Category archives: Wedding Video


11 and 13. That’s how old Stephen and Megan were when they started “going out.” Fast forward 15 years and the couple tied the night at Ruby Hill among a lively gathering of family and friends. Many aspects of the day stood out, but the surprise dance Stephen and his roughly 100 groomsmen performed at the reception may have been the highlight. As Megan said in her vows, love is a struggle and it’s a matter of choosing who you are going to struggle with. I think the two of them chose wisely. We had a lot of fun with the Eguilos family.

Details:
Shot/Edited: Dan Bowen
2nd shooter: Tony Santoro
Photographer: Orange Crush weddings.orangephotography.com/
Venue: Ruby Hill www.rubyhill.com/special-events/weddings
Music: “Lions” – Cameron Ernst; “Best Day of My Life” – American Authors (licensed through Song Freedom and Music Bed)
Camera/equipment specs: Canon C100 Mark ii (2), Canon 5D Mark iii, Sony A7S, 70-200 2.8, 50mm 1.2, 16-35 2.8, 24-105 f/4, Nebula 4000, Rode Smartlav, DJI Osmo X3, Rhino Evo Slider, GoPro


Saratoga Springs is the perfect blend of fun and beauty, which is also a pretty apt description of Michael and Lisa. On May 29, the Liens tied the knot among the picturesque trees and a creeks of Saratoga. Prior to their sparkler exit, the couple (along with their friends and family) danced the night away under a canopy of lights. Weddings don’t get much better than this.

Details:
Shot/Edited: Dan Bowen
2nd shooter: Tony Santoro
Photographer: Duy Ho Photography duyhophotography.com
Hotel/Prep: The Inn at Saratoga
Venue: Saratoga Springs saratoga-springs.com
Music: “Lucky Day” The New Velvet; “Neon Dreams” – Tyrone Wells (licensed through Song Freedom)
Camera/equipment specs: Canon C100 Mark ii (2), Canon 5D Mark iii, Sony A7S, 70-200 2.8, 50mm 1.2, 16-35 2.8, 24-105 f/4, Nebula 4000, Rode Smartlav, DJI Osmo X3, Rhino Evo Slider, GoPro


Words like “nice” and “kind” get thrown around a lot when describing folks and it’s easy to see why; there are a lot of nice people in this world. That being said, I think I can honestly say that Adam and Sunee are two of the nicest people we’ve ever worked with. They just exude kindness. Adam is a former Video Production student of mine and we have spent bunch of time together shooting weddings over the years. I always wondered about the girl he would end up with, because she would have to be pretty special to get a dude like him and he found his perfect match in Sunee. With San Francisco’s Marin Headlands providing the backdrop, the Hillyer’s began the next chapter in the love story and we were lucky to be a part of it.

Details:
Shot/Edited: Dan Bowen
2nd shooter: Melissa Bowen
Photographer: Sidney Morgan http://www.sidneymorganblog.com/
Coordinator: Ryder Sloan Events http://www.rydersloanevents.com/
Location: Marin Headlands Center for the Arts http://www.headlands.org/
Music: “American Beauty” – Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors; “Song For You” – Jenny & Tyler; “Life in Color” – OneRepublic (licensed through Music Bed and Song Freedom)
Camera/equipment specs: Canon C100 Mark ii (2), Canon 5D Mark iii, Sony A7S, 70-200 2.8, 50mm 1.2, 16-35 2.8, 24-105 f/4, Nebula 4000, Rode Smartlav, DJI Osmo X3, Rhino Evo Slider, GoPro


Andy and Betsy’s combined everything we love about a wedding: a beautiful setting (you can’t beat Monterey), fun vendors, a hilarious emcee, a crowded dance floor, and a couple that is madly in love with each other. Andy and Betsy were smiling from sunrise until sunset and they went out of their way to make us feel at home. The Nicklaus Club is among our favorite places to film and the A’Neals are easily among our favorite couples we have worked with. March 26 was the best.

