A Special Moment Photography and Video is owned and operated by John Rogers and Chris Walker, and is one of the first, if not the first In-house photography and video companies on the island of Oahu. We put our company together this way because it is good for our clients to have both the primary photographer and primary videographer participating in the financial end of things vs hiring outside people for either of these services. We do have others assisting, but you always have the assurance that can only be granted when you have financial partners in charge of both photography and video.

John Rogers is our primary photographer- “I graduated from Kailua High School in 1976, and was an active photo-journalist for my schools quarterly publication “ko’Kakou”. Our photography teacher, Mr. Elwin, was quite the eccentric perfectionist who was very encouraging, yet hard as hell to get a compliment out of Mr. Elwin taught me the art of lighting and composition, and was a treasured friend from day one. In 1991, the video production bug got me, and I founded A Video Solution. Commercial videography and photography soon complimented my portrait photography work as I garnered corporate clients such as Porsche Cars NA, Boeing, Hilton Grand Vacations Club etc. My most fervent love is Weddings and location portraiture though, it is really enjoyable to create art rapidly and spontaneously. I love the pressure of producing excellence within a timeline and with whatever nature throws at me. The days of film were challenging and character building for sure, and now at the age of 53, modern technology keeps pushing me artistically. I enjoy living in Kailua with my wife Shizuko, and spending as much time as humanly possible in the ocean and on our beloved bicycles."

John behind the camera shoots Chris
behind the camera at a recent wedding
Chris Walker is our primary videographer- "As a kid growing up in Honolulu, I loved making Super 8 movies and taking pictures with my Nikon F film camera. In the 1980s I got a Master of Fine Arts degree in motion picture production at UCLA. Later I developed a passion for hiking, and for a long time I produced a public access TV show on Oahu's hiking trails. It was great fun shooting video of hikes, and it taught me a lot about documentary-style filming. I'm married and have a little girl now, so not much time for hiking these days! I've been working with John for over ten years and have shot hundreds of weddings, as well as conventions and other events . A recent development I'm excited about is the emergence of high quality HD video from DSLR cameras. They are very adaptable in tight, fast moving situations and perform extremely well in low light. The images are gorgeous!"
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