Barb is a fellow family photographer and dear friend. We met at a photography workshop on Maui many years ago and have been friends ever since. Photography friends are a treasure. Being a photographer is a lonely job after all. About 80% of your time is spent in isolation behind a computer screen, so it’s a joy to meetup in person to talk story and share ideas.
I was heading to Maui for a photo session and Barb asked me to make a film for her family while I was there. It turns out that Kate, her little one, likes to watch the family films on my Vimeo channel on repeat. Now she could star in her very own film. The ocean is a big part of their lives. Their wedding ceremony was actually in the water on surf boards. It was really beautiful. We spent the day filming around the house, but we definitely had to end at the beach.
It was overcast with howling wind when we left their Wailuku home, but as made our way to Kihei, the sun emerged. The cloudy weather may have scared off other beach-goers because we had Poolenalena Beach to ourselves. We set down in the sand and soaked in the beautiful surroundings.
You can see their sweet video from the beach here –
And a few photos
Family films are a beautiful way to push pause and capture on your life right now.
Let’s plan a fun family day together, doing something you love with your favorite people. With a film and photos you can return and share those moments for generations. Find out more about my fun family film and photo sessions here.