Hawaii 2018 | Beach Photography

We went to Maui for my dad’s 70th birthday and had a wonderful time! Beach photography is a lot different in Hawaii than it is in San Diego, but I loved it there too! Here are a bunch of photos. Some of them “real camera,” some of them iPhone, and most of them boogey boarding, because that’s what we did a lot of! Scroll down, down, down for the official “beach photo session” we did with our kids. The ones of my beautiful sister Melanie (of Melanie Monroe Photography) are some of my favorites EVER! She has a big birthday this month, too BTW.

First order of business at Napili Bay is always boogie boarding. . .

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I have good parents.  (Another day of boogieboarding.)

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How to turn 70 in three easy steps:

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Beach Photography | Family Beach Photos
Beach Photography | Family Beach Photos

Breakfast at the hotel.  We stayed at Napili Village, where each unit has a kitchen.  Breakfast burritos were on the menu.  And bacon.

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Steven loved feeding the birds.

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My dad received a day of windsurfing instruction for Christmas, and my uncle and brother-in-law decided to join him.  The rest of us went along for the fun of it, and we played on the beach while they had their lesson.  When we got there, I noticed two artists working on paintings of the scene.

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Beach Photography | Family Beach Photos

There was a rope swing there, too.

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Here’s Melanie, with her giant beast of a lens, photographing the action.

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A morning by the pool.  #vacationing #unplugged

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Tiny gecko!!  We love the wildlife in Hawaii!

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We caught as many sunsets as we could.  Here are Lissa and Papa, hanging loose.

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Beach Photography | Family Beach Photos

Steven has made a tradition of purchasing a ukulele in Hawaii, and Uncle Tommy has made a tradition of giving him some instruction.  This time, we consulted YouTube, too.

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Annabelle and Alexis hanging out at the hotel pool.

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Beach Photography | Family Beach Photos

Lissa, reading a classic at the hotel pool.  That’s my girl!

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This photo is in honor of Rodney Deutschmann, teacher of the photography course Melanie and I took when we first started on our photo journey almost ten years ago.  This sort of backlit subject against a dark background always reminds me of his classes.  What an amazing teacher of photography he is.

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The “Official” pictures.  (Background people will be deleted in the next edition.)

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Beach Photography | Family Beach Photos
Beach Photography | Family Beach Photos
Beach Photography | Family Beach Photos

And finally, some iPhone fun.  My favorite iPhone shot of the trip:

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Other photos of adventures not including the big camera.

We went on a snorkeling expedition on a boat!  We saw dolphins!

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Another day, we headed to the “blow hole” and hiked in flipflops. #iPhoneX

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iPhone proof that I was on the trip!  Lunch at the golf course, and ice cream and a pineapple store in Lahaina.

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More iPhone proof of my vacation attendance.

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The end!  Thanks for looking at my vacation photos! 😀

Coronado Family Photos | San Diego Photography

Once upon a time, these two lovebirds were in my eighth grade English class. Fast forward through Tom Sawyer, the Diary of Anne Frank, learning that “A LOT” is two words, and a whole lot more living, and we met again on the beach in Coronado for a family session with their three beautiful daughters. What a joy to photograph my former students and have a chance to catch up.

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Extended Family Session | Hotel del Coronado Beach Photography

Well, I just loved this session. Immaculate styling, beautiful hair and make-up (by Jellis Faces), good kids who smiled, and a gorgeous sunset to finish off the evening! Everin Pezdek second-shot for me, and I was so grateful to have her there! Between the two of us, this was a huge session that was hard to whittle down to favorites, so here goes . . . (Be sure to check out the very last one, of the grandmother of this bunch in her amazing dress, twirling on the beach in the flaming sunset. #lifegoals)

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Southern California Photographer | Extended Family Beach Shoot

I got to photograph these clients a few years ago, and I was so excited to hear that they were coming back to Southern California! I got to take my first photography road trip to catch them near their hotel in Orange County, and it was a fun adventure! As usual, these good-looking cousins did a great job of following directions, so we were able to get tons of portraits AND candids, even though they had a large group. Hope to see them again in a year or two!!

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San Diego Photographer | Extended Family Photos
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Family Beach Photos | Hotel del Coronado

It was an honor to photograph this special family from our church on such a beautiful May evening on Coronado. They were celebrating a graduation and the coming of summer, and I was celebrating the lightly-cloudy sky that is absolutely my favorite for beach sessions!

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