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aloha! in case you were wondering, ohana means family. our ohana is made up of david, kim, april, rain, and kona the dog. welcome to our blog! we are san diego wedding photographers, but we put everything in here. san diego weddings, orange county weddings, hawaii weddings, destination weddings, road trips, and even friends with beach balls. come on in and share a little aloha. please leave comments as often as possible. we love hearing from our extended ohana. mahalo for stopping by!
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Sunday, November 30, 2008

the maxfield ohana in oceanside california


if you're looking at this post you probably already know that ohana means family. what you may not know (until now) is that kim and i both come from ohanas with lots of people in them. another bit of kim and david trivia: we traced our ancestors from both families back to the same area of scotland. further proof that fate has bought me to kim. enough about us.
we'd like you to meet a small part of kim's ohana, the maxfields. they came from the frozen tundra of utah, and as far away as asia, to share some sweet sweet san diego sunshine. fyi, there are 48 images in this post and that's not even all of the maxfields. sadly, some couldn't make the trip to so cal.
kim and i were really happy to see everyone. it had been several years since the last time we saw them, so it was nice to catch up a bit. but i digress.
everyone, meet neil, jeannine, and their ohana.
maxfield trivia: maxfield's chocolates is neil and jeannine's family business. (and they're gooood)




oh, one more thing before we get going too far. you are about to see some of the cutest kids on the planet, so tell whoever else is in the room with you to not be alarmed when they hear you say "awww" repeatedly. in fact, tell them to "awww" along with you. it's ok. there's no other dudes around.
i'll get you started.
awwww isn't she precious? yes!







i haven't seen any pictures of bobbi when she was a kid, but i bet she looked a lot like this. love the red hair!







fishy kiss!




fact: if your dad throws you high enough, your hair will stay like this forever. true story.



































fun with gif




we actually got all the kids to sit still for a second. one second.







brothers and sisters are so fun to take pictures of.




it's all fun and games until someone loses an eyebrow.




































































we couldn't end this session without getting a shot of jeannine with her brother don (my father-in-law). they don't get to see each other very often, so it was really nice to spend a little time catching up and take some family photos. we miss you already and we hope you all have a happy and safe holiday season.
God bless you. hope to see you again really soon.




80 comments:

Jacob Bergmeier said...

OH, you should market those OHANA shirts like Don is wearing!

Angel said...

Oh look at dad all high-tech with the bluetooth! :) Give him some big love from me! Great pics! Those eyes! All those beautiful eyes! Looks like y'all had a great time!

Kerri McConnell said...

wow! you're right! i said aww about 74 times! those eyes and that hair! such a sweet shoot!

hope you, kimi and the girls had a wonderful thanksgiving! much love! :)

.E. said...

These are incredible.. I love em all.. what a beautiful family..

Josh said...

AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW :)

Tiffany Rushforth Photography said...

These are soooo amazing!

Brandi said...

Okay, seriously, what's with one family hogging up all the gorgeous blondes and redheads? Who said THAT was fair?! :P Great job.

Blair Van Bussel - So Cal Photographer said...

These are awesome! What a beautiful family! LOVE the one of the little one resting on moms shoulder smiling. SO ADORABLE!!

Sarah said...

So cute!!!! :) Beautiful shots! :)

eliesa said...

How awesome are those kids??!?!!?! ADORABLE and FABULOUS job! eliesa

CamilleElise said...

These photographs are so warm I feel like I can feel the sun on my skin from thousands of km away!! Great shots, love all the wonderfuly freckled kids :)

-Jamie said...

Awwwwww, how exciting! I've been anxious to see these. I'm sure there are hundreds more where these came from :-)! Thanks a million, you guys totally rock. I love 'em!

Jamie
(the Mom to two of these red-heads and a blonde)

Christopher said...

Yep. Very Very very cute!

lin said...

Aww, I'm really liking those family shots at the beach. Awesome job!

Leslie Roark Photography said...

What a beautiful and fun family! These rock!!!!!!!!

Tammi Nowack Photography said...

That is one heck of a family session! Phew! I got tired just thinking about photographing all those people in one session! :) LOL

Red hair AND freckles??? Photographer's heaven. *sigh*

Jennifer Lea Photography said...

Gorgeous family and pictures! Jennifer in Ohio

Stephen Grant said...

I'm home alone, so I can AWHH all I want. Love this family, love the setting, outfits -- everyone is having such a fantastic time and your images are on Cloud 9, man!! A large group is no easy task, but this rocks!

