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Digital Expressions

Kapolei , HI

LOCATION

Kapolei, HI US 96707 (map)

PHONE

808-674-0020

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Digital Expressions is an award winning production company specializing in cinematography, photography, slideshows, skit/music videos, love stories, and photo booths.

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Digital Expressions is an award winning production company specializing in cinematography, photography, slideshows, skit/music videos, love stories, and photo booths.

We have been in business for over a decade and have serviced over 1,000 weddings. We have an A rating with the Better Business Bureau. We use state of the art high definition video cameras, wireless microphones, on camera lights, sliders, glidecams, and DSLR cameras. We strive to exceed your expectations on your special day. Read less
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INFO FOR VIDEOGRAPHY

What primary style do you identify with?
Cinematic, Documentary, Short Form, Storytelling, Traditional
What do your packages include?
Ceremony, DVD of Raw Footage, Edited Video, High Definition Video, Montage - Childhood / Dating, Montage - Music Dubbed Over, Montage - Wedding Highlights, Multiple Cameras, Multiple Videographers, Pre-Ceremony, Reception, Rehearsal Dinner, Same Day Edit Video
What formats can the final video be in?
Blu-Ray, DVD
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes

REVIEWS

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Shantel
Wedding:
9/6/2014
4.8/5.0
My husband and I just got married a week ago from today and we hired Digital Expressions for our videography services. Part of the package we got included a same-day-edit video, which was shown at the reception for our guests to see. We were more than happy with the video and our guests had nothing but good compliments to say as well. What we personally liked about Digital Expressions videography services was their style of shooting/editing. Compared to other companies that we've explored, Digital Expressions creates their video to be more cinematic like, which means it's gives the viewers the opportunity to really take in the moment that is being captured. They are VERY good at capturing those special moments throughout the wedding day.

While watching their videos you can't help but feel like you were there and experiencing all the emotions, such as joy, happiness, excitement, and love, that are felt on a wedding day. My only regret is that I didn't hire them for the entire day. I would highly recommend that you hire them for a full day so when you get your final wedding video, you'll have moments captured from the getting ready , the ceremony, and the reception.
My husband and I just got married a week ago from today and we hired Digital Expressions for our videography services. Read more...
My husband and I just got married a week ago from today and we hired Digital Expressions for our videography services. Part of the package we got included a same-day-edit video, which was shown at the reception for our guests to see. We were more than happy with the video and our guests had nothing but good compliments to say as well. What we personally liked about Digital Expressions videography services was their style of shooting/editing. Compared to other companies that we've explored, Digital Expressions creates their video to be more cinematic like, which means it's gives the viewers the opportunity to really take in the moment that is being captured. They are VERY good at capturing those special moments throughout the wedding day.

While watching their videos you can't help but feel like you were there and experiencing all the emotions, such as joy, happiness, excitement, and love, that are felt on a wedding day. My only regret is that I didn't hire them for the entire day. I would highly recommend that you hire them for a full day so when you get your final wedding video, you'll have moments captured from the getting ready , the ceremony, and the reception. Read less
Services Used: Videography
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Lori
Wedding:
8/10/2014
4.7/5.0
After reviewing other videography websites, my Fiancé and I decided to go with Kai and Digital Expressions to do the videography for our wedding. Kai recommended we do a Love Story to be shown on our wedding day. We did not feel very confident with our interviews as we both dislike being the center of attention, but the staff at Digital Expressions made it into something wonderful. We received so many positive comments from guests at the wedding. Digital Expressions also did a same day edit of our wedding that was amazing!!! We are waiting anxiously to receive the longer version of the video from our wedding!!! They are very busy, so you have to wait for a response from them sometimes, but they are professional and the end product is wonderful.
After reviewing other videography websites, my Fiancé and I decided to go with Kai and Digital Expressions to do the Read more...
After reviewing other videography websites, my Fiancé and I decided to go with Kai and Digital Expressions to do the videography for our wedding. Kai recommended we do a Love Story to be shown on our wedding day. We did not feel very confident with our interviews as we both dislike being the center of attention, but the staff at Digital Expressions made it into something wonderful. We received so many positive comments from guests at the wedding. Digital Expressions also did a same day edit of our wedding that was amazing!!! We are waiting anxiously to receive the longer version of the video from our wedding!!! They are very busy, so you have to wait for a response from them sometimes, but they are professional and the end product is wonderful. Read less
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Chris
Wedding:
3/22/2014
5.0/5.0
Having a destination wedding in Hawaii, Kai made our lives very easy coordinating all the shoots and answering any questions we had. He was always so quick to respond whether by text or by email. Outstanding same day edit put together very professionally and to the highest quality! We can't stop getting complements on our video. I would recommend Digital Expressions to anyone having an upcoming wedding.

Cat&Chris Beebe
Having a destination wedding in Hawaii, Kai made our lives very easy coordinating all the shoots and answering any Read more...
Having a destination wedding in Hawaii, Kai made our lives very easy coordinating all the shoots and answering any questions we had. He was always so quick to respond whether by text or by email. Outstanding same day edit put together very professionally and to the highest quality! We can't stop getting complements on our video. I would recommend Digital Expressions to anyone having an upcoming wedding.

