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Susan & Chris’ Hilo Wedding

Here’s a Hilo wedding I photographed last year, before I launched this blog. I still enjoy looking at these photos, and the memory of creating them with Susan & Chris makes me smile. 🙂

The morning began with wonderment…


big-island-wedding-hilo-susan-chris-02.jpgbig-island-wedding-hilo-susan-chris-03.jpgA beautiful ceremony…big-island-wedding-hilo-susan-chris-04.jpgbig-island-wedding-hilo-susan-chris-05.jpgbig-island-wedding-hilo-susan-chris-10.jpgIt was spectacular at Onekahakaha Beach Park, with a mist hanging in the air thrown up by high surf. Sheets of rain had been falling in the distance all morning, and soon enough blessed us up close…big-island-wedding-hilo-susan-chris-11.jpgbig-island-wedding-hilo-susan-chris-12.jpgShelter was a necessity…big-island-wedding-hilo-susan-chris-13.jpgAfter the rain stopped, we went outside to be greeted by the sun…big-island-wedding-hilo-susan-chris-06.jpgbig-island-wedding-hilo-susan-chris-07.jpgSusan is an interior designer. Chris is a veterinarian. But not on this day. They were simply Susan & Chris on this day. Completely in love. The only thing on their minds was each other…big-island-wedding-hilo-susan-chris-08.jpgbig-island-wedding-hilo-susan-chris-09.jpgWe decided to explore the surrounding area…big-island-wedding-hilo-susan-chris-14.jpgTrekking along the coast, under threat of rain, sometimes going shoe-less to cross vast tidal pools…big-island-wedding-hilo-susan-chris-15.jpgbig-island-wedding-hilo-susan-chris-16.jpgBut they were thrilled to see one another on the other side; laughing, smiling and now married. And I knew that this day — Susan & Chris’ day — would bring a smile to my face for years to come…

Yep. Still does. 🙂

– Jim

Susan & Chris are from Kentucky, an Interior Designer and a Veterinarian respectively. But all of that went out the window on their wedding day. They had a sense of intimacy with one another that surprised even me, and it was obvious that the only thing on their minds was each other.
  • May 1, 2011 - 3:03 AM

    Susan & Chris - Jim,
    Thank you so much for capturing our special day in such an incredible way! It’s a neat feeling to know that you too look back on our wedding day and smile. Every time we look at our wedding day photos we are instantly transported back to that morning in Hilo. And I often find myself wiping a tear out of the corner of my eye. It was such a beautiful morning – such a beautiful place to be married – and you captured all of our special moments from the day in just the perfect way! We both felt an instant comfort with you – as if we had been long time friends. We are so glad that you were a part of our wedding day! Can’t wait to see more of your pictures from the Phillipines and hear about that monkey!
    -Susan & Chris
    Louisville, KYReplyCancel

  • May 2, 2011 - 7:41 PM

    Jim Dierking - Hi Susan and Chris — great to hear from you! I’m still thankful I was there to capture your wedding… I won’t soon forget it. Thank you.

    I won’t soon forget my monkey attack either! Hehe. ;-DReplyCancel

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