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The Wedding of Melissa and Martin

I’m about to post some wedding photos! It’s funny, though —

I am not a wedding photographer. Truth be told I am not all that interested in things like expensive wedding dresses, centerpieces, bouquets larger than a watermelon, vintage chic, rhinestone I-do’s, or resort dining halls lit to look like you’re underwater on a pink and purple planet.

Just not into the whole thing, I guess, at least not as a photographer.

Which is why I was happy to learn that neither Melissa nor Martin were into it either, and that their wedding aimed to be simple and small. That immediately checked two boxes in my inner “should I take this job” checklist, and the more I corresponded with Melissa about what she was looking for from her wedding photography, the more I knew that it was going to be a wonderful afternoon to shoot, explore and hang out with one of the funnest, kindest and thoughtful couples I’ve ever met.

If I had to describe them combined, it’d probably be a mishmash of opposing words — quiet, dramatic, moody, relaxed, grounded, goofy, together — and it was my hope to capture every one of those words in their wedding photos.

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A hearty congratulations to Melissa and Martin, and a sincere thank you for choosing me as your photographer!

Also, if you’re getting married, and you feel my work might match your wedding, do get in touch. I don’t take many weddings per year but I quite enjoy capturing the ones that I do. 🙂

– Jim

  • July 29, 2015 - 4:04 PM

    Katy - Where is this location? My fiancé and I are looking to elope on the big island in a similar fashion and love everything about the feel, location, and photography of this shoot.ReplyCancel

    • August 5, 2015 - 9:14 PM

      Jim Dierking - Hi Katy — this is in the Volcanoes National Park. Cliffs are down near the end of Chain of Craters road, steam vents are, well, at the steam vents. 🙂 Send me an email if you need any help. Thanks!ReplyCancel

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