Polynesian Culture Center, Hawaii | Family Photography
It was noon and there were many tourists at the PCC, so we decided the best location would be in the Hawaiian village. There is a big tree there that provides a lot of shade and it is also the farthest place from entrance, so it was little bit more private than any of the other places. It went smoothly thanks to each family that helped me get their kids attention and put them in position.
When I do a family session, it is usually based on posing, but this session was unique. After taking the family photos I stayed for candid photos while they were enjoying the activities and shows in Polynesian Culture Center. Especially the small kids, their expressions are more natural when they don’t see me and realize that I am photographing them. It was a fun and new experience.
I love The Polynesian Culture Center and people working there. There is so much energy and you get to see people from all over the world. I used to work at Photo Polynesia there and it was a great impact on my life. That’s the first time I grabbed a camera. When I photographed tourists they looked at camera(me) and smiled, and they appreciated what I was doing. I have experienced several part time jobs before, but I have never had a job that people just came to me and smiled. I made me feel really good and happy, so since then, I started to be interested in learning more about photography.
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