Waikoloa Family photography session at A-bay (Anaehoomalu Bay)

Robert and Tia Yagi met in college at University of Hawaii in Hilo and fell in love at first sight, 9 years later and 1 year into their marriage a little blessing was born. Kainoa James Yagi-born July 10, 2014. Born just weeks before Hurricane Iselle hit the East Side of the Big Island and in Pele’s direct path of her current flow this family came to overcome so much right from the start. This session was a nice break from the scary reality of nature’s destruction for the Yagi family. At 8 weeks old this was Kainoa’s first time not only to the West Side of the island but the first time to the beach. He loved squishing his feet around in the sand and even fell asleep to the sound of the waves crashing behind them. They are so happy to have had these pictures taken of Kai-they cherish them. Babies are only so small for so long-he almost looks like a doll in most of the pictures. They used the picture of their feet in the sand as their Christmas card to send out to their families on the mainland.

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Shediac family photography, Laforest-Bastarache family

I was so excited to take family photos for my best friend France and her extended family.  While on vacation on the East Coast of Canada , I managed to pin this family down for a photography session, which was no small feat! I have known France since I was all of 13 years old when her family moved to our town and we became pretty much inseparable until high school graduation (as well as very good at getting into trouble together!).  I know these personalities and what the REAL dynamics and expressions SHOULD be.  I think I managed to capture the love and craziness between all of these amazing people.  I love you guys!

Shediac Family Photos © Karen Loudon photography
shediac photographer
Shediac Family Photos © Karen Loudon photography
Shediac Family Photos © Karen Loudon photography
shediac family photographer
Shediac Family Photos © Karen Loudon photography
Shediac Family Photos © Karen Loudon photography
Shediac Family Photos © Karen Loudon photography
shediac family portraits
Shediac Family Photos © Karen Loudon photography

Big Island family photography, the Dukes at the Mauna Lani

I met up with The Duke Family yesterday at the Mauna Lani Resort, one of my favorite locations for a beach session! Our session has been originally scheduled for the day before but it has been really windy and besides that, the Dukes found themselves exhausted after a misguided hike to the blue lagoon, so we decided to reschedule for the following day. It turned out to be a great decision, the weather was  perfect, and I was able to capture some beautiful sunset shots! Just watching the way this entire family interacted with each other, you could completely feel the love between them! They were so kind and warm, I felt so at home with them! There are many beautiful images from this session and I just can’t wait to share them, but for now please enjoy this sneak peek. Happy Saturday!

Big Island Family photography
Big Island Family photography
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Contest: Win a photography portrait session on the Big island of Hawaii

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Prize: A portrait session of your choice (engagement/family/maternity/boudoir/trash the dress) with Karen Loudon

-Entrants will be judged on the best pinboard, the winner will be announced on August 31!

Marley, 6 days old

Meet Marley, 6 days old. I Loved this little one even though she did fight me and her mom on the whole sleeping thing. I love the awake photos just as much as the sleepy ones, and how adorable are her chubby cheeks!

The Dishon Family, A-Bay, Waikoloa

I am loving my family beach photo sessions!  This family was visiting from California, and had a very windy day at A-bay (Anaeho’omalu Bay), Waikoloa for a beach photo session.  The kids were a lot of fun – they started off not really looking too keen to have their pictures taken, but ended up telling jokes and making everybody laugh.  I loved photographing them at the water’s edge, jumping in the sunset and enjoying each other. 

The Banache Family, Mauna Lani Resort, Big Island of Hawaii

If you had to ask me what I love most about photography, it would be the ability to photograph everything and everyone. I don’t limit myself to one type of session. One of my favorite sessions has to be photographing families. The Banache family was no exception. Emma and Coulton were willing to be silly at any time, and were also great with their sweet twin baby sisters who were 6 months old! …… aren’t they just the cutest little things you have ever seen? I had a blast capturing the Banaches on their family vacation at the Mauna Lani Resort. Here are a few of my favorite shots!

The Lohse Family, Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Big Island Hawaii

Vacations in sunny Hawaii are the perfect time to schedule a family beach portrait session.  I always LOVE photographing families at the beach! The  sand and water create the perfect soft backdrop for portraits and it’s just a magical place to be. The weather for this session was bright and hot!  But the children were such troopers and held out long enough for us to get some gorgeous photos of this stunning family. Thank you so much Lohse family for trusting me to capture your vacation memories! This session was photographed at the Mauna Kea Beach hotel,  which is fronted by one of  the best beaches on the island,  Kauna’oa beach. The sand is a perfect crescent shape and extends for almost 1/4 mile so you get that gorgeous tropical turquoise color.