Category archives: Wedding Video


If you were to Google Todd Hamilton, you would likely find his tech blog, info about the iWatch and various musings about world of technology and the internet. Having spent the day with Todd and his wife Rosie, we can attest that there is much more to him (and the couple) than a simple Google search can drum up. Rosie and Todd’s wedding featured one of the most beautiful wedding and reception site we filmed this season. Their family and friends enjoyed a beautiful day in the Napa Valley and danced the night away with the best wedding band we’ve ever seen/heard (no joke). From the lovely first look at a vintage Napa home to the ceremony, dinner, and evening party, the Hamilton’s wedding was among our favorites.

Details:
Shot/Edited: Dan Bowen
2nd shooter: Nate Lopez
Photography: Keana (One Love Photo) http://www.onelove-photo.com/about.cfm?teamID=5
Location: Trentadue Winery, Healdsburg, CA http://trentadue.com/events/
Music (as chosen by the couple): “Firecracker” – Ryan Adams; “California Stars” – Wilco; “Too Young” – Phoenix

Camera/equipment specs: Canon 5D Mark iii, Canon 7D, Nikon D7100, 70-200 2.8, 50mm 1.2, Sigma 30mm 1.4, 24-105 f/4, Rhino Steadycam, DJI Phantom 2, GoPro Hero Black 3+


On August 31, Ben and Nicole shared their wedding vows under a canopy of pine trees on the Tahoe shore. The setting could not have been more magical. The outdoor ceremony featured perfect weather and fun details that accentuated Tahoe’s aesthetic. There’s something special about the mountains and getting married on the bank of such a beautiful lake. Ben and Nicole’s wedding was the perfect way to end the summer.

Details:
Shot/Edited: Dan Bowen
2nd shooter: Travis Bell
Photography: Brian Ganyo http://www.brianganyo.com/
Location: Hyatt Regency, Incline Village, Tahoe http://laketahoe.hyatt.com/en/hotel/home.html
Music (as chosen by the couple): “Dance Like Nobody’s Watching” – Donavon Frankenreiter; “Forever” – Ben Harper

Camera/equipment specs: Canon 5D Mark iii, Canon 7D, 70-200 2.8, 50mm 1.2, Sigma 30mm 1.4, 24-105 f/4, Rhino Steadycam, DJI Phantom 2, GoPro Hero Black 3+

NBC News reached out to us about using some of our drone footage for a segment they were doing on new wedding technology. They used 4 of our shots in the video above (starting at the :43 second mark). We are grateful for the national exposure. 2014 has been an awesome year.

Van Zant Wedding Movie


On a warm summer day in Calistoga, Zack and Stacy Van Zant made their love official in front of their closest friends and family. With the help of Off the Beaten Path Weddings, they put together a lovely, country-tinged wedding. The reception featured a bluegrass band, indoor and outdoor dancing and some of the most incredible wedding scenery we have come across. The Van Zant’s love story was a lot of fun to capture on a beautiful July day.

Details:
Shot/Edited: Dan Bowen
2nd shooter: Anshil Popli
Music (as chosen by the couple): “Harvest Moon” – Neil Young; “Angel” – Jack Johnson; “The Blower’s Daughter” – Damien Rice
Photographer: One Love Photography http://www.onelove-photo.com/
Wedding Planner/Design: Off the Beaten Path Weddings

Camera/equipment specs: Canon 5D Mark iii, Canon 7D, Canon 60D, 70-200 2.8, 50mm 1.2, Sigma 30mm 1.4, 24-105 f/4, Rhino Steadycam, DJI Phantom 2, GoPro Hero Black 3+

Guajardo Wedding Highlights


What do you get when you mix a Latin American groom, a Jordanian bride, and a beautiful Greek Orthodox church in San Francisco? If you guessed the “Guajara wedding,” you are correct. On a unseasonably cold July day, Irene and Zzane shared their vows in front of a large gathering of family and friends. To say that this wedding was fun would be an understatement. From the traditional ceremony, to the mariachi band and candle dance, the Guajara wedding was one that we will never forget.

Details:
Shot/Edited: Dan Bowen
2nd shooter: Adam Hillyer
Music (as chosen by the couple): “Piazza, New York Catcher” – Belle and Sebastian; “Love and Some Verses” – Iron and Wine

Camera/equipment specs: Canon 5D Mark iii, Canon 7D, Canon 6D, 70-200 2.8, 50mm 1.2, Sigma 30mm 1.4, 24-105 f/4, Rhino Steadycam, DJI Phantom 2, GoPro Hero Black 3+

Ford Wedding Movie


It’s difficult to imagine a more beautiful setting than the one Eric and Meghan chose for their June wedding. Surrounded by close friends and family, the couple was married by their longtime youth pastor. Needless to say, the property was the perfect landscape for sweeping aerial shots and copious amounts of ice cream. It was pretty much the perfect day.

