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Baker's at the Beach - Kona family photographer

I had tears in my eyes when I saw them at the airport. I knew I would. When we moved to Hawaii 6 months ago, I was pretty sure the hardest thing would be leaving this particular family. And it was. Not everybody is lucky enough to grow up with their best friend as their sister and go through all of life's big events with her by their side. It seemed like our lives have always been strangely parallel. From marrying brothers a month apart, to having a baby every other year, to showing up with the same outfit, and even locking ourselves in the bathroom to hide from our children. I never took it for granted, but then again, I never really thought we'd live away from each other. I never thought God would ask me to leave her during the hardest trial of her life. But God is good, and He's taking care of her better than I ever could. I was so thankful for every single minute that we got to spend together (all that quiet time amidst 17 other relatives, ha ha), and I'm already counting the days to when we can make it happen again. So glad I could take some pictures of them on the Hawaiian shoreline, even though in normal Baker-Burchard tradition, it did not go as planned!!

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