LA family photography | haven + caleb + valentina | DTLA

downtown LA lifestyle family photographer
as many of you know, I’ve been in los angeles for the last month trying something new. after 7 years on maui, I decided to gain some perspective and get my urban fix. dance classes, bike rides through the city streets, museums, music, endless new coffee shops to explore… it has been challenging in many ways — but my favorite part has been connecting with new humans and shooting in new places! this is my first LA family photography session, and I’m hooked. the new scenery has been refreshing, and I’m grateful for the inspiration.

haven and caleb are both in the fashion industry, and live in the heart of downtown LA. I know haven through mutual friends on maui, so it was great to connect with this born and raised island babe again — and meet her man caleb, and baby Valentina. she has grown so much and I’m inspired by how she has interwoven her art and family together. and valentina is a special little being – straight up! we spent the morning in their home and up on the rooftop of their building.

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click here to see the behind the scenes video from this session on youtube
aloha from cadencia photographyare you in los angeles? need a family photographer? I’m based in santa monica for the next month or so – and available to travel within the southern california area. contact me to book. 

maui photographer | iao valley family portraits | meili autumn

maui photographer visits iao valley in maui, hawaii for family photography with meili autumn.
Iao Valley is one of my favorite places on Maui. why? because it’s a pure magic. this is a sacred and beautiful place that everyone should experience while visiting Hawaii. you can check it out on my list of things to do on maui with your family.

for some, these waters are close to the heart. they’ve been bathing in them since they were babes.

introducing, meili autumn — a bridal hair and make up artist on maui, who was born and raised on island, and lives only a few miles from the stream. we’ve worked together many times, either when I’m shooting weddings, or most recently when I shot the new ergobaby campaign. it was so special to get to actually photography meili for once! her and kezia came to iao valley for a dip in the stream.

I’m constantly reminded why I love what I do… these are precious and fleeting moments that deserve to be printed in beautiful albums and up on the walls. I know kezia will cherish these when she’s older as well… photos of her and her momma are worth more than any material things. simple love and connection is everything in this wild world.

enjoy some of my favorite moments.

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“There are not even stars to rate this phenomenal photographer- a true talented gem of a human and artist. Cadence is a magician when it comes to capturing light, a certain glance, a sparkling moment- she is a wizard with freezing time at the most opportune moment and you will be forever grateful that moment is captured- bc it is so so beautiful through her lens. I’m a little shy in front of a camera and Cadence made me feel confident and comfortable. Also my 4yo is notoriously not camera friendly and I was in awe of Cadence’s ability to get her in front of the camera with such ease. It was a fun experience and I couldn’t be more thrilled with the results. She is the BEST.” – MeiLi Autumn

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driftwood maui | acacia honey | acacia resort 2018

if you live on or visit maui — you’ve probably been to driftwood maui in makawao. a gorgeous lifestyle boutique, with heaps of local and global designs. I always send people up there if they’d like to shop for something special to wear to their photo session (bree had all driftwood for her forest shoot here).

we collaborated on a shoot with haku maui to launch the new acacia honey line. naturally, we rounded up all the jungle bebes on the northshore for an evening of play. acacia always coming out with the cutest for the keiki.

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shoutout to our cute little ones: zada, pikea, eden and dawn.
aloha from cadencia photography

avia + shelley + adounay | maui family photos | iao valley

shelley and I had talked about a family session for ahwile, and now was the perfect time — avia was turning one! we decided on iao valley, and it was avia’s first time swimming in the sacred stream. she loved it, of course! maui babies = water babies.

shoutout to kira roberts, who created these gorgeous haku lei’s for shelley and avia to wear.

enjoy these sweet moments… this love is beautiful.

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currently I’m boppin’ between Hawaii and SF/LA.
contact me to check my availability.
mahalo, sweets. xo