Over the past 5 years my family has grown so much! From a 19 year old kid to being 24 in a month, having 2 kids, a business and owning our own home in Hawaii. I am so grateful for our beautiful little life in Hawaii and everything we have been blessed with! Here are a few snippets of my life as an Oahu wedding photographer.
It’s easy for me to post gorgeous photos of others and hyping them up it’s rare for our family to take photos of us and capture a moment in our life. Every opportunity we’ve got to take photos has been me & my hubby, just the kids or me and the kids. This was our very FIRST photoshoot as a family of 4 can you believe that?!?! I already cherish these so much looking back. Nothing special to celebrate but the fact that we are madly in love and constantly growing together as a family.
Living our dream –
I’ve lived in Hawaii 99.9% of my life and my husband has been back in forth between his life being born in Hawaii moving to New Zealand then moving back to Hawaii where we first met. We’ve decided to raise our kids in Hawaii for the time being and we have loved every second of it. I told my husband ONE DAY in the future, my dream life would be owning a house in Hawaii and owning another house in New Zealand. That way we would spend 6 months in each home and it would be summer YEAR ROUND!
I STILL DREAM OF THAT FOR US. We are halfway there with a home in Hawaii and eventually a beautiful home in NZ to complete my dream. I want my kids to know both of their cultures being raised around their community and getting familiar in both Hawaiian & Maori.
We are so grateful to have our 2 kids Mahina & Makoa. For now it’ll be just us 4 and wanted to capture our beautiful family. Here are some photos we recently took with credit to: Rianon Stephens Photography. Thank you for taking these STUNNING photos of my heart!
Love the Benavides Ohana & whanau! xx