Photography by Julia Kathleen
It was so fun to finally get some shots of our Kauai home - by none other than our incredibly talented wedding photographer, Julia Kathleen! The night of our wedding, Daniel and I made a promise to each other that within one year, we would be living on Kauai. Both of us have been coming to the island with our families since we were kids, and since dating have basically spent every ounce of our time off on this little rock in the middle of the Pacific. Little did we know, a few months later our lives would be upended by a global pandemic. We were incredibly fortunate to have been able to use the time during the pandemic to reflect on our careers, our lives and our living situation, and made the decision to stay true to our word and make the big move. It felt pretty aligned that the day we woke up from completing the mandatory 14 day quarantine , also happened to also be our 1 year wedding anniversary!
We feel so fortunate to have found this incredible house on the North Shore of Kauai to rent - it has great bones and we were able to make some really impactful and renter-friendly changes such as paint, new lighting and vinyl floor stickers in the kitchen. A lot of the furniture we actually brought from our San Francisco home - it was a fun, creative challenge for me to repurpose what we had, and then add pieces here and there to give it a new personality and aesthetic in this home!