Their smiles never left their faces. Even if one of the little ones started to fuss – a joke and a big grin from mom or dad, and it was back in a flash. This was the kind of family that you spend two hours with and immediately want to get to know better. Their laughter and joy were contagious. The pride in Olivia and Hector’s faces was hard to ignore. The three girls they had raised were growing up and starting families of their own. But those individual families were still part of one big family. A family that grows together and stays together. A parents ultimate dream right?
They were all together for a family vacation in Hawaii, and it was one special memory that’s for sure. Even with the closest families, it can be difficult to find moments like this together. Starting a family and raising children is hard work. It changes your life and the lives of those around you. Time becomes more precious than you ever thought it could be. The little ones grow up so fast, and time turns into memories. Some are fleeting memories that you can barely grasp. But some are big memories, like a family trip to Hawaii, that you remember every single detail of. And one simple photograph can help bring those memories back to life again.
Viridiana, Melina, and Bianca reminded me of me and my sisters. Still so close after all the crazy years, but letting a family vacation to the beach bring them even closer. Their sweet men Chris, Harry, and Chris were the absolute best. I know how crazy photo shoots can be, especially for the girls… But these guys were nothing but smiles! So patient and sweet and loving the entire time. And of course, the little ones: Nico, Mila, and Max… These three were hilarious. I seriously could not stop laughing. They were the picture of childhood. So carefree and wild. They couldn’t help but remind you how great it was to be a kid. They were surrounded by parents, aunts, uncles, and grandparents that adored them. And they knew it. Those are three blessed babies, that’s for sure.
I can’t thank you guys enough for allowing me to capture this incredible vacation for you guys. I hope these photographs help the memory of this trip come to life over and over again for years to come. I’m so grateful for this wonderful job of mine, and the gift I get to give to sweet families like yours!