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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


When Kaiwan and Reena described their wedding to us, we knew we wanted to be a part of it. The blending of Persian and Indian customs and traditions provided the backdrop for a beautiful ceremony and an amazing overall day. The Chears are a fun loving couple and we really could have spent multiple days with them. They are the best.

Details:
Filmed/Edited: Dan Bowen
2nd cinematographer: Johnny Lee
Photographer: Christophe Gentz
Venue: Casa Real, Pleasanton
Music: “Tum Hi Ho” – Aashiqui 2 Soundtrack; “Something Just Like This” – Coldplay/Chainsmokers

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


Sometimes a couple just makes sense. You meet them individually and then see them together and it all clicks. Diego and Erin are a couple like that. We had so much fun at their late February Palm Event Center wedding. From the emotional ceremony to the party atmosphere of the reception, we really couldn’t have asked for a better day. Heck, even the weather cooperated.

Details:
Filmed/Edited: Dan Bowen
2nd cinematographer: Travis Bell
Photographer: Kelly Boitano www.kellyboitano.com
Hotel: Hyatt Place, Dublin/Pleasanton
Venue: Palm Event Center http://palmeventcenter.com/
Music: “Coming For You” – Lael; “Circus of Love (Remix)” – Benjamin Dunn (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, DJI Mavic Pro, Letus Helix Jr, Rode Smartlav, Sony a6300, Sony a6500, GoPro


Let’s start with the black wedding dress. When Jennie was a little girl she wasn’t sure if she would end up getting married. She didn’t know if it was for her. However, she did know that if she did end up getting married she wanted to wear a black wedding dress. Jordan and Jennie’s wedding day was different in the best way possible. From their intimate wedding ceremony to the steakhouse reception, the Ribera’s gathering of close friends and family is a celebration we will always remember. Seriously. It was the best.

Details:
Filmed/Edited: Dan Bowen
2nd cinematographer: Shawn Hoelsch
Photographer: Chance James Photography​ http://www.chancejam.es/
Hotel: Sir Francis Drake Hotel​, San Francisco
Venue: St. Dominic’s Catholic Church, San Francisco​
Reception: Epic Steak, San Francisco​
Music: “Lend Me” – Benjamin Dunn; “Stargazer” – Gyom (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, DJI Mavic Pro, Letus Helix Jr, Zhiyun-tech​ Crane, Rode Smartlav, Sony a6300, Sony a6500, GoPro


Mike and Tori’s San Francisco wedding was the perfect way to kick off our 2017 season. It’s hard to beat the elegance of an evening wedding at City Hall. The day begin at the amazing Fairmont Hotel (we love that place) and ended with a beautiful gathering of family and friends in the city’s civic center. Seriously. So dang pretty. We loved being a part of the Aranda’s SF celebration and we think you’ll love their film.

Details:
Filmed/Edited: Dan Bowen
2nd cinematographer: Johnny Lee
Photographer: Kelly Boitano http://kellyboitano.com/
Wedding Planner: Dreams on a Dime dreamsonadime.com
Hotel: Fairmont Hotel, San Francisco
Venue: San Francisco City Hall
Music: “Patience (Jake Hanner Remix)” – Brooke Annibale; “California” – Carrousel (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, DJI Mavic Pro, Letus Helix Jr, Rode Smartlav, Sony a6300, GoPro


They say you should always save the best for last and, considering the Herron’s celebration was our final wedding of the year, we definitely finished 2016 on a high note. Chris and Clarissa’s beautiful fall Casa Real wedding was the perfect way to complete our wedding season. We had an amazing time with the Herron’s and we couldn’t have picked a better couple for our 30th, and final, wedding of 2016.

Details:
Filmed/Edited: Dan Bowen
2nd cinematographer: Grant Woodburn
Assistant: Marcus Hung
Photographer: Hazy Lane Studios http://hazylanestudios.com/
Venue: Casa Real http://casarealevents.com/
Officiant: Reverend Tim Mills http://timothymills.weebly.com/
Florist: LC Floral Design http://www.lcfloraldesign.com/
DJ: Spintronix: http://spintronix.com/
Music: “The World is Ours” – Volunteer​; “Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop” – 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, DJI Mavic Pro, Letus Helix Jr, Rode Smartlav, Sony a6300, GoPro


When things don’t go as planned, there are a couple ways you can respond: You can freak out and act like the sky is falling or you can look at the cup as being half full and make the best of what you have. Well, Troy and Allie’s wedding didn’t necessarily go as they expected. They found out at 2:15pm, via email, that their priest would not be able to officiate their ceremony. Luckily, an hour later, a priest (aka the hero, Father Tom) offered to conduct the ceremony and the Channings lived happily ever after. We love fall weddings and Troy and Allie’s laid back November wedding was a dream.

Details:
Filmed/Edited: Dan Bowen
2nd cinematographer: Tony Santoro
Photographer: Melissa Babasin​ Photography melissababasinphotography.com
Venue: Saint Mary’s College of California​, Moraga
Reception: Bridges Golf Club, San Ramon http://www.thebridgesgolf.com/-wedding-overview

Music: “All I Want is You” – Judah and The Lion​; “The World Is Ours” – Volunteer (Licensed through Music Bed)

Camera/equipment specs: Canon C100 Mark ii (2), Canon a6300, Canon 5D mk III, 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, GoPro, DJI Inspire 1

If you haven’t been to Arizona, you should go. Sedona is there. Four Corners and Horseshoe Bend are there. The Grand Canyon is there. And, in October, Lena and Ryan happened to be there too and their wedding was pretty much the best. Flagstaff was the perfect setting for this couple. It has a bit of country, an extra helping of the outdoors, and romance to spare. We enjoyed the heck out of our time with the Washburn’s and we think their film is pretty dang fun too.

Details:
Filmed/Edited: Dan Bowen
2nd cinematographer: Travis Bell
Photographer: Heather Kadar heatherkadar.com
Makeup: Danielle Terrin danielleterrin@gmail.com
Venue: Flagstaff Ranch flagstaffranch.com/

Music: “Arizona” – Frances Cone; “Take Your Name” – Shaylee Simeone (Licensed through Music Bed)

Camera/equipment specs: Canon C100 Mark ii (2), Canon a6300, Canon 5D mk 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, Sony a6300, GoPro, DJI Inspire 1


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


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