Thank You!

2016 was my biggest year for wedding videography, filming from Sonoma to Pleasanton, all around San Francisco, down to Monterey and Big Sur, and in my own back yard of Santa Cruz. 2017 is shaping up to be even grander... Many thanks to the inspiring couples I've had the privilege to work with! 

Karon & Marek

Karon & Marek held their wedding ceremony overlooking the stunning Crystal Springs Reservoir in Burlingame, California.   They've been together for nearly two decades and it was an honor to film their wedding day with this tight-knit community of friends and family.  I have filmed this group before and they always bring a unique sense of humor and play to their friends' wedding days.

music: Slowly Memory Illumined by A. Taylor & Victory Rose by Lights and Motion

via The Music Bed

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Photographer: Sarah Hoag Photography 

DJ: Shawn at Storm Productions

Venue: Wedgewood Banquet Center 

Centa & J

My friends, Centa and J, got hitched at SF City Hall last week, and they asked me to take candid, unposed photos of their day.   I love shooting in SF and at City Hall, and I'm always eager to work on my photography skills.  Even though I was keen to do a short film for them, as that's my speciality, I couldn't pass this opportunity to document their wedding in a cinema vérité-like, off-the-cuff and playful manner.

Shot along Market Street, SF City Hall, Hotel Palomar and Fort Point

Big changes happening at VA Films. 

A site re-design seemed in order after I moved my studio from the redwoods in the Soquel hills down to an artist community along the north coast of Santa Cruz. From the mountains, to the sea.

 The new neighborhood

The new neighborhood

More to come on this space a little later, but in the meantime, have a look at my latest preview of Ali (my cousin!) and Bo's wedding at Holman Ranch in Carmel, California, filmed last October:

Ali & Bo

Music:  Flight by A. Taylor & Idée Fixe by Carousel

via The Music Bed

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Event planning: Engaged & Inspired

Photographers: Curtis Meyers of Perfect Circle Photography  &  Debbie Vega

Caterer: Paradise Catering

Flowers: Studio Mondine

Cake: Layers Sensational Cakes

Music: Steve Ezzo Entertainment

Hair & Makeup: Jael McGowan