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Paper Cranes is a multi award winning team of photographers and cinematographers specialising in creative storytelling. 

Our vision is simple, capturing your story in the most truthful, beautiful way possible that will hopefully inspire others like your selves. This vision has been cherished not only by our clients, but also by our team of photographers and film-makers because it gives us a purpose in doing our work. 

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It all started back in 2008 through this one funny thing called “passion”. Ever since then, we have been telling real stories of people every opportunity we get. Our passion has also allowed us to travel to amazing destinations around the world telling beautiful stories and making lots of friends along the way. We have gone through many challenges and grown into a much stronger team than when we first started. What keeps us strong is that we know we are not here only for our selves. We are here to serve others that may be blessed by our work, as much as we have been.

We truly hope that our work may resonate in your heart, allowing you to see the immense possibilities of how your own story can also inspire others and together we can change the world… one story at a time. 

Much love,

The Paper Cranes Team

  • Santo Widjaja

    SANTO
    WIDJAJA

  • Dewi Lie

    DEWI
    LIE

  • Ferry Lie

    FERRY
    LIE

  • SANTO WIDJAJA

    He always likes to tell stories but had never been really good at it. He would tell a joke and no one would laugh. He would tell an inspiring story and no one would feel encouraged.
    That was until he realised his gift of story telling, through film. This breakthrough has brought him to where he is today, someone who inspires others in many parts around the world through his work in Paper Cranes. Santo believes that great stories are like miracles. They are actually everywhere, you just need to look deeper. 

    DEWI LIE

    Dewi’s best quality is how she can make everyone love her so much. She loves pretty and meaningful things. Her love for styling and good taste in fashion has been the benefit for our couples because her input is always very valuable for a successful shoot. Her love for God has transformed her into someone who is filled with courage and strength to see Paper Cranes grow and change the world to be a better place. She is our “Mrs Paper Cranes”.

    FERRY LIE

    Ferry is the cleanfreak-hipster-eatalotnevergetfat-creative-photographer-cinematographer. He has a HUGE love for cinema. There is one day that he will never want to miss out on and that is the Oscar day. Ferry lives and breathes film, he is a regular cinema goer as well as watching creative ads on youtube where he finds his inspiration. So the next time you see him, you can ask what his favourite movie of all time is and see if you can guess it right.

  • Vedro El Citra

    VEDRO
    EL
    CITRA

  • Minhky Le

    MINHKY
    LE

  • Maria Axalan

    MARIA
    AXALAN

  • VEDRO EL CITRA

    High likeability factor is his gift. Determination is his strength. Destined for great things, he followed his heart to pursue his dreams; to tell stories that will change the world to be a better place. Vedro is a man with integrity that will do his absolute best in his craft in filming and editing... and he has the cutest smile for a guy...

    MINHKY LE

    Minhky, the youngest in the team, yet has certainly surpassed many expectations that might have been set upon him. He has grown so much the last few years into the mature person he is today. An energetic cinematographer that pushes boundaries with his creative shots and brave compositions. He is hardworking and a cheerful, but most of all, his biggest gift is how much he can get along with the people around him and to make sure everyone has the time of their life, not only captured but enjoyed at the same time.

    MARIA AXALAN

    Maria's biggest gift is her heart. She is not the type who sucks life out of you but rather the one that makes your life more meaningful. Maria loves to plan things and she does it really well. Our clients seems to think so as she helps them plan their wedding itinerary and give them suggestions. She is the kind of person that you really want to have around you. Yep, that actually sums it up pretty well.

  • Armin Awan

    ARMIN
    AWAN

  • Fibi Rusli

    FIBI
    RUSLI

  • Could it be you?

    COULD
    IT
    BE
    YOU?

  • ARMIN AWAN

    Not only he is quite good looking, Armin is the kind of guy who can just connect with anyone in a matter of seconds. He appreciates the little things as much as the big things. You have to get to know him to really appreciate his kind, genuine and humble heart. He is a solid film-maker that always finds new ways to grow and be inspired.

    FIBI RUSLI

    In any situation, Fibi seems to be able to find a way to smile and make everyone feel positive and at ease. One of her great traits is to encourage people and make people feel better inside with her spontaneous remarks and smiles. Her love for great design and beautiful photographs makes her the best candidate work on our clients photographs and design their wedding albums.

    COULD IT BE YOU?

    Interested in joining the Paper Cranes Family? 

    Email us at creative@papercranes.com.au

  • Santo Widjaja
    SANTO
    WIDJAJA

    SANTO WIDJAJA

    He always likes to tell stories but had never been really good at it. He would tell a joke and no one would laugh. He would tell an inspiring story and no one would feel encouraged.
    That was until he realised his gift of story telling, through film. This breakthrough has brought him to where he is today, someone who inspires others in many parts around the world through his work in Paper Cranes. Santo believes that great stories are like miracles. They are actually everywhere, you just need to look deeper. 
  • Dewi Lie
    DEWI
    LIE

    DEWI LIE

    Dewi’s best quality is how she can make everyone love her so much. She loves pretty and meaningful things. Her love for styling and good taste in fashion has been the benefit for our couples because her input is always very valuable for a successful shoot. Her love for God has transformed her into someone who is filled with courage and strength to see Paper Cranes grow and change the world to be a better place. She is our “Mrs Paper Cranes”.

  • Ferry Lie
    FERRY
    LIE

    FERRY LIE

    Ferry is the cleanfreak-hipster-eatalotnevergetfat-creative-photographer-cinematographer. He has a HUGE love for cinema. There is one day that he will never want to miss out on and that is the Oscar day. Ferry lives and breathes film, he is a regular cinema goer as well as watching creative ads on youtube where he finds his inspiration. So the next time you see him, you can ask what his favourite movie of all time is and see if you can guess it right.

