We are James + Bev, a husband and wife team based on the Big Island of Hawaii. We started shooting together full-time in 2009. Since then, we’ve been blessed with the most amazing clients and a growing family of two girls (and one more on the way soon!). Now, Bev still occasionally shoots with James, but spends most of her time with our family and helps with client communications.


James Rubio

Growing up, my parents would always urge me to read more books, even though it would take me forever to finish one.  I was naturally drawn to music and art instead. Photography was something that came naturally to me. It gave me a way to express my feelings in ways words failed. It let me tell a story in more detail than I could ever write. The amount of depth held in a simple smile, or in the way one embraces would require too many words. I would love to express your feelings, your love, your beauty… without words.

I feel blessed to be born and raised in Hawaii with my beautiful wife and girls. In my free time, I love exploring the raw expansive beauty of the Big Island. I love challenges and creating things from scratch. I love all things original and analog. I still prefer shooting film for my personal work and still spin vinyl when I DJ. I am an avid sourdough bread baker and cook. I love funky music and produce jazzy house music. Tequila and coffee are two of the best liquid things ever.

Beverly Rubio

Born and raised in Hawaii on the island of Oahu, Bev moved to the Big Island in 2006 where she now resides with James and their two beautiful little daughters and with another baby on the way expected at the end of May 2016. After living on Oahu for most of her life, she was drawn to the lush greenery and expansive land of the Big Island and slower pace of life. She loves to photograph babies and kids, and anything cute! Her time is spent taking care of their kids, and managing parts of the business such as emails, print orders, and other office duties. She is a classically trained pianist but really loves to listen to jazz piano, especially the great jazz pianists from the early jazz era. 


a few photos of us