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    Hi! This is the photography and lifestyle blog of Sheena Bean of Photography In the Light. I am a lifestyle photographer based in Kauai, Hawaii. I moved here with my family in January of 2015. My husband is the youth pastor at Lihue Missionary Church and we are raising three little world changers, Noakea, Banyan, and Avenlea Wren. This is His story, our story, and little snippets of life on a 562 square mile rock in the middle of the Pacific.

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Eastern North Carolina Photographer {Families: Feeney}

I’ll never forget the first time I had a “stranger session.”  I was living in Hawaii and a girl who lived in my neighborhood had seen me shooting pictures for another family and asked me to do a session for her.  I was so nervous.  Like, hyperventilation, rapid pulse, sweaty palm nervous.  All I could think about was “will they like me,” and “what will be talk about,” and “what if they hate the pictures.”  That was about 6 years ago.  I’ve come a long way since then, but I still feel an added pressure when doing a session for a new client to be on my game.

When Roxanne called me and told me about her 4 children, two of which, you will see, are 6 month old twins, I started getting excited.  I have this thing for shooting large families and I knew that the age dynamic in this crew would make things challenging, but I love a challenge.  Mister T and Miss M were absolutely perfect to work with.  At 7 and 5 years old, they are in that golden age window where they are super childlike and spontaneous, but still able to follow directions, do specific poses, ect.

Baby A and her sister E, with their big blue eyes, stole my heart from the second I met them!  These amazing miracle babies were born at 29 weeks gestation and have come a long way in the last 6 months.  While they haven’t quite caught up to the normal 6 month old milestones, but did a great job smiling for the camera, looking into the lens and being perfectly happy smiley girls.  I loved seeing how big bro and big sis were so attentive and helpful to the little ladies.  I bet that Roxanne and David enjoy having that extra help!

I’m sure it will be a treat to you as much as it was to me to meet this awesome family.  The kids were so wonderfully well behaved and their classic styling is as good as it gets.  A BIG HUGE thank you to the Feeney family for allowing me to spend the evening with you guys!


November 5, 2013 - 3:01 am

steph sawyer - What delicious cuteness!!! Beautiful!

November 6, 2013 - 3:19 am

Debbie - Beautiful family memories captured spot on!
Can’t wait to hug you all.

November 18, 2013 - 4:44 am

Kerri Hoagland - What a model family! Everyone looks so healthy and Happy!

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