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What To Expect at a Beach Family Photography Session on Maui

You are visiting Maui and want some family photos but have no idea what to expect. All you know is you love your family and you want some good photos in a beautiful settings on a special vacation.

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Of course you want that one family photo of everyone together looking at the camera. I get that. But you guys and your relationships are so much more than that one photo.

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Let’s get that photo of you guys altogether right up front and then let’s play and let your family relax and have fun here in Hawaii. If you want photos at the beach, show up ready for the beach — swimsuits, shorts, worn in tee shirts… wear your beach clothes and be ready to get a little wet and sandy.

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The photo session is a mix of rest, play and pose. I am not focusing on everyone all the time. Everyone will have down time. When you are in front of the camera, its easy. Its a mix of play and pose. You don’t have to be “good” in front of the camera, Ill direct you, and its easy, you can relax and play a little too.

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All you need to do is show up and let go. Let go of any expectations, let go of any hope of controlling your family members, and show up willing to just go with what happens. Because stuff will happen, the kids won’t listen or stand still, someone steps on a thorn or gets sand in their eye or fights with their brother, the wind is blowing mom’s hair all around, and dad is wishing he was somewhere else right about now. Its all okay and normal. That is life. Showing up anyway and laughing through all this and giving hugs and cuddles and muddling through is what family life is all about. All I ask is you do it in our time as well. Show up and relax.

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I am looking for your connection and for the natural ways you relate. I want to catch the moments between you. Give your family the space to be themselves and catch their joy.

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So what to expect? Try to not have any expectations. Just show up willing. Be ready to relax and love your family no matter what happens. To let all the little things go and lean into what shows up. Will you get sandy and wet? Most definitely. Will you run and laugh and hug and kiss? oh yes. Will there be quiet moments? Yes, unless there are toddlers in tow then maybe not.

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What to Expect at a Beach Family Photography Session on Maui:

1. Cuddling in for that group photo;
2. Wearing beach clothes and/or swimsuits;
3. Getting sandy and wet;
4. Having no expectations and showing up willing;
5. Playing, resting, and posing.
6. Having fun and showing your love.
7. An easygoing time.

 

 

 

 

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