Is a Hawaii Mini Portrait Session Right for Your Family?
I’m terrible at mini sessions. Terrible. The idea is to make photography more affordable by taking a few images over a short time. In the name of expedience, these 15-20 minute sessions are highly structured and formulaic. Stand there, hold baby, smile, click, click, click. It takes me back to photos from my youth at Olan Mills and JC Penny portrait studio, which is painful for everyone involved.
Still, people often reach out requesting a smaller gallery of images. Maybe they had a photography session recently, but can’t pass up the chance to have more photos taken with Hawaii as the backdrop. Maybe they have a baby and can’t resist taking as many photos as possible at every possible milestone. Whatever the case, sometimes a shorter session and smaller gallery
My goal is to create a great experience where you can play and connect as a family. From that time together I will produce beautiful, meaningful images. I want
And that’s how my Short Story Sessions were created. Sessions include up to an hour of fun and play. The locations are limited to a few stunning beaches and parks that I know extremely well so I can make fast decisions.
A Sunrise to Shock and Awe
They made the long journey to from the mainland and then across the island to Lanikai Beach for baby Sarah’s very first beach experience. Would she love it? Scream in protest at the shifting sand beneath here feet? We walked toward the beach full of anticipation.
As we emerged from the beach path her tiny mouth opened and uttered a small “oh!” as she marveled at the scene before her. After that, everything was amazing and delightful. The sand, the water, dogs walking on the beach, boats offshore, birds overhead, the sun, the sky – everything.
With wide eyes and excited words she full emerged herself in her surroundings. It was love at first sight for this true water baby and an incredible morning that none of us wanted to end.
Is your little one making their first trip to the beach?
Let me suggest a baby-friendly beach so you can make some memories. Find out more about my fun family photography sessions here.