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Stephen Ludwig

Honolulu , HI

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Honolulu, HI US

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808-234-8326

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Mindy
Wedding:
6/16/2015
5.0/5.0
Stephen was super duper awesome! The best wedding photographer ever. He is very friendly, easy going, flexible, professional, hardworking, and creative. We met Stephen day of the wedding and felt comfortable with him right off the bat. The poses he suggested was not awkward at all and he was open to any requests. We didn't have to call him over to take a photo of us at all because he was always right there ready to take the shots. Thank you Stephen for being such a talented photographer, we couldn't have asked for a better person to document our special day.
-Mindy & Tommy
Stephen was super duper awesome! The best wedding photographer ever. He is very friendly, easy going, flexible, Read more...
Stephen was super duper awesome! The best wedding photographer ever. He is very friendly, easy going, flexible, professional, hardworking, and creative. We met Stephen day of the wedding and felt comfortable with him right off the bat. The poses he suggested was not awkward at all and he was open to any requests. We didn't have to call him over to take a photo of us at all because he was always right there ready to take the shots. Thank you Stephen for being such a talented photographer, we couldn't have asked for a better person to document our special day.
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Tiffani
Wedding:
9/27/2014
5.0/5.0
When we decided to have destination wedding in Maui, HI, my rigorous research began. I searched and researched several photographers in Maui, but I didnt feel like any of them really captured what I had in mind. Our wedding pictures were important to us, especially since we were having a destination wedding and our photos would really be all we could share with guests that could not attend. I expanded my photography search to all of Hawaii and I knew instantly when I came across Stephen Ludwig's website that I wanted him as our photographer. I reached out to him and communicated mostly via email, and he was always professional and responsive. Closer to the wedding I sent him some of my own Pinterest inspired request and he welcomed them. On the day of the wedding, he went above and beyond, he made the best use of the 3 hours we budgeted for his services. His natural art for photography was very apparent the day of the wedding and I knew then that our pictures would turn out great. When we were able to view our pictures on the online gallery, we were blown away by how great they were. We definitely recommend his services and would use him again in the future.
When we decided to have destination wedding in Maui, HI, my rigorous research began. I searched and researched several Read more...
When we decided to have destination wedding in Maui, HI, my rigorous research began. I searched and researched several photographers in Maui, but I didnt feel like any of them really captured what I had in mind. Our wedding pictures were important to us, especially since we were having a destination wedding and our photos would really be all we could share with guests that could not attend. I expanded my photography search to all of Hawaii and I knew instantly when I came across Stephen Ludwig's website that I wanted him as our photographer. I reached out to him and communicated mostly via email, and he was always professional and responsive. Closer to the wedding I sent him some of my own Pinterest inspired request and he welcomed them. On the day of the wedding, he went above and beyond, he made the best use of the 3 hours we budgeted for his services. His natural art for photography was very apparent the day of the wedding and I knew then that our pictures would turn out great. When we were able to view our pictures on the online gallery, we were blown away by how great they were. We definitely recommend his services and would use him again in the future. Read less
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Morgan
Wedding:
4/15/2014
5.0/5.0
We have not seen the final product of our photographs yet but Stephen was a fantastic photographer to work with. He flew to Kauai from Honolulu and was very efficient and professional. He made posing and smiling in front of a camera seem natural and fun and he was very friendly and helpful. We are looking forward to seeing his finished work!
We have not seen the final product of our photographs yet but Stephen was a fantastic photographer to work with. He flew Read more...
We have not seen the final product of our photographs yet but Stephen was a fantastic photographer to work with. He flew to Kauai from Honolulu and was very efficient and professional. He made posing and smiling in front of a camera seem natural and fun and he was very friendly and helpful. We are looking forward to seeing his finished work! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
3/22/2014
5.0/5.0
Stephen was awesome to work with!!!
He responded in a timely manner and his work is impeccable :)
He is easy going and friendly.
I'm so happy we went with him for our photography!!!
Stephen was awesome to work with!!!
He responded in a timely manner and his work is impeccable :)
He is easy Read more...
Stephen was awesome to work with!!!
He responded in a timely manner and his work is impeccable :)
He is easy going and friendly.
I'm so happy we went with him for our photography!!! Read less
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Monique
Wedding:
11/27/2013
5.0/5.0
Stephen was amazing. The photos are absolutely incredible. No wedding photography that I have seen even comes close. He was so easy to work with, he went above and beyond expectations and has such an amazing eye for detail. We can not thank him enough for his services! We did a few engagements shoots with a few different photographers so we could choose one for our wedding and none even came close to the quality of Stephen's work.
Stephen was amazing. The photos are absolutely incredible. No wedding photography that I have seen even comes close. He Read more...
Stephen was amazing. The photos are absolutely incredible. No wedding photography that I have seen even comes close. He was so easy to work with, he went above and beyond expectations and has such an amazing eye for detail. We can not thank him enough for his services! We did a few engagements shoots with a few different photographers so we could choose one for our wedding and none even came close to the quality of Stephen's work. Read less
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Kaori&
Wedding:
10/2/2013
5.0/5.0
We have yet to receive our photos as the wedding was only a few weeks ago but we are so pleased that we went with Stephen! He was extremely friendly, helpful and attentive during the planning process with his prompt responses and kind suggestions on how to proceed when we came up with questions or inquiries. He was also incredibly professional when shooting for us and we could really see that he has a passion for what he does which is great because it made everything seem so fun and enjoyable. We really liked how Stephen would think on the fly and incorporate various things that he would notice on-site. For example, he noticed that we had little plush pigs that we had our guests sign for us and so he suggested we take several pictures with the pigs. Stephen also picked up on some of the more interesting cultural decor / permanent fixtures there were at the venue and had us strike a pose or two nearby to make for interesting and candid shots. All of our guests praised Stephen for how great he was and we even noticed that he stayed beyond the four hours that we had contracted him for so that was really nice of him! In addition, he kindly offered to expedite the setting up of a mini gallery for us so that we could print out a few shots for inclusion in our thank yous which was a very nice touch. We are so glad we went Stephen and are confident that he successfully and beautifully captured our special day. We would 100% recommend Stephen.