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Arlene
Wedding:
3/15/2014
4.9/5.0
What can I say about Digital Expressions.. but that they are absolutely amazing. When we first started browsing around for a videographer, we didn't know what to expect but that we had a budget, and wanted the video to be entertaining for our guests, capturing every moment. We went to the Wedding Cafe and met with a number of vendors but most were too overpriced or wasn't able to accommodate what we envisioned. After meeting several vendors, we recieved an email from Kai stating we had won a certificate from the Wedding Cafe. We met Kai and he was so laid back and reassured that everything we wanted- lovestory/music video incorporating photos, SDE, and full highlights. What we had asked for would have costed $5000+ but they were willing to work with our budget... providing options to pay after the wedding. When we finally shot our lovestory, we were a little hesitant and worried that they weren't gonna capture what we envisioned. However, Kai reassured us not to worry and his editor was great. On our wedding day.. Kai wasn't able shoot because he had an injury limiting him to stay at the wedding to help. You would think I would be worried, but I wasn't. I trusted him completely and when all was said and done, the lovestory and SDE came out perfectly. It was what we envisioned and more. All my guests raved how entertaining our lovestory/ music video was and how the SDE was beautiful. We can't thank them enough. I would highly recommend them above all the pricey videographer/ cinematographers in Hawaii... they will not disappoint!
What can I say about Digital Expressions.. but that they are absolutely amazing. When we first started browsing around for Read more...
What can I say about Digital Expressions.. but that they are absolutely amazing. When we first started browsing around for a videographer, we didn't know what to expect but that we had a budget, and wanted the video to be entertaining for our guests, capturing every moment. We went to the Wedding Cafe and met with a number of vendors but most were too overpriced or wasn't able to accommodate what we envisioned. After meeting several vendors, we recieved an email from Kai stating we had won a certificate from the Wedding Cafe. We met Kai and he was so laid back and reassured that everything we wanted- lovestory/music video incorporating photos, SDE, and full highlights. What we had asked for would have costed $5000+ but they were willing to work with our budget... providing options to pay after the wedding. When we finally shot our lovestory, we were a little hesitant and worried that they weren't gonna capture what we envisioned. However, Kai reassured us not to worry and his editor was great. On our wedding day.. Kai wasn't able shoot because he had an injury limiting him to stay at the wedding to help. You would think I would be worried, but I wasn't. I trusted him completely and when all was said and done, the lovestory and SDE came out perfectly. It was what we envisioned and more. All my guests raved how entertaining our lovestory/ music video was and how the SDE was beautiful. We can't thank them enough. I would highly recommend them above all the pricey videographer/ cinematographers in Hawaii... they will not disappoint! Read less
Services Used: Videography
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Kira
Wedding:
3/8/2014
5.0/5.0
Kai and his team did an amazing job. The same day edit was the best that I had seen!! And friends of mine agreed! I can't wait to get my wedding video to recapture all those amazing moments.
Thank you Kai!!
Kira and Ryan Inouye
Kai and his team did an amazing job. The same day edit was the best that I had seen!! And friends of mine agreed! I can't Read more...
Kai and his team did an amazing job. The same day edit was the best that I had seen!! And friends of mine agreed! I can't wait to get my wedding video to recapture all those amazing moments.
Thank you Kai!!
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Leahi
Wedding:
12/28/2013
5.0/5.0
Awesome team of workers!!!!
Kai and his team. Was able to make my dream wedding come true. He knew exactly want I was looking for in a videography. He was able to put together my love story, same day edit with vows and made my videos look amazing. I defiantly made the right Change in time of the wedding.my husband and I are soooo blessed and thankful we were able to have Kai and his team be apart of our wedding. I already recommend his company too our family and friends. All I can say is "I made the right choice"!!
Awesome team of workers!!!!
Kai and his team. Was able to make my dream wedding come true. He knew exactly want I was Read more...
Awesome team of workers!!!!
Kai and his team. Was able to make my dream wedding come true. He knew exactly want I was looking for in a videography. He was able to put together my love story, same day edit with vows and made my videos look amazing. I defiantly made the right Change in time of the wedding.my husband and I are soooo blessed and thankful we were able to have Kai and his team be apart of our wedding. I already recommend his company too our family and friends. All I can say is "I made the right choice"!! Read less
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Alyssa-lende
Wedding:
10/19/2013
5.0/5.0
Aloha ,

Kai and his team provided video for my wedding on October 19 and I have to say it was the best service I've seen. My family is in the DJ business and I've seen so much videos and video services. His quality of service was amazing they came on time to the house to start filming. They made sure to stand in place where they weren't in the way at all and was such a joy to have around. So patient with me considering I was running a little late to my ceremony. His Responsiveness was amazing considering he is quite busy. He always made sure to contact me in time. Professionalism was awesome always met up with me around my schedule and is willing to work with our budget. The Value was AMAZING everyone who attended my wedding and saw the video cried!!! I'm so excited to watch it again!! Lastly the flexibility I want to say Kai and his team has the best flexibility he made a financial plan for my husband and I which we were SO GRATEFUL for. He also gave us a Same Day edit with vows because our ceremony was short and I can't express how grateful we are for that!!! We love digital expression and we recommend them to everyone and anyone.

