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?
Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!
tahiti - “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.”
omg. so true jim! this is the kind of thing that always reminds me of how much I love what I do!