We caught up with one of the most inspiring ladies we know, Tara of The Lady Slider. This quadruple threat (photog, stylist, consultant, and all around badass) is based in Hawaii and is a creative genius. She captures the beauty of Hawaii in her photographs and we were lucky enough to have her shoot our MIKOH MINI campaign. Not to mention, she just self taught herself to fly a drone. She captured the below photos of the cutest little baby and momma duo we have seen. Scroll to the bottom to see a sneak peek of MIKOH MINI from the Polynesia Collection (coming soon).
Her positive energy is infectious and her original point of a view behind a sense captures intimate and special moments. We caught up with her in Hawaii to get an inside look inside the mind of The Lady Slider.
Portraits of Tara by Sergio Buss
1. WHEN DID YOU START TAKING PHOTOS? FAVORITE JOB TO DATE?
I’ve had a love affair with photography my whole life. It was always on again off again until I started my blog 5 years ago and began taking photos more seriously. My favorite jobs usually aren’t jobs. I especially love working on my art photography (queue coconut trees and waves). I also love getting together with a bunch of other creatives and shooting editorials. I love the freedom and energy that comes from those shoots. You can get as wild as you want and work collaboratively without the pressure of delivering a particular kind of imagery for a client.
2. DREAM DESTINATION?
3. WHERE IS YOUR FAVORITE PLACE YOU HAVE EVER TRAVELED TO?
It’s hard to call a particular destination my favorite. It’s like having 5 kids and having to decide on which one you like best. Everywhere I’ve been has taught me something different and the people, culture, food, and environment are all so unique. And there are still so many places I want to travel to!
4. GO TO MIKOH PIECE?
Does the Kailua Wetsuit count?
5. THREE THINGS ALWAYS IN YOUR BEACH BAG?
Water, Sunscreen, Camera
6. HIDDEN TALENT? (BESIDES YOUR DRONE FLYING SKILLS)
If I’ve got a talent I ain’t hiding it! Hahah.. unfortunately I don’t think I have any sort of hidden talent. What you see is what you get!
7. WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN FIVE YEARS?
Hopefully in early retirement and/or finding out and living life with a trust fund. Haha.