Details:
Shot/Edited: Dan Bowen
2nd shooter: Tony Santoro
Photographer: Iris & Light http://irisandlight.net/
Ceremony/Reception Location: Nicklaus Club, Monterey http://www.ncmonterey.com/
Getting Ready Location: Monterey Plaza Hotel http://montereyplazahotel.com/
Event Planner: A Sparkling Event http://www.asparklingevent.com/
DJ: DJ Quantum
Music: “Constellation” – Dream City Orcgestra; “Lift” – Zerbin; “All We Have” – The Royal Foundry (licensed through Song Freedom)
Camera/equipment specs: Canon C100 Mark ii, Canon 5D Mark iii, Sony A7S, Canon 6D, 70-200 2.8, 50mm 1.2, 16-35 2.8, 24-105 f/4, Nebula 4000, Rode Smartlav, DJI Osmo X3, Rhino Evo Slider, GoPro


It’s not often that we get to spend an entire 48 hours with a couple, but Corbin and Courtney’s wedding featured more love and fun than one could possibly pack into 24 hours. The weekend began with a cruise around the San Francisco Bay and ended in the heart of the city itself at the Fairmont Hotel. Corbin, a professional football player, and Courtney, a business owner and former professional soccer player, are some of the nicest people (let alone couples) we have ever met. From the Grace Cathedral to the Fairmont Hotel, the Louks’ wedding featured some of the most beautiful buildings (and people) the city has to offer. Honestly, we could have easily spent another 48 hours following Corbin and Courtney, but at a certain point I think it becomes stalking. And while there is a fine line between stalker and friend, we look forward to hanging out with Corbin and Courtney again soon. In the meantime, you’ll have to excuse us while we relive those incredible 48 hours through this video.

Details:
Shot/Edited: Dan Bowen
2nd shooter: Travis Bell
Dress Fitting Videography: Vinny Minton & Eliot Delgado
Photographer: Hazy Lane Studios http://www.hazylanestudios.com
Rehearsal Cruise: http://www.commodoreevents.com/fleet.html
Ceremony Location: Grace Cathedral, San Francisco http://www.gracecathedral.org/
Reception Location: Fairmont Hotel & Grace Cathedral http://www.fairmont.com/san-francisco/meetings-weddings/
Event Planner: Christie Rose Weddings & Events http://www.christieroseevents.com
Florist: Florist Ornamento http://ornamento.com/
DJ/Lights/Band: Entire Productions http://www.entireproductions.com
Music: “Become” – Phillip Cuccias; “Viva” – Airplanes; “I Do” – Holley Maher; “Run Run” – The Rival  (licensed through The Music Bed)
Camera/equipment specs: Canon C100 Mark ii, Canon 5D Mark iii, Sony A7S, Sony A7S II, Sony FS5, Canon 6D, 70-200 2.8, 50mm 1.2, 16-35 2.8, 24-105 f/4, Nebula 4000, Rode Smartlav, DJI Osmo X3, Rhino Evo Slider, GoPro

 


Darby and Joe are big soccer fans. In fact, it’s where they met. The two were married on February 13 in Napa in front of family, friends, and former soccer coaches and teammates. Before they headed off to their England honeymoon to see their beloved Manchester United play, they spend the night dancing and partying. The sunset was beautiful and the couple couldn’t stop smiling. We love these types of weddings.

Details:
Shot/Edited: Dan Bowen
2nd shooter: Tony Santoro
Photographer: Brian Macstay Photo brianmacstay.com
Location: Meritage Resort and Spa, Napa http://meritageresort.com/
Music: “Something Beautiful” – Tim Halperin; “Good Company” – The Cabin Kids (licensed through The Music Bed and Song Freedom)
Camera/equipment specs: Canon C100 Mark ii, Canon 5D Mark iii, Sony A7S, Canon 6D, 70-200 2.8, 50mm 1.2, 16-35 2.8, 24-105 f/4, Nebula 4000, Rode Smartlav, DJI Osmo X3, Rhino Evo Slider


We’ve been to a lot of weddings and we can honestly say that Billy and Laura’s dance party was among the best we have seen. Our first wedding of 2016 (1.22.16) set the bar pretty high. Laura, an event florist, and Billy, a debonaire gentlemen, threw a party that would make Gatsby proud. Here’s to hoping that the rest of 2016 is as beautiful and joyous as it began.