MAHALO NUI LOA Kai!!!!
Aloha ,

Kai and his team provided video for my wedding on October 19 and I have to say it was the best service Read more...
Aloha ,

Kai and his team provided video for my wedding on October 19 and I have to say it was the best service I've seen. My family is in the DJ business and I've seen so much videos and video services. His quality of service was amazing they came on time to the house to start filming. They made sure to stand in place where they weren't in the way at all and was such a joy to have around. So patient with me considering I was running a little late to my ceremony. His Responsiveness was amazing considering he is quite busy. He always made sure to contact me in time. Professionalism was awesome always met up with me around my schedule and is willing to work with our budget. The Value was AMAZING everyone who attended my wedding and saw the video cried!!! I'm so excited to watch it again!! Lastly the flexibility I want to say Kai and his team has the best flexibility he made a financial plan for my husband and I which we were SO GRATEFUL for. He also gave us a Same Day edit with vows because our ceremony was short and I can't express how grateful we are for that!!! We love digital expression and we recommend them to everyone and anyone.

MAHALO NUI LOA Kai!!!! Read less
Services Used: Videography
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.4/5.0
The Digital Expressions team did a wonderful job capturing my husband’s and my wedding day on the beautiful big island of Hawaii in September. After originally deciding on another company, we were convinced to re-consider using Digital Expressions and are very glad we did. After speaking with Kai for over an hour regarding the company’s history, our preferences and desires of capturing our big day, and pricing, we felt very comfortable with our final decision. On the day of our wedding, the team was professional, shot footage from a variety of angles recording every special moment throughout the day, and even took part in external duties out of the kindness of their hearts. Our only concerns include being late on the big day, not responding as promptly as we had hoped via email when we had questions, and providing our day’s highlights video 3 months after our wedding day when we were told it would be ready in 2 weeks. However, when we did receive the day’s highlights video words cannot express how happy we were as they truly captured the beauty of every moment throughout the entire day. From footage of the ceremony from a high lookout point to zooming in on the intricate details of our attire and rings (and even Kai stepping in to help the groom straighten his tie, which so thoughtful), our video is absolutely perfect! We highly recommend Digital Expressions and appreciate all of their hard work recording and editing a video that will be watched again and again for a lifetime. It is absolutely amazing! We cannot wait to see the extended, full length video and highly recommend this team!
The Digital Expressions team did a wonderful job capturing my husband’s and my wedding day on the beautiful big island of Read more...
The Digital Expressions team did a wonderful job capturing my husband’s and my wedding day on the beautiful big island of Hawaii in September. After originally deciding on another company, we were convinced to re-consider using Digital Expressions and are very glad we did. After speaking with Kai for over an hour regarding the company’s history, our preferences and desires of capturing our big day, and pricing, we felt very comfortable with our final decision. On the day of our wedding, the team was professional, shot footage from a variety of angles recording every special moment throughout the day, and even took part in external duties out of the kindness of their hearts. Our only concerns include being late on the big day, not responding as promptly as we had hoped via email when we had questions, and providing our day’s highlights video 3 months after our wedding day when we were told it would be ready in 2 weeks. However, when we did receive the day’s highlights video words cannot express how happy we were as they truly captured the beauty of every moment throughout the entire day. From footage of the ceremony from a high lookout point to zooming in on the intricate details of our attire and rings (and even Kai stepping in to help the groom straighten his tie, which so thoughtful), our video is absolutely perfect! We highly recommend Digital Expressions and appreciate all of their hard work recording and editing a video that will be watched again and again for a lifetime. It is absolutely amazing! We cannot wait to see the extended, full length video and highly recommend this team! Read less
Services Used: Videography
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Nolando
Wedding:
8/18/2013
4.8/5.0
Kai and comapny did such an amazing job on our Same Day Edit that we cannot wait to see the entire completed video. We were completely blown away. Our DJ, who has done hundreds of weddings, said that was hands down the best Same Day Edit he's ever seen. Due some miscommunication on both our parts we had some issues leading up to our wedding day. Because of the misunderstandings, Kai was kind enough to throw in additional services free of charge. Talk about great customer service! This isn't like going to McDonald's and they gave you extra fries because they messed up an order, after all. Also, the crew members that came out to film were all very friendly and courteous. They never got in the way, in fact, we hardly knew they were there. The combination of the quality of their work and their customer service make these guys a definite must have if you're getting married on Oahu.
Kai and comapny did such an amazing job on our Same Day Edit that we cannot wait to see the entire completed video. We Read more...
Kai and comapny did such an amazing job on our Same Day Edit that we cannot wait to see the entire completed video. We were completely blown away. Our DJ, who has done hundreds of weddings, said that was hands down the best Same Day Edit he's ever seen. Due some miscommunication on both our parts we had some issues leading up to our wedding day. Because of the misunderstandings, Kai was kind enough to throw in additional services free of charge. Talk about great customer service! This isn't like going to McDonald's and they gave you extra fries because they messed up an order, after all. Also, the crew members that came out to film were all very friendly and courteous. They never got in the way, in fact, we hardly knew they were there. The combination of the quality of their work and their customer service make these guys a definite must have if you're getting married on Oahu. Read less
Services Used: Videography
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Allegra
Wedding:
7/27/2013
4.9/5.0
Kai and his team were amazing! We initially met them at a wedding expo and had entered into a contest to win $200 off any package deal. Kai was very flexible on scheduling meetings and he even met with me so I could give him our song for our video as I was having difficulty sending them. Kai was very reasonable and friendly and even agreed to shoot at 2 different get ready locations. There were times that Kai took some time to respond back to emails but he was always helpful and honest as to why there was a lag in a response.

