Sarah Jual Photography

Sarah Tengan
sarah.jual@gmail.com
www.sarahjual.com
Passion is fuel.

Passion is fuel.

(Source: sweatywisdom, via chelseanoelani)

Taking it to a whole new level.

Taking it to a whole new level.

DIY: Earring Board

Today I felt like being crafty. Literally as soon as I woke up, I knew that I didn’t want to come home today without at least buying what I needed.

Long story short is that I’ve been wanting to make my own jewelry board for a long time time (since we moved 8 months ago!) but because of the move and school and everything else, I got distracted and put it on the side.

But who knew that some cork board, lace ribbon, and push pins would do the trick? It took me a hour or so to finish and now I have an earring board!

I’m hoping my next DIY will be a full-on jewelry board. Since this was my first try I wanted to keep it small and simple :)

photos are coming I promise!

photos are coming I promise!

Maui 2013

I forgot to post this video I made of our recent trip to Maui in June!

(Source: vimeo.com)

So I just finished editing all of Jazlyn’s photos from our last session.. Needless to say I’m stoked. Completely stoked for so many reasons:
1. New editing style - I recently got Lightroom 5 AND 3 packs of the VSCO presets. If you haven’t heard of either, you need to check them out! I really appreciate Lightroom because they make batch editing so much easier and faster. VSCO makes presets for Lightroom and Photoshop, but they are not like all the other editing styles you’ve seen before. They make presets that emulate film emulsions! Yes, digital photographs that look like film! You may not understand that at first, I know I didn’t. I first thought, “If I have a DIGITAL SLR then why would I want to go back to the film look? I might as well shoot in film.” I should really knock some sense into the old me and said, “Don’t knock it until you’ve tried it!” And boy, the old me would quickly retract those thoughts as soon as it saw all the ways my photos look now <3
2. Jazlyn is a l w a y s so much to shoot with! I feel like we’re both on the same mindset of where we want to grow and be in photography and modeling, so it’s really nice to have this second session with her and just see how we’re both growing as a photographer and model. She’s even recently gotten into photography! Check her out here!
3. And lastly because before this shoot, most of my work this year has been paid shoots. Don’t mistake this point as complaining about my work, I love working with people and capturing their happiest moments. It really is something I love to do. But you can only do that for so long without feeling burnt out, without feeling like you have no inspiration left in you. This shoot really reminded me that I’m not just a photographer for other people, but that I’m a person with a perspective. That people hire me because they like my style and my eye for things, not to just take pictures of them.
Now that my ranting and raving is over in this post, here’s the smallest preview. There really are about 100 photos I can’t wait to share <3

So I just finished editing all of Jazlyn’s photos from our last session.. Needless to say I’m stoked. Completely stoked for so many reasons:

1. New editing style - I recently got Lightroom 5 AND 3 packs of the VSCO presets. If you haven’t heard of either, you need to check them out! I really appreciate Lightroom because they make batch editing so much easier and faster. VSCO┬ámakes presets for Lightroom and Photoshop, but they are not like all the other editing styles you’ve seen before. They make presets that emulate film emulsions! Yes, digital photographs that look like film! You may not understand that at first, I know I didn’t. I first thought, “If I have a DIGITAL SLR then why would I want to go back to the film look? I might as well shoot in film.” I should really knock some sense into the old me and said, “Don’t knock it until you’ve tried it!” And boy, the old me would quickly retract those thoughts as soon as it saw all the ways my photos look now <3

2. Jazlyn is a l w a y s so much to shoot with! I feel like we’re both on the same mindset of where we want to grow and be in photography and modeling, so it’s really nice to have this second session with her and just see how we’re both growing as a photographer and model. She’s even recently gotten into photography! Check her out here!

3. And lastly because before this shoot, most of my work this year has been paid shoots. Don’t mistake this point as complaining about my work, I love working with people and capturing their happiest moments. It really is something I love to do. But you can only do that for so long without feeling burnt out, without feeling like you have no inspiration left in you. This shoot really reminded me that I’m not just a photographer for other people, but that I’m a person with a perspective. That people hire me because they like my style and my eye for things, not to just take pictures of them.

Now that my ranting and raving is over in this post, here’s the smallest preview. There really are about 100 photos I can’t wait to share <3

Outtakes with Jazlyn &lt;3

Outtakes with Jazlyn <3

(Source: jazlynnbaptistaa)

Jazlyn & Anthony

I recently did a shoot with the wonderful and beautiful model, Jazlyn! You may have seen her a few times on this blog before. We’re each others favorites (favorite model/favorite photographer)! It really makes me happy to hear that she loves working with me as much as I do with her! For this latest shoot, we actually had a mini couples session with her and her boyfriend of 2 years, Anthony.

They are incredibly cute together and can tell that they care about each other very much. I’m so glad that she asked if we could have this short session. It was really so much fun walking around Waikiki with the two of them.

You know school has started…

…when Honolulu traffic picks up, when everyone flies back, and when I start blogging again!

Well maybe that last one isn’t so true for everyone, but today being my first day of class at my new campus I felt like I should be more productive in all areas of my life, especially this blog.

You’ve seen it from me many times before. I make promises and resolutions to update this blog and I break them not even 2 weeks later. It’s not that I’m not doing anything or given up, I just find blogging really hard for me. I have plenty of thoughts for this blog, but when I actually write them down, I freak out. I start to panic on whether or not I’ll be judged by my work or what I say about it or if I’m proud of it and someone tells me it’s horrible.

But definitely one thing I’ve learned from this year 2013 (which I can’t believe is flying by) is to be true to who you are as a person. What I like may not be what you like or my style of photography is completely different from yours but all in all we’re all different. Not saying that I’ll never change (because if that were true, I wouldn’t be a very good adult/citizen/human being) or that we should screw everyone else’s opinions but I’m saying embrace who you are and look forward to the person you’ll become.

I’m also going to come out and say that I’m a Christian. I believe in Jesus Christ as my Savior. This blog won’t be super Christian or anything that would turn you off (I hope). But I’m just putting that out there because I also fear people being turned off to me because I say I’m a Christian. I’m still very much growing in my faith and learning so much in this life He’s given me.

Well this definitely turned out to be a completely different blog than I had expected. I thought I would be posting photos of my latest photo shoots and catching you guys up on this busy year, but that’ll be the next one!

If you’re going back to school, or are out of school and are working, or anything else other than the above, I hope you had a great summer and are ready for the new things of the Fall. You’ll definitely be seeing more from me :)

My most favorite professional photo to date. This is definitely a step in the right direction to where I want to go with my fashion photography. So much more to come!

My most favorite professional photo to date. This is definitely a step in the right direction to where I want to go with my fashion photography. So much more to come!