It doesn’t feel right to have favorite families to photograph. Just like it doesn’t feel right to have a favorite child. If I did have favorites, however, this one would be at the top of the list. It’s such a treat to see them each year.
Our goal has been to visit a new location around the island each year. It’s a tradition that even camera-loathing Henry enjoys because it always involves lots of exploring, digging, climbing, and splashing. This year we met at sunrise beneatch the rocky cliffs and surging surf at Makapuu Beach. After a long car ride, the kids emerged in a rush of energy and excitement. Even thought their from Texas, they know how to have fun a the beach. Straight to the sand they dashed to start digging and running through the dunes.
The sun was sluggish and reluctant that morning, but when it finally broke through the crowds, the heat was unbearable. We made our escape to the cool green of Nuuanu Beach Park.
We shared laughs among the oversized leaves and toads until bellies began to rumble. I often get caught up in their adventures and before I realize, half the day has slipped past and my memory cards are full. Until next year my friends. I already have ideas for another fun morning.
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and now the photos…
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