Category: Hawaii Photographer

What is a Babymoon?

In recent years, there has been a notable spike in “Babymoons.” For those of you who haven’t heard of this type of vacation, a ‘babymoon’ is that vacation the parents take to relax and spend time together before the baby comes.

It’s the honeymoon before the baby!

Maternity Photo Shoot Hawaii by Pacific Dream Photography

Who is going on Babymoons? 

It is said to be one of the biggest travel trends of the last decade. Famous new moms like Kate Middleton and Kim Kardashian have also taken part in the trend. For new parents, it is their last time to soak in the love as a couple and realize that their lives are about to change forever and become a family.

Of course, there are things to consider when taking a babymoon to ensure the health of the mother and baby:

1. Time: It is said that the best time is when the mother is 14 to 28 weeks pregnant. Of course, every woman is different and we aren’t doctors (we are photographers), so be sure to consult with a health professional.

2. Safety: Again, talk to your OBGYN. Make sure you’re healthy before you embark in your vacation. Also, it’s probably a great idea to be familiar with hospitals in the area.

3. Restrictions: Flights that are too long might be dangerous. Also, some airlines have restrictions. Make sure to check those restrictions before heading to the airport.

4. Destinations: Look for resorts and hotels that cater to you. Some resorts like the St. Regis Princeville in Kauai are offering packages especially for the moms-to-be.

5. Memories: It’s a great time for home videos or even a maternity photo shoot! Here are some Maternity Photo Session ideas.

Maternity Photo Shoot Hawaii by Pacific Dream Photography

 Would you take a “Babymoon”?

What is Aloha Friday?

If you live in Hawaiii, chances are that you have celebrated ‘Aloha Fridays’ and even wished people a Happy Aloha Friday. But, what exactly are Aloha Fridays?

Thanks to this article by the University of Hawaii, we have been able to find out its true meaning. Allow us to paraphrase and share:

It all goes back to 1946, when the Honolulu Chamber of Commerce started allowing aloha shirts during the summer months. Later, the City and County of Honolulu also adopted the practice.

According to the University of Hawaii,

“In the early ‘60s, designers came up with shirts in dignified, subdued designs and a clothing manufacturers’ group launched a campaign to institute Aloha Friday. The tradition officially began in 1966 when Wilson P. Cannon, Jr., a Maui boy who was president of the Bank of Hawai‘i, started wearing aloha shirts to the office.”

Today, it isn’t uncommon in many workplaces to let their employees dress down on Fridays. This tradition is now very popular, even in the mainland, as Casual Friday.

Nowadays in Hawaii, Aloha Shirts are the go-to attire for any business person. If you ever come to the islands for work, leave the suits and ties at home. You’ll be out of place in a Hawaiian conference room with those. Instead, hit the malls as soon as you get to Hawaii, and buy yourself some Aloha Shirts. Believe us, you will need them…and not only on Fridays.

 Happy Aloha Friday, Pacific Dreamers!

Do you think these little cuties were on a business trip in Hawaii?

Do you think these little cuties were on a business trip in Hawaii?