(inspired by Cormac McCarthy :) "if love is not a color
then the world is black & white"
- Jim Dierking

I love to meet laid-back couples who are seeking a quiet, intimate wedding day, surrounded by nature and their closest loved ones.

The goal of my wedding work is to illustrate the deep connection you share with each other, to show a closeness with nature, and to capture every moment in between.

wedding f.a.q.

Do you travel? Are there fees?

I'm based out of Volcano, HI, but I travel across the island quite a bit. $75 for Kona, Waikoloa and Kohala. $40 for Puna, Hilo and Ka'u. Zero for Volcano.

I'm available off-island, too! Travel fees for that starts at $250. And if you're Elon Musk, off-planet works too! Travel fee might be a little high on that one though.


Do you shoot large weddings? LGBT?

I enjoy the vibe of smaller, intimate weddings. If your wedding has a guestlist of over 25 people and you have a wedding party, I will probably refer you to someone else. But! If you really like my work and my vibe, send me a message anyway. In this life rules are made to be bent, and I break them.

Yes 100% to LGBT!

Do you have liability insurance? Back-up gear?

Yes, yes.

Do you have a 2nd shooter?

Usually not -- from past experience, intimate weddings only need one photographer.

What can we do with the photos when we get them, and how many will there be?

Your print release lets you print, share, and display them however you'd like. They are your photos! An hour of shooting usually results in 50 to 80 meticulously edited, finished photos.

How did you learn wedding photography?

My very first wedding photo experience was my brother's, back in 2005! All I had were two point n' shoot Cybershots and more confidence than was warrented. Their actual, real photographer liked what he saw, and after getting the cheapest DSLR possible, he took me on as his associate shooter. Eventually, with more weddings under my belt, I struck out on my own, crappy Myspace portfolio in hand, headfirst into the wildlands of craigslist weddings! Good experience. Very interesting weddings. Once I got an actual website, the photography rocketship launched into orbit, and I've been riding it to this day.