We have yet to receive our photos as the wedding was only a few weeks ago but we are so pleased that we went with Stephen! Read more...
We have yet to receive our photos as the wedding was only a few weeks ago but we are so pleased that we went with Stephen! He was extremely friendly, helpful and attentive during the planning process with his prompt responses and kind suggestions on how to proceed when we came up with questions or inquiries. He was also incredibly professional when shooting for us and we could really see that he has a passion for what he does which is great because it made everything seem so fun and enjoyable. We really liked how Stephen would think on the fly and incorporate various things that he would notice on-site. For example, he noticed that we had little plush pigs that we had our guests sign for us and so he suggested we take several pictures with the pigs. Stephen also picked up on some of the more interesting cultural decor / permanent fixtures there were at the venue and had us strike a pose or two nearby to make for interesting and candid shots. All of our guests praised Stephen for how great he was and we even noticed that he stayed beyond the four hours that we had contracted him for so that was really nice of him! In addition, he kindly offered to expedite the setting up of a mini gallery for us so that we could print out a few shots for inclusion in our thank yous which was a very nice touch. We are so glad we went Stephen and are confident that he successfully and beautifully captured our special day. We would 100% recommend Stephen. Read less
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Franci
Wedding:
6/7/2011
5.0/5.0
I've been a bridesmaid four times so I knew what I was looking for in a photographer. One thing that was important was personality because I wanted someone that we felt comfortable with and also interacted well with our guests. Stephen was the perfect man for the job. We met with him before we booked his services and within the first minute I knew he was a perfect fit. He was nice, warm, friendly, professional and very knowledgeable. I had a lot of questions and he patiently answered all of them and gave me pointers on the timeline and how things usually flow on the wedding day. Another thing that was important to us was his involvement from beginning until the end as far as taking the photos and editing them himself. Just because a company is named after someone it doesnt guarantee that you will get that particular person to photograph your wedding. Usually you have to pay extra to have a particilar photographer and a lot of the time they don't edit their own photos. I didn't know this until I went through the wedding process with my girlfriends who got married before me. Stephen edits all of the photos himself which was definitely a deciding factor for me because I fell in love with his work online. I could not have been more happy with my decision and would definitely recommend him as a photographer for anyone getting married in Hawaii. My photos are gorgeous and all of my friends and family love them. I had a hard time selecting photos for my prints because there were so many good ones to choose from. One last thing to point out is the freedom in the use of our photos. He gave us everything and shared copyright to use the photos however we wanted. Our friends and families downloaded the photos from the online gallery to make their own prints and I even made duplicate cd's for my grandparents. It was really nice to pay for photos and have it actually be yours. Thank you Stephen was all of your hard work and amazing talent!
I've been a bridesmaid four times so I knew what I was looking for in a photographer. One thing that was important was Read more...
I've been a bridesmaid four times so I knew what I was looking for in a photographer. One thing that was important was personality because I wanted someone that we felt comfortable with and also interacted well with our guests. Stephen was the perfect man for the job. We met with him before we booked his services and within the first minute I knew he was a perfect fit. He was nice, warm, friendly, professional and very knowledgeable. I had a lot of questions and he patiently answered all of them and gave me pointers on the timeline and how things usually flow on the wedding day. Another thing that was important to us was his involvement from beginning until the end as far as taking the photos and editing them himself. Just because a company is named after someone it doesnt guarantee that you will get that particular person to photograph your wedding. Usually you have to pay extra to have a particilar photographer and a lot of the time they don't edit their own photos. I didn't know this until I went through the wedding process with my girlfriends who got married before me. Stephen edits all of the photos himself which was definitely a deciding factor for me because I fell in love with his work online. I could not have been more happy with my decision and would definitely recommend him as a photographer for anyone getting married in Hawaii. My photos are gorgeous and all of my friends and family love them. I had a hard time selecting photos for my prints because there were so many good ones to choose from. One last thing to point out is the freedom in the use of our photos. He gave us everything and shared copyright to use the photos however we wanted. Our friends and families downloaded the photos from the online gallery to make their own prints and I even made duplicate cd's for my grandparents. It was really nice to pay for photos and have it actually be yours. Thank you Stephen was all of your hard work and amazing talent! Read less
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Monique
Wedding:
5/28/2011
5.0/5.0
Upon meeting Stephen Ludwig, my husband and I were immediately thrilled to have finally found a photographer to meet our needs for our wedding. Stephen was professional and friendly from the very beginning. He was quick to respond to our initial inquiries and was easy to work with from the get-go. As soon as we saw his portfolio we were amazed by his talent. Stephen has an amazing ability to bring out deep colors and depth in scenes, creating a rich quality in his photos that you don’t often see in every wedding album. We decided at our initial meeting that Stephen was the perfect photographer for us and we were so happy with our decision. Stephen worked with us to customize a package that worked for our longer day and various locations, as well as providing us with two photographers to accommodate the two parties getting ready in separate locations. We ended up moving away from Hawaii in the midst of our wedding planning, but my communication with Stephen was never difficult. He stayed in contact and made me feel comfortable, even when planning the wedding from across the ocean.

