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!