Hawaii is a little slice of Heaven on earth. With its white sandy beaches, beautifully clear blue water, luscious flowers, and aloha spirit, it is easy to see why so many revere it as an ultimate paradise. While planning a vacation to Hawaii, there are so many activities to consider doing. Whether it is TripAdvisor, Yelp!, or just recommendations from others that have previously visited, there is no fear of being bored when you are here. However, the dilemma rests with deciding which activities to choose to make the most of your vacation. From a Hawaiian native, I have to say catching a sunrise at Lanikai Beach is a must on your to-do list!
This sweet family from San Diego knew that the sunrises at Lanikai Beach are not something to miss. So much so, that they decided to book a sunrise beach photography session for their family. Hawaii happens to be Mom’s place of birth, so they take annual trips to Hawaii for Mom to come back to visit with family and share the place of her childhood with her husband and daughter. Because they come back so often, I have been documenting this little girl since she was just six months old. It has been pleasure to document the many seasons of her young life.
Sunrise sessions have some of the most beautiful lighting. The soft oranges and pale pinks create the most stunning backgrounds. Catching the sun coming up over the ocean makes the water just sparkle. The golden hue perfectly captures the rich promises a new day holds. If the fates do not align, and you are unable to make it to Lanikai Beach for a sunrise photography session, fear not. With all the beaches on Oahu, there is surely one close to you to catch Mother Nature’s spectacular show. If you are interested in seeing more pictures from a sunrise session on Lanikai Beach, you can see them here!