When My Photographer Didn't Show Up

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Remember when I posted about choosing outfits for our shoot in Maui at sunset? Well, I had a couple more days to choose.

Here is the story:

First and foremost, Jenna Michelle Photography is awesome and friendly. If you are ever in Maui, take advantage of the beach and have some pictures done! I won't be offended :-).  Check out her website Here

I was so excited about getting family pictures done. I mean, seriously. Ask my husband. I was so giddy and planned my whole day around the session. Sunset was at 6:45 and we planned a 30min. session so we were to meet at the beach at 6:15.

My husband and I drove 3 hours around the island so that Ella could sleep and would be in a good mood for the shoot. We literally drove around the north end of the island, one lane road on a cliff. It was crazy pants but that's what you get when you explore! Did I mention we were in a van and I was driving? Yeah, crazy. When we came back to the condo I started getting ready right away.

I am always behind the camera and never in front so this was a whole new experience for me.The anxiety was kicking in as I imagined different poses and lighting. Everyone does that, right?

I was all ready, husband was ready and I was feeding Ella some purees so she would be happy! We get into the van and drive to the beach which was about 8 min away.

We get to the beach and I am holding Ella waiting on the sand, looking out for Jenna and watching the sun go down, which sparks some anxiety. After a few minutes, I go up to the car, get my phone and notice that is it 6:22. I immediately thought, this isn't going to happen. I called Jenna at the car and she didn't answer so I went back down to the beach with my phone and she called me right back. She said she was so very sorry. Her child got hurt on his bike and she was wrapped up in that and totally forgot. Her child is okay and luckily didn't break anything!  Having a child now, I understand the importance of helping them out when they get hurt, and being so wrapped up in helping them that you forget about everything else. I totally get that, and I am glad he was okay.

When I found out the pictures wouldn't be happening, my heart sunk. I was holding back the tears as we tried to reschedule.This was Sunday night. Monday night she had a wedding and Tuesday night we were leaving, so the chance for a sunset shoot was out of the picture. literally. We rescheduled for Tuesday morning right after sunrise.

After I hung up the phone, my husband looked at me, knew I was bummed, and gave me the biggest hug. I can't remember the last time I was this bummed out to where I had tears.

I looked back and something happened.

This woman came on the beach (about my age), with her mom and boyfriend. She said "You guys look way too good to not have your picture taken! Let me take some pictures of you guys!" She pulled out her iphone and started taking pictures of us! Even though it was an iphone (hehe), I was so incredibly thankful. She kept moving us around and trying to get the best shots. She then emailed me all of the pictures from her phone. I hugged and thanked her probably too much.

Here are some of the pictures:

The people in the background of this photo cracks me up! haha!

Now, having pictures done right after sunrise, I was thankful because we still got some good lighting and she even caught a rainbow! There is always a silver lining!

Here are some from our professional shoot:

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If we ever go back to Maui, we are definitely having our pictures done by her again.