Maui Family Lifestyle Photographer | Kaanapali Morning

A First Birthday Celebration

Do you remember how you spent your birthday last year? I can’t. Of course, at some point in my 30’s I started forgetting how old I was on a given year. It’s gotten so bad that recently that my kids convinced me I was a full year older than I actually am. I bring it up because having a photo session on your actual birthday is pretty special. Especially when you’re turning one.  How many babies get to celebrate their first birthday with sunrise on a beautiful Maui beach?

A Quiet Little Beach

I scouted a few beaches near their Kaanapali hotel and fell in love with lovely little Kapalua Beach. On the previous day the beach had been packed with sunbathers and snorkelers baking in the midday heat. The morning scene was quite different – peaceful and serene. We walked to the beach amid birdsong, a light breeze, and the gentle lapping of ocean waves on the shore. The sand was chilly so we searched out spots of sunshine to warm ourselves. Despite the chill, the boys were excited and ready to get in the water to play. Little turtle heads popped out of the water all around, beckoning us to come closer. We splashed and played until little lips began to turn blue and teeth started to chatter uncontrollably. It was time for the next big event; a giant stack of pancakes for a special birthday breakfast. We waved goodbye to the turtles as the first crowds of the day began to make their way to the beach. A happy birthday indeed.

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