Rainy pre-wedding photoshoot

aw so it rained Wedding at Pu’u poa beach, Kauai 

Aloha, I am Difraser (David Ian Fraser). Please see my posts at https://www.instagram.com/difraserphotography/

My sister website: www.difraser.com

My video website:  www.kauaivideoproductions.com

 

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Wedding at Pu’u poa beach, Kauai

This was a wild and wacky wedding with lots of laughs. See the video “Hard Rock and Rock Pools”

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Wedding photography Kauai by Difraser. A paradisiacal escape on a hidden beach with swarms of banyans, odd-shaped boulders and sandy rock pools, a perfect spot for this couple after their wedding ceremony.

Milky ocean

Strange  day…I wasn’t in the mood to write. Sunnier than it had been in a few weeks, a very bright afternoon, not great for photography. Nevertheless I felt the urge to wander off with my camera. Loafing off to Hideaways, a spectacular Kauai beach  just ten minutes from my home, I sank my toes into the sand, quickly regretting not bringing bug spray with me. There was  a sea of mosquitos, and all of them were loving my ankles. I decided that hanging around until sunset, two hours, wasn’t an option I could consider—else my ankles would be blood and bone. So in that harsh afternoon sunlight, I screwed a Fader ND onto my 24-105 which allowed me to get a long exposure. The result, well, it turned out better than I expected.

milky ocean

Not all wedding videos cost a bundle

Candidly, it boils down to 2 factors: time and complexity. But if it’s kept simple, just the ceremony filmed,and it’s post produced with minimal editing, then there’s no reason the wedding video—a really well shot video with awesome sound—should cost more than $500. And that’s my fee for a simple wedding video. Here’s a few samples.

You can reserve your wedding video by visiting my main website http://www.kauaivideoproductions.com

At Kalalau lookout for a Kauai wedding

How many hours do you think the videographer spent filming this Kauai wedding?
Wedding cinematographer: Difraser

Two hours won’t cut the mustard, as they say. To pull off a dynamic wedding video like this takes a bunch of hours. I shot this one a few years ago, but to the best of my recall I arrived at the lookout early for a morning ceremony, spent 2 hours at the lookout, then we headed to Poipu and I filmed for another 4 hours. If you’re looking for something as elaborate as this—by the way this is only the highlights video, the full length feature is thirty minutes long—ask me about my premium package. http://www.kauaivideoproductions.com

Pinetrees wedding

The name is really reserved for surfers. Pine trees. Or in this case pinetrees. But once in a while, this stretch of Hanalei Bay beach, notably known for the iconic Andy Irons, gives way to something else, like a wedding. The couple eloped. The ceremony was poignant, short yet meaningful with clever, humorous and heartfelt personal vows, caught by Difraser’s camera and wireless audio setup.  www.difraser.com for wedding cinematography or photography.  

A few years ago, in the age of camera sliders, on a sunny beach in Kauai

Besides great cameras and film lenses, I fashion my videos with all sorts of tools. Of course tripods with professional fluid heads—that’s a given for any pro, but I also use short dollies called sliders, and regular dollies with thirty feet of track—for beach weddings in Kauai not very practical. Then I use jibs and film cranes—again, for a small beach wedding a bit of an overkill, although I love the cinematic look of crane shots. I now also offer aerial shots using a DJI Inspire quadcopter. All in all, the slider is my pick of the crop, light and small enough for the beach or anywhere yet it packs a mighty cinematic punch. If you like the look of this Kauai wedding video with the cinematic feel, and you’d like to book me for your upcoming event, please contact me through my home website at http://www.kauaivideoproductions.com.  I am both a cinematographer and photographer and I love both mediums.