This Hawaii sunrise beach session can show you how to get the exclusive beach look during your next trip to the islands. Ever wonder why on instagram it looks like everyone has the beach all to themselves, but then when you go there seem to always be hundreds of people? Looking for those beautifully serene images of you walking down an empty beach, holding hands with your partner as the water touches your toes? Well there are a couple secrets to getting just that. One of them is waking up early. By having our session at sunrise, it allowed us to have virtually a private beach and create those photographs that most people dream of when they plan their Hawaii trip.
3 reasons why you should plan a sunrise beach session.
#1 You get golden hour lighting.
As photographers, typically the first two things we look at when we’re planning the session are: 1) what time is sunset, and 2) what the weather is supposed to be like. The reason is that we want the lighting to be perfect so that we get the best possible photographs. Most photographers shoot at sunset or “golden hour” to get that perfect lighting, but so many of us often forget that you can get “golden hour” lighting during SUNRISE too. PLUS, you don’t have to worry about it getting dark, because the sun is going up not down. Planning a sunrise session allows you to get the perfect lighting without feeling rushed and typically without having to compete with other people.
This brings us to the next reason you should plan a sunrise beach session.
#2 The beach will be significantly less busy during sunrise than at sunset.
During the day, and especially during the picturesque sunsets in Hawaii, you will almost always find people at the beach. It’s unavoidable. Thankfully there is no shortage of beaches on Hawaii and you can find a spot less busy for your session. However, if you don’t want to worry about that at all, one solution is going to the beach at sunrise. Most of the more “local” beaches are empty during sunrises (even more so on weekdays). This allows you to have a private beach at the cost of waking up a little earlier than normal. For us, that’s a price easily paid.
Finally, the last reason you should plan a sunrise beach session.
#3 It is the perfect way to start your Hawaiian day.
Having a sunrise session allows you to SEE THE SUNRISE! And in Hawaii that is breathtaking. You get to start your day off with a fun and beautiful session, enjoy a sunrise, and then grab breakfast at your favorite spot. Can you think of a more perfect way to begin your day? I can’t.
So, I hope you enjoy the images from this Hawaii Sunrise Beach Session. And during your next beach session in Hawaii, really think about doing it at sunrise. I promise you won’t be disappointed.
If these photographs connected with you and you’d like us to be a part of your day, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, on Instagram at @bythereeses, or through the contact form on our website.
We are Alex & Tyler Reese, married best friends and wedding photographers.
January 28, 2022