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1st birthday party venues Oahu

Birthdays

Planning stage Matching the creativity of Ethan’s 1st flight-themed birthday party at the Pacific Aviation Museum, was no small feat, but Laura was ready to take on the challenge. Despite being on the east coast, she reached out to brainstorm ideas for 1st birthday party venues Oahu. In her quest for the perfect setting, Laura […]

1st Birthday Party Venues Oahu | Riley’s Sweet Afternoon Tea Garden Party

oahu family photo session at turtle bay

Families

Until we meet again When you live in Alaska – Fairbanks, Alaska that is – you start to crave a little vitamin D mid-winter. That’s why Jesa and her family make an annual pilgrimage to Hawaii. Seeing the sun for more than a few hours a day and letting it warm their skin is reason […]

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Family Beach Photos | A Memorable Day at Turtle Bay

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 […]

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Lanikai Beach sunrise photo session | A morning to remember

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

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

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

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

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

Family films

A Unique Hawaii Farm Wedding Venue Tucked beneath the shadow of Koko Head stretches the small but mighty Keiki + Plow Farms. This family farm is an oasis. During the dry season, it’s a splash of color and life on the otherwise parched slopes. Similarly, the farm was an oasis of hope and joy during […]

A Quiet Hawaii Farm Wedding at Keiki & Plow | A Wedding Story

oahu newborn photographer baby portrait

New life

The Sudden Call I was shopping in Costco when I got the call. Normally, I don’t answer my phone in a loud public space, but it happened without thinking. “What? You just had a baby?!” It had been years since I first photographed Krystyn’s family. We first met for newborn photos after the birth of […]

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Oahu Newborn Photos + Films | A Special Place

mom and baby at sunrise over waimanalo beach by oahu family photographer

Families

Far From Home The clouds rolled in earlier that week and stubbornly decided to stay. Thick layers of fluff blanketed the sky prompting locals to pull on sweaters and pants in the resulting chill. But for this family visiting all the way from China on a once-in-a-lifetime vacation, there was no backup plan. It was […]

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Oahu Family Photos and Films | Slow Sunrise Over Waimanalo

Families

A Late Start It was a rough start to the morning. They were planning to make the long drive from Koolina to Lanikai Beach by sunrise, but they woke up late. In a rush, they left their custom lei po’o in the parking garage. The beautiful flowers lie on the ground next to their parking […]

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Mini Family Portrait + Film Session | Lanikai Beach Sunrise, Kailua Oahu

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