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September 16, 2020

Beauties and the Beach – Mommy and Me Maui Family Portraits

What a dreamy evening it was for Lauren and Little Lauren’s mommy and me session! The perfect opportunity for some Maui Family Portraits.  It was a very special day as it was mamma Lauren’s 40th birthday!! Motherhood looks good on Lauren, she doesn’t look a day over 30! 

It was really special to be able to photograph these two, I also photographed Lauren’s maternity portraits and baby shower at the Maui Lavender Farm (see those gorgeous photos here). To see little Lauren grow and mamma Lauren grow into motherhood has been an amazing thing.

More Than Just Clients

Although I love all our clients, this dynamic duo holds a special place in my heart. I have known Lauren almost as long as I have been in Hawaii. When I first moved to Maui in 2006, I took a job as a manager at a tacky tourist trap restaurant that shall remain unnamed. I first met Lauren when I hired her to be a server at the restaurant (she was overqualified and made me look good LOL).

After I quit that awful job, I became best friends with Lauren’s sister Adiel and have been able to stay close and see Lauren evolve into her own as a hair and makeup stylist and now mom.

I would have never guessed all those years ago, where we would be today ( in so many ways) but I am so glad I met her and get to continue to know her and see her sweet girl grow.

baby kisses on the beach
mom and baby footprints on the beach
baby on a maui beach
mom and baby
These sweet moments with the bright sun as a backdrop just feel so magical.
I mean, how is she 40? I want to see some ID!
woman on the beach
baby playing in waves
mom walking on the beach with baby
mom and baby looking at each other
I love the mix of navy blue and mustard, they compliment each other so well and look great on the beach!
mom kissing baby
maui beach portraits
baby moana outfit

Little Lauren is obsessed with Moana ( hey join the club kid ) so of course we had to incorporate her Moana outfit into the shoot. She watches it multiple times a day and sings along to all the songs.

Mahalo Mamma Lauren and Little Lauren for sharing your evening with us, I can’t wait to document it as the years go on, and Happy Birthday!!!

Time of Day: Sunset

Location: Southside Beach

Maui Family Portraits Photographer: Karma

See another recent Maui Family Portrait with the Cortez Family

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  1. CJ says:

    I love this so much! What a gorgeous pair. And the Moana costume! SO cute!

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