Jensen Wedding Films

Films as Extraordinary as Your Love Story

From humble beginnings in 1991, Jensen Wedding Films has grown to become one of the premier professional wedding cinematographers in California. Acclaimed international award winners for our creative work, we are based in Sacramento and also serve the San Francisco Bay Area, Napa, Lake Tahoe and beyond.

As skilled videographers, we tell the story of your wedding day in a simple, elegant documentary style. We also offer unique 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 immersive VR 360° Wedding Panoramas and incredible 4K SkyCams.

A Sneak Peek Sacramento, CA Wedding Trailer

Weddings filmed for close relatives are often produced as a labor of love 💕 as this wedding sneak peak trailer was...but it's good to know that if they don't like it you can always give them their money back:) Congratulations to my wonderful nephew David Jensen and his beautiful new bride Ariana Martin who were married recently at the Sacramento LDS Temple in Folsom, CA.

Courtney & Mitchell's Epic Santa Barbara destination Wedding

We love traveling out of Sacramento several times a year to film destination weddings. Courtney & Mitchell’s wedding at the Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort was no exception. Not only was the ocean venue eye candy for our wedding film, but we were honored to capture the wedding of the daughter of a fellow filmmaker- Dennis Kulik. Courtney & Mitchell were so gracious in giving us the time to get some spectacular shots of them walking n the beach.

Some of my favorite shots came as Courtney danced with her guests near the end of the reception. We were ‘off the clock’ for those high energy shots, but often some the best wedding footage we capture happens when we go beyond our contracted time for our couples. Truly, filming wedding day love and laughter has always been so much more than just another ‘gig’ for us.

“I Promise to Thank My Lucky Stars for you Every Single Day of Our Lives”

One of our favorite weddings of the year at the Sunnyside Restaurant and Lodge in Lake Tahoe with Kristin & Shawn.  Although we are based in Sacramento, we also film weddings in San Francisco, Tahoe, Napa, and beyond. We were grateful that the couple chose our ‘drone’ option, which allowed us to use our professional quadcopter pilot to capture several stunning shots of the Lake and of the bride and groom during the processional, recessional, as well as the photo session.

Our First 360 VR Wedding Movie

We began capturing 360 Panoramas for weddings and events back in 2006, inspired by Hans Nyberg's incredible panoramas of the Danish Royal Wedding.  Now that Facebook, VIMEO, and YouTube all support 360 VR Panoramas for both still and video, we renewed our passion and excitement for this unique way to capture any environment in a very unique and compelling way.  Below is our first wedding panoramic movie, created by our tiny, venerable Xiaomi Mijia Mi Sphere 360 camera.  Congrats to our wonderful couple Katie & Randy, who were married at the Blue Sky Terrace in Lake Tahoe, CA!

Why quality AUDIO is as important as VIDEO

Without great audio, video- no matter how compelling- falls flat.  I don't know how many beautiful films I've viewed over the years where the audio was either poorly recorded or edited and ruined an otherwise fabulous piece.

Each year we continue to improve the quality of our captured audio at live weddings and events.  I've waited almost 10 years to find a microphone small and unobtrusive enough for a bride to wear during the ceremony. We usually record the bride's vows from the groom's mic, but that can often be a challenge if the bride whispers her vows, or is standing further than 3 feet away from her groom during her vows.

Finally the tiny Instamic fits this need perfectly, and it comes in white! We have used the mic at several ceremonies with great success- here modeled by our beautiful bride Cynthia, who wore it at her Muir Woods National Monument wedding ceremony.

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Why we use multiple remote cameras at wedding ceremonies

Alex and Wendy chose to have a ring-bearer and flower girl process inside a radio controlled car- rather than wander down as is the tradition.   We attached a GoPro camera on the window to capture an intimate shot of the children. Very often young children get 'lost' or disoriented when walking down the aisle as guest encourage them on.  This is a novel idea we hope to see more of at weddings we film in the future.  Filmed at the Grand Island Mansion.  Over 2,800 views on our FaceBook page!