Hawaii lifestyle photography | Buddies

More than aperture or shutter speed or even light, family photography is about connection. It’s a way to celebrate where you are at this time in life and to really show how much you love and are loved. Making space for these beautiful moments and capturing them is the best part about being a family photographer. Sadly, I don’t often get to photograph the same faces twice. Hawaii is such a transient place. Most families I meet during a brief visit to the islands – for vacation, a wedding, a stopover between continents – or as they are about to move off island.

When I do get the opportunity to photograph a family three, four, or five times, it’s a treasure. With Summer’s family, it’s been a joy to watch her boys’ relationship grow stronger each year. These brothers share a special bond. They are best buddies who create their own silly games and make each other laugh so hard they fall over.

For this session, they were looking for a change of scenery from the tall palms and manicured gardens of Koolina. For something different, we headed to the country and met at Kualoa Beach Park. With wide views of the Koolaus and Kaneohe Bay, it feels remote and peaceful and was the perfect backdrop for a fun evening of tree climbing and laughter.

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Do you have a family who loves to explore?

Let’s plan a fun day for your family doing all your favorite things. We can hit the beach, the trail, and anything in between. Find out more about my fun family photography sessions here.

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