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We got to go out and enjoy some sun today! Hubby took me to his favorite childhood beach and oh my goodness it is just the most perfect toddler beach. Barely any people and the water was so calm Riley had no fears coming in and out of the water by herself. You might notice though she isn’t totally into taking this picture right now cause this was right after we found a little crap on her and it proceeded to swim after us for 10 minutes. We moved it to the shore and it quickly disappeared so now she was a little worried 😂 this little crab gave us a lot of laughs though! We couldn’t believe how quick it was able to keep up with us! I told hubs that this is the only beach I want to come to now 😂 can I also add we get no phone service there too so it’s a nice disconnect as well! Cannot wait for summer! What are some of your summer plans? ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ #hawaiiportraitphotographer #Hawaiifamilyphotographer #Hawaiifamilyphotography #Oahuportraitphotographer #oahufamilyphotographer #oahufamilyphotography #kailuaphotographer #Familyphotography #luckyweliveHI #luckywelivehawaii #momblogger #momswhoblog #clickinmoms #embracechildhood #childhoodunplugged #honoluluphotographer #maternity #hawaiibeaches #motherhoodunplugged #summervibes #photomom #toddlermom #mompenuer #ourcandidlife #blogger #oahumaternity #hawaiiblogger #ilovekailua #beachvibes
Aloha! I wanted introduce myself and to give a warm welcome to all the amazing people (especially my fellow moms!) I met this past weekend at the New Baby Expo. What an experience- I wish I’d had more time to browse all the vendors, and I’m jealous we didn’t have all these products and resources when my own kids were tiny! I’m Lisa, and a mom to three boys, ages 13, 10, and 7 (turning 8 next month). I live in Kailua (just five blocks from my studio!) and we have two talkative Siamese cats, two friendly hens, and one goldfish so life is never dull. I like to say if babies would stay small just a little longer, I’d have a dozen- but they don’t, so I get to cuddle other people’s babies instead! I love supporting local businesses, so if I’m not following you yet comment and I’ll make sure to follow back right away. If you’d like to put your cards in my studio I’m happy to do so- come by Wednesdays from about 8:45am-11:15am when I’m in for Walk in Wednesdays. Confession: I can’t do caffeine, so chocolate (preferably dark) is how I get through long days and nights editing and doing all the paperwork that goes along with being a small business. I do most of my editing (and email!) from around 9am-midnight. If there’s anything else you’d like to know about me, just ask! Photo by @vanessahicksphotography #SimplyBabyPhotography #meetthephotographer #HawaiiBabyPhotographer #HawaiiNewbornPhotographer #OahuNewbornPhotographer #HawaiiFamilyPhotographer #HawaiiNewbornPhotography #HawaiiBabyPhotography #HawaiiMaternityPhotographer #HawaiiStudioPortraits #KailuaPhotographer #KailuaStudio
You may be moody. You may stink from time time. You may eat me out of the house and leave messes all over the house. I still love you. Today you are officially a teenager! Happy Birthday PK. . . . #hawaiiphotography #familyphotography #kailua #lanikai #aloha #kids #kailuaphotographer #lifestylephotography #canon #cutekidsofhawaii #kids #lovelovelove #hawaiilife #honolulu #instagram #birthday #teenager #birthdayboy #hawaiian #ilovehim #mammasboy
You may be moody. You may stink from time time. You may eat me out of the house and leave messes all over the house. I still love you. Today you are officially a teenager! Happy Birthday PK. . . . #hawaiiphotography #familyphotography #kailua #lanikai #aloha #kids #kailuaphotographer #lifestylephotography #canon #cutekidsofhawaii #kids #lovelovelove #hawaiilife #honolulu #instagram #birthday #teenager #birthdayboy #hawaiian #ilovehim #mammasboy
