☼ Reed Family, Hawaii ☼ – Kyle S. Ford Photographer | Seattle, WA

Couple of friends and I recently took quite a vacation to Hawaii and Seattle. My friends cousin, Dan and his amazing wife Laura were so kind as to let us crash at their place with their family for the 5 days we were in Hawaii. I’ve got a bunch of film to send off from that trip and a blog post to come when it gets back. Any hoo, Adam had several family shoots lined up while we were in HI, and the Reeds asked me to shoot theirs while Adam shot one of his. They wanted more of a candid view of their family, so basically we just roamed around enjoying the awesome beach and sunset. The kids were a bunch of naturals, it was almost like I wasn’t there most of the time. Their blue eyes are just too captivating for me to even think about making a black and white image in this set.

I can’t believe how gorgeous the light is there. I doubt there has been one single time I’ve had that gorgeous of light in Nevada. The mountains are beautiful in their own way, but they block all of my “golden hour” lighting. Any photographer that has the pleasure of shooting here has an easy job, it also helps when the family you’re shooting just kills it all evening. Apart from being the most gracious hosts, Dan and Laura are just killer parents. They took me to their favorite place, Secret Beach, where they come as a family most often.

 

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