Chen family | Maui lifestyle photographer

When my daughter was born, I didn't quite realize how incredible our first moments as a family would be. Incredible... but also quick and crazy. I managed to stumble out of bed to take a now-favorite photograph, but the rest of it is just a memory I hope to never forget. Since then, I knew I wanted to give families an opportunity to remember their unique, special time even after their kids are grown.

I was SO excited when Mel asked me to document their time at the hospital after the birth of their second child, Mason. I absolutely loved this session and feel so honored to have captured some of their first moments as a family of four.  *Hover over for captions*


And then there were four!

Here's Mel and Clay trying to narrow down their choice for names. When I left he hospital, I had no idea what they'd end up picking. Somehow, I randomly got the shot on the right with the focus right on "Mason." It was meant to be :) 

Dylan, his yogurt, and his water bottle :) 

Snuggling and watching TV together :) 

Dylan fell asleep. *Melt* Also: Mel, you are stunning. 

My favorite. 

This baby is every bit as precious as he looks. Congratulations Mel and Clay! Mason is very lucky to have such amazing parents and a sweet big bro. I'm grateful we are friends and look forward to watching him grow up! :)