Just accept the fact that I’m posting more than normal today 🤩 When you have a happy baby and beautiful weather you grab all the photos you can 📷 Let’s get your Little’s behind miss Brooke’s camera! DM me to schedule your session! @george_hats
Here’s one for self love ❤️ my eyes may be totally squinty, you can see some of my pudge and I have hair in my face but I just love my smile in this picture. I’ve tried multiple times to delete it but I the end I can’t let go of it so I figured why not share it! Today is perfect for Friday Introductions so here we go! 🌺 I am a forced early bird. I am naturally a night owl but since having Riley I tend to get up quite early and make myself go to bed by midnight. 🌺 I love to drink milk. I’m that weird person that goes out to eat and asks if they have milk rather than soda 😂 🌺 I love collecting little animal figurines on my travels. I have a wooden camel from Africa, a little wolf from Arizona, and a little panda from Japan just to make a few. 🌺 One thing I am so happy I tried was darkroom photography. I originally hated the idea of black and white and it seriously changed my life. Now I just miss the days of working in a darkroom. It’s so therapeutic. 🌺 What is one thing you are happy you tried? Introduce yourself below! ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ #hawaiiportraitphotographer #Hawaiifamilyphotographer #Hawaiifamilyphotography #Oahuportraitphotographer #oahufamilyphotographer #oahufamilyphotography #kailuaphotographer #Familyphotography #luckyweliveHI #luckywelivehawaii #momblogger #momswhoblog #clickinmoms #embracechildhood #childhoodunplugged #honoluluphotographer #maternity #fridayintroductions #motherhoodunplugged #momtog #photomom #toddlermom #mompenuer #ourcandidlife #blogger #oahumaternity #hawaiiblogger #ilovekailua #aboutme
Happy Aloha Friday 🌈 Who else is in love with this little rainbow dress?! 😍 This is our Mother’s Day Mini Session winner’s sneak peek. She was so adorable and had the sweetest personality! I can’t wait until we do her reveal session so I can share the rest! 📸 Isn’t this worthy of a canvas? Tell me what kind of sample I should order! Fine art print, canvas, or a fun gift like a key chain👇🏼 . . . #alohafriday #rainbows #hawaiiweather #familyphotos #familypics #familyportraits #familyphotographer #oahufamilyphotos #hawaiiphotographer #oahuphotographer #fineartphotographer #lifestylephotography #hawaiiphotos #fineartprints #luckywelivehawaii #luckywelivehi #hawaii #oahu #maui #kauai #hifamilies #keiki #kailua #kailuaphotographer #childrensportraits #childrensphotography #childrenofig #childrenofinstagram #ohana
She loves these little guys. And I think they love her just as much. These duckies practically live at our house now and come running to her anytime they hear her voice. They follow her all around the drive way and even to the car down the street. I hope one day we can get her a pup, but until then, these two will do. 🦆🦆 ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ #hawaiiportraitphotographer #Hawaiifamilyphotographer #Hawaiifamilyphotography #Oahuportraitphotographer #oahufamilyphotographer #oahufamilyphotography #kailuaphotographer #Familyphotography #luckyweliveHI #luckywelivehawaii #momblogger #momswhoblog #clickinmoms #embracechildhood #childhoodunplugged #honoluluphotographer #petsofinstagram #ducktales #motherhoodunplugged #momtog #photomom #toddlermom #mompenuer #ourcandidlife #blogger #oahumaternity #hawaiiblogger #ilovekailua #ducksofinstagram
I am so blessed to say that I am booked until August 💕 Florida and Hawaii babes, can’t wait to see you again!
