Kauai Family Portrait Photography
The Melnyk Family Photographed at Anini Beach.
This session was part of a birthday gift while celebrating their family trip to Kauai. I love watching the simple joys of families together feeling the beach. The sand, the wind, the subtle currents at Anini. There are moments of discovery, watching crabs jump from rock to rock, or a sea turtle swimming just past the rocks.
It was great to meet this wonderful family.
When things don’t go according to my plan, the moments that emerge are usually a better that what I could have imagined. Just let it be, don’t get caught up in my expectations and create with the family.
The the timing worked out perfectly for this portrait session as the waning afternoon light really warmed just as we started to make the pictures. With the light in a constant state of change during sunset, form and shape, volume and contrast all take on multiple roles in their dialog determining the mood of each photo.
The Anini Coast is an ever changing and exciting place to photograph. The coastline limits the spaces and thus creates an immense backdrop for the images. Depending on the angle of the sunlight and the position of the sun over the horizon, it becomes a vastly different landscape.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and I will get back to you. Join me on Google+, Yelp and Facebook.