A beautiful sunset session with these parents-to-be. Nidhi and Sumeet flew to Maui, from California, for vacation before their first child is born – Some call it a “babymoon” trip. They emailed us a few weeks in advance and asked if we would do their maternity photos on the beach. Of course, we were honored and said YES!
On the day of, we met these wonderful couple at Po’olenalena Beach Park on the south shore of Maui. We enjoyed an hour walking around the gorgeous park creating photographs in the trees, by the lava rocks and finally in front of the beautiful setting sun. They both brought a change of clothes and quickly swapped out their outfits right before sunset to add a little visual variety – We loved the idea!
Nidhi was glowing, gorgeous – And I tell that Sumeet was proud and excited to be a father. We had a wonderful time together and are so excited with the final photographs. Here are just a few of our favorite images from our photo shoot. Enjoy, and Aloha.
This was my first maternity session, ever. I was honored when my good friend Liz asked me to photograph her during this special time. Her little girl is due in early March making her a water baby. This location instantly came to mind; a 50 foot waterfall drops into a broad pool surrounded by lush jungle and volcanic cliffs. A perfect place for the baby pisces to have her first photo shoot…
Thank you Liz and Ian for sharing this special time with us. Aloha.
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