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Dodasa Ranch Wedding Video


Destiny is a funny thing, but some things are just meant to be. Brandon and Mel are one of those things. They share the same birthday, which pretty much means they were made for each other. We had so much fun with the Warks and we had an amazing time with the fine people at Dodasa Ranch (you should get married there).

Details:
Filmed/Edited: Dan Bowen
2nd cinematographer: Tony Santoro
Photographer: Kelly Boitano http://www.kellyboitano.com
Ceremony Location: Dodasa Ranch http://www.dodasaweddings.com/
Makeup Artist: Bay Area Beautiful http://www.bayareabeautiful.com/

Music: “Bedrock” – Longlake; “Young” – Air Review (licensed through Musicbed​)

Camera/equipment specs: Canon C100 Mark ii, Sony a6500 (2), Sony A7Sii, Sony A7III, 70-200 2.8, Sony 24-70 2.8 GM, Zeiss 35mm 1.2, Sigma 19mm, DJI Mavic Pro, Letus Helix Jr, Rode Smartlav, GoPro Hero 6.

Hawaii Destination Wedding

Check out www.instagram.com/mattervideo to see more from the Wong’s Kauai wedding!

It’s always an honor when a fellow wedding vendor hires you to document their wedding day. It’s extra special when that wedding happens to take place in Kauai. Jennifer, a makeup artist, married the love of her life, Wes, at the coolest Hawaiian Airbnb ever. The wedding was intimate and the first look was probably the sweetest wedding moment we’ve caught on film. If you want to get married in Hawaii, we will gladly go with you.

Details:
Filmed/Edited: Dan Bowen
2nd cinematographers: Tony Santoro & Travis Bell
Photographer: Will Khoury https://www.willkhoury.com/
Location: Aliomanu Beach, Kauai
Makeup Artist: JT Artistry (also the bride) https://www.jtartistry.com/
Music: “A Distance Between Us” – Young Collective (licensed through Musicbed​)

Camera/equipment specs: Canon C100 Mark ii (2), 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


We had so much fun with Jeremy and Cheryl Lyn in April. We love filming weddings in our own backyard. It’s hard to beat a California wedding in the Spring and we are always down for a good dance party. We love working with couples like the Alinea’s.

Details:
Filmed/Edited: Dan Bowen
2nd cinematographer: Tony Santoro
3rd cinematographer: Daniel Gillette
Photographer: Carino Collective http://carinocollective.com/
Ceremony Location: Canyon View, San Ramon https://www.thecanyonview.com/
Planner: Truly Chic Events http://www.trulychicevents.com
DJ: Jon Carino https://www.djjoncarinoent.com/
Cake: Ma Petite Cake Design http://www.mpmcakes.com/
Makeup Artist: Makeup by Mama Eve http://www.facebook.com/makeupbymamaeve
Makeup Artist: Chloe Rainwater http://www.sfumatobychloe.com

Music: “Carry On” – CHPTRS; “High On Your Love” – Volunteer (licensed through Musicbed​)

Camera/equipment specs: Canon C100 Mark ii (2), 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

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 more from the Danovich’s day on Instagram – www.instagram.com/mattervideo

There’s nothing we love more than wine country in the Fall. The Danovich’s beautiful Casa Real wedding was fun for humans and dogs alike. Sam and Kasie are the sweetest and we couldn’t have been happier to help capture their beautiful wedding.

Check out their teaser on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/BahJ-kHBUGx/?taken-by=mattervideo
Check out their film on Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/245081229
Watch and share their film on Facebook:

Details:
Filmed/Edited: Dan Bowen
2nd cinematographer: Tony Santoro
Photographer: Hazy Lane http://hazylanestudios.com/
Planner: Lindsay Lauren Events http://lindsaylaurenevents.com/
Venue: Casa Real http://casarealevents.com/
Flowers: http://www.michaeldaigian.com/
Rentals: https://www.pleasantonrentals.com/
Music: “Falling” – Tyler Williams; “The Best Is Yet To Come” – Tim Halperin (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


Katie knew what she wanted her wedding dress to look like, from as far back as she can remember. The dress, and everything else about her may wedding to Scott, was pulled straight from her childhood storybook. She played the role of princess and Scott, her prince. The Garvey wedding was filled with joy, from the first look to the couple’s sparkler exit. We couldn’t have asked for a better story to help tell.

Details:
Filmed/Edited: Dan Bowen
2nd cinematographer: Johnny Lee
Photographer: Onelove Photography www.onelove-photo.com/
Venue: The Club at Ruby Hill http://www.rubyhill.com/special-events/weddings
DJ: Fantasy Sound www.facebook.com/fantasysound

Music: “From This Day On” – Tim Halperin; “Falling For You” – The Light The Heat (all music 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, DJI Mavic Pro, Letus Helix Jr, Rode Smartlav, Sony a6300, Sony a6500, GoPro


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 // 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