At Sky and Reef Photography, we focus on getting a mix of both candids and posed. We are about having fun and getting those once-in-a-lifetime shots that last a lifetime. Our photos are bright, vivid, true to life color, which showcases Hawaii's natural beauty. Ultimately, I am here to make you look Damn good in your photographs.
Maternity sessions are so heartwarming. I love to capture this part of the beautiful journey of motherhood. There’s so much anticipation, hope, and joy in the hearts of expectant mothers. Their radiant faces just brighten up my day and fill my heart with love! It’s a time to bond with your family members and mark the milestone as a new member is about to join the family. The emotions are genuine, reactions organic, and smiles authentic. It was no different when I did a maternity photo session with Gina and included her 7-year old daughter Mia in the photos. What a lovely day it was, and the time we spent together was precious! With the ethereal views of mesmerizing Baby Maks, Makapu’u, and the gorgeous blue sky in the background, we got some stellar images during this session!
Photographing the lovely mother-daughter duo in the northwest of Makapu’u, popular as Baby Maks because it is toddler-friendly, was a pleasure. I just loved documenting Gina’s special moments as she nurtures another life inside her! In her blue maternity robe, which blended beautifully with the surroundings, Gina looked like a true goddess. Her pretty haku lei (floral tiara) added a pop of color to the images and so did Mia’s, who was looking resplendent in a pretty white dress. Their gorgeous haku leis were made by Kylie from Mealohamade.
During the shoot, Mia helped her mom with her dress shots. I could just see how excited the little girl was to have a baby sister. The way she hugged her mom and looked at her was adorable and heart-melting! Each time I get an opportunity to document something like that, I truly feel so fortunate to be able to witness such pure love and an indescribable bond between a mother and her child. It’s always an honor to be able to capture these special moments on my camera.
It was a bit cold and windy while we were shooting, but thanks to the high spirits and warm smiles of my girls, it didn’t seem like a challenge at all. In fact, you would never know about it by looking at the photos. All the natural light, the rocks behind, and the crashing waves helped me create some wonderful mom and daughter portraits. I loved the tidepools, and you can even see the rabbit island in the background in some of the photos. Such a lovely time I had with Gina and Mia and loved playing my little role in their moments of happiness.
Gina, you are amazing! I love and truly admire you. Photographing you at Baby Maks, Makapu’u, was a pleasure, and having your little girl around just made my day. She is such a sweet child. I want to thank you for trusting me with your maternity photo session and want to give you and your family all the good wishes. I wish you good health and look forward to photographing your family again in the future, with the new member added to the group.
To all my lovely readers out there – if you are in Hawaii or planning to visit the island soon, I am at your service to document your special moments. I will capture your vacation or celebration and turn them into images that you could treasure for life! There’s so much natural beauty to explore in Hawaii, and if you liked the pictures I took of Gina and Mia at Baby Maks, I have got many more breathtaking spots for you! Besides maternity photography, I also photograph proposals, engagements, weddings, holiday pictures, and family portraits. To get in touch with me, you can drop me a mail or call me at 808-688-3396. To check out more of my work, take a look at my Instagram and Facebook. You can also find me on YouTube and LinkedIn.