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July 4, 2018

Watermelon Mini Session

Happy Fourth of July!

I love summer, the sun is out, kids are playing outdoors and our nation’s colors are seen in store windows and decorating porches. There are parades, fireworks and there is always the smell of BBQ drifting throughout neighborhoods and small towns. I knew I had to shoot a mini session celebrating all things summer.

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In case you haven’t been following my instagram, I’m spending the 4th of July in Canton, Illinois. It’s a tiny speck on the map that has all the small town feels that I didn’t know I was missing. family photo shoot, family photo session, family photography, Hawaii families, Children’s photo session, water melon mini session, 4th of July, sparklers, fireworks, 4th of July mini session, chilren’s portraits, Hawaii photos, Hawaii photography, oahu photography, oahu photographer, oahu blogger, oabu family photography, oahu photo shoot, oahu photographer, family beach photos, outdoor photoshoot, outdoor portrait session

 

My husband is from here and wanted to give us the All-American 4th of July that he grew up with. I love Hawaii but it just doesn’t have the same apple pie vibe that comes with fields of corn and and front porch sitting.

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This vacation has been incredible, I’ve seen another side of my husband through stories and the memories he has shared with me. I spent evenings chasing fireflies barefoot in the grass and playing with our children. We rode bikes, fed geese and spent more time with family than I had in years.  family photo shoot, family photo session, family photography, Hawaii families, Children’s photo session, water melon mini session, 4th of July, sparklers, fireworks, 4th of July mini session, chilren’s portraits, Hawaii photos, Hawaii photography, oahu photography, oahu photographer, oahu blogger, oabu family photography, oahu photo shoot, oahu photographer, family beach photos, outdoor photoshoot, outdoor portrait sessionThe girls have loved their time here with grandma and grandpa. To say they have been spoiled would be an understatement but I’ve loved seeing them so happy. Leaving will be bittersweet, I feel like I’ve found apart of myself in this small town. Our vacation is coming to a close but I have tons of pictures to look back on this time in our family’s lives. family photo shoot, family photo session, family photography, Hawaii families, Children’s photo session, water melon mini session, 4th of July, sparklers, fireworks, 4th of July mini session, chilren’s portraits, Hawaii photos, Hawaii photography, oahu photography, oahu photographer, oahu blogger, oabu family photography, oahu photo shoot, oahu photographer, family beach photos, outdoor photoshoot, outdoor portrait session

Hayden thoroughly enjoyed herself and by the end of the shoot everything from her hair to her toes were covered in sticky sweet juice. The shoot was a success and I cannot wait to offer these next year!

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Kali got in on the fun and was proud to display her American Flag and light sparklers!

I hope you and your family have a great 4th <3

Warmly,

Storm

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  1. Kristen Giles

    July 6th, 2018 at 7:10 pm

    Oh my goodness, those two are adorable with their little wagon and watermelon and this is so perfect for Independence Day. Sweet watermelon treats are such a perfect way to get kids to sit still too, ha!!

  2. Storm Pierre

    July 6th, 2018 at 11:49 pm

    I thought this was a perfect Fourth of July mini session! I mean doesn’t watermelon just scream summer?!

  3. BROOKE FLANAGAN

    July 10th, 2018 at 8:11 pm

    Awe, I love this watermelon mini session. Your girls are so stinking cute and I love their outfits. I bet their July 4th was awesome!

  4. Cathryn DeLine

    July 12th, 2018 at 8:23 pm

    Shut the Front door!!! This mini session is too adorable!! What amazing sister memories were captured!!

  5. Janessa Harris

    July 15th, 2018 at 6:13 pm

    I adore this so much. Your girls are so beautiful and I love the message. Time with family truly is priceless!

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