I may have let out an audible gasp when this big family group emerged from their 15 passenger rental van. Not only were they stunning, but they actually matched the sunrise. Ever since this session i’ve been a bit obsessed with the color gold and keep adding to my daughter’s wardrobe. Now, if I could only get my hands on that gold skirt. The group slowly made its way over to the shore at Laie Beach Park to play and explore.
I’ve always loved the chaos and energy of big family groups. Unfortunately, that’s been the major trade-off of moving to Hawaii. Ocean(s!) separate us from our extended family. For that reason, I have fallen in love with capturing the energy in big family reunions. It’s great to see cousins building sand castles together while aunts and uncles effortless herd children and crack jokes. These sessions are always fast and loud and full of laughter. It really feels like family. Over the years i’ve been surprised to discover how many families travel together – for major birthdays, anniversaries, or even as an annual tradition. For these brief moments, I get to celebrate family with them.
Planning a family reunion in Hawaii? Want to make fun memories from your time together?
Make the most out of your trip with a fun photo session. It doesn’t have to be stiff and painful. We can meet at the beach for a morning of laughter and water fights. Find out more about fun family photography sessions here.