Tags archives: wedding videography


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

We purchased a DJI Inspire 1 this week and took it out for its first test flight yesterday. We have been using the DJI Phantom 2 and a GoPro Hero Black 3+ since May and it has become a staple part of our video projects. From weddings to non-profit videos, we always seem to find a way to sneak it in.

One of the reasons we purchased the Inspire was its ability to shoot 4K video and the seamless FPV integration with DJI’s iOS app. The iPhone (iPad Mini on its way) allows for sharp 1080p monitoring up to 2km, which is crazy. Our FPV setup on the Phantom 2 (P2) only allowed for a clear (non HD) picture at around 500ft.

The P2 and GoPro setup was nice, but having an all-in-one unit like the Inspire is a game-changer. I love the GoPro, but the image on the Inspire’s 4k camera, and the ability to modify the camera settings while it’s in the air, makes this unit about 10 times more useful for us.

 

 

We primarily use the drone for weddings and it produced some amazing images for our couples last year. Here are some highlights from 2014.

The Inspire is much larger and more aggressive than the P2, which means there’s going to be a bit of a learning curve. We took it out for a spin yesterday, but the rain cut things short. Here is a quick take of our first flight.

I can’t wait to master this amazing piece of technology. Connect with us on Twitter and Instagram and share your thoughts.


There’s something extra special about San Francisco weddings in December, and Mike and Mary’s winter celebration was no exception. From the beautiful traditional ceremony at St. Ignatius to the incredibly fun reception at Radius, the Ibe wedding was a great way to end 2014. The reception itself may have been our favorite of the year. They rented out an amazing restaurant and filled it with friends, family, dancing, amazing food and house-made egg nog. We had an incredible 2014 and we couldn’t have spent our final wedding of the year with a better couple than the Ibe’s.

Details:
Shot/Edited: Dan Bowen
2nd shooter: Travis Bell
Photography: Anastasiia Sapon http://www.anastasiiasapon.com/
Reception Site: Radius Restaurant http://radiussf.com/
Location: St. Ignatius, San Francisco
Music (as chosen by the couple): “Do You” – Miguel; “L’Appuntamente” – Ornella Vanoni; “Rather Be” – Clean Bandit
Camera/equipment specs: Canon 5D Mark iii, Canon 7D, Canon 6D, 70-200 2.8, 50mm 1.2, Sigma 30mm 1.4, 24-105 f/4, Rhino Steadycam, DJI Phantom 2, GoPro Hero Black 3+

NBC News reached out to us about using some of our drone footage for a segment they were doing on new wedding technology. They used 4 of our shots in the video above (starting at the :43 second mark). We are grateful for the national exposure. 2014 has been an awesome year.

Madsen Wedding Movie


It’s hard to say what makes a perfect wedding, but I am pretty sure the Madsen’s got close to finding all of the necessary ingredients. Tyler and Kelly got married at Leonard Lake Reserve on May 3, 2014 during a weekend celebration of handmade whimsy. Surrounded by their family and closest friends, the wedding felt more like an intimate weekend event than a grandiose ceremony. Kelly, a wedding photographer, planned each aesthetic detail while Tyler, a musician, gathered some of his favorite troubadours to provide a folky soundtrack for the day. I could go on and on about the beauty of the wedding, but in short it was a wedding should be: a celebration among friends and family. I hope this is what heaven is like.

Details:
Shot/Edited: Dan Bowen
2nd shooters: Melissa Bowen // Travis Bell
Music (as chosen by the couple): “With or Without Your” – U2; “Chariot” – Page France
Ceremony/Reception: Leonard Lake Reserve
Photographer: Logan Cole Photography
Camera/equipment specs: Canon 5D Mark iii, Canon 7D, Canon 6D, 70-200 2.8, Sigma 30mm 1.4, 24-105 f/4, Rhino Steadycam