Family Photos on North Shore, Oahu

Over the summer, I decided to finally start shooting professionally. I was clueless where to shoot, so I hosted a Facebook giveaway asking for location suggestions! I typed all the entries in random.org and breathed a HUGE sign of relief when my friend, Kaye, was selected as the winner! Fast forward months and several reschedules and getting a little lost and some misting rain, and we finally, FINALLY found our way to Chun's Reef for a family shoot. If I'm being honest, I was tired that night. I had been busy all day and I didn't really want to shoot or talk or move. But within minutes of meeting up with this family, I remembered what I love about photography. GENUINE, real smiles. Talking with the boys about their next move (where they'll see snow!) and tickles and jokes. We even got a little rainbow! The waves were HUGE that day (typical of winter on North Shore) and they snuck up on us a couple times. We all left with wet pants!

And this baby. Oh my gosh, this baby. You can tell she has stolen the heart of everyone in her home. and it's easy to see why. This lovely family has been in Hawaii for over 5 years now, and their time is coming to an end. I'm so thrilled I was able to document a little piece of their time on this magical island to remember forever.