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Little Bird Blog

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

Family films

Celebrating a first birthday with a family film When people reach out with a photo request 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 a […]

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Hawaii family beach portraits | A day on Oahu to remember

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 | Koolina Lagoons

Families

A Big Move During a Pandemic As much as my kids have struggled in response to the pandemic, my heart breaks for those who moved to Hawaii just as the world was shutting down. A new home and a new school can be daunting enough but then to be isolated and unable to make new […]

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Family Photographer Oahu Hawaii | Sunrise Rainbows at Makapuu Beach

mom and baby water portrait against the mountains in oahu by little bird photography

Families

Feeling the Love Some people are just so caring, patient, and empathetic that you know they’re going to be amazing parents. They take care of everyone, are great listeners, and are simply a joy to be around. Hoala is one of those people and it was such a happy day when I heard that she […]

Oahu First Birthday Photo Celebration | Water Baby

family reunion photoshoot in hawaii

Water Sessions

There’s Something About Hawaii It’s such a delight to photograph families on vacation. Everyone is relaxed, happy and ready for a bit of adventure. I get to show them some of my favorite places and seeing their joy makes me fall in love with Hawaii all over again. One thing that surprised me when I […]

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Family Photographers on Oahu | Their Happy Place

Family films

Going for the Record My 3-year-old niece screamed in protest. A look of pure terror washed over her face before she dissolved in a puddle of hysterical sobs. All this because my sister walked too close to the water. I looked out at the seemingly benign expanse of blue ocean as it lapped gently at […]

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Oahu Family Photography and Films | Joys of the Ocean

Families

A Final Photo Session It would be my last family photo session, although I didn’t know it at the time. It was early March and news of the coronavirus was escalating quickly. Campaigns on handwashing and “shakas not handshakes” had just begun to circulate and visions of our own upcoming travels still danced in our […]

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Hawaii Family Adventure Session | A Perfect Evening in Laie

Families

Relaxing at the Four Seasons As much as Adrianne longs for beautiful family photos, they’ve always proven to be a struggle. Her family didn’t fit that static mold. Past attempts to stand still, follow directions and smile always proved disastrous. She reached out because she wanted something different. After all, they are a mellow family […]

Four Seasons Family Photographer | Relaxation Vacation

Families

Awkward When we chatted before her session Marianne told me she was awkward in front of the camera and preferred a more candid approach to family photos. “Me too”, I replied. In all honesty, I hate having my photo taken and scheduling photo sessions for my own family is a painful experience. But the resulting […]

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Fun Family Photo Session | Paradise Cove Beach, Koolina

maternity portraits for a family at secret beach koolina

Families

Dangerous Marine Life Spotted My go-to spot for photo sessions in the Ko olina area is Paradise Cove. However, on this particular morning, the public parking lot was roped off with a curious sign that read “Dangerous marine life spotted in this area.” Dangerous marine life? My mind reeled. What on earth could it be? […]

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Secret Beach Ko olina Family Photographer | Waiting in Paradise

fun family portrait in the water at ko olina lagoon in oahu

Families

The Trials + Tribulations of Family Photography My images showcase happy families playing, exploring and loving one another. And yet, I don’t want to give you the impression that all family photography sessions are butterflies and rainbows. The little people in our lives are fickle creatures, especially when traveling and in a new environment. These […]

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Ko olina Lagoon Photographer | The Best Kind of Swimming Pool

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