Category archives: Wedding Video


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+

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+

Madsen Wedding Movie


It’s hard to say what makes a perfect wedding, but I am pretty sure the Madsen’s got close to finding all of the necessary ingredients. Tyler and Kelly got married at Leonard Lake Reserve on May 3, 2014 during a weekend celebration of handmade whimsy. Surrounded by their family and closest friends, the wedding felt more like an intimate weekend event than a grandiose ceremony. Kelly, a wedding photographer, planned each aesthetic detail while Tyler, a musician, gathered some of his favorite troubadours to provide a folky soundtrack for the day. I could go on and on about the beauty of the wedding, but in short it was a wedding should be: a celebration among friends and family. I hope this is what heaven is like.

Details:
Shot/Edited: Dan Bowen
2nd shooters: Melissa Bowen // Travis Bell
Music (as chosen by the couple): “With or Without Your” – U2; “Chariot” – Page France
Ceremony/Reception: Leonard Lake Reserve
Photographer: Logan Cole Photography
Camera/equipment specs: Canon 5D Mark iii, Canon 7D, Canon 6D, 70-200 2.8, Sigma 30mm 1.4, 24-105 f/4, Rhino Steadycam