The day of the wedding, Stephen was prompt and professional. He came to our hotel where I was getting ready with my bridesmaids and busied himself with taking pictures of us, as well as showing the initiative to go around the room, independently photographing dresses, shoes, favors, and whatever else caught his eye. There were so many touches and moments he captured that never would have crossed my mind. I’m so glad to have found someone to show this kind of motivation to make our day perfect. When we arrived at the wedding, I met the second photographer, who was also Stephen’s wife. Needless to say, the two of them worked seamlessly together. They were not demanding of staged photos, rather they gave great suggestions to enhance the pictures we wanted. They took opportunities to capture some incredible candid shots and all throughout the day seemed to read my mind as to what to photograph. They were friendly and courteous to all of our guests and seemed to fit right in with the party.

When planning a wedding in Hawaii, I was nervous that our pictures would be focused more on the fact that we were in Hawaii, rather than the wedding itself. Stephen used the beauty of the island to enhance the wedding, rather than overpower it, resulting in some of the most incredible pictures I have ever seen. I am so incredibly happy with the way my pictures turned out. Everyone that sees our prints and albums comments on what an amazing photographer we had. We constantly hear how the pictures are so vivid and beautiful that they almost look fake. Stephen and his wife took an amazing variety of pictures capturing all of the important moments and objects, as well as the little happenings and facial expressions that will forever touch our hearts. I can’t say enough how happy I am and how thankful I am that I found two talented and professional people to help craft the memories we will always treasure.
Upon meeting Stephen Ludwig, my husband and I were immediately thrilled to have finally found a photographer to meet our Read more...
Upon meeting Stephen Ludwig, my husband and I were immediately thrilled to have finally found a photographer to meet our needs for our wedding. Stephen was professional and friendly from the very beginning. He was quick to respond to our initial inquiries and was easy to work with from the get-go. As soon as we saw his portfolio we were amazed by his talent. Stephen has an amazing ability to bring out deep colors and depth in scenes, creating a rich quality in his photos that you don’t often see in every wedding album. We decided at our initial meeting that Stephen was the perfect photographer for us and we were so happy with our decision. Stephen worked with us to customize a package that worked for our longer day and various locations, as well as providing us with two photographers to accommodate the two parties getting ready in separate locations. We ended up moving away from Hawaii in the midst of our wedding planning, but my communication with Stephen was never difficult. He stayed in contact and made me feel comfortable, even when planning the wedding from across the ocean.

