Making Hawaii Memories
They pulled up in a shiny convertible Mini Cooper. Kaiden beamed from his seat. The rental car was his idea and seemed just the right size for a 4-year-old. Over the phone Karla mentioned that he was very social and full of energy. She worried the beach alone couldn’t contain his interests. As a result, we selected Sherwood Beach in Waimanalo. In addition to the beach, an adjacent coastal forest gave room for big imaginations to explore.
Kaiden hopped out of the little car and excitedly began to talk about all the important things in his life. He only stopped talking to catch fast-footed crabs or randomly sprint down the beach. Energy indeed.
Into the Hundred-Acre-Wood
When Kaiden’s energy began to wane, we moved into the forest to search for his beloved Winne-the-Pooh and friends. Four is an age where personality really shines and I love so much that we captured this time on video as well as photos.
Kaiden is quick-witted and he was annoyed at his mom for pretending to be the voices of Roo and Tigger. Still, he wanted badly to believe in the magic of Pooh so he continued to search and wonder. How many more days or weeks will he believe in magic? It’s a phase that will all too quickly pass along with his precious 4-year-old voice. At least in this way, Karla can hold onto this feeling and this time forever.
You can watch their sweet family film here. Click the play button below.
You can see a few of their photos here.
A Minor Detour
Seeking a change of scenery and calmer waters, we made the short trip to Lanikai Beach. The cloudy cover and wind made the summer morning a bit chilly, but we lasted long enough for a first snorkel attempt.
Want to Freeze Time?
Let’s plan a fun morning adventuring in Oahu. We can splash around at a favorite beach, explore a magical forest or simply lounge at home. Together we can plan a day just right for your family so you can enjoy your time together and take home beautiful memories. Find out more about my family films and photo sessions here.