On the day of the wedding, Kai and his team did arrive later than expected and this caused me some anxiety. But what wedding ever starts on time? Once we started taking photos my nerves disappeared and the team worked effortlessly. Once at the venue Kai and his team were open to ideas as the venue we chose was their first time there. Since we received our photos this past weekend, we used some amazing areas at our venue--the pier and the T.V. show stages set up behind our venue. We are excited to see what our video will be like and highly recommend them!
Kai and his team were amazing! We initially met them at a wedding expo and had entered into a contest to win $200 off any Read more...
Kai and his team were amazing! We initially met them at a wedding expo and had entered into a contest to win $200 off any package deal. Kai was very flexible on scheduling meetings and he even met with me so I could give him our song for our video as I was having difficulty sending them. Kai was very reasonable and friendly and even agreed to shoot at 2 different get ready locations. There were times that Kai took some time to respond back to emails but he was always helpful and honest as to why there was a lag in a response.

On the day of the wedding, Kai and his team did arrive later than expected and this caused me some anxiety. But what wedding ever starts on time? Once we started taking photos my nerves disappeared and the team worked effortlessly. Once at the venue Kai and his team were open to ideas as the venue we chose was their first time there. Since we received our photos this past weekend, we used some amazing areas at our venue--the pier and the T.V. show stages set up behind our venue. We are excited to see what our video will be like and highly recommend them! Read less
Services Used: Photography, Videography
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We're so glad we chose Kai and the Digital Expressions team to be our wedding videographers. Since a lot of my husband's family were not able to come to our wedding, it was important to us to have a video that reflected what actually happened on that day. We had two cameras for six hours, which was enough to get some getting-ready shots, the ceremony, cocktail hour, reception, and our "exit" (all at same location). The two cameramen did a fantastic job of moving around for different shots/angles during the whole evening, but were never intrusive to our guests or the activities going on. DE was flexible to our requests for doing partial documentary-style edits, since we wanted the complete ceremony and not just highlights. The final edit is quite beautiful and our friends and family speak highly of the quality of our wedding video.

DE has reasonable pricing compared to the same services in other higher-end videography companies. We also received a $200 certificate from a wedding expo one year prior to our wedding! Our budget really determined which videographer we went with, and DE exceeded our expectations. Mahalo!
We're so glad we chose Kai and the Digital Expressions team to be our wedding videographers. Since a lot of my husband's Read more...
We're so glad we chose Kai and the Digital Expressions team to be our wedding videographers. Since a lot of my husband's family were not able to come to our wedding, it was important to us to have a video that reflected what actually happened on that day. We had two cameras for six hours, which was enough to get some getting-ready shots, the ceremony, cocktail hour, reception, and our "exit" (all at same location). The two cameramen did a fantastic job of moving around for different shots/angles during the whole evening, but were never intrusive to our guests or the activities going on. DE was flexible to our requests for doing partial documentary-style edits, since we wanted the complete ceremony and not just highlights. The final edit is quite beautiful and our friends and family speak highly of the quality of our wedding video.

