Kawela bay in on the north tip of the island of Oahu. It’s far from the hustle and bustle of Waikiki.  Once you are out of the the city the drive up the coast is quite scenic.  If you drive up the middle of the island you will pass all the famous surf beaches like Waimea bay and pipeline.  Haleiwa is a nice place to stop before or after your photo shoot. 

It’s a great spot to have a family picture for a lot of reasons.  There crescent shaped bay cuts a lot of wind so I will recommend this spot on windier days.  It’s also nice if you like a beach shoot but also want to take some pictures in a grove of coconut trees.  The big banyan tree on the way to the beach is famous from appearing in 3-4 movies. Kawela bay is in my top 5 recommended spots for a family photo on the north shore of Oahu.