Welcome! I'm a photographer, wife, mom to a sweet baby boy we call John-John, and am expecting another little boy in June.

I've started blogging to share the ideas, products, and discoveries that have made my life easier and more intentional in hopes they will do the same for you!

Hi! I'm Emily






Travel Journal: Hawaii with a Baby


Hawaii! I see what all the hype is about. I was a little apprehensive given what a trek it is to get there from the East Coast especially now with a baby in the mix (we were supposed to go in spring of 2020 when I was pregnant, but had to reschedule due to COVID), but I can say that the travel was 100% worth it. If you’re considering going to Hawaii with a baby, I’d say do it! But if you haven’t already, check out my best tips for traveling with a baby here and here. I learned A LOT!

We were lucky enough to go with my in-laws for a week and a half. While there we stayed on Oahu and The Big Island in Volcanoes National Park. The time change was a doozy for John-John (hello, 3 AM!), but otherwise it was such a family-friendly place to be. We found a few beaches with low waves perfect for a baby who always wants to be in the water. Otherwise, we just ate a ton of sushi, swam every day, explored the islands, and relaxed with a piña colada in hand. I can’t wait to go back once we have kid(s) that can entertain themselves for the flights, haha! Here are a few of my favorite photos from the trip.

Favorite Baby Friendly Beaches:

Hilo- Onekahakaha Beach Park (big tide pool with inlets to the ocean, grassy “shore,” and shade trees- perfect for families)

Oahu- Ke Iki Beach (sand, sunshine, and low waves on the North Shore)


If you're looking for photography that is so much more than just gorgeous images, it's an experience that allows you to be fully present with the ones you love, you're in the right place.

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