The Sudden Call
I was shopping in Costco when I got the call. Normally, I don’t answer my phone in a loud public space, but it happened without thinking. “What? You just had a baby?!” It had been years since I first photographed Krystyn’s family. We first met for newborn photos after the birth of their daughter and now they had welcomed another little girl into their family.
In all the chaos and preparations for the arrival of the new baby, they forgot to book a photo session. The realization came on suddenly one late night as she rocked the new baby to sleep. She breathed as sigh of relief as we made plans for a session later that week.
A Visit to the Byodo-in Temple
Krystyn wanted a mix of photos at home and outdoors. For their last newborn session, we met at Kailua Beach, but this time they had a place nearer to their hearts – the Byodo-in Temple. The temple is within walking distance to their home in Kaneohe and they’ve spent many afternoons strolling the peaceful grounds as a family, playing hide-and-seek in the tall bamboo and feeding the koi fish. Not only is it a special place, but a beautiful one. In a pop of color, the temple stands out against the moody green Koolau Mountains above.
After a lovely afternoon of baby snuggling and bed jumping at home, we met again in the evening to wander the grounds and capture their new life as a family of four.
Watch their sweet newborn film by clicking the play button below –
And see a sample of their photos here –
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