Waimanalo Beach, Hawaii Couple Session // Ana + Eddie

Young in love and on vacation! Doesn't that sound like a dream? I met Ana and Eddie at Waimanalo Beach Park while they were vacationing on Oahu! Talk about just the cutest and sweetest couple around. I also learned that they had not had formal couple photos since they were married, and boy did that make me feel honored.

We had a blast wandering around the beach park and ended the night with the beach all to ourselves. Can't get any better than that.

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Nimitz Beach Love // Monique + Jesus

The love just keeps on coming! Monique and Jesus are literally too cool and too sweet for me to handle. I love when you can just tell how strong and wonderful the connection is between two people just by being around them. These two are definitely one of those couples!

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Nimitz Beach Hawaii Couple Session
Nimitiz Beach Hawaii Couple Session

Hawaii Styled Bride Look I

Well damn. I am honestly having a hard time finding words to describe how I feel about these photos. Nervous. Excited. Elated even!

When we were in the planning stages, I wanted to do something slightly different for these bridals. I wanted to create something that celebrated the grace and elegance of a bride while embracing the serene view of the mountains behind us.

Ready or not, here's the first look of our Hawaii styled bridal shoot!

Major love to these folks!
Hair/Make-up: Jasmine Mullins
Model: Sydney Rochelle Bodner
Dress: Urban Outfitters (brand: KimChi Blue)
Ring: Fernweh Jewels

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I would love to hear what you think! If you want to know more about how we created these bridals, ask away in the comments or email me! I'd love to hear from you guys!

#MovingMondays // Love

Starting a new norm today. Introducing #MovingMondays because something inside me is drawn to have a different association with Mondays other than its "mundane." #MovingMondays is born out of a craving to experience more in life. 

For example, if you get goosebumps or teary-eyed when witnessing two people fall in love, we must be two peas-in-a-pod. Its like all you can feel is happy for that couple. Why is that? 

Its because we know relationships are messy. Its one person compromising and choosing to share life with another person. Because anytime you have two human beings together, it can get messy.

The mess comes with arguments and disagreements. Because when two people collide, sparks are going to fly. Opinions are going to come out, and there will always be differences. 

But why then are we so happy and in awe when we witness people fall in love? Its being genuinely happy that they continue to choose to love. Its knowing a human being from the inside out and still choosing to be by their side. Loving their flaws and being loved for yours.

Those are some of my thoughts for today's #MovingMondays. I'd love to hear your thoughts on this topic and even on #movingmondays! Leave a comment below or reach out! 

Come back next week for another addition to #movingmondays :)

Megan & Michael // North Shore

SO BEYOND EXCITED TO WRITE THIS POST. You have no idea haha!

If you follow me on Instagram (@sarahjual if you're curious), you would have seen this post of my friends Megan & Michael:

When I asked them to have a couples photo shoot so I could practice directing people and add to my portfolio, I would have ever imagined that I have some of my new favorite images!

 We've been friends since high school, and they've actually been together since our sophomore year! I knew it would be easy to talk to them, but directing people (really anyone in general) into poses is always something I have difficulty with which is why I was so appreciative of Megan & Michael who listened to my awkward direction haha!

I had so many firsts on this shoot as well: from shooting in not ideal weather (humid, windy, cloudy/rainy), driving to three different locations, and shooting in the dark! (What!?) While none of these conditions sound ideal, it actually was what made this shoot so great (besides my awesome friends)! I decided to be open to all of these conditions and see if my comfort zone could grow to love shooting like this, and it certainly has. Who would have thought that I would crave the cloudy weather again?