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Recent Sessions & News

A Little Rainbow ~ Hawaii Newborn Photographer

Rainbow baby photographed with a pastel rainbow and clouds

Baby H is her family’s rainbow, the ray of sunshine through the clouds. Her big brother and big sister adore her already, and by how much she smiled during our session I suspect she knows it!

I photographed both her siblings as newborns (and for their 1st birthdays) and they’ve grown into such kind, smart, and fun little people.

Big brother and big sister photographed holding their baby sister

We did a few pose variations and these siblings were so helpful, even with an outfit change. The studio closet has clothing options for girls from 18 months – 7 years, with select items for boys about 18 months – 6 years, so if you just don’t have the time or energy to style your older kids I’m happy to help!

Speaking of outfit changes.. lace and mohair is a soft and feminine look for sisters. I love the tones and textures of the neutral palette, giving interest while not taking away from their beautiful faces.

Family newborn portrait with baby girl

There’s no doubt where these kids get their looks. I love the almost red carpet look of the family portrait. I almost never photograph black backlit, but it works so well here and gives a real glam feel. On the left, mom is wearing one of my maternity gowns from the client closet. Many styles work well for non maternity portraits.

Newborn girl on a doll bed with a handmade blanket

Bringing a handmade, one of a kind piece can really personalize your newborn session. This sweet white blanket edged in lavender was made just for little H, and it’s a way to measure her growth through her first year and beyond. All too soon she’ll be too big to sleep under it, but if she’s anything like I was as a toddler it might just end up being her special blankie that she can’t live without.

Baby girl sleeping in a doll crib with close ups of eyelashes and cheeks

I adore H’s hair- those dark locks are so fine and soft. And her eyelashes- most babies are born with tiny, fine lashes that are hard to see. Hers were long and full already, and with her kissable lips and round cheeks she is truly a beautiful baby.

Lisa Hoang is an award winning newborn, baby, maternity and family photographer located in Oahu, Hawaii and has been in business since 2006. Her Kailua studio is warm and welcoming, with props, accessories, and wardrobe for babies, children, and mothers. To book your baby’s newborn session, use the contact form linked above or email hello@simplybabyphotography.com.

Lucky Number 7 ~ Kailua Family Newborn Photography

When I heard baby number 7 had arrived, I was overjoyed for the T family! I photographed their last 2 kids as newborns and couldn’t wait to meet the newest addition. The older siblings are all so kind, smart, and well behaved- with a great sense of humor. I love how their parents are calm and get on their level, speaking softly to provide guidance. Baby M is truly blessed to grow up surrounded by such love.

Bright eyed newborn baby girl looking at the camera

I photograph siblings frequently, but I’ve never photographed 6 siblings with their new baby! This was an exciting first for me and I’m so glad the kids were all excited to pose with their littlest sister.

Newborn baby girl photographed with 6 older siblings

Of course mom and dad got a few solo with their youngest. Dads kissing babies gets me EVERY TIME- it’s the absolute sweetest thing.

Miss Bright Eyes didn’t want to miss a moment, and I’ve rarely seen a baby only 6 days old stay awake for so long! She was calm and content most of the time, so I captured a few beautiful images of her with her eyes open.

Toward the end, she fell into a deep sleep and allowed me to photograph her in this darling white setup. The tiny wrought iron bed is one of my new favorites, and it’s perfect for newborns to one year olds.

One of my most requested setups is the white wreath- it’s so delicate and feminine, and with a few variations (dressed, swaddled, or pure) and by switching out the headbands each portrait is unique. Baby M definitely loved it, as you can see by her smiles!

Newborn girl smiling posed in a white floral wreath

Lisa Hoang is an award winning newborn, baby, maternity and family photographer located in Oahu, Hawaii and has been in business since 2006. Her Kailua studio is warm and welcoming, with props, accessories, and wardrobe for babies, children, and mothers. To book your baby’s newborn session, use the contact form linked above or email hello@simplybabyphotography.com.

Aria’s Cake Smash Session ~ Kailua 1st birthday portraits

Miss Aria has grown so much since I saw her last. To celebrate her upcoming birthday, we had a fun cake smash session. At first she was delicate with the cake, then she dove right in!

Baby girl celebrating her 1st birthday by smashing a pink and white cake

We started off with some family portraits to make sure she had time to get used to the studio and warm up. I think she knows just how loved she is- she adored all the attention.

One year old girl with parents on a white wood backdrop

Turning one isn’t always easy, and in between family portraits and her cake smash, Aria was a little out of sorts. But after some snacks and snuggles, she bounced right back! The studio bed is great for little explorers- they love to crawl to the foot and pull to stand (always carefully supervised, of course). We also brought out the tub, which photographs well and helps contain active babies. Add a little prop or two for interest, and the setup coordinates beautifully with her adorable outfit.

After the cake smash, the best way to clean up is with a bubble bath. Often, the best smiles from the session are while splashing in the tub. How cute is she in this vintage style “bathtub”?

Baby splashing in a vintage style mini bathtub

Lisa Hoang is an award winning newborn, baby, maternity and family photographer located in Oahu, Hawaii and has been in business since 2006. Her Kailua studio is warm and welcoming, with props, accessories, and wardrobe for babies, children, and mothers. To book your baby’s 1st birthday cake smash session, use the contact form linked above or email hello@simplybabyphotography.com.

Simply Baby Photography

Hawaii's Baby Photographer

Simply Baby Photography

Hawaii's Baby Photographer