The Beauty & Diversity of Big Island
Big Island has a wild, raw beauty that is undeniable. It’s diversity is unparalleled from dripping rain forest to barren moonscape. You can dance on black, white, and green sand beaches, gawk at waterfalls as they meet the ocean and gorge on lychee, papaya and mango. If you’re lucky, you can watch lava bubble beneath the ground or feel its heat eminate from steam vents or hot springs. It’s like stepping back in time to witness how islands are born. Or maybe you’re not stepping back in time at all. The major eruption of Kilauea Volcano in 2018 decimated homes, communities, and miles of beautiful coastline.
A Family Trip to Big Island, Hawaii
The Big Island calls for adventure. So when a friend posted a request for a house sitter, we jumped at the chance. We celebrated end of school performances and preschool graduation (!!), packed our bags, and set off for Big Island to enjoy two weeks of country living complete with chickens. Here is a glimpse from part of our visit to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (Kilauea iki trail), Waipio Valley, hot springs at Issac Hale Beach Park, and Waialea Beach (Beach 69) on the Kohala coast. As a Hawaii family lifestyle photographer, it was a little bit of heaven.
This post is a special project with a group of fantastic family photographers from around the country to document their every day. You can follow the blog circle and take a peek into their lives starting with talented Katie Brenkert.
Planning your own trip to the Big Island?
Let’s make the most of your time on island with a fun family photo session. We can explore and play and you can take home beautiful memories against the stunning Hawaiian backdrop. Find out more about my fun family photo sessions here.