There's nothing better than being in Hawaii and enjoying the wonderful weather, beautiful scenery, and warm aloha. For both long-time residents and those visiting for a shorter time, capturing the spirit of this place is especially important. Here are several ways to make your photo session even more memorable.
Go to to the place that means the most to you. For this family, Hawaii symbolized the longest duty station they have ever had but also the growth of their daughter, career transition, and place where they made so many lifelong friends. They chose to have their session at Pearl Harbor before they moved on the the East Coast.
Snuggle with your kiddos. There is nothing more beautiful than gathering your babies into you and just loving them. Hugs and kisses need to abound at your session because what you really want to remember is how much you love your family.
DO something that makes you smile. For this family, time together meant going to their favorite lunch place and every person getting their favorite snack. Family pictures don't have to be a huge production, they can be simple affairs that capture your life at this exact moment. Make it easy and fun for yourself!
Get dad involved! Here at Aloha Photography Studios we won't photograph a session without talking to both mom and dad. Why you ask? We believe that dad has amazing stories to tell us about his family. Most people think that dad doesn't like photo sessions but we have found out that the opposite is true. Dads don't like traditional sessions where they smile and pose. But they LOVE sessions with us because we listen to what they have to say and create moments that showcase exactly what they treasure about their wife and kids.
Don't forget the grandparents! Are your parents visiting or live here? If so, do NOT let the moment pass before something happens. The bond between your kids and their grandparents is so important that it deserves to be captured. Your kids will thank you and you will treasure these pictures forever.
Bring your fur babies. For many of us pets are our first children. Or they are wonderful companies to our human kiddos. Whatever the case, childhood pets are a very important part of our lives. We don't include them nearly enough. Remember that family photos should commemorate ALL members of our family so don't forget the furry, feathered, or even scaled members of the family.
Be yourself and feel free to be silly! Photo sessions should be fun. They are a ceelbration of each of you and what your life means at this exact moment. They are a time to laugh and love. Do not stress and just enjoy youself.