hawaii maui swimmers seastars tide pool ocean tropical
A straight line of red buoys stretchin across the placid blue waters of a lake, with mountains, clouds and blue sky in the backround
silhouettes sunset beach people costa rica dominical
pine trees silhouettes sunset road roadtrip washington
orange sunset tropical ocean beach mountain hawaii maui
sunset desert sky orange arizona
dark blue sunset ocean beach costa rica santa teresa

I want—  To do with you what spring does with the cherry trees. —Pable Neruda


Here are a few of my favorite photos! None of my photography is re-touched or altered in any way (other than sizing).

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surfers checking waves at Kahului Harbor, Maui

Early morning surf check with friends.

smiling girl on sandy beach

Sunny afternoons in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica.

Libano Waterfall, Costa Rica

A secret gem near the shores of Lake Arenal.

horses on the beach in Tamarindo, Costa Rica

Horses, cowboys and sunsets on Tamarindo beach.

misty forest and a hiker in Poli Poli State Park, Maui, USA

The misty beauty of the forest on the side of Haleakala volcano.

dancing girl by the lake in Oakland, California, USA

Summertime feelings near the lake.

a pair of mud-spatter legs facing an ocean valley near the Hana Rd, Maui, USA

A secret hike down the ridges to the shoreline, Hana Hwy.

man standing on the edge of a tide pool on the West side, Maui, USA

After scrambling down sheer cliffs with ropes, we came to this stunning tide pool.

girl and her surfboard with waves in the background,Kahului Harbor, Maui, USA

That moment when your stomach has butterflies and your heart is bursting with love for the sport and the ocean.

a little girl hugging a donkey in the desert, Sonoita, Arizona, USA

A girl and her donkey, in the desert.

a woman whipping her wet hair back, in the ocean near Beach 69, Big Island, Hawaii, USA

Reveling in the cool waters on a hot day.

a little boy fishing in a tidal pool near Kailua-Kona, Big Island, Hawaii, USA

Fishing a puddle outside of Kona town, Hawaii.

father and sun watching a fiery sunset inTamarindo, Costa Rica

Sunsets on the shores of Costa Rica are always, always, always lovely.

a girl and a dog resting next to a tennis court in the deep jungle nearLake Arenal, Costa Rica

Tennis break in the jungle on the shores of Lake Arenal, Costa Rica.

a woman's face mostly obscured by a giant leaf nearWest side, Maui, USA

Deep in the jungle in the West Maui mountains.

misty forest and hiker in the Poli Poli State Park, Maui, USA

The misty forest on the slopes of Haleakala volcano.

Aloha, my name is Jasmine.

I'm a freelance writer, editor, and content creator based out of Maui, Hawai'i, USA.

I travel the world, write, take photos, surf, and hike!