Krista & RJ – Oahu, Hawaii

 

I am falling in love again.  No, not with a new woman (my wife is perfect and I could never ask for better).  I’m falling in love with the intimate, small wedding.  I felt that Krista and RJ were already good friends, but it was magical to spend time with the the friends and family who have helped shape who they are.  As a photographer, I am often able to disappear at a wedding, to become the fly on the wall that nobody notices.  Not so at a small intimate wedding. At this type of wedding I do more than just observe…I become a part of the experience.  These two two gracious families opened their arms and enveloped me with all the love and kindness they had to offer…it is no wonder that Krista and RJ turned out to be such amazing people, they were a product of their environments.  Needless to say, this was a very special wedding and time for me in a spectacular place in the world and I came away from this wedding feeling grateful and loved.

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RJ Kern (the humble and kind groom in the photos above) is a talented wedding photographer and splits his time between Colorado and Minnesota and the rest of the world.  Hop on over to Kern Photo to check out his creative work!  The amazing design featured at this wedding is from Kevin Omura of Kuleana Design who made my job soooo easy.  Thanks Kevin

 

 

 

Comments

  1. R. J. says:

    Friend. Teacher. Photographer. Jim, you did an amazing job and I couldn’t have chosen a better photographer to be with us on such an important day. You truly brought comfort to the day, a peace of mind and looking over and seeing such a dear friend that I trust. We’ve shot together literally {and figuratively} on tops of mountains and bottoms of valleys and I so appreciate your guidance and heart through these years. While I’ll never be able keep up with you on the golf course, or juggling three boys concurrently with a Contax 645 and a heart of gold, I’m proud to hold on to these images, your art. Thank you for being 100% you! Continue living the impossible!!!!

  2. Brooke says:

    Awwwww!!!! Congratulations, you both look so happy! Beautiful work James! :D

  3. Marnie Kern says:

    James, thank you for sharing your beautiful talent to capture the moments so beautifully.

  4. Stunning. What a beautiful and intimate wedding (and photos, of course).

  5. Charlene Christianson says:

    Awww, husband! Love you, more every day! You are an amazing husband and daddy. Krista & RJ, such a beautiful wedding!! Congratulations! Wish I could have been there with the boys to celebrate with you! Beautiful, beautiful photos!

  6. Christina Larson-Dickson says:

    Wow, beautiful, intimate – real photos. Just wonderful. I smiled all the way way through. So happy you two found one another.

  7. Beautiful work James, simply beautiful!

  8. Carole Olsen says:

    Lovely pictures of a lovely bride, lovely groom, lovely wedding, at a lovely setting. . . .Lovely, lovely, lovely!!!!!!
    Thank you so much, James, for your kind words and for being a part of the magical days in Hawaii. We treasure the memories of those days and thanks to you we have unbelievable pictures to help keep those memories alive.

  9. Rachel says:

    What an incredible day it was…and you did an amazing job capturing it. It was wonderful to have you and Kevin (and Gino!) there with us. Beautiful work, as always!

  10. Sean Kern says:

    Jim,
    It was great to meet you and Kevin! Glad that Molly and I could open up our home for you two to share a little bit of Hawaii while producing some amazing pictures of RJ and Krista. It meant very much to RJ to have you both not only there as a trusted photographer and videographer but more importantly as friends. I think myself fortunate to be able to play a small role in making you “part of the experience”.

  11. Trish Wheaton says:

    James,

    Didn’t think it possible to capture even a portion of the bliss of that day, but you’ve done it. I find I’m smiling, smiling, smiling just looking at them. Glad you didn’t post the photos from golf the day before, :(

    Great job and great words.

    (Auntie) Trish

  12. Brooke says:

    Absolutely gorgeous!!

  13. Megan says:

    James, your work is so beautiful it hurts. Breathtaking as always!

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