Center of Attention

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We woke up super early in the morning to head down to the beach to catch the beautiful Hawaiian sunrise for the Coldiron family session. 

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It was a perfect morning with a cool breeze and waves gently rolling in.

As we started out, everyone was so sweet and understanding, and after we captured a few formals at the beginning I sent them off to go explore and play.

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Photographing a large group gets a little bit trickier with trying to make everyone look natural and having fun, but I met the challenge with energy and enthusiasm!

My favorite tip to break the ice quickly? Get them laughing and moving!

And my tactic worked because before I knew it everyone was walking around and just letting moments happen organically, and when they didn't, I just pulled a couple off to the side and gave them a few prompts to get them going.

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With this session I knew from the phone call that it was gonna be all about baby. As all babies are, they easily become the center of attention, and I really wanted to show that in this session. I wanted show everyone surrounding him and just loving on him.

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We added on a cake smash at the end and a surfboard swim with dad and mom to wash up. Then we finished the adventure with some baby bum photos! It was a perfect end to beautiful morning and a beautiful beach all to ourselves.

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Location: Waianae, Hawaii
Cake: Cupcake & Things Hawaii
Swim Shorts: Minnow