North Shore Maui Morning Family Photo Shoot

I photographed the Jessen family about two and a half years ago when their oldest son Jack was only a few months old. (See that first family photo shoot here!)  It was really cool that they wanted to come back and do another session with me to celebrate their new addition, six month old Jordan. This is the cutest family!  They knew they wanted to do a North Shore Maui morning family photo shoot.  And I was happy to oblige.

Baldwin Beach is typically my go to morning spot. But they had already done Baldwin Beach last time.  I only shoot on the North Shore in the morning because the light quality is better there than anywhere else on the island. Luckily, I had this other beach in mind that I absolutely love but had yet to do a full session there.   It was just down the road in Sprecklesville.

So, Tonya, Jeff, and the family met me at this dirt turn out and we headed to the beach together.  We had the beach all to ourselves.  It was a super clear day with a great view of the West Maui Mountains.  What’s really cool about this beach is the blue water, the West Maui Mountains, and the palm trees there.  Palm trees aren’t super typical on the North Shore.  It’s difficult to find a spot that you can have North Shore light, palm trees, and the West Mauis in the background.  This little beach offered some really cool greenery that we could use.  It was pretty awesome.

What I loved most about this session (which is my hope for all sessions) was that it kind of just felt like a family playing at the beach. And I was just there enjoying the beach with them.  It was really cool that once we got all the standard shots of everyone looking at the camera, we started to get some more candid shots. Jack was running through the water and Dad even jumped in the water with him at one point!  Mom and baby were playing on the sand watching the boys play in the surf.  That was the most fun for me.  How do I know when it’s been a great photo shoot?  When I come home from the beach covered in sand and soaked from the waist down!

Tonya, Jeff, and family:  Thank you so much for choosing me to photograph your growing family! It was such a fun North Shore Maui family photo shoot!   Finally, I hope your awesome photo shoot inspires other families to have a fun-filled session like yours.


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