DE has reasonable pricing compared to the same services in other higher-end videography companies. We also received a $200 certificate from a wedding expo one year prior to our wedding! Our budget really determined which videographer we went with, and DE exceeded our expectations. Mahalo! Read less
Services Used: Videography
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Emi
Wedding:
6/23/2013
5.0/5.0
Planning a destination wedding is always difficult, but Kai from Digital Expressions made it really easy, he checked in with me to see if he could answer any questions, worked with my budget, offered services not always offered by other photographers and videographers. I liked that they offered both photography and videography because they have experience working with each other, therefore wouldn't be pulled in two separate directions by two different vendors on what should be the most important and enjoyable day of your life! During the wedding, they made it a priority to capture us in different settings, like on the beach when the sun was setting or finding a beautiful tree to place us under. If you have any specific requests, I am sure they would be able to accommodate you. Kai and his team were all so friendly and professional. We opted for the Same-day Edit of the ceremony, which they edit on the spot and show at your reception. EVERYONE was BLOWN AWAY by this! And it was especially nice for those who were unable to make it to the ceremony. I signed up for the 6-hour service (ceremony from 4:30, reception from 6:00-10:00) and now understand why they offer longer services...because there is so much to capture and can make anything look AMAZING! For example, I was frantically trying to tie the rings back onto the pillow before the wedding and they were shooting me without me noticing, but during the video, they made me look so elegant and calm! I STILL hear how amazing the video was and have had requests to view it again when we receive it. We cannot wait to see the entire package when it arrives!
Planning a destination wedding is always difficult, but Kai from Digital Expressions made it really easy, he checked in Read more...
Planning a destination wedding is always difficult, but Kai from Digital Expressions made it really easy, he checked in with me to see if he could answer any questions, worked with my budget, offered services not always offered by other photographers and videographers. I liked that they offered both photography and videography because they have experience working with each other, therefore wouldn't be pulled in two separate directions by two different vendors on what should be the most important and enjoyable day of your life! During the wedding, they made it a priority to capture us in different settings, like on the beach when the sun was setting or finding a beautiful tree to place us under. If you have any specific requests, I am sure they would be able to accommodate you. Kai and his team were all so friendly and professional. We opted for the Same-day Edit of the ceremony, which they edit on the spot and show at your reception. EVERYONE was BLOWN AWAY by this! And it was especially nice for those who were unable to make it to the ceremony. I signed up for the 6-hour service (ceremony from 4:30, reception from 6:00-10:00) and now understand why they offer longer services...because there is so much to capture and can make anything look AMAZING! For example, I was frantically trying to tie the rings back onto the pillow before the wedding and they were shooting me without me noticing, but during the video, they made me look so elegant and calm! I STILL hear how amazing the video was and have had requests to view it again when we receive it. We cannot wait to see the entire package when it arrives! Read less
Services Used: Photography, Videography
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Tasia
Wedding:
3/2/2013
5.0/5.0
We spent a lot of money trusting that they would bring professionalism we've never had or seen at any other party! This was our first time ever hiring a vendor for videography, &we're glad we took that risk because our guests kept reiterating the fact that it was the BEST slideshow/video they've ever seen! Thank you Kai &crew! :)
We spent a lot of money trusting that they would bring professionalism we've never had or seen at any other party! This Read more...
We spent a lot of money trusting that they would bring professionalism we've never had or seen at any other party! This was our first time ever hiring a vendor for videography, &we're glad we took that risk because our guests kept reiterating the fact that it was the BEST slideshow/video they've ever seen! Thank you Kai &crew! :) Read less
Services Used: Photography, Videography
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Alan
Wedding:
12/8/2012
5.0/5.0
We were glad we chose Kai and his crew. After going to the different wedding workshops and seeing first hand everyone's work , we decide Digital Expressions is who we wanted. The old adage you get what you pay for is certainly true. We got excellent customer service. Kai was an email, phone call or text away. On our wedding day, his crew was so easy to work with. They made it fun and we had a ball getting to act, lol. The slideshow with the same day edits was amazing. Everyone was impressed especially with the same day highlights. Consider adding the audio insert at the ceremony to capture your vows, it adds to your special day. Thanks Kai and crew you guys did awesome!!!
We were glad we chose Kai and his crew. After going to the different wedding workshops and seeing first hand everyone's Read more...
We were glad we chose Kai and his crew. After going to the different wedding workshops and seeing first hand everyone's work , we decide Digital Expressions is who we wanted. The old adage you get what you pay for is certainly true. We got excellent customer service. Kai was an email, phone call or text away. On our wedding day, his crew was so easy to work with. They made it fun and we had a ball getting to act, lol. The slideshow with the same day edits was amazing. Everyone was impressed especially with the same day highlights. Consider adding the audio insert at the ceremony to capture your vows, it adds to your special day. Thanks Kai and crew you guys did awesome!!! Read less
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shelly
Wedding:
10/6/2012
3.2/5.0
they didn't say very much at all to anyone. They took awhile to respond to phone calls. They were supposed to take us for some shots on the beach but they didn't do that. It was kind of like get in get out and thats it. We live in hawaii, what about some aloha with your customers. I know they were busy but a little personal time for each customer is what keeps them coming back.
they didn't say very much at all to anyone. They took awhile to respond to phone calls. They were supposed to take us for Read more...
they didn't say very much at all to anyone. They took awhile to respond to phone calls. They were supposed to take us for some shots on the beach but they didn't do that. It was kind of like get in get out and thats it. We live in hawaii, what about some aloha with your customers. I know they were busy but a little personal time for each customer is what keeps them coming back. Read less
Services Used: Videography
Digital Expressions responded with the following comments:

In response to Shelly, our style is an unobtrusive style. If you read some of the other reviews, it shows how low key our style is compared to some other companies who bring excessive crew or equipment. We try not to take the spotlight away from the bride and groom. Its your special day and we don't want to distract from it.

The package that Shelly had was only a two hour coverage which usually doesn't include getting ready footage. We shot getting ready footage for her even though it is usually only included in 4 hour or more package. So she actually got more coverage than was actually included in her package.

