Diana Lake Photography
Southern California Wedding and Lifestyle Photographer




This past June, I took a family holiday to Kauai and Maui. We spent 5 magical days on the island of Kauai hiking the Napali Coast to a 300 foot waterfall, drinking local beers, waking up for sunrise on our seemingly private beach, being awe struck by the gorgeous views offered from the Waimea Canyon, and eating the most amazing fish dishes. After Kauai, we flew to Maui where we spent 11 days relaxing and drinking all the strawberry daiquiris and spending most days on the sand at Napili Bay. Kauai was definitely more of the adventure packed part of the trip and we chilled hard when we got to Maui. However, that is not to say we did not have our fair share of adventures while on Maui. Three of our nights were spent at the Maui Film Festival watching national and international smaller films in the open air theater with the night sky as our ceiling. The best part of this trip by far was the night we woke up at midnight and drove to the top of the Haleakala volcano and watched the sunrise. Arriving at 3 am we witnessed one of the best stargazing sites on earth to where it felt like we were being engulfed in the never-ending vastness of the universe. The extreme silence I experienced coupled with the intense views of the stars was something I can never put into words. When the sun began to rise, the feeling of complete humbleness and gratitude set in for me as I watched that deep golden light creep up from the clouds below us. It was as magical as it gets and was an experience I will cherish forever. Below is a baby snippet of some photos from both Kauai and Maui. I also have prints available :)