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When we received an email about shooting a wedding we got pretty excited and let’s just say the Behne’s celebration did not disappoint. Eric’s dad was a collector of vintage planes and his family’s Brentwood property has a private runway and hangar that provided the setting for Eric and Janal’s late August wedding. There was something extra special about filming a wedding that had so many personal mementos and memories for the couple and their guests. Also, I’m pretty sure this is the only wedding we will ever shoot where the bride and groom enter their reception on an airplane. How can you beat that?

Details:
Shot/Edited: Dan Bowen
2nd shooter: Tony Santoro
Location: Funny Farm Airport, Brentwood, CA
Event Coordinator: A’Reve Events AreveEvents.com
Music: “Disarm” – Ben Rector; “To Fall In Love With You” – Old Daisy (All songs 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, Rhino 4ft Slider Pro, Rode Smartlav


Sometime when we’re filming a wedding, we just know it’s going to produce an epic video. The Castillo’s Murphy’s wedding was one of those days. From the incredible venue overlooking the mountain of Murphy’s, to the details and decor, it was a videographer’s dream. Elise and Matt were incredible to work with and their heartfelt vows set the tone for a beautiful evening. We hope you love this video as much as we do.

Details:
Shot/Edited: Dan Bowen
2nd shooter: Travis Bell
Event Coordinator: lilaandsage.com
Location (Wedding/Reception): Venticello, Murphy’s CA facebook.com/Venticelloforweddings
Music: “Once In a Lifetime” – Landon Austin; “Dance With Somebody” – Ben Rector (Artists 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, Rhino 4ft Slider Pro, Rode Smartlav


So a guy walks into a bar and meets a girl. He dances with the girl, gets to know the girl, and a few years later he marries the girl. This is essentially the story of Wesley and Liz. On August 15, 2015 in Palo Alto, the Corbera’s tied the knot and added the next part of their “a guy walks into a bar” story.

Details:
Shot/Edited: Dan Bowen
2nd shooter: Travis Bell
Event Coordinator: Lindsay Noonan (SHE’S THE BEST!) lindsaylaurenevents.com/
Location (Wedding/Reception): University Club, Palo Alto ucpaloalto.com/
Location (Getting ready): Stanford Park Hotel
Photography: Ruben Cuevas rcuevasphotography.com/
Makeup: Makeup by Adele http://www.makeupbyadele.com/
Music: “Ordinary Love” – Ben Rector; “Ready For Anything” – Landon Austin (All songs 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, Rhino 4ft Slider Pro, Rode Smartlav

From the moment we walked into the room where the girls were getting ready, we knew the McGue wedding was going to be a fun. Aly and Clinton exuded love and happiness. At the end of the night we walked up to a couple and let them know how fun it was to capture their love on video. It was so evident that there was no place that Aly and Clinton would have rather been on August 8, 2015. To be honest, there was no place we would have rather been either.

Details:
Shot/Edited: Dan Bowen
2nd shooter: Nate Lopez
Location: Wine & Roses, Fremont winerose.com/
Photography: Kelly Boitano kellyboitano.com
Music: “When I’m With You Fireworks Go Off” – Clemency; “The Heart” – NEEDTOBREATHE (All songs 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, Rhino 4ft Slider Pro, Rode Smartlav


On August 1, 2015 Andrés and Michael were married at one of the most beautiful venues Northern California has to offer-Thomas Foggarty Winery. Seriously, this place is amazing. Sitting atop the Santa Cruz mountains, overlooking the South Bay Area, the couple exchanged their vows on the heels of the historic Supreme Court ruling. Amid the celebration there was also a performance we will never forget. Cher (it may have actually been the real Cher?) took the microphone at the end of the night, which was a fitting way to end a memorable evening.

Details:
Shot/Edited: Dan Bowen
2nd shooter: Travis Bell
Location: Thomas Fogarty Winery, Woodside http://www.fogartywinery.com/
Event Planner: Lisa Tomasi www.mandyscottevents.com
Photography: Justin Black Photography www.justinblackphotos.com
DJ: Big Fun DJ www.bigfundj.com
Music: “A Sky Full of Stars” – Coldplay, “Have You Ever Been In Love” – Celine Dion; “Sugar” – Maroon 5 (All songs chosen by the couple)
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, Rhino 4ft Slider Pro, Rode Smartlav


Cameron and Mariah started dating in high school and 6 years later they committed to a lifetime of love. The Coon’s Livermore wedding was a lot of fun. The couple exude a kindness and love that you don’t see very often. Their community of friends and family helped them celebrate a storybook wedding on a lovely day in Livermore.

Details:
Shot/Edited: Dan Bowen
2nd shooter: Tony Santoro
Location: Ravenswood Estate, Livermore
Event Planner: Wink Weddings www.winkwed.com
Photography: One Love – http://onelove-photo.com/
DJ: Chocolate Sound (he was awesome!!!)
Music: “Live Forever” – Drew Holcomb, “Helicopter'” – Branches (All songs licensed 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, Canon 6D, Rhino 4ft Slider Pro, Rode Smartlav


Aaron and Jina got married on June 20, 2015 at a beautiful church in Orinda, CA. You really could not have picked a better location for such a special day. The church is pristine architecture, the receptions country club setting, and the love shared among family and friends enveloped the Becker’s wedding day.
Check out pictures and more on our Instagram (@mattervideo).

Details:
Shot/Edited: Dan Bowen
2nd shooter: Tony Santoro
Location: Orinda
Reception: Crow Canyon Country Club
Photography: Sherman Chu shermanchu.com/
Music: “Moments Like This” – The Afters, “Feel Again'” – One Republic (All songs 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, DJI Inspire 1, Rhino 4ft Slider Pro, Rode Smartlav


Katie contacted us about filming her wedding, without knowing that I teach at the school where her husband is a football coach. Small world. Matt and Katie’s May wedding at Palmdale Estates was a beautiful event. It’s always fun filming weddings when we know this guests and The Hoefs wedding was no exception. From the day’s subtle nods to the sport Matt loves to Katie’s eye for detail, the celebration was one of the highlights of this wedding season.

Details:
Shot/Edited: Dan Bowen
2nd shooter: Tony Santoro
Location: Palmdale Estates, Fremont
Photography: Tara Oliver – http://tara-marie-photography.com/
Music: “The Father’s Heart” – Tony Anderson, “You Are the Best Thing'” – Ray LaMontagne, “All You Need is Love” – Beatles, “Crazy in Love” – Beyonce (some songs licensed 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, DJI Inspire 1, Rhino 4ft Slider Pro, Rode Smartlav


Chris and Lucy were married on a lovely May day in San Ramon, California. As a matter of fact, the couple got married at the same venue I married my wife 10 years earlier. It was my first time back to the site since my wedding and it was a lot of fun to reminisce and capture the beginning of a new marriage. Chris and Lucy’s love was so evident to all in attendance. It was the type of day you would want to re-live and fortunately they have photos and video to help remind them of their beginnings many years from you.

Details:
Shot/Edited: Dan Bowen
2nd shooter: Tony Santoro
Location: Wedgewood Golf Course
Photography: One-Love onelove-photo.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, DJI Inspire 1, Rhino 4ft Slider Pro