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HAWAII ELOPEMENTS

HAWAII ELOPEMENT FILMS

WHEnever I get an Elopment request IN MY INBOX ONE THOUGHT ALWAYS COMES TO MIND. ADVENTURE. MY EXPERIENCE OF HAWAII ELOPEMENTS OVER THE LAST COUPLE YEARS INCLUDE MYSELF ACCOMPANIED BY A COOL PHOTOGRAPHER, THE BRIDE AND GROOM AND A BLANK PAGE TO CREATE A FILM WHILe EXPLORING A WILD AND ADVENTUROUS LANDSCAPE SOMEWHERE IN HAWAII.

THE OFFICIAL DEFINITION OF ELOPEMENTS:

OFFICIAL SOURCES (WIKI) SAY THAT “ELOPEMENTS ARE OFTEN USED TO REFER TO A MARRIAGE CONDUCTED IN SUDDEN AND SECRETIVE FASHION, USUALLY INVOLVING A HURRIED FLIGHT AWAY FROM ONE'S PLACE OF RESIDENCE TOGETHER WITH ONE'S BELOVED WITH THE INTENTION OF GETTING MARRIED.”

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ELOPEMENTS HAVE PROVIDED ME WITH SOME OF MY FAVORITE LIFE EXPERIENCES

THAT’S A HUGE STATEMENT, BUT THINKING BACK, IT’S COMPLETELY TRUE. I’VE WATCHED THE SUNRISE IN MAUI STANDING ON OCEAN CLIFFSIDES. CONDUCTED CEREMONIES IN SECLUDED BLACKSAND BEACHES AND SAILED THE NAPALI COAST IN KAUAI TO NAME A FEW. MORE IMPORTANTLY I’VE CREATED AMAZING FRIENDSHIPS WITH PEOPLE ALL ACROSS THE WORLD.


I ALWAYS LOOK BACK TO THESE ADVENTURE ELOPEMENTS WITH A SMILE AS SOMETHING WE SHARED. I’M TOTALLY HONORED TO EXPERIENCE THE THINGS I HAVE AND I'M SO HAPPY TO SHARE ONE OF THE BEST DAYS IN MY COUPLES LIVES.

 

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Jon Bodhi went above and beyond our wildest expectations! His thoughtful demeanor and unique creative approach captured everything we wanted out of our special day — Jon went out of his way to make sure he filmed the complete story all while making us feel very comfortable in front of the lens! The outcome was truly incredible — a work of art we’ll be sharing with family and friends for years to come!

I would highly recommend contacting Jon — You will not be disappointed!

Cameron Grant

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Cameron Grant

Jon Bodhi went above and beyond our wildest expectations! His thoughtful demeanor and unique creative approach captured everything we wanted out of our special day — Jon went out of his way to make sure he filmed the complete story all while making us feel very comfortable in front of the lens! The outcome was truly incredible — a work of art we’ll be sharing with family and friends for years to come! I would highly recommend contacting Jon — You will not be disappointed!
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IS FILMING ELOPEMENTS DIFFERenT FROM REGULAR WEDDINGS?

FROM A FILMING POINT OF VIEW, NOT A LOT CHANGES WITH FILMING ELOPEMENTS. I NEED TO WORK LIGHT AND BE VERY PORTABLE, SANDALS FOR THE BEACH,  BUT THAT’S USUALLY THE CASE FOR ANY WEDDING IN HAWAII.

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HOW DO YOU TELL THE STORY?

I LIKE TO GO WITH THE FLOW. IT’S NOT A GOOD IDEA TO TRY AND PLAN FIRMLY. I CREATE A NARRATIVE USING THE AUDIO FROM THE CEREMONY OR PERSONAL VOWS. TO ADD SOME DEPTH TO THE FILM I’LL ALSO SUGGEST READING LETTERS TO EACHOTHER. CALLING A FAMILY MEMBER BACK HOME IS A GOOD WAY TO ADD AUDIO AND VISUALS FROM PARENTS OR SIBLINGS INTO THE FILM WITHOUT THEM ACTUALLY BEING THERE. THERE’S ALWAYS FRESH EMOTION AND IT MAKES FOR A GREAT SCENE IN THE FINAL FILM.


SINCE IT IT JUST ME, THE PHOTOGRAPHER, AND THE COUPLE I TRY AND RECREATE THE TRADITIONAL WEDDING DAY IN A UNIQUE WAY. SO INSTEAD OF FIRST DANCE OR CAKE CUTTING WE WILL GO SOMWHERE INTMIMATE AND DANCE BY THE OCEAN WAVES OR EAT CAKE AT A LOCAL CAFE. I WANT TO CREATE SOMETHING NATURAL, UNPOSED, AND GENUINE. 

THE BENEFITS OF ELOPEMENTS

ELOPING IS REALLY A PERSONAL CHOICE. I DON'T THINK IT'S FOR EVERYBODY BUT IT DOES OFFER SO MANY BENEFITS. MAINLY BUDGET. ELOPEMENTS CAN CERTAINLY BE A MUCH LESS EXPENSIVE OPTION THAN A TRADITIONAL OVERSEAS WEDDING. DESPITE PAYING MY TRAVEL COSTS YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO CONTROL THE BUDGET EASIER THAN IF YOU WERE HOSTING GUESTS. FLOWERS NEED TO BE NO MORE THAN A SINGLE BOUQUET.

IT'S ALL ABOUT ADVENTURE.

IF YOU'RE ADVENTEROUS AND LIKE TO DO THINGS DIFFERNT, THIS COULD BE THE OPTION FOR YOU. NO RULES, NO SCHEDULE, NO FAMILY POLITICS. JUST YOU TWO, A CAMERA, AND A BEAUTIFUL LOCATION. HAWAII OFFERS SO MANY SCENIC BACKDROPS THAT WILL TAKE YOUR BREATH AWAY. FALLING IN LOVE IN HAWAII IS ONE OF THE GREATEST EXPEREINCES YOU CAN HAVE IN LIFE AND I'M SO LUCKY TO SHARE THESE MOMENTS WITH AMAZING COUPLES.

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