Tags archives: wedding cinematography

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


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


Eight years ago, this lovely couple got married and started their amazing family. Now a family of 6, the couple decided to renew their vows in an intimate ceremony among friends and family at St. Mary’s College in Moraga, CA. Most couples wait many years to renew their vows, but there was something special about the freshness of the couple’s ceremony and their love that was so evident. The ceremony The March vow renewal was followed by a beautiful dinner reception at Postino restaurant in Lafayette. Hopefully they do something like this every 8 years so we can be a part of it!

Details:
Shot/Edited: Dan Bowen
2nd shooter: Travis Bell
Reception Site: Postino http://postinorestaurant.com/
Location: St. Mary’s, Moraga
Music: “Dwell” – Tony Anderson (licensed through The Music Bed)
Camera/equipment specs: Canon 5D Mark iii, Sony A7S, Canon 6D, 70-200 2.8, 50mm 1.2, 16-35 2.8, 24-105 f/4, Rhino Steadycam, DJI Inspire 1, Rhino 4ft Slider Pro

Thanks to some amazing voters, we were named as the Bay Area A-List’s Best Wedding Videographer. Over 30,000 people voted in the annual Bay Area competition and we were honored to win. Thank you to everyone who voted. We are excited to work with all of our amazing couples in 2015. It’s going to be a great wedding season!

Here are some of the nice things people had to say.


Thomas and Addie were married in beautiful Monterey, in late September. Thomas, a police officer, shared his handwritten vows with lovely Addie in a beautiful Monterey courtyard. The couple was treated to one of the funniest best man speeches we’ve heard in a long time and they were fortunate to spend the day getting ready and celebrating at the beautiful Pasadera Country Club. This wedding video is one of our favorites from this season. Thomas and Addie are the best!

Details:
Shot/Edited: Dan Bowen
2nd shooter: Travis Bell
Photography: Keana (One Love Photo) http://www.onelove-photo.com/about.cfm?teamID=5
Location: Pasadera Country Club http://www.pasadera.com/page.php?page_id=3831/
Music (as chosen by the couple): “You Are the Best Thing” – Ray Lamontage; “All this Time” – One Republic; “XO” – Béyonce

Camera/equipment specs: Canon 5D Mark iii, Canon 7D, Nikon D7100, 70-200 2.8, 50mm 1.2, Sigma 30mm 1.4, 24-105 f/4, Rhino Steadycam, DJI Phantom 2, GoPro Hero Black 3+


If you were to Google Todd Hamilton, you would likely find his tech blog, info about the iWatch and various musings about world of technology and the internet. Having spent the day with Todd and his wife Rosie, we can attest that there is much more to him (and the couple) than a simple Google search can drum up. Rosie and Todd’s wedding featured one of the most beautiful wedding and reception site we filmed this season. Their family and friends enjoyed a beautiful day in the Napa Valley and danced the night away with the best wedding band we’ve ever seen/heard (no joke). From the lovely first look at a vintage Napa home to the ceremony, dinner, and evening party, the Hamilton’s wedding was among our favorites.

Details:
Shot/Edited: Dan Bowen
2nd shooter: Nate Lopez
Photography: Keana (One Love Photo) http://www.onelove-photo.com/about.cfm?teamID=5
Location: Trentadue Winery, Healdsburg, CA http://trentadue.com/events/
Music (as chosen by the couple): “Firecracker” – Ryan Adams; “California Stars” – Wilco; “Too Young” – Phoenix

Camera/equipment specs: Canon 5D Mark iii, Canon 7D, Nikon D7100, 70-200 2.8, 50mm 1.2, Sigma 30mm 1.4, 24-105 f/4, Rhino Steadycam, DJI Phantom 2, GoPro Hero Black 3+

Aerial Videography Highlights

In the Spring of 2014, we purchased a DJI Phantom 2 and have since incorporated it into most of the videos we produce. Needless to say it has added a unique element to our wedding and corporate videos and has become a staple feature for our clients. One of the producers we often work with asked us to put together some highlights from this year.