MAKAPU’U LOOKOUT FAMILY SESSION I met beautiful Lauren, Josh, and baby Lillie through another mama I had the opportunity to photograph, Megan! Josh is Megan’s husband’s brother. In fact, there were all visiting Oahu together, and we photographed their sessions at Makapu’u Lookout and Beach, back to back. This location is a little drive from […]

The Kawahara Family | Makapu’u Lookout and Beach


OAHU BEACH FAMILY SESSION Meet the adorable Kawahara Family! Megan reached out when planning a vacation here on Oahu. Her family traveled from San Jose, California and were looking for a film photographer to capture the memories of their travels and adventures in Hawaii. Megan is a photographer herself, and it’s always humbling to get […]

The Kawahara Family | Makapu’u Beach


Hawaii family photography by Laura Ivanova

You know what I love just as much as a big fancy wedding, or a small, intimate affair with your closest family and friends? An elopement! And, Oahu (or any of the Hawaiian Islands) is the perfect place to run away! Water in every shade of blue? Pristine beaches (seriously there are so many beautiful […]

Oahu Elopement at Makapu’u Lookout


Makapu'u at sunrise by Hawaii Wedding Photographer, Laura Ivanova

OAHU ENGAGEMENT SESSION Last week, I celebrated my six month anniversary of moving to Oahu! I remember the last week on the mainland so vividly. Frazzled would be an understatement. Packing up the Chicago apartment, cleaning and checking out, trying to stuff my small car with 5 checked bags, 2 overstuffed carryons, 2 adults, and […]

Payton & Aaron | Engagement Session at Makapu’u Beach