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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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Kapa’a, Kauai Family Photographer | Phillips

It felt so good to get back behind the camera.  I definitely noticed a higher number of pictures that had to be trashed due to the amount of time it’s been since I shot a family session, but it was such a treat to have this wonderful family break the ice, so to speak.  We met the lovely Phillips family for the first time in June of 2014 when Amanda was baking away, pregnant with sweet baby Lily.  I was so excited to get to meet this precious baby girl when we moved out here in January.  Matt and Amanda have become great friends to our family, and I can’t wait to continue to watch Miss Lily grow and watch as her Mommy and Daddy continue to be the amazing parents they already are.  A BIG HUGE thanks to the Phillips for letting me preserve these memories for their family.  Love you guys!!


The Bean Family Chronicles | Stream-side Shenanigans

The boys ask me at least 4 or 5 times a day to take them to play down in the stream.  It’s just a 5 minute walk from the house, but the mosquito factor is formidable and unless you’re in the water, you’re basically a blood bank.  Saying “yes,” when I want to say “no,” is one of the biggest challenges for me when it comes to parenting boys.  They always want to go adventuring, get dirty, and otherwise do things that this crafty homebody would rather obtain from.  Unless it involves the ocean, my outdoor exploits involve way too many mosquito bites to be anything desirable.

This little stream and waterfall (ill save that for another post) are just a short distance from the house and when the four boys came in with their cute faces begging me to take them down there, I took advantage of Avenlea napping and Auntie Meghann’s willingness to hang at home to be a “cool mom” and go venturing into mosquito land with the boys.  The path to the stream is a little precarious, but after convincing Banyan that he wasn’t going to slide down to his impending doom, we walked down and the boys had a fun hour of splashing, sliding, and taunting one another to do more dangerous things than the other one.

Also….these are unedited SOOC pictures.  I’m over editing blog post pictures.  Too time consuming.

The Bean Family Chronicles | Waimea Canyon and Kalalau Lookout

Grandma and Auntie Meghann are here.  Lots of adventuring this week.  Lots of pictures to go through.

For now, these are unedited and fresh out of the camera for your viewing pleasure.  No internet in the

new place means no editing and no fancy posts for now.  Just pictures.  Are words really even

necessary with scenery like this?

June 4, 2015 - 2:11 am

Susan Russell - beautiful photography!

The Bean Family Chronicles | Kapahi

A couple weeks ago, we spent the afternoon on a friends property up in the country.  It’s only about 20 minutes from where we live right now, but it’s a total slice of Eden.  Between the pond to paddle around, the acres of lawn to play in, and the ponies to ride, our kids are convinced that it’s the best place on earth….


This little thing thinks she’s one of the boys and has no qualms about getting just as wet, dirty, and messy as they do.  Keeping her out of the water requires constant vigilance.

He’ll sit by himself for an hour sometimes, just tossing pebbles and wandering around the shoreline.

She’s kinda obsessed with daddy right now….

If daddy isn’t around, biggest brother totally takes the cake.  The level of excitement when he gets home from school is unmatched.

Our friends who live on the property have twin 7 year old boys….this basically means we only see Noakea when he gets hungry.

I wont say whether Mr. Bean is afraid of horses……

To a normal person, an afternoon in a hammock in Kauai is a perfect way to laze away the time.  When you’re 4 years old and in timeout, however, it might as well be prison.

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