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There was a time (last week) when you could Google that term (this blog post’s title) and you would then find Matter Video among the first couple of pages of results. Then…we got hacked. Our site was up and down for a couple days and, to be honest, this ordeal may not be over. It screwed up our SEO a bit and was just a bummer experience (and costly) overall. If you are a small business owner and have a website, get it secured with a firewall. Also, if you see me around you can offer me a hug. I may need one.

On the positive side of things, our wedding season is ramping up and we have a lot of fun in store. Our fun cannot be hacked!


Check out http://www.instagram.com/mattervideo to see more from the Soper’s wedding!

Paul and Christina have a pretty amazing family. The Sopers and their 4 kids spent the day together getting ready, celebrating, eating good food, and dancing the night away. The couple started 2018 off right with their friends and extended family in San Ramon. Also, quick note: all weddings should have good coffee. Shoutout to our pals at Story Coffee!

Details:
Filmed/Edited: Dan Bowen
2nd cinematographer: Shawn Hoelsch
Photographer: One Love (Jeremy) https://www.onelove-photo.com/
Coffee: Story Coffee Co. http://www.storycoffee.co/
Ceremony Location: Canyon View, San Ramon https://www.thecanyonview.com/
Planner: Lindsay Lauren Events http://lindsaylaurenevents.com/
Flowers: LC Floral Design https://www.lcfloraldesign.com/
DJ: Fantasy Sound https://fantasysound.com/

Music: “You Found Me First” – Jake Etheridge; “The World Is Ours” – Volunteer (licensed through Musicbed​)

Camera/equipment specs: Canon C100 Mark ii (2), iPhone X, Sony a6500 (2), Sony A7Sii (s), 70-200 2.8, 50mm 1.2, 16-35 2.8, 24-105 f/4, Zeiss 35mm 1.2, Sigma 19mm, DJI Mavic Pro, Letus Helix Jr, Rode Smartlav, GoPro Hero 5, GoPro Hero 6


Check out www.instagram.com/mattervideo to see more from the Harrell’s day!

Two years in a row we have kicked off our wedding season at the Fairmont in San Francisco and we wouldn’t have it any other way. There’s something magical about weddings in the city and JB and Stephanie’s wedding set a pretty high bar for the rest of the year. The Harrell’s are an absolutely amazing couple and we had so much fun with their friends and family. The preparations and ceremony may have taken place at the historic Fairmont (same place Steph’s parents got married!), but the ceremony itself was at Saint Peter and Paul Church just down the road from the hotel. Several generations of Firenze’s have gotten married at the beautiful Italian church and it was pretty special to capture the tradition as it continued.

Check out their teaser on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bd7-sm7BsRi/?taken-by=mattervideo
Check out their film on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mattervideo/videos/1540170036036555/

Details:
Filmed/Edited: Dan Bowen
2nd cinematographer: Tony Santoro
Photographer: Hazy Lane Studios
DJ: DJ Cams
Makeup: Angela Mashrique
Getting Ready & Reception Location: Fairmont Hotel, San Francisco
Ceremony Location: Saint Peter and Paul Church, San Francisco

Music: “You Will Find Me” – CHPTRS; “From a Dream” – Leucadia (licensed through Musicbed​)

Camera/equipment specs: Canon C100 Mark ii (2), iPhone X, Sony a6500 (2), Sony A7Sii (s), 70-200 2.8, 50mm 1.2, 16-35 2.8, 24-105 f/4, Zeiss 35mm 1.2, Sigma 19mm, DJI Mavic Pro, Letus Helix Jr, Rode Smartlav, GoPro Hero 5, GoPro Hero 6


Check out www.instagram.com/mattervideo to see more from the Pelina’s day!

We wrapped up our 2017 wedding season in the best possible way. Joseph and Ana‘s December wedding ended up being one of our favorites of the year. We’ve seen a lot of amazing reactions when a groom sees his bride for the first time, but Joseph‘s is probably our favorite we’ve filmed (you should check it out). The couples love was so apparent and their energy and joy throughout the day was infectious. I’ve said it before, but we love winter weddings and the Pelina’s celebration was the perfect way to a wonderful wedding season.