The day of the wedding, Stephen was prompt and professional. He came to our hotel where I was getting ready with my bridesmaids and busied himself with taking pictures of us, as well as showing the initiative to go around the room, independently photographing dresses, shoes, favors, and whatever else caught his eye. There were so many touches and moments he captured that never would have crossed my mind. I’m so glad to have found someone to show this kind of motivation to make our day perfect. When we arrived at the wedding, I met the second photographer, who was also Stephen’s wife. Needless to say, the two of them worked seamlessly together. They were not demanding of staged photos, rather they gave great suggestions to enhance the pictures we wanted. They took opportunities to capture some incredible candid shots and all throughout the day seemed to read my mind as to what to photograph. They were friendly and courteous to all of our guests and seemed to fit right in with the party.

When planning a wedding in Hawaii, I was nervous that our pictures would be focused more on the fact that we were in Hawaii, rather than the wedding itself. Stephen used the beauty of the island to enhance the wedding, rather than overpower it, resulting in some of the most incredible pictures I have ever seen. I am so incredibly happy with the way my pictures turned out. Everyone that sees our prints and albums comments on what an amazing photographer we had. We constantly hear how the pictures are so vivid and beautiful that they almost look fake. Stephen and his wife took an amazing variety of pictures capturing all of the important moments and objects, as well as the little happenings and facial expressions that will forever touch our hearts. I can’t say enough how happy I am and how thankful I am that I found two talented and professional people to help craft the memories we will always treasure. Read less
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Katie
Wedding:
3/12/2011
5.0/5.0
Stephen Ludwig's wedding photos are stunning. My husband is an amateur photographer and was unimpressed with all of the boring, overpriced vendors we stumbled upon in our search throughout Kauai, where our wedding was being held. Dismayed, we then found Stephen’s website through a friend, and even my husband was blown away by Stephen’s dazzling use of light and color grading.

Stephen’s ability to capture a beautiful, simple moment is rare. For example, after we were pronounced “husband and wife,” my husband quite unexpectedly picked me up and spun me around; Stephen captured this joyful shot while I was still in mid-air, which couldn’t have been more than three seconds. He took a number of sweet and stunning photos of my husband and me in our separate locations before the ceremony began; playful and heartwarming pictures during the ceremony; and afterwards he had us walk out on the beach to be photographed against the sunset. He even took fantastic portraits of our guests, which we’re framing and giving to some of them as gifts.

Stephen was able to use anything that we stumbled upon to create fun, interesting shots: logs, old boats, beer bottles, and even the golf cart we used to scoot around the huge property. He is an undoubtedly excellent editor—heightening the color and interest of each shot—but in my opinion so much of Stephen’s artistic talent lies in his ability to frame each individual photo so beautifully. No computer can match what Stephen’s masterful eye can do with a camera lens.

Though Stephen’s talent speaks for itself (check out his blog or his website), he is also a pleasure to work with. He was very professional in all of our pre- and post-wedding exchanges and responded promptly and politely to email. I’m not the kind of gal who loves the spotlight, and was admittedly nervous about having my picture taken so many times. Stephen was so warm and accommodating and helped me loosen up in front of the camera, offering lots of friendly guidance.

Ultimately, Stephen *knows* weddings. He helped us move smoothly from the ceremony to the photo session to the reception, all while capturing each memorable moment. He even whispered some much-needed advice to us about how to cut the cake when my husband and I found ourselves standing up there at a loss. He took beautiful photos of things most wedding photographers overlook—the food, the centerpieces, the venue, tender moments between other couples—from our portfolio, you’d think that Stephen somehow managed to be in ten places at once. Since the wedding day is an absolute whirlwind, Stephen’s photos of each of these points are priceless; they beautifully capture the tiny but extraordinary details that had already begun to fade from our memories.

