Photo Booths

Photo Booths are a fun way to entertain your guests during cocktail hour and throughout the reception. Guests both young and old love being silly and taking some great candid photos as a memento of your wedding. Not every photo booth is created equal, however. A good selection of props is important as is the personality of the photo booth attendant. Here’s a look at Profinish Design Photo Booths who we’ve worked with several times in the past. For more info, you can contact Johnny at www.profinishdesign.com


Elks Tower

Getting married at a church in downtown Sacramento? Have you considered having the reception at the Elks Tower? We’ve shot there several times now and think it’s a great location. It has so much more personality than a hotel ballroom and it comes across beautifully in photos and video. If you are getting married at the Cathedral, it’s so convenient for you and your guests to just be able to walk across the street to the reception.


Ryan and Celina

Yesterday was a special day for us. Not only were we the videographers at Ryan and Celina’s wedding, we were also guests! Cael has known Ryan for 20 years so we jumped at the chance to be a part of his wedding. The weather was beautiful for their evening at Arden Hills. And as is tradition, Cael didn’t disappoint with his rendition of “Baby Got Back” – (don’t worry – not a service Cael offers as part of our video packages!). It was fun to let loose a little at this wedding and enjoy a few cocktails after our work was done.


Doves!

Here’s a recent dove release we shot on the steps of the Capitol. Dove releases can be tricky to capture on video but this one was a success especially considering there was a tent up because it was raining and we weren’t quite sure what the doves were going to do. If you are looking into doves, contact Anna with Whitebird Dove Releases at (916) 443-2165. Sometimes couples decide to go with butterflies instead of doves, but trust us, Anna’s doves always deliver whereas butterflies often are a disappointment.


Consider your surroundings…

A “Reel”y Good Idea #2

Looking for a good hotel to get ready at in Downtown Sacramento? Consider the Citizen Hotel. The rooms there have great architecture and cool wallpaper and carpet. Brides are always looking for beautiful ceremony and reception sites that will show well in photos and video, but they forget about the bridal suite. Some hotel rooms are very bland and it shows in the photos and video.


Brittney and Todd

Our second wedding of our double-header weekend was one close to our heart. Brittney and Todd have been family friends of ours for years, so we jumped at the opportunity to capture their wedding day. Brittney and Todd met in high school and have only had eyes for each other ever since. They chose to say their “I Do’s” at the Ryde Hotel in Walnut Grove. Todd is a man of few words but when it came time, he had no problem standing before his family and friends and saying his vows. Congrats Brittney and Todd! Can’t wait for you to see the video!


Courtney and Joshua

This past weekend was a double-header for us. Our first wedding of the weekend was on Saturday when we had the pleasure to share in Courtney and Joshua’s special day. Courtney and Joshua have been sweet on each other since their teens and they finally sealed the deal with a a beautiful ceremony at Cypress Baptist Church followed by a standing-room only reception at the Vizcaya.


Larry & Cindy

First and foremost, I want to say that I don’t claim to be a professional photographer by any means and don’t really have an interest in being a wedding photographer, (I love videography), but at a recent wedding I filled in a little for the couple and put together this slideshow to share with the bride and groom. Enjoy Larry and Cindy!


It’s Not About the Money


Many brides we met with at yesterday’s Bridal Showcase at Cal Expo were surprised to find that videography is something that can fit within their budget. Not only are our prices very reasonable for what we offer (unlimited hours, two camera operators, 4 HD cameras), but unlike many wedding vendors, we work with you on your deposit schedule and final payment. We only require half of the package price to shoot the wedding – usually broke up into two 25% payments. The final payment is not due until after the wedding when we have the video finished. We are confident in our work and we trust our clients, so we don’t feel a need to force our clients to pay everything up front before we even show up to the wedding. We are also willing to hold onto a video past the time it is finished until you are able to make your final payment. For us, preserving memories is our main goal and money comes secondary. So if you really like our work and want to work with us, accommodations can always be made.


Now that’s brave!

As we mentioned in our earlier post, most brides are nervous walking down the aisle, hoping they won’t trip…but not Dorissa. She had the guts to sing a song to her husband-to-be as she walked down the aisle. It will still be a while before her finished video is ready to view, but we just had to get this clip up for everyone to see.

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