Halley & Chris were married at one of our favorite venues- the overlook at the Forest House Lodge in Foresthill, California. Filming in the Sierra Nevada Mountains is a great change of pace from the weddings we film in Sacramento. The love they have for each other is easy to see in their heartfelt ceremony vows.
Filtering by Tag: Videography
I've always loved to play the game of Scrabble, though my Grandmother, Sisters, and Father routinely beat me using words I've never heard and often can't pronounce. This week I had an flash of inspiration: describe to our readers the many services we offer at Jensen Films through a scrabble board. We started in 1991 with one humble SVHS video camera. Since those humbe beginnings, we have grown to offering a wide variety of media services, such as Live Streaming, 360 degree Virtual Reality Panoramas, 8mm Film, Drones...and the list goes on! While we began by offering only wedding and event cinematography, much of our work is now also corporate, for companies such as Dignity Health, UPS, and Intel.
We have been honored to receive several national and international awards for our wedding films over the last 25 years. But the greatest compliment of our work comes from our wonderful clients. This Wedding Wire review from the mother of a recent bride married at the Catta Verdera Country Club:
One of my favorite moments of Alysssa and Eric's wedding day was one of the flower girls falling down as Alyssa was walking down the aisle. This was truly a a magical day! Many thanks to photographer Steve Anthony, DJ Larry Burow from Extreme Entertainment, and the helpful staff at the Forest House Lodge.
We recently filmed Merlou and Ryan's Catholic wedding at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament in midtown Sacramento. I've filmed her over 30 weddings at the Cathedral and each time I try and get a unique angle I've never shot before. This time, I brought our 20 foot-high mast and set it up discretely near one of the huge pillars with my tiny GoPro 3 Camera on top. The second video was captured later using the same technique at the reception at the Grand Ballroom a few blocks away. I think the results were spectacular. Below are still frames from the HD video captured by the GoPro:
We have been very blessed to be one of the most referred wedding professionals in the Sacramento region. Many of the venues that refer us also invite us to show our work at thier annual bridal open houses. I love working at these smaller bridal events because it gives us an relaxed atmosphere to meet wedding couples. Here are several events we will be showing at in the coming weeks. We would love to see you there:
January 12 - Scott's Seafood 2nd Annual Wedding Open House, 10-1pm
January 16 - Granite Bay Golf Club Bridal Open House, 5-7:30pm
January 19 - 2014 Delta Wedding Faire - Grand Island Mansion, 11-4pm
January 28 - 2014 Bridal Gown Trends (Sacramento NACE), 6-9pm
February 1st - Monte Verde Inn Open House 11 & 1pm (please call first)
February 23 - Newcastle Wedding Gardens Open House
March 2 - The Firehouse Wedding Showcase, 10-2pm
I particularly loved Stephanie and Ben's heartfelt wedding vows, and combined them at the beginning of this beautiful clip with the First Look. The ceremony and reception were held at a hidden gem of a wedding venue - The Center at 2300 in Sacramento, CA
Whether you are hiring a DJ, a photographer, florist, event planner, or videographer for your wedding or event- a true professional will save you headaches and heartache in the end. I don't know how many events I've attended where the client saved several hundred dollars by hiring a family friend or 'budget' company to DJ- for example- only to have his gear fail, or play the wrong song during the first dance, or offend the guests.
Hiring a creative professional videographer or photographer is also critical, since those precious moving and still images will hold the memory of your day for you and for your loved ones for generations to come. A wedding couple recently hired me to film her wedding a few weeks before her event after the cinematographer she booked for substantially less stopped returning her emails and phone calls. Unfortunately, the bride may lose her entire deposit from that unscrupulous company. (Thanks to Brett Culp for this image link)
This was our first wedding trailer edited in the super-wide Cinemascope 2.35:1 aspect ratio. Robyn & Guido were a great match, and we had a wonderful time capturing the events of the day!
Beth was so radiant on her wedding day this film was easier than most to film and edit. ...and how can you ask for a more beautiful backdrop than the Sierra Nevada Mountains! Many thanks to all the wedding professionals that made this day perfect for Beth and Josh:
One of my most gratifying experiences as a professional wedding cinematographer is the reaction of our wedding couples (and in this case Brittny's mom) after viewing our work:
"OK - I've had a hard time breaking myself away from watching the highlight video of Nick & Brittny's wedding to email you a big THANK YOU!!! I was trying to see if I could actually watch it without shedding a tear, but just gave up. I don't know what to say... It really is a work of art. I truly mean that."
Thanks to all the great wedding professionals who made this such a fun and memorable event:
Event Planning & Design: Tres Fabu Events | Photography: Gino Creglia
DJ/MC: Music & More Entertainment | Photo Booth: Jensen Photo Booth
Venue: Serrano Country Club
For the 2nd year in a row, Jensen Films was voted the #1 Wedding Videographer in the Style Magazine reader's Choice Awards for the Folsom/El Dorado Hills, and the Roseville, Granite Bay and Rocklin Editions. Winners represent the "cream-of-the-crop' for local businesses. Thank you Style Magazine/Real Weddings Magazine readers!