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Stephan Boeker Films

Makawao, HI View map
2023 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
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146 reviews
$6,000 Most Popular Price

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2023 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
$6,000 Most Popular Price

What does it even mean, "to be a storyteller?"

Stephan is not going to lie: on July 21st 2016, he had had it. He couldn't do it anymore. He couldn’t use that word “storyteller” or read about others self professing themselves to be that, "a storyteller". If he had to sit in front of that edit suite even just one more minute pumping out what had become the standard dime-a-dozen wedding music video, he was just going to cry or worse, throw his MacPro out the window in a hissy fit.

On the one hand, the team had built a successful wedding film company that up until that point made so many couples happy, but on the other, they had become human tripods pressing a red record button as they let the insidious and often-mocked wedding video box dictate how they should do things. They had succumbed to the formulaic assembly of:

  • drone shot openers (here’s a challenge for you: preview any given wedding video out there, especially in Hawaii, and 95% or more of them will start with a drone shot, and what's worse, many of them will continue with a second and third drone shot, then formulaically follow those up with some detail shot of flowers or a palm tree or the admittedly beautiful Hawaii environment… go ahead, check it out);
  • haphazardly and randomly assembled speech snippets;
  • music video theme, oftentimes with lyric music underlaying those haphazardly and randomly assembled speech snippets, which of course creates a cacophony of words cross-moginating with other words.

Even though the business had been making the team a living, they couldn't go on doing the same old thing, expecting different results and happier creative lives. Something just had to change.

One day, Stephan received an email in his inbox. It was from a 5-time Emmy-Award-Winning Filmmaker, Patrick, who dared the reader to step-up and learn what it really means to "tell a story."

Stephan replied, days later plunked down $6000 and began a journey that would teach him the science and art of storytelling and would take him to far off places, really telling stories that were so far outside the box of wedding music videos that once again, he could cry. Only this time he would cry tears of joy as he and other hungry filmmakers journeyed to places like:

  • Japan
  • Okinawa
  • Fiji
  • The French Riviera
  • The Colorado Rockies
  • Portland, Oregon
  • and the Hawaiian Islands

… telling stories that actually applied scientific principles as well as the nuanced art of storytelling.

Since that fateful meltdown in July, 2016 in his edit suite when he exposed himself as a storytelling fraud, his team and he have been on a quest to blow up the wedding film genre box and change the expectation of what a wedding film can be.

They hope you already see the difference in their work. But what’s even more is that Stephan sincerely wants you to imagine your untold story as the one story that will top every other they have ever told and become the new gold standard that touches the audiences’ hearts and moves their minds. The team wants your story to redefine what a wedding film can be, your desires, hopes, dreams and love to raise the bar for wedding film storytelling.

Thank you so much for embarking on this journey of purpose-driven creative with Stephan and his team and they can't wait to discover your film and tell your epic story.



Frequently Asked Questions

What is the starting price for your wedding videography services?

$2,500

Which of the following are included in the starting price?

Full Feature Video
High-Def Video
Multi. Cameras
Multi. Locations

What is the price of your most popular wedding package?

$6,000

Which of the following are included in the price of your most popular wedding package?

Full Feature Video
High-Def Video
Multi. Cameras
Multi. Locations

What primary style do you identify with?

Cinematic
Short Form
Storytelling

Which wedding events do you service?

Ceremony
Pre-Ceremony
Reception
Rehearsal Dinner

What videography services do you offer?

Drone Footage
Full Feature Video
Highlight Video
Multi. Cameras
Multi. Locations
Raw Footage

What final video formats do you offer?

Blu-Ray
Digital Download
DVD
USB Flash Drive
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    Andrea F. Married on 10/09/2022
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    Outstanding service

    Stephan was amazing to work with during the pre-planning & post production phase. We were looking for a live streaming option because many of my family & friends were unable to attend & a photographer friend recommended Stephan. After reviewing his website I reached out & he responded very quickly. The contract is very simple & easy to navigate through. He also sends a useful YouTube link to explain the process your guests will experience the day of. Even family who are not tech savvy at all was able to in just one click watch the live streaming. Michael was my videographer the day of. He was professionally dressed, prompt, kind & easy to work with. After one day, Stephan sent over the downloadable live streaming version & made sure I was happy with everything. I highly recommend Stephan Boeker Films for any wedding cinematic needs.
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    Veronica T. Married on 08/26/2022
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    Stunning Videographer - Exceptional Talent

    My husband and I were referred to a few wedding videographers at the beginning of the planning process, and Stephan Böeker easily stood out. His passion and commitment to telling a story that is uniquely yours is what drew us to him in the end.

    We eloped on Maui, just the two of us, and oh my, STUNNING doesn't even begin to describe the final product by Stephan, or the wonderful experience we had working with him!

    My husband and I understood that by eloping with no one else present, it may be challenging to film enough content to make up a wedding video - all of the glitz and glam and commotion that happens throughout a typical wedding would be missing. But even without all that, Stephan found a way to take our simple and intimate wedding ceremony and turn it into a work of art. With just the two of us present, a minister, and a remarkable Maui sunset, the final product highlights Stephan's amazing storytelling ability, done with so much elegance and grace.

    From the beginning, we trusted Stephan completely - he managed to balance the cinematic feeling of a professionally produced product, while also staying true to the intimacy of the day. It's filled with emotion that captures the pure joy and love we have for each other and it's something our family will forever treasure.

    If you're feeling reluctant about hiring a videographer, this is your sign to go for it, and you will not be disappointed working with Stephan and his team! They're professional, quick to respond to all inquiries, and truly committed to telling an unforgettable story - a story that is not cookie cutter, but rather, is unique to you and the love being celebrated. We're forever grateful to have found Stephan, and we can't recommend him enough!
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    Ekaterina Married on 03/04/2022
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    Best Videographer in Maui

    We are absolutely in love with the video from our wedding. Stephan is one of the kindest humans who really takes his work to the next level. We are so incredibly grateful to have these memories to share for life. Stephan was also so helpful when working through our timeline and three (!) locations. Thank you so much for helping create the best day of our life! We 1000% recommend booking him ASAP - you won’t be disappointed.
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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2023 Winner
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Professional Network & Endorsements

5 Endorsements
MeiLi Autumn Beauty (MAUI, LANAI) MeiLi Autumn Beauty (MAUI, LANAI) Wedding Hair & Makeup

The best Maui has to offer to share your special day with your loved ones that couldn't make the trip to Maui. This is a no-brainer. Have your ceremony recorded live and share it with your world! These guys are super good at what they do and know their stuff. They are unobtrusive and professional and will make sure you feel at ease and are thrilled with the results.

Anna Kim Photography Anna Kim Photography Wedding Photographers

I've worked with Live Maui Webcast on numerous occasions and they always do such a good job of documenting the wedding. It's been such a treat for couples to share their wedding day with friends and family who could not make it. We recommend them to all of our clients.

Tad Craig Photography Tad Craig Photography Wedding Photographers

Live Maui Webcast got it going on. I've shot SO MANY weddings, with these guys recording in live & sending it out across the world to family & friends that just couldn't be here for the BIG event. How cool is that? Gotta love technology & "Live Maui Webcasts & DVD!"

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30 Lino Pl Makawao, HI, 96768
8082703027
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30 Lino Pl Makawao, HI, 96768
8082703027

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