I'm starting to learn that one of the biggest joys I can have as a photographer is to see my couples live their lives after their weddings.  If they decide to have children, I get to see how their lives are shaped by these new tiny creatures.  It's incredibly fulfilling to see how much love two people can generate. Laena & Vail are no exception.  

Every time I have had the opportunity to photograph this family we incorporate part of their Hawaiian heritage into the photographs.   It is a fantastic way to  bring more meaning to images.  Their little boy is Ikaika, but I call him Iki!  He is a bundle of joy I have never ever seen with the one exception of my own overly happy child.  

See Iki's newborn photographs here!