All about

Our Approach

I started this business in 2000 with the idea that each wedding is a unique opportunity to capture something amazing and new! I have always wanted to raise the bar on what brides expect from their wedding film – part of the reason we call ourselves filmmakers.

We want to produce fun, creative, and polished films for our brides.  We invest back to our couples – as each wedding is completely different, we start the creative process from scratch at each wedding to create a truly unique experience. This is so much more than a simple DVD or Blu-ray disc…each couple, each wedding, and each film has a personality, and it is our mission to capture this and present an heirloom for you to pass down to future generations.

I am married to the most patient and flexible woman in the world, and proud father of two beautiful daughters.  I have been a lifelong fan of mountain biking, golfing, and the San Jose Sharks (The Bay Area’s real most tortured team!)  My all time favorite movie is the Shawshank Redeption, and we also enjoy watching The Amazing Race, Chopped, and Parts Unknown.

I am so fortunate to not only have an amazing family, but amazing clients that feel like family.  I am honored to have been chosen to travel from just down the street to around the world to capture life’s most special moments.

We invite you to take a look at our films and our approach to filmmaking through our samples on the gallery. If you enjoy what you see and would like to get more information by chatting with us over coffee (or even over Skype!) please do not hesitate to let us know. We look forward to working with you to capture life’s most important memories.

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All Inclusive



We do not want to complicate our services – every single wedding we film contains both a short form as well as all your major ceremony and reception events so absolutely nothing is missed.   We have a more detailed description of these service in our FAQ, or contact us to learn our approach for your wedding.


Typically our brides spend between 4 – 7 thousand for our services.  Destination wedding commissions start at 5490.  We have packages filmed in 4K as well, just ask!  We welcome chatting with you on your particular needs, please contact us for full pricing details.  For the focus and attention to our current clients, we only film one wedding per day and often only one wedding per weekend – availability is on a first come first serve basis.  We look forward to working with you!
Why have a video?
Having a wedding film is like saving for your retirement. You simply do not realize the opportunity you have missed until it is too late. We do not just show up to your wedding, turn on the cameras and start recording…this is a pre-planned, thought out, polished, and amazingly colorful work of cinema. Anywhere from 40 – 60 hours is devoted exclusively to each wedding film (and you!)

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Frequently asked



We want you to experience all aspects of your wedding day through this film.  You will receive a either a Live Edit (Ceremony, toasts, and your reception events), a long form documentary style edit (Doc Edit) and a reinterpretation of your day called the Short Film.  Depending on your service options you will also receive all the raw footage on hard drive.


We capture the entire day from our arrival to our departure.  We will edit and provide you with your guests arriving, the ceremony, grand entrance, toasts, and your reception events.  Everything else not mentioned is included artistically in your short film.


From our arrival to departure, we present the footage captured in an artistic way, including your preparations, ceremony, toasts, and all your reception events.  Typically this will be thirty to ninety minutes in length, depending on the wedding schedule and the length of your event.  Between the major events shown in their entirety, we artfully weave the rest of the day with music to create a great keepsake of your entire event and all who could attend.


Here is our chance to show you the pinnacle of our artistic ability with a highly polished and amazing retelling of the entire day in 5 – 15 minutes.  Great care is taken to make this a unique presentation, using specially licensed music that we use exclusively for your film.  You can view samples on our gallery!


We accept only a limited number of commissions per year which allows us the ability to deliver your masterpiece much quicker.  The actual delivery date depends primarily on what time of the year your wedding takes place.  Weddings in January to May can expect a 10-12 week turnaround, while weddings May – September can expect a 12-14 week turnaround.  We also offer rush service as well as Next Day edits and Thank you DVD’s.




We have everything we need to film your wedding and then some – no need to worry about equipment hiccups.


We love to travel!  We have been to Asia, Mexico, Central America, the East Coast, Hawaii, and everywhere in between.  Destination weddings are absolutely exciting and we would love to hear more, please contact us!


We accept all major forms of payment including cash, check, credit card, and Paypal.  We require one third of your service price to reserve the date, and final balance is due two weeks in advance.

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Blog & Recent Work

Spring Date Sale!

Time for a wedding date sale! Ah Spring is in the air!  The flowers (and allergies!) are in full bloom and the weather is starting to turn warm.  For us that means dusting off the hammock, taking the cover off the BBQ and bust out the flip flops.  It also means that: we are having […]

An Elegant Downtown Sacramento Wedding at the Citizen Hotel

We love filming downtown Sacramento Weddings! There are a host of great places to have a Sacramento Wedding celebration, hotels, churches, banquet halls, and two of of favorites were chosen by Crysten & Sam for their elegant downtown wedding. The Citizen Hotel was the backdrop for the preparations as well as the reception.  One of […]

A Park Winters Wedding in Autum

Filming this Park Winters Wedding was a real treat! Park Winters is tucked away near the town of Willows, CA and offers an experience that is world’s away from a city wedding. We have known of this historic and beautiful location for some time, and were thrilled with Tiffany & Chris decided to commission us […]

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We pride ourselves on being quick to respond, easy to get a hold of, and we typically return all calls and e-mails within 24 hours.  Feel free to contact us at 800.646.1165, or simply fill out the form above and we will get in touch with you as soon as possible.


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We look forward to working with you and your event!