‘Ohana – An Oahu Family Portrait Session
We met Bridget, Matt and Dylan at Big Beach Makena (Maui, Hawaii) very early on a Sunday. The sea and sky were both calm after days of rain and the earth had a sweet smell as it dried in the morning sun. Everything was just right for our portrait session; the beach was empty, the light was beautiful and everyone was excited for the shoot. Well, maybe not everyone. Young Dylan walked slowly and cautiously behind the rest of us. He didn’t much care for our attempts to cheer him up nor for any attempt of taking his photograph. After a trying a couple different angles, nothing seemed to work. So, I decided to let him have a go at the camera. Focusing on mom and dad, I guided his little finger to the shutter release and “click” went the camera. He loved it. Looking at the LCD screen on the back of the camera he saw his first photograph and pointed to the subject, “Mommy”.
The boys arrived at the beach in matching green polos and khaki shorts which, by any measure, is extremely adorable. Mom was radiant and carried a baby girl in her belly who will join us in just 10 weeks. She cracked jokes and reminded us (several times) that she is very ready “for this thing to get out of me!”. It was a fun time together and we captured some truly beautiful moments with our cameras. Here are a few of our favorites from that morning. Enjoy, and if you feel so inclined we’d love to read your comments below. Aloha.
Mahalo Nui Loa,
Matthew and Madelynne of Maui Creative Photography