Todd & Diana’s Morning Photo Shoot at Launiupoko Beach Park

 

 

Launiupoko Beach Park is a very pleasant location; it is ideal for kids, families, sun bathers, surfers, and swimmers, and a great place for both family and couples portrait photography. Although sunset’s can be spectacular, a morning photo shoot at Launiupoko Beach Park offers it’s own special qualities of light and shadow, color and hue and is often not nearly as crowded as the afternoon may be. So, Todd and Diana opted for the morning light and we met there at 7am. At sunset time, we start in the park, and end at the beach; in the morning, we start on the beach, and end in the park.

Todd & Diana’s morning photo shoot at Launiupoko Beach Park Banyan Tree

morning photo shoot at Launiupoko Beach Park Banyon Tree

 

The Family Together on Maui

The family together on Maui is a special time. Sometimes, grandparents don’t live nearby, visiting is kind of rare, maybe a few times a year, maybe less. For the parents, talking with their parents, on the phone, is more common. Even for the grandchildren, talking on the phone is not uncommon. But, that’s not quite the same as being together. And being together on Maui makes it that much more memorable, and fun. Of course, family portraits are a really good idea, and what better place for family portraits on Maui than one of its world-class beaches at sunset!

The family together on Maui at Kamaole III Beach Park

The family together on Maui at Kamaole III Beach Park

A Parade of Fathers


A parade of fathers is an audio visual slidshow compilation of family portrait images showcasing father’s and their sons and daughters. As suggested in a previous post, A Parade of Mothers, Father’s Day is too paltry an acknowledgment of what fathers really do, day in, day out, month after month, year after year. What does it mean to be a father, as distinct from a parent? What is the father’s role in the family, in society, as a human being?

Fatherhood, and motherhood, are two of the most significant archetypes in transpersonal psychology. The views, beliefs, values and responsibilities of this role, as father, is steeped in human history. Every people, every culture, throughout human time, has fathers, and mothers; fathers have had significant roles to play, most notably protection and provision. Interestingly, the function of those roles is based largely on perception. If there is a perception of danger, or of scarcity, then protection and provision take on ways and means very different than if the perception is one of safety and abundance.

Symbolically, the father is the one who takes us farther. The farther father; further along the journey towards a better understanding of protection and provision; to a new world, a new consciousness. Understanding is very much needed in today’s world of apparent danger and seeming scarcity.

Let us grow farther towards understanding…..

 

A Parade of Fathers

A parade of fathers


 

Paul & Marley at Launiupoko Beach Park

Paul said he was a personal trainer and wanted some pictures with he and his wife, also a fitness instructor. I didn’t realize Paul was one of those extra-ordinary physiques. Oh, you may see some like him now and then on television or a magazine; but, rarely in everyday life. This kind of ‘body sculpting’ takes a lot of dedication and commitment. So, Paul and Marley at Launipoko Beach Park was a one unlike any other. Launiupoko Beach Park is a one of Maui’s sweet spots. When the west side waves are breaking high enough, surfing is really good there. A breakwall makes for a delightful kiddy pool. The park has a large expanse of tree shaded grassy areas with picnic tables, barbecue pits, and a view of Lanai and Kahoolawe islands. And, of course, it has a very pleasing sandy beach.

So, Paul, Marley and I spent about an hour at sunset time talking story and taking pictures….

 

Paul & Marley at Launiupoko Beach Park

Paul & Marley a Launiupoko Beach Park during sunset


 

A Parade of Mothers

an image used in the A Parde of Mothers ost

This Parade of Mothers post is a small tribute to mothers, on Mother’s Day, 2016. All the images in the slide show below are taken from family portraits over the years. In almost every family portrait session, there are some shots of mother with daughter (s), mother with son (s) father with daughter(s), father with son(s) (Father’s Day will see a post titled Parade of Fathers).

We are all born of mothers. I once heard somebody say ‘we are all born alone, and we die alone.’ I couldn’t help but ask if we are born alone, where were our mothers at the time? The bond between a mother and child is perhaps the most significant bond any human being will form and lays the foundation for healthy attachments, and healthy separations, throughout our lives. Mother’s Day is too paltry an acknowledgement of what mothers really do, day in, day out, month after month, year after year. And yet, it is what our culture affords us. Still, in our hearts, we can think of our mother, many times a month, if not a day, and say, if even we may have been undeserving of less than loving treatment, ‘I love you.’ It is not the love we receive that fills us, and heals us, but, rather, the love we give.

A Parade of Mothers