Hi babes, Kiana here!
In 2017, my passion was heightened when I made photography my profession and acquired flight benefits from my awesome flight attendant brother! Armed with a camera and blessed with the ability to travel virtually anywhere at anytime, I was inspired to write a blog about this amazing life I get to call my own. Originally about my quest to live life to the fullest through travel, The Standby Diary is now an all-in-one lifestyle destination. And I’m so excited to say that I get to bring Midori Bikinis along for the ride to keep me feeling free, confident, and inspired!
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My Business living near the hustle and bustle of LA has given me access to all the opportunity I need to thrive in this area of my life. My career began at a creative talent agency in Santa Monica working in talent management, brand accounts, creative production, and travel partnerships.
Developing my skills with a startup at the rise of the social media age really paved the way for me to be able to do what I love today. After my agency experience, I was blessed with an opportunity to work for a brand and business woman that paralleled many of my own aspirations. Eventually, that exposure inspired my inner entrepreneurial spirit. In September 2017, I started my own photography and influencer relations business. Now, I travel the world alongside influencers and other creatives to create content for brands in collaboration with The Standby Diary.
Home Sweet HomeBalance has been a huge focus for me recently and I’m blessed to have a good understanding of the things that bring me back down to earth when I get caught up in this grand life I’m chasing. Although I travel a lot and my days often blur together between adventures, I’ve always been most drawn to home and routine. I even still get home sick on most every trip.
I crave my bed, my go-to restaurants just minutes from my house, and that perfect Southern California weather. To find my balance amidst all of chaos of living out of a suitcase, I have a few things that give me a sense of peace and security while I’m home.
Health and Fitness
This keeps me feeling energetic enough to take on life and not to mention, more confident in a bikini! As you can imagine, being home makes sticking to my routine so much easier, but my blog will elaborate on diet and fitness tips abroad too! Read more on The Standby Diary.
It strengthened my mental toughness and resilience when my team suffered heartbreaking losses and season-ending injuries. It brought me life-long friendships, unforgettable memories and some of my best years. Volleyball has always been a friend - there when I needed excitement, distraction, adventure, and tough love.