Details:
Shot/Edited: Dan Bowen
2nd shooter: Tony Santoro
Planner: Lindsay Lauren Events http://www.lindsaylaurenevents.com/
Photographer: Randy and Ashley Studios randyandashley.com/
Flowers: Enchantment Floral http://www.enchantment-floral.com/
Location: Casa Real at Ruby Hill Winery, Livermore casarealevents.com/
Music/DJ: Entourage Events SF www.entourageeventssf.com/
Rentals: A Grand Affair & Pleasanton Rentals http://agrandaffairrental.com/
Dress: J’aime Bridal www.jaimebridal.com/
Makeup: Makeup by Adele http://www.makeupbyadele.com/
Music: “All Those Pretty Lights” – Andrew Belle (licensed through The Music Bed)
Camera/equipment specs: Canon C100 Mark ii, Canon 5D Mark iii, Sony A7S, Canon 6D, 70-200 2.8, 50mm 1.2, 16-35 2.8, 24-105 f/4, Nebula 4000, Rode Smartlav, DJI Osmo X3, Rhino Evo Slider

2015 was our busiest year as a company. We shot 25 weddings all over California, worked with a few bands we love, and created content for local companies that we dig. In short, we had a lot of fun. Thank you to all of the couples we got to know, vendors we got to work with, and people we met.

We have 21 weddings on the books for 2016 and we are anicipating our best year yet. Hope you all have a lovely new year.

Dan


There’s something special about filming the final wedding of a given season. Areta and Joe’s Casa Real wedding was the 25th wedding of our season and we went out on a high note. I love fall weddings and the Flores nuptials were no exception. The shot of the couple standing among the red, orange, and green vineyards is probably one of my favorite’s from the season. It has been a great year of weddings and the Flores’ beautiful November ceremony is near the top of the list.

Details:
Shot/Edited: Dan Bowen
2nd shooter: Johnny Lee
Photographer: Red Sphere Studios redspherestudios.com/
Planner: Samantha Vayek
Location: Casa Real at Ruby Hill Winery, Livermore casarealevents.com/
Music/DJ Macala Entertainment Eugene Macala
Florist: A2 Imagine Events
Lighting: Fantasy Sound Event Services
Bakery: The Original Red Onion
Officiant: Reverend Tim Mills
Music: “Starlit Nights” – Raft; “Chariot” – Jacob Lee (Licensed through songfreedom.com)
Camera/equipment specs: Canon C100 Mark ii, Canon 5D Mark iii, Sony A7S, Canon 6D, 70-200 2.8, 50mm 1.2, 16-35 2.8, 24-105 f/4, Nebula 4000, Rode Smartlav

Ben and Annie are pretty great. With some couples, you have to crack jokes to loosen the mood and make them smile, but that wasn’t the case with the Easton’s. They were smiling from the moment we met them. Everything came together so well on November 7 in San Diego. From the perfect Southern California weather to the boat race happening outside the wedding venue, the stage was set for a picture perfect (or video perfect…see what I did there?) wedding. The couple is from the Los Angeles area but they chose to have a San Diego wedding at the Kona Kai Resort because of the special significance it holds for the couple. To be honest, you would be hard-pressed to find a more beautiful setting. Did we mention the couple arrived at their reception on a sailboat? You should probably watch their video.

Details:
Shot/Edited: Dan Bowen
2nd shooter: Tony Santoro
Photographer: Rico & Rachel Castillero (THEY ARE DOPE) studiocastillero.com/
DJ – My DJ’s mydjs.net
Photobooth – Amigo Booth amigobooth.com/
Coordinator: Simply Exquisite Weddings weddingsbyse.com/
Location: Kona Kai Resort resortkonakai.com/
Music: “Triumph” – Generdyn; “I Knew (When I First Saw You)” – Landon Austin (Licensed through musicbed.com)
Camera/equipment specs: Canon C100 Mark ii, Canon 5D Mark iii, Sony A7S, Canon 6D, 70-200 2.8, 50mm 1.2, 16-35 2.8, 24-105 f/4, Nebula 4000, Rode Smartlav