James Rubio Photography » Big Island of Hawaii Wedding Photographer

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  • Aloha!

    We are James & Bev, a husband and wife team based out of the small town of Hilo on the Big Island of Hawaii.

    We love our job. We love to travel. Bev likes noodles and I like chocolate! (but i also like noodles and bev likes chocolate too)

    Photo by Alisa Greig. See more of us here! :)


The crisp stillness of the air. The warm glow of lava.  I’m left with awe every time I visit Volcano. I seem to forget about everything happening and just be still. It’s one of the reasons why I love the Big Island and I feel blessed to live just a short drive away from here. These were taken just a few days ago — a much needed visit during our busiest time of the year.


  • Jen May - beautiful! I miss Hilo and got home sick <3ReplyCancel

  • Malia J - These are amazing!! Omg it looks like a high fashion mag spread. And it doesn’t hurt having a good looking couple as your models ;) ReplyCancel

  • Wedding Photographers in Durban - Yet another amazing photography session! I love it. I’m so jealous because you have THE best lighting there! – AND those amazing skies!ReplyCancel

Tracey & Danielle are also amazing photographers themselves here on the Big Island, so it was an honor to photograph them.  I chose to shoot all film using a Mamiya 645, 35mm Canon, and a Polaroid land camera for a few instant shots.  We had so much fun on this session!  Congratulations you two!


A couple polaroids from the day:



Looking forward to the wedding!

  • Tracey Niimi - Thank you so much James! The photos are breathtaking. We had so much fun during the shoot! It’s such a different ball game being on the other side of the lens for once hahaha… Can’t wait for the wedding!ReplyCancel