Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Kainoa

When I first walked into Abby and Oliver's home, the feeling of warmth, love, and happiness hit me immediately. Hanging out with this family is like meditation crossed with an ice cream sundae! They have one of those homes that feels like "home", even if it's not yours. So now I want them to be my new "BFF's", because they are that cool.


Of course, people this great are definitely going to have the cutest and best little baby ever! Let me tell you, Abby and Oliver love their son so incredibly much. Their eyes were overwhelmed with happiness every time they held him.

Abby and Oliver decided to name their son, Kainoa. Kainoa is a Hawaiian name, and it means "Father's Namesake" or "Junior". I LOVE this name!!! It not only ties to Oliver's heritage and has significant meaning, but it sounds cool too!

So what does a little 3 month old boy with parents like this look like? Well... I think he should be the next Gerber baby. I'm sure you will agree.





Now would be a good time to mention a few things...

First, Oliver and Abby had friends visiting from California when I was at their home. Ben and Vickie were very helpful during the photo session. Vickie and/or Ben were behind me doing funny things to get Kainoa's attention towards the camera. So THANK YOU for your help!!

Secondly, Abby and Oliver had two blankets that were very special to Kainoa, and we were able to incorporate them into the photos.

The blanket in the first photo below was made by Abby, with the help of her mom. It was soooo soft! I think Abby told me it was the first blanket she made, which was impressive because it was more like a quilt - and those are hard to make!

The second blanket (the blue one), was made by Vickie's mom, Paula. I loved how the color complimented the brown basket. And Kainoa was loving this thing... he kept putting his face on it and smiling!




The next few photos are a little more organic, but still fun. I probably could have followed Abby and Oliver around all day, just snapping photos of them holding Kainoa.







After a while, Kainoa decided it was nap time. He did so good on his first photo shoot!! But I think it exhausted him.

So before I left, I was able to snap a few photos of their gorgeous golden retriever, Rigby. I mean, even their dog is perfect! See why I didn't want to leave?!



Thank you Oliver and Abby for inviting me to your home, and asking me to photograph Kainoa. I had a lot of fun and enjoyed the photo session a lot!! I hope you like your sneak peek!!

4 comments:

Everlasting Photography September 2, 2009 at 11:09 AM  

the whole series is amazing! congrats!

Jennifer Cooper,  September 4, 2009 at 5:08 PM  

Hey Abby and Oliver, I sure liked all the pictures of your new family you had sent me recently. Baby Kanoa looks so cute and you still make quite a cute couple.

Bentley Studios September 4, 2009 at 10:16 PM  

Incredible! I am totally struck by the beauty and simplicity of the first image....very very very nice work! XXOO

susan September 8, 2009 at 5:39 PM  

These photos are AMAZING, Danielle! I am just blown away at what you can do with simple natural lighting. What a georgeous baby.

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