I am SO excited about today’s post!! Patrick and I actually got in front of the camera (for once!) for an adventurous couples session on the Big Island of Hawaii! As a photographer, I find it super valuable to step into my client’s shoes every now and then by getting in front of the camera. It helps me relate to how my clients are feeling during their own portrait sessions, which in turn allows me to serve them even better! It was also the perfect excuse for Patrick and I to document more than 10 years together on one of our favorite trips to date!!
I have been following Lindsey Roman on Instagram for ages and I’ve always loved her wild, raw, adventurous approach to her Hawaii couples sessions. I knew I wanted Lindsey to capture our session, but I also knew she was expecting her first baby right around the time of our trip. I wasn’t 100% sure when her due date was, so I reached out anyways to see if there was any way we could hire her for our session. Lindsey confirmed that her due date was only a few weeks before our trip, so she wouldn’t be able to fly over to the Big Island, but she introduced us to her amazingly talented associate photographer, Sunny Golden! Right off the bat I could tell that Sunny would be a perfect fit! (And y’all she is seriously so talented!) Plus, it turned out that Lindsey ended up being 3 weeks overdue and was literally in labor during our session with Sunny!!!
Sunny flew over to the Big Island from Oahu the afternoon of our shoot and we set off on our adventure! Lindsey had recommended we shoot at the Pololū Valley and oh MAN it was freaking beautiful!!! After a quick, steep hike down to the beach we were in AWE of the landscape. Pololū Valley is actually where the opening scene of Jurassic Park was filmed and I could not believe how beautiful it was. We spent the next 2 hours exploring the valley and it truly was an epic adventure.
Thank you SO much to Lindsey and Sunny for making this session so special and capturing our love so well! I’m so excited to share some of my favorites from our adventurous couples session in the Pololū Valley, on the Big Island of Hawaii.
Photos by: Sunny Golden of Lindsey Roman Photography