Where are you based?
We’re based in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Do you travel for weddings? What are the costs?
Of course! Most of the popular destination islands we travel to are: Maui, Kauai, and Big Island. We do also travel to the other 49th states, as well as internationally. Travel fee is not included for non-Oahu weddings. Please inquire for additional info.
How do we book you?
Once you’ve decided that you like our style and that we’re available, we can put together a contract for you. Since we only accept one wedding a day, we do require a retainer (50%) to hold the date for you. The retainer is non-refundable since we will be turning away other potential clients.
How long does it take before we receive our photo/video?
It takes time to craft a story, match the music, and design the color for every couple. The turnaround time is between 2-4 months for us to finish the video, and 1-3 months for photo. Depending on the season, usually it’s quicker.
Why does it take that long?
It takes time to craft a story. We don’t just use a template on every wedding video and call that a Short Film.
What kind of weddings have you done?
In the past 8 years we’ve seen quite a few weddings…Here are some of the traditional weddings we have shot.
Hawaiian Blessing Ceremony
Traditional Catholic Ceremony
Chinese Tea Ceremony
shinto wedding ceremony
Can we choose our own music for our video?
We usually choose the music based on the little elements of your wedding day to determine the story that’s authentic to you. Most of the songs we use for the Short Film is licensed. Unless you’re able to obtain a license for us, we usually can’t use any mainstream music due to copyright infringement.
What should we expect on our wedding day?
Normally we arrive during the prep/getting ready part of the day to capture some decor/details, dress, flowers, and the intimate moments before the ceremony.
We want you to relax and enjoy the moment.
Unlike photography, video is about capturing the flow. We will occasionally direct you but for the most part just be natural and we’ll capture the moment.
Can you split up your hours of coverage?
Generally we do not split up our hours. Once we start, the coverage is continuous. For special circumstances, please inquire and we’d love to work something out.
Can you re-edit our Short Film if we don’t like it?
If our clients have a preference on a certain style of films we create, we’d be happy to discuss prior to the wedding in order to fulfill their vision. The films we create are as much a part of our client’s story as it is our “legacy”?
However it’s not always possible to create the story the way our clients see it if that’s not who they are. Unfortunately we do not re-edit once we publish our work.
Do you provide coverages under 6 hours for video?
The Short Films and Highlight Films we create takes a lot of energy and time. We find that it’s always very difficult to create an adequate story with limited hours of coverage. Unfortunately for video we do require at least 6 hours of coverage.
Have you ever shot at my venue?
Most likely. We’ve shot at a lot of venues on and off Oahu. Here are some of our favorite venues:
Kualoa Ranch (all venues)
Hale Koa Estate
Royal Hawaiian Golf Course
What do you not record?
Most of the family formal photo sessions after the ceremony. It’s a time for the photographers to capture the group photos which we do not need for video. We usually are setting up for reception after the ceremony and capturing candid shots of the guests and details of reception decor.
We also don’t record when guests are eating. No one wants to see that…