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family portrait at lanikai beach during sunrise

Families

Magical Lanikai If I was to make a must-visit, best ever, don’t miss it beach list for Oahu, it would certainly include Lanikai Beach in Kailua. The sand is light and fluffy underfoot and palm trees perpetually dance in the tradewinds. Just offshore, Flat Island and the Mokuluas shimmer in turquoise waters. If you look […]

Lanikai Beach sunrise photo session | A morning to remember

Families

Relief from the heat A trip to Maui is always a treat. It makes a great excuse to visit friends and explore the island a bit. This was one of the first inter-island adventures I took post-pandemic. Or post the start of the pandemic anyway. Traveling after such a long break was a strange experience […]

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Upcountry Maui family photographer | A colorful beach alternative in Kula

Families

A change of plans One of the great perks of being a professor is the option to take a sabbatical. You can take a year off to work at a different university or on a special project or just travel. Why don’t they allow that for more professions because it sounds amazing? This family hit […]

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Lanikai Beach Family Photo Session | From Makai to Mauka

Families

The calm before the storm Understandably, a family group photo session is met with groans and dragging feet. You want the photos (or at least you want to gift the photos to a beloved family member), but the process seems painful. However, families visiting as part of a group or reunion are some of my […]

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Family group photo session | Before the chaos at Kualoa, Oahu

Families

A Babymoon With a baby on the way, Hannah knew that their family was about to change. There’s a little sadness there – knowing your unit of three will never be again. So she wanted to make the most of it and document their special bond with a family film and photos. When people reach […]

Maternity Family Photo Session | All the blues of Oahu

Families

Kailua Beach Family Photos : A memory spark As much as I hate to admit it, I have a terrible memory. Growing up in the Midwest we had to take the California Achievement Tests each year and there was a memory component. I would try ridiculously hard to remember strings of nonsensical words, but I […]

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Kailua Beach Family Photos | A brilliant Hawaii sunrise

Families

Happy vibes Some people seem to radiate joyful vibes. I’m not sure if it was a side effect of being on vacation, but this whole family was full of joy and happiness. As soon as we met in the tiny parking lot for Paradise Cove Beach in Koolina, the kids were hopping up and down […]

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Koolina Beach family photography + films | A Sweet morning in Paradise

sunset photographer captures a couple during a maternity session kualoa oahu

New life

A bit of serenity I love this little beach hidden within Kualoa Regional Park. Kualoa itself is a spectacular backdrop for a Oahu maternity photos with lots of diversity in a fairly small area. But this out-of-the-way strip of beach, well, there’s something about it that’s so peaceful and calm. It feels like you hang […]

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Oahu Maternity Photos | A Secret Island Sunset, Kualoa Hawaii

Family films

Celebrating a first birthday with a family film When people reach out for Hawaii family beach portraits to celebrate a first birthday, I always get excited. It’s like being an auntie. I get to experience all the joys and extreme cuteness of a baby with none of the cleanup, work, or sleep deprivation. To make […]

Hawaii family beach portraits | A memorable day on Oahu

Families

The Incident I was on the edge of a cold bleacher seat watching a fast-paced futsal game when the panicked text came in. It was a hair emergency. A home hair cut gone wrong with a slip of the clippers and now a little boy was bald. Fortunately, Chevas and here family live on Oahu […]

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Family photographers in Oahu | New in town at Koolina Lagoons

Family films

Seeking Warmth + Light Jesa and her family make the annual trek to Hawaii in the heart of the long, dark Alaska winter. They make the most of their Hawaii time with long days at the beach, basking in the sun. They even seek out rentals right on the ocean to keep it close. Hawaii […]

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Laie Beach Family Photos + Film | Colorful memories

Families

Softness + Solitude at Laie Beach Park People often ask me “What is the best spot for family photos on Oahu? As a photographer, what is your favorite location?” And I honestly can’t answer. Beauty is abundant, but the interpretations are varied. Some families fall in love with the classic tropical vibe of clear blue […]

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