Ohana means family, and family means no one gets left behind…right? Well…maybe, because we ALMOST got left behind in the beautiful island of Kauai after falling in love with this adorable little munchkin!!
Let us tell you a story,
We were on our way to Kauai from San Diego, so we figured it would be easier to have a layover in LA instead of get stuck in the traffic on our way up to LAX. We couldn’t have been more wrong!
Our flight got delayed 3 hours. No big deal, right? We FINALLY get on the plane…no A/C. No worries, they’ll turn it on eventually..right?? wrong…it took them 1 hour to realize we needed a new plane to get to Kauai safe and sound! Great. Good thing our neighbors on the plane were friendly, luminous, and a lifesaver to sit next to during this horrific incident.
14 hours later…
Yes, no exaggeration. Flight got delayed from 4 pm to 6 am. But you know what? We wouldn’t have had it any other way!
Do you ever sit next to someone on an airplane and immediately get the feeling that this person came into your life for a reason? Thank you so much, American Airlines, for delaying our flight enough for us to get to know this soulful family! They were lovely enough to invite us surfing at one of their favorite spots. After an afternoon of fun in the sun, we realized we HAD to photograph them to capture their intimate love. This wasn’t your typical family with a white picket fence and an untrained dog, they were beyond loving, caring, and passionate.
See for yourself:
Kauai left us speechless. The island sunsets warm your soul and leave you energized for generations to come. There’s something about the energy that you can only explain with a contagious smile. Every living thing on the island is genuine. The locals have their arms wide open, even the fish seem to apologize when they bump into you while you’re snorkeling!
We simply cannot wait to go back to Kauai for an engagement session!
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