And here another beautiful maternity session. Congrats L+J on your little bundle of joy! 😍
Self-love isn’t always the easiest, but sometimes, it’s important to look at yourself in the mirror and just be thankful for one thing you really love about you. Me? I love my constant ability to show grace. Some years ago I felt worried I was a complete pushover, but now I know that the empathy which informs my grace is truly a beautiful gift I am thankful for. Can you tell me one (or two, or TEN) thing(s) you absolutely love about you? Drop them in the comments, I want to hear them all!! . . . #oahufamilyphotos #oahufamilyphotographer #selflove #entrepreneurlifestyle #pisces #oahuphotographer #kailuaphotographer #kaneohephotographer #militaryphotographer #hawaiiphotographer #hawaiifamilyphotographer #hawaiicouplesphotographer #oahucouplesphotographer #hawaiifamilyphotos #hawaiifamilyportraits #oahufamilyportraits #oahulifestylephotographer #familyphotography #quadcitiesfamilyphotographer #quadcitiesphotographer #qcphotographer #qcphotography #bettendorfphotographer #davenportphotographer
“Slow down and enjoy life. It’s not only the scenery you miss by going too fast – you also miss the sense of where you are going and why.” ~ Eddie Cantor. . . . #hawaiiphotography #familyphotography #kailua #lanikai #aloha #kids #kailuaphotographer #lifestylephotography #canon #cutekidsofhawaii #kids #lovelovelove #hawaiilife #honolulu #instagram #nature #life #naturelovers #pathfinder
Imagine with all your mind. Believe with all your heart. Achieve with all your might.... you are somebody’s reason to smile. . . . #hawaiiphotography #familyphotography #kailua #lanikai #aloha #kids #hawaiiinstagram #kailuaphotographer #lifestylephotography #canon #cutekidsofhawaii #kids #lovelovelove #hawaiilife #honolulu #instagram_kids #motivation #instagram
Story time! The other day we were roaming Waikiki for the afternoon. Riley was sitting in Tony’s shoulders looking at everything around her. We neared a crosswalk and suddenly Riley started yelling “FIRE FIRE🔥 !” Over and over again! We tried to tell her to shhhhh as we had tourist looking at us, looking around and looking a little worried. She continued yelling it. Finally I realized what she was saying. She saw a plumeria tree across the street and was trying to show us the FLOWERS 🌺 😂 We laughed so hard. I just love seeing her words bloom (haha see what I did there 😉)as she figures out how to communicate with us. These little word mess ups just crack me up and I cannot wait for the next one. Happy Wednesday everyone! ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ #hawaiiportraitphotographer #Hawaiifamilyphotographer #Hawaiifamilyphotography #Oahuportraitphotographer #oahufamilyphotographer #oahufamilyphotography #kailuaphotographer #Familyphotography #luckyweliveHI #luckywelivehawaii #momblogger #momswhoblog #clickinmoms #embracechildhood #childhoodunplugged #honoluluphotographer #flowers #fridayintroductions #motherhoodunplugged #momtog #photomom #toddlermom #funnystory #ourcandidlife #blogger #oahumaternity #hawaiiblogger #ilovekailua #toddlerwords
A couple weeks ago, I stepped in as a quick last minute photographer for an event called @galsthatbrunchoahu for my friend @malhbotts ! I loved being able to hang out with some wonderful ladies, eat brunch (seriously, the French toast just melts in your mouth!), and watching some beautiful Haku’s get made. If you want to get in on the next brunch or want to see more, check out the link Mal’s bio! Also side note, don’t these desserts look amazing?! ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ #hawaiiportraitphotographer #Hawaiifamilyphotographer #Hawaiifamilyphotography #Oahuportraitphotographer #oahufamilyphotographer #oahufamilyphotography #kailuaphotographer #Familyphotography #luckyweliveHI #luckywelivehawaii #momblogger #momswhoblog #clickinmoms #embracechildhood #childhoodunplugged #honoluluphotographer #maternity #gtboahu #motherhoodunplugged #momtog #photomom #toddlermom #mompenuer #ourcandidlife #blogger #primakailua #hawaiiblogger #ilovekailua #galsthatbrunch
Now that the cat is out of the bag I can finally post! I mentioned in passing to a friend of mine how bad I was wanting to do a pregnancy announcement and just like that she blurted out that a mutual friend of ours was expecting and I felt like that was the biggest sign that I was meant for this shoot. 📸 @kelsleahgarza has the cutest family. If anyone know Aurora you know she is the sassiest, most expressive little four year old you have ever met. I first met little miss during @ash.lynn.rae 's wedding and I felt so awkward talking to Kelsey like "hey I know we just met but let me take pictures of your child- I swear I'm not a creep but she's literally like the cutest kid" 🤷🏼‍♀️ Fast forward to friday morning at ridiculously early-am Aurora could not wrap her head around the thought of a baby in mommy's belly and asked if the ultrasound was a picture of a parrot. Once it finally clicked she was telling me alll about what names she had chosen for her new sibling and that she wanted a baby sister but that she would still love the baby if it was a boy (she's so kind lol) 👧🏼 This session meant a lot to me. I can honestly say I haven't teared up at a wedding or session in quite awhile but let me tell you, my allergies were STRONG friday morning. I blamed the vog but Kelsey's story has stuck in my heart since we first met and I've grown to really care about her and her growing family. I'm so thankful that the stars aligned and God put this session in my life because it really touched my heart and I feel like in a small way I was able to be apart of their journey. 🙏🏼 . . . #oahufamilies #oahumilitary #mcbh #marinecorpsbasehawaii #militaryfamilies #militaryspouse #marinecorps #oahu #kailua #oahuphotographer #kailuaphotographer #familyphotography #luckywelivehi #luckywelivehawaii #pregnancyannouncement #congrats #beautifulfamily #growingfamily #plusone
