Gender Reveal Party at Chang’s Beach | Maternity Photographer in Maui, Hawaii


When you live on Maui, you make your friends into your family. Many of us here are transplants, with our closest next-of-kin an ocean away. So when Heather and Josh announced that they were expecting, we knew that we really wanted to go out of our way to make it a special experience for the both of them.

Along with the help of our friend Cat, we put together a gender reveal party for Josh and Heather. That meant that the only two people who knew the sex of their baby was Cat and me; it was a lot of pressure. Before the reveal, Josh really tested my poker face. I pulled it off, thankfully, but it was a huge relief once they found out! I can’t take full credit for this gender reveal idea, but Cat and I really figured out how to make it unique and our own 🙂

Our friends met us down at Chang’s Beach in Wailea on a blustery Sunday afternoon. We grilled, made hakus, and talked story–and prepared for the reveal! Cat and I had filled water guns and water bottles (because, let’s be honest, water guns are expensive!) with blue, yellow, and green paint for the reveal.  When we were about 40 minutes from sunset, I called everyone out to the beach.

The look on Heather and Josh’s face was absolutely priceless.

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As an added bonus, here’s the link to the video that we GoPro’d (courtesy of Mel)! The good stuff starts at 1:10.

And thank you to Chris Toll for these fun behind the scenes pictures. That’s me below trying to get my over-zealous husband to stop squirting them!!Maui gender reveal behidn the scenes photographer Maui gender reveal behidn the scenes photographer2

Thank you to everyone who came out to make this gender reveal possible! And congratulations Josh and Heather!!


  1. Lealee Pamtin

    That is amazing and so sweet … Sniff sniff 🙂 Thank you for sharing this special time with us, the friends who are across an ocean and a continent! Can’t wait to see you soon miss Heather Hearon!!!!

  2. Heather Ann

    Thank you Lillie 🙂 It was a lot of fun finding out our little peanut is a boy. We really had no idea! Cat and Angie are good at keeping a secret! Can’t wait to see you too Lil! Only a few more days!



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