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WE MOVED! First week in California
WE MOVED! First week in California

This pacific island girl has moved to the California coast! And my life looks wildly different than it did last year. Heck, it's a stark contrast from my life just a few months ago. Some big milestones and life goals were met -- wowowee -- and there are even bigger...

AmSam crew in Hawaii
AmSam crew in Hawaii

Met up with some of our AmSam friends during our layover in Hawai’i. I love that our connection to our AmSam crew is so strong because of our shared experiences in Samoa. Time and space may have separated us over the years but we’ve had such an amazing community, and...

Underwater Mama
Underwater Mama

Black and white edits of some maternity pics that Ian shot of me at almost 32 weeks pregnant with Alava. And some random color edits I liked as well of most of the same pics.

Life Lately: 5 months of change and evolution
Life Lately: 5 months of change and evolution

Helloooo there. It's meeeee. Nerelleeeee. It has been a hoot of a while — and I have missed this space of mine to document my ever-changing life, romanticizing it in a way, and to express my gratitudes in words and images. A summary of the most inexplicably changing...

Coconut Point sunrise with Alava
Coconut Point sunrise with Alava

It felt so good to be back home. Everything was just as it was. Except it wasn't. Same same but different. Coconut Point. Sunrise. Me and Ian. Different how? We have been joined by our sweet darling baby Alava. We moved out of our place at Coconut Point, the cutest...

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American Samoa for Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter peaceful protest — American Samoa stands in solidarity with BLM & justice for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and SO many others.

When Two Worlds Collide: Elaine and Fernando Coura

Last weekend, Saturday May 12th, was a day for the cosmos. Two bright young worlds collided, and became one. She’s from American Samoa. He’s from Brazil. They met in New Zealand in 2015. This special day is set in the tropical sand of Dominican Republic. Here are a few of my favorite photos from my lens.

DIY Upcycled Tahiti-Inspired 2-Piece Outfit

My best friend was doing a closet clean out, and this bright red puletasi skirt stuck out among the pile, reminding me vividly of French Polynesia.

WE MOVED! First week in California

WE MOVED! First week in California

This pacific island girl has moved to the California coast! And my life looks wildly different than it did last year. Heck, it's a stark contrast from my life just a few months ago. Some big milestones and life goals were met -- wowowee -- and there are even bigger...

AmSam crew in Hawaii

AmSam crew in Hawaii

Met up with some of our AmSam friends during our layover in Hawai’i. I love that our connection to our AmSam crew is so strong because of our shared experiences in Samoa. Time and space may have separated us over the years but we’ve had such an amazing community, and...

Underwater Mama

Underwater Mama

Black and white edits of some maternity pics that Ian shot of me at almost 32 weeks pregnant with Alava. And some random color edits I liked as well of most of the same pics.

Coconut Point sunrise with Alava

Coconut Point sunrise with Alava

It felt so good to be back home. Everything was just as it was. Except it wasn't. Same same but different. Coconut Point. Sunrise. Me and Ian. Different how? We have been joined by our sweet darling baby Alava. We moved out of our place at Coconut Point, the cutest...

Living proof in the tropics

Living proof in the tropics

A throwback to an undeniably gorgeous day in Tutuila. My new yellow LifeProof FRĒ case arrived in the mail and it was the perfect day to break it out for an outdoor ocean adventure. I packed my snorkel and mask in our wet bag, along with some bevvies and my pole...

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