Happy Wednesday friends!  We have some Lahaina Maui family portraits at Olowalu to share with you today.  This one features another one of our favorite Maui families! We photographed them for the first time last year just hours before flying back home to Oregon.  Little did we know that a year later, we would be flying back on one way tickets!  The Woodard family is yet another in the laundry list of incredible friends who have welcomed us with open arms to their island.  They also live on our street (I know, we kind of do have the best neighbors).  In our short six months here, we’ve camped together.  Adventured together.  Swam in caves.  Jumped off cliffs.  Found blowholes.  And played endless hours of cards.

We did a quick shoot together at Olowalu recently.  The same location that Mike and Ciara pledged their lives to each other 11 years ago.  Now, they’re a family of four!  The evening was windy, but we still managed to pull out some winners.  I mean, how can you not with this photogenic family?  Enjoy!

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I have some Maui babymoon maternity portraits to share with you today!

Taylor is the owner of Refreshed Yoga, and also one of our neighbors.  It’s been such a gift to get to know her (and the world of yoga) recently.  And she’s been a regular presence at the Tuesday night Bible Study on our lanai (that is, until Nixon came along and busied up her schedule!)

A week before he decided to make his debut, we squeezed in some last minute maternity portraits.  Over the course of an evening, and the following morning, we got all our bases covered.  Both with physical locations and photography mediums.  We covered lush tropical greenery, beach, and poolside venues.  Photographed on digital SLR, medium format film, and our trusty GoPro.  We caught beautiful hair and makeup in a gorgeous dress.  Sunset yoga poses on the beach.  Ocean side belly silhouettes with turtles greeting us outside of the frame.  And a leisurely morning pool float.  (With a few dips underwater just for fun.)

Here’s a peek at our time together.  Stay tuned for Nixon’s official debut!

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Happy December, friends!  I have some Four Seasons Maui Hawaii family portraits to share with you today.

Cori contacted us for a last-minute booking a few days before she left for Maui with her family.  They were coming to their favorite place.  With their favorite people.  To the Four Seasons, where they have vacationed together as a family for awhile now.  For this family, the Four Seasons was their Thanksgiving home away from home.

I met them at the resort last weekend.  The family was dressed in neutral shades with pops of gold and sparkles (my favorite).  And the girls all wore tulle skirts.  Cori’s oldest daughter is a dancer, and I made sure to have her show me her favorite ballet pose on the beach before we wrapped up.  Her middle daughter had a wary eye on the waves for our entire session.  It wasn’t until I held her hand and led her up to a safe, dry rock at the edge of the beach that she felt secure enough to show me her true, beautiful smile that would light up any room.

We got the safe photos.  The posed, traditional portraits with Cori’s parents.  Her brother with his girlfriend.  And then we played.  Feet in the water.  Jumping.  Twirling.  Dancing.  Right there on the Four Seasons beach until the sun dipped down into the tropical ocean.

I hope you all had a lovely Thanksgiving weekend.  Happy Monday!

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We have a Kihei Hawaii family portrait mini session to share with you this weekend!

James and Jamie live up the street from us, and the four of us became fast friends.  We both moved from the Pacific Northwest for a more tropical climate.  And since we met, we’ve adventured together.  We’ve explored the Iao Valley where we picked fresh guava off the trees and went for a swim in the river of the same name.  We’ve analyzed personalities over shared bottles of wine.  We’ve laughed until we cried.  And we’ve cooked delicious courses for each other (with a handful of other neighbors) for Foodie Friday.  (I made a delicious creamy maple bacon pumpkin risotto.  She made an incredible three layer chocolate mousse cake.)  They pretty much make the perfect neighbors.  Also, they have the most photogenic family.  Which makes for ideal portraits.

Last weekend, we wandered down to the beach at the end of our street for a mini session right before sunset to grab some quick family portraits for them.  The light was soft.  The ocean was calm.  The temperature was perfect.  And the kids were amazing.  I just love how the photographs turned out.

We have been incredibly blessed with community since we moved here.  Friends practically fell into our laps the second Josh and I arrived.  I know that moving can be stressful and lonely.  Establishing new friendships can take a long time.  I’m so thankful that we haven’t had to work to find friends.  I do believe that moving to Maui is one of the best decisions we’ve ever made.

Happy Saturday!

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  • December 11, 2014 - 12:18 am

    Aundrea - I love the two little boys together. Great family portrait session!ReplyCancel

We’re ending our week the same way we started it - with LUXURY RETREATS Maui family portraits at Honu Kai!

Upon the Bartlett’s arrival to Maui, they checked into their villa and really didn’t leave.  Honu Kai is arguably one of the most romantic (and relaxing) of the Luxury Retreats on this island.  And they really had no reason to leave.  I can’t describe to you the feeling of the property.  It practically drips with quiet relaxation.

The family wanted a quiet portrait session at their villa with their six month old baby.  And that’s exactly what they received.  I walked in with my camera and began photographing them just as they were.  Right where they were.  Doing what they had been doing all week.  They put their feet in the pool.  Relaxed on the lounge chairs.  Laid in the hammock.  Played in the grass.

When the backyard options were exhausted, we hopped in the car just in time for a tropical downpour.  It was a quick mile jaunt down to the beach.  The water was dark and the sky stormy, but we had the beach to ourselves.  And it was still gorgeous with the rain.

Hair and makeup services by MeiLi Autumn.

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