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Reviewed On 7/25/2022 by Aldora B
Jared & I are very grateful to Makai Creative for capturing video + photography of our wedding day and photography for our engagement. We cannot thank Aaron and his staff enough for an excellent job . We’re so happy with the wedding teaser vid...
eo that was ready a couple of hours after our wedding ended on the same day! Amazing!
Reviewed On 11/26/2018 by Ashley R
Having Makai Creative provide videography and photography on my wedding day is something I will forever be grateful for!
My husband I and decided to elope in Hawaii. Since none of our family or friends would be present for the big day, we tho...
ught it would be nice to have a video to show everyone when we returned home (plus it's sentimental and wonderful to have for us). I came across Makai Creative and was extremely impressed by Aaron's communication, care and dedication. At first we figured we would get married at a beautiful spot on the beach or somewhere at our hotel (Turtle Bay, which was amazing), something along those lines. After speaking with Aaron, he had so many amazing ideas! After discussing more in depth about what my husband and I envisioned for the day and what we enjoy doing, he offered some really creative suggestions. Since it was only going to my husband and me, he suggested something more adventurous, like a hiking a mountain to a beautiful spot or taking a helicopter to a mountaintop for the ceremony. Things we never would've considered before. We decided to go the helicopter to a mountaintop route, and ended up having the most amazing and memorable elopement we could've hoped for!
Aaron and Emily were both so helpful in all of the coordinating and planning for the helicopter and day itself. They continuously went above and beyond from beginning to end. The finished product that they provided for both the video and photos are absolutely breathtaking (honestly some of the best work I've ever seen from a videographer and photographer). With that said, I can't say it enough that I'm so thankful I had them for our wedding day. If you want an amazing experience and a beautiful way to reflect on your day forever, you shouldn't hesitate to hire Makai Creative!
Reviewed On 10/01/2018 by Rudi M
My wife and I couldnt be more complimentary about Aaron and his work. His wedding films are incredible. We are so pleased with them. Just watch some of his previous work to convince yourself. After meeting Aaron its so clear that his video...
graphy is a true passion and this comes through in the film he produced for us. For anyone who is in two minds about whether to get a video produced in addition to a photographer, you have to speak to Aaron and watch his videos. I'm sure you will decide to proceed and wont regret it.
Reviewed On 9/23/2018 by Konalee L
Aaron was a dream to work with! Right from the very first communication he was very approachable and accommodating with our film requirements. It isn’t easy planning a destination wedding and Makai Creative was extremely helpful and collaborate...
d with us on our music backing choices and style of cinematography. Aaron always kept us in the loop regarding creative choices for our wedding film and our video Skype call was exactly what we needed to ensure we were on the same page prior to the big day. On the day of our wedding they arrived promptly and directed us into shots we would never have thought of, Aaron made everyone feel relaxed and comfortable in front of the camera. His passion towards getting the shot and correct angle was incredible! Even with a little rain on the day he persisted to capture that perfect shot; which has really shone through in the final wedding film. The drone footage was simply breathtaking. We were able to see footage from the wedding in such a short time frame and the guests simply loved the heart warming wedding trailer. Aaron was truly amazing on our wedding on the 19th August 2018 and we could not have asked for a more friendly videography team to work with. 5 stars - Makai Creative work is simply magic and we look forward to reliving the wedding day over and over again! Thank you again for capturing our big day!
Reviewed On 6/28/2017 by Brittan M
I cannot speak highly enough of Aaron and Makai Creative! Not only is he the nicest person ever, he is super talented, professional, and accommodating. He went above and beyond making sure he understood our vision, and was SO amazing on the da...
y - he even sent us some previews incredibly quickly. He spent time with the boys filming a paddle out in the morning, and then made sure to stay for the dancing in the evening. His artistic ability is amazing, and I am blown away already by the result. We now feel as though he is a friend and will stay in contact with him to meet up any time we return to Hawaii.
We used his colleague Emily Turner for our photography, and she was incredible as well! Her pictures are artistic and beautiful, and she captured all of the important moments - not to mention the guests loved both her and Aaron.
I would highly recommend using Makai creative to ANYONE who wants a wonderful experience start to finish on their wedding day.
Reviewed On 1/25/2017 by Justin L
When we met with Aaron (Makai Creative), we came forth with the idea of "Adventure," since my Wife and I are always on the go to explore and discover new experiences. He delivered just that, with our cinematic short. Aaron is passionate for thi...
s craft, and is in a constant hunt for "the shot." Throughout the wedding, he and his team were constantly at the right spots at the right time, whether it be on the drone, gimbal, or monopod/tripod. He's very professional, timely with Email's, and quick with the delivery of the product. He care's about the quality of the content he is providing to the consumer, he put's his clients satisfaction first, and is not one who gears one's idea's for the sake of making his company more popular. I would not hesitate to mention Makai Creative to anyone who is looking for a unique Videographer/Photographer for their event.
