This little one is completely energized by all forms of water and especially the ocean, just like her daddy. Her Hawaiian name translated makes a direct reference to the ocean so this should come as no surprise. Yet, I always find myself mesmerized when watching her petite figure dance along the water’s edge, wanting so desperately to enter. This is her happy place. No doubt.
These images were taken during our June family vacation to Australia. We had a magical time and the Sunshine Coast (pictured here) was the final leg of our journey and hands down our favorite spot. Absolutely breathtaking in every way imaginable. On this particular morning we ventured out early into our little town, picked up some amazingly delicious coffee and breakfast to go, and enjoyed a misty Sunshine Beach picnic. While the children played peek-a-boo with the waves and our sweet babe was nestled fast asleep on my chest, our hands reached out for each other. We both knew how perfect this moment was in this busy world of ours.
Our Cherish this Day theme for June is “jump” and boy did my little girl jump (AND hop, skip, and run) all over this beach. There was no stopping her. Hope you enjoy these candid images, and please head on over to the Cherish this Day blog to see our collective work. So grateful to be on this journey with this group of gifted photographers.