Details:
Shot/Edited: Dan Bowen
2nd shooter: Melissa Bowen
Music (as chosen by the couple): “Sky Full of Stars” – Coldplay; “Hearts on Fire” – Passenger; “Wildfire” – John Mayer

Phototographer: Kelly Boitano www.kellyboitano.com

Camera/equipment specs: Canon 5D Mark iii, Canon 7D, Canon 60D, 70-200 2.8, 50mm 1.2, Sigma 30mm 1.4, 24-105 f/4, Rhino Steadycam, DJI Phantom 2, GoPro Hero Black 3+

McNally Wedding Movie


This wedding was a dream to shoot, for a number of reasons. Not only did Aaron and Lynsie (who are fantastic people, by the way) get married in the beautiful Carmel Valley, I was finally able to incorporate the Oakland A’s (the couple’s, and my, favorite baseball team) into a wedding video. The McNallys were married at the Carmel Valley Ranch on June 21 in front of an intimate group of their family and friends. The couple met while working at Starbucks, which is fitting because their wedding was cozier than a vanilla latte and sweeter than a mocha frappuccino.

Details:
Shot/Edited: Dan Bowen
2nd shooter: Travis Bell
Music (as chosen by the couple): “Everything” – Michael Bublé; “Can’t Help Falling in Love” – Ingrid Michaelson; “Good Life” – One Republic

Phototographer: Mike Steelman http://www.mikesteelman.com/
Venue: Carmel Valley Ranch, Carmel, CA http://www.carmelvalleyranch.com/

Camera/equipment specs: Canon 5D Mark iii, Canon 7D, Canon 60D, 70-200 2.8, Sigma 30mm 1.4, 24-105 f/4, Rhino Steadycam, DJI Phantom 2, GoPro Hero Black 3+

Loughran Wedding Movie

When you picture a UFC fighter, you probably envision a brutish fellow who is a bit stand-offish and perhaps even unfriendly. Nate, the groom, happens to be a professional fighter, but he breaks every stereotype you might have had; he’s kind, intellectual and madly in love with his new bride, Michelle. Michelle, a videographer herself, had every details of the day down to a tee, including some of the best food I’ve ever had at a wedding (food trucks!). The reggae-tinged ceremony and reception against the beautiful backdrop that Hopland provided made for a beautiful day.

Details:
Shot/Edited: Dan Bowen
2nd shooter: Travis Bell
Music (as chosen by the couple): “You and I” – JohnnySwim; “Valentine” – Kina Grannis; “No Other Love” – Common Kings

Phototographer: Taralynn Lawton taralynnlawton.com/
Venue: Contento Vineyards, Hopland, CA brutocaoschoolhouseplaza.com/contento-vineyard-site.html
Cake: Gia Snyder (friend)
Flowers: Andree Snyder (friend)
Catering: Pizza Napolitana, Fork Catering and Charlie Bruno’s Chuckwagon
Dress: Casablanca Couture
Shoes: Audrey Brooke

Camera/equipment specs: Canon 5D Mark iii, Canon 7D, Canon 60D, 70-200 2.8, Sigma 30mm 1.4, 24-105 f/4, Rhino Steadycam, DJI Phantom 2, GoPro Hero Black 3+

Failla Wedding Movie


Nick and Gina are both nurses and are among the kindest couples I have been around. In fact, if I ever get injured I hope it’s somewhere near their hospital because I have a feeling they take great care of their patients. Their May 30 ceremony at Palm Event Center was a near perfect day for this San Diego couple. It was a fun celebration of family and friends, which also featured some of the best dancers I’ve seen at a wedding in a long time.

Details:
Shot/Edited: Dan Bowen
2nd shooter: Tony Santoro
Music (as chosen by the couple): “I Choose You” – Sara Bareilles; “Use Somebody (Cover)” – Tyrone Wells; “Feel So Close” – Calvin Harris
Venue: Palm Event Center palmeventcenter.com/
Photographer: One Love Photography (we love them!) onelove-photo.com/

Camera/equipment specs: Canon 5D Mark iii, Canon 7D, Canon 60D, 70-200 2.8, Sigma 30mm 1.4, 24-105 f/4, Rhino Steadycam, DJI Phantom 2, GoPro Hero Black 3+