Happy, ocean obsessed, adventure seeking, puppy loving couple living the dream in Fiji. Always excited to get to know like-minded couples! 

Walking on the beach, on a beautiful day in November 2005, we met with sand between our toes and high hopes of fun waves. Neither of us can remember how the surf was, but it was the beginning of “us”, so it was definitely a GOOD day! 10 years later, we’ve moved from one island paradise (Hawaii) to another and are happy to call Fiji home. Far away from all the noise, we enjoy our little sugar shack with our two perfect pups! We’re still living life in love, and always have high hopes of good surf!  

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Stuff We Love

The Ocean

Above and below, we love it all.

We met with our toes in the sand and the waves calling our names.  The ocean is a part of who we are.

To us, a puppy is a puppy no matter what age!

Our pups: Mochi & Bills bring so much joy to our lives!  We can't get enough puppy time!

Puppies

This addictive hobby brought us together.  We were both headed out for a surf when our paths crossed.  When we aren't shooting weddings and underwater sessions, we're out with Fiji Surf Co. shooting traveling surfers.  

Surfing

We've been bitten by the travel bug.  We're so blessed to call Fiji home and we're ready to explore it all, but there is a big beautiful world out there just waiting to host our next adventure!

Travel

Behind the Lens

LIA & STU

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I've always needed a creative outlet. From being drawn to all art classes in school, to making my own clothes and jewelery, to pretty pictures, I always love to create! 

I Love to Create!

 I was a gymnast growing up but once I reached high school it was time to move on. That's when I fell into water polo. It's a good thing I did because it took me to school in Hawaii and that is where Stu and I met.  Now Surfing is my sport of choice!

Always been Athletic

Dark chocolate is my weakness! I have a major sweet tooth which I'm learning to control, but I can't resist dark chocolate!

Dark Chocolate

I LOVE animals. I wish I could just cuddle them all. Even the fierce and dangerous ones look cute and cuddly to me! 

I LOVE Animals!

I'd only used my passport once before we moved to Fiji. I guess we just jump into things all or nothing. Since the move to Fiji I've added a few stamps to my collection but always want more!!

An almost empty passport

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Fun Facts about Lia

STU COMES FROM A BIG MUSICAL FAMILY! HE LOVES IMPROMPTU JAM SESSIONS ANYWHERE AND EVERYWHERE! HAVE A REQUEST? IF HE'S HEARD IT, HE CAN PROBABLY FIGURE OUT HOW TO PLAY IT ON THE SPOT! HE'S COOL LIKE THAT.

Stu & his Guitar

I'M THE YOUNGEST OF 7 CHILDREN AND THE ONLY ONE LIVING OUT OF THE STATES. MOM KEEPS ASKING WHEN WE'RE MOVE BACK.  

The Baby

I PLAYED THE TROMBONE IN HIGH SCHOOL BAND AND SANG IN THE SCHOOL CHOIR. I BROKE THE MOLD OF BEING JUST A HIGH SCHOOL JOCK AND EVEN LANDED THE LEAD IN THE SCHOOL MUSICAL.

The Choir/Band Boy

THE PART OF MY BRAIN THAT LEARNS NEW LANGUAGES JUST WORKS. I SPEAK FIJIAN, ROTUMAN, AND TUVALUAN AND LOVE TEACHING OTHERS WHO ARE KEEN TO LEARN. I WOULD LOVE TO DEVELOP A LANGUAGE APP TO HELP OTHERS LEARN!

Foreign Languages

I TALK IN MY SLEEP. IT'S MOSTLY INCOHERENT RAMBLINGS, BUT SOMETIMES YOU CAN HAVE A FULL ON CONVERSATION WITH ME IF YOU'RE LUCKY.   

Talking in My Sleep

I WENT TO HIGH SCHOOL WHERE THEY FILMED BACK TO THE FUTURE! MY CLAIM TO FAME IS THAT YOU CAN SEE MY LOCKER IN THE BACKGROUND OF ONE OF THE SCENES ;)

Back to the Future

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Fun Facts about Stu

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