Jensen Wedding Films

From humble beginnings in 1991, Jensen Wedding Films  has grown to become one of the premier professional wedding cinematographers in California.  We are based in Sacramento and also serve the San Francisco Bay area, Napa, Tahoe and beyond.

 As skilled videographers, we tell the story of your wedding day in a simple, elegant documentary style. We also offer Vintage Super 8mm Film, Same-Day Edit's (SDE), and spectacular Wedding Music Video's.   We also provide other creative wedding options offered no where else in the world, such as our stunning 360 Wedding Panoramas and incredible Micro Cameras.  We can even stream your wedding ceremony to loved ones live around the world.

 

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Our VENICE PACKAGE includes:
  • Award-winning wedding cinematography
  • Filmed, Edited, and Mastered in HD
  • 5 hours Ceremony & Reception coverage
  • Full-length, chaptered Documentary plus a 4-6 minute Cinematic Retrospective
  • Cinematic Retrospective uploaded online
  • Choice of DVD, Blu-Ray disc or digital delivery.
  • Digitally Archived
Our MILAN PACKAGE includes everything featured in the Venice Package PLUS 2 hours of pre-ceremony coverage.

Our RIO PACKAGE includes everything featured in the Milan Package PLUS unlimited hourly wedding day coverage and a 2nd manned reception camera.

Jensen Weddding Films offers a $200 weekday or November-April discounts. We also offer several unique additions to our packages that can be found on our Options Page.

Our style is Simple Elegance. We deliver a classic, timeless edit rather than the frenetic, in-your-face, MTV look which appears to be a recent trend. We overshoot everything, which allows us the most creative latitude in the edit bay. I am passionate about getting the best possible angle and composition at your wedding- my wife Pam sometimes brushes off leaves covering me after the photo session because I've been deep in the bushes getting that incredible shot of the bride and groom.
We are constantly updating our gear for our wedding couples to be able to offer them the absolute best quality currently available. We film all weddings in High Definition with both Canon DSLR's and camcorders. Each has it's advantages: DSLR's render a beautiful filmlike quality, and camcorders are much better at capturing fast action sequences such as a bouquet toss or a walk down the aisle. My newest piece is a fabulous Canon 5D Mark3 DSLR, which renders fabulous footage, even in low light. No expense is spared in providing the best quality equipment for our wedding couples!
It really depends on the ceremony environment. All ceremonies are filmed with 5-7 cameras and at least two operators. A few of the cameras are remote and unmanned, such as our tiny HD MicroCam, which is typically hidden near the altar. Since we can't re-shoot the ceremony, I want to make SURE that every important angle is captured.
Wedding highlights are a wonderful, quick way to view your wedding. Highlights are like the frosting on the cake, but they are NOT the cake. Your full-length documentary will be the heart and soul of your wedding film. So many of our former couples say the same thing: "Over time, the full documentary becomes so much more important. It shows the details of the day. It allows us to re-connect with loved ones- especially those that have passed on."

Yes, you may have the raw footage, but will you ever really watch multiple disjointed cameras, none of which is recording good audio (audio is usually captured by a separate audio recorder). Years after your wedding when you finally have your raw footage edited, you may realize that your videographer shot the wedding for a highlights edit- in short bursts- not for a full-length documentary. We film our weddings in a true documentary style, which offers us plenty of quality footage for both a full Long-Form film AND a highlights reel:)
Our contract contains many service guarantees. In over 20 years, I've never had to use it! In over 1000 weddings, I can't think of a single couple that have been disappointed in thier final DVD. So I think your chances of receiving a beautiful wedding film you and your family will be delighted with are pretty good!
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I can't tell you how important teamwork is for wedding vendors. I have worked with most established Sacramento photographers dozens of times, and its like seeing a brother or sister again at weddings: We shoot as a team, share shot suggestions, communicate shooting positions, alert each other for upcoming wedding events, and even carry each others bags! I take the same team approach with wedding professionals I am unfamiliar with.
Couples often tell us after the wedding day that they hardly remembered seeing us at their event. To me, that's a compliment. We dress in black. We dont overwhelm you with multiple videographers or hover around you with a steadicam during your first dance. We prefer to record your day as transparently as possible, and never become the center of attention. Your wedding will be filmed from the perspective of your guests- we are very sensitive to not block their view- they have often traveled hundreds of miles to celebrate your day.
  1. That we can never be satisfied with the work we produced last month or last year. I spend several hours each week researching current trends and products in our industry. I also attend national educational seminars where possible to share ideas and inspiration with the worlds best wedding cinematographers.
  2. I also realize that we produce beautiful wedding films not only for you and your spouse, but for your children, for your children's children, for your posterity that may view your wedding 100 years from now. One study found that over 500 of your descendants will likely have a direct interest in viewing your wedding film by the 8th generation. That's a BIG group. Your wedding film will be a treasured family heirloom- passed on from generation to generation. That motivates me to produce outstanding work.
We require a $1000 non-refundable retainer plus a signed contract. We can book over the phone at 916.334.9999. The balance is due one month prior to the event. The retainer applies towards the final balance. We also accept VISA/MC.
No, please don't- I'm Mormon so I don't drink. But I do have a weakness for Wendy's Chocolate Frosties!
My good friend and talented wedding photographer Beth Baugher from truelovephoto.com