  • Vedro El Citra
    VEDRO
    EL
    CITRA

    VEDRO EL CITRA

    High likeability factor is his gift. Determination is his strength. Destined for great things, he followed his heart to pursue his dreams; to tell stories that will change the world to be a better place. Vedro is a man with integrity that will do his absolute best in his craft in filming and editing... and he has the cutest smile for a guy...

  • Minhky Le
    MINHKY
    LE

    MINHKY LE

    Minhky, the youngest in the team, yet has certainly surpassed many expectations that might have been set upon him. He has grown so much the last few years into the mature person he is today. An energetic cinematographer that pushes boundaries with his creative shots and brave compositions. He is hardworking and a cheerful, but most of all, his biggest gift is how much he can get along with the people around him and to make sure everyone has the time of their life, not only captured but enjoyed at the same time.

  • Maria Axalan
    MARIA
    AXALAN

    MARIA AXALAN

    Maria's biggest gift is her heart. She is not the type who sucks life out of you but rather the one that makes your life more meaningful. Maria loves to plan things and she does it really well. Our clients seems to think so as she helps them plan their wedding itinerary and give them suggestions. She is the kind of person that you really want to have around you. Yep, that actually sums it up pretty well.

  • Armin Awan
    ARMIN
    AWAN

    ARMIN AWAN

    Not only he is quite good looking, Armin is the kind of guy who can just connect with anyone in a matter of seconds. He appreciates the little things as much as the big things. You have to get to know him to really appreciate his kind, genuine and humble heart. He is a solid film-maker that always finds new ways to grow and be inspired.

  • Fibi Rusli
    FIBI
    RUSLI

    FIBI RUSLI

    In any situation, Fibi seems to be able to find a way to smile and make everyone feel positive and at ease. One of her great traits is to encourage people and make people feel better inside with her spontaneous remarks and smiles. Her love for great design and beautiful photographs makes her the best candidate work on our clients photographs and design their wedding albums.

  • Could it be you?
    COULD
    IT
    BE
    YOU?

    COULD IT BE YOU?

    Interested in joining the Paper Cranes Family? 

    Email us at creative@papercranes.com.au

FAQ

All the who, what, where and when's can be obtained through our FAQ's

Q. What is your approach to photographing and filming a wedding day?

A. We like to capture real expressions and stories as they unfold. We want you to look at your wedding pictures and have memories playing back in your mind allowing you to be in that very moment celebrating the day you made the biggest promises of your life.

Q. Is photography better than film ?

A. Both has its own dimension and merits, we certainly enjoy doing both using the same philosophy in storytelling. Bottom line, it should not be a choice of one or the other but one that complements each other.

Q. What is Cinematic Experience?

A. It is when you experience both of our combined photography and film services, which allows us to maximise what we can do for you. Whenever we work with our full team, we get to work a lot more freely and efficiently. You get to meet with both your photographer and film-maker prior to the wedding day at the same time. This instantly creates a great chemistry and relationships, which guarantees a much better result.

Q. What is a Same Day Edit Experience ?

A. A short film of your wedding, edited on the day to be watched together with all your guests on your reception night. It's hard to share in words what it's like.. the laughter, the happy tears and the rush of emotions. You've just got to experience it.

Q. What is a Pre-wedding film?

A. Pre-Wedding Film is a honest and personal short film that tells a story of what makes the couple unique and what it means for them to be together. Ask us about the process of getting your story told in a prewedding film :)

Q. You are more expensive in comparison to many other companies. Why?

A. We are a boutique production company that does limited number of weddings every year. We completely believe in our work in a way that it has the potential to be the best thing that you would have spent on your wedding especially after the test of time.

Q. What will I actually get, film-wise, once Paper Cranes has completed my wedding project?

A. All base packages will contain both a Main Feature and a Short Film edit (except upgraded). The Main Feature edit will contain all of your formalities in full while the Short Film edit is a short highlights music video of the entire day that you will watch hundreds of times again with your friends and family. There are also other types of films that you can upgrade, such as the Cinematic Trailer and the Same Day Edit. Please contact us for more details.

Q. Can I use my own music?

A. Yes and No. We purchase an annual blanket license that covers all music for your personal use, however, it doesn't cover online viewing. Hence all of the music that we have on our website would have a different type of license, which is not always available on every song. Please speak to us about the song that you would like to use and we can advise you if we can license it or not.

Q. What makes you different from other Wedding companies?

A. We believe that our work has an impact in people's lives. We truly do. For us it has never only about shooting from amazing angles, bring friendly around everyone and editing in a cool and creative way. It has always been about what impact can we create from telling the stories of the lives of our couples. This we believe has brought us to where we are today and separate us from the flock and if this is a value that you see as important in your photographers and videographers, then we would love to hear from you.

Q. What are the arrangements to fly you overseas to do our wedding?

A. We usually would Skype with you prior to booking with us as we really value the part of getting to know each other and make sure that we are the right people to capture your wedding. Our pricing for destination wedding will already be all inclusive of our travel fees. We see this as a simpler way for our couples and not troubling them with taking care of the logistics of our travel to their wedding destination.

Q. Do you require meals at the wedding day?

A. Yes, simple meals for the crew will be very much appreciated. Most reception venues actually do have vendor meals option available that will be a great option to have.

Q. How long do we have to wait until we get the finished photo/film?

A. We aim to a deliver all artwork within 3 months from the wedding day for both photo and film. We have been working hard to push our turn-around time down but please bear in mind that there may be delay as we are not offering a ‘cookie-cutter’ mass production, so the whole creative process can be quite time-consuming. Timely correspondence from our clients will also help to make the process smoother. It’s for all the right reasons though – we want to make sure that we’re delivering the best we can to our couples. Please rest assured the end result will be well worth the wait.

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