Aloha, we are Chris and John, husband and wife team
with a passion for telling stories with our cameras. "This is where we're supposed to say to you, "we are the best photographers you could ever hire ! :)
truth be told . . . there are many talented Photographers out there, and we are proud and lucky to compete along side with them !
So . . . no, we can't say that we are "THE BEST", but what we can say, is that we have a lot to offer. We constantly strive to reach our creativity goals in every photo shoot or wedding we capture, stay current in today's trends, making every effort to ensure your wedding day flows flawlessly, so that you can have fun and be worry free, knowing that you can trust us not missing those precious moments that happen throughout your special day...we have you covered !!!
We will leave you with special moments and memories that will last you a lifetime! With the years of experience we can assure you that you are in great hands and receive quality images that will wow you ... and trust us when we say . . . we are lots of fun too :-)
Husband + wife duo, Chris is the Lead Photographer at Kohalafoto, and John cinematographer / drone operator, on occasion they hire talented second shooters to assist on all day weddings or larger scale photo shoots..
Chris grew up in Germany and has a BA in Film Production and Photography from Loyola Marymount University Los Angeles, CA, followed by freelance work in Hollywoods Film Business. She has held numerous positions within the camera department of major motion picture production companies, shooting commercials and block buster movies. She has frequently traveled Hawaii for work, and eventually Chris and John and 3 pets made the move to the Islands. They enjoyed a fabulous career and enjoyed island life at its best. Recently they relocated back to the mainland, Florida, to assist family members. This will not stop them however, to jump on the plane for shoots in Hawaii.
Things that you can expect from Chris on a wedding day: much giggling, while a strong focus on capturing those fun candid moments throughout the wedding day.
John has an extensive resume. He has held important positions in the Hollywood film business, and has years of experience as camera operator under his belt.
John lives for adventure. Exploration is his middle name (well actually it’s Asher but please don’t tell anyone :) Growing up in remote Montana and busy California instilled a drive to overcome any challenge and accomplish any task. He has a highly motivated, adventurous and a fun outgoing personality.
That drive and curiosity, are what helps him tell stories through the lens of a camera.
After developing his interest in videography during his college years, the decision to pursue a creative career blossomed into his role here at Kohalafoto. As a pet-dad to three, living 13 years in Hawaii and now Florida, adventure has taken on a whole new meaning :-)
We consider ourselves fortunate to have the opportunity to witness and capture LOVE - falling into a place where we are not just people with a camera but lucky professionals who have a special opportunity to create love stories and share our visions with whom you can click on a personal level and whom you can trust to capture your most precious memories. If you're considering us to capture your love story, know we don't take that lightly!" We travel anywhere in the world where there is a Love story to be told !