Tom & Tracy in the Little Blue Church

From an early age, I figured myself to be the kind of guy to have an exciting job. But I never would’ve thought that an exciting job would bring me to places as relaxing and beautiful as St Peter’s, also known as the Little Blue Church, in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.

I suppose it’s because I’d thought that an exciting job meant traveling into dangerous, distant lands. Desert bandits! Secret missions! Intrigue! That sort of thing. But I was missing a very important point — maybe because I was like 8 years old — but the point is that love, being in love and capturing love, are by far the most exciting things in life.

I was reminded of this fact at Tom & Tracy’s wedding…

After having a bit of fun around the church, we headed up to the Four Seasons Hualalai for a few photos at sunset.

I have to give a big thank you to Elena Graham, who was my 2nd shooter for this wedding. She captured the two tender closeups above, as I simultaneously went for the epic wide shot. 🙂

As the sun fell, Tom & Tracy retreated to their private dinner on the beach. Tom even managed to sneak in an adorable call to his mother, to tell her he and Tracy were married. 🙂 It was a beautiful moment.

Right about then, at the end of the wedding, was when I decompressed and let it sink in.

I’m on a beautiful beach, and I just photographed two people who are having the best day of their lives. Two people truly in love, and committed to that love.

I had always wanted an exciting job. A cause, or purpose to work for… to live for. I don’t want to get too cheesy here and say something like “My cause is love. I live for love“, because I’m too modest for that. But you know what?

I do.

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!

– Jim


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