For more info on what is usually covered in our hourly packages, go to our FAQ (frequently asked questions) section. We got a thank you from the groom after they received their video so I assume they loved their video. If anyone wants to see the quality of their 2 hour coverage, just give me a call or email and I'd be happy to show it to you.
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Holly
Wedding:
9/29/2012
4.5/5.0
Kai and his team do great work at Digital Expressions. Our video came out flawless! If there is one thing that's a must have, it is truly a videographer. There's no better way to re-live your special day. We can now watch our video on every anniversary and remember how much joy and love was shared that day!
Kai and his team do great work at Digital Expressions. Our video came out flawless! If there is one thing that's a must Read more...
Kai and his team do great work at Digital Expressions. Our video came out flawless! If there is one thing that's a must have, it is truly a videographer. There's no better way to re-live your special day. We can now watch our video on every anniversary and remember how much joy and love was shared that day! Read less
Services Used: Videography
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Crystal
Wedding:
9/22/2012
4.9/5.0
We are so happy that we chose Digital Expressions to capture our Wedding Day. Kai and his crew did an amazing job! They were very professional, patient and super stealth ( I hardly noticed that they were there). We chose a package that showcased a "love story" (how we met, the proposal, etc.) pre-bridal/groom getting ready shots, slide show & same day edit. All I can say is that it turned out so awesome! Our wedding guest are still talking about it. We especially appreciated the same-day edit because we were able to relive our special day from a different perspective. We are extremely grateful.
We are so happy that we chose Digital Expressions to capture our Wedding Day. Kai and his crew did an amazing job! They Read more...
We are so happy that we chose Digital Expressions to capture our Wedding Day. Kai and his crew did an amazing job! They were very professional, patient and super stealth ( I hardly noticed that they were there). We chose a package that showcased a "love story" (how we met, the proposal, etc.) pre-bridal/groom getting ready shots, slide show & same day edit. All I can say is that it turned out so awesome! Our wedding guest are still talking about it. We especially appreciated the same-day edit because we were able to relive our special day from a different perspective. We are extremely grateful. Read less
Services Used: Videography
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Lisa
Wedding:
9/8/2012
4.6/5.0
We hired Kai for our Sept 2012 wedding at Lanikuhonua. His crew came to our rooms at the Ihilani from mid-morning and stayed with us until the end of the night. All of the crew members were so professional, friendly and unobtrusive. I especially appreciated Glen because he provided a calming energy when I started to panic about the rain. And he also made shooting video scenes fun for the bridal party. Anyway, it rained so hard at Lanikuhonua (when does that ever happen, seriously?) that we had to postpone our ceremony. When we eventually did the ceremony, it was still drizzling so I thought our video would be ruined. But when we saw our Same-Day Edit, it was absolutely fabulous. They made the rain look beautiful and heavenly. I could not believe how beautiful the video came out considering the terrible footage they must have gotten. Now that's talent!! I haven't gotten our wedding video yet (Kai quoted me around 4-6 months), but I'm sure it'll be great. I would definitely recommend them!
We hired Kai for our Sept 2012 wedding at Lanikuhonua. His crew came to our rooms at the Ihilani from mid-morning and Read more...
We hired Kai for our Sept 2012 wedding at Lanikuhonua. His crew came to our rooms at the Ihilani from mid-morning and stayed with us until the end of the night. All of the crew members were so professional, friendly and unobtrusive. I especially appreciated Glen because he provided a calming energy when I started to panic about the rain. And he also made shooting video scenes fun for the bridal party. Anyway, it rained so hard at Lanikuhonua (when does that ever happen, seriously?) that we had to postpone our ceremony. When we eventually did the ceremony, it was still drizzling so I thought our video would be ruined. But when we saw our Same-Day Edit, it was absolutely fabulous. They made the rain look beautiful and heavenly. I could not believe how beautiful the video came out considering the terrible footage they must have gotten. Now that's talent!! I haven't gotten our wedding video yet (Kai quoted me around 4-6 months), but I'm sure it'll be great. I would definitely recommend them! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.5/5.0
The Digital Expressions team was great. They had great ideas and helped us get exactly what we wanted
The Digital Expressions team was great. They had great ideas and helped us get exactly what we wanted
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Marlene
Wedding:
7/22/2012
4.5/5.0
Kai is personable. He and his crew were quite professional on the day of our wedding. He was flexible with the songs I wanted for the slideshow and wedding video. The slideshow was GREAT except for my husband had alot more group pics growing up which made it hard to tell where he was butI also forgot to mention to Kai to focus on him. I wish I viewed the slideshow prior to our wedding day. We just received our wedding DVD and LOVED watching our SPECIAL day once again. They did an AWESOME job editing it. I would use them again.
Kai is personable. He and his crew were quite professional on the day of our wedding. He was flexible with the songs I Read more...
Kai is personable. He and his crew were quite professional on the day of our wedding. He was flexible with the songs I wanted for the slideshow and wedding video. The slideshow was GREAT except for my husband had alot more group pics growing up which made it hard to tell where he was butI also forgot to mention to Kai to focus on him. I wish I viewed the slideshow prior to our wedding day. We just received our wedding DVD and LOVED watching our SPECIAL day once again. They did an AWESOME job editing it. I would use them again. Read less
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Rose
Wedding:
6/2/2012
5.0/5.0
The crew of Digital Expressions were our choice for our daughter's wedding. They were great and very professional. They were not in the way and you hardly notice they were there. They did a great job without blocking everybodys view. In addition to doing the videography for my daughter's wedding, we also had them make the slide show and do a "same day edit" to show at the reception. Everybody enjoyed the slideshow, they make it a bit fancier than just plain pictures going by one after the other. Everybody was ABSOLUTELY AMAZED at the quality of the "same day edit"! It was awesome how they were able to put together a mini video/movie of the pre-bridal/groom getting ready and the ceremony in only a couple of hours. I mean it was like hollywood quality. We can't wait to get the main video of everything. At first we weren't budgeting a videographer, but after going to the free bridal workshop that the Wedding Cafe offers, we were sold and really glad we did. Let me just say that looking a pictures is good but to see movment, live action -really see all the different expressions on peoples faces and to hear them is a gazillion times better and well worth the money and investment for my daughter's big day. Thanks Digital Expressions for the great job of making memories that we can re-live and watch over again.
The crew of Digital Expressions were our choice for our daughter's wedding. They were great and very professional. They Read more...
The crew of Digital Expressions were our choice for our daughter's wedding. They were great and very professional. They were not in the way and you hardly notice they were there. They did a great job without blocking everybodys view. In addition to doing the videography for my daughter's wedding, we also had them make the slide show and do a "same day edit" to show at the reception. Everybody enjoyed the slideshow, they make it a bit fancier than just plain pictures going by one after the other. Everybody was ABSOLUTELY AMAZED at the quality of the "same day edit"! It was awesome how they were able to put together a mini video/movie of the pre-bridal/groom getting ready and the ceremony in only a couple of hours. I mean it was like hollywood quality. We can't wait to get the main video of everything. At first we weren't budgeting a videographer, but after going to the free bridal workshop that the Wedding Cafe offers, we were sold and really glad we did. Let me just say that looking a pictures is good but to see movment, live action -really see all the different expressions on peoples faces and to hear them is a gazillion times better and well worth the money and investment for my daughter's big day. Thanks Digital Expressions for the great job of making memories that we can re-live and watch over again. Read less
Services Used: Videography
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Dennis
Wedding:
6/2/2012
4.9/5.0
Though our event was NOT for a wedding, but for a slideshow, interview and music video skit for my son and nephew's high school graduation from the same school.

