17 years ago, I decided to leave the snowboard industry (where I worked as a product engineer/snowboard boot designer) to become a math teacher. Around that same time, I met Caroline (and her mom and brother), when I started tutoring her in math. They are such a fun, loving family, and I'm so fortunate that our paths crossed all those years ago. Caroline's mom helped us purchase our first home in Orange County, California, as well as our current home when we decided to pack up and move back to Pennsylvania!
Less than two weeks ago, I traveled to Hawaii to photograph a destination wedding. While I was there, I met up with Caroline who happened to be vacationing in Maui less than a mile from where I was staying! It was such a treat to see her again after all these years, and to meet the rest of the Hobbs Family! Their family is growing by one in a few months, and I'm so honored that I was able to capture some memories for them during this exciting time in their lives.
Just as we made our way to the beach outside the Hyatt Regency, the sky decided to open up and pour on us for a few minutes. They were such good sports about it all, and we got some great moments before, during, and after the rain - including a stunning Maui rainbow!
Here are a few of my favorite photos from our brief time together. Thank you again, Hobbs Family, for fitting me into your schedule! It was such a pleasure seeing everyone and creating these photographs for you. I hope we are able to meet up again in the near future!