The Strevey Family at Makua Beach Park, HI | Oahu Family Photographer

Are your ready for gorgeous morning light? This was my first time shooting at Makua Beach Park  and boy was it breathtaking!

Amanda and her family were visiting Oahu from the mainland. Since they were staying at Aulani A Disney Resort and Spa, they wanted to have their session somewhere different but not too far away from the resort. I sent her a few locations to choose from and was so overjoyed when she picked Makua Beach. This beaches potential is definitely overlooked. Though it is a 30 min drive from the resort there is no traffic going in that direction in the morning.

This location is perfect for families and couples, it is very isolated and is almost as far west as you can drive. Durning the week there is hardly anyone there and the vastness of it makes you feel like you have the whole place to yourselves. Not to mention the mountain range stretching out to Kaena point is so majestic. I think it has easily become one of my favorite locations to photograph at.

Amanda’s girls kept me on my toes as they drew in the sand and ran around. It was low tide so the cove there gave us a nice safe area for the girls to play in. For most of our session, the sun was still rising, it was just barely peaking up over the Makua mountain range behind us giving us amazing soft light.  Just as we were finishing our session rainclouds were drifting off in the distance and a beautiful rainbow appeared. It was the perfect way to end our time together. It just doesn’t get any better than that.

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