This maternity photo shoot of Hilary & Terrell was something special for them in Lanikai. Not only are they expecting their first child, but this is also the exact same place where these two got married a few years back. So they wanted to return to the same beach to take their pregnancy photos. Lanikai beach is possibly one of the most beautiful beaches on the planet, so what better backdrop for these two…. actually, it’s three now :). The weather was perfect on this morning shoot and their amazingly good looks with the ocean backdrop made for a spectacular session. We look forward to seeing baby Aiden once they are here.
The last time we saw Trevor Luc he was only 13 days old. Now he is a little over a year old. So his parents took him on a trip to Oahu to enjoy the sun and sand and get away for a bit. We met up with them in Waikiki to catch this little sunset shoot with them and to see how much he has grown. It’s amazing to see his energy and excitement for life…..and his attachment to sand in his little toes. Plus he will be a big brother in November!!! We loved the timing of this shoot because we were able to see the sun just sneaking a peek through clouds at the very end.
Guess who’s back with us again and this time with a new addition to their family. Ok, their little one is still cooking at this time, so Vanessa and Henry are out taking a Babymoon to celebrate. The Babymoon is a last chance vacation, like a honeymoon, before their family goes from 2 to 3.
We photographed their wedding several years back and one of the most memorable things from their day was the over the top fun Mardi Gras theme portion of the reception. We bet they are still recovering from the dancing. They looked great though and we met them in Kailua where the water is warm and the color is an amazing turquoise blue. A sharp contrast from the party of their wedding to the relaxation of their Babymoon.
We are excited for them as they take some time off and enjoy the weather here on Oahu. Their next adventure takes them out to Maui to continu the fun. We will see them again in October back in California when their little one makes its way into the cozy arms of their parents.
We wanted to introduce you to our own little princess of the world, Kaili Lilikoi Silveira. Kaili is pronounced like “smiley”. So we call her Smiley Kaili. While we have spent years photographing many newborns and babies, this was finally our opportunity to photograph our own. She was born on June 11th, which is also King Kamehameha’s day. So we are honored that our princess shares the same day as the king of Hawaii.
Kaili is one of many expressions so far. She moves and tweaks in some crazy fashion which always makes us laugh. How can someone so small and so young have so many facial expressions? Not only that, but she also wiggles and dances like there’s music playing all the time. This is our first, so we are definitely enjoying the new experiences that she is giving us.
Now one thing you might notice is that Kaili seems to be sleeping all the time. While we wish this were true, she has her fair share of awake time to keep mommy and daddy on their toes. It has been nice taking some time off from shooting to help raise our newest photography assistant. She will be quickly available for wedding and portrait photography bookings in about 18 years. So be sure to make your reservations now.
Until then, please enjoy some of these early photos from her own sessions.
Introducing you to baby Gavrielle who was only 6 days new to the island when we photographed her. Have you seen anything cuter?? Gavrielle came with her mom, Grandmother and Godmother. Both her Grandmother and Godmother flew all the way out from Mississippi to be here for her birth and of course who could resist a photo or two :) It was so great to capture 3 generations of the girls from the family together. We are glad we were able to do the session with them because we were actually going on Maternity leave since we are expecting our first and day now. However we got a phone call about the cutest little girl that just came to the world and was needing some fun studio shots. We love photographing newborns with their families so much that we just couldn’t resist just one more session before our own family break. So glad we did because she was just an angel to the camera. Congratulations and welcome to the world Gavrielle.
We first photographed Christina and Steve in San Luis Obispo California for their wedding on the beach seven years ago. Today we caught up with them again for more beach shots but this time in Haleiwa on Oahu for Family Portraits. Christina & Steve took some time off with their son Bryce to show him a little Hawaii life.
On our way to the shoot, we were greeted with an insane rain storm coming down. The wipers couldn’t keep up and the roads were flooding so bad that traffic was creeping slow. Just a few hours earlier the sun was blazing, but the weather turned. Now you would think that we would need to reschedule, but Hawaii is funny in that you can just wait a little bit and a whole new weather pattern can arrive. And that it did as we rolled up at their beautiful beach front rental. The clouds started to roll away and the sun came out.
Of course we got trickled on for a quick moment at the beginning of the shoot, but a quick retreat back to the house for a drink was all that was needed to wait for the sun to come back out. Once it did, Bryce came to life in the sun as he played on the lawn throwing the ball around and then down to the beach where he was fearless running into the sea. An addictive smile captured the heart of the camera as we followed him and his parents around. We were also excited to see that Christina & Steve are now expecting their second child. So Bryce will soon have a younger sibling to go swim with when he tries to run into the sea again. It was a great to see them and catch up after all these years. We hope you enjoy a quick glimpse into part of their photo shoot on the beach.
It has been some time since we photographed Tyara & Flo here on Oahu. That was on their wedding day over at the Kahala Resort. This time they come back but armed with their little Layden and visited the Turtle Bay Resort on the North Shore of Oahu. Layden is a bundle of energy and happiness (until he tries to eat a hand full of sand, then he becomes a little bitter spitter). Despite that small first experience, he laughed at everything and ran around full of energy giggling at his parents. He even at one point helped Lucie take a few photos. Do they have a future Photog’ on their hands? Time will tell.
It was good seeing Tyara & Flo again and seeing them just take in the sun for themselves to get away from it all. This was actually Tyara’s birthday, so they celebrated in tropical style. A big happy birthday to you Tyara and we look forward to the next shoot in a few months when you return to the islands.
On a side note, if you saw our episode of Hawaii Life on HGTV, you may have noticed a cute couple in some photographs on their wedding day. That was Tyara & Flo. Such TV superstars :)