Even though we had to pay a little extra to fly Stephen to Kauai, his price was reasonable and he was able to customize a package for us that gave us everything we wanted. We couldn’t be happier with our photos and are delighted that we chose Stephen to photograph our special day.
Stephen Ludwig's wedding photos are stunning. My husband is an amateur photographer and was unimpressed with all of the Read more...
Stephen Ludwig's wedding photos are stunning. My husband is an amateur photographer and was unimpressed with all of the boring, overpriced vendors we stumbled upon in our search throughout Kauai, where our wedding was being held. Dismayed, we then found Stephen’s website through a friend, and even my husband was blown away by Stephen’s dazzling use of light and color grading.

Stephen’s ability to capture a beautiful, simple moment is rare. For example, after we were pronounced “husband and wife,” my husband quite unexpectedly picked me up and spun me around; Stephen captured this joyful shot while I was still in mid-air, which couldn’t have been more than three seconds. He took a number of sweet and stunning photos of my husband and me in our separate locations before the ceremony began; playful and heartwarming pictures during the ceremony; and afterwards he had us walk out on the beach to be photographed against the sunset. He even took fantastic portraits of our guests, which we’re framing and giving to some of them as gifts.

Stephen was able to use anything that we stumbled upon to create fun, interesting shots: logs, old boats, beer bottles, and even the golf cart we used to scoot around the huge property. He is an undoubtedly excellent editor—heightening the color and interest of each shot—but in my opinion so much of Stephen’s artistic talent lies in his ability to frame each individual photo so beautifully. No computer can match what Stephen’s masterful eye can do with a camera lens.

Though Stephen’s talent speaks for itself (check out his blog or his website), he is also a pleasure to work with. He was very professional in all of our pre- and post-wedding exchanges and responded promptly and politely to email. I’m not the kind of gal who loves the spotlight, and was admittedly nervous about having my picture taken so many times. Stephen was so warm and accommodating and helped me loosen up in front of the camera, offering lots of friendly guidance.

Ultimately, Stephen *knows* weddings. He helped us move smoothly from the ceremony to the photo session to the reception, all while capturing each memorable moment. He even whispered some much-needed advice to us about how to cut the cake when my husband and I found ourselves standing up there at a loss. He took beautiful photos of things most wedding photographers overlook—the food, the centerpieces, the venue, tender moments between other couples—from our portfolio, you’d think that Stephen somehow managed to be in ten places at once. Since the wedding day is an absolute whirlwind, Stephen’s photos of each of these points are priceless; they beautifully capture the tiny but extraordinary details that had already begun to fade from our memories.

Even though we had to pay a little extra to fly Stephen to Kauai, his price was reasonable and he was able to customize a package for us that gave us everything we wanted. We couldn’t be happier with our photos and are delighted that we chose Stephen to photograph our special day. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Stephen is absolutely amazing! We looked at many photographers but found that after looking at 3-4 sample weddings that all of the pictures started to look the same. We were looking for something different, something artistic, filled with color and life and energy and that is just what Stephen gave us! He was so open to our ideas and really took them on board, we even brought along our surfboards for a few shots! Looking at Stephen’s sample weddings I could tell right away that no two weddings were the same each was unique to the couple and this was so important to us. We were overseas at the time we were planning our wedding and even over Skype Stephen made us feel really comfortable and it was so easy to talk to him and share our ideas. On the day of our wedding it was such a pleasure to work with him, he was so positive and kind and genuinely seemed excited for us and that we weren’t just another wedding. He captured everything we were hoping for and so much more! Our photos turned out fabulous and the fine art images even more amazing. We received them as agreed upon and on time and Stephen was always very responsive with our questions. Three years later after our wedding we still love our photos and couldn’t be happier with the experience!
Stephen is absolutely amazing! We looked at many photographers but found that after looking at 3-4 sample weddings that Read more...
Stephen is absolutely amazing! We looked at many photographers but found that after looking at 3-4 sample weddings that all of the pictures started to look the same. We were looking for something different, something artistic, filled with color and life and energy and that is just what Stephen gave us! He was so open to our ideas and really took them on board, we even brought along our surfboards for a few shots! Looking at Stephen’s sample weddings I could tell right away that no two weddings were the same each was unique to the couple and this was so important to us. We were overseas at the time we were planning our wedding and even over Skype Stephen made us feel really comfortable and it was so easy to talk to him and share our ideas. On the day of our wedding it was such a pleasure to work with him, he was so positive and kind and genuinely seemed excited for us and that we weren’t just another wedding. He captured everything we were hoping for and so much more! Our photos turned out fabulous and the fine art images even more amazing. We received them as agreed upon and on time and Stephen was always very responsive with our questions. Three years later after our wedding we still love our photos and couldn’t be happier with the experience! Read less
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