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LIFE: Summer Date Night

Friday night “you me, me you” time with my favorite person in the world. Now that we’re mobile, we can start having date night on the road again!

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MEET: Manufanua Thomas

Meet Manufanua Thomas. Malaeloa native, WSU educated. Collaborator on Humans of American Samoa, and self trained artist.

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LIFE: This is MY Blog

Life is happening.
I have been contemplating whether I should post my personal life stories on my blog, or whether I should stick to my photography and travel stories only – but then I realized, it’s my blog.

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SESSIONS: Kelley & Alden (+1) almost there

Another session with Kelley and Alden.
This glowing mom-to-be is due to give birth any day now, and she’s making pregnancy look like a piece of cake!

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Getting Caught Up & Getting Away

Getting caught up with blogging; Scott visits me in American Samoa, and a weekend trip to Samoa. Life on the fringes is the life for me!

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Packing Light for a Long Weekend (in Samoa)

Packing Light for a Long Weekend (in Samoa)

15 MAY 2017 I love long weekend getaways. These little trips are lifesavers. I’ve booked my tickets for a long weekend adventure, island hopping to Samoa. It’s still a couple of weeks away, but I haven’t been back there since last year, so I’m excited to go and eat...

CREATE: DIY Altoids watercolor travel palette

CREATE: DIY Altoids watercolor travel palette

8 MAY 2017 One of my favorite things about art is art supplies. I adore looking at them, using them (obviously) and now making them! I’m currently obsessed with the watercolor medium—how amazing it makes everything look, the way the paint flows wherever the water...

SESSIONS: Kelley & Alden (+1)

SESSIONS: Kelley & Alden (+1)

01 May 2017 At 7 months pregnant, Kelley is still a bombshell in a lavalava. This hot mama and her handsome husband of 7 years are expecting a tama o le motu in June. We spent an afternoon on her home beach attempting to do some underwater photos but after some...

How we help our animals (the fun way)

How we help our animals (the fun way)

19 APR 2017 My last blog post (and first ever podcast!) was a little preview of what Coconut Mutts is and how it got started. But beyond the organization, Coconut Mutts is made up of people who genuinely care. Out of love and compassion for our canine and feline...

Listen: What is Coconut Mutts?

Listen: What is Coconut Mutts?

9 APR 2017 The dog and cat population in American Samoa is almost 100% mutts. Most are hardy and domesticated, living outside and eating any scraps thrown to them. The problem is, there's only one veterinarian clinic in all of American Samoa. It's housed by the...

Sessions: The Lelauti Family

Sessions: The Lelauti Family

Monique is a Coconut Point OG. I’ve known Monique since high school, and I think the last time we saw each other was our high school graduation day. We were both considered "cool nerds” and graduated co-valedictorian. We left the island right after for college in the...

About Nerelle

Born and raised in American Samoa. Loves photography, travel, art, adventures, and living the island life.

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