We first heard of Digital Expressions during my mother's unfortunate passing back in Aug 2006, as my brother had heard good things from this firm, and met with Kai to make a slideshow/interview presentation for us. We cried and were so honored during the presentation at the funeral services, for the presentation was A++ (if I can give it that rating). I had never seen such professionalism in the video until that night.

Fast forward to my son and nephew's graduation that just occurred...we were also looking at another firm, who showed us his presentation and said that he worked part-time for KITV as a independent contractor, and oh my...there was **NO** comparison to Kai's video samples. We chose him of course due to our past experience in 2006, but we thought that choosing his firm to do the slideshow, interviews and music video skit was the right and only choice...hands down, it was a unanimous decision to go with Digital Expressions.

Come the graduation party just this past June 2nd...and we and our friends and families were just amazed and excited after seeing the presentation. We received many compliments...so if I were you, you must put DIGITAL EXPRESSIONS very high on your list of videographers...yes, they came through for us (again)!

We would not hesitate to use him again in the future...
Though our event was NOT for a wedding, but for a slideshow, interview and music video skit for my son and nephew's high Read more...
Though our event was NOT for a wedding, but for a slideshow, interview and music video skit for my son and nephew's high school graduation from the same school.

We first heard of Digital Expressions during my mother's unfortunate passing back in Aug 2006, as my brother had heard good things from this firm, and met with Kai to make a slideshow/interview presentation for us. We cried and were so honored during the presentation at the funeral services, for the presentation was A++ (if I can give it that rating). I had never seen such professionalism in the video until that night.

Fast forward to my son and nephew's graduation that just occurred...we were also looking at another firm, who showed us his presentation and said that he worked part-time for KITV as a independent contractor, and oh my...there was **NO** comparison to Kai's video samples. We chose him of course due to our past experience in 2006, but we thought that choosing his firm to do the slideshow, interviews and music video skit was the right and only choice...hands down, it was a unanimous decision to go with Digital Expressions.

Come the graduation party just this past June 2nd...and we and our friends and families were just amazed and excited after seeing the presentation. We received many compliments...so if I were you, you must put DIGITAL EXPRESSIONS very high on your list of videographers...yes, they came through for us (again)!

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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
0.0/5.0
STAY AWAY FROM THIS WEDDING VIDEOGRAPHER! I had my wedding in the middle of March 2012. It's now December 2012 and I have yet to receive my dvd. It took me no more than a month after the wedding to email Kai Kekaulike my song choices for the video. At about six months after the wedding I have been contacting Kai trying to get an estimate for when the video would be available. The excuses I've received from then through now go on an on and on....(i.e. it's the busy season, busy with Japanese weddings, just came back from neighbor island wedding, just came back from Mainland, short staffed). Just a week ago he specifically told me that he would be emailing me a delivery confirmation by...Oh let's see, yesterday. Yes, more lies again. I am now having to hire an attorney to take him to court.
As I stated STAY AWAY FROM DIGITAL EXPRESSIONS! There are other wedding videographers in Hawaii that will not take years off your life.
STAY AWAY FROM THIS WEDDING VIDEOGRAPHER! I had my wedding in the middle of March 2012. It's now December 2012 and I have Read more...
STAY AWAY FROM THIS WEDDING VIDEOGRAPHER! I had my wedding in the middle of March 2012. It's now December 2012 and I have yet to receive my dvd. It took me no more than a month after the wedding to email Kai Kekaulike my song choices for the video. At about six months after the wedding I have been contacting Kai trying to get an estimate for when the video would be available. The excuses I've received from then through now go on an on and on....(i.e. it's the busy season, busy with Japanese weddings, just came back from neighbor island wedding, just came back from Mainland, short staffed). Just a week ago he specifically told me that he would be emailing me a delivery confirmation by...Oh let's see, yesterday. Yes, more lies again. I am now having to hire an attorney to take him to court.
As I stated STAY AWAY FROM DIGITAL EXPRESSIONS! There are other wedding videographers in Hawaii that will not take years off your life. Read less
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Digital Expressions responded with the following comments:

There's always two sides of a story. If you're going to bash our company on numerous websites, at least put your name, Lori-Ann Higa & Rodney Lum on the anonymous reviews so other prospective clients know that you're the same people complaining.

First off, I'd like to give a little background about our company. We have been in business for over a decade and completed over a 1,000 weddings and still manage to maintain an "A" rating with the Better Business Bureau. We had an "A+" rating before this complaint. We do not limit our jobs like some other companies so we do have a higher workload.