Check out their teaser on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bc0BpkLhQ5I/?taken-by=mattervideo
Check out their film on Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/251917732
Check out their film on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mattervideo/videos/vl.2067016936918722/1529202580466634/?type=1

Details:
Filmed/Edited: Dan Bowen
2nd cinematographer: Tony Santoro
Photographer: KAT MA Photography
Getting Ready Location: San Ramon Marriott
Venue: Canyon View, San Ramon

Music: “Honeymoony” and “Easy” by Johnny Stimson (licensed through Music Bed)

Camera/equipment specs: Canon C100 Mark ii (2), iPhone 7, Sony a6500 (2), Sony A7Sii (s), 70-200 2.8, 50mm 1.2, 16-35 2.8, 24-105 f/4, Zeiss 35mm 1.2, Sigma 19mm, DJI Mavic Pro, Letus Helix Jr, Rode Smartlav, GoPro Hero 5, GoPro Hero 6

2017 Wedding Highlight Reel


We had an amazing 2017. We filmed 24 weddings all over California (and one in Nevada) and had at least one per month, every month, except April (we went to Iceland that month). My initial goal was to cap our weddings at 20, but we had a few last minute wedding inquiries that we couldn’t turn down.

We have 21 weddings booked in 2018 and we will likely cap it at 24 again this year. We also have a couple 2019 weddings on the books. We are continually humbled by the people who allow us to capture their story and are so thankful for all of the people we got to know this year.


Check out www.instagram.com/mattervideo to see more from the Lee’s wedding – www.instagram.com/mattervideo

We are fortunate to be able to film a wide variety of weddings, from large celebrations to inimate gatherings of family and friends. The Lee’s San Francisco wedding was a beautiful display of love and culture at one of our favorite venues in the city. Emily and Franklin’s ceremony and restaurant reception was a wonderful gathering of love and a really special celebration to capture.

Check out their teaser on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bbr8gsZBprE/?taken-by=mattervideo
Check out their film on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mattervideo/videos/1514635385256687/
Check out their film on Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/249549467

Details:
Filmed/Edited: Dan Bowen
2nd cinematographer: Travis Bell
Photographer: JJ Chen​
Getting Ready Location: InterContinental Mark Hopkins San Francisco​ http://www.intercontinentalmarkhopkins.com/#gref
Venue: Grace Cathedral, San Francisco​ https://www.gracecathedral.org/

Music: “Launch” – Ryan Taubert (licensed through Music Bed)

Camera/equipment specs: Canon C100 Mark ii (2), iPhone 7, Sony a6500 (2), Sony A7Sii (s), 70-200 2.8, 50mm 1.2, 16-35 2.8, 24-105 f/4, Zeiss 35mm 1.2, Sigma 19mm, DJI Mavic Pro, Letus Helix Jr, Rode Smartlav, GoPro Hero 5, GoPro Hero 6

Wedding Movie // The Murphys


There’s something pretty special about weddings in San Francisco. The city has a certain romance to it that makes it the perfect setting for a love story. Colleen and Keith tied the knot at the amazing Fairmont Hotel and the event was about as elegant and beautiful as you could imagine. Everything, from the Murphy’s first look overlooking the city skyline to the reception with a panoramic view of the bay, was about as perfect and fairytale-esque as a couple could hope for.

Details:
Filmed/Edited: Dan Bowen
2nd cinematographer: Travis Bell
Assistant videographer: Daniel Hooks
Wedding Planner: Lindsay Lauren Events http://lindsaylaurenevents.com/
Photographer: Tiffany Green http://www.tiffanygreenphotography.com/
Venue: Fairmont, San Francisco http://www.fairmont.com/san-francisco/meetings-weddings/weddings/
Makeup: Ashley Bias https://www.instagram.com/ashleybias/?hl=en
Music: “Seaside” – Haux; “Numbers” – Kaptan (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, Rhino Pro Slider, GoPro, DJI Inspire 1


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