Big Island Family Photos | Waikoloa Beach | Kirk Family Photos

Waikoloa Beach is one of my favorite beaches to meet families and photograph them! The Kirk family was just so much fun. We laughed the whole time and I just love, love, love meeting families that clearly love each other. That was the Kirk family.

Enjoy the Kirk family photos! God blessss you cool kids today.



Photographed for Kelilina Photography

Jones Family

I've known Christine (she's Teeni to me, though) ever since I can remember. My older sister was close, close friends with Teeni ever since middle school. The Jones family is beautiful (for proof, scroll below) and so full of joy. We were laughing the entire session...well, also there was some serious bribing to exchange smiles for gummies. But, we've all been there! No shame.

We had the Jones family session at one of their good pal's farm. The Jones family brings their kiddos over there and get to ride some beautiful horses. Teeni and I were in 4H together in the younger years and she worked on my family's horse farm for years so it definitely was fitting that horses were involved in her family photo session.

Enjoy the Jones family, friends! 


Rilynn + Christian

While I was recently in Texas, shooting Eric + Shelby's wedding, I had the joy of visiting my sister and her adorable little family. Two of my (many) sister's, my grandma I hopped on a plane and made our way to Dallas, Texas for a visit! And I think it's safe to say that I'm a tad obsessed with my niece and nephew. 

They. Are. Precious.

They also have more energy than four adults combined. #TRUTH

Now...I know you are going to look at these photos and think, "Oh, that little girl is a baby model, right?" Because, let's be real, she's just that perfect. HER EYES ARE CAPTIVATING! 

Please enjoy their adorable little baby-sized faces.

The Berts

I wish that everyone had the honor of knowing the Bert family!

Please enjoy a few photos from the Bert's family photo shoot from the fall.

Aren't they beautiful?!

-Sarah Gehman

The Bernhardts

The Bernhardt Family

Kind. Hospitable. Witty. Creative. Beautiful (as if that needed to be said).

          Most of the wednesdays of my junior high years were spent at the Bernhardt's home and I'm thankful for every single one of those Wednesdays. They so kindly welcomed me and my wild self into their home, weekly. Madelyn was and still is one of my closest friends from high school - I love her dearly. 

          It was time for this beautiful, well coordinated family to finally be in front of the camera! We walked around Steinman Park (where Mr. + Mrs. Bernhardt were engaged) and then finished our time off at Buchanan Park in Lancaster City. 

Enjoy the Bernhardt family photos!


The Saylors

          I know Heidi because she was a high school friend of (one of) my older sisters. We've stayed connected over the years and I even got to shoot family photos for the Saylors two years ago. Unfortunately, last year I could not take photos due to being out of the can see how this would cause a problem. But, I was so excited when Heidi contacted me a few weeks ago asking for family photos. This was BY FAR my favorite family photo session that I've ever shot. The Saylor family is adventurous and full of so much life...there was no way it could go wrong. Ben and Heidi are total champs. They pushed their stroller with three kids (one being a newborn) for a mile and a half to the white cliffs and a mile and a half back. 

Ben and Heidi make beautiful children, as you see below. They even just welcomed their new little girl into the family a few short weeks ago. Welcome to the world, little Cypress! Their adorable little ones passed time on our long walk by picking fresh raspberries from the many, many bushes along the way. Yes, I ate a handful or three. Yes, they were delicious! BOY did it feel like a summer night. 

Enjoy the photos and I'd love to hear which ones are your favorite.