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There was a sense of calm as I entered the fishpond and beach at Honokohau, in Kona. A different sort of vibe from most other sandy beaches on the Big Island; it was uncrowded, quiet and felt a little bit hidden.

Calm. Peaceful. Off the radar. It was the perfect place for Marci & Rachael’s engagement session & wedding. The sun soft and bright in the sky. Smiles and laughter from family and friends. Waves, sand and rock. Simple, calm and quiet. Perfect.




Thank you so much, Marci & Rachael, for allowing me to experience such a wonderful two days with you two!

– Jim

PS. And if it isn’t obvious, yep, I’m LGBT friendly!

  • October 24, 2011 - 11:12 AM

    Marci Dameron - Thank you so much for being a part of our amazing wedding time in Hawaii. This weekend we are celebrating our one year anniversary and as a nice surprise both happened to see the blog at the same time. You were so amazing and captured some amazing, unforgettable memories from that time. We plan to come back in 2015 and renew our vows and we will look you up for another photo shoot!ReplyCancel

  • October 24, 2011 - 11:13 AM

    Rachael Dameron - I just stumbled onto these! Our first anniversary is in 2 days and we are homesick for Hawaii! ๐Ÿ˜‰ The Missouri trees are beautiful this time of year, but would trade the HI anytime!
    Thanks for the awesome pics; we look at them frequently to bring back the memories!ReplyCancel

  • November 2, 2011 - 1:03 PM

    Jim Dierking - Hi Marci & Rachael! Thanks for having me at your wedding. It was beautiful!! I hope you two had a happy anniversary ๐Ÿ™‚ReplyCancel

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Every day is a new beginning. A fresh start!

Never was this more apparent than the day of my portrait session with Monica.

We took these photos in a tiny forest, where Monica and her husband hope to start fresh one day, and build a house to retire in.Mellow, gracious, and full of fun — Monica was awesome to photograph! I was excited to hear that these photos were meant not only as a gift for her husband, but also as a memoir for herself. She had recently lost weight, and it was touching to hear her story and help capture the start of a new chapter in her life.

I feel fortunate to have met you, Monica! Hope to see you on the Big Island again! ๐Ÿ™‚

On my way out I noticed this flower and loved the colors and light. I swear, photography was invented for days like this one!

– Jim

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Extreme happiness in November, due in no small part to the countless hours I got to spend with loved ones ๐Ÿ™‚

– Jim

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Tia & Stephen are perfect together. They have a way about them that makes it seem like they fell in love 2 seconds ago, yet they have the maturity of a couple who has been married for decades. They’re creative, vibrant and fun… and their wedding in Kohala was beautiful. Days are seldom better than this. ๐Ÿ™‚

We started the afternoon by taking photos all around their vacation house, which was absolutely perfect —

The wedding had a theme of discovery and navigation. Loved it! Of course, you would expect nothing less from Tia & Stephen, Exec. Editor & Content Director, respectively, of Vain Magazine, a cool art magazine out of Seattle.ย  Below, a glimpse at the visual dictionary turned wedding guest book. Awesome!Family time.The ceremony was beautiful. Very emotional. The afternoon light, perfect.The Velveteen Rabbit.Perfection!Days are seldom better than this —Stayed a little bit longer to get this photo. 3 shot composite. ๐Ÿ™‚ Perfect end to a perfect day!

Tia & Stephen, thank you for granting me the privilege of photographing your wedding. I loved it!

– Jim

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