The Makaimoku Family | Family Pictures on the Beach


You know, I hear people complain a lot lately about the little app we all have called Instagram. I know, especially as a business owner, it can be hard with the algorithms constantly changing and the comparison game it can lead to. But when we use it as a resource to help us create real connections with real people off of the app, instead of just using it to fulfill some sort of satisfaction through likes, it can actually be an amazing thing. Bailey and her family are a perfect example of that.

Bailey is an incredibly talented photographer based in Oahu, Hawaii currently with her husband and adorable little girl. We met through Instagram and our similar taste in humor and photography lead to a fast friendship including lots of double chin selfies and late night “mom-chats”. When she suggested that I fly out and stay with her sometime I never thought it would actually happen… until it did.

Before the AFP Getaway in Hawaii even became a thing, my plane ticket had been purchased and I had no plans except to sleep on Bailey’s couch, hog all of her food, and enjoy the island life for a bit. Obviously my week in Oahu became a lot more than that, and I’m so glad it did because our little destination retreat was a blast, but first and foremost it was about friendship and connections with an awesome human who I just so happened to meet through Instagram. 

When I was in the middle of planning the shoots for my Getaway I obviously begged Bailey to let her family model for one of the sessions. Bailey convinced her husband Keawe that some free pictures wouldn’t hurt (husbands always take the most convincing 😉 ), and they made all of our family session dreams come true. Bailey’s adorable floral romper was made for her, and Auden’s mustard dress added the perfect pop of color against the blue ocean water. Auden was ready to get back to playing and eating sand so our session didn’t last too long, but it was playful and fun and exactly what I wanted.

Scroll down and check out this picture perfect family. And maybe grab a little inspiration for your own family session!

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