Family flew in for the holidays from all around the world and Shar wanted to gift her in-laws with the perfect way to remember this special occasion. Family photos on the beach. But don’t let the classic white on blue jeans look fool you. Genuine and goofy are a couple words that come to mind when I look back at this extended family.Read More
For a fifteen-year-old girl fortunate enough to celebrate one, her Quinceañera celebration is nothing short of magical. For Alex, her family decided to fly to Hawaiʻi for her Quinceañera portraits.Read More
Eunice decided to surprise her in-laws with a great Christmas present on their first vacation to Hawaiʻi. Sunrise in Waikīkī was an obvious choice, and we were able to split our time between the beach and Kapiʻolani Park.Read More
Gosh, this family was so much fun! Abbie, Etta, and Kaia were all so much fun. And why wouldn’t a family from Ontario, Canada have fun in the warm sun and sandy beaches?Read More
Ruby and her husband reached out to me to capture their family vacation photos during their time in Honolulu. This was their sonʻs first trip to Hawaiʻi and a very memorable one.Read More
Barbara had reached out to me for family photos during her upcoming trip to Waikīkī. This would be the first trip to Hawaiʻi for her daughter and a photo of her family would be a perfect way to remember this special vacation.Read More
One year ago, I had the opportunity to take maternity photos with Emily and Don during their vacation here in Hawaiʻi. This year, they planned their trip again but this time with baby Michael along for the ride.Read More
The Lucas family recently relocated to Hawaiʻi for work and have quickly acclimated to the local lifestyle here. And during the recent holiday season, family photos on the beach were a great way to show off their new home to family and friends across the sea.Read More
The Bennett Family had an amazing opportunity for a family vacation in Hawaiʻi as a part of their son’s wish with The Make-A-Wish Foundation. Their trip included activities and adventures that took them around the island, however one of their more important moments came during our family portrait session.Read More
It’s that time of the year. Time for family Christmas photos. With an abundance of beaches and tropical settings for photos, we wanted to get away from the Hawaiian norm and have these photos taken in a more woodland setting. After a quick drive up the mountains, we set up in a forest of Cook Pine Trees for these Christmas photos.Read More
Altitude 37 at Hilton Waikīkī Beach, Waikīkī
Family from around the world flew in to celebrate Micky’s 70th birthday. Micky’s daughter, Preet, had arranged for their festivities to take place on the top of Waikīkī in the Altitude 37 lounge at Hilton Waikīkī Beach Hotel. The venue was perfect for their party. The lounge was small enough for their intimate party with enough space for the dancing and singing that would take place at the end of the night. And that view - the sun setting over the Waikīkī skyline. This family knows how to party and we had a great time celebrating with everyone. Congratulations Micky on your 70th birthday. We wish you many more years of happiness, singing, and dancing.
Waiʻalae Beach Park, Waiʻalae
How cute is this family? These two little girls were adorable and had so much fun at the beach. Maybe a little too much fun. Little ones can be tricky to photograph, as any parent can attest to. My secret - just have fun. When everyone is laughing and having a good time, we can throw out the “cheese” because we all have our natural beautiful smiles on. And if you dress up your daughters in cute clothes like this, then our photos will turn out even better!
I love the work that I get to do. Being a part of so many beautiful families and capturing the moments they share with their children is such a blessing. Especially when they are friends.Read More
At first they were a bit worried about the prospect of having family photos taken, mainly due to the challenges they have faced in the past with their autistic son. All she asked was for "one good family picture".Read More
Family vacations are moments we always remember. Especially when multiple families come together from across the country to spend time in paradise.Read More
True love is such a beautiful thing to photograph. I find that portrait sessions like these are a breeze because I am merely capturing the couple as they enjoy spending time with each other.Read More
Waimānalo Beach, Waimānalo
Chris lived in Hawaiʻi many years ago, and as he returned with his family for their summer vacation it was only fitting for him to renew their wedding vows at a place he once called home. The beach along Waimānalo Bay always was a special place, especially when the sun rises and illuminates the mountains from Makapuʻu to Kailua. Everything about this beach is beautiful and served for the perfect location for their romantic wedding vow renewals.
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.Read More
Sayeeda planned her family vacation in Hawaiʻi while her husband was here in Honolulu for work. What better way to remember every moment than through family portraits and family vacation photography.Read More
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.