BABY REDMOND ..PART I

BABY REDMOND ..PART I

Pregnant with their first child, I invited Adam + Vicky to my home for a private maternity session. We quickly got to know each other, and I learned a little history of the name they chose for their baby boy, which came with an amazing story beginning with a little random kindness. This little soul is already so very blessed.   

BABY REDMOND ..PART II

BABY REDMOND ..PART II

After the excitement of a maternity session always comes...the waiting! With great anticipation, Baby Redmond has made his appearance, and boy is he handsome! A newborn session can be tricky, especially if they won't fall asleep. Even though he wanted to stay awake and keep an eye on me...he kept his eye on me! And was a perfect angel. Welcome to the world, Redmond!

THE WENTLANDS

THE WENTLANDS

I photographed this family /when they were a family of four/ for the first time when I was pregnant with my 2nd child. So naturally, I was watching them in complete wonderment during the whole session, getting a glimpse of what doubling our load would entail. When they came back to the island as a family of 5, I had just found out I was pregnant again....so I found myself in a deja vu. I was watching very closely this time, as again, these children were some of the most well-behaved, sweet little darlings I'd ever met.

THE OTOOLS

THE OTOOLS

In planning their Hawai'ian vacation from California, the O'Tool family decided to schedule in a family photo session.  They also wanted a backdrop a bit unique to the islands, since they do have nice beaches in California as well.  How about a lava rock shoreline?  This is even fairly unique to the Big Island in particular, as the other islands in the chain have lost a lot of their lava shoreline to sandy beaches over the years....many, many, many years.

THE GOLDMANS

THE GOLDMANS

I've had the pleasure of photographing this family for the past couple of years...first when they renewed their vows at their original wedding spot at the Mauna Kea Resort...and again when they came back with their 3rd child!  They are such great people to be around, and I hope to see them again and again!

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 MANGUNS ..MATERNITY!

THE MANGUNS ..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!