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Sunrise VS Sunset Photography in Oahu, Hawaii: Part I

Sunrise VS Sunset Photography in Oahu, Hawaii: Part I Jolene Kaneshige PhotographyI must confess, I did something I don’t typically do, I was up super super early to shoot a sunrise! Given the choice, I think that most photographers would prefer to sleep-in to conserve their energy to shoot during the day, but in this case I was super motivated to start shooting sunrises because I want to show my clients the beauty of a Hawaiian sunrise! There are also certain advantages to shooting during sunrise vs sunset and I wanted to share them with you!

For starters, there is a lot less traffic and less people at the beach! While I most certainly am not a morning person… In this case to achieve these stunning sunrise photos, I stayed up all night, mostly because I’m an night owl. I made it a fun social event, called a few friends (who were just as crazy as I was), and made myself a really big cup of coffee! We are talking…a really BIG cup of COFFEE!

Mainly, I think that most people would prefer to stay out late and not wake up until the sun has been up for a few hours, so doing something that is counter to what the “norm” will give you an edge. Just think, high tides have smooth over the sand, and everything remains as if it were untouched, capturing that less populated, dreamy beach scape, for that Surprise Engagement Proposal or Destination Wedding.

Where as if you were to plan a photo shoot during sunset you would have to contend with everyone else who is looking for that prime spot to capture their moment. Don’t believe me? Take a look at the endless stream of Wedding or Engaged couples lined up at Ala Moana Beach Park.

Watching a Hawaiian Sunrise or a Sunset is highly recommended! Add it to your “Must Do List” while you are vacationing in Hawaii. It is absolutely stunning and full of majestic colors!

For more information or to book me for your Sunrise or Sunset Surprise Proposal, Engagement, Destination Wedding, or Family Portrait Photo Session please send me a message! I would love to hear your ideas and thoughts.

To be continued in Part II

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