Lynn Dao Photography said...

Wow - that's some beautiful shots of some beautiful Ohana. Love the fast frame dancing one! =)

Rachel Brooke said...

The picture with the cute redhead on the rock and the blue sky - my favorite!! These are awesome you two.

Amy Clifton said...

You guys are totally the masters of the family shoot! These are amazing, and those kids have the most unbelievable eyes!

Courtney Allison said...

Wow! These are all so amazing! I love them all ;) Small world about the ancestry, so neat! My roots also come out of Scotland... :) My family found out the we were kicked out by the King so he could take our land... At lot less glorious than being kicked out for being party animals! ;p These are so cool though and how awesome to be able to have such great family ties!

Sylvia Borgo Photography said...

All so wonderful! I love, love, love the redheads! ANd that fishy kiss - adorable. My fave one is the one with the cutie-pie crying while she is about to get hugged! I love that expression!

erica said...

these seriously rock. I'm LOVING the .gif images on the blog. Such a cool idea!! Pictures are so crispy and perfect.

Leah Simmers said...

Looks like you captured some serious personality. You seem to have a way making your clients comfortable with you, these are too fun

brianna said...

Wow, that's a lot of families to knock out in a session. You guys must be super heros or something. I have a hard time with just 1 family! HA!
Gorgeous family and as usual you rocked the family (s) sessions.
My favorite is the kissy face and the baby holding dad's face. Great captures guys!

Zak Schwank said...

Mom and son kissing for the win! Beautiful ohana!

Jeanette Sanchez said...

Another really awesome session!

amanda lynn photography said...

lovin the animation!

these made me smile.

:)

kymberli q. said...

Your beach shots are the BEST!!!! You guys rock the beach images! The one with the little girl in black and white on her mom's shoulder...can you say HUGE CANVAS?! LOVE that one!!!!!!!!!!!!!

rowena said...

what a beautiful ohana! rocked it as usual mi friend!

liana said...

Oh my goodness! Gorgeous redheads and the one of the little red head in her dress looking out at the sea is awesome! I hope they order a big wall canvas of that one! Rocked it again Baxter Ohana!!
Hope you had a wonderful THanksgiving!

Desiree Hayes said...

Sooo cute!! What a fun family!!! Great captures!!

Rebecca said...

Bee-ooo-teee-ful.

I said aww several times, and I'm not prone to saying aww!

Christopher said...

Holy Shiz I hope you had all day to shoot that many people and I hope they order a grip from you! These are pretty dang awesome family shots!
Isn't is great when family appreciates your talent and the time and work it goes into producing images like these!

Nataly Lemus said...

Wow! So many images and they are all great!

Jackie Jean said...

great shots, so fun!

MA5EN said...

Fun stuff guys! But you only posted 152 images in this post. That's more of a "teaser" post for you guys, right? ;)

courtney said...

"fact: if your dad throws you high enough, your hair will stay like this forever. true story."

Best line in a blog- EVER.
LOL love it! and its my fave picture of the bunch! :)

paige said...

Seriously you guys have such a fun and more important, real style to your pictures! How I wish I had pictures like these of my childhood! I'd cherish these photos for a lifetime! Awesome as always guys!

Mark W. said...

Loved that 5th shot with the Mom and the 3 girls. Great work as always my friends!

Stacy Cross said...

So much fun! You captured so much life and light in these pictures!

shawna said...

I adore lifestyle photography! Your style is always inspiring!
I love all the pictures with the surfers in the background, I wish I lived where there was a beach,=? you guys are so lucky!

Staja Studios said...

I love shots 7 & 8!!! Great job you guys! I hope you had a good T-day and everything is going well.

Kara May said...

Oh my old stomping ground - I used to go to the Oceanside Peir all the time in High School. I grew up in Carlsbad. Oh the ocean...sigh. Makes me miss it. Love these images!! You guys seriously ROCK!!

Sublime Studios said...

love the sun flare ones with the brother and sister! so cute!

Deb Tracey said...

UGH!! I finally figured out what's wrong with my hair. I'm calling my dad. :) LOVE those redheads!!! Beautiful Ohana. I'm glad to see your Thanksgiving was beautiful. We had our San Diego college kids home and all was good in this Ohana. God Bless you guys! deb :)

Mary Marantz said...

omigosh those ARE the cutest kids EVER!! Love them all!

