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Amanda, a Bay Area resident, grew up going to McCall with her family. Naturally, the lake is close to her heart and was a fitting location to marry the love of her life, Anish. Anish and Amanda’s destination wedding was about as pretty and elegant as it gets. If you are looking for a place to get married, your search should begin and end at the Shore Lodge in McCall. We had some fun with smoke grenades, stars, Indian dancing, and of course, the lake. The Bhasin’s are pretty much the best and their wedding is among our favorites we’ve filmed.

Details:
Filmed/Edited: Dan Bowen
2nd cinematographer: Tony Santoro
Wedding Planner: Soiree Weddings & Events http://www.weddingsbysoiree.com/
Photographer: Frannie, Ampersand Studios http://www.ampersand-studios.com/
Venue: Shore Lodge – McCall, Idaho http://shorelodge.com/
Music: “Love Her So” – Benjamin Dunn; “Lucky Stars” – Kayjez (Licensed through Music Bed)
Camera/equipment specs: Canon C100 Mark ii (2), Canon a6300, Sony A7S, 70-200 2.8, 50mm 1.2, 16-35 2.8, 24-105 f/4, Sigma 85mm, Sigma 50mm, Sigma 35mm, Letus Helix Jr, Rode Smartlav, Sony a6300, GoPro, DJI Inspire 1

Wedding Movie // Dress Whites

In the midst of Gordie and Rachel’s wedding, I overheard someone say that it felt like we were all witnessing some sort of Nicholas Sparks love story: the solider in his military whites marries a beautiful princess with sweeping vineyards and a pond as a backdrop. It truly was the stuff that Sparks dreams about. The was a sincerity and authenticity in the Nash’s love story that will stick with us for a long time. After watching their film, it may stick with you too.

Details:
Filmed/Edited: Dan Bowen
2nd cinematographer: Travis Bell
Photographer: Keana // One Love // http://www.onelove-photo.com/
Venue: Leal Vineyards http://www.lealvineyards.com/
Makeup: Beautiful One Makeup Artistry www.beautifulonemakeupartistry.com
Music: “The Ascension” – Phil Wickham; “The Most” – Tyrone Wells (SongFreedom)
Camera/equipment specs: Canon C100 Mark ii (2), Canon a6300, Sony A7S, 70-200 2.8, 50mm 1.2, 16-35 2.8, 24-105 f/4, Sigma 85mm, Sigma 50mm, Sigma 35mm, Letus Helix Jr, Rode Smartlav, Rhino Pro Slider, GoPro, DJI Inspire 1

Wedding Movie // All Smiles


You know those people who seem like they’re always happy? The types who seem to smile all the time and appreciates life moments (the little moments and the big ones). Jake and Alicia are those types of people. They were meant to be together. On a warm July day at Callippee Golf Course, the couple were married among some of their closest friends and family. Aside from the heartfelt ceremony, the beautiful golden hour, and the funny toasts, the dance party is probably what stood out the most. Let’s just say these people knew how to party. We couldn’t be happier for Jake and Alicia and look forward to the many smiles that are yet to come.

Details:
Filmed/Edited: Dan Bowen
2nd cinematographer: Tony Santoro
Assistant: Daniel Kim
Photographer: Jake Lemmer jakelemmerphotography.com/
Venue: Callippe Golf Course playcallippe.com/weddings-events
Music: “The Spectacular Quiet” – LIGHTS & MOTION; “Together” – Animal Island (licensed through MusicBed)
Camera/equipment specs: Canon C100 Mark ii (2), Canon a6300, Sony A7S, 70-200 2.8, 50mm 1.2, 16-35 2.8, 24-105 f/4, Sigma 85mm, Sigma 50mm, Sigma 35mm, Letus Helix Jr, Rode Smartlav, Rhino Pro Slider, GoPro, DJI Inspire 1

Oceano Hotel Wedding Video


“A new day will come, and when the sun shines it’ll shine out the clearer. Those were the stories that stayed with you, that meant something even if you were too small to understand why.” – Samwise Gamgee, “Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers”

Ok, we didn’t go to the shire to film the Catbagan’s wedding and Frodo Baggins wasn’t technically at the wedding, but JRR Tolkien would have been proud nevertheless. Samwise’s words (which were read by one of the groomsmen during the ceremony) held true throughout the day: “There is some good in the world…and it’s worth fighting for.” Chad and Priscilla’s Half Moon Bay wedding was a pretty special day and served as an important reminder that there is much good (and love) in this world.

Details:
Filmed/Edited: Dan Bowen
2nd cinematographer: Tony Santoro
Photographer: Vero Suh http://verosuh.com/
Venue: Oceano Hotel and Spa http://www.oceanohalfmoonbay.com/
Doves: Gene Rose (Celebrations in Flight) http://www.celebrationsinflight.com/
Flowers: Michael Sing (BAHTOH) https://www.instagram.com/michael.bahtoh/
Music: “Feels Like Summer” – Joe Moralez; “Forever and Always” – Canens (licensed through MusicBed)
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, Sigma 85mm, Sigma 50mm, Sigma 35mm, Letus Helix Jr, Rode Smartlav, Rhino Pro Slider, GoPro, DJI Inspire 1


July 16 was a pretty special day. David and Pojai tied the knot at Picchetti Winery among an intimate gathering of family and friends. The day was filled with romance, happy tears, kettle corn and sparklers. If you ask us, those are 4 ingredients for the perfect day.

Details:
Filmed/Edited: Dan Bowen
2nd cinematographer: Johnny Lee
Photographer: One Love Photo (Keana) www.onelove-photo.com/
Coordinator: Mariée Weddings marieeweddings.com
Venue: Picchetti Winery picchetti.com
DJ: DeeJay Pros http://www.deejaypros.com/
Flowers: Huckleberry Karen http://www.huckleberrykarendesigns.com/
Music: “New For Me” – Michael McEachern (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, Sigma 85mm, Sigma 50mm, Sigma 35mm, Letus Helix Jr, Rode Smartlav, Rhino Pro Slider, GoPro, DJI Inspire 1


There are many essential elements to a wedding: a couple in love, guests, flowers, rings, etc. We realized that having a mariachi band at your wedding ceremony and reception should also be on everyone’s “wedding essentials” list. Ed and Felisa’s elegant July wedding featured a little bit of everything. From having the most lavish flower arrangements we have ever seen, to providing froyo as guests left the ceremony and mariachi music at every turn (did we mention how much we loved the mariachi?), the Garcia’s sure knew how to throw a party. Wine and Roses provided the setting and the Garcia’s brought the party. We are just glad we were invited!

Details:
Filmed/Edited: Dan Bowen
2nd cinematographer: Tony Santoro
Photographer: Carmen Salazar http://www.carmensalazar.com/
Coordinator: Stephanie Teague Events http://stephanieteagueevents.com/
Lights: Got Light SF http://www.got-light.com/
Venue: Wine & Roses, Lodi http://winerose.com/
Flowers: Flourish Flowers http://www.flourishdesigns.com/
DJ: Beat Fleet DJs http://www.beatfleetdjs.com/
Music: “Starts with a Breath” – WILLIS; “A Day in the Life” – Arcadia; “Tomorrow” – Xan Young (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, Letus Helix Jr, Rode Smartlav, DJI Osmo X5, Rhino Evo Slider, GoPro, DJI Inspire 1 Pro (X5)


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


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


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