RENEE + RYAN | BLACK SAND BEACH GOLDEN HOUR SESSION

black sand beach golden hour session | big island photographer | Aloha Zoe Photography

We had planned to hike with Renee and Ryan to a private black sand beach for their golden hour session on Monday. However, when we realized they had to brought their two little ones along, we quickly changed gears. Ryan (Renee's Ryan) had a monster truck that we decided to all pile into and drive down to the beach. However, the walking path we were going to take couldn't fit an entire car, so we followed the lava path down to the ocean. Honestly, it was one of the gnarliest rides I have been on in my entire time on Big Island. It was just a path of lava — absolutely no trail or road. 

After about fifteen minutes, we unloaded, got the two kiddos set up in the sand with their uncle and started snapping shots of Renee and Ryan. We had about 45 minutes before the sunset and had so much fun directing these two. I loved being able to play with their sweet kids while Ryan took the lead on shooting the couple. We even snapped a couple of them as a family at the end.