put it off for ages because of the rain, but we finally picked a Monday evening and said we'd go through with it, rain or not.
Some stuff you plan. As for the rest, you just cross your fingers and hope for the best. Thankfully (for our gear), the pregnant skies held back their deluge, and for a few moments, the woods were bathed in brilliant honey-gold evening light.