Monday, February 13, 2012

Magazine Cover and TV Appearance


I think we had about 10 different people ask if we gave up on the blog in the past week, so I am pretty sure it's time to update!

Thanks to all you guys who keep reading and staying in touch with us.  It's been great to see so many of you continue to come back to Maui each year.  It's amazing how many people we have met in our time here and it's awesome to see how many remain friends and continue to check in with us!

Dan and I are having a blast with our business these days.  We just finished out 5 full year in business, and we're happy to say things are continuing to grow all the time.  We are so thankful to all of you who have stood by us all along this journey, especially all of our family.  It's going to be another exciting year, who knows where 2012 will take us.

It's whale season again, which means we get to swim with whales.  It's only about half way through, but it's been magical already.  I think we have some of our best whale images to date, check them out by clicking here Latest Works.  I'll include our favorite two below, one is a non whale shot that we took after a long day during a beautiful sunset...  (click on the titles to see them larger on our website)

Orange Dream

Baby In Flight

One of the biggest updates of late start with the Jan/Feb issue of the Maui Magazine also called the Maui No Ka Oi Magazine.  They contacted us a few months ago and asked if we could shoot some pictures for an article they were writing for the issue.  By the time we were finished the magazine had decided to make the article the feature and give it 10 pages in order to display all the images that they loved - Plus they gave us the cover!  Click on the links below for more info:

The title of the article is Liquid Assets, you can preview the issue and see most of the pictures.  Plus you can also grab a copy for $3 but you better hurry before it's gone - it's the Jan/Feb 2012 issue.

The other exciting news is that our little TV appearance on "Wild About Animals" continues to air and we meet people all the time who saw us on TV.  What is ever better is that our Uncle actually found that it went Viral!  So if you never got a chance to see the episode you can watch below:

If you're having trouble or want to see it larger, click here for the YouTube link.

I think almost everyone who sees the episode teases me for saying "poop in my wetsuit," but it was a lot of fun and hopefully it will help lead to some more TV appearances.

In other news, Dan and I got to dive with two guys we really look up to earlier this month.  We spent a day on the water with David Fleetham and Marty Snyderman looking for dolphins and diving a bit on Lanai.  If you have a second google those two names...  While not only very nice guys, they are two of the best Underwater Photographers in the world.  Needless to say, we had a great day and learned a lot from two great guys that just happen to be living legends in our field!  

Lets see, everything else is going great; Gwen is teaching preschool still and is more than half way finished with her Masters class in education and Mango is huge!  Another cousin of ours, Michelle, moved out the island and can be found as the manager at Maui Brew Company.  Plus our Mom has been here for over a year and still loves it, I don't think she'll ever leave.  Oh yeah, cousin Amy is pregnant!  Amy is our cousin who has lived here with us the whole time, she's also Michelle's sister.  (We have a huge family - Mom is one of 11...)

We're seriously trying to get traveling again.  We might even add a travel link on the website so that we can start recruiting you guys to come with us again.  It's been far to long since we've got on a new adventure.  We're thinking Galapagos, Bonaire, Bahamas and Guadeloupe just to name a few...

Lastly, we're excited to be playing hockey again.  Dan and I joined a roller hockey league on Maui and we play a few times a week.  (There isn't a lot of ice on Maui.)  It has been a ton of fun to meet new people and to get back to sport that we loved growing up.  We actually convinced Mike to come out to Oahu in April so that he could play in a tournament with us too, it's going to be just like old times.  In fact, I think our Dad is even going to fly out here and hang out with us for the tournament too.  It should be a lot of fun.

I'll try and write again soon!  Thanks for staying in touch and thanks for reading.  We couldn't be living our dreams without all of your support.