Pilialoha Photography
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Malia + Paul

underwater engagement photography

With a wedding coming up this December at Kualoa Ranch (where we just so happen to also be getting married!!), Malia + Paul also approached us for an engagement beach session. Using this as a good way to meet our lovebirds before the big day, Malia + Paul were super cute together from the start, giggling and chasing each other along the beach. As some rain showers made their way overhead and fat drops threatened, we just whipped out our transparent umbrella for some loving shots, and slowly began to transition into our water session add-on. Malia + Paul, being water-loving souls as well, were able to successfully pull off our long-time dream of balancing two lovers on a surfboard shot. The moody mountains and silver skies made a unique backdrop for this otherwise bright and dry coastline. With the odd bigger swell tipping the board, we got some amazing over-under shots of Paul in the water while Malia rebalanced! With one of our last shots (being both on separate boards this time), a turtle decided to make a surprise appearance, swimming off from underneath us. Malia + Paul didn't have to go out of their way to make their session fun for all of us and we are 134% looking forward to shooting for their wedding come winter.

This sweet session was also featured on Wandering Weddings! You can check out the post and see more exclusive pictures here!

And of course! The turtle!! (Didn't see it until I brought the shadows up in post-processing)