A CELEBRATION TO REMEMBER

WHERE: KAPALUA, HI | WHO: HINTON OHANA | WHY: FOR LOVE AND TOGETHERNESS

When a family contacts you to capture their new family, extended family, a birthday AND an anniversary in ONE? I say….YES please ;-)

It was her mother-in-law’s soon to be 60th year of life AND her first time in Hawaii, AND the first family for my mother-in-law with all her children. ADDITIONALLY, Tasha and Alexis were celebrating their 2 year wedding anniversary and celebrating the recent finalized adoption of their daughter Calina, who went to live with them when she was 2-months old just one day after they came back from their Maui honeymoon in 2016! Talk about amazing timing and the universe working in their favor…this family was beyond magical, so they deserved an even more magical location.

So I delivered…

Photography means A LOT to this family and I’m so incredibly thankful they chose me to capture this confetti of celebrations <3

SISTERLY LOVE

WHERE: KAPALUA, HI  |  WHO: KELLY, KATI, KRISI, JENI |  WHY:  FOR SISTERLY LOVE

There’s nothing quite like the bond that sisters share...especially these four...

They are all so different and yet, grounded by the same roots. They have formed a new bond since their Mother passed in November that has given them a foundation and resilience unlike ever before. And what better way to strengthen that bond than a trip to Maui.

Factor in a mini-hike, lots of laughs, believable jokes, changes in the open and lots of sticky tape, it was by far, one of the most hilarious sessions I've ever had and one I will definitely never forget! 

Ladies - thank each and every one of you SO much for sharing your time, stories and of course, a mini-adventure with me. I still laugh thinking back about our time together! 

A glimpse into their beautiful session as they re-grounded themselves and celebrated the life of their Mom...<3

STYLISH MOMMA

WHERE: KAPALUA, HI  |  WHO:  LAURA + STEVEN  |  WHY: MATERNITY PHOTOS

Dress - Check. Hair - Check. Baby bump - Check. Adoring husband - Check. A session I can’t stop staring at? - Infinity Checks! 

They arrived in style, with the perfect outfit changes, accessories, and cuteness that any photographer could ask for! Sorry...but her dress...I LOOOOOVE!

A huge congrats to these two adorable parents to be - I can't wait to see your little one! 

<3

THEY DO

WHERE: MAKENA, HAWAII  |  WHO: JACK + LEAH  |  WHY: ENGAGEMENT SESSION

The timing just felt right - and with a trip to Maui followed by a jaunt to Paris, now seemed like the absolute best time ever...

So Jack nervously asked...and Leah said "I Do"...and together, they decided to make it officially, official. Leah initially contacted me to capture them as a couple on vacation - but little did she know that just a couple days prior to our session, Jack would pop the question - and this couples session would now become, their engagement session! 

With laid back vibes, perfect sunset lighting, a couple Coronas and some salty clothing later - these two and their love blasted through my lenses and made this session super fun, and even more chill than Jack had ever imagined (thanks Jack!).

Cheers to you Leah & Jack - can't wait to see you two again! 

PARTY OF FIVE

WHERE: WAILEA, HAWAII  |  WHY:  FAMILY PHOTO SESSION

Who likes a party?! I definitely do...but let’s always make it a beach party...of five ;)

Her brother contacted me just a few days before their departure, hoping he could surprise them with a last minute family photo shoot before they leave Maui from their two week long vacation. Luckily, I had some time to squeeze them in - and I'm SO happy I could!

This clan of five was such a hoot! All three of their girls were the sweetest and some of the most intelligent I've ever witnessed at that age - not to mention their ensembles (along with mom and dad's) were on point! 

With tons of cuddles, lots of laughs, dancing and strategic sand tossing, we made this session quite memorable - and then some! Mahalo Brianna for pulling things together last minute and making this more of a party than a session - I'd hang with your crew any day!

Come back soon - I can't wait to see your little mermaids! 

<3

RESTLESS IN MAUI

WHERE: MAUI, HAWAII  |  WHO: VI, ARIEL, JALEN, KIAN  |  WHY: FAMILY PHOTOS

My family sessions typically last up to 60 mins (depending on special circumstances of course)..and this particular session, was one of those circumstances...

When we first spoke, Vi mentioned her two boys were a bit "restless", but incredibly sweet, cute and absolute best friends with one another....joking with each other more than fighting. I didn't think much of it because 99% of children at every session are the exact same - and trying to make a child (especially on a beach in Hawaii) focus on family and NOT the water?! Not the easiest! 

Along comes the session and from the moment I laid eyes on the boys...I couldn't agree more.

These two lil guys were absolutely adorable, incredibly sweet, cute to the "T" and SO stylish! How could these two be restless?! With positivity on my side, a perfect location and a beautiful Maui sunset...we headed right for the beach. 

Fast forward a few minutes later...

And they were off! Running, playing in the shoreline and completely dismissing all of us! What charmers! ;-) With some sweet talking from us all, paired with a little direction, and stealing little moments here and there when we could, we absolutely nailed this session, despite their infinite amount of energy, water splashes and quick footing. And all in about 25 minutes!!!

Honestly - this session was so much fun...I'd hit repeat any day! Vi - thank you and Ariel for your patience and trust - this session wouldn't have been the same without it! <3