Category archives: Wedding Video

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

Loewenthal Wedding Movie


The Loewenthals were married on April 5 at San Geronimo Golf Course in Marin County, CA. Trevor and Mallory were genuinely excited to get married, which made our job a whole lot easier. Mallory was laid back and eager, while Trevor prepared for the day with his best friends on San Geronimo’s incredible property. The day was filled with laughter, sunshine, and those happy tears that often show up during weddings.

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Details:
Shot/Edited: Dan Bowen
2nd shooter: Travis Bell
Music (as chosen by the couple): “You Are The Best Thing” – Ray Lamontagne; “I’m Yours” – Jason Mraz; “Timber” – Timber
Ceremony/Reception: San Geronimo Golf Course, Marin County
Photographer: Liz Foote Photography

DJ – California DJs – http://californiadiscjockey.com/

Invitations/graphic design – Paperwhite – http://www.shoppaperwhite.com/

Wedding Dress – Starlet Bridal – http://www.glamstarlet.com/

Suits – Louis Thomas – http://louisthomas.com/
Cake – Petaluma Cake Company – http://www.petalumacakecompany.com/

Camera/equipment specs: Canon 5D Mark iii, Canon 7D, 70-200 2.8, Sigma 30mm 1.4, 24-105 f/4, Rhino Steadycam

Andersen Wedding Movie


On a beautiful, rainy, March day in Piedmont, Steven and Reba shared their vows. Steven, a tattoo artist, is the type of guy who is more interested in finding out about your story and life than he is about talking about himself. I think that is what makes him so likable and likely one of the reasons Reba was drawn to him in the first place. Reba’s laugh and warm personality kept the day light and fun. Many brides would view a rain-filled wedding day as a bad omen of sorts, but Reba saw it as an opportunity to bust out cute umbrellas and take pictures in puddles. Reba and Steven are the type of people you want to be around. They invite you into their life and want to know your story. Everyone at their wedding was part of a beautiful story that day. Also, they had Irish dancers. That was cool too.

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Details:
Shot/Edited: Dan Bowen
2nd shooter: Hatim Khan
Music (as chosen by the couple): “First Day of My Life” – Bright Eyes; “When I Say I Do” – Matthew West; “You Are the Best Thing” – Ray Lamontagne
Ceremony/Reception: Piedmont Community Church
Photographer: Dana Todd Photography

Camera/equipment specs: Canon 5D Mark iii, Canon 7D, 70-200 2.8, Sigma 30mm 1.4, 24-105 f/4, Rhino Steadycam

We’re featured on TheKnot.com’s list of “10 Hot Videography Trends of 2014,” for one of our aerial shots from this past summer. You can check out the full article here. The Knot is one of our favorite sites and it’s always fun to get a shoutout. You can see the Lopez wedding video below (which the article references), if you haven’t seen it before.

Schannep Wedding Highlight Video


Jon is a Marine. His friends have swords. Amy actually happens to be a former student of mine and is an all around great person. Add those factors to a beautiful setting on a perfect day in Oakland and you have the recipe for a perfect wedding day.

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Details:
Shot/Edited: Dan Bowen
2nd shooter: Travis Bell
Music (as chosen by the couple): “Compass” – Lady Antebellum; “Then” –Brad Paisley
Ceremony/Reception: Mills College, Oakland
Photographer: Scott Cognato

Clark Wedding Movie


I have known Kyle since I was 14 and I have had the privilege of watching him play many roles in his life: skateboarder, snowboarder, rastafarian, GQ, country singer, bull rider, electrician, and so on. Having said that, the most enjoyable role I have seen him play is the role of groom. On September 1, 2013 Kyle married Bridget-a beautifully South African who God uniquely designed just for Kyle (I’m convinced of it). The two of them shared a lot of laughs a love with an intimate gathering of family and friends, on this late summer Santa Cruz afternoon.

Details:

2nd shooter – Melissa Bowen
Venue – Stones and Flowers, Santa Cruz, CA
Lighting – Lightheaded Designs (Nate Lopez…he’s a genius)

Music (as chosen by the couple): “You Are the Best Thing” – Ray LaMontagne; “Can’t Help Falling in Love” – Ingrid Michaelson; “Safe and Sound” – Capital Cities

Camera/equipment specs: Canon 5D Mark iii, Canon 7D, 70-200 2.8, Sigma 30mm 1.4, 24-105 f/4, Rhino Steadycam

Lopez Wedding Movie


I have known Nate Lopez for many years. We met at church and I have also had the privilege working alongside him for his event lighting company, Lightheaded designs. He is the type of guy you would probably want around if you were stuck on an island or in some remote location and need to survive. Fortunately for Karrie, she will always have someone who can rescue her or create a contraption in a time of need. Nate is MacGyver. Nate and Karrie were married at Koinonia Conference Center in the Santa Cruz mountains on August 11, 2013. The location was probably the most beautiful setting I have scene for a wedding ceremony. It was perfect. Nate added his signature lighting touches and Karrie provided comic relief throughout the day. They are a fun couple, which made shooting quite easy.

As an aside, their photographer Phil had a Phantom DJI (helicopter) that we got to shoot with. The forest shots are quite epic.

Details:

DJI Phantom footage: Philip Lima
Venue – Koinonia Conference Center, Watsonville, CA
Photographer(s) – Philip Lima and Meghan Marell

Music (as chosen by the couple): “Little Bit of Love” – Katie Herzig; “Life in Technicolor ii” – Coldplay; “Starry Eyed” – Ellie Goulding

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

Hester Wedding Movie


If you say you have been to Stonyford before, you are probably not telling the truth. That is of course unless you were at the Hester/White wedding. The town of Stonyford is sort of like someone (probably God) took the beautiful landscape of Montana and plopped it smackdab (do people still say that?) Southwest of Chico. Needless to say, the wedding and ceremony were beautiful.

Matt and Beka’s country-style wedding (May 18), set against Stonyford’s picturesque hills and pastures, could not have been more fun to shoot. This is the first wedding I have shot solo in a while and the couple (and guests) made my job pretty easy. This was a great way to dive in to this busy wedding season. Congrats!

Details:

Canon 5D Mark iii, Canon 7D, 70-200 2.8, Sigma 30mm 1.4, 24-105 f/4

Other Details:

Photographer: Kelly Boitano (with Tyler Madsen) – hire her…she’s the best! (kellyboitano.com)

DJ: Marc with Elite Sound