We have known Brandon and Nicky Lee for a little over 16 years now. Over the course of those 16 years we have had the pleasure of getting to know their whole family and a lot of their amazing friends. When we were younger a lot of our timeover there was spent surfing Honoli’i or getting up early to drive down to Waipi’o Valley for an early morning surf. One time we decided to do a 8 mile hike from Waipi’o to Waimanu Valley in the middle of the night with nothing more than our backpacks and boards. It was an adventure to say the least and I have some friends to thank, for not letting me walk off a 100 foot cliff into the ocean. Brandon and Nicky’s Families have taken us in and taken care of us, fed us and always have let us stay with them. I have had the pleasure of photographing Brandon and Nicky’s wedding 10 years ago and watching their family grow with their three children Veda, Ava Kim Chee and Nixon. Nowadays, Brandon and Nicky are the owners of Napua Restaurant which is an amazing restaurant tucked away in a little cove on the ocean next to the Mauna Lani Resort. They also have a farm in Hilo, a boutique Berkshire pig farm actually, and it is definitely a family operation. My wife and I made a quick trip over and I got to take some really fun pictures of farm life for the Lee ‘Ohana.
Check out this Video to learn more about the Lee Family’s organic farm. But first, check out the photos below:)