Aloha Jon Bodhi


Hi,

my name is Jon but everyone calls me Bodhi. When I'm not traveling I live in the peaceful sunny town of Kailua Kona on the Big Island.

I am a lover of morning bike rides, kona coffee, Lo-Fi Hip Hop, and anything related to Japan.

I started out in hawaii 10 years ago working on a farm living in a tree house. now i have my own business and an amazing group of friends. I'm really grateful to live in hawaii and do what I love for a living!

I am obsessed with vibrant colors anD sunsets. when I'm shooting wedding photos or video my goal is to have a good time and create art with my camera.

But enough about me..

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Experience & achievements

 

I'VE BEEN A PROFESSIONAL WEDDING VIDEOGRAPHER AND PHOTOGRAPHER FOR THE PAST FIVE YEARS NOW. I WAS RECENTLY AWARDED THE COUPLES CHOICE AWARD 2023 FROM WEDDINGWIRE. FROM STARTING MY CAREER I HAVE FILMED COUNTLESS WEDDINGS ALL ACROSS THE HAWAII ISLAND CHAIN. WEDDINGS ON BIG ISLAND, KAUAI, MAUI, AND OAHU. I'VE ALSO SPENT A LOT OF TIME FLYING TO DESTINATION WEDDINGS IN THE US AND BEYOND. FILMING VERY LARGE WEDDINGS WITH 300+ PEOPLE TO CAPTURING SMALL INTIMATE ELOPEMENTS ON CLIFF SIDES. I LOVE TRAVELING AND CREATING WORKS OF ART FOR AMAZING COUPLES! I DON'T TAKE MYSELF TOO SERIOUSLY AND YOU'LL FIND I'M A PRETTY COOL GUY TO INVITE TO YOUR WEDDING.

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Jon Bodhi went above and beyond our wildest expectations!

Jon Bodhi went above and beyond our wildest expectations! His thoughtful demeanor and unique creative approach captured everything we wanted out of our special day — Jon went out of his way to make sure he filmed the complete story all while making us feel very comfortable in front of the lens! The outcome was truly incredible — a work of art we’ll be sharing with family and friends for years to come!

I would highly recommend contacting Jon — You will not be disappointed!

Cameron Grant

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2020-01-12T03:06:35+00:00

Cameron Grant

Jon Bodhi went above and beyond our wildest expectations! His thoughtful demeanor and unique creative approach captured everything we wanted out of our special day — Jon went out of his way to make sure he filmed the complete story all while making us feel very comfortable in front of the lens! The outcome was truly incredible — a work of art we’ll be sharing with family and friends for years to come! I would highly recommend contacting Jon — You will not be disappointed!

Jon’s creative vision and artistic approach

Jon's creative vision and artistic approach were evident in every frame of the video. He captured not only the key moments but also the candid and intimate exchanges that truly reflected the emotions and atmosphere of the day. During the ceremony and reception, the way Jon effortlessly blended into the background and made us and our guests feel comfortable was remarkable.

Marlene Mcgowen

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2020-01-19T23:34:38+00:00

Marlene Mcgowen

Jon's creative vision and artistic approach were evident in every frame of the video. He captured not only the key moments but also the candid and intimate exchanges that truly reflected the emotions and atmosphere of the day. During the ceremony and reception, the way Jon effortlessly blended into the background and made us and our guests feel comfortable was remarkable.

the pictures and video turned out stunning!

Jon and his team went above and beyond for our wedding! He was super flexible after we were rained out of our venue and the pictures and video turned out stunning! He really has an eye for photography and videography. Highly recommend!

Kayshel Trudell

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2023-09-07T18:12:39+00:00

Kayshel Trudell

Jon and his team went above and beyond for our wedding! He was super flexible after we were rained out of our venue and the pictures and video turned out stunning! He really has an eye for photography and videography. Highly recommend!

We were amazed by his gentle and calming filming style

Jon was amazing to work with on our wedding day. We were amazed by his gentle and calming filming style and it was such a pleasure to work with him. He made us feel extremely comfortable on our wedding day. He made everything so easy and seamless. Working with Jon was a blessing and we would recommend anyone who is looking for a talented videographer to work with him. You will not be disappointed! Thank you Jon for everything, we love our video and we can't stop watching!

