On New Year’s Day I spent the afternoon with the Ward Family for a family portrait photography session at Anini Beach on Kauai.
Actually, we originally started two days earlier and the weather did not cooperate. I shot a few images of the children, but the light was really drab so we decided to rebook once the rain set in.
The best part about keeping options open and re-booking with a family is that no one wants to feel uncomfortable in their family portrait. That is what we remember from being kids and going to Sear’s for portrait sessions. Yuck!
What people will remember from my family portrait photography sessions are that they had fun experiences. There is no burden in having your picture taken in a beautiful location to commemorate a wonderful family vacation. Having a family portrait is about being yourself with your family so you will look how you want to be remembered in a memorable place that touched your heart.
The energy on New Year’s Day far surpassed the gloomy day that we originally had planned to shoot two days earlier.
Lofty clouds above a blue horizon, the late afternoon light streaming in through the trees, over the horizon. Once the main poses and groupings were complete, the children had made their way out onto a few rocks where they relaxed and soaked in the wonders of the Anini coastline.
These are a few of my favorites from the family portrait photography session at Anini Beach, Kauai.
Thanks for looking.
Paul Myers is the owner of Paul Myers Pictures, a documentary photographer specializing in weddings, life events and portraits on Kauai, Hawaii. With over 15 years of documentary photography experience, I continue to find joy in showcasing the moments of everyday life. It is as simple as it sounds, my goal is to live life as a visual storyteller. Prior to moving to Kauai I worked as a photojournalist at newspapers and magazines, and taught multimedia workshops. Additionally, I taught across the curriculum in visual journalism at Brooks Institute. My short-form multimedia productions have appeared on the web sites of USA Today and the San Jose Mercury News and Story4.org. Now living on Kauai, I help people create the photographs people dream about. 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.