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First Post of 2018!

Well better late than never I guess! Now that the ‘busy’ photo season is over I’m thinking about what an awesome first year SNP had in Hawaii! Things are already kicking here again since the new year, I’ve already shot one wedding at Kualoa Rach (which if you’re visiting Oahu you have to go there) and I’ve got a wedding in Kauai for July! I’m getting lots of emails for family sessions and even underwater portraits! I’m hoping this year to be more in the water and really hone my underwater portrait skills in the ocean. In the meantime I’ve got some room left for weddings in the summertime and there’s always room for family, maternity, newborn, military homecoming, boudoir, real estate, cake smash, birth and first 48 sessions! If you’re thinking about booking a session reach out so I can block off a session for you! Starting to get really busy again in March, so the sooner the better! :)

 

Here’s one of my favorite couples from last year, Joe and Pat’s wedding on Magic Island, portraits at China Walls and reception at the famous Duke’s in Waikiki. We also started the day surfing as well with the bridal party! 

Yuki and Ikem Hawaii Engagement Session : Sarah Nail Photography Oahu Wedding and Engagement Photography.

I had the tremendous pleasure of photographing Yuki and Ikem’s engagement photos while they were here on Oahu earlier this month. Yuki, who’s from Japan, and Ikem, who’s from Nigeria, met during university in Canada! They’ve been in love for a long time and will tie the knot in August in Japan. We had a great time in the Windward side and the China Walls during sunset. They’re a fantastic couple and had so much fun shooting them!

The Todd Family! Sarah Nail Photography North Shore Family Photographer

Well I’m averaging a blog a month these days! I’ve been so blessed to be so busy within such a short time here on Oahu! One of my favorite sessions recently is the Todd family! They were reunited after a log deployment and I had the honor of doing their ‘reunited’ family photoshoot! Their daughter was the perfect model and I had a great time working with them!

Huerta Family in Balboa Park! Sarah Nail Photography San Diego Family Photography

A few weeks ago I got to see the Huetra's again! They are still awesome, they pup is still the best and they couldn't be more in love! This year we went to Balboa Park in San Diego, CA for their family portraits and Desi didn't complain once about me dragging her all over the park in some killer shoes. ;) Here's some of my favorites from their session! 

The Hartings in Ocean Beach! Sarah Nail Photography: San Diego Family Photography

Probably one of the best parts of being of portrait sessions is getting to know my clients! The Harting family visited Ocean Beach in San Diego, CA and decided what a better way to enjoy their visit by getting their portraits done. Its also a great way to check off Holiday Card photos off the list too! ;) They were so open to all my crazy ideas (except the youngest lady, she want’ super excited about the cold water). When she saw the surfers waiting for their next set she said, “Duckies!” Needless to say I died laughing! 

Lincoln Tober's Lifestyle Newborn Shoot: Sarah Nail Photography San Diego, CA Newborn Photography

Nothing makes my day like seeing my clients again, especially when they have a new family member to introduce to the world! A few weeks back I got to meet the Tober’s newest family member, Lincoln, for his newborn shoot in San Diego, CA. You probably remember his handsome older brother Theo, both of these boys are going to be serious heart breakers! Lincoln’s newborn photos are not traditional, we did a lifestyle shoot to show how life goes with a newborn, older brother, and preparing for a cross country move! Lifestyle shoots are and excellent option if your looking for something unique to your family (they’re also cheaper than a traditional newborn shoot).

I’m so lucky to have met Clare, Mike, Theo and Lincoln; the navy life brings wonderful people into your world that you would have never met otherwise and I’m honored to capture some of their memories while they were stationed here. <3 Until we meet again! 

Mia is 6 Months Old! Sarah Nail Photography: San Diego Family Photography

I LOVE when I get to meet kiddos after I photography their 'before' shots during a maternity shoot. I photographed the Cotnor family last summer for their maternity shoot and recently we returned to Torrey Pines State Beach in San Diego, CA to capture, their daughter, Mia's 6 month photos. The beach has had some changes due to El Nino and there were tons of rocks washed ashore, which made for a totally different vibe than our first visit there. I love this family and their daughter is such a trooper putting up with me. ;)