coen + family | botanical gardens | oahu lifestyle photographer

Heeeeeeee’s baaaaaack. The boy, the myth, the legend: Coen. And he’s got words to say. My favorite is, “Whaaaaat?” The terrible twos are coming up for this kid so we had to capture what’s left of his one-ness. Erin (his mom) booked me for a shoot to get some photos of him with her sister and her parents and oh. my. gosh. They’re the cutest. It’s absolutely no secret that I love greenery but go ahead and throw in a cute kid with dimples and his family that he adores (and the promise of ice cream), you’ve got yourself a recipe for some great photos. So without further ado, here’s Coen.

EmmaLee | Queen Emma Park Baby Portraits | Oahu Lifestyle Photographer

Last week, I had the privilege of getting some shots of sweet little Emma. This girl is the literal cutest. Lashes, dimples, curls. The whole package. It was also so fun getting to catch up with her mom and grandma (who I’ve known for about 10 years now, whoa) and play with Emma a bit. It had rained the night before and the location we were going to shoot at was pretty muddy, but we made it work! I loooove taking photos of babies because you really get to see their personalities unfold before your eyes as they grow more comfortable with you being there and they’re just natural models.


Coen | Queen Emma Park Cake Smash | Oahu Lifestyle Photographer

I cannot believe this kid is turning one already! His mom, Erin, has been one of my sister’s best friends since I was in middle school. So it’s safe to say she’s pretty much my adopted sister. I took her engagement photos back when I really had no idea what I was doing with my camera. My sister and I danced hula at her wedding. When I found out she was pregnant, I was so so so incredibly happy and excited to be an aunty and have a child to spoil. Coen was one of those infants that didn’t look like an alien when he was fresh out the womb. Literally the cutest thing from the very beginning and it’s so painful but so fun to watch him grow. Every chance I get to babysit this kid, I take it and turn it into a mini photoshoot. But this time, we had a legitimate reason to have a real shoot. These cake smash photos get me smiling every time I look at them!