Weddings

Stephan Boeker Films

Makawao, HI View map
2021 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
Rating 5.0 out of 5
   141 reviews
$6,000 Most Popular Price

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2021 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
High-Def Video
Highlight Video
Liability Insurance
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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    Joanna S. Married on 09/04/2021
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    True Artist

    My now fiancé popped the question on a beach during sunset while we were vacationing in Maui. Little did I know, Stephan was in the background capturing our perfect moment. He was so incredibly easy to work with. He was flexible enough to create a longer 5 minute version of our engagement video, which we will be sharing with our guests at our engagement party, as well as a shorter 1 minute version. The images he captured were unreal. We are still obsessing over them. I wish we could ship him out to Chicago for our actual wedding!

    Stephan Boeker Films's reply:

    It really was such a pleasure working with Miro to bring this to life. And then to meet you and see all that unfold in front of our eyes, well, what a treat!

    Just for the record you absolutely positively CAN SHIP US OUT to Chicago for your wedding!
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    Christine G. Married on 04/17/2021
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    Recommend highly!

    We were so happy with our choice to go with Stephan Boeker films for our wedding video and livestream. Stephan made the whole process so easy, and the final product was exceptional.

    Thanks to Stephan, we were able to live stream our wedding across the world, and it really made all the difference as many important family members could not attend.

    Stephan and his team were incredibly well organized and communication was so easy. When we arrived for our ceremony, he was there with all of his equipment set up and ready to go.

    The livestream was flawless. The angles were thoughtful and elegant and conveyed exactly what we hoped. Audio quality was perfect. Stephan had wireless microphones for the members of the ceremony, and the audio came through perfectly. He captured the wedding just as we wished and we couldn’t be happier with the result. Turnover for the final video product was fast. We appreciate his work and treasure the videos.
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    Raymond K. Married on 11/07/2020
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    Professional and Perfect!

    Stephan's work exceeded our expectations and I am pretty picky and have a lot of requests. His communication, preparation, and work ethic is professional and top notch. Since no one could attend our wedding because of the pandemic, our livestream and video were very important to us and Stephan made everything easy and perfect. I didn't have a wedding planner as I tried to set everything up myself, which is quite a lot of work, but Stephan made everything so much easier. I highly recommend Stephan and am sure he'll make your wedding day even more special.

    Stephan Boeker Films's reply:

    Yes, you had questions and wanted to vet the service and personnel, but I didn't find it in the least annoying. I love it when people do their homework and get a good sense about what they want and what is just not good enough. So happy we reached your high bar and I hope this is confirmation for other couples looking for this as well.

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2013 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2012 Winner

Real Weddings

  • Justin & Emily
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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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