Hawaii Newborn and Baby Portraiture by Simply Baby Photography { Kailua & Honolulu, HI } bio picture
  • Love is the purest form of art.

    As the mother of three (that's me to the left, with my youngest), I know all too well how fleeting baby's first year is. Your love grows along with your baby, but memories fade with passing days. What do you most want to remember about those first moments? The tiny toes, downy soft cheeks and dream smiles? The way he grasps your finger tighter than you'd imagine possible, or how she fits so perfectly cuddled into the curve of your shoulder?

    Newborn portraits are truly a once in a lifetime opportunity. And as your baby grows, there are other milestones you'll want to record- gummy grins, sitting proudly, standing tall and of course baby's very first birthday.

    Simply Baby Photography was born out of my love for my children, and my desire to capture the pure beauty of babyhood along with the special bonds of family. I would be honored to share your family's story through my art.

Baby Dillon, 5 months

One of my favorite babies is moving! I will miss the cuddles and baby bubbles, not to mention the gummy grins. Usually I recommend a sitting session at 7 months, when babies are sitting confidently, but any age is a great age to capture especially when they are this happy.

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To show how much Dillon has grown, we tried out the new scale. Safety first- he was never suspended in the air and mom’s hands were on him at all times.

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When I bought this hat, I had Dillon in mind. I knew he could rock a fedora and he didn’t disappoint! With charm like this, I’m sure everyone he meets will become his friend.

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Dillon, you (and your family) will be dearly missed! I wish you all the best and look forward to watching you grow.

The perfect end to a great year- Kailua newborn session

I couldn’t have asked for a better way to wrap up 2013 than with baby Kala’i’s newborn session. Not only was he gorgeous with a full head of hair, he was an absolute dream to photograph.

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And he was a smiley little guy too- this is just one of the smiles we captured!

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The light in the studio was especially beautiful that day, highlighting every precious detail.

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I’m always on the lookout for new props, and I was excited to try out this scale. As always, safety first- parents were edited out of this image, and he was never more than a few inches above the beanbag.

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I love witnessing the bond between parents and baby, and while not all parents are comfortable with shirtless portraits I love the intimacy of skin to skin. Holding baby close is comforting and helps regulate their temperature, heartbeat, and sleeping patterns. And of course, with ink like this, who wouldn’t want to show it off? I don’t think I’ve ever seen such beautiful and detailed work, and I just may have squealed a bit (quietly of course!).

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Last but not least, swaddling is a great way to help babies relax after a feeding break.

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I’m so glad I met you, sweet boy! I see wonderful things ahead for you.

New Moments Newborn Sessions

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New for 2014: Moments Sessions! This is a wonderful way to celebrate your new baby with a custom session designed around your 3 most important portraits. Only 2 Moments Sessions are available per month through August, and must be booked before your baby is born. You can book online at http://hawaiiphotography.bookmonline.com/schedules/SimplyBaby and select Moments Newborn. If you book before January 31, you will receive $100 off!