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christine and family – mini session at ironwoods//07/31/2015

Mini sessions. I am not sure how I feel about them.  On one hand, the clients love them.   A 15-20 minute session with a lower price tag is a big sell to the husbands (and the kids).  And I love them because its makes me work fast and efficiently and really bring my A game. Because, here’s the thing, I don’t want the mini sessions to be a “cheaper” version of my full shoot. And my standards are high — many other photographer’s mini sessions are just a series of everybody looking, posed family photos, because if you want to cover the basics, that is all you can do.  But that is not enough for me.  I want all the same in between moments and candids and little things about the family that makes them them. I want the love to show.

But I have to hustle to bring that all out in that short time with just a few clicks.  In an hour session, people warm up and things evolve and the laughter starts being genuine and the love is easily seen.  There is no warm up time in the mini session.. maybe a 1 click warm up.  The only solution I can see is to  throw away some basics and go for some feelings instead, which this family had in spades.

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Maui Family Photography at Home//07/27/2015

There is something special about shooting people where they live. I don’t get the chance much here because everyone always chooses the beach (and its awfully pretty so I don’t blame them).  But its refreshing to be in place where they live, where their toys are, where the love happens on the day to day basis.

I love shooting in people’s homes and it doesn’t particularly matter what the home looks like — its the light, the love, the connection, and the familarity of being home that makes the magic.

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Maui Family Photography at Ironwoods Beach Kapalua//07/24/2015

I LOVE shooting families and I get to do an awful lot of it on the beach. It never gets old. The light, the love, the people — its so fulfilling and fun.   What can I say about this family? They have it all… closeness, ease, joy, love, beauty.
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maui family photographer wendy laurel's image of fun lifestyle photography at ironwoods beach in kapalua-1

maui family photographer wendy laurel's image of fun lifestyle photography at ironwoods beach in kapalua-1

maui family photographer wendy laurel's image of fun lifestyle photography at ironwoods beach in kapalua-1

maui family photographer wendy laurel's image of fun lifestyle photography at ironwoods beach in kapalua-1

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maui family photographer wendy laurel's image of fun lifestyle photography at ironwoods beach in kapalua-1

maui family photographer wendy laurel's image of fun lifestyle photography at ironwoods beach in kapalua-1

maui family photographer wendy laurel's image of fun lifestyle photography at ironwoods beach in kapalua-1

maui family photographer wendy laurel's image of fun lifestyle photography at ironwoods beach in kapalua-1

maui family photographer wendy laurel's image of fun lifestyle photography at ironwoods beach in kapalua-1

maui family photographer wendy laurel's image of fun lifestyle photography at ironwoods beach in kapalua-1

maui family photographer wendy laurel's image of fun lifestyle photography at ironwoods beach in kapalua-1

maui family photographer wendy laurel's image of fun lifestyle photography at ironwoods beach in kapalua-1

maui family photographer wendy laurel's image of fun lifestyle photography at ironwoods beach in kapalua-1

maui family photographer wendy laurel's image of fun lifestyle photography at ironwoods beach in kapalua-1

maui family photographer wendy laurel's image of fun lifestyle photography at ironwoods beach in kapalua-1

maui family photographer wendy laurel's image of fun lifestyle photography at ironwoods beach in kapalua-1

maui family photographer wendy laurel's image of fun lifestyle photography at ironwoods beach in kapalua-1

maui family photographer wendy laurel's image of fun lifestyle photography at ironwoods beach in kapalua-1

maui family photographer wendy laurel's image of fun lifestyle photography at ironwoods beach in kapalua-1

maui family photographer wendy laurel's image of fun lifestyle photography at ironwoods beach in kapalua-1

maui family photographer wendy laurel's image of fun lifestyle photography at ironwoods beach in kapalua-1

maui family photographer wendy laurel's image of fun lifestyle photography at ironwoods beach in kapalua-1

maui family photographer wendy laurel's image of fun lifestyle photography at ironwoods beach in kapalua-1

maui family photographer wendy laurel's image of fun lifestyle photography at ironwoods beach in kapalua-1

maui family photographer wendy laurel's image of fun lifestyle photography at ironwoods beach in kapalua-1

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maui family photographer wendy laurel's image of fun lifestyle photography at ironwoods beach in kapalua-1

If you would like to book a Maui family photography session, just email me at wendylaurelphoto@gmail.com!!

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Lots of Love – Maui Family Photography//06/30/2015

Grandparents, four kids, and all their kids — if only I get to be so lucky as to go on vacation with all my kids and their kids in tow at some point in the future! I always envy these families and
am secretly in awe of how loving and close they seem to be. That seems to be the absolute best and its something Im hoping for with my four kids! And getting their photos done while on vacation on Maui with
everyone in tow. Its always part of the mix that not everybody is as happy as they could be (thats family for you) but somehow it all works out in that hour or two on the beach.
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maui family photography images at the beach at honua kai by photographer wendy laurel-8

maui family photography images at the beach at honua kai by photographer wendy laurel-8

maui family photography images at the beach at honua kai by photographer wendy laurel-8

maui family photography images at the beach at honua kai by photographer wendy laurel-8

maui family photography images at the beach at honua kai by photographer wendy laurel-8

maui family photography images at the beach at honua kai by photographer wendy laurel-8

maui family photography images at the beach at honua kai by photographer wendy laurel-8

maui family photography images at the beach at honua kai by photographer wendy laurel-8

maui family photography images at the beach at honua kai by photographer wendy laurel-8

maui family photography images at the beach at honua kai by photographer wendy laurel-8

maui family photography images at the beach at honua kai by photographer wendy laurel-8

maui family photography images at the beach at honua kai by photographer wendy laurel-8

maui family photography images at the beach at honua kai by photographer wendy laurel-8

maui family photography images at the beach at honua kai by photographer wendy laurel-8

maui family photography images at the beach at honua kai by photographer wendy laurel-8

maui family photography images at the beach at honua kai by photographer wendy laurel-8

maui family photography images at the beach at honua kai by photographer wendy laurel-8

maui family photography images at the beach at honua kai by photographer wendy laurel-8

maui family photography images at the beach at honua kai by photographer wendy laurel-8

maui family photography images at the beach at honua kai by photographer wendy laurel-8

maui family photography images at the beach at honua kai by photographer wendy laurel-8

maui family photography images at the beach at honua kai by photographer wendy laurel-8

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maui family photography images at the beach at honua kai by photographer wendy laurel-8

If you are interested in booking Maui family photography, just shoot me an email at wendylaurelphoto@gmail.com or text me at 808.280.2911. Have a great day!

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Two Bride Lesbian Wedding on Maui – love wins!//06/29/2015

I am very happy to have this editorial shoot featured on Style Me Pretty! This shoot meant alot to me personally and is dedicated to my sister. A big thank you to all the vendors involved: Cake Fantatics, Opihi Love, Dellables Florals (how is that dress?), Maui Sweet Cakes for the cookies.

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floral double exposure of two brides

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