I had a really great time yesterday spending the whole day with Raelina Krikston, chief creative of Haiikuu Designs and Leon Villagomez, who runs his own business and teaches photography at HSU. Haiikuu is a boutique design company exclusively serving cannabis brands that are practicing sustainable farming. Toku Flower Co. is a soon- to- launch herbal pre-roll company and I was lucky enough to get asked to do some promotional images for the brand. I love that Raelina has such a creative bent when going about doing brand design; working with her is definitely not what I would expect from a “commercial” gig. I love being able to get really explorative during our sessions. She also has a very calming and opening presence that makes her extremely easy to work with. I’m very fortunate to have found this connection right here in Humboldt County, when I’ve previously mostly been networking in Southern California for modeling work. Raelina and I have plans to get together regularly and the Toku brand soft launch is scheduled for the end of the month- so stay tuned to see what we've been working on!!