This is my sister's family. You'll probably see them grace by blog and feed from time to time. Ma'ila is expecting her second child this winter. Both of my sister's (I have two) had babies right around the time I had my first. My eldest sister, Nani, had a her baby just days before my son Keoni was born. Ella, Ma'ila's first, was born just a few months after. We now have three
Puanani and I are friends from college. She has been a big a supporter of my photography journey. I'm so happy that I was able to do this session for her and her husband while we were in Hawaii on a family vacation at the beginning of this month.
My aunt Meri is kinda a fun person. She would organize all of our sleep overs and cousin get togethers. Relationships take effort, and my aunt Meri was a huge driving force in making sure that our families stayed connected over the years. I don't think I would have made my way to Especially for Youth, a summer camp for teens, if it wasn't for her encouragement.
When Nicole reached out to me about this session, I was just touched. A HUGE part of why I think I was lead to photography is it's contribution to telling and preserving family history. If you know me or follow along with my journey, one thing you'd know about me is how important I think it is to have photographs with your grand parents.
Katie and I connected through one of my past wedding clients from last year. It's been so much fun being able to connect with her as we prepare for her wedding. This last weekend, I photographed Katie and Josh's engagement session at Gas Works Park in Seattle. As we were trying to narrow down our choices for places to photograph at, I asked Katie, if she had any locations in mind that might have a special meaning or significance.
Family history is really important to me. I have had some medical problems that I've come across recently. Photography takes a lot of my extra time. It's hard. At the same time, this is a REAL business that I have invested in both time and talent. When I think about whether I'm "pushing myself too hard", I'm reminded of the work that I'm actually doing.
Working with the Kanyer family was so much fun! I loved hearing their story of meeting, falling in love, and expecting their first baby. This little one was such a ham for our family lifestyle session! This age can be hard to get little ones to look right at the camera, but this little guy was a ham, and looked right at me for several shots!
I'm retroactively updating my blog with the launch of my new website. SO many good memories to look back on! The Verma family session will always have a special place for me. This was the session where I felt this is it! These are the type of images I want to be capturing! The lighting, the feel, the experience, was on point for me, and I hope it was for the Verma women as well.
The Luke family was among one of the first families outside of my own that I photographed. We did a maternity session just a few months before their little one arrived. Taking their photos almost a year later, it was so much fun to be able to see their little family grow and their little guy on the other side of being born. I love building these types of connections and relationships with my clients. I love families!