Bell Maternity

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Bell Maternity

Une belle maternité  | Oahu Lifestyle and Documentary Photographer


This was probably the most daring and adventurous mama-to-be I have ever met. She would not let any wave or rock keep her from getting the shots she and I wanted... Meanwhile, her husband and I were sweating bullets as we watched her climb and practically swim through to get to certain areas. I don't think I have ever prayed during a session but I sure did with this one! Haha. 

But we got the shots. How angelic is this maternity session!? Brittany is a STUNNING mama and it was truly a pleasure working with her <3

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Barnes Family

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Barnes Family

Barnes Family | Oahu Lifestyle and Documentary Photographer


I met Ariel several months ago and we became instant friends. It's hard to believe she and her family are already leaving the island so soon. It's going to be hard to say goodbye! Thank you for letting me take your family pictures and sharing these memories with you! 

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Baby Zylas

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Baby Zylas

Baby Zylas | Oahu Lifestyle and Documentary Photographer


One of the many reasons I love my job is because I get to meet so many precious little babies, such as baby Zylas. Just look at him! I could have taken his pictures and held him all. day. long. Their little button noses, wrinkly hands, soft skin, tiny fingers and toes, and that oh so glorious baby smell.

{sniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiifffff, aaaahhhh}

It makes me so happy that I can leave this family with these beautiful images that are so dear to them and the people they love. And one day, I know baby Zylas will have his turn to see them and pass them on <3

Thank you so much for inviting me into your lovely home and share these precious moments with you, Farmer family!  

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A Janko Vacation

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A Janko Vacation

A Janko Vacation | Oahu Lifestyle and Documentary Photographer


When I opened up my email and read this family's inquiry I was so excited because they were vacationing to Oahu <3 I loved that I was going to be a part of that and get to capture a little of their time in their rental home, and that they'll be able to always look back at these images with a big smile because of how much love fills each and every one. 

A couple of my favorite things I noticed about this family was how much Andrew loves his wife Tatijana, and how much he wanted to make sure her wishes were met. Their sweet love was undeniable and it was wonderful to have captured it. It was also extra special to see the sweet connection between baby and his grandmother. I can go on and on about this family but I think the pictures will do a much better job.

I had such a great time capturing the Janko's and cannot wait until their next vacation to Oahu! <3

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Bold & Beautiful

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Bold & Beautiful

Bell Family | Oahu Lifestyle and Documentary Photographer


Funny story. I met Brittany in church, but it wasn't how you typically meet people in church. There I am singing, mind elsewhere, when in comes this GORGEOUS mama with her baby bump and a fitted. RED. lace. dress.

GASP.

They sit in the row right in front of me, and I immediately thought "I just have to get her in front of my camera!!"

When church ended, already feeling like a total creeper, I awkwardly slip her a card with my business info, and ask her if she had gotten any maternity/family pictures done, and to my luck she hadn't! Lord works in wondrous ways, y'all! Haha. 

 

So it's finally session day and I get out of my car and BOOM, out comes Brittany strutting a revealed baby bump, lace strap top, big jewelry and this flowy tool skirt. JAW. DROP. Am I right, or am I right!

 

BOLD & BEAUTIFUL.

I fell in love with her confidence. 

 

This family session was one for the books. Their connection was incredible, and sweet little baby boy in his bow-tie. Come on! Where are my emoji's when I need them.

 

I hope y'all enjoy this family, and these images as much as I enjoyed taking them! <3  

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Dad Squad

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Dad Squad

Dad Squad | Oahu Lifestyle and Documentary Photographer


The male (♂) species - males can be intelligent, with some even possessing large brains, self-awareness and tool use. These males can communicate and vocalize in several different ways, including grunting and flatulence. In human culture, domesticated male species play a major role in caring for their young.

... Ok I'm kidding. Haha. So I wanted to do a little project for Father's Day and was able to get a few dads to join in with me. I had so much fun following these guys their little ones around. Everyone, meet THE DAD SQUAD, aka (affectionately) DISASTER DADS:

... Nothing to see here. Just a Dad changing his infant son on top of a car in the parking lot. 

Though it may sometimes seem, to us moms, like they don't know what they are doing, they always manage! it's ok to go pour yourself some tea - they got this!

mostly anyway...

And don't worry. They keep the little ones close.

They even have fun...

they may do things a bit differently... ahem...

case in point, the dirty diaper toss...

and we won't judge when they need to buy a bottle or two. 

At the end of the day, all that matters is that they all got out alive.

Success.

So Happy Father's Day to all the DADS out there. Keep it up! We appreciate you! 

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Unicorns and Rainbows

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Unicorns and Rainbows

Emme's 5th Birthday | Oahu Lifestyle and Portrait Photographer


When I got the chance to document little Emme's 5th birthday for a friend of mine, I jumped right on it. She is one of the sweetest little girls I've ever met, and her big sister is her best friend and cheerleader and it is so apparent.

This birthday had it all. Slip and slide, multiple kiddie pools with sprinklers and more slides, cupcakes topped with sour rainbow candy, sprinkles and marshmallows, swirly rainbow lollipops, colorful drink choices, unicorn balloons, and the cake... Who could forget that cake! A delicious  multi-layered rainbow cake! Yes, the kids ate it ALL.

It was like Candy Land meets Willy Wonka meets My Little Pony.

Every. Childs. Dream. Come. True.

I had so much fun. Emme and her family will get to look back at these many years from now and re-live every moment of her fun-filled "Unicorns and Rainbows" themed 5th birthday party; and I am so happy to have been able to document it for them <3

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The Three Musketeers

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The Three Musketeers

H Kids Session | Oahu Lifestyle and Portrait Photographer


I was so honored when I was asked by a very good friend of mine to take pictures of her three little ones. This family is so dear to my heart.

Fun fact: We ended up having to do this session in two different days to be able to complete it! We got rained on in both sessions. Yes, BOTH! Gotta love Hawaii weather sometimes. Haha. I was excited nonetheless, and determined to get these done for them. After waiting under a large tree for the rain to stop, we were finally able to start. The best part- the kids were such great troopers! Excited and ready to go both times <3 Love this family to pieces!

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Majesty of Motherhood

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Majesty of Motherhood

S Maternity Session | Oahu Lifestyle and Portrait Photographer


I was so lucky to have been asked by a very talented photographer and friend, to join her on this session. This maternity session was just absolutely breathtaking! From the stunning model we got to work with (whom also happens to be another fellow photographer and friend), the gorgeous location, to the colors of the sky at sunrise. It just couldn't have been more perfect!

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