I'm Jim. I'm a photographer here on the Big Island of Hawaii, with family photography and intimate weddings being my focus. Before that, I dabbled in fashion photos, large weddings, and was even a house cleaner, assistant cabinet maker, and landscape laborer way back in the day.
These days, since I'm a stay-at-home Dad to a rambunctious toddler, I clean house and labor every day, so it's like I've come full circle!
But despite the twists and turns of life and a couple of close calls along the way, I've somehow become an adult, complete with a career, an amazing wife, a beautiful daughter, and a 1970's ranch house. I think I'm the kind of guy who will always be searching the universe for the answer to everything, and who will always adore sci-fi, synth music and Nintendo, but where I'm at right now is the best I've ever been, and the only thing I'm really lacking is sleep.
And on that note, thank you for being here! I'm deeply grateful for every family, couple and person I've met on this journey through life and photography, and I'm always happy to meet and serve new people and families.
If you'd like to get in touch, click on the photo below. Or scroll further down to see the mysteries of my soul. Either way, I appreciate it.
Anyway, I come from a big and very close family. Cousins are like siblings, our grandparents are legends, and aunts and uncles are behavioral sheriffs, even surpassing Mom and Dad. I on the other hand have always been "the fun adult" who'd rather play Nerf wars and Lego than act my age -- always the kid at heart and wearing it proudly on my sleeve. Growing up, we were too poor to go to Toys R Us, but I remember hearing their "I don't wanna grow up" music jingle and thinking, "That's so true Toys R Us, I don't want to grow up." I've always been a bit of an outlier, I suppose.