Totally forgot to post yesterday as it seemed I was running a half hour late all day yesterday. Just can’t make some days 🤷‍♀️ Anywho, I have recently taken over craft time/playgroup for Stroller Strides and I thought it would be fun to share what we are doing with you in case you want to do some fun activities with your little ones! For the month of May I focused on May flowers and what we might find in a garden as flowers begin to bloom from all of April’s showers 😉 check out the link in the bio to see all of our activities! ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ #hawaiiportraitphotographer #Hawaiifamilyphotographer #Hawaiifamilyphotography #Oahuportraitphotographer #oahufamilyphotographer #oahufamilyphotography #kailuaphotographer #Familyphotography #luckyweliveHI #luckywelivehawaii #momblogger #momswhoblog #clickinmoms #embracechildhood #childhoodunplugged #honoluluphotographer #toddlerart #toddlercrafts #motherhoodunplugged #momtog #photomom #toddlermom #mompenuer #ourcandidlife #blogger #craftymama #hawaiiblogger #ilovekailua #artsandcrafts
He’s quiet. He’s good looking. He’s polite. He’s a gentleman.... always a pleasure hanging out with this guy. . . . #honolulu #hawaii #kailuaphotographer #hawaiiphotographer #wedding #hawaiilife #teens #quiet #handsome #hawaiiboys #aloha #hawaiiinstagram #hawaiistyle #lifestylephotography
I die! Everything in this picture is just perfection 😍
This little girl of mine is 4 today!! What a great way to celebrate!! Happy birthday little C
{The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page} Saint Augustine #kailuaphotographer #childrensphotography #hawaiiphotographer
Sunset and a beautiful couple 😍
Happy Mother’s Day from Monica Lau Photography to all the supports helping raise $4000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters Hawaii during our Portrait Event! @bbbshawaii @mygymkailua @mygym_honolulu @delishmakeup @moanacheryll @lilihesshawaii @konacoffeepurveyors @lumk808 @storybookhawaii #monicalauphotography #kailuaphotographer #mothersday
Mother’s Day has been so hard since my mom passed away. It would hurt me seeing everyone spend the day with their moms and posting pictures and how I would never have that again. I wondered how I was possibly going to be a good mother without my own to lean on? Little did I know what God had in store for me🌺 He gave me Riley when I didn’t expect it and I am so lucky to have her bring me into this world of motherhood. It is one of the hardest but most fulfilling thing I have ever done. I cannot get enough of her scrunched up nose when she smiles or her laughs. I cannot get enough of watching her figure out this world. I love all her hugs and kisses. Those moments when she just comes sits on my lap and stares at me and I just wonder what is going through her little mind. She has given me amazing mom groups that I get to spend with daily. She’s given me the courage to do things I never thought I’d be able to do. 🌺 It’s been a long time since I’ve gone to the cemetery to see my mom. Today though we went up and I gave Riley a rose to give my grandma. I didn’t expect more than maybe her just to keep the rose, cry when we leave it, or maybe to just be running around like toddlers do. But sometimes our kids do something that isn’t melt our hearts. She put the rose down, bent down, and said “Hi Grandma!” With a little wave. She jumped on the stones near by while we cleaned and as we left she said “Bye Grandma! Have a good day!” It amazes me when kids do the unexpected and you didn’t even know you needed it. I love this girl so much. ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ #hawaiiportraitphotographer #Hawaiifamilyphotographer #Hawaiifamilyphotography #Oahuportraitphotographer #oahufamilyphotographer #oahufamilyphotography #kailuaphotographer #Familyphotography #luckyweliveHI #luckywelivehawaii #momblogger #momswhoblog #clickinmoms #embracechildhood #childhoodunplugged #honoluluphotographer #maternity #motherlessmom #motherhoodunplugged #momtog #photomom #toddlermom #mompenuer #ourcandidlife #motherhood #oahumaternity #happymothersday #ilovekailua #unitedinmotherhood
Why do we all get so caught up in the amount of followers we have? . . . This is an honest question. I never truly understood it and quite frankly could care less if I had a small following VS a large one. I actually prefer the first if it means a few things. . . . True engagement and interaction between us. I want to interact with YOU! I love when people comment on my posts and I love staying connected with everyone! It’s more important to me to have people following me who truly love my work and love seeing my images and my captions pop up in their feed. I want people to follow me who actually want to know me and what my brand is all about. If you follow me, you’re going to be seeing a lot of personal posts because I am my brand. My family is my brand. And my daughter is the whole reason behind my brand. I’m not trying to become famous or anything... I’m just a small town girl, who feels emotions from the depths of her soul, who is moved by meaningful and emotional images. I just want to capture special memories between you and your family that you can cherish forever. I want my followers to feel something when they see my images and maybe even take something away from them and the captions. . . Forget about how many people are following you and remember it’s all about those people who truly believe and support you and your brand.