That story about both of your families coming from the same small area of Scotland....chills!! What an AMAZING story!

peggy said...

You seriously are the master of family sessions! I love how the children are interacting with each other! My favorite is the brother and sister goofin off ones and all the kiddos on the rocks with that warm light, so yummy! Rocked my socks once again guys!

C.J. Scott said...

So so beautiful!! I just love how light, airy and fun these images feel. I'd be so happy to have family portraits like these!!

Ricki Ford said...

A beautiful Ohana! And I love the danceing shot!

tracci said...

I cannot choose a favorite! I do love #4 though! I love how clean and fresh these all are too. These would all be blown up if these were my kids! They all are such beeee-autiful children! The toe heads and the red heads and I can't get over their cute little freckles!
Bravo on another wonderful session :o*

madison said...

Gorgeous children indeed! You got some really fun pics here! Would love pictures like these of my family. Maybe next year when we hope to visit your beautiful city! Disneyland perhaps?

a said...

WOW! Hello! I had to come over here and see:) what a bunch of amazing photos of such gorgeous families:) I thank you for your visit and comment. That was wonderful to see* !

Lisa Carpenter said...

These are perfect in so many ways!!! love them as always!
The lighting, the energy is incredible!

Broderick Grant: [+/-] Photo said...

Wow, Every time I stop by here I'm just floored by your work. The composition, the exposures, the post work, the vision that it took to create it all and the awesome telling expressions you pull from your subjects are nothing short of mind-bending.

Please, NEVER stop shooting and sharing with the world!
Brody.

Eddie Bojorquez (Studio 512) said...

You guys rock. I love that you got all the kids together. It just proves that you are, in fact, super heroes.
-E

amy wood said...

wow. these are stunning! can i be you when i grow up?

Jamie Burnett said...

Those beach images are gorgeous! Looks like the kiddos had some fun!

cassandra m said...

Oh this looks like such a FUN shoot. WOW. I love the individual portraits of the kids...awesome. The light in these is yummy. These kids are adorable. GREAT SHOTS!

Adrienne said...

Looks like the funnest family ever! All the kids are too adorable (I definitely "awww"-ed my fair share of times) and everyone just seems so joyful! Wonderful work!!

shawnreeder said...

these are soooo good!!! I mean soooooooooooo good!!! you guys rock!

Marlin Munoz said...

Your family portraits are always so ridiculously good!!

erica sergio said...

omg ... the red hair! this family is beautiful! i'm inspired by your work, once again.

Kara Pennington Photography said...

These so so fun - what gorgeous families! :)

Chris+Lynn said...

I love your family portraits!You always capture the pure love and fun! Making beautiful memories - ya!!!

Mark Brooke Photographers said...

could you two stop being so ridiculously good.... (looking).

-mark

Jenny said...

Thanks for the blog love! Your blog is rockin' and those red heads especially melt my heart! All time favorite is the one of the daughter grabbing daddy's face...oh I love those kind of pictures!

jill shepiche said...

I am a long time lurker and first time commenting. I just had too. I am always in awe of your natural family photo sessions. I just love the way you shoot families! These families are amazingly cute! The fact that your own family hired you says something about your work! You rock the san diego family photography sessions! I've seen your wedding pictures too and they are equally fabulous!

ksenija said...

what an absolutely glorious day, beautiful family, beautiful shoot! you never seize to amaze. :D

Ginger Murray said...

These are all so lovely. And of course I am biased about the red headed children... they are so cute!! (And the other kids are too, of course! :)).

Erika McCauley said...

BEAUTIFUL!! Your work is outstanding (as usual)!

Val McCormick Photography said...

Look what I have been missing out on! What beautiful families. Man I miss sunny CA beaches!

Studio222 Photography said...

Oh man! Firery red heads! LOVE EM!

mikayla said...

I want Christmas cards of me and my family on a beach! Gorgeous red heads!!

mikayla said...

I want Christmas cards of me and my family on a beach! Gorgeous red heads!!

Enoch Photography said...

You both are like masters of Beach Photography - never a dull picture or one that's so so ... they're always of the Hooozooook. Take care you two. Be blessed. //enoch

Elena said...

you guys ROCK as always!!! S-T-U-N-N-I-N-G images!!!

ONADA Photography said...

lol that dancing mix is just too funny lol hahaha

Hi, I'm Jaime! said...

Lovin' the freckles and firey red heads - way rad photographs! :) #24 is by far a definite fave!