Learning to Love the Beach
Your first trip to the beach can be a little intimidating as a child. The ocean feels endless and vast as it stretches to the horizon. Thoughts of baby sharks and more sinister creatures can fill your imagination as the surf tickles your feet at regular intervals. Understandably, some kids need a bit of time to adjust.
For those kids, I start off slow. We might hang back and play games to distract them or they might simply need hugs from mom and dad until they’re brave enough to explore. That’s why I like to leave enough time for family photo sessions. Most parents get a little panicked at the thought of a photo session lasting longer than an hour. I get it. If you’ve had sessions in the past where you had to bribe, cajole, beg your child to behave, fifteen minutes can feel like an eternity. But my sessions aren’t about behaving and pretending to smile. They’re more personal than that. They’re simply about documenting the connections and personalities in your family. Sometimes, it takes a while before you’re comfortable and
About the Session
Jocelyn loved the wildness of Laie Beach Park so we met at sunrise on a cloudy day. The blanket of clouds created a soft pink sky that felt peaceful and easy. We had the beach all to ourselves.
Although the kids started off wary of the ocean, by the end they were transformed to beach lovers. They fearlessly attacked and jumped over the pounding surf with giant smiles plastered on their faces. It was a complete joy to watch them transformed by the ocean.
What Does the Perfect Day Look Like for Your Family?
Let’s plan a fun day full of hugs, silliness and exploration. We will make memories that you can look back on for years to come. Find out more about my custom Hawaii family photo sessions here.