Just wanted to update this blog for anyone looking for my continued blog. It will be located at this link here! I plan to incorporate a lot more personal posts to keep my friends and family back in Idaho informed (and jealous) of all our new escapades in Hawaii. My new natural light photography business is called Life and Light Hawaii and serves Kailua-Kona, Waikoloa, Waimea, Hilo and surrounding towns of the big island of Hawaii. Check out my brand new website here and view galleries and portrait sessions here. Here are just of few samples of what I’ve been doing at some beautiful beaches in Hawaii. Seriously. There is never a bad day at the beach!
My friends from Idaho came to visit me in Hawaii! Well, not just me, but mostly me. I was so happy to have friends here! I mean, I’ve been here for 3 months and now I have some acquaintances. But friends that go back all the way to your teenage years and remember your big hair and braces, they are hard to come by. We drug them all over the island to beaches and waterfalls, and laughed and talked in between. I love you Colloms and I hope your trip was amazing. There’s more to see if you want to come back;)
So apparently I was meant to do beach pictures all along! Really, I’ve been dying to take some family down to the beach and take their picture in all kinds of gorgeous light. And lucky for me, the Haynes showed up and let me do that! I’m still working on updating my name and website to correspond with my recent move to Kona, but I couldn’t wait for that to share these beauties. There are so many things I love about capturing a family at the beach. . . the amazing light (cue choirs singing), the easy going vibe, the sand in the toes, the gorgeous scenery, the easy smiles. . . people just look better in pictures when they’re happy and relaxed. So that’s my advice! Go on vacation and let me take your picture! Brent and Angie, it was so good to see you! Enjoy these reminders of your favorite place on earth.
Well, this officially marks my last photo session in Idaho. The next pictures you see will be from the pristine shores of Hawaii!!! (so surreal to even say that) I may even change my photographic-name to something more aloha-ish! Meanwhile, I was happy to enjoy some fall color and sunny October weather with my friends the Zimms. Friends and family – they are certainly what makes leaving so heart-wrenching. Excuse me while I go find something to blow my nose into. I’m back. Enjoy!
Emma. Another beautiful senior on the edge of all that lies in front of her. We had so much fun with her shoot, thanks in part to a couple of friends providing off-camera entertainment. Laughing. Lots of it! The rain teased us a bit, but held off until the very moment we were done. Emma, it’s been so amazing watching you (and your friends!) grow up into such amazing people. You remind me of another group of three from about 20 years ago. I hope you have the best senior year ever! Enjoy!
Sweet, beautiful, talented Madison. I had such a wonderful time with her documenting this time in her life with senior pictures. We had an absolutely glorious fall morning and took about a million pictures – wish I could show you them all! Madison, I can’t wait to see where God leads you over the next few years and how He’ll put to use your many talents. Your beauty inside and out just shines in these photos. Hope you enjoy!
Well I’m sure they would disagree with me about being babies, but in my mind they will always be small enough to hold in my lap and cuddle. Like that children’s book “Love You Forever.” I seriously can’t read that without breaking into convulsive sobs, and my kids look at me like I’ve completely lost it. The same goes when I’m looking at old pictures, which I’ve been doing a lot lately trying to clean and organize and purge before we move. I’m all on track and then one box of pictures or an album sets me back about an hour and a half. And in the meantime I use up a whole box of tissues. So anyway I had to document my family for this year so that one day when I’m old I can look back on them and weep. Many thanks to my sister Leeeenda, for helping me with all those times I’m actually in front of the camera! I apologize in advance for the picture overload, but I kinda like these people:)
Well, hmm, what should I say about these people? It pretty much boils down to the fact that they’re my favorite. That’s what happens when two sisters marry two brothers (not their own brothers, you know, other brothers). Especially when the sisters are so much the same and the brothers are so much the same. Specifically, the brothers might be similar in that they don’t listen to the photographer and they make fun of her whilst she’s taking pictures! And they only eat Miracle Whip, not mayo. And they make you pay big time if you throw cups of cold water on them. And about a hundred other things. Anyway, I love you Linda and Travis and all your beautiful kiddos! Enjoy your pictures.
Who knew Caldwell could be so beautiful? After a near storm, a brilliant sun peaked through the clouds and lit up the countryside. It was a perfect summer evening in Idaho, and I got my exercise to boot, chasing toddlers all over acres of alfalfa. Reyne, you have an amazing family, and I’m so glad we were able to capture some beautiful moments in time (without Ashlynn running to the tripod 400 times). Enjoy!