“Gift of Love” is the English Translation from Hawaiian.
I have photographed this family for many years as they grow and expand; three generations of loving images.
The father is a working ranch hand on Maui’s large Ka’ono’ulu Ranch. Yes, a real Hawaiian cowboy — known here as a paniolo.
Funny story: I submitted this image to iStockphoto knowing its value in stock would be huge. Well, like most of my submissions, it was rejected. This time they called it PORNOGRAPHY!!!! I almost had to laugh…. and cry.
Well, at this point I am glad it it not in the public domain as stock. I’ll wait for the perfect client to come along and do this image proud!