Carlie Alanna Olney

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2023-09-07T18:08:33+00:00

Carlie Alanna Olney

Jon was amazing to work with on our wedding day. We were amazed by his gentle and calming filming style and it was such a pleasure to work with him. He made us feel extremely comfortable on our wedding day. He made everything so easy and seamless. Working with Jon was a blessing and we would recommend anyone who is looking for a talented videographer to work with him. You will not be disappointed! Thank you Jon for everything, we love our video and we can't stop watching!

He was incredibly responsive, down to earth, artistic and very professional.

Jon was the best unexpected encounter we could have had on the Big Island. Weddings can be stressful and seeing Jon in action on another photo shoot couldn't have worked out better for us. He was incredibly responsive, down to earth, artistic and very professional. We are grateful that he was able to be a part of our special moment. Beautiful photography!

Brett Butler

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2023-09-07T18:17:48+00:00

Brett Butler

Jon was the best unexpected encounter we could have had on the Big Island. Weddings can be stressful and seeing Jon in action on another photo shoot couldn't have worked out better for us. He was incredibly responsive, down to earth, artistic and very professional. We are grateful that he was able to be a part of our special moment. Beautiful photography!

Jon and his team were absolutely perfect on our big day!

If I could give 10 stars, I would! Jon and his team were absolutely perfect on our big day! Jon was so calm and made us feel very comfortable in front of the camera. My husband and I have gotten professional pictures done before, but they have never turned out so genuine and natural. Jon was able to capture the candid moments and never forced a pose. I would highly recommend him to anyone.

Ashlen Ellingsen

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2023-09-07T18:18:37+00:00

Ashlen Ellingsen

If I could give 10 stars, I would! Jon and his team were absolutely perfect on our big day! Jon was so calm and made us feel very comfortable in front of the camera. My husband and I have gotten professional pictures done before, but they have never turned out so genuine and natural. Jon was able to capture the candid moments and never forced a pose. I would highly recommend him to anyone.

Jon truly embodies the spirit of Aloha

Jon not only exceeded our expectations with his work and ability (before we even saw our film,) he completely blew us away on the day-of! He was so flexible and eager to capture our wedding day the way it really was- he met us before the sun came up, an hour’s drive on remote roads on a canyon edge and hiked miles with us in flip flops/bare feet, carrying all of his equipment, for our adventure elopement. Jon truly embodies the spirit of Aloha and was everything we could have hoped for in a vendor. We can’t thank him enough and we hope to have many more opportunities to use him and recommend him in the future!

Heather Dempsey

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2023-09-07T18:19:45+00:00

Heather Dempsey

Jon not only exceeded our expectations with his work and ability (before we even saw our film,) he completely blew us away on the day-of! He was so flexible and eager to capture our wedding day the way it really was- he met us before the sun came up, an hour’s drive on remote roads on a canyon edge and hiked miles with us in flip flops/bare feet, carrying all of his equipment, for our adventure elopement. Jon truly embodies the spirit of Aloha and was everything we could have hoped for in a vendor. We can’t thank him enough and we hope to have many more opportunities to use him and recommend him in the future!

Jon was amazing!

Jon was amazing! He was so friendly and easy to work with and we absolutely love our video!! He is so creative and you can honestly tell he loves what he does. I would strongly recommend him for all of your photography and videography needs.

Andie Hikoe

Jon Bodhi Weddings
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2023-09-07T18:20:47+00:00

Andie Hikoe

Jon was amazing! He was so friendly and easy to work with and we absolutely love our video!! He is so creative and you can honestly tell he loves what he does. I would strongly recommend him for all of your photography and videography needs.

Jon did an amazing job on our wedding videos!

Jon did an amazing job on our wedding videos! The production quality is incredible! You also didn’t even notice him filming throughout the day. He’s calm and easy going. We really enjoyed working with him, and the product at the end was fantastic.

Jessica Hellums

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2023-09-07T19:33:58+00:00

Jessica Hellums

Jon did an amazing job on our wedding videos! The production quality is incredible! You also didn’t even notice him filming throughout the day. He’s calm and easy going. We really enjoyed working with him, and the product at the end was fantastic.
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