Who is Kohalafoto Films and what exactly do we do ?





Who is behind Kohalafoto ?

We are Chris and John, husband + wife team and co-founders of KohalaFoto Films.  Our goal is to create unique, timeless films, capturing the real beauty, the true emotions and substance of each wedding, real estate video, or commercial film we produce.

Based in VENICE FL, with servicing destinations world-wide. We’re a small team of international cinematographers + photographers, with a love of story-telling with a unique cinematic flair.


We’re driven by the possibility of capturing authentic experiences. 

We’d love to tell your story. Get in touch and tell us where and when your dream will unfold !!

Christina Brandt - Lonie

Lead Photographer / Cinematographer
Chris + John are the engines behind KOHALAFOTO,
Professional Photographers and a fun and loving 
husband - wife team !

When I was 15 years old, I discovered an old film Camera Canon AE-1 and it was love at first sight! I was instructed in photography and film making schools in Los Angeles California, complementing my passion for photography and film making. I have lived in many places, from Europe to California to Hawaii, and now call Venice Florida my new home base. I have been blessed to have been part of many local and destination weddings, other photo shoots in fashion, lifestyle, newborns and headshots .

Why do I adore weddings? Because love is felt in the air, love and passion go hand in hand and photography is my passion ... to capture forever a second that is unique, it's magical! During a wedding I surrender to my senses, I open my heart and soul, to be able to give to the couple the story of their big day in a way that the images speak for themselves and represent who they truly are when they are together. 


I still remember my first wedding, a lovely and small wedding at Kukio Beach sunset, we walked around the beach between colorful skies, swaying palm trees and sunbathing turtles, taking pictures and capturing the feeling of the island, we got amazing images!


I look forward to continue adding exciting future  weddings to my list! Maybe yours will be the next one! I would be honored, Thanks for your time!




Englewood FL Drone Operator - FAA Licensed aerial photographer near Venice FL

John Lonie

Videographer  / Drone Operator)

John is a passionate videographer and has been in the Los Angeles film business since 1997 where he started out working as Camera Operator for CNN News, and Hollywood Panavision Marketing Executive and has held important positions within the Los Angeles Film Industry. Chris and John have found each other while working at Panavision in Hollywood and have been best friends, soulmates and husband in wife for many years. When they moved to Hawaii 10 years ago, they co-founded KohalaFoto and have enjoyed a successful photography business. 


John posses natural creative talent finding amazing angles to capture spontanous moments unfolding during weddings, has filmed and edited numerous events and commercials in his career. 

Based in Venice, Florida  / available for bookings world-wide

kohalafotofilms@gmail.com     Tel: 941 460 3479