Juliana + Brad | Bellows Beach Engagement | Oahu Lifestyle Photographer

There’s nothing I can really say to express how much I loved this shoot. When you pretty much have an entire beach to yourself and the sunrise is amazing, can you really complain? I admit, I’m absolutely, 100% not a morning person. Nor am I really a night person. I’m more of a the-more-sleep-the-better type of person. But waking up for a shoot like this is absolutely worth it.

Juliana is the kind of coworker everyone wants to have, and I was lucky to have her as one for a short period of time. She made work fun. Even while I worked in the office and had to turn on my more intellectual vocabulary, I’d still get emails from her addressed to “My BFF”. So of course when she and Brad got engaged and she reached out to me for photos, I was more than happy to do it. Since Brad is in the military, we got to shoot at Bellows Beach when it was closed to the public. In my 27 years of living here, I have never been there. How.

Of course, like a lot of couples do, they started by telling me how awkward they are in front of the camera and I was like, “Girl. I got you.” Needless to say, we had fun, got some great photos and that has nothing to do with me and absolutely everything to do with how much these two love each other.