Welcome to Shining Moments Photography! My name is Sarah Pascual. I am the owner and lead photographer of this artistic wedding and family studio based in Jacksonville, Florida.
I'm a small town girl, the eldest of six children, born and raised in the boondocks of Ohio just outside of Cleveland. Family is REALLY important to me, and you'll see that in my work too. Whether its two families coming together for a wedding, a family growing with the addition of a child, or celebrating life's moments like graduating from high school your family is my focus. Knowing how special and important family moments are to me and my family, I really strive to create lasting memories for you through beautiful photography.
Speaking of family, I got to start my own in 2010 when I married my loving husband Jason. Our son Louis was born in 2012 and Clark was born in 2015. Yes, my boys are named Louis and Clark. They truly are my world. Being a country girl at heart, my boys and I have a lot of fun exploring the great outdoors. My husband and I enjoy introducing them to our opposing sports teams and seeing which side of this "divided" house they'll take after. I also enjoy getting gussied up for a fun night out or relaxing with a good book, a glass of wine, my latest knitting project, or getting creative with my paints and canvases. A true artist never stops creating.
Photography is so much more than my job. It's a doorway, a creative outlet, and a way of life. It has taken me to the streets, jungles, and mountains of Ecuador; the ancient views of Greece and Turkey; the historically bountiful cities and towns of Italy and France; and all over this great nation of ours. I have met thousands of people through photography, and treasure every minute of it. I know it is an honor to be a part of people's happiest, saddest, and everyday moments. I consider myself truly blessed to be able to preserve so many special memories. I would love the opportunity to meet you and preserve yours!