A Little Rainbow ~ Hawaii Newborn Photographer

Rainbow baby girl 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 was so excited to include these new rainbow wraps for her rainbow baby newborn session.

I photographed both her siblings as newborns (and their 1st birthday sessions) 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!

Sisters sibling newborn portraits on white

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.

Elegant 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 crochet 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. Photographing this little rainbow baby brightened my day.

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