The Sophia Co

hawaii + rad people = awesomeness!

Explore the most recent stories I've had the honor of capturing in paradise

Mermaiding at Sunrise | Honolulu Maternity Photographer

When we first met Jamie said she wanted for sure to shoot underwater. The challenging thing was that we would have to shoot during winter in Hawaii, when waves are huge on my favorite spots to shoot underwater. Also, that winter proved to be a very active one, with almost no break in between swells. I monitored the waves closely and we decided to try the west side of Oahu on a day where we would have a small window in between a decreasing swell and one coming in later that day.

The sunrise was amazing behind the mountains. Jamie and her gorgeous family were amazing to shoot with and her daughter is the most gorgeous girl ever! When it got time to going into the water, we had to drive up and down the coast to find the perfect spot. It wasn't super clear and sand was making the water murky, but we were still able to swim out and get some beautiful shots of Jamie swimming like a mermaid and those beautiful rays of sunlight filtering through the water. Best thing ever was that I got to be there to capture her birth story just a few weeks later and it was beautiful as well <3