Here’s what I know. There is no use trying to keep kids away from the water or from touching sand at the beach. It is impossible and you might as well try to keep fish from swimming while you’re at it.
Story time: I once had a session where within minutes, MINUTES, of getting to the beach the little dude ran right into the ocean fully clothed. And oh my god did we all just laugh and laugh and laugh – baby included! Mom and dad picked him up, swung him around and that was how 30 minutes of pure, non-stop joy began. And I didn’t direct it, didn’t pose, didn’t anything at all except capture it. That was one of my very first sessions in Hawaii actually and I will never forget it. It changed me as a photographer.
Why? Because at that moment – dry clothes did not matter. Sand-free hands did not matter. Nothing mattered except that they were happy and they were together.
So let them get wet and ruin their clothes. Bring a backup outfit or better yet jump in the water with them! There are no rules and these are YOUR memories, not mine. Let’s choose joy over perfection.
ps. This is my FAVORITE session spot on the island. Take a quick scroll and I’m sure you’ll see why right away!
Are you planning a family vacation to the Big Island of Hawaii? Let me capture your family visit to Hawaii with a stunning sunrise or sunset photo session on one of the beautiful beaches in on the island. I’d love to capture memories you’ll cherish forever!