40th Anniversary Family Portrait Poipu Kauai
The Sorensen Family made the journey out to Kauai to celebrate Judy and Rocky’s 40th anniversary with their children and grandchildren. 12 people enjoying their time together.
One of the best parts of this particular shoot for me, is that I first visited Kauai for my parents’ 40 anniversary. We had an amazing adventure celebrating our family and it is during this trip I met Janice. I think this connection contributed to really making me and Janice part of their family for the afternoon. The rest of it goes to the Sorensen family for being so open to us during the session, a real blessing.
One of my tasks is to invite people to trust the process of being photographed. The more people trust the process and open up to enjoying themselves being photographed, together, the more emotion comes through in the photos.
It is a great feeling to spend time with families visiting Kauai during the photography sessions. I am reminded of the awe I feel in the face of Kauai’s beauty and strengthened in my pursuit of unique images for each family during our short time together. While there is no guarantee that we are going to hit it off and become friends, it is a treat to have the opportunity to become friends with the people who visit the island through photography.
We ran into each other a couple more times over the course of the week, and look forward to spending time with Melissa and Matt as they enjoy an extended stay on the island.
Paul Myers is an award winning documentary wedding and portrait photographer in Kauai, Hawaii. With over 15 years of experience, he has worked as a photojournalist for newspapers and magazines and taught visual journalism at Brooks Institute of Photography. If you have a comment or suggestion, or would like to book a photographer, send me an email at email@example.com and I will get back to you. Join me on Google+, Yelp and Facebook.