Most of you know I’ve never specialized in family photos but ever since moving to Hawaii, there are tons of families visiting looking for photo sessions. I decided to start taking them on at least for this season. It’s been a really fun challenge for me to pose differently and learn how to make families feel at ease the way I have always done for couples. My goal in photographing families isn’t for every photo to feel staged where everyone is looking at the camera. I do take a few of those shots but I much prefer my families to interact with one another. I want to capture the moments and I want the photos to remind you for many years of your playful love.
Expecting every kid to listen and do exactly what I say is pretty unrealistic. Kids tend to lose interest in what is going on, especially when I’m asking them to look at my camera for an hour. But when we allow the kids to play in a way, they tend to have fun and don’t see it as much like a photoshoot. The Chung family did this so well! We had them snuggle, walk, and interact the way they would naturally. And when one of the kids would get irritated or lose a little interest, we would give them a break and shoot other groupings.
This is probably my favorite family session of all time. The lighting over at Ko Olina is always so beautiful and this day it felt especially magical! I’m so excited to share these today! If you’re visiting Oahu and you’re interested in a family shoot, you can email me over at my website!