It’s time to invest in my business by going to Sweet Rain Media’s video workshop. I’ll be out of the office until 4:30PM today, but when I return I’ll be ready to take the world by storm.....preferably AFTER a cold energy drink! . . . #newbornphotography #oahuphotographer #oahunewbornphotographer #mcbhphotographer #honolulunewbornphotographer #fresh48photographer #fresh48photography #oahumaternityphotographer #oahumaternityphotography #oahubirthphotography #oahubirthphotographer #kailuaphotographer #videophotography
Had the honor of capturing my girlfriend’s wedding last night, Congratulations Kai & Ken!!! . . . #wedding #aloha #hawaii #honoluluhawaii #hawaiiphotographer #kailuaphotographer #flowergirl #hitched #hawaiilife #weddingphoto #photography #canon #lovelovelove
Give the gift of a Legacy Portrait Session for Mother’s Day. Gift Certificates are available. 808-349-5148 includes Hair & Makeup for 2. ✨💖📸 🎁 #mothersdaygifts #monicalauphotography #legacyportraits #kailuaphotographer
It was my first time shooting at this location and I just loved!! Who wants to have a session there? Flower crown is from @ocean_dreamerr
I wish that I looked this gorgeous when I was pregnant! Her gorgeous haku lei is from @ocean_dreamerr Just perfect!
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Cute Kids of Hawaii. Happy Aloha Friday!
"Son, you will outgrow my lap, but never my heart.”
Here’s another one of my favorite seniors! Class of 2018, represent! I’ve seen him grow up since he was in elementary and I cannot believe he’s graduating soon! If you know a graduate who is still in need of senior photos, send them my way! See more senior photos on the blog today! Link in the bio! ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ #hawaiiportraitphotographer #Hawaiifamilyphotographer #Hawaiifamilyphotography #Oahuportraitphotographer #oahufamilyphotographer #oahufamilyphotography #kailuaphotographer #Familyphotography #luckyweliveHI #luckywelivehawaii #momblogger #momswhoblog #clickinmoms #embracechildhood #childhoodunplugged #honoluluphotographer #maternity #oahuseniorportraits #motherhoodunplugged #seniorportraits #photomom #toddlermom #mompenuer #ourcandidlife #newbeginnings #oahumaternity #hawaiiblogger #ilovekailua #hawaiiseniorportraits
Channeling light & using it as a giant soft box.
Fun little beach session. It’s a challenge to get everyone to actually look at you the same time. 🤦🏽‍♀️ Photography problem. 💄@islandgirlbeautyservices
One more post about this session because they are way too cute!!
❤️ the smiles on their face says it all.
Happy Hump Day!!! @alohamarketplace
Kailua Girl Squad! This last weekend’s Aloha Market Place @alohahomemarket @thehappyhaku
Baby boy has arrived! I got to visit him on his birthday, and I can’t wait to see him in studio later this week. Celebrating the anticipation and joy of welcoming babies to the world never gets old, and making expecting mamas feel as beautiful as they look is an honor. #HawaiiMaternityPhotographer #MaternityPortraits #OahuMaternity #HawaiiFamilyPhotography #KailuaPhotographer #MaternityPhotography #StrongMothers #OutdoorMaternity #SImplyBabyPhotography #CMPro #FujiPhotographers
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