I am a Difraser, a respected and trusted photographer and cinematographer, in Kauai, and here is what I specialize in: Not your everyday wedding video, but rather quirky, stylized, wow videos, sometimes with scripts that I discuss with the bride and groom. I also specialize in hybrid photography—also known as wedding photo-video fusion—a perfect blend of stylized video and professional, gorgeous photography. Of course I also shoot traditional photography and videography. Not only weddings but corporate video, local Kauai TV spots, portfolio videos, and live events. Also visit the Difraser website
The fees for most of my packages are $1000 - $2000
Video above: Example of the Intimate essence music wedding video. Not a highlight reel. But a real music video, the full feature video, under 4 minutes long.
Play the video above if you would like to see an assortment of clips from my show reel. 3 minutes of weddings in Kauai.
The couple in the next few photos (below) got married on the cliffs overlooking the ocean… Then they decided to go for a swim…
Kauai videographer Difraser went with them. It’s a trash-the-dress photo shoot.
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Back by popular demand — My simple video - simple but excellent and only $800 edited!
With Kauai’s sun-drenched beaches, breath-stealing sunsets, and verdant tropical forests, our island is a stirring backdrop for every event.
Also on this site: important bride & groom tips, such as how to ensure the very best scenic photo and video coverage—after all couples don’t get married in Kauai to go home with pictures that do not represent Kauai!
Tips for brides and grooms.
Tip of the day: Make sure your offficiant does not upstage you—by taking the best background.
Here’s what often happens. The couple choose a spectacular beach to get married on, and then they choose the most dramatic part of that beach for their service. They are so wrapped up in the excitement of the moment that when the officiant says, “now turn to me” and they do, they are not aware that the officiant has just turned them away from that most dramatic part of the beach. Now the officiant has the wonderful background against his or her back (such as ocean framed with lava pools and rocky formations) and the couple have been turned around to something less spactacular, maybe even a very bright sky that washes out photographically. Remember, your officiant is not the star. You are! This has been a wedding video tip by Difraser—years of experience!
Where: Kauai, Hawaii … north shore locations no additional expense for driving/ off-hours includes Hanalei wedding videographer, Anini Beach wedding videographer, Hideaways Beach wedding videographer, Kilauea wedding videographer, all resorts inc Hanalei Bay Resort, St Regis Hotel, Westin Hotel, Common Ground Kauai.
A professional not a hobysist for your wedding.
Why is this important? Hobysists can be talented but when one makes a living in a particular field, they breathe that field. They know it like the back of their hand. Take me, I’m equipped for the job in every way. This gives me consistency. Great sound always because I have the best microphones and I know where to place them. Multiple cameras and multiple lenses, so I’m never out of position; I never miss the bride’s teary eyes and the epic panoramas. I don’t provide shaky pans because my cameras are either on sliders, steadicams, tripods, even on polecams. ANd I’m an Emmy winning editor so I understand pacing and structure. This is my job.
More tips for Kauai Brides
Your Kauai wedding is an extraordinary moment in your life. Months, maybe even years, have gone into the planning: the wedding dress, bride and groom rings, wedding invitation list, venue, table seatings, and so much more. Then, when the wedding finally comes, you and your spouse and your family and friends will experience so many emotions. There will be excitement and laughter and tears and flashbulbs, and the day will race by—you might even feel like you're in a fog, catching mere glimpses of your own Kauai wedding. How many times have I heard a bride say: "I truly don't remember that bit, I'm so glad you captured it on film, in on my very own Kauai wedding video.” If you are planning a Kauai wedding and are unsure of having a wedding video, I hope you are reading this. The wedding video I will craft for you will be the most perfect keepsake, and one of the best choices you will ever make.
Unbelievably fantastic Kauai wedding video editing
Editing is my bailiwick, my wheelhouse. It runs in my veins. I’ve won awards including an International Emmy. I’m super fast at it. It usually takes me no longer than 2 weeks to deliver a highly crafted edited Kauai wedding video.
What does Difraser charge? One millions dollars! Just kidding! Professional photography packages starting at just $450, professional wedding videos start at just $950…. special note: you might find cheaper videography elsewhere on our island but not filmed by a pro with over 1000 filmed features and whom uses multiple cameras. With events like weddings by filming multiple simultaneous angles, we (my team) are able to fashion our films in the style akin to broadcast TV and feature films.
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Your Kauai wedding videographer, Kauai wedding photographer, award winning film editor Difraser, will craft your Kauai wedding video to perfection, whether your requirement is an intimate beach wedding or a tent event with hundreds of guests, Difraser, your kauai wedding videographer, will create for you the film of a lifetime.
Many couples choose to only have their Kauai wedding ceremony filmed. While this is a wonderful keepsake, some couples later wish that I had filmed the getting ready moments, or that I captured moments strolling arm in arm along a sun-dappled beach in the sunset hour. Please be mindful, that with long lenses I blend into the background at your wedding. I’m not intrusive. And despite my extensive portfolio and credits, I’m not expensive.
A Wedding Videographer Kauai
Your Kauai wedding video is special not just to you, to me as well. Beyond a rule, I make certain that each of my Kauai wedding wedding films is unique—yours will not be a cookie cutter type Kauai wedding video. And while I like to film all of my Kauai wedding videos with multiple cameras so that gone-in-a-blink moments can be filmed from more than one perspective, I realize that budget is important.
The advantage of having more than one Kauai wedding videographer…
It is universally accepted that you need at least two photographers for a wedding. Oddly, when it comes to wedding videography few people think they’ll need more than one videographer. In reality, the need for an additional wedding videographer is perhaps more important than the need of a second photographer. Two videographers means lots of video footage from different angles, and the coverage, the different angles, is the recipe for great video editing, and great editing is what makes the wedding video great. Two Kauai wedding videographers with three and sometimes four cameras is the ideal combination for an awesome Kauai wedding video.
Great expectations - video
What to expect in your wedding video? Will it be as awesome as the video you really liked on the internet? The answer might very well be yes based upon several criteria: the location you choose, comparable amount of guests, comparable hours, the same amount of videographers, the time of the year, weather, your preference in music, and other intangible or tangible factors. I wrote an article once called wedding video ingredients. In a nutshell, the more things happening at a wedding (ingredients) the greater the likelihood the video will be dynamic. But remember: live events are tricky. Not all live events go off without a hitch—you’ve seen goofs, glitches, mistakes, on live TV—well, they happen at weddings too. Note: photography does not share the same issues, except perhaps weather. Photography is not truly contiguous. Goofs and glitches in frozen frames do not typically reveal themeselves as goofs and glitches.
I always ask my clients about their stylistic preferences, but let's face it, all of us sometimes only know what we want when we see it, so aside from providing my clients with more than 30 demos to watch here on this website and on Vimeo, I’ve created a styles video to showcase some of the preferred "looks" in Kauai wedding videos.
I could go on, but there's an old British proverb: The proof of the pudding is in the eating. So take a bite, I mean take a look at some of my Kauai wedding videos, or if your preference is photography without video, please look at my Kauai wedding photography gallery…