This gorgeous woman is a former US Army helicopter pilot and founder of her own travel company! So awesome. Before coming to Hawaii on vacation, she asked some of her Army friends if anyone knew of a portrait photographer on O'ahu. Somehow, someone knew my husband and knew that I was a photographer stationed here; It's amazing how we've made connections we didn't even know we made. I'm so glad that our paths crossed and that I was able to photograph this amazing woman and her adorable son for their first ever professional portraits. Here are just a few of my favorites from this mommy + me session.
Jessica is one of the sweetest people I've met and she also happens to be a super talented photographer. You can follow her beautiful work here.
I had so much fun photographing her lovely, growing family!! I'm so glad we were able to document not only her beautiful belly, but also their last family portraits as a family of 4.
Here are a few of my favorites. enjoy!
This family is GORGEOUS.
I love photographing toddlers and baby Rion could not be more precious. I have a million favorites from this session, but here is just a small sample of their gallery. enjoy!
These kids were SO much fun to photograph and they are SO adorable. Their amazing Mama was all for letting them do their thing and explore, dance on the beach, build a sand castle...it definitely kept the shoot relaxed and stress free, which allowed their personalities to really shine through. I filmed video clips during this session and I cannot wait to put it all together for a short film. Here are just a few of my favorites from this lifestyle beach session. enjoy!
Here are some of my favorites from my very first 'day in the life' session. These types of shoots are documentary in nature and very true to life. I'm basically a fly on the wall...except, the kids did notice me at times. haha!
I talked to Amanda before our shoot; asking questions about what she would want to remember when her kids are grown. I kept her answers in mind and tried my best to capture their normal routine.
There is something beautiful about our every day lives. I strive to capture the fleeting moments of my own children's littleness...
I'm now offering that same point of view to clients.
tiny hands playing with toys, the eagerness to help Mama bake, earning a sweet treat for using the potty, riding on daddy's shoulders at the playground...
what special moments, big or small, do you want to remember when your own children are grown?
a short film from playtime. :)
Sam's maternity session.Read More
My sweet son is 4 weeks old today! Here are just a few of his newborn photos. :)
To my family/friends who may see this, I have had these birth announcements for weeks and still have not sent them out...but I did manage to buy stamps today, so I'm one step closer! ;)
How gorgeous is this family?! I LOVE doing in home sessions, especially with newborns. There's no need to get all dressed up, no hunting for the perfect location, no posing...it's just you living your beautiful life and me there capturing little moments you don't ever want to forget.
The big laugh that escapes when you hear your tiny babe filling up his diaper...your sweet daughter styling your hair with a clothespin...how tiny and perfectly your son fits into your husband's hands...breathing in that newborn goodness and wishing time could slow down just a little bit...
what special moments do you always want to remember?
I could honestly share every single image from this shoot with Joanna. She is stunning and such a natural in front of the camera. Here are just a few of my favorites. Enjoy!
I've had the pleasure of knowing this sweet family for several years and I was so happy to help them announce that they are expecting their 3rd baby! What better way to announce another Hawaii born baby than with pineapples!? Can't wait to meet their precious babe in August. :)
A few of my favorites from this hospital newborn session.Read More
Lifestyle maternity sessionRead More
Molly's 3rd birthdayRead More
A few of my favorites from Nicole's portrait session.Read More
A few of my favorites from this gorgeous maternity session.Read More
OH, boy! The moment I saw James, my eyes filled with tears. I have never seen such a tiny baby in my entire life. He is 5 pounds of absolute perfection! Taylor & Janice have only been parents for two weeks, but they're already amazing at it. My heart is so happy for this beautiful family!! Here are a few of my favorites from their lifestyle newborn session. enjoy!Read More
Here are a few of my favorites from this gorgeous maternity session. I had never shot a session at sunrise and I was so excited when this lovely couple agreed to wake up early for me. It was totally worth it! This mama to be is so beautiful and I cannot wait to meet their sweet baby boy. They are going to make wonderful parents! <3
Here are a few photos of our newest addition, sweet Nora June. Enjoy!