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.
There’s nothing I enjoy more than bridging time, emotions, and stories. When it comes to family portrait sessions, I aim to capture more than just smiling faces. I want to tell stories that show the special bond shared between family members all wrapped up in one amazing session! I recently had the honor of photographing family portraits at Dillingham Ranch in Waialua, Hawaii on the beautiful island of Oahu. Surrounded by palm trees, tall grass, and stunning views of the ranch, this beautiful family of 5 (with a new member arriving soon!) radiated love and joy throughout the session.
Family portraits aren’t just about taking pictures of a family for them to hang on a wall – they’re also about creating a story and a legacy for them to cherish forever. I had the most amazing time meeting these wonderful people and taking their family portraits at Dillingham Ranch. Located on the North Shore of Oahu, this gorgeous ranch offered numerous stunning backdrops for unforgettable family photos.
Since the family is relocating and moving off the island, they wanted to celebrate and remember their time in Hawaii by having a family portrait session at the ranch. Dressed in attire that matched perfectly with their surroundings, the close-knit family was such a delight to photograph. They had a wonderful time adventuring around the palm tree forest while also stopping at a few spots to get those picture-perfect family photos. The kids were super sweet and hugged their mom as they all eagerly looked forward to the birth of their new baby sister or brother! One of my favorite pictures from the portrait session was when the husband wrapped his arms around his wife and kissed her while gently holding her belly. It was such a sweet moment and I’m so happy to have captured it!
As the session continued, I also got some awesome solo shots of the kids climbing trees and posing for the camera! They were all so relaxed and made the best of every passing moment. Plus, the majestic view of the sky and distant mountains really told the story of where we were. Another highlight from the family portrait session was when the kids and their parents sat on a gravel path and looked at one another with so much love and excitement. The family surely looked ready for the next great adventure and their faces said it all!
I love photographing at Dillingham Ranch! Whether it’s the plantation-style house and its rustic decor or the breathtaking views of the mountains and palm trees, you can certainly create unique portraits with the amazing scenery of the ranch as your background while you’re there. It is important to note that when booking a session at the Dillingham Ranch, there are additional fees charged by the ranch, but if what they offer is the kind of background you’re looking for then this is a great place to shoot!
Family portraits not only bring us joy but become part of our legacy. I would like to thank the amazing family that I had the pleasure of photographing at Dillingham Ranch. It was so sweet to see them basking in their happiness and looking forward to their new beginning.
If you want to add an adventurous or fun twist to your family portraits, I would be more than happy to be your photographer! To get in touch with me, you can drop me an email or call me at 808-688-3396. I also photograph weddings, so if you or anyone you know is getting married soon, you can refer them to me! To check out more of my photography, you can head to my website, Instagram, Facebook, or Pinterest.