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Darby and Joe are big soccer fans. In fact, it’s where they met. The two were married on February 13 in Napa in front of family, friends, and former soccer coaches and teammates. Before they headed off to their England honeymoon to see their beloved Manchester United play, they spend the night dancing and partying. The sunset was beautiful and the couple couldn’t stop smiling. We love these types of weddings.

Details:
Shot/Edited: Dan Bowen
2nd shooter: Tony Santoro
Photographer: Brian Macstay Photo brianmacstay.com
Location: Meritage Resort and Spa, Napa http://meritageresort.com/
Music: “Something Beautiful” – Tim Halperin; “Good Company” – The Cabin Kids (licensed through The Music Bed and Song Freedom)
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

2015 was our busiest year as a company. We shot 25 weddings all over California, worked with a few bands we love, and created content for local companies that we dig. In short, we had a lot of fun. Thank you to all of the couples we got to know, vendors we got to work with, and people we met.

We have 21 weddings on the books for 2016 and we are anicipating our best year yet. Hope you all have a lovely new year.

Dan


17 years ago Jen and Roly met and let’s just say it’s a good thing they did. Had they not met, we wouldn’t have been able to film one of our favorite weddings ever. When you mix an old school bus, expensive tequila, a mariachi band, and one of the best new wedding venues in the Bay Area with a beautiful couple like Jen and Roly, you can’t go wrong. From their incredible first dance to the all night party, it was an event to remember.

Details:
Shot/Edited: Dan Bowen
2nd shooter: Tony Santoro
Location: Nella Terra, Sunol http://www.nellaterra.com/
Event Planner: SmittenKiss, Stephania Halikas http://www.smittenkiss.com/
Photography: Wild About You http://wildaboutyouphotography.com/
DJ: Close Cut Productions (Tony is the man!) http://napavalleydj.com/
Music: “When I’m With You” – Ben Rector, “Life In Color” -One Republic (All songs licensed The Music Bed and Song Freedom)
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


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


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+


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+


On August 31, Ben and Nicole shared their wedding vows under a canopy of pine trees on the Tahoe shore. The setting could not have been more magical. The outdoor ceremony featured perfect weather and fun details that accentuated Tahoe’s aesthetic. There’s something special about the mountains and getting married on the bank of such a beautiful lake. Ben and Nicole’s wedding was the perfect way to end the summer.

Details:
Shot/Edited: Dan Bowen
2nd shooter: Travis Bell
Photography: Brian Ganyo http://www.brianganyo.com/
Location: Hyatt Regency, Incline Village, Tahoe http://laketahoe.hyatt.com/en/hotel/home.html
Music (as chosen by the couple): “Dance Like Nobody’s Watching” – Donavon Frankenreiter; “Forever” – Ben Harper

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

Loewenthal Wedding Movie


The Loewenthals were married on April 5 at San Geronimo Golf Course in Marin County, CA. Trevor and Mallory were genuinely excited to get married, which made our job a whole lot easier. Mallory was laid back and eager, while Trevor prepared for the day with his best friends on San Geronimo’s incredible property. The day was filled with laughter, sunshine, and those happy tears that often show up during weddings.

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Details:
Shot/Edited: Dan Bowen
2nd shooter: Travis Bell
Music (as chosen by the couple): “You Are The Best Thing” – Ray Lamontagne; “I’m Yours” – Jason Mraz; “Timber” – Timber
Ceremony/Reception: San Geronimo Golf Course, Marin County
Photographer: Liz Foote Photography

DJ – California DJs – http://californiadiscjockey.com/

Invitations/graphic design – Paperwhite – http://www.shoppaperwhite.com/

Wedding Dress – Starlet Bridal – http://www.glamstarlet.com/

Suits – Louis Thomas – http://louisthomas.com/
Cake – Petaluma Cake Company – http://www.petalumacakecompany.com/

Camera/equipment specs: Canon 5D Mark iii, Canon 7D, 70-200 2.8, Sigma 30mm 1.4, 24-105 f/4, Rhino Steadycam