These Hawaii family photos are the dream Waikiki vintage vibes!!!! Amanda and her family live on the North Shore of Oahu so they have plenty of everyday photos in remote areas of the island. For their family photos, they opted for the height of iconic Waikiki photos to capture the hustle and bustle of the city!!! She really envisioned the palm trees, hotels, and busy streets in the background of all of her images.
We started at the gorgeous Moana Surfrider hotel. Amanda and her boyfriend used to meet up during lunch breaks and sit on the beautiful porch when they were first dating almost a decade ago. It’s where their love story really began! It was super meaningful to have the whole family together for these photos!!
From there we strutted across crosswalks, took (in Amanda’s words) “cheesy but necessary” photos in front of the famous Duke statue. She wanted the kids to have this photo to look back on. Then we of course ended on Oahu’s famous Waikiki beach for the final images!!! We were lucky to have just a little bit of rain which brought the most gorgeous rainbow out!
This session had my WHOLE heart!!! Amanda was actually my own personal wedding planner and at the time, I wasn’t a full-blown wedding photographer just yet. To travel to Hawaii and take her photos was an absolute dream with the roles reversed!!! She has been the most incredible supporter and it was so special to be able to meet her whole family!! Plus they’re just the cutest ever!!! Bringing her vision to life was a dream come true for me!! Do yourself a favor and book yourself wedding vendors who will be friends with you for life!!! 🙂
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Hawaii Family photos by Rachel Christopherson, Hawaii wedding photographer