The Lohse Family, Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Big Island Hawaii

Vacations in sunny Hawaii are the perfect time to schedule a family beach portrait session.  I always LOVE photographing families at the beach! The  sand and water create the perfect soft backdrop for portraits and it’s just a magical place to be. The weather for this session was bright and hot!  But the children were such troopers and held out long enough for us to get some gorgeous photos of this stunning family. Thank you so much Lohse family for trusting me to capture your vacation memories! This session was photographed at the Mauna Kea Beach hotel,  which is fronted by one of  the best beaches on the island,  Kauna’oa beach. The sand is a perfect crescent shape and extends for almost 1/4 mile so you get that gorgeous tropical turquoise color.

The Taylor Ladies, Anaeho’omalu Bay Waikoloa, Big Island of Hawaii

I was so excited when Morgan, my lighting assistant asked me to do a mother daughter photo session with her, her sister Sara and and her mom Cheri! The Taylor ladies are all  beautiful and easy to photograph, very natural in front of the camera. We had the best time that day. It was so great to have a group of girls together with nothing but positive happy energy! After this shoot, I realized how awesome mother daughter photo sessions are. Years from now, when Morgan and Sara have left home or get married, Cheri will look back at these photos and always remember the day she and her daughter got glammed up for a photo shoot at Anaeho’omalu beach.

Thank you, lovely Taylor ladies, for making this shoot so amazing.

Jewelry: Dragonfly Diva by Cara Hollenbeck

Makeup Artist: Grace Artistry by Gracia Malendres

English Family / Waikoloa Beach Marriott, Big Island of Hawaii

I photographed the English Family at A-bay in Waikoloa a few weeks ago. The photo session started at 4:30pm, we went up and down the beach having fun and taking photos for about an hour and a half, and then had an amazing sunset at around 6:15pm. Little Paige was in good spirits for the entire photo session! I have so many great photos from this session, I’m having trouble narrowing them down!

 

Playing at A-Bay in Waikoloa