Now, I'll address the accusations. I admit that we did take 2 months longer to give them their video. I wasn't satisfied with first two drafts so I had them re-edited multiple times by the editor. If we had turned out the project by the second draft, we would have made the deadline that I had given to him. The other things he listed as excuses were just explanations to him. I did not use them as excuses.

I apologized to him numerous times but he did not accept the apology. Instead, he threatened us with law suits and bashing us on numerous websites.

I've been in business long enough to know that you aren't going to please everyone. However, its complaints like this that make me question my mission statement. My mission statement when I started this company over a decade ago was to offer a high quality product to our clients at an affordable price. I admit we have some high end packages as well as more affordable packages. However, I have managed to keep our pricing relatively low especially when you factor in experience, quality of work, high end equipment, etc.

Some start up companies with little to no experience charge three times as much as us. If you don't believe me, ask some of these high end companies how long they have been in business and how much weddings have they completed.

Please don't judge us by this review alone. We've completed over a 1,000 weddings and been in business for over a decade. We have an "A" rating with the Better Business Bureau. I recommend doing your research and check out the other video, photo, or photo booth companies on the Better Business Bureau. I guarantee that you'll probably find a lot of companies not listed because they are either start up companies with little or no experience or possibly not even a registered business. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to ask me and I'd be happy to answer them for you. Thank you for hearing my side of the story.
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Joyce
Wedding:
2/29/2012
3.2/5.0
Digital Expressions did a good job on my wedding ceremony video and I liked how it seemed to "tell a story". There were a few elements they missed but overall it was good.

However, it takes them about 6 months to complete a "wedding ceremony only" video. When I received the dvd it was freezing in places as well as my wedding date was completly wrong. Somewhat of a disappointment when you have to wait that long. I'm waiting for my revised one but I'm not sure if I would recommend them.
Digital Expressions did a good job on my wedding ceremony video and I liked how it seemed to "tell a story". There were a Read more...
Digital Expressions did a good job on my wedding ceremony video and I liked how it seemed to "tell a story". There were a few elements they missed but overall it was good.

However, it takes them about 6 months to complete a "wedding ceremony only" video. When I received the dvd it was freezing in places as well as my wedding date was completly wrong. Somewhat of a disappointment when you have to wait that long. I'm waiting for my revised one but I'm not sure if I would recommend them. Read less
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Digital Expressions responded with the following comments:

To be fair to all our clients, we start editing when we receive your song choices. For instance, if you give us your songs 5 months after your wedding, we place it in line to be edited from that point so it is possible that clients who got married after you are ahead of you in the editing line. It's the same procedure for all our clients so it doesn't matter if you get a ceremony only package or a full day package...the rules remain the same.

Another misconception is just because you've given us your song choices a few months ago, it doesn't mean we have only been working on your project for a few months. It just means we've put it in line to be edited. We have other clients so we have other edits to work on too.

Joyce thought the main dvd menu was the actual video so she thought it was skipping. I explained it to her and she understood that she needed to click on the video. Problem solved.

My editor did put the wrong wedding date and I didn't catch it upon review. I apologized to Joyce and sent them a revised copy.

Ironically, the three somewhat negative reviews were from clients who purchased packages $1,000 or less. The only reason I bring this up is I'm starting to re-evaluate my pricing packages. I may eliminate my lower end packages in the near future and just focus on our high end packages. This will improve our quality of work, turnaround time, and overall customer service.

Poll Question: Feel free to email me at info@digitalexpressionshawaii.com and let me know your thoughts on limiting our jobs per year, improving our quality of work, turnaround time, and overall customer service. Would you be willing to pay three to five times as much (similar to some start up companies)? Or should we keep some affordable packages and not limit our jobs per year?
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Caroline
Wedding:
2/26/2012
5.0/5.0
Kai and his team were amazing. We barely knew they were there. I cannot wait to see how they edit our video. My only regret is that I did not get to know them better. Thank you so much for making our memories last!
Caroline
Kai and his team were amazing. We barely knew they were there. I cannot wait to see how they edit our video. My only Read more...
Kai and his team were amazing. We barely knew they were there. I cannot wait to see how they edit our video. My only regret is that I did not get to know them better. Thank you so much for making our memories last!
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Melanie
Wedding:
2/4/2006
4.8/5.0
Kai was very easy to work with and, for the most part, I didn't have to deal with him during the day. I assume he and his assistant were doing their "thing" in getting material for the video. Correspondence with Kai was done via telephone and postal mail and his responsiveness was great.

I would advise that you provide a list of events and items you want in your wedding video. Overall, the video was exceptionally put together with the background music blending in so nicely with the scenes. But, I wished there were things in the video that meant a lot to me like the entire bridal party walking down the aisle and our sponsors being shown more. I don't even have my flower girl dropping her two petals!
Kai was very easy to work with and, for the most part, I didn't have to deal with him during the day. I assume he and his Read more...
Kai was very easy to work with and, for the most part, I didn't have to deal with him during the day. I assume he and his assistant were doing their "thing" in getting material for the video. Correspondence with Kai was done via telephone and postal mail and his responsiveness was great.

I would advise that you provide a list of events and items you want in your wedding video. Overall, the video was exceptionally put together with the background music blending in so nicely with the scenes. But, I wished there were things in the video that meant a lot to me like the entire bridal party walking down the aisle and our sponsors being shown more. I don't even have my flower girl dropping her two petals! Read less
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