Saylor Family by Sarah

Saylor Family by Sarah

We are so blessed to have Sarah become the most recent addition to the Kelilina team!  She is an incredible talent and her work speaks for itself...

"I've had the joy of photographing the Saylor family for four years in a row and it is so special every time. They are such an adventurous, joyful family and it always ends up showing through so clearly in their photos. Thankful to know such wonderful, loving humans who make this world a better place just with their smiles."

-Sarah

PRISBY FAMILY

PRISBY FAMILY

It's a bit unusual showcasing photos of which I'm in, but my husband's family was in town visiting the newest Prisby baby, our Adeline, so of course we had a family photoshoot.  Complete with his parents, his brother's family of 6, his sister's family of 5, and our family of 4, we enjoyed a week of resort relaxing, ruckus in the pool, beach-going, turtle watching, snorkeling, cousin slumber parties and celebrating 2 birthdays! 

THE MANGUN'S ..MATERNITY!

THE MANGUN'S ..MATERNITY!

During our session these two were asking about island life, when I moved here and why /2005 for the weather/, how I like it /umm..it's amazing!/, what's hard about it /missing family/, etc.  They have visited a few times already, and have wanted to make the move, but it was never the right time.  Now with a baby on the way, they don't want to be away from family.  /Good call!  It's hard without grandma!/  Hawai'i is such an extreme from anywhere on the mainland that you just have to do it and hope for the best.  Or go back.  Nothing is permanent.  Except having kids...you'll now forever be parents to that sweet baby and as they say, life will never be the same.  In the most amazing, exhausting, challenging, wonderful way.  Congrats you two:)

ROSEMARIE + JONATHAN ..MARRIED!

ROSEMARIE + JONATHAN ..MARRIED!

These two found the perfect location for their honeymoon.  Tropical, beach, ocean, secluded and oh yes...sunsets!  I joined them for one at their resort, the Fairmont Orchid on the Big Island of Hawai'i.  With perfect weather /nearly/ every day of the year, this resort which boasts it's own personal beach, luau, gourmet restaurant, palm tree-peppered pool area, sitting on the west side of the island to look straight into the sunset off the water, this was indeed the perfect spot for a romantic honeymoon getaway. 

MILA

MILA

We are so excited to help introduce Mila to the world!  Now 3 months old, she's the newest member of our Hawai'i Ohana.  Can't get enough of the little ones, and this is my favorite age...still so tiny yet growing just a little chunky, so alert and starting to add a little to the conversation:)  Thanks for cooperating sweet baby girl!

THE LIN'S

THE LIN'S

I had such a great time with the Lin's.  I also had an insightful time with the Lin's!  Being 6.5 months pregnant with a young toddler at home, I was watching this family with curious eyes.  Curious to get a glimpse into my near future.  But these two cuties were of the most well-behaved little ones I've worked with so far.  It actually looked easy.  I'm sure it won't be.

RHEA

RHEA

Congratulations to Rheannon on making it to her senior year!  We headed out to the Old Kona Airport Beach Park for the first set of photos, and having been BFF's since birth, she wanted her mom to join her for a few.  Our second session took place up mauka /mountain-side/ near Hokulia. Best wishes to Rhea in future endeavors!

SOPHIA

SOPHIA

This little doll is turning ONE!  She did not like her toes in the sand, but she was such a peach.  And those pigtails...I can't even stand the amount of adorable!

THE LEONARD'S

THE LEONARD'S

Oh, what's that? You just want to see some photos of the cutest twin girls of all time?  Okay, here you go....

BETHANY + LUIS ..engaged!

BETHANY + LUIS ..engaged!

While on vacation on the Big Island, Luis took Bethany out to the beach for the sunset...and surprised her with a ring and a proposal!  They called the next day wanting their engagement photos right away and in the paradise that it happened.  Congratulations to the soon-to-be Mr. + Mrs.!