Neyva and Elezaldy Engagement at Kailua Beach

Kailua Beach, Kailua

Neyva came to visit her fiance while he was stationed in Honolulu and thought it would be a perfect opportunity to have their engagement photos taken. She fell in love with Kailua Beach and really wanted to have her photos taken at that location - which posed a slight problem. Kailua Beach is very popular and half-naked sunbathers don't make the most attractive background objects. In the end, we were able to find some great spots for their romantic beach photos and we were all thrilled with the way that their photos turned out.

Beattie Family Newborn Portrait with Baby Jason

Baby Jason was born June 8, 2018 and welcomed home by a loving family. Big sister, Gracelynn and big brother, Daniel were ready and waiting to smother their new baby brother with hugs and kisses. There is so much love in this family that it is obvious to see in every photo. Moments like these are so special and I am so blessed to be able to capture these newborn moments forever. 

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MacNeil Family Vacation Photography at Hoʻomaluhia Botanical Gardens

The MacNeil's were excited to have their photos taken off the beach, somewhere fun that showcases a different side of Hawaiʻi. So I suggested one of my favorite spots in Kāneʻohe, a lush, green botanical garden with stunning views of the Koʻolau Mountains.

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Ramirez Family Vacation Photography at Ko Olina

Ko Olina, Honouliuli

 

14 family members on a family vacation to Hawaiʻi is not an easy task, but Leslie managed to coordinate everyone's schedule for a fun family photo session on the beach. Grandparents with the little ones. Siblings having fun on the beach. Young love with growing families. Every little moment and everything in between. 

I've been back to this same spot a few times over the past couple of months, not only because it is a secluded beach location, or that it is conveniently located close to the Ko Olina Resorts, but because it is a beautiful spot with the Waiʻanae Coast in the background.

McCart Vow Renewal Ceremony at Ko Olina

Ko Olina, Honouliuli

 

Lisa and Kevin planned a family vacation to Hawaiʻi to celebrate their wedding anniversary and coordinated a very intimate ceremony on the beach to renew their wedding vows. 20 years of marriage and a beautiful family including a 6 month old granddaughter are a couple great reasons to celebrate. We were blessed to have the entire beach to ourselves and took advantage of that opportunity to capture some great moments and family photos.

Hallie and Christopher Engagement Photography at Waiʻalae Beach Park

Waiʻalae Beach Park, Waiʻalae

Hallie booked her flight from Mississippi to visit her boyfriend who has been stationed here in the Army. Little did she know that upon arrival, Christopher had bigger plans for her time here. After a surprise proposal, we scheduled an engagement photo session. I absolutely love how fun they were to work with. Just look at our photos from their session. So in love with nothing but the rest of their lives ahead.

Admani Couple Photograpy at Ala Moana Beach Park

Ala Moana Beach Park, Honolulu

 

Shehla and Sohail were in Hawaiʻi on their one year anniversary and were looking for something special to remember their time in paradise.

Sunset photos on the beach.

They were looking for something a little more intimate and romantic, and as luck would have it the beach was empty. Only a couple fishermen along the seawall and another couple on one end taking photos. The rain earlier in the day had chased away the crowds and the cloudy sky left over from the storm earlier painted the sky with the most gorgeous sunset I have seen. We just took advantage of the moment and snapped some beautiful photos of this stunning couple. I don't think I have ever had such an amazing opportunity at one of Oʻahu's busiest beaches.

VanZant Couple Photography at Ala Moana Beach Park

Ala Moana Beach Park, Honolulu

 

First time visiting Hawaiʻi? What better way to remember such an amazing vacation than a fun photo session on the beach.

Karin reached out a couple months ago to set up a time for photos with her husband, and I was excited to recommend a few great ideas for their photo session. Karin and her husband Nathan were so cute together. They are the type of couple that naturally has fun together and truly love each other - which makes my job easy. Just see for yourself

Whitney Honeymoon Session

Kahanamoku Beach, Waikīkī

 

Honeymoon + sunset + white sandy beach = perfect opportunity for romantic photographs.

Rock and Lia were here in Hawaiʻi on their honeymoon and I was over excited to photograph this beautiful couple. The two were so in love and a lot of fun to work with. We made our way down the beach and finished up our photo session at the Ala Wai Boat Harbor just in time for the sunset. I am often hesitant to  walk across the jetty at the harbor during photo sessions because it isn't the easiest to walk over. But when I asked Lia if she was up for the challenge, she immediately looked at me with an affirmative look and said that she was an island-girl - of course. I love couples like them, so easy to work with, and so much fun to spend time with.

Soldan Family Session

Waiʻalae Beach Park, Waiʻalae

 

Last minute and impromptu photo sessions are always the best. I think the spur of the moment fun is truly beautiful and a lot of fun to capture. Roy and Erika were sitting on the beach in Waikiki thinking about how they could capture their growing family on their last vacation as a family of three. Luckily we were able to coordinate a time for photos because this session was a lot of fun.

I have to give little Alexa credit for going along with this plan. At first she wasn't feeling it, but I was confident that after warming up she would give us the biggest smiles. 

Roberts-Maynard Portrait Session

Kakaʻako, Honolulu

 

The streets of Kakaʻako and its wall murals create a fun and lively setting for a photo session. Walking around with Denise and Al was nothing short of fun and lively. This beautiful couple was a lot of fun to work with and we had a lot of great laughs during our stroll through Kakaʻako. After taking in all of the color and artwork, we made our way to the beach to wrap it up with our feet in the sand and our sun in our faces.