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.
For the past three years, I’ve had the pleasure of photographing the awesome Conroy family. Ryan is a fun & frequently silly dad, definitely not afraid to do anything to get a giggle out of his kids……and I mean ANYTHING…..Mataya is the quiet reserved one, but, she also lives with Ryan, so she’s used to a lot of wacky stuff and pretty much nothing surprises her…….they are up for any creative ideas I throw at them, I know them well, and I like to try out new things with them, and that’s why I can ask them to do stuff like, “walk out into the grassy lava field on the side of the highway, put the kids in the red radio flyer wagon, hold this umbrella and jump up in the air as high as you can (with your high heels on please, Mataya)!”.
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!