If you have time, check out his website or Vimeo account to witness the creative thought-process behind his short films, unfold before your own eyes.
Reviewed On 11/03/2016 by Mari M
Hands down, the best wedding videography/cinematography company in Hawaii. Aaron and his team are so incredibly talented and amazing! I was drawn to their videos because of how emotional and intimate they are. It was so refreshing after watchin...
g other companies' videos that seemed to follow a template and was blurring together.
Makai Creative produces very high quality work with a quick turnaround because they limit bookings to focus on each wedding! My teaser video was online within hours and my full wedding film took less than 2.5 weeks! It's really delightful to have them so fast because most other brides that I've talked to don't get theirs for months!!!
In summary, if you want your wedding film to be as unique as your wedding, as well as a fast turnaround, book Makai Creative!
Reviewed On 10/12/2016 by Krystal W
Aaron and Emily covered video and photos of our wedding day and were absolute perfection. We were initially drawn to Makai's work through their Vimeo - every wedding video is stunning. Aaron was great to work with leading up to the wedding, alw...
ays quick to respond to my many emails, and provided valuable input and suggestions for our wedding day. Day of wedding, they were professional, and went above and beyond in their work. More than creative, they are able to uniquely capture emotion that you can relive for the rest of your life. Worth every penny of your investment - do not hesitate to book them.
Reviewed On 8/01/2016 by Liz C
Aaron, emily and the crew did such a wonderful job. They were an absolute pleasure to work with! I really wanted to have a photo and video team that would capture our wedding and evoke the same emotions as I felt the day of our wedding...and Ma...
kai Creative NAILED IT. We got a preview reel and a few photos literally 5 minutes after we stepped off the property of the wedding venue. They were so fast! We had the rest of our photos and video in less than a month of our wedding. And they turned out AMAZING!!! Our guests have not stopped raving about our video and photos. They are the best and we HIGHLY, HIGHLY recommend them! We will for sure work with them again! Perhaps for our maternity photos one day :) Thank you so much Makai Creative!!!
Reviewed On 8/30/2015 by Rob B
Aaron was nothing short of amazing! We were talking for about a year before our wedding and every email I sent Aaron was very quick to reply. Any ideas we had he was more then happy to accommodate and work with. The day of our wedding, Aaron an...
d his team arrived right on time and had a game plan already set for the images they would want to capture. We didn't have to worry about a single thing being missed and we knew every moment would be captured. His professionalism and flexibility definitely helped to relieve some stress since we didn't have to micro manage anything to do with the photos and videos of our wedding day. Through out the day whenever we had a new shot in mind, Aaron was very receptive to it and made the shot happen. We couldn't have been happier with our photos and video. Each shot is perfectly framed. Our wedding video is amazing. Its not your standard template of a video. Aaron truly took the uniqueness of our wedding date and captured that in our video. He has a great eye for different angles and how each shot will flow together in the final video. If you are still looking for a photo/video company for your wedding day then look no further. Aaron is your guy!
Reviewed On 6/09/2015 by Sujin P
From the moment that we first began working with Aaron, we knew we had found someone special. He truly took the time to get to know us and hear our story, which was reflected in his final masterpiece that he created personally for us.
’s passion is evident and his artistic perspective is truly unique. His visions, from the romantic and intimate scenes he shot, down to the beautiful music that he chose to include—everything was perfect. He even went the extra mile of meeting with Eric a few days before our wedding to film segments that added those extra special touches to our videos. Our same-day edit video had all of our friends and family, present and far, in tears.
We were introduced to Aaron by our wedding photographer and are forever grateful to both of them for capturing our wedding in the most beautiful way that exceeded our expectations. We feel extremely fortunate to have these unforgettable memories documented to treasure for the rest of our lives.
We highly recommend Aaron and his team at Makai Creative to our closest friends, family, and you!
Sujin & Eric
Reviewed On 7/08/2014 by Kimberley M
We flew this videographer all the way from Hawaii to Oregon we were so confident of his work. And he lived up to and beyond our expectations! We barely noticed him throughout the day yet he captured every moment. Within 24 hours we had a traile...
r video and within 1 week we had our entire video. He knows how to use advanced technology to bring everything together.
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