Escaping the Hustle of Waikiki
Waikiki family photography can make me a bit anxious. There are just so many people. Revelers dot the sand along the entire length of the beach lounging, playing volleyball, and people watching. I like to have space so my families can roam freely and explore in a peaceful part of the island. As a result, I often seek out secluded nooks. Something off the beaten path they may not have considered on their own.
However, that’s not practical for all visitors. Some prefer to maximize their relaxation by avoiding driving altogether. As someone who sits in Oahu traffic regularly, I fully understand and applaud their dedication. Road rage has no place on vacation and Oahu is frustrating place to drive. In these situations, I encourage clients to escape Waikiki with a 15-minute taxi ride to Waialae Beach Park.
A Peaceful Toddler Session
Toddler sessions are some of my favorites. They are naturally inquisitive and it’s a joy to watch them observe and take in the world around them. Most toddler sessions are high energy jam-packed with chasing, tickling, splashing, tossing, and go-go-go!
This family was visiting from Japan and the little boy spoke no English. He was shy at first, but quickly immersed himself in the business of beach play.
This session was peaceful and loving matching the quiet golden beach scene around us. I provided some gentle direction to guide them into the beautiful light and watched as moments of love naturally unfolded
Want to Book a Family Photo Session but You’re Stuck in Waikiki?
I know a few spots where we can escape the crowds and breathe a little easier. With just a short taxi ride, we can splash by the shore with a sunrise all to ourselves or head to a lush park to